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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of February 17-23, 2014-

Jeffrey "Jeff" William Busby, 59
At his home in Wallace, Idaho, beloved husband, son and brother, Jeffrey Jeff William Busby, 59, passed away Feb. 10, 2014... At age seven, Jeff borrowed a library book on stage magic and was astonished to discover, "I could lie and cheat honestly." Jeff contributed his first article to a magic publication in 1969, a new technique that won the prize for "Best Card Trick of the Year." By age 17, his sleight-of-hand performances earned him a reputation as a "magician's magician," baffling well-known experts with his creations.
Publ.Date : 17 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Magician to poof onto campus - UTA The Shorthorn
When magician Josh McVicar was in high school, he practiced magic tricks and illusion as a habit to pass the time. Today, its his day job...
Publ.Date : 17 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Russell Davis by the numbers: Huntsville magician talks 'skeptical - The Huntsville Times
Magician Russell Davis' prop of choice for coin routines is an Eisenhower dollar, because, as he puts it, "the bigger the better." "They're also called Ikes," Davis says, "and they're the size of a silver dollar but my understanding is there's no silver in them. They're mostly copper and nickel-clad." The United States Mint issued Eisenhower dollars from 1971 to 1978, in honor of the late, 34th President of the U.S., Dwight D. Eisenhower....
Publ.Date : 18 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Our Town Holdrege: Chase Hasty Magician - 1011now
His name is Chase Hasty and he is the 'Magic Man' of Our Town Holdrege, "When I was 5 years old, I got a magic kit from my parents for Christmas. I enjoyed magic because it was something nobody else could do. I practiced the tricks and nobody else in my family could figure it out so I thought it was cool." Chase was just 10 years old when he kicked off his career. He'll tell you that he's come a long way in the past 6 years...
Publ.Date : 18 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Magician to poof onto campus - UTA The Shorthorn
When magician Josh McVicar was in high school, he practiced magic tricks and illusion as a habit to pass the time. Today, its his day job. Its the only thing Ive ever done, he said. I got into it in high school, started performing for restaurants as a table magician, and, in college, I got into hypnosis....
Publ.Date : 17 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Battle tested magician Aaron Radatz comes to Macomb Center - The Macomb Daily
Few travelling magicians can say theyve been battle tested like Aaron Radatz has. The Las Vegas entertainer and Michigan native says he is the only magician ever commissioned by the Department of Defense to give a command performance for U.S. military troops. It was a little different from other venues, such as Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, where he performs on Sunday.
Publ.Date : 19 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Local Magic Man Performed for Madonna, Named Magician of the - Miami New Times
His father was a costume designer and his mother a professional dancer, so it's almost as if Mio Rodriguez was destined to be a performer.  ...Pops should be proud, because unlike haphazard TV illusionist Gob Bluth, this guy is getting love from the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He was just named Magician of the Year by the south Florida chapter, and he has his own television series in the works.
Publ.Date : 20 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Magician to appear at alma mater for fundraiser Saturday - Martinsburg Journal
Of all the tricks and illusions that magician Mario Orsini has perfected, the one that confounds him is perhaps the most subtle. He's mastered the art of levitating objects, slicing blades through a wicker basket without piercing the assistant inside, turning water into sand. But he continues to work on the age-old trick of tearing a playing card into four pieces and - before the audience's eyes - making it whole again.
Publ.Date : 20 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Intent on enchantment: Magician Misty Lee - Santa Fe New Mexican
Misty Lee, a leading practitioner of theatrical magic. As a student, she trained her sights on dentistry, but the allure of magic soon sunk its teeth into her...
Publ.Date : 21 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Lawsuit hits David Copperfield
The 57-year-old magician is being sued by a group of stagehands and technicians who allege they were denied overtime pay and punished for pursuing it while working for his Las Vegas show. The employees were entitled to overtime pay for working in excess of 40 hours per week, the suit alleges, but Copperfield "consciously implemented a system of coercion and deception aimed at denying employees their rights to overtime pay." Specifically, the day-rate workers, were allegedly given titles that did not match their job descriptions.
Publ.Date : Fri, 21 Feb 2014 07:52:36 -0800

Magician teaches children about good oral hygiene
Preschool students sat captivated by The Amazing Tim Adamz as the magician, comedian and educator used magic and humor to inform kids about proper dental care and nutrition.
Publ.Date : Fri, 21 Feb 2014 14:25:47 -0800


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