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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of August 12-18, 2013-

The tricky business of a Santa Monica street performer
Bill Okal's opening line is one of the oldest tricks in the close-up magic book: undersell your talent, then dazzle them with your best cards. "I really only do two tricks," the Bakersfield resident says apologetically to the two families standing in front of him on the Santa Monica Pier on a recent Saturday morning. He taps on three brass demi-cups perched upside down on a weathered cabaret table with pom-pom trim. "One is with cups, which I'm sure you've seen before…. The other, if you're ready for this, is the legendary egg trick of Max Malini!"
Publ.Date : Sat, 03 Aug 2013 09:28:05 -0700

Michael Cuddyer shows off card tricks in New York City
Michael Cuddyer has been a magician at the plate in 2013, leading the Colorado Rockies with a .328 average entering play on Sunday, along with 17 home runs and 66 RBIs... and for good measure was named to the National League All-Star team for the first team as the starting designated hitter for manager Bruce Bochy. Needless to say, he's pretty good at his day job. But what many people may not realize about Cuddyer is that one of his favorite hobbies and greatest talents off the field is performing card tricks. Not just simple card tricks that me or you could off on our friends, but advanced tricks. Some of which he's actually made up on his own.
Publ.Date : Sun, 11 Aug 2013 12:18:11 -0700

Magician June Horowitz celebrates 100th birthday at Abbott's Magic - Mlive Kalamazoo
“She broke the glass ceiling and went on to become the first president of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (in 1987-88),” said Carole ...
Publ.Date : 11 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Miss Manners: Street magician should take the merry path - Washington Post
So beyond meeting whatever requirements and restrictions your city has in order to permit you to perform in public, you must appear to be giving, rather than asking. Miss Manners would think that if you perform your tricks as though you are having a merry time simply amusing yourself, and yet shoot a mischievous smile at anyone who turns your way, you will capture their attention through charm...
Publ.Date : 12 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Louie Foxx and his little helper - KING5.com
The former "America's Got Talent" contestant and current Guinness Book of World Records holder for most bounces of a soap bubble on a finger, has appeared several times on the show, to entertain and educate the audience and viewers about the sublety and comedy surrounding his magic....
Publ.Date : 13 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Magician plans to 'walk on water' - Hong Kong Standard
After a world-record-breaking levitation stunt, internationally renowned local magician Louis Yan Chak-kuen is now ready for his next trick. He plans to walk from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island - on water.
Publ.Date : 13 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Magician BJ Hickman Appears at The Massabesic Audubon Center - Broadway World
The Massabesic Audubon Center Summer Camp children were treated to an educational and entertaining program about Recycling recently. The show, presented by New Hampshire magician BJ Hickman, was sponsored by Waste Management.
Publ.Date : 13 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Performs Trick On Air, Totally Grosses Out Reporters - The Hollywood Gossip
The on-location reporter closes her eyes, a co-anchor actually turns her chair away from the camera. It's all rather hilarious... and totally gross and amazing. How is he doing this?!? Try to watch for yourself now...
Publ.Date : 15 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

This Act Never Gets Old For 'Hawaiian Magician' - Patch.com
He has been entertaining crowds for decades with his bag of tricks and Caledonia's Russ Bellamy is still going strong. From appearances on local television to shows at Disneyland and art festivals, Caledonia's Russ Bellamy has performed all over the country for audiences of all sizes...
Publ.Date : 16 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Guest: Why there are so few women magicians - The Seattle Times
Magic is the territory where men shove women in boxes, chop them up and set them on fire while an audience applauds, writes guest columnist Maritess Zurbano....
Publ.Date : 16 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Trending: Magician Katherine Mills - Daily Mail
She’s magic – but she’s nobody’s assistant. Unanimously voted into the Magic Circle (only about seven per cent of its members are female), Ascot-born Katherine is the most glamorous female magician since…well, ever. If you’ve got children under ten, they’ll know her as one of the regular magicians from the hit CBBC show Help! My Supply Teacher is Magic, which also had a sellout live run at London’s Southbank Centre.
Publ.Date : 17 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Is this the best after school job ever? - Herald Sun
Dane Certificate has been captivating the young and young at heart with tricks and illusions. "It is about imagination and using illusion to create something surreal and dreamlike," Certificate said. Having performed for adults he was inspired to start children's shows having seen the joy his tricks gave his neighbour's son. It was this enthusiasm for magic that has prompted him to host a competition for an apprentice aged six to 13.
Publ.Date : 18 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

 

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