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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of December 16-22, 2013-

Magician opens storefront in downtown Venice - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Glenn Gary's business is part retail, part theater. Magic paraphernalia for sale line the walls and shelves, including magic kits, juggling equipment, books and DVDs and even a miniature guillotine. “We try to cover the spectrum of the variety arts,” he said. “That includes magic, hypnosis, ventriloquism, comedy, mentalism and more.”...
Publ.Date : 16 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0800

MAGIC IN THE MIDDLE: Magician, assistant perform to raise money - Destin Log
Teacher Melody Gill-Pittman's husband, Julian Pittman, has been performing since he was a young boy. He has toured the United States performing illusions and has even earned a silver medal in an international juggling competition....
Publ.Date : 16 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0800

Should Magicians Go Open-Source? - Slate Magazine
Open-source magic is not about slapping magical secrets up on YouTube; there are more than enough eager teenagers and fun-ruiners willing to do that. Instead, it takes a lesson from the open-source technology activists who believe that better innovation comes through collaboration. The idea here is that magicians should be working with technologists, artists, programmers, scientists--everyone--both to create new illusions and to bring magical thinking to other disciplines. Furthermore, the technology behind those illusions should be, at least in part, freely available.
Publ.Date : 16 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0800

Magician Dynamo wants to perform trick for Eminem
Dynamo wants to perform a magic trick for Eminem. The 31-year-old magician would love to show off to the US rapper because he is a huge fan of his music, but he would particularly love to chat to the Berzerk hitmaker about their mutual love of comic books and superheroes. In an interview with Zane Lowe on his new show Dynamo Revealed, he said: "He's one of my favourite rappers. One of the greatest, I think, you know?
Publ.Date : Thu, 19 Dec 2013 09:00:09 -0800

Grandparents sparked young magician's global journey - Jewish Post
He’ll perform in Tucson later this month as part of a show called “Shenanigans: Comedy, Magic, and Mischief for the Whole Family” at the Temple of Music and Art. Danny Cole owes much of his success to his maternal grandparents, who piqued his interest in magic and were among his biggest supporters, he says, noting that “this magic thing isn’t always the most popular professional pursuit.” But his grandparents, both Holocaust survivors, always loved magic. They especially liked going to Las Vegas to see Siegfried and Roy....
Publ.Date : 19 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0800

Magician Kalita to perform at annual Christmas Show
Magician Matt Kalita, whose stage name is “KALITA,” will be performing at the event. “It feels good to show magic to kids and adults,” he said. “I like to see their reactions.” Kalita started performing magic 38 years ago, after he was inspired by a magician as a child. He’s traveled around the area and has performed at numerous fairs and festivals.
Publ.Date : Fri, 20 Dec 2013 15:38:54 -0800

Thanet magician sells out West End show - This is Kent
Clint Stevenson, 31, performs alongside magician Diobo and host Ady as part of the act Three's A Crowd. He told the Gazette: "I have been performing magic since I was 19 and when I was unemployed rather than sign on I started street performing around London's South Bank and Covent Garden. It was here I met Ady and Diobo."
Publ.Date : 20 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0800

Under their spell: The new breed of magician - Sydney Morning Herald
Magic, like burlesque a decade ago and circus before it, is having quite a moment. Once confined to Las Vegas and tea-time kids' shows, men with wands are now popping up everywhere in town: at the Illusionists' extravaganza, in the Band of Magicians show and a play called Bullet Catch under the umbrella of the Sydney Festival.
Publ.Date : 20 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0800


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