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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of August 5-11, 2013-

South Texas magician enters world of Merlin - Fort Worth Star Telegram
As Joe Douglas shuffled through his bag of tricks, he struggled to choose which one to dazzle his spectators with first. For someone who has been doing magic as long as Douglas, the debate isn't surprising. Then he picked what he thought was just right, grabbing red and blue scarves that he tied into a knot. He blew on the knot and they came apart.
Publ.Date : 5 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Magician from Utica appears on 'America's Got Talent' -
An illusionist and magician from Central New York is stepping into the national spotlight on NBC's "America's Got Talent." You can follow the journey of Utica's own Leon Etienne, and his assistant Romy Low, by tuning in to NBC at 9 p.m. Tuesday as they try to wow their way to a $1 million grand prize and the rights to their own show...
Publ.Date : 6 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Justin Willman uses tech for tricks - USA TODAY
Magician/comedian Justin Willman long ago ditched the top hat and wand for an iPhone, flash drive and computer mouse. Willman, host of the Food Network's Cupcake Wars and upcoming revival of Win, Lose or Draw for the Disney Channel, uses tech to get folks hip to classic magic tricks with a digital twist.
Publ.Date : 6 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Under no illusion why magician is back in town - Blackpool Gazette
Many of us forget the defining moment that set us on our career path. TV magician , comedian and Countdown favourite Paul Zenon hasn’t. He owes it all to the man who made magic back in Blackpool when he was a seaside sorcerer’s apprentice at the aptly named House of Secrets. The late Bill Thompson created tricks and invented illusions at the studio allied to his shop - initially on Central Promenade and later Caunce Street.
Publ.Date : 6 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Dynamo baffles his fans
The magician was recently in Australia, freaking out workers on their lunch breaks with his logic-defying feats in Sydney and Melbourne as part of the "spend your lunch well" campaign aimed at getting workers away from their desks. He can now often be found wowing the celebrity world with his trickery, captured for TV audiences on Dynamo: Magician Impossible on the Seven Network.
Publ.Date : Wed, 07 Aug 2013 22:42:23 -0700

Teen Magician Performance To Benefit SaMo Boys and Girls Club -
Derek McKee,19-year-old magician, will bring his world renowned magic and illusions to Santa Monica’s Pico Playhouse this week. Half of proceeds from his four part magic series beginning Aug. 9-11 will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Monica.
Publ.Date : 7 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Mike Super to perform live at Augustana College -Quad-Cities Online
With a natural talent to entertain and captivate people, Mike Super goes beyond the "trick" and personally connects with the audience on a level they can relate to. Whether it's through television, stage or simply one-on-one, Mike Super's character and humor reaches out and bewitches the public....
Publ.Date : 8 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Magician named Young Queensland Entrepreneur of the Year
Despite setting two Guinness World Records, Ben Bradshaw found himself struggling to book gigs as he set out to establish himself in the magic business. "I was earning $30 a month," he said. "Like a lot of small business operators I was struggling for sales and leads. I was knocking on doors, doing every other marketing method known to man, but it just really wasn't taking off."
Publ.Date : Fri, 09 Aug 2013 00:47:19 -0700

Movie review: Now You See Me is like a magician's Ocean's Eleven - The Cairns Post
As far as movies about magicians go, Now You See Me, which also stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman, is definitely a step up from Steve Carell's The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. However, it's not on the same level as Christopher Nolan's The Prestige...
Publ.Date : 9 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Magician creates magic for Rainbow Stage's Mary Poppins
Fortunately, Winnipeg's own Dean Gunnarson is an internationally renowned magician and escapologist. He was hired on as an illusion consultant for the production and was tasked with figuring out the best way to bring the magical tale to life, on a budget. For Gunnarson, it was a welcome challenge.
Publ.Date : Fri, 09 Aug 2013 11:05:41 -0700

'Now You See Me' Again? Magician Sequel Coming Soon - Moviefone
It didn't take any sleight of hand for the bank-robbing magicians in "Now You See Me" to quietly earn millions at box offices around the world. The Louis Leterrier heist film has snagged $115.6 million in the United States since debuting at the end of May; it's earned even more than that overseas, and it hasn't even opened in Japan, Australia, or China -- the second-largest film market in the world.
Publ.Date : 9 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Surprise hit to get sequel
Director Louis Leterrier's magician heist movie "Now You See Me" is set to be revived for a sequel after becoming a surprise summer hit at the global box office.
Publ.Date : Sat, 10 Aug 2013 11:55:17 -0700

Magician John Tudor to appear in Dawson - The Albany Herald
John Tudor, a magician based out of Columbia, S.C., is set to bring a performance to the Main Street Theatre and Cultural Arts Center in downtown Dawson on Saturday. The show, dubbed "Magic Theater," is expected to include "not just a show of tricks; but an exciting, interactive journey into the world of illusion and magical stories, from around the world and through the ages."...
Publ.Date : 10 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Mount Clemens magician opens new store, hosting family event, pet - Oakland Press
Like magic, a Mount Clemens magician who was forced out of one building in the city’s downtown has reappeared down the block. And to mark the move, ABC Magic Shop owner Dave Schneider will be part of an all-day celebration Saturday featuring free entertainment and fun in the downtown area...
Publ.Date : 10 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700


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