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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of August 26-September 1, 2013-

The Magician's Retreat - VICE
Several years ago, the magician David Copperfield issued a press release stating he’d discovered the fountain of youth on his private islands in the Bahamas. “We found this liquid that in its simple stages can actually do miraculous things,” Copperfield claimed. “You can take dead leaves, they come into contact with the water, they become full of life again. Bugs or insects that are near death come in contact with the water, they fly away. It’s an amazing thing, very exciting.”..
Publ.Date : 20 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Men are more creative than women... that's why they are better at - Daily Mail
Magician Paul Daniels says men dominate his profession because they are ‘more creative’ than women. The 75-year-old, who started teaching himself tricks at the age of 11, blamed a female obsession with fashion, saying this led to girls giving up toys at a younger age than boys, focusing instead on clothes.
Publ.Date : 25 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Hospital Magicians Bring Smiles to Young Patients -
Kelly Folliard begins every trip to Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital like this -- donning a cape, sanitizing her equipment, greeting each patient and guest and asking for permission to show some tricks.
Publ.Date : 25 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Dennis “The Magician” Milton Makes a Reappearance - Sports Media 101
Nicknamed "The Magician" due to his performance of basic tricks while on trips as an amateur, Milton's magic carried into the ring. He won four consecutive Golden Gloves competitions, including a points victory over future world champion Iran Barkley to win the 165-pound Open championship for his first title in 1981. He won championships over the next three years at 156 pounds, continuing his domination of the division within the amateur ranks and defeating the likes of Frank Tate, Reggie Johnson and Michael Nunn (twice)...
Publ.Date : 26 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Rodd 'humbled' to perform for Taoiseach Kenny
LOCAL magician Rodd Hogg has performed for many famous faces, but he told The Times this week that he was ‘truly humbled’ to perform for Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Rodd was performing at a street festival in Castlebar last week, when he was invited to show off his skills to Mr Kenny.
Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Aug 2013 04:22:13 -0700

Nine South Texas magicians take stage for showcase
Comics Live Comedy Club will present nine South Texas magicians on one stage next week for the Magician Showcase.
Publ.Date : Tue, 27 Aug 2013 10:30:00 -0700

Crawley magician to share stage with Oasis star -
A MAGICIAN who started out by performing at home to family and friends is to share the stage with some of his heroes from the Mod era at a festival. Ben Taylor, who performs as Magic Mod, is on the line-up for the Tonic Festival, being held in Portsmouth on October 12.
Publ.Date : 25 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Magician plays to kids and their parents - Burnaby NewsLeader
Mike Norden is a customer service representative for Telus in Burnaby. He hears all the complaints about billing mistakes, email problems, cellphone issues. But on weekends and in his spare time he swaps out his headset for a colourful top hat, short sleeve shirt and a trunk full of magic tricks, entertaining awestruck kids and bemusing their parents and care providers as Norden the Magician....
Publ.Date : 27 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

We interview local magicians ... and come away with dating tips.
Even in this age of ubiquitous digital technology, magicians are appearing everywhere, from stage illusionists on national TV to the card trickster at your kid's birthday party. But while you might regard magicians as anything from glamorous to dorky, perhaps the last thing you'd ask them for is dating advice. Yet such advice is one thing I gleaned from recent conversations with three magicians representing a cross-section of the local (and admittedly male-dominated) magic scene...
Publ.Date : Wed, 28 Aug 2013 03:02:50 -0700

Murray 'Celebrity Magician' Signs Contract to Extend Show at -
The limited engagement of Murray ‘Celebrity Magician’ a year and a half ago has become one of the longest running residences in the Tropicana Laugh Factory showroom history, and comedy magician Murray SawChuck just signed an extension to his contract to 2014. Murray has had an extremely successful summer at the Tropicana Las Vegas with his show along with his cast members, Chloe Louise Crawford, Douglas “Lefty” Leferovich, and guest act Scandal aka Chris Randall...
Publ.Date : 29 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Anti-Bullying Success with Kiwi Kids Not Just an Illusion
Otherwise known as Greg Britt, Elgregoe and his show assistant and wife Sue, use tricks, puppets, ventriloquism, music, songs and a variety of props (including live birds), to portray his anti-bullying messages...
Publ.Date : Thu, 29 Aug 2013 15:55:34 -0700

Magician stages nutritional fun show in San Dimas
Although they loudly shouted “No!” when asked if they preferred a boring show, magician/comedian David Skale playfully began his “fun” show recently with boring suggestions that drew protesting groans from Inland Valley children.
Publ.Date : Thu, 29 Aug 2013 18:33:09 -0700

You stole my style!
A Venezuelan photographer has accused comedy magician Pete Firman of ripping off his distinctive style. Posters for Firman’s Socundrel show, which has just finished its run at the Edinburgh Fringe, use a strange cut-out of half of his face – very similar to a series of portraits taken by Jesús González Rodríguez.
Publ.Date : Fri, 30 Aug 2013 05:58:42 -0700


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