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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of October 7-13, 2013-

Magician Justin Willman enchants crowd for Family Weekend - UK The Kentucky Kernel
Justin Willman, an American magician and host of the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars”, held two corners of the table cloth as he danced the table around the stage to John Mayer’s song, “Gravity.” The Student Activities Board brought Willman to campus as part of UK’s Family Weekend festivities. Willman has been featured on shows like “Saturday Night Live” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”. At several points during his show, Willman brought children onto the stage and had them help him perform tricks....
Publ.Date : 6 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Still up to their old tricks! Debbie McGee wears a snakeskin print - Daily Mail
They've been bringing magic to the screens for forty years, and it looks like Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee are still up to their old tricks. The 75-year old magician and his glamorous assistant for a wife made an appearance on The Alan Titchmarsh Show on Monday to perform one of their illusions. Wearing a leopard print jumpsuit, Debbie, 54, took her place in a magical box as Paul worked his magic know-how..
Publ.Date : 8 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Arlington Native, David Copperfield's Former Magician's Assistant -
Joanie Spina, an Arlington native who was David Copperfield’s head magician’s assistant for a decade, is battling an incurable lung disease in Las Vegas, according to a recent article in the Las Vegas Sun. Spina also has directed and choreographed many shows in Vegas, including Copperfield’s...
Publ.Date : 8 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Criss Angel compares his own magic to the government shutdown - CNN
politics and the overall lack of bipartisan give-and-take: "I deal with the subject of impossibility. And for me, it's always trying to find a solution, right," Angel stated. "And I just don't understand how we have, you know, grownups that are supposed to be running our country, not being able to find the solution...I don't know why there's no compromise. Why we're in this situation to begin with? It's just - it's a sad state for us."...
Publ.Date : 8 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Wikinews interviews President of the International Brotherhood of - Wikinews
October is National Magic Month in the United States. Wikinews spoke with William Evans, president of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, about the current state of magic and what its future looks like in the world of entertainment....
Publ.Date : 9 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Bob Lutz: Magician pulls running shoes out of his hat -
“Magic has always been something that’s kind of haunted me,” said Max Armstrong, who will be on the course as a zone manager during Sunday’s Prairie Fire Marathon. “I got into it when I was a kid, just as a hobby. My uncle showed me stuff, a bunch of card tricks. And I never could get away from it.”
Publ.Date : 9 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Solihull magician casts spell over celebrities in new series - Birmingham Mail
Solihull magician Ben Hanlin has been messing with the minds of celebrities for a new ITV2 series, Tricked, which begins tomorrow night (Thursday 10). His latest ambition is to pretend to smash up Simon Cowell’s car – and risk the wrath of One Direction fans by shaving off a chunk of Harry Styles’s hair, before magically restoring it. Ben, 27, started to learn magic tricks to entertain fellow pupils at Warwick School...
Publ.Date : 9 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Sparta Avenue Stage hosts master magician - New Jersey Herald
Jay Scott Berry will be performing four shows at the Sparta Avenue Stage on Saturday at 5 and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 and 5 p.m., announced Sparta Avenue Stage owners Joe and Diane Garsetti. Berry is coming to town as part of his world tour, which includes Las Vegas, Hollywood, New York, Chicago, Helsinki, Copenhagen and London. His magic is truly wondrous and appeals to all ages....
Publ.Date : 10 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Olwethu the magician and JustinLeigh Band make it to talent finale - Sowetan
Olwethu Dyantyi was introduced to magic during his primary school years, enrolled at the at the College of Magic for a 6 year course in 2005 and has been honing his craft since then. Although his skills have earned him numerous awards through the years, Olwethu dreams of having more and becoming a professional magician or stage illusionist like Lance Burton and have his own one man 90 minutes shows....
Publ.Date : 10 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

SHOWBIZ: Magic of discipline
Penang-born Kabir Khan Mohd Reaz, 28, has made his mark in the realm of magic and illusions with his mysterious, mind-bending abilities to influence and intercept the thoughts and behaviour of his audience. Kabir, who prefers to be called a psychic entertainer, first encountered magic at the tender age of 6 when American illusionist David Copperfield performed here. Tickets were sold out but Kabir was in luck because the show was later broadcast on national television. It appears that luck has not left his side since.
Publ.Date : Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:15:39 -0700

Magician brings his Vegas-style act to Everett
Christian Ford has lots of tricks up his sleeve. One lucky member of the audience of his show, "Magic Redesigned," will get a 36-inch saw blade through the neck. Others get to shoot a staple gun at coveted areas of Ford's body. Ouch....
Publ.Date : Fri, 11 Oct 2013 00:17:10 -0700

SCERA's TRICKS & TREATS with -Broadway World
It's the season for tricks and treats, and the SCERA Center for the Arts will have both when Utah's own professional comedy magician Timothy Riggs is back for his popular annual show on Wednesday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m. Scroll down for an eerie sneak peek at the show!...
Publ.Date : 11 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Review: Softly, the FringeArts building opens, with a fitting show -
He presents a show that not only reflects the work FringeArts mentors, but defines it: "Elephant Room," which I assure you will be the most outre magic show you've seen. It was a hit last year in the Fringe festival here, which co-premiered it with Arena Stage in Washington. The show itself was commissioned by Los Angeles' Center Theatre Group, and since its Philly opening has toured around the country, including Off-Broadway...
Publ.Date : 11 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Illusions, Antiques, Collectibles: Magic Castle Swap Meet - NBC Southern California
Good news, magic hopefuls: There's always time to tap into your latent magician. Look no further than the Magic Castle, which is holding a mega swap meet on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Hollywood club, which marked its 50th anniversary earlier in 2013, is normally open only to magician members and their guests, but the swap meet is something a little special. Non-members can indeed enter the castle and pay eight bucks for the pleasure of doing so....
Publ.Date : 11 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

History shows Ridgewood has come a long way -
Additionally, the exhibit commemorates the work of the Joe Jefferson Players, a well-respected performing arts group beloved by President Grover Cleveland, and magician Harry Rouclere, a friend of Harry Houdini who owned a hotel in Ridgewood...
Publ.Date : 11 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700


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