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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of October 21-27, 2013-

Old, but Not Off the Stage - NY Times
“Are in show business, some of us are still working,” interjected Mal Cross, a Salvador Dalí-lookalike who wears motley outfits -- on this day a green double-breasted blazer and a bandanna on his head -- and calls himself the “magician to the rich and famous.” From his pocket, Mr. Cross pulled out a sheaf of snapshots of himself doing tricks next to an array of stars, from Jimmy Stewart to Donald Trump.
Publ.Date : 18 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Learning a Magician's Tricks of the Trade Can Give Your Career the Magic Touch
So what does a magician have to do with your professional career or your organization? One lives in a world of deception while the other (you) lives in the real world with real-world consequences. The answer lies not in the speed of the magician's hands, but within his preparation for the trick....
Publ.Date : Fri, 18 Oct 2013 11:47:12 -0700

Ghost hunters to seek Houdini's spirit in Nova Scotia
Seances attempting to contact Houdini, real name Ehrich Weisz, have been held on Halloween yearly since the magician's death 87 years ago, and researchers said they will make an attempt this year in Halifax, where Houdini spent a week in 1896 and performed an escape at the police station, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Monday.
Publ.Date : Mon, 21 Oct 2013 13:17:26 -0700

Jay Spry the Magic Guy is the High Country's Very Own Magician - High Country Press
Now the High Country has its very own magician: Jay Spry the Magic Guy. With his quick wit and crafty tricks, he’ll have you laughing until you’re out of breath and rolling on the floor. He is best known for his slight of hand card, coin and ball tricks with a mind reading finale, all while he spins in some good natured humor to make even the most dour of crowds laugh with every trick...
Publ.Date : 21 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Halloween Video 'THIS TIME I'VE GOT IT' With Vegas Magician The - Broadway World
The magical single and music video featuring The Great Tomsoni with special guests Penn & Teller (both acts recently featured on the new Arsenio Hall Show) and members of the Las Vegas "Jersey Boys" cast, is causing a stir on regional and internet video channels becoming a Halloween favorite in it's second year of airplay.
Publ.Date : 19 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Neil Patrick Harris: 'Nothing To Hide' NYC Photo Call! - Just Jared
The 40-year-old director of the show was joined by the two stars Derek Delgaudio and Helder Guimaraes, who are both magicians. Nothing to Hide centers on “an imaginary journey through a series of diverse and engaging vignettes brought to life solely from the words and hands of the two masterful magicians.”...
Publ.Date : 22 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Is there logic behind magic? The age old debate hasn't stopped magician Kruti Parekh, India's first test-tube baby, from turning her passion intoprofession. Gauri Rane unravels the miracle of science.
Publ.Date : Tue, 22 Oct 2013 20:53:08 -0700

WWMT's Marcie Kobriger to be sawed in half by Kalamazoo magician - Kalamazoo Gazette
Alan Kazam is pretty certain he won't be the lead story on a newscast from WWMT News Channel 3 this weekend. Kazam, the longtime Kalamazoo magician, will hold the 5th annual Halloween Spooktacular at the Kalamazoo State Theatre at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27. As part of the afternoon of magic and illusion, Kazam will saw WWMT's Marcie Kobriger in half...
Publ.Date : 22 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Neil Patrick Harris-Helmed Magic Show NOTHING TO HIDE Kicks - Broadway World
NOTHING TO HIDE is created by Derek DelGaudio & Helder Guimarães, written by Derek DelGaudio, featuring Magic Choreography by Helder Guimarães and directed by Neil Patrick Harris. The show also features Artistic Direction by Glenn Kaino, Production Design by Dave Spafford, Lighting Design by Adam Blumenthal and Music by Pedro Marques...
Publ.Date : 23 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

'America's Got Talent' magician Collins Key of Moorpark savoring live tour
After placing fifth in September, the 17-year-old Key has been traveling around the country with the America's Got Talent Live tour in recent weeks, which is coming Thursday to the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.
Publ.Date : Wed, 23 Oct 2013 16:15:05 -0700

Ancient Magician's Curse Tablet Discovered in Jerusalem
A lead curse tablet, dating back around 1,700 years and likely written by a magician, has been discovered in a collapsed Roman mansion in Jerusalem, archaeologists report.
Publ.Date : Wed, 23 Oct 2013 10:51:45 -0700

Magician performs illusions, talks about faith - BG News
It’s not every day that someone gets to pull a nail out of someone else’s face. However, that’s exactly what an attendant of the Maze Magic Show got to do in a show that took place in the Union Ballroom on Wednesday night, hosted by Jim Munroe and sponsored by CRU...
Publ.Date : 23 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Emmy Award Winning Magician Penn Jillette Presenting in Toronto on Nov 2
Penn Jillette, renowned magician from the Emmy Award winning Las Vegas show Penn & Teller, will discuss his latest book Every Day is an Atheist Holiday! in Toronto on Saturday, November 2nd..
Publ.Date : Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:10:46 -0700

Kingman magician hoping to pull success out of America's Got - Kingman Daily Miner
America may get a chance to decide whether or not Marc Butkiewicz has talent if he gets past the initial audition in February with a producer from "America's Got Talent."..
Publ.Date : 23 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Tim Flynn performs the impossible - Ballard News Tribune
For the past year and a half, Tim Flynn has been hosting the monthly magic show "That's Impossible!" at Egan's Ballard Jamhouse. He doesn't don the over-the-top personas of David Blaine or Criss Angel, but nonetheless he'll dazzle audiences alongside other local magicians with sleight of hand and a charming personality...
Publ.Date : 24 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

'Aging Magician' - East Hampton Star
“Aging Magician,” a new multimedia theater work about the journey of an elderly man to a Coney Island magic show, will be presented at the Watermill Center on Saturday at 4 p.m. With music composed by Paola Prestini, libretto and performance by Rinde Eckert, and design and direction by Julian Crouch, the production combines music, theater, puppetry, instrument making, and scenic design...
Publ.Date : 24 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Nathan Burton to appear on HUB Halloween Special - Las Vegas Informer
Magician Nathan Burton recently traveled to Los Angeles to film a Halloween television special for The HUB Network. The performer, whose show takes place at the Saxe Theater, brought some of his illusions on the road for the show that airs Saturday October 26 at 8 p.m. EST/ 5 p.m. PST on the network that is a destination for children and their families...
Publ.Date : 24 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Magician exhibit opens at museum - Yorkton This Week
The Western Development Museum recently opend a new exhibit featuring Canora's Professor N.P. Lew'chuk. Originally from the Ukraine, Nicholas Lew'chuk and his family arrived in Saskatchewan in 1902. During his teen years a magic show captured his attention and he set out to become a master magician. His show "Lew'chuk the Magician" debuted in 1918....
Publ.Date : 24 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Magician David Caserta gets into Halloween spirit with 'Haunted - The Express Times
David Caserta remembers being a child and seeing one of his favorite magicians perform at the State Theatre in Easton. This weekend, Caserta will be the one doing the entertaining when he brings his annual "Haunted Illusions" show back to the same stage he first stepped on when he was 12 years old...
Publ.Date : 25 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Society of American Magicians Recognizes John Reid -
East Meadow's John Reid has been recognized for doing what he loves - making magic. The Society of American Magicians awarded the Tricky Business owner with the award of excellence. S.A.M. North American regional vice president Eric DeCamps presented Reid with the honor during a ceremony Oct. 14 in Massapequa.
Publ.Date : 25 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700


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