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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of July 15-21, 2013-

Magician keeps summer readers laughing
Magician Jeff Wawrzaszek of Ann Arbor entertained hundreds of young readers with humorous sleight of hand techniques at the Livonia Public Library this week as part of its summer reading program, Dig Into Reading.
Publ.Date : Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:32:55 -0700

Abracada-bros: Magicians from Around the Globe Gather at Phoenix - College Times
Abracadabra. Shazam. Hocus Pocus. Presto. Alakazam. These magic words, spoken by magicians from all over the world have wowed crowds and bewildered the minds of millions for decades. Now, for short a time only, special invitees and fellow members of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (I.B.M.) can attend the International Brotherhood of Magicians Convention right here in Phoenix for a chance to peak further into the world of magic and entertainment...
Publ.Date : Tue, 16 Jul 2013 20:40:00 -0700

Watch him pull a USDA-mandated rabbit disaster plan out of his hat
Late Tuesday, after a Washington Post article on Hahne was posted online, the Agriculture Department announced that the disaster-plan rule would be reexamined. “Secretary [Tom] Vilsack asked that this be reviewed immediately and common sense be applied,” department spokeswoman Courtney Rowe said in an e-mail message.
Publ.Date : Tue, 16 Jul 2013 20:40:00 -0700

VIDEO: Magician Sarah has judges spell-bound - Shields Gazette
Sarah Lloyd worked for the Inland Revenue before deciding to become a full-time magician under the stage name Magic Myrtle. Her daring move has paid off after she conjured up success in the Martin Duffy Children’s Entertainer of the Year awards last week...
Publ.Date : Tue, 16 Jul 2013 20:40:00 -0700

Magician Melinda Saxe is happy to be back onstage after taking - Las Vegas Sun
Taking a break was something I will never regret, although it was exciting to return to the stage as “Melinda, The First Lady of Magic” after becoming Melinda, Mom of Magic. And let me tell you, parenthood takes a healthy dose of abracadabra at times!
Publ.Date : 17 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Barry defends his 'messages from dead' stunt -
KEITH Barry has defended a controversial new part of his stage show in which he pretends to contact the dead relatives of his audience in an attempt to highlight bogus psychics....
Publ.Date : 17 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Full-length indie documentary "Building Magic" in the works (Video)
The five minute short film, Building Magic, which follows NYC street performer Mario the Magician, is being developed into an hour long documentary. Kal, the director behind the film, and Katie, Mario’s wife, are asking for donations via in order make the feature documentary possible. They hope that the full-length film will expand on the five minute short by exploring Mario’s pre-magician days, when he sought to find himself by hitchhiking across the United States.
Publ.Date : Thu, 18 Jul 2013 09:49:17 -0700

Cleveland area magician wins award - Mankato Free Press
Relying purely on word-of-mouth advertising and referrals, Jack Stouten performs once or twice a week throughout the year. He's comfortable working his family-friendly show in a variety of settings -- from senior clubs and elementary schools to corporate events and birthday parties) -- and customizes each show for the audience....
Publ.Date : 18 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Assertions: Christian Magicians Rise to Defend Themselves as Not - Crossmap
Christian magicians are rising to defend themselves against assertions made by a Christian Post columnist that the performance of magic may involve the occult. They are upset with columnist Dan Delzell's opinion that the U.K.-based magician Dynamo's illusion of levitating alongside a red London double decker bus was real. Delzell related the performance to "witchcraft and contact with evil spirits, and the presumption that the art of magic is a gateway to demonic involvement."...
Publ.Date : 18 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Dynamo aka British magician Steven Frayne arrives in Sydney - The Daily Telegraph
DYNAMO is here at last. Britain's favourite magician has lobbed in Sydney and so if the Harbour Bridge or the Opera House temporarily vanishes, you'll know why. But how much do you know about him and how many of his amazing tricks have you seen, that have wowed London, New York, Rio de Janeiro and celebrities who include Manchester United skipper Rio Ferdinand and Lindsay Lohan?..
Publ.Date : 17 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Film fest bonus 'Deceptive Practice' spotlights magician, actor Ricky - St. Louis Jewish Light
Ricky Jay is a preeminent sleight-of-hand magician, historian of magic and oddities, author and actor, but the man with the cards himself is more a mystery. In “Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay,” the magician reveals a bit of himself but more about how he learned all those tricks, along with something of the history of magic in the past century...
Publ.Date : 17 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Move over Dynamo - Southampton's magicians show how it's done - Daily Echo
And this is an important aspect of the club. It is a place where people go not just to learn literally the tricks of the trade but also the craft that goes into being a good magician – and that, say the AWS members, is all about showmanship.
Publ.Date : 20 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Dig Into Magic with popular magician Steve Crawford at the Altus - Altus Times
“Dig Into Magic” has it all and it will be at the Altus Public Library Thursday, July 25 at 2 p.m. when magician Steve Crawford brings his entertaining program to the library. Read more: Altus Times - Dig Into Magic with popular magician Steve Crawford at the Altus Public Library ...
Publ.Date : 21 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Magician's split-man prank is half frightful and all hilarious - msnNOW
The man sawed in half is the go-to trick of every hokey carnival magician, but it's not often you see it taken out for a walk. So you can imagine the reactions of people seeing Andy Gross approaching them in two pieces (with the requisite scary growl) might run the gamut from sheer terror to mild amusement to doubling over in laughter.
Publ.Date : 21 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0700


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