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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of January 27-February 3, 2013-

Magician performs in Greenfield to support reading
Comic Magician Norm Barnhart is coming to entertain young and old alike with his with his sleight of hand, crazy magic tricks, and a message about the excitement of reading. Norm will be at Salem Lutheran School in Greenfield on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 3:30 p.m. Salem is hosting a family fun afternoon with Magic Norm as the main event.
Publ.Date : Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:21:50 -0800

Magician teaches the importance of reading through magic
Mike Hamilton, whose show "Magic With A Message" won a 2009 Best of State award, was at the school to amaze, educate and inspire students to read. Hamilton has been doing magic for 20 years and has entertained more than 72,000 children in schools throughout the state.
Publ.Date : Sat, 26 Jan 2013 10:07:16 -0800

Magician entertains students with humor, magic in Forum Hall - Kansas State Collegian
Forum Hall filled quickly on Friday as students filed in to see Derek Hughes, comedian and magician. UPC After Hours concluded its semester kickoff Winter Week of Welcome activities on Friday with a magic show for students to enjoy after the first week of classes...
Publ.Date : 27 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0800

Annenberg manager moonlights as magician - Daily Trojan Online
When students at the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism check out equipment from Jim Yoder, the audio-visual technologies manager, they might be greeted by a card trick. After all, Yoder has been practicing magic since he was 8 years old. Most people find their passions when they are young, and Yoder was no exception. He became interested in magic after he started to watch a TV show called The Magic Land of Allakazam...
Publ.Date : 27 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0800

Magician applies skills to rehab, education - The News Herald
Kevin Spencer of Spencers: Theatre of Illusion, is taking his magic to the children. Spencer spent a year in rehabilitation after a bad car accident and said he found long-term rehab can be frustrating and boring. “I found about 50 noncommercial magic tricks that combine the same therapeutic goals as traditional therapy,” Spencer said...
Publ.Date : 27 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0800

Canadian magician wows Taipei with science-based magic - Focus Taiwan News Channel
Canadian magician Billy Kidd astounded a Taipei audience Friday with a routine of science-based tricks during an event to promote a new TV series that purports to "fuse science with magic."Kidd demonstrated several routines, including how to pick up a glass full of rice with a knife and command a straw to spin, to the awe of some 300 magic fans and children....
Publ.Date : 28 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0800

Stranger Than Fiction: The Magician's War - seviercountynews
For this great display of magic he sent the man now regarded as the father of modern magic Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin. Born in France in 1805, Robert-Houdin was the preeminent conjuror who defined magic and took it from the marketplace, where many magicians performed, to the theaters where he sold out performances regularly.
Publ.Date : 28 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0800

Magician retires, auctions off tricks
After 65 years of practicing magic, Dick DeYoung is hanging up his top hat and passing on his tricks. DeYoung, 83, recently began the process of auctioning off his more than 100 magic items that nearly filled the basement and garage of his Sheboygan Falls home. "I love magic and I still love to perform," DeYoung told The Sheboygan Press, "but it got to be too big of a production at this stage in my life."
Publ.Date : Mon, 28 Jan 2013 02:16:34 -0800

Magician Criss Angel to Star in Spike TV Docuseries
Spike TV is getting into the magic business. The network is teaming with Criss Angel for an 11-episode series featuring new illusions and what it dubs as "apparent supernatural abilities." Over the hourlong episodes, Angel will attempt new "demonstrations" never attempted by any mystifier in history. What's more, he'll also for the first time reveal the creative process behind the magic, letting the audience in to the "think tank" where his team prepares for some of his trademark illusions.
Publ.Date : Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:35:58 -0800

TV magician brings box of tricks to the Core -Northampton Chronicle & Echo
Following a sensational run in BBC1’s hit show The Magicians, Pete Firman will bring an all new box of tricks to The Core at Corby Cube next week. The Middlesbrough boy will be bringing his show Hoodwinker to Corby as part of a tour, including the blend of comedy and jaw-dropping magic for which he has become known. He has a loyal following of fans due to three previous national tours as well as his appearance on the programme The Magicians...
Publ.Date : Tue, 29 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0800

Steve Carell and Jim Carrey Boast Silly Magic Tricks in 'Burt Wonderstone' International Trailer
Steve Carell and Jim Carrey show off their skills as professional magicians in an international trailer for "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone". In it, Carell plays an old-schooled magician who masters old tricks that don't really wow his audience. Portraying a more modern magician, Carrey appears as a rival who does silly-but-entertaining tricks, such as holding pee for twelve days and spending a night on red hot coals.
Publ.Date : Wed, 30 Jan 2013 20:08:25 -0800

Magician Luis Carreon to Perform at Magic Inc., - Broadway World
Luis Carreon, a Chicago-based magician, has announced two performances of his original solo show, Bending Minds and Bending Dreams, at one of the most renowned magic shops in the country, Magic Inc.
Publ.Date : 30 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0800

At Staten Island's PS 53, it's 'Mike the Magician' to the rescue -
The school reached out to one of its graduates (Class of 1972), children's author Mike Sherman, a.k.a. "Mike the Magician". When he heard of the damage wrought by Sandy, Sherman was eager to work his magic for his alma mater as a benefit for the affected families. Apparently, laughter and lighthearted spirit was just the right medicine...
Publ.Date : 30 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0800

Peter Firman - a born show-off - Manchester Evening News
Comedy magician Pete Firman was a born show-off but it took a deck of cards to bring it out of him. “I don’t think I asked my parents to buy me a magic set,” says the Middlesbrough-born 32-year-old, “but once they did, I devoured it. “I would make them sit down and watch me perform every trick in the set, probably a three hour magic show! The next step was to take the set into school. My first year of secondary school, I won the talent show, and then I won it again. Then they said, ‘Come on Pete, let the recorder group have a go!’.”..
Publ.Date : 01 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0800

Magician helping to make bullying disappear (video)
Magician Mike Seege performs at schools across Western New York and around the country. He weaves magic tricks with anti-bullying messages.
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Feb 2013 04:45:15 -0800

Olivia Wilde As A Showgirl And A Magician
Olivia Wilde is amping up the sexy factor in two new photos that have just hit the web; one is for Vanity Fair’s “Hollywood Issue”, in which she’s depicted as a gorgeous, feather-clad showgirl, and the other is the promotional poster for “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone”.
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Feb 2013 06:37:29 -0800

Magician wants to prove he's got talent - LaSalle News Tribune
Spring Valley magician, Cory Leonard, auditioned for the television show “America’s Got Talent” at the open tryouts in Chicago and is waiting to hear if he made the cut. Leonard made an auditions tape for last year’s season but never heard back. Three weeks ago he saw the open auditions for season eight were being held at the McCormick Center in Chicago and decided to attend. “I realized it was about personality,” said Leonard. “I decided; I’m doing it this year.”..
Publ.Date : 01 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0800

Magician gives show for a good cause - Colorado Springs and Pueblo News
A teen magician makes a stop in Pueblo for a great cause! Derek McKee is only 18, but he's a fully trained magician. He travels and uses his magic "powers" for good. Today's show will see a portion of proceeds go to the Suicide Prevention Center....
Publ.Date : 02 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0800


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