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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of April 22-28, 2013-
Stephen Bargatze receiving his Guest Of Honor plaque from Obie O'BrienStephen Bargatze receiving his Guest Of Honor plaque from Obie O'Brien at the 43rd Annual Fechter's Finger Flicking Frolic Convention held on April 24-27 in Batavia, New York. The 2012 MVP as voted on by the attendees was Dani Da'Ortiz. (4/28/13: A MagicTimes photo).

Celebrity Magician Appreciates Grace of Shen Yun Artists - The Epoch Times
The astounding Velma, queen of illusion (as described on her website), has performed magic on television for those such as David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, and Merv Griffin. When she saw Shen Yun Performing Arts at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on Sunday, she said it was marvelous....
Publ.Date : 21 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Glenview magician loves making kids smile - Glenview Announcements
Randy Bernstein saw his first magic show at a Cub Scout Blue and Gold event when he was seven years old. It was an experience that would lead Bernstein to a love of magic, entertainment and comedy, and to a 25-year career as a magician.
Publ.Date : 23 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0700

A Different Kind of Panhandler: Street Magician Joe Spelton -
Joe Spelton lives his life in seconds. He has only seconds to get someone’s attention, to make someone smile, and in his case, to try to make a living, understanding that he only has small windows of time in which to operate. Spelton is a street magician and busker, and you may have seen him in the past few weeks plying his trade at intersections throughout the city.
Publ.Date : 24 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0700

John Mancuso On His New Venue, the Mad Magician, and Plans to - Riverfront Times
At the beginning of the year, some show announcements put a mysterious new local venue named The Mad Magician on the RFT Music radar. A quick Google Maps street view search revealed that it replaces the former A-B's Place Bar (prior to that, it was M.P. O'Reilly's). We contacted the listed contact, Archfront Media, and got in touch with its proprietor At the beginning of the year, some show announcements put a mysterious new local venue..
Publ.Date : 25 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Today we have a special treat: our friend Tom Meseroll, the Martial Magician, describes his memory palace, and some historical background, below. The order of cards in Tom’s deck is not actually presented accurately … to protect the innocent… and some of Tom’s favorite magic....
Publ.Date : 25 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0700

PR and the art of misdirection
Steve Friedberg -- a good friend, PR guru, magician, and founder of MMICommunications -- was attending a conference for magicians in nearby Batavia, New York, and called to see if I could stop by for a conversation. Steve really likes performing close-up, in-your-face magic, and he's good enough to have been asked to present at the Magic Castle. We've been friends for years and it was a wonderful opportunity to see him in person.
Publ.Date : Fri, 26 Apr 2013 04:22:56 -0700

Cutting-edge magician to perform - Santa Maria Times - Santa Maria Times
For more than a decade, magician John Gabriel has been thrilling audiences with his unique production that combines cutting-edge illusions with a contemporary style. From his beginnings, Gabriel has generated a pop culture following by applying shocking new twists to some of the classics in magic...
Publ.Date : 26 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0700

The Greatest Living Magician - Jewish Daily Forward
Ricky Jay is a polymath of the dark arts. A master of sleight-of-hand and considered by some to be one of the greatest magician living today, he is also a historian of magic, a collector of rare books, a lecturer, a film and television actor, and a co-creator of the firm Deceptive Practices, which supplies “arcane knowledge on a need-to-know basis” to film, TV and theatrical companies by using magic and illusions to solve production challenges.
Publ.Date : 26 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Britain's Got Talent 2013: Magician Aaron Crow uses Ant in daring -Telly Mix
Silent magician Aaron Crow hopes to become the first magic act to impress Simon Cowell and he doesn’t disappoint. Aaron has the audience on the edge of their seats after he pours candle wax in his eyes, covers his face with foil and then walks quietly onto the stage with various sharp objects.
Publ.Date : 26 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0700

7-year-old magician 'has performed 400 shows' - Digital Spy
Apoorva Mali, from Mangalore, India, began practising from the age of 2, and recently scooped an award at the 2013 International Magic Festival, according to the Times of India.
Publ.Date : 26 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Moving Picture: Island Lake magician is shy no more
Mark Doetsch says he used to be shy. You would never know that watching him work a room like he does every Friday night at Gators Wing Shack in Palatine. Weaving his tabletop magic, with his mechanical monkey by his side applauding each trick, he dazzles and entertains patrons. The Island Lake resident claims magic has really brought him out of his shell....
Publ.Date : Fri, 26 Apr 2013 05:00:00 -0700

'Britain's Got Talent': Ant "genuinely terrified" by sword act
Aaron Crow refuses to talk to the judges when he first walks onto the stage, with a producer explaining that he's not speaking because his act is very dangerous and he has to be in a certain mental zone beforehand.
Publ.Date : Fri, 26 Apr 2013 23:43:57 -0700


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