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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of January 13-19, 2014-

Soumik Sen to make a biopic on magician PC Sorcar - Bollywood Life
Bollywood seems to be bitten by the biopic bug. Every director is trying to make a biopic on some or the other famous personality. After the ...
Publ.Date : 13 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Magician Joel Howlett reveals the source of his wisdom - Newcastle Star
More recently, he was named best overall performer for 2012 by the Genii's Magic Society Sydney. Next Wednesday, Mr Howlett will combine his love of reading and magic when he performs an all-ages show at Charlestown Library as part of Lake Macquarie libraries' Summer Reading Program. The program is designed to promote reading to children aged 16 and under...
Publ.Date : 13 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

B.C. magician Murray Sawchuck claims performers stole his illusion
Murray Sawchuck, a Canadian magician working in Las Vegas, is accusing another act of stealing one of his biggest illusions. The Burnaby, B.C. native told the Las Vegas Sun that touring act The Illusionists are doing the locomotive vanishing act he performed on season five of America’s Got Talent. “I feel completely betrayed and ripped off,” Sawchuck told columnist Robin Leach. “It’s an exact copy of my steam-train illusion I designed and invented.”
Publ.Date : Tue, 14 Jan 2014 18:37:18 -0800

VIDEO: Magic Matthew has a bag of tricks - Hartlepool Mail
MATTHEW Charlton is magic - or so his fellow college students now believe. When the 17-year-old isn’t in the classroom or studying between lessons, he spends his time wowing other students in the corridors at Hartlepool College of Further Education with his outstanding array of illusions and tricks. The talented teen is in the first year of a creative media course to become a web designer, but the former St Hild’s CE Student admits his ultimate dream is now to dazzle and amaze people with his collection of perplexing tricks as a professional magician...
Publ.Date : 15 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Farewell Steve Evans, you did us proud -
The 52-year-old from Wolverhampton became a media star after appearing on Richard Bacon’s programme on Radio 5 Live and as a guest on the BBC’s Breakfast programme. He spent 32 years as a building surveyor for Wolverhampton City Council, but was also a magician and comedian....
Publ.Date : 16 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Band of Magicians – The Guardian
Billed as the world's first stage magician boyband, the Band of Magicians consists of four male collaborators: Justin Flom, James Galea, Nate Staniforth and Justin Willman. It’s something akin to watching a mature One Direction with card tricks and a buzz-saw.
Publ.Date : 16 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Why trust this magician? -
So just how does he do it? Andrew Mayne changes real money into funny money, puts a motorcycle inside a helium bag which floats into the air, shoots it down with a flaming arrow and the motorcycle simply disappears...
Publ.Date : 16 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Wellesley Community Center creates grand illusion with special guest Lyn Dillies
the Wellesley Community Center will be the setting for taping another episode of “Gil Stubbs’ World of Magic,” featuring special guest magician and illusionist, Lyn Dillies.
Publ.Date : Fri, 17 Jan 2014 13:00:48 -0800

Magic show on managing waste
Magician Indra Ajith enthralled students here as he turned food waste into biogas and organic manure. As they watched, plastic waste vanished in thin air and plastic products converted themselves into colourful toys...
Publ.Date : Fri, 17 Jan 2014 07:32:50 -0800

Comic Norman Ng to perform at Waterville Valley
Magician and comic personality Norman Ng will swing, smash and conjure his way across stage at the Waterville Valley Resort Conference Center on Sunday.
Publ.Date : Fri, 17 Jan 2014 08:37:57 -0800

Stage hypnotist enchanted by the art of magic - Downtown Devil
The man behind the curtain is Michael DeSchalit, professional stage hypnotist, magician, hypnotherapist and motivational speaker. He walks the stage with a confident air, making jokes, occasionally turning to the full room of students in the audience to remind them of the power of imagination...
Publ.Date : 17 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Fixing vintage magic tricks - Tampabay
Amazing Lembo is a 76-year-old cancer survivor, but hardly what you would consider retired. Mail trucks regularly deliver broken magic tricks to his house in the Golden Acres community near New Port Richey and Lembo fixes them. He's rarely stumped and maintains the same patience and ingenuity that years ago earned him a place on the team to land astronauts on the moon...
Publ.Date : 17 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Magic-infused 'illusionarium' opens on Norwegian ship - USA TODAY
Unveiled this week on Norwegian Cruise Line's new Norwegian Getaway, the 275-seat Illusionarium is home to a magic-infused dinner show with illusions designed by top magicians. Sheehan says the $39-a-person show was the brainchild of veteran magician Jeff Hobson, who had played Norwegian ships in the past as a guest entertainer. He came to the line four years ago with the idea, helped develop it and now stars in the production along with nearly half a dozen other magicians...
Publ.Date : 17 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Lance's Journal: Pat Hazell's Wonder Bread Years - 1011now
His 25 years of experience as a writer, producer, director and magician have made him a go-to-guy for new American theatre. Pat is one of the original writers for the "Seinfeld" sitcom and a critically acclaimed playwright and a contributing commentator to National Public Radio. His is recognized for his genuinely funny Americana humor and his salute to nostalgia. Pat's production of "The Wonder Bread Years," was one of 6 productions presented this season by the Merryman Performing Arts Center in Kearney...
Publ.Date : 17 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Meet the Illusionists and their meatspace - The West Australian
David Williamson is known for his card sharking and magic comedy and has worked with David Blaine and David Copperfield. "I always have a deck of cards with me and I'll do tricks at the drop of the hat, although we try to stay away from top hats and rabbits in this show. That's the old paradigm." Magicians' methods had been unchanged over the centuries but the showbiz presentation had been ramped up for 21st century audiences, he said...
Publ.Date : 18 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

NOTHING TO HIDE Ends Extended Run Off-Broadway Today - Broadway World
The highly acclaimed show NOTHING TO HIDE, produced by Werner Entertainment and Ostar Productions, ends its extended run today, January 18, 2014 after 95 performances in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Two of the world's most gifted sleight-of-hand artists, Derek DelGaudio (2011 & 2012 Close-up Magician of the Year) and Helder Guimarăes (2011 & 2012 Parlor Magician of the Year) star in this uniquely unconventional magic show, directed by Emmy Award winner Neil Patrick Harris. Through a series of diverse and engaging vignettes, NOTHING TO HIDE leads the audience on an amazing and memorable journey into a world of pure astonishment. The show's producers announced that the production recouped its full $400,000 capitalization costs in only eight weeks of performances and has grossed over $1 million in ticket sales...
Publ.Date : 18 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

'Partridge Family' Manager Dave Madden Dies - Valley News
Dave Madden, the actor and comedian who played the curmudgeonly band manager on the popular 1970s TV series The Partridge Family, died Thursday at a hospice in Jacksonville, Fla. He was 82. He began show business as a magician and nightclub comic and landed his first acting job on the short-lived sitcom Camp Runamuck in the mid-1960s. His other TV credits include Barney Miller, Love, American Style and Bewitched...
Publ.Date : 18 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800


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