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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of November 26-December 2, 2012-

Mystique Theatre sets stage for new changes - LocalNews8
Magician Terry Commons had a vision to build a majestic theater where people could gather together over a festive feast while live entertainment performs in front of the dinner guests. And 15 years ago, he did just that. But today, Commons is announcing he will be stepping down as the owner and father of the Mystique Dinner Theatre in Chubbuck...
Publ.Date : 26 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0800

Neil Patrick Harris Has Magic to Do, Directing Nothing to Hide ... -Playbill
Neil Patrick Harris, a fan of magic since his childhood, directs Nothing to Hide, a unique theatrical event featuring sleight-of-hand artists Derek DelGaudio (2011 Close-Up Magician of the Year) and Helder Guimarães (2011 Parlour Magician of the Year). Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles presents the engagement Nov. 27-Jan. 6, 2013.
Publ.Date : 27 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0800

French Magician And Comedian Eric Antoine Announces One-Off ... - Stereoboard
French superstar Eric Antoine has announced a one-off gig in London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire today, as the ‘greatest magician in the world’ makes his way to Britain for a rare UK performance. The 36 year-old is a massive star in France, famous for his mixture of magic and comedy - something which has earnt him the title of ‘the humorillusioniste’. A star of television and stage, Antoine’s shows have earned him huge amounts of critical acclaim wherever he plays, and this show in May next year will be no different...
Publ.Date : 27 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0800

Derek DelGuadio and Helder Guimarães Created the Most Popular... - LA Weekly
The magicians in question are Helder Guimarães and Derek DelGaudio, who performed together at the Magic Castle's Peller Theater during a weekend in January. The show proved so popular that they brought it back in June, and then again in August and September. Celebrities like Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes could be found milling around the bar outside, clamoring for a spot in the 50-seat theater...
Publ.Date : 28 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0800

Jewell Cardwell: Magician's assistant Huntley dead at 106 - Akron Beacon Journal
Miss Huntley, who toured the country for 44 years as a magician’s assistant, working with the late John W. Frye on the vaudeville circuit, always maintained silence regarding how the magic tricks were performed.
Publ.Date : 28 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0800

Taiwanese magician makes bread grow out of his hands [VIDEO] -Daily Caller
Taiwanese magician “Yif Magic” makes bread grow out of his hands. French croissants and baguettes, no less. It’s really fun to watch if you aren’t initially creeped out by the image of baked goods shooting out from his limbs...
Publ.Date : 28 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0800

Magician comes to Gatehouse - The Galloway Gazette
A performance by Murray the Magician is Good, clean, old-fashioned entertainment but with a dark twist in conjunction with The Bakehouse, the Mill on the Fleet brings one of the most exciting mystery performers touring today to the Mill to present his new show “1923”. From the golden era when Houdini ruled the stage and Spiritualism ruled the soul - an incredible mix of mind-reading, death-defying acts and escapes.
Publ.Date : 28 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0800

An earlier video of him shocking people with the stunt racked up... - Daily Mail
The stunt meets with mixed reactions in the video footage, with some witnesses screaming, some laughing, and others simply gaping in shock. The magician has not revealed just how he performs the trick, which sees his upper body remain upright while his head 'drops' into his hands.
Publ.Date : 29 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0800

Got to believe in magic - Sun.Star
The gathering of magicians that Philippines convened was the ninth. The first AMA convention was held in 2004 in Shenzhen, China, which hosted again in 2006. Bangkok, Thailand was host two times: in 2005 and 2008. Magicians also convened in Hong Kong twice: in 2007 and last year. The remaining two venues were Jong So, China in 2009 and Toba, Japan in 2010. IMC is a member of the Hong Kong-based AMA. Its main objective is to uplift the standards of magic performance in the Philippines. It also aspires to gain better public appreciation of the craft as an entertainment....
Publ.Date : 29 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0800

