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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of March 11-17, 2013-

SHOCKING SHOW: Edisto Co-op enlists magician to teach North ... - The Tand D.com
For the second year in a row, AEC took magic on the road to teach students about electrical safety. Magician Scott Davis’ magic show touches on the serious matter at hand. His program, “Making Accidents Disappear,” is an educational and entertaining, showing children the importance of electrical safety by utilizing humor and slight of hand...
Publ.Date : 10 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Movie Magicians: Our 14 Favorite Illusionists in Film History - Moviefone
Since the dawn of cinema, movies and magic have gone hand in hand. One of film’s most important pioneers, Georges Melies, was even a stage illusionist before discovering motion pictures. And the profession of magician has been a focus for great movies ever since by the likes of Christopher Nolan, Ingmar Bergman, Jacques Tati, and Sir Richard Attenborough. We’ve selected 14 of our favorite magic-makers in film below....
Publ.Date : 12 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Retired Hucclecote magician will revisit old tricks to make maths fun ... - This is Gloucestershire
RETIRED magician Dougie Gibbard will revisit some of his most memorable tricks in an attempt to make maths fun for schoolchildren. The illusionist will turn 78 this summer – 63 years after he donned a magic wand and deck of cards for the first time.
Publ.Date : 12 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Neuro-magic: Magician uses magic tricks to study the brain's powers of perception and memory
A magician is using his knowledge of magic theory and practice to investigate the brain's powers of observation. Hugo Caffaratti, engineer and semi-professional magician from Barcelona, Spain, has embarked on a PhD with the University of Leicester's Centre for Systems Neuroscience.
Publ.Date : Tue, 12 Mar 2013 19:22:52 GMT

Watford man named best close-up magician by Magic Circle - Watford Observer
A Watford conjurer has been named the best close-up magician by the Magic Circle, having twice come runner up. TJ Shoesmith, a member of the Watford Association of Magicians, won the competition, which held in the Magic Circle’s headquarters in London, on March 4...
Publ.Date : 13 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Koltnow: Copperfield talks magic, movies - OCRegister
David Copperfield says he has always loved movies as much as he loves magic, and his museum includes props and artifacts from many classic films, including "Citizen Kane." Despite a hectic schedule divided between his nightly show at the MGM Grand and touring the world, the 56-year-old illusionist lends his expertise whenever Hollywood calls. Well, Hollywood called for the new Steve Carell comedy "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," which opens Friday...
Publ.Date : 13 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Local magician continues to innovate, amaze - Daily Illini
Although performing card tricks, communicating with the dead, reading minds, shoving nails from cheek to cheek or escaping from chains may be unusual for some, this is business as usual for David der Geist, or Jace Hoppes, if referred to by his real name...
Publ.Date : 13 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Magician Daniel Martin performs at Casper College - Casper Star-Tribune Online
Daniel Martin, named 2012 Best Live Novelty Performer by Campus Activities Magazine, brings his blend of magic, exhilarating escapes and sarcastic improve to Casper College....
Publ.Date : 14 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Icelandic Magician saws himself in half for a World Record - News of Iceland
Einar Mikael, Icelandic illusionist, will attempt to set a World Record this coming September for making the most illusions in 3 minutes. Three of the biggest World Record books will be there to verify the act, including Guinnes World Records...
Publ.Date : 14 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Street magicians do tricks for fun - VietNamNet Bridge-Mar 15, 2013
They are members of a growing group of street magicians who, unlike professional magicians, do magic tricks for fun rather than to earn a living. The street musicians use no sound systems or stage lights. They go by nicknames: Long Kaito, Lee Adrian, Joker Boy, Nam Nie, KT Magic. According to fans, street magic has been popular in Viet Nam since 2001, when Adrian Lee Viet Anh, otherwise known as "Mixed Blood Sorcerer", gave his first performance at Ly Thai To Square, near Hoan Kiem Lake in the heart of the capital city...
Publ.Date : Fri, 15 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT

REVIEW: 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone'
You’ve seen where a magician calls for a volunteer from the audience, and then once on stage puts that person into a deep sleep, right? The magician movie “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” does that to an entire audience.
Publ.Date : Fri, 15 Mar 2013 20:44:15 GMT

Ask a Magician : How Hard Is It to Make It in the Illusion Game These Days?
It’s no secret that Hollywood loves magic, but that love is typically expressed in the guise of Harry Potter–esque wizards or Oz-like witches. This weekend’s Incredible Burt Wonderstone, however, takes the profession to its goofiest extremes, using magic's cheesier elements to portray a caricature of an industry that is already, to some, easily mocked.
Publ.Date : Fri, 15 Mar 2013 22:30:42 GMT

Jim Carrey finds magic tricks 'frustrating' -Irish Independent
The Canadian actor, who portrays street magician Steve Gray in magic comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, admitted that he liked watching the illusions but got annoyed when he couldn't work out how they were done.
Publ.Date : Fri, 15 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Sleaford magician Scott Perry to appear on ITV's Alan Titchmarsh ... - This is Lincolnshire
Magician Scott Perry will make his television debut on The Alan Titchmarsh Show on ITV1 on Friday, March 15. You can see the 25-year- old from Sleaford, right, being interviewed by Titchmarsh during the programme, which airs at 3pm, and also performing some of his trademark tricks which are generating so much interest for the rising star.
Publ.Date : Fri, 15 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT

'Wonderstone' conjures a laugh or two
What follows is a movie with recognizable outlines: plentiful jokes about bad taste, some outrageous sight gags, a soft heart and the eventual redemption of its obnoxious protagonist.
Publ.Date : Sat, 16 Mar 2013 22:42:14 GMT

No Magic in "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone"
Jim Carrey provides exactly what is expected: gross humor that's heavy on facial contortions. Alan Arkin is great to watch but doesn't play a strong enough role to be the hero of the film and bring it home. The last third of the film is very funny but not enough to tie it all together.
Publ.Date : Sun, 17 Mar 2013 04:11:46 GMT

 

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