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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of November 18-24, 2013-

Abracadabra! Mark Setteducati invents HolograFX - New York Daily News
The magician and game inventor from Gramercy Park has been making children’s toys and puzzles for more than 30 years, and now he’s up for Game Inventor of the Year at the Toy and Game Inventor Awards this Friday in Chicago. He was nominated for co-inventing HolograFX — a modern-day magic set that lets kids project holograms onto a mini-stage from their smartphones by downloading a free app...
Publ.Date : 16 Nov 2013 15:40:00 -0800

Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan Get Submerged Underwater With David Blaine: See the Picture
The morning show hosts welcomed magician David Blaine on Monday morning, who stopped by the show to discuss his ABC special, Real or Magic. The bearded magic man -- surrounded by colorful fish while seated in a tank filled to the brim with water -- was joined in the tight space by Ripa (in a wetsuit) and later, Strahan -- in his actual suit and tie.
Publ.Date : Mon, 18 Nov 2013 15:40:00 -0800

Q&A with 'Nothing to Hide' magician Derek DelGaudio - amNY
You don't need to believe in magic to be amazed, astounded and bewildered by the sleight-of-hand tricks in "Nothing to Hide," a new show playing Off-Broadway, directed by noted magic aficionado Neil Patrick Harris. The two-man show features award-winning sleight-of-hand artists Derek DelGaudio and Helder Guimarães working their magic with a deck of cards for a variety of tricks...
Publ.Date : Mon, 18 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0800

Magician's sleight of hand draws rounds of applause - Houston Chronicle
Delighting in entertaining audiences large and small, Adam Spigel, better known as corporate magician Amazing Adam, uses sleight of hand to amaze and captivate his crowd. Now 38 years old, Adam has been fascinated by stage magicians since his childhood. “David Copperfield got me excited about it. I was watching a TV special and thought 'wow, this guy makes me believe in magic.' " he said....
Publ.Date : 19 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0800

In a World Where Magic Sells, Magicians Keep Looking for Next - ABC News
Magicians are now more like celebrity stuntmen, pushing themselves to the brink to bring in huge audiences and rake in enormous wealth. But can magicians go dangerously too far to reach that inconceivable illusion?
Publ.Date : 19 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0800

Comedy-Magician Mac King Donates More Than $13000 to Susan -
Comedy-Magician Mac King has donated $13,000 to Susan G. Komen of Southern Nevada through the “Mac King & Susan G. Komen – Magic for a Cure” fundraiser....
Publ.Date : 20 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0800

Street magician works Soho Apple Store
Levi Sparkx is a street magician who recently traveled to New York City to audition for America's Got Talent. While spending time in NYC, he stopped by the SoHo Apple Store to blow a few people's minds...
Publ.Date : Wed, 20 Nov 2013 09:41:41 -0800

BWW Interview: Magician Derek DelGaudio Has Plenty to Hide - Broadway World
Derek DelGaudio's fascination with trickery and illusion began with his love of old musicals, the kind he watched on television as a child. "I was 12 years old and had always been interested in things that were magical, especially old Hollywood musicals," said DelGaudio, the writer and half of the performing tandem in the hit Off Broadway evening of magic NOTHING TO HIDE...
Publ.Date : 21 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0800

War on the little guy - Desert Dispatch
Marty the Magician performed magic tricks for kids, including the traditional rabbit-out-of-a-hat. Then one day: “I was signing autographs and taking pictures with children and their parents,” he told me. “Suddenly, a badge was thrown into the mix, and an inspector said, ‘Let me see your license.’”..
Publ.Date : 21 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0800

Well known street entertainer, magician heads west - Clarkston News
A Lake Orion street performer took his act to the west coast, and is traveling with little money and a big heart. Lake Orion High School graduate Anthony Grupido left on November 8. First stop Denver. Second stop Las Vegas. Third stop is wherever his three week adventure takes him.
Publ.Date : 21 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0800

Magic and mentalism in Montclair
If you've walked down Bloomfield Avenue lately, you've probably seen the 60-foot banner stretching across the street which reads: "Rare Magic... Order Now Before Tickets Disappear!" The banner is a publicity gimmick for professional magician Hans Schmid's "Rare Magic" shows, the next of which is scheduled for this Saturday.
Publ.Date : Sat, 23 Nov 2013 15:45:20 -0800

Magician uses tricks to highlight anti-bullying message - El Estándar
Steffan Soule spent Thursday afternoon talking to students about bullying, but not with a lecture -- he used magic. In one of his first tricks, the magician told students to concentrate on a long piece of tissue paper that he was using to hold books. As he continued to stack books he told the students, "Focus all your attention into thinking the tissue paper is a big strap of leather." Moments later he told the students to go back to thinking it was tissue paper. At that point, the paper broke and the books fell to the floor.
Publ.Date : 23 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0800


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