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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of August 19-25, 2013-

There's no slowing down for magician Paul Daniels and Debbie - News Shopper
PAUL Daniels does not like to put his feet up. At 75, he has been on screen and in theatres for more than 40 years and is just about to kick off another tour, painfully-titled The First Farewell Tour – From Legend to Leg End. Despite the word ‘farewell’ in the title, the funny man with the magic touch shows no signs of slowing down. The tour runs for 43 performances up to Christmas...
Publ.Date : 19 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Meet Nigeria's New Generation Magician, Enigmagik + His Amazing -
Ever been fascinated by magic? Are you greatly impressed by illusions? Welcome to the world of Enigmagik, and prepare for a buffet! Enigmagik was born on 8th April,1990 into a mixed religion family and comes from the Middle Belt region of Nigeria. He was born and raised up in Abuja, the Capital of Nigeria. He graduated from Newcastle University, UK in 2011 with a Bsc Honours in Biotechnology and has completed his NYSC service.
Publ.Date : 21 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Fear no illusion for Cosentino
As an illusionist, magician and master escape artist, Cosentino is used to looking death in the eye. He was once dropped into Melbourne Aquarium, handcuffed, shackled and locked to a 60kg concrete block with mere minutes to set himself free, and he has been suspended above a flaming set of steel jaws in a straightjacket, ready to be devoured once a thin rope burnt through.
Publ.Date : Wed, 21 Aug 2013 16:50:18 -0700

World famous magician Paul Daniels to embark upon a farewell tour
WORLD-FAMOUS North-East magician Paul Daniels is about to embark upon what could be his very last tour. Joined by his wife, the lovely Debbie McGee, Daniels will soon travel the nation with his First Farewell Tour – From Legend to Leg End. The brand new show – featuring a number of new tricks along with old favourites – will arrive at Darlington’s Civic Theatre on Friday, September 6.
Publ.Date : Wed, 21 Aug 2013 09:19:24 -0700

Fair folks: Magician Keith Raymond - Rapid City Journal
Keith Raymond's first magic props were a magic coloring book and a disappearing silk cloth. "The next thing you know, you have a cargo trailer and multiple big illusions," Raymond, 38, of Rapid City said. He's been a part-time magician for 13 years and a full-time firefighter with the rank of captain at the Rapid City Fire Department for 15 years.
Publ.Date : 21 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Nine South Texas magicians take stage for showcase - Corpus Christi Caller Times
“The original purpose of the competition was actually to settle a personal quarrel that a local magician had with another,” Valdez said. “Everything was going great until the magician who was boasting about being better backed out near the coming day of the event, and we had all these magicians on board ready for judging and watching. None of the other magicians wanted to compete on such short notice, so to take the pressure off I made it into an event where all the magicians can simply entertain by doing what they do without the pressure of feeling like they have to beat someone.”...
Publ.Date : 22 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Magician's performance to benefit displaced dogs, cats - Norman Transcript
A bit of magic will benefit the homeless dogs and cats displaced by the May tornadoes in Cleveland County. Rob Lake, an accomplished illusionist who performs throughout the world, is bringing his show to Norman to benefit Second Chance Animal Shelter and Friends for Folks....
Publ.Date : 22 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Night Court's Harry Anderson Will Perform at a Dallas Magician's ... - Dallas Observer (blog)
It seems Harry Anderson's schedule has loosened up a bit over the last few decades and you're left to wonder what trick hand of fate he's been dealt. The television show he presided over for 8 good years finally crashed back in 1992. Wikipedia says he opened a French Quarter magic shop in the aughts that didn't last long. Now, he's coming to Dallas to headline this weird festival, proving finally that magic does exist.
Publ.Date : 22 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Ricky Jay shares (some) of his secrets in 'Deceptive Practice' -
Ricky Jay is one of America's best-known magicians and one of the world's foremost authorities on theatrical history, sleight-of-hand and gambling. In a documentary screening the next two weekends at Webster U., he remembers the great magicians who shared their craft with him, illusionists such as vaudeville-trained Al Flosso, who performed at Jay's New York bar mitzvah, and dapper Dai Vernon, to whom he apprenticed in his Hollywood hippie years....
Publ.Date : 22 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Presto! Nyack supports Mario the Magician's Kickstarter in a magical ... - The Journal News
There were no rabbits for Mario and Katie Marchese to pull out of a hat. But you might say it was magical the way a community rallied to help them with their latest project...
Publ.Date : 22 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

NMI's Cedrick the Magician wins national award - Marianas Variety
HIS performance as a “nerd” going to class and doing magic won him first place and the People’s Choice award in the 76th Abbott’s Magic Get Together in Michigan on Aug. 9, 2013. 21-year old Jim Cedrick Libut, known as Cedrick the Magician, said he never expected to beat six other magicians from around the world at the convention. It was his first time to attend the event and his first time to join a competition.
Publ.Date : 22 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Todd Gipstein to discuss 'Magician's Choice' Sept. 19 - Norwich Bulletin
Groton resident Todd Gipstein will discuss his new novel, “Magician’s Choice,” at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Groton Senior Center, The book is about a man named Guy and his journey as a carnival magician.
Publ.Date : 22 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700


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