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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of October 28-November 3, 2013-

Mark Phillips may be a magician, but there's not magic in how he - Washington Post
Mark Phillips makes a pretty good living as a magician, but it’s not easy money. This former Army brat and class clown, who is rarely without a deck of cards in his hand, grinds out his business like a hard-nosed entrepreneur. Practice, practice, practice. Memorization. Cold-calling businesses. That’s all part of the game. His business is not little kids’ birthday parties or Las Vegas glamour. Instead, his bread and butter is the trade show....
Publ.Date : 27 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Criss Angel to undergo shoulder surgery and shutter 'Believe' at - Las Vegas Sun
Magician Criss Angel has to rely on brilliant surgeons with their own miracles to repair three seriously damaged shoulder tears, and as a result no amount of magic can keep his “Believe” show onstage at the Luxor for the first three months of the New Year...
Publ.Date : 28 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Helen Flanagan is spooked by magician on live TV as part of festive - Daily Mail
The 23 year-old was left ashen after believing she had seen a ghost in central London. Fortunately, she was just the latest victim of magician Ben Hanlin, who was filming the practical joke for his ITV2 show, Tricked.
Publ.Date : 28 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

5 things I love: magician Marcus Lehmann - Indianapolis Star
Magician Marcus Lehmann will perform at the Christmas Gift & Hobby Show for the fifth consecutive year. The show runs Nov. 6-10 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds West Pavilion. When he’s not helping kick off the holiday season, he magically appears at some of his favorite establishments...
Publ.Date : 29 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - SCERA's TRICKS & TREATS with - Broadway World
Timothy Riggs, who uses a generous amount of comedy in his routines, learned his first magic trick at age eight and was hooked. At age 13, he watched magician Paul Brewer in performance in Salt Lake City and saw the show so many times, Brewer noticed him....
Publ.Date : 29 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Has Criss Angel gone too far in his attempt to raise the dead on Spike TV’s ‘Believe’?
Criss’s incredible levitation of legendary NBA giant Shaquille O’Neal 60 feet above the ground lightens the telecast, but Criss knows that he’s certain to face criticism, outrage and scrutiny for his off-kilter activity with a day-old cadaver.
Publ.Date : 30 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Ted Outerbridge to appear at Th'YARC on Nov. 1 - Yarmouth County Vanguard
He has done everything from materializing Fortune 500 executives, to consulting for the Cirque du Soleil, to creating the magic for the movie Switching Channels starring Kathleen Turner and Christopher Reeve. He’s also made over 100 television appearances, from Much Music to The Discovery Channel’s Mystery Hunters, and on his own TV special “Magic with Ted Outerbridge.”..
Publ.Date : 30 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Video: Attleborough magician Harry is set for TV stardom
Young illusionist Harry Smith is set to dazzle the nation with his magic tricks when he appears on TV screens today. The 10-year-old, who lives in Besthorpe Road with his parents, Andy and Carol, and brother, Thomas, 11, will showcase his own special kind of conjuring when he appears on CBBC’s Turbo Boost.
Publ.Date : Wed, 30 Oct 2013 01:25:49 -0700

TV magician plans routine at Peninsula College in November - Peninsula Daily
Hart Keene of television's “America's Got Talent” will bring his magic, mind reading and comedy routine to Peninsula College's PUB stage Thursday, Nov. 7...
Publ.Date : 30 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Local History: The Medium And The Magician, Part One - WCHS-TV8
While some mediums genuinely believed what they were doing was real (whether it truly was or was simply self-delusion), a large number were con-artists, resorting to a variety of tricks (usually in a completely dark room) to fool sitters into believing they were in communication with deceased loved ones..
Publ.Date : 30 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Local History: The Medium And The Magician, Part Two - WCHS-TV8
The story focused on her alleged special powers and the beginning of an investigation by David Abbott to prove or disprove her abilities....
Publ.Date : 31 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Demonstrates Anti Bullying and Golden Rule Message to Stop Teen Violence
Steffan Soule is a professional magician who is vitally concerned with reducing violence and stopping bullying in the schools (including via cyberspace). Bullying is a critical issue confronting society.
Publ.Date : Thu, 31 Oct 2013 02:39:13 -0700

Inside Harlem's 'Houdini House' - New York Daily News
Fred Thomas, 71, lives in the famous “Houdini House” on W. 113th St. in Harlem — which becomes one of the city’s premiere tourist attractions every Halloween, the anniversary of the master magician’s 1926 death.
Publ.Date : 31 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

New York City home unwelcome tourist destination for Houdini fans - Catholic Online
This Halloween, if you just have aggressive trick-or-treaters to contend with, just be glad you're not 71-year-old Fred Thomas in New York City. His four-story house on West 113th Street is the former "permanent address" of legendary magician Harry Houdini. With the world famous escape artist's passing on Halloween of 1926, the house has become a pilgrimage for fans the world over...
Publ.Date : 31 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Teen is Magic Circle's best young magician - Gazette
NOW you see it, now you don’t. That’s quickly becoming Joe Oyelade’s catchphrase as he wows fans and judges across the country. The talented 13-year-old has been crowned the Magic Circle’s Young Magician of the Year - at his first attempt...
Publ.Date : 31 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Baffling, Elaborate and Beautiful, The Magician Rewrites the Rules - Dallas Observer
This is The Magician, the most complicated art book currently in production. And it's coming out of Dallas. Author Chris Byrne, who's also co-founder of the Dallas Art Fair, laughs while he explains the project -- and with a tone that sounds a lot like a dare. What you notice as he flips through the pages is his fairly cunning way of not explaining The Magician's thesis...
Publ.Date : 31 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Damien O'Brien 'hypnotises' Twitter followers to be GLUED in their seats
Damien O’Brien performed the bizarre trick on 37,000 followers - with one person describing the experience as “the strangest feeling of my life.” The TV magician -- whose followers on the social media site include Ashley Cole, Ed Sheeran and Vernon Kay -- confessed the response and reaction to his trick was “insane.”
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Nov 2013 09:41:42 -0700

Spirited seance attempt fails to contact Houdini
There’s a mild irony that Harry Houdini, who spent much of his career debunking psychics, drew dozens of believers to the Halifax Citadel on Halloween hoping to connect with the magician on the 87th anniversary of his death. While rain lashed the outside of the fortress, the silence inside was broken only by coaxing. The master escape artist’s voice never sounded the silver seance trumpet.
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Nov 2013 06:15:52 -0700

New Orleans magician laid to rest in Colon - Three Rivers Commercial-News
Under darkened skies and gentle rain, Louisiana magician David Bendix was laid to rest on Halloween morning among fellow prestidigitators in Colon’s Lakeside Cemetery, culminating a journey that began 60 years ago when he first donned the cloak of magical arts...
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Magicians will be amazed by James Randi - Daytona Beach News-Journal
Randi and other performing magicians, plus workshops, vendors, magic shows and other activities, will be featured at the Festival of Magic convention...
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0700


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