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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of December 30, 2013-January 5, 2014-
Meir Yedid receiving an Award of ExcellenceMeir Yedid receiving an Award of Excellence from S.A.M. North Atlantic Regional Vice President Eric DeCamps in Elmwood Park, New Jersey during the Assembly #25 meeting on December 27, 2013. The award in part is for, "His Pioneering use of the internet to promote and advance the art of magic. (1/5/14: A MagicTimes photo).

David Blaine: Real Or Magic C4: TV review
Blaine was revealing an array of tricks such as eating glass, spitting petrol, and driving a skewer through his hand. "Do not attempt to recreate any of these performances," we were warned, "as they involve significant risk of injury or death."...
Publ.Date : Thu, 02 Jan 2014 00:59:07 -0800

The Great LaDini winds down 50-year career Farmington magician-Foster's Daily Democrat
“I am 98 percent retired from show business,” said James Locke, aka James LaDini, The Great LaDini and Zing the Clown, as he looked back on his lifetime career as an entertainer. Disappearing venues, health complications and advancing age are all contributing factors....
Publ.Date : 02 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Kempston magician named children's entertainer of the year after - Bedfordshire News
Christopher Garside, of Kempston, was awarded the accolade by the Watford association of Magicians (WAM) after a competition on December 27...
Publ.Date : 03 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

My Magic Hands: Magic and rehab help transform kids with disabilities - Toronto Star
And that’s the whole point of a program called My Magic Hands, run by professional magician Julie Eng in collaboration with occupational therapists and speech therapists at Holland Bloorview. It’s the largest centre of its kind in Canada providing treatment for children with a wide range of disabilities including acquired brain injury, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and more. The My Magic Hands program, now in its 10th year and sponsored wholly by the Slaight Family Foundation, runs in various formats throughout the year and provides one-on-one instruction with a child who’s getting treatment...
Publ.Date : 31 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Magic kicks off the weekend At The Shore Today - Press of Atlantic City
Joe Holiday, an Atlantic City native, is a magician who takes a family-friendly approach to magic and entertainment. Holiday has performed around the world on cruise ships, at amusement parks and corporate events. Holiday performs tonight at the Comedy Stop Cafe and Cabaret inside The Quarter at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City...
Publ.Date : 02 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

In a Suite at the Waldorf, Steve Cohen Is Making Magic-Literally-TheaterMania
In a well-appointed suite within the Waldorf Towers Hotel, Steve Cohen is proudly in charge of one of New York City's best-kept secrets. He might not have the same name recognition as Penn and Teller or the Davids (Copperfield and Blaine), but Cohen, a master of the Sleight-of-hand, and his weekly show Chamber Magic, routinely manages to boggle the minds of the rich, famous, and powerful. Dubbed the "millionaires' magician," his work spans unique card tricks to what looks like the impossible: pouring a variety of beverages, from Long Island Iced Teas to chocolate milk, from an empty tea pot...
Publ.Date : 02 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Nothing to Hide Star Helder Guimarães on How a Lifetime of Magic- Theater Mania
Helder Guimarães isn't a headlining name most audiences would recognize, but in the world of magic, this 31-year-old is well on his way to becoming a legend. The Portuguese-born Guimarães was awarded the title of Parlour Magician of the Year by the Academy of Magical Arts for three years running, World Champion of Card Magic by the Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Magiques, and the Ascanio Prize by Sociedade Española de Ilusionismo. He is the only person in history to have all of these major awards...
Publ.Date : 02 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Tricky business: The Illusionists turn on the magic - The Age
The name of the new stage show The Illusionists says it all: things are not what they seem. But for audiences watching this stage spectacular founded on sleight of hand (and sleight of technology), it's convincing enough to pass as real magic. At Thursday's preview, the old person-cut-in-half trick by superstar magician Kevin James astonished everyone present...
Publ.Date : 03 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Rob Drummond's 'Bullet Catch,' presented by UMS, combines -The Ann Arbor News
Rob Drummond, the creator and star of the show titled “Bullet Catch” – coming to Ann Arbor courtesy of the University Musical Society – got hooked on magic as a kid, when his sister’s boyfriend not only performed a coin trick, but showed Drummond how it was done...
Publ.Date : 03 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Watch: Fantastic tricks by acrobat-turned-magician Wang Baohe - Shanghaiist
Wang Baohe was one of the most popular acrobats in Wuqiao, the birthplace of acrobatics in China. Wang said his 'shrinking bones' act was the only way he could make money and survive as a child in Beijing. 'It's a very cruel skill,' he said of his contortion tricks. Now, the aging acrobat has retired his bone-bending acts and draws huge crowds with disappearing performances that boggle minds all the same. Magicians rule...
Publ.Date : 04 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Teen magician tricks his way onto centre stage - Victoria Times Colonist
His teacher pushed him on stage for a talent show in elementary school and Jason Verners has been chasing the spotlight ever since. In December, the 15-year-old magician performed two shows for fellow students at Belmont Secondary School, did a solo number at the Al Smith Studio, opened a holiday concert for a pair of Victoria songwriters, and worked the Ivy Ballroom at the Fairmont Empress Hotel for a party hosted by the B.C. Human Resources Management Association. Not bad for an act that began with a dollar-store magic kit and a simple desire to stand out from the crowd....
Publ.Date : 04 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Czech skeptics offer reward for proof of paranormal phenomena - Prague Post
The Czech skeptic club Sisyphus has offered a reward of 10,000 Kč to anyone who would prove the existence of paranormal phenomena in an experiment, and it would recommend the successful applicants, if some appeared, for a worldwide $1 million prize. The global prize is sponsored by the James Randi Educational Foundation, and having the recommendation of a professional scientist or univerity faculty member such as the ones found in a national skeptical association is one of the criteria for consideration, although other options exist.
Publ.Date : 04 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Copperfield shows off model fiance
Millionaire magician David Copperfield shows off the new woman in his life, after his high profile romance with Claudia Schiffer many years ago. The illusionist has just become engaged to French model and designer Chloe Gosselin, 28, whom he has known for six years.
Publ.Date : Sun, 05 Jan 2014 16:04:03 -0800

 

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