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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of January 6-12, 2014-

David Copperfield, 57, Engaged to Chloe Gosselin, 28! Magician Talks Fiancée, Past Claudia Schiffer Romance
David Copperfield is engaged! The 57-year-old magician is engaged to 28-year-old French model Chloe Gosselin. The famed illusionist, who dated Claudia Schiffer for six years back in the '90s, spoke with Hello! magazine Jan. 6, downplaying the former pair's high profile relationship...
Publ.Date : Mon, 06 Jan 2014 05:51:10 -0800

The Story Behind 'Bullet' - pride
How long does it take to get to know someone in an authentic way? How about if it is in front of a room full of strangers and the getting-to-know-you period will end with one person shooting another? These were some of the ideas that Rob Drummond, a Scottish actor and magician, was playing with when he created his show "Bullet Catch." He also had a story to tell, the story of a magician who performed the trick many times and died on stage during a performance of the trick.
Publ.Date : 8 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Criss Angel is 'resting and doing well' after three-hour shoulder - Las Vegas Sun
“Believe” at the Luxor magician headliner Criss Angel is “resting and doing well” early today after more than three hours of shoulder surgery. His doctors repaired his right rotator cuff torn in two places and a torn left bicep.
Publ.Date : 9 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

International magicians converge on Sydney - SBS
The magic industry has experienced a resurgence in popularity in recent years, helped by film and television. But British magician James More said the battle to impress is becoming increasingly difficult in an age of special effects. He is part of a new generation of magicians trying to impress an increasingly sceptical audience....
Publ.Date : 9 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Comedian Jerry Sadowitz joins fight for truth over death of friend at Pete Doherty party
The Scottish comedian and magician Jerry Sadowitz is campaigning to discover the truth behind the death of a friend at a party attended by the singer Pete Doherty. Mr Blanco and Sadowitz, who is currently performing at the Leicester Square Theatre in London, became friends after meeting at a convention for magicians.
Publ.Date : Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:54:22 -0800

Magician Paul Daniels reveals his home is flooded
Magician Paul Daniels has revealed the home he shares with his wife Debbie McGee has been flooded since the recent storms.
Publ.Date : Thu, 09 Jan 2014 14:05:49 -0800

Hope without borders - GazetteNET
Then I remembered how one man, Tom Verner, took his skill as a magician and — modeling his initiative after Doctors Without Borders -- left with his wife and a few friends for places of suffering around the world and offered what he could offer: magic shows. Following that initial trip, Magicians Without Borders was born. Since 2002, members of the group have traveled to over 30 countries performing magic shows for children in refugee camps, orphanages, and hospitals around the world—often in war-torn places where love and laughter are very much needed. Founded by Tom Verner in rural Vermont, Magicians Without Borders uses magic to entertain, educate and empower children and families. The United Nations estimates that Magicians Without Borders has entertained over 500,000 of the most forgotten people living in desperate situations around the globe....
Publ.Date : 10 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Magic camp helps treat children with hemiplegia, that causes - Yahoo!7 News
Ella is taking part in the first magic camp run by the Arts Health Institute, an Australian charity using the performing arts to help those with health needs. Some of Australia's best magicians are working alongside occupational therapists, teaching close-up magic tricks to the young participants.
Publ.Date : 10 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

"Don't worry, we prepared for it": TV Magician Paul Daniels' luxury home on River Thames is flooded
Not even magician Paul Daniels could think a lot of it as flood water poured into his multi-million pounds house yesterday. Gallons of water flooded into the home he shares with other half Debbie McGee as the upper reaches of the River Thames in Berkshire couldn’t cope with the deluge. Not even TV wand-waver Daniels, who had earlier started to alert neighbours, could hold back the tide.
Publ.Date : Fri, 10 Jan 2014 02:45:16 -0800

Young magician to 'hack' brains, predict future
Jason Yu promises to show a Richmond audience next week how an ordinary object can turn into a miracle. The 24-year-old magician is performing at Stage One Academy on Saturday, Jan. 18. At his “Irresistible” show, Yu says he will “hack” into brains, predict people’s future, produce drinks from his sleeves, bring drawings to life and challenge Houdini’s most dangerous act.
Publ.Date : Fri, 10 Jan 2014 16:39:35 -0800

Keith Barry's best trick is not worrying his wife - Irish Independent
After two decades together, Keith and Mairead Barry can tell each other anything -- well, almost anything. But for the sake of a quiet life, he often "forgets" to mention the more dangerous elements of his shows to his other half. "There's a very serious element of risk, a lot of mentalists have been killed over the years, but I rely on my team to tell me when to pull back," he says...
Publ.Date : 10 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Escapologist and magician RUA to challenge celebrities - Meath Chronicle
Performing mind blowing predictions, dazzling the public with close up street magic, escaping from the most deadly situations…this is all in a day’s work for the most exciting new name in the world of Irish magic. Over the course of ten episodes, Paul Gleeson or RUA (Paul’s stage name) will astound, astonish and above all entertain the entire family...
Publ.Date : 10 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Michael Late and The Late Mike Show Due to Hit Las Vegas - Guardian Liberty Voice
Michael Late and his act, The Late Mike Show, is currently in Las Vegas plugging his international show. Billed as the first Lederhosen Magician; Michael is an award winning magician who has worked extensively in Europe and just finished a three week tour in China. The Austrian performer wowed the Chinese population and won an award for his show and has been invited back, but, this time for a three month tour...
Publ.Date : 10 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

See The Stunningly Detailed Balloon Creations This Artist Made Every Day For A Year
Magician, photographer, and balloon twister Rob Driscoll talks to Co.Create about how he made some rather involved balloon creations every day for a year....
Publ.Date : Fri, 10 Jan 2014 19:21:11 -0800

Blackwood magician appears on Take Me Out - Campaign Series
A BLACKWOOD magician will reveal whether he cast a spell on his date during tonight’s edition of dating show ‘Take Me Out’. Jason Tatton, 32, who managed to bag himself a date in last week’s show, was nominated by his work colleague who told him just days before that he had an audition for the hit TV programme...
Publ.Date : 11 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Hypnotist Scott Lewis, part of the Illusionists 2.0 magic troupe, dies in Sydney balcony fall
An American stage hypnotist in Sydney for a series of shows at the Opera House has fallen to his death at an inner-city apartment block. The body of Scott Lewis, part of the Illusionists 2.0 magic troupe, from the United States, was found on a fourth floor balcony at Pyrmont about 9.40am. Witnesses have told police they saw an object fall as many as six storeys at the Goldsborough Mort apartments in Pyrmont Street.
Publ.Date : 11 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800


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