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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of September 30-October 6, 2013-

Siegfried and Roy and Everything After
Siegfried and Roy’s show at The Mirage has been closed for a decade. Yet for all the time that has passed, their fans remain ardent, and no Strip headliner has emerged as their equal. There is still a mullet-and-tiger-shaped vacuum in the hearts and minds of tourists and Las Vegans. October 3 will mark 10 years since the era-ending “incident,” as insiders call it. “It was not an ‘attack,’ and it was not an ‘accident,’” says the magicians’ longtime manager Bernie Yuman...
Publ.Date : 25 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Goth magician is casting his spell - Manchester Evening News
He looks like a cross between Marilyn Manson and The Cure frontman Robert Smith in their younger days. But Dan Sperry’s conjuring career was forged after a trip to see illusionist David Copperfield as a little boy. From then on 27-year-old Minnesota-raised Dan started honing his skills and it wasn’t long before he was wowing the crowds with his amazing tricks...
Publ.Date : Mon, 30 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Magician John Calvert dies at 102; entertained Hollywood and played "the Falcon"
John Calvert, a Hollywood illusionist whose magic tricks won him many fans and several film roles, including three movies in the 1940s in which he played the detective known as the Falcon, died Sept. 27 in Lancaster, Calif. He was 102.
Publ.Date : Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:46:14 -0700

Revelations from Siegfried & Roy as 10th anniversary of tiger - Las Vegas Sun
Millions of Europeans will watch a four-hour TV documentary this Thursday of Roy Horn’s amazing 10-year recovery as we celebrate his 69th birthday at a black-tie gala at the Mirage. It’s exactly a decade since he cheated death not once but three times, flatlining after his beloved then-7-year-old tiger Montecore caused him major injuries....
Publ.Date : 01 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

ADAI has magician keep students from being trapped by outside - SHSU Houstonian Online
The keynote speaker of the day was magician, escape artist and mind-reader Bob Fellows who also wrote the book “Easily Fooled.” “A lot of people would be concerned about being locked up in something physical,” Fellow said. “We wouldn’t want to be locked up in a jail cell and we certainly wouldn’t want to be locked up in a water torture box, but I think it is more dangerous if we are trapped in a way of thinking.”...
Publ.Date : 01 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Biggest miracle was 'Roy himself' - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Fischbacher, however, acknowledged in rare detail that “Roy realized it was going to be a little tough because we had partied.” Not just at the Oct. 2 birthday party, but earlier that morning, as well, at a private residence. At that V.I.P. party, they arrived about 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 3, following their two performances, and left about 6 a.m. Siegfried said Horn changed his routine with Montecore that night. When Montecore placed his weight on Horn by resting his paws on Horn’s shoulders, “Roy couldn’t handle the weight. He felt dizzy, strange. He was passing out.” Horn would normally give Montecore a treat after that routine, but “because Roy felt strange, he (Montecore) don’t get a treat.” When Montecore wandered to the front of the stage, and Horn was struggling to control him, that’s when Horn had a small stroke, said Siegfried...
Publ.Date : 02 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

The Great Kramien -- legendary traveling magician from Portland - OregonLive.com
When Stan Kramien's era ended, his son needed to do something with the old man's props. The gear, much of it nearly 60 years old, sat in a Newberg warehouse. Once, the equipment defined the proud man and who he was. Now it was a sad reminder of all he'd lost and was no longer. In his prime, the magician crisscrossed the country, performing 200 times a year in big-city auditoriums, small-town theaters and high school gyms. He'd arrive in his Cadillac, leading the way for a truck and bus carrying an entourage, including long-legged stage assistants in revealing outfits and high heels....
Publ.Date : 02 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Magician to bring iPad magic to Croydon
If you thought an iPad was just for tweeting, Facebooking, surfing the net and online shopping then you may have to think again, writes Andy Bloss. Jamie Allan puts a whole new spin on how to use the gadget in his brand new show iMagician. Having performed around the world for 10 years Allan brings his debut national tour to the UK where he blends technology with magic and illusion all enhanced through cutting edge projection and sleight of hand.
Publ.Date : Wed, 02 Oct 2013 21:11:26 -0700

Niagara magician predicts Review headline - St. Catharines Standard
No one got their money back which means Edward Stone had it right. He predicted the headline in Saturday’s Review about the closing of the Kingston Penitentiary. The Fort Erie illusionist mentalist wrote down his prediction weeks ago and sealed it inside a locked chest that remained hanging from the roof of the Trailside Bar and Grill on Ridge Rd. in Ridgeway...
Publ.Date : 02 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

World renowned master magician coming to Sparta - The Sparta Independent
Master Magician Jay Scott Berry will be performing two shows at the Sparta Ave. Stage on Saturday Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. and Sunday Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. Berry is coming to town as part of his world tour, which includes Las Vegas, Hollywood, New York, Chicago, Helsinki, Copenhagen and London. Berry, who now lives in Australia, began his magic career as a child in Reno, Nevada and is now counted among the world’s finest...
Publ.Date : 02 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Reflecting on the night that ended Siegfried & Roy's Vegas reign - Las Vegas Weekly
On October 3, 2003, a 380-pound white tiger named Montecore nearly killed his beloved master, the illusionist Roy Horn, onstage in front of thousands of patrons. It was a traumatic, gory news event, the primary focus of which was the fate of Horn. In the week that followed, as he lingered between life and death only to be saved by a heroic but wild surgery that involved removing a piece of his skull and storing it in his abdomen until his cranial swelling subsided, the victim’s status largely dominated the story...
Publ.Date : 03 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

