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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of May 13-19, 2013-

‘Magic, the gathering’ - Edison Sentinel
This gathering brought together more than 20 of the state’s top magicians at the Heritage at Clara Barton assisted living facility in Edison on May 1 to celebrate the accomplishments of Carl Bajor. For most of his life, Bajor, 82, hosted trade festivals and coached a swarm of successful magicians, including celebrity magician David Copperfield.
Publ.Date : Mon, 13 May 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Anti-Bullying Success with Kiwi Kids Not Just an Illusion
Having performed for over 700,000 students Elgregoe has become of New Zealand’s top school performers and most celebrated magicians and he is about to visit Taranaki schools to reinforce his anti–bullying message. Elgregoe will visit schools in the Taranaki region on Wednesday 15 May (itinerary listed below) to present his ‘You’ve Got The Power’ show, which teaches children key values and educates them about how to treat others.
Publ.Date : Mon, 13 May 2013 16:27:22 -0700

Photos: Penn Jillette heads into "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice finale" with $350K at stake
Can The Rio headliner magician Penn Jillette pull off the ultimate hat trick and earn a stunning $350,000 that he’s promised to donate to our beloved charity Opportunity Village?
Publ.Date : Mon, 13 May 2013 11:20:17 -0700

Famous magician Ben Murphy to perform in Mongolia UB Post
Famous illusionist and magician Ben Murphy from Australia is set to perform in Mongolia this June. Ben Murphy is an international entertainer, well-known by his exciting shows in which he combines comedy, magic, and illusion. He is a World-Record Holding Illusionist for his incredible death defying escapes inside Houdini’s Chinese Water Torture Cell.
Publ.Date : 14 May 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Filmmakers reveal magician's secretive world - The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.
But don’t expect the documentary to explain just what Ricky Jay has up his sleeves. The secretive artist reveals nothing about how he accomplishes his feats, nor does he speak much about personal matters, except to say that his parents didn’t “get” his obsession with magic. In fact, the only kind memory he has of them is the time they hired the acclaimed Al Flosso, aka The Coney Island Fakir, to perform at his bar mitzvah....
Publ.Date : 15 May 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Ricky Jay documentary reveals his magical life and mentors
Renowned sleight-of-hand magician, actor, author and historian Ricky Jay learned his craft from the best in the field, including Al Fosso, Slydini, Cardini, Dai Vernon and Charlie Miller....
Publ.Date : Thu, 16 May 2013 07:13:57 -0700

Joel Grey to guest star on 'Warehouse 13' -
Joel Grey is to guest star on an upcoming episode of "Warehouse 13," Syfy announced. The "Cabaret" icon will be seen in Monday's episode as "Las Vegas lounge-act magician Monty the Magnificent, who's worked the strip for decades."
Publ.Date : 16 May 2013 00:00:00 -0700

iPad Magician Works Wonders in 'Angry Birds Seasons' Ad
Rovio's latest update to its Angry Birds Seasons game involves a new element called Magic Portals, letting players teleport birds, pigs and other characters from one location in the game to another. To promote this new magical dimension in the Angry Birds franchise, what better spokesperson to appoint than Simon Pierro, world-famous iPad magician?..
Publ.Date : Thu, 16 May 2013 10:26:57 -0700

Young magician scoops three magic awards
Irvine student Andrew Speirs cleaned up at the Scottish magic awards last weekend, claiming an astonishing three trophies. Twenty-year-old Andrew is a music technology student at the University West of Scotland, and manages to fit music around studying and holding down two jobs. To add to the pressure, Andrew’s father – also Andrew Speirs – is the president of Kilmarnock’s Magic Circle.
Publ.Date : Thu, 16 May 2013 20:28:07 -0700

Magic sauteed with science
Magic can only have a magical effect if it evolves with time, says PC Sorcar Jr. who is in the city along with his magician daughter to celebrate 100 years of Indrajaal
Publ.Date : Fri, 17 May 2013 07:06:08 -0700

Magician Rodd is 'close-up' master
A Coleraine magician has proved he is the master of sleight of hand by winning the International Brotherhood of Magicians ‘Irish Ring’ Close-Up Championship in Belfast. Rodd Hogg - who is already being dubbed ‘The Irish Dynamo’ - blew away a top juding panel in the Ramada Hotel at Shaws Bridge to win the coveted award against six other leading Irish magicians.
Publ.Date : Sat, 18 May 2013 00:25:30 -0700


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