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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of April 8-14, 2013-

Photos: Magicians Penn & Teller get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame - San Jose Mercury News
American illusionists and entertainers Penn and Teller received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 05, 2013 in Hollywood, California...
Publ.Date : 05 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Hey presto! The slick new face of magic The Independent
Heads will roll, jewellery will vanish and large denomination bank notes will get ripped to shreds today – all in the name of entertainment. Britain's finest hocus-pocus merchants will be responsible for the mayhem when they challenge for the title of Young Magician of the Year today. The teenage contestants are at the forefront of a major revival of magic taking hold among a new generation...
Publ.Date : 07 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Magician Mat LaVore puts audience members in trance - Red and Black
Mat LaVore was going to be performing hypnosis on five other audience members and myself. Earlier tricks in the night had been impressive. In a tribute to Harry Houdini, we watched LaVore swallow needles and thread, while regurgitating it into one piece...
Publ.Date : 07 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Reveen the Impossibilist dead at 77 -
Reveen the Impossibilist, a master hypnotist and illusionist, has died. Born in Australia in 1935, Peter Reveen passed away Monday morning in Las Vegas. He died as a result of complications due to diabetes and dementia, according to the obituary posted on his website. He was well-known throughout Atlantic Canada, presenting shows for decades in cities across the East Coast. Over his 50-year career he presented 6,000 live performances throughout Canada, the U.S., Australia and the United Kingdom...
Publ.Date : 08 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Barry and Stuart, Two of the Darkest, Weirdest Magicians - LA Weekly
Our poor server might have been less horrified if she'd known I was dining with Barry Jones and Stuart MacLeod, the famous young Scottish magician duo known for their gory dark humor and their penchant for sharing their secrets with their audiences. Jones and MacLeod are in town this week to do their first show for the American public at Largo tonight at 8 p.m.
Publ.Date : 08 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Care About This: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell Will Be A Miniseries - Crushable
The basic idea of this wonderful book is thus: it’s set in early 1800s London, where there used to be magicians who had great power and could do real magic. But gradually, over time, all the magic sort of…drained out of the countryside, until it was more a club of old men getting together to talk about the glory days.
Publ.Date : 08 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Magicians allege bias at Ugadi Puraskars - The Hindu
Samala Venu, president of All India Magicians Academy, representing the interests of about 3,500 artistes in the country including 400 in Andhra Pradesh, has regretted that the State had ignored them in the award of Ugadi Puraskars...
Publ.Date : 09 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Why Dynamo is pure hip-hop magic
He's the latest magician to the stars, but the streetwise illusionist is also recruiting an army of new young people to his art...
Publ.Date : Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:45:15 -0700

Magician gives family-friendly 'tribute to Houdini'
Gunness World Champion escapologist Mario Manzini will perform a family-friendly magic show, "Tribute to Houdini," at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. in DeKalb. In Manzini's interactive show, he will invite audience members onstage to help with a number of escapes – strapping him into a straitjacket, tying him to a chair with 100 feet of rope, locking him into 15 or more pairs of police handcuffs and shackles, locking him in chains, locking him inside a mail bag and tying him in a sack. The show will also feature other magic tricks and illusions.
Publ.Date : Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:51:10 -0700

Adrien Brody to Become Magician
The channel called History, formerly known as The History Channel, is developing a miniseries about Harry Houdini that will star Oscar-winner Adrien Brody as the famous magician.
Publ.Date : Wed, 10 Apr 2013 15:01:39 -0700

Watch Comedy Magician Mike Hammer on The Will Edwards Show -
Comedy Magician and Four Queens headliner Mike Hammer was special guest on The Will Edwards Show in an episode that will air on May 31 at 1am on MY LVTV, Cox Channel 12 and Direct TV Channel 21. Hammer talked about his show, The Mike Hammer Comedy Magic Show, and performed an amazing memory stunt with a deck of cards...
Publ.Date : 10 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Watch: Second Fun Trailer for 'Now You See Me' Magician Heist Movie - First Showing
Summit's magicians have made a second full-length trailer for Now You See Me appear on Apple this afternoon, to keep the buzz going for this summer movie. Starring one hell of an ensemble cast, Now You See Me is about a group of magicians (or illusionists) who team up as the "Four Horsemen", robbing banks during their shows and raining money over the audience...
Publ.Date : 10 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Documentary about magician Ricky Jay - Boing Boing-Apr 11, 2013
The new documentary about esteemed magician, magic historian, and actor Ricky Jay opens next week at New York City's Film Forum with screenings in many other cities to follow in May and June....
Publ.Date : 11 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Iranian magician to make Bitexco building disappear - Tuoitrenews
Tony Hassini, a famous magician and one of the mentors of David Copperfield and Mahdi Moudini, told the media on Monday that this young illusionist, who started to study magic at the age of five and has worked for 28 years as a magician, will perform many interesting feats, such as making buildings disappear in a wink, walking on water, and escaping from a huge basin of water...
Publ.Date : 11 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Magician Joe Holiday Coming to Comedy Stop - Atlantic City Weekly (blog)
The Comedy Stop Café and Cabaret has announced an all-new, family-friendly magic show at 6:30pm starting Thursday, May 16. Magician and Atlantic City native Joe Holiday will bring his internationally acclaimed show to the Comedy Stop six nights a week (no show on Wednesdays)...
Publ.Date : 11 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT

How's tricks? - Winnipeg Free Press
When professional magician Steve Chmara was a teenager, he staged a show in his basement for a few of his high school chums. After a series of card tricks and some sleight of hand, Chmara announced his finale -- an ominous-sounding stunt called Disecto.
Publ.Date : 13 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Dave Bidini: Reveen The Impossibilist and the importance of magic - National Post
He told me how his dad had grown up with an alcoholic father and how his mother had left when Peter Reveen was only five. When he turned eight years old, Ty’s dad encountered the owner of a magic shop in Adelaide, Australia, who taught him a few tricks. Suddenly, the darkness of the young man’s home grew bright, the behaviour of his father less oppressive. The fledgling performer left Oz in 1961 before settling in Chilliwack, B.C., where he did his first shows, eventually folding hypnotism into his act and hanging the term, “The Impossibilist,” behind his last name...
Publ.Date : 13 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT


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