The Weekly Interview: Siegfried & Roy, 10 years later - Las Vegas Weekly
Has there been any change in how the two interact with Montecore?
“There has been no change,” Siegfried says, “absolutely not.” “Montecore is fabulous,” Roy says. “He’s my brother.” “When you see that, when you see Roy’s face when he is with Montecore, it brightens,” Siegfried says. “It’s as if nothing happened, you know?” Roy adds, “I give him love.”..
Publ.Date : 03 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Exclusive: Roy Horn Feeds Tiger that Mauled Him - Entertainment Tonight News
It's been exactly 10 years since Roy Horn of the former Las Vegas Siegfried and Roy show was mauled by one of the duo's famous white tigers, and ETonline has an exclusive photo of Roy feeding the animal. The pic shows Roy's hand next to the mouth of the tiger -- named Montecore -- as he gives the animal a treat...
Publ.Date : 03 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

'America's Got Talent' finalist, Collins Key, visits York Suburban, aims to inspire students
Seventh-grade students at York Suburban Middle School react to the news that 17-year-old magician Collins Key, left, is going to visit their classroom Monday. Key, who was a top six finalist on 'America's Got Talent,' answered students' questions through a television broadcast and then met with small groups to sign autographs and perform some magic.
Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Oct 2013 10:19:34 -0700

Magician Andy Reay bringing triple bill of talent to Central Studio - Basingstoke Gazette
GET Up Close and Personal with local magician Andy Reay at his forthcoming Central Studio show. Andy was both in-store magician in Hamleys toy store in London and the manager of the magic department in Harrods and he has performed at every major international toy fair around the world including Nuremberg and New York....
Publ.Date : 03 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

David Blaine Lands Celebrity-Studded Magic Special on ABC - Hollywood Reporter
David Blaine: Real or Magic will air as a 90-minute special during November sweeps and will feature Blaine performing for celebrities including Ricky Gervais, Woody Allen, Robert De Niro, Katy Perry, Stephen Hawking and former President George W. Bush...
Publ.Date : 03 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Q+A: Criss Angel's new Spike TV series 'Believe' includes raising - Las Vegas Sun
The new Spike TV series, which features guest appearances by Ludacris, Ice-T, Randy Couture and a levitation with Shaquille O’Neal, kicks off the fifth-anniversary month of his Cirque show to be celebrated Oct. 30. The specials will feature live, dangerous and unparalleled illusions filmed in locations in Las Vegas (Criss’s home) and elsewhere in America and Mexico, along with never-before-seen footage from “Believe” at the Luxor...
Publ.Date : 03 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Roy Horn's tiger attack: 10 years later - KVVU Las Vegas
The life-altering moment for Roy Horn of the iconic Las Vegas Strip duo Siegfried and Roy happened 10 years ago, Oct. 3, 2003, at The Mirage. At first glance, it seemed like any other performance two had done together over the last 35 years and in front of millions of people.
Publ.Date : 04 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Magician mystifies TAMUK audience - The South Texan
Professional magician Todd Migliacci performed unique card tricks, accurate predictions, and mindboggling illusions. The show, which took place at the Memorial Student Union Building Sep. 28,celebrated Family Fiesta. “I do the best I can. Sometimes I nail it right on the nose, and sometimes it’s a little more vague, but its always fun,” Migliacci said. Migliacci commented about his mind reading illusion in which he tries to guess words provided from selected members of the audience by drawing objects that symbolize the words before they are said. “It’s like a twisted Pictionary,” Migliacci said jokingly....
Publ.Date : 04 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

The Grove Hosts Magician Michael Mezmer Tonight - Broadway World
The Grove Theatre presents two award winning performances wrapped into one show. Known as the "Phenomenist", Michael Mezmer combines his talents as one of the world's top performing stage hypnotists with his award winning skills in the field of organic magic phenomena to create amazing performances in two shows - Trance-Nosis and DangerMagik...
Publ.Date : 04 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

A local magician's life comes full circle
All it took was one performance of famous magician David Copperfield in the early 1990s at the Gaillard Auditorium for 5-year-old Jonathan Bayme of West Ashley to become hooked and obsessed with magic from that moment on. But Bayme says Charleston was not a magic destination, and with just a few books in the public library on the art form, he had to find another way to nourish his new hobby.
Publ.Date : Sat, 05 Oct 2013 11:47:11 -0700

Audience interaction a trick of Topeka magician's trade
Topeka native Curtis Sneden isn’t the type of magician who performs a string of tricks and then packs up his wand, cards and scarves and heads home. He likes to frame his tricks with stories, audience interaction and a message.
Publ.Date : Sat, 05 Oct 2013 15:26:25 -0700

 

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