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

David Copperfield's magical relationship with God and Judaism
In the September 9, 1928, edition of the Forverts, a story with the headline “Leading American Magicians are Jews” opened with the following lede: “When a Jew rolls up his sleeves it doesn’t always mean business. It means magic.”
Publ.Date : Mon, 08 Jul 2013 15:24:36 GMT

American magician Criss Angel accuses Dynamo of stealing tricks - The Sun
Criss said: “It’s called stealing. It’s unfortunate that some people have the lack of creativity and ingenuinity to be able to come up with their original stuff. But do you know what? I never look over my shoulder.” He claims that Dynamo – real name STEVEN FRAYNE – pinched his walking on water stunt, and even the way he poses like Jesus... But Dynamo reckons Criss is just attention-seeking. He said: “I have performed over 300 pieces of magic, out of which a small number have also been performed by Criss Angel in a completely different way. Criss walked across a pool whereas I walked across the Thames. “I am from a different generation to him and have no desire to be like him.”
Publ.Date : 8 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Oz Pearlman Can Read Your Mind, but Is He the Next Great Jewish - Tablet Magazine
Investing in running the same vigor he had invested in magic, he researched aerobic base training and tracked his fitness with a heart-rate monitor. Within two years, he’d won a marathon and, inspired by Ultramarathon Man, a motivational memoir by ultrarunning super brand Dean Karnazes, signed up for a 50-mile race, which he won by 26 minutes.
Publ.Date : 9 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Oscar Pistorius to appear on Dynamo's new magic show
Murder suspect Oscar Pistorius is set to appear on on magician Dynamo’s new show despite being charged with killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Publ.Date : Mon, 08 Jul 2013 11:38:44 GMT

The Tricky Business of Copyrighting Magic, Performances, and Tricks of the Trade
And lastly, maybe hope for the magic community as a whole lies in the illusions that haven’t yet been created — in innovating the art form. At least, that’s what Copperfield thinks: “I believe it’s possible to achieve justice in the American court system, but it takes a lot of time, energy, and money. It’s not always worth focusing important bandwidth on that when you can apply the same time and energy to creating something new and different.”
Publ.Date : Tue, 09 Jul 2013 23:03:52 GMT

Magician honoured after receiving honour from his hero - Scottish Daily Record
AN Edinburgh magician has been left spellbound after receiving one of his profession’s highest accolades. Kevin McMahon has been awarded Associate of the Inner Magic Circle with silver star by veteran artist and past president of the Magic Circle, David Berglas. He joins celebrity magicians David Copperfield and Paul Daniels as one of just 300 Inner Circle members worldwide.
Publ.Date : 9 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Magician encourages participants - Selma News
Jeff Jones was at Selma Public Library last Wednesday to perform a magic show as part of the children’s Summer Reading Program, and while he was there the place was anything but quiet. Featuring live animals that included two turtle doves, named Abra and Cadabara, a white rabbit named Cotton Candy and a large pet rat named Ratatouille, Jones entertained his library audience of one-hundred and two kids and forty-nine adults by taking them on a lively and imaginary journey in which the animals disappeared, and then reappeared, in boxes and cages, while loud, pulsating music blasted over the room and LED lights built into the backdrop changed colors...
Publ.Date : 9 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT

ING Direct brings magician Dynamo to Australia for lunch break campaign
The magician will appear as part of a campaign masterminded by media agency UM. Dynamo will perform in Sydney next Thursday and Melbourne on Friday in a campaign aimed at encouraging Australians to make better use of their “disappearing” lunch break...
Publ.Date : Wed, 10 Jul 2013 03:15:35 GMT

Chinese magician conjures up £ 1.2 ma year at his online ' spell - Daily Mail
A Chinese magician has set up an online spell shop that is reportedly earning him more than £100,000 a month. Luo Shun, 32, began his magic business in 2002, but launched his online spell emporium last October to open up his customer base. The magician from Hunan province sells more than 160 spells or products which range in price from £3 to £218.
Publ.Date : 10 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Seven questions with Penn Jillette of 'Penn & Teller,' Vegas - Penn Live
"I wasn't really interested in magic. Almost the contrary. I was a juggler... And then I was so repulsed by magicians I saw on TV and so upset by the scam artists working as magicians, people claiming to be psychics. I wanted nothing to do with them. Then I met Teller and James Randi of the James Randi Educational Foundation, the one who busts all the psychics, [they] taught me that magic could be done morally, and he [Teller] could do the truth while doing things that weren't true and that deal could be made with the audience. The idea of telling the truth through magic is when I got interested. So really, my serious interest in magic starts by meeting Teller."..
Publ.Date : 10 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Magician Dynamo: Samuel L. Jackson was toughest gig - Radio 1
Dynamo has called Samuel L. Jackson "the toughest person I've ever had to perform for"...
Publ.Date : 11 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Meet the New Generation of Jewish Magicians - Jewish Daily Forward
For his part, Max Maven, an iconic mentalist and an authority on Jews in magic, maintains that Jews celebrate intellectual achievement and as such have been traditionally drawn to magic along with stand-up comedy. ...But the primary reason for the large number of Jews in magic (at least historically) was plain old opportunity, which did not exist for Jews in other fields, Maven says. Well-known Jewish magicians existed as far back as the 1700s, but didn’t really come into their own until the mid-to-late-19th century.
Publ.Date : 10 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Is it time for Arsenal's resident magician, Marvin Berglas, to pull some silverware out the hat?
If Arsene Wenger needs some magic on the field this season then he doesn't have to look any further than Arsenal's very own in-house magician. Marvin Berglas has been working at the club since 1993 but the Gunners could use a trick or two having not won a trophy since 2005.
Publ.Date : Fri, 12 Jul 2013 11:08:07 GMT

Comic/magician to appear at EIU
Stand-up comic, magician and ventriloquist Andy Gross will present his "Andy Gross Live" show at 7 p.m. Gross performs more than 160 shows a year at comedy clubs, corporate events, colleges and performing arts centers as well as on cruise ships.
Publ.Date : Sun, 14 Jul 2013 19:19:55 GMT

 

 

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