It's tough to make the cut in Las Vegas - Calgary Herald
"I couldn't break into Vegas," he recalled in a recent interview. "I was already on network TV but for some reason I couldn't get in -- I mean, Tom Jones didn't want me as an opening act. I just couldn't break in." Eventually, Copperfield found a way -- Bill Cosby caught his show and offered him a co-headlining spot. And now, he's one of the premiere attractions on a Las Vegas strip dotted with more stars than a planetarium...
ubl.Date : Fri, 30 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0800

Did a TV show host set a magician on fire because he thought he was a witch-doctor? - New Statesman
Shocking footage has emerged on YouTube of a magician being attacked and badly injured by the host of a TV show on which he was a guest. In an apparently spontaneous gesture, the man (who has been named as Franklin Barazarte) who is both host and producer of a talk-show in the Dominican Republic, doused 29-year old Wayne Houchin with a flammable liquid and set it on fire.
Publ.Date : Fri, 30 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0800

Magician's Head Set On Fire In TV Prank
Wayne Houchin was appearing on a show in the Dominican Republic when, in an apparently unscripted prank, its host dropped flammable liquid on his head, setting him alight.
Publ.Date : Fri, 30 Nov 2012 11:06:37 -0800

Magician's head set on fire during TV show to 'rid him of evil spirits'
American Wayne Houchin was in the Dominican Republic to promote his Curiosidades show when he suffered severe burns after a TV chat show host poured burning cologne over his head. The show's crew rushed onto the set to douse the blaze, and Houchin was taken to a nearby hospital.
Publ.Date : Fri, 30 Nov 2012 08:01:04 -0800

Magic Carnival to feature top guns[1]| - China Daily
Held by the Ministry of Culture, China Federation of Literary and Art Circles, and Beijing Municipal Government, the carnival started with an eye-dazzling opening ceremony, featuring performances from the world's top magicians, including Danny Cole from the United States, Richard Forget from Canada, and Yann Frisch and Jerome Jonas Helfenstein from France. Beijing magician Li Ning, the only Asian magician to won the Gold Magic Stick Award in 2007, made models appear out of thin air when the show starts. After him, Yu Ho-jin from South Korea wowed the audience with fast-changing poker cards....
Publ.Date : Fri, 30 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0800

Now you see it, now you don't; Magician, illusionist performs at CPAC - Sahuarita Sun
A black top hat, a rabbit and a magic wand are typical tools of the trade for magicians, but Mike DeSchalit will bring a whole lot more in his bag of tricks when he performs Monday night, Dec. 10, at the Community Performance and Art Center...
Publ.Date : Fri, 30 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0800

US Magician Burned on Dominican TV Show
Chico, California-native Wayne Houchin said he is receiving treatment for burns that doctors are cautiously optimistic will not result in scars. A Sunday statement on his Facebook page says he is "resting, healing & working through the legal process" in the Caribbean nation, where he had been performing with a group of fellow magicians.
Publ.Date : Sun, 02 Dec 2012 16:11:30 -0800

Magician Set On Fire During Dominican TV Appearance; Magic Community Calls The Incident A 'Criminal Attack' [VIDEO]
Houchin seemed surprised when one of the hosts poured what looked like a flammable liquid on his head before his hair went ablaze and later wrote on his Facebook page that the “attack” was not a planned part of the stunt. The video of the incident has since gone viral, with many viewers arguing over which entertainer was more at fault...
Publ.Date : Sun, 02 Dec 2012 07:46:51 -0800

Imagine: A Must See Act Of Ilusion - Eye On Annapolis
Imagine…a world class magician and illusionist performing to a sold out small crowd. No strings, no fog, no mirrors, and no trick lighting. Just you, about 49 others in a small venue trying to figure out what just happened. Imagine, the show by Maryland illusionist Michael Kaminskas will be wrapping up a very limited engagement at the Loews Annapolis Hotel for the next two Thursdays–December 6th and 13th.
Publ.Date : Sun, 02 Dec 2012 07:46:51 -0800


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