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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of March 24-30, 2014-

Magician Paul Gertner uses an iPad to surprise, educate - Youngstown Vindicator
Then there’s Paul Gertner, who for nearly 30 years has been considered a magician’s magician, someone who explores illusions and tricks with a cerebral flair that wows audiences and exasperates his peers. The Pittsburgh resident’s latest show is “Braindrops,” which will come to Youngstown on Friday for a show at the Butler Institute of American Art North Building. Ironically, it was an exhibition at this same venue a few years ago that inspired Gertner to embrace, explore and debunk technology...
Publ.Date : 24 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0700

History TV18 brings its biggest star, Dynamo, to India -Best Media Info
After astounding people and celebrities across the globe, internationally acclaimed magician, Dynamo, recently visited India. As a part of this trip, HISTORY TV18, one of the leading factual entertainment channels in India, organized a special event for Dynamo to meet his fans in Mumbai on March 21, 2014. The crowd, consisting of over 300 enthusiastic fans, was left spellbound by his magic and illusions...
Publ.Date : 24 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Dogs' Puzzled Reaction to Magic Trick Entertains Millions
Jose Ahonen is a Finnish magician who is racking up millions of YouTube views with a new video in which he pulls a "hidden-treat trick" on dogs. Yes, even puppies can fall for sleight of hand, and their reactions to Ahonen's antics are pretty hilarious.
Publ.Date : Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:06:07 -0700

Magician Andrew Mayne: It's a trust issue - TODAYonline
Andrew Mayne grew up being pranked by his parents, so it’s no wonder he now stars in a show called Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne. In the show, not only does he play tricks on people in the street, like grabbing their mobile phones through a sealed window, he also uses magic “to help people ‘take revenge’ on somebody who did them wrong”. In the first episode, for example, he makes a motorcycle vanish -- its owner had reneged on an agreement not to own one.
Publ.Date : 24 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Hunt for actors to play father-son
The Sorcar bio-pic would be a big-budget spectacle with dazzling special effects.The hunt is on to play Sorcar Senior and Junior, and the filmmaker is in talks with actors. The Sorcar bio-pic too would have its share of the magic they performed on stage. But the focus of the plot would be on P C Sorcar's relationship with his son PC Sorcar Jr. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh says, "I've heard Soumik Sen is making a film on the legendary magician.I'd like to see Mr Bachchan and Ranbir Kapoor in the two roles of father and son. It would be magical to see such amazing talent work together."
Publ.Date : Mon, 24 Mar 2014 19:24:59 -0700

Wheaton magician Jeanette Andrews has spent her life honing her craft
Jeanette Andrews, 24,  literally has been performing it almost her entire life. She presented her first magic show to her preschool class when she was 4. Now 24, the Wheaton resident is an accomplished magician who has performed on TV shows and lectured around the country.
Publ.Date : Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:02:02 -0700

Now you see it, now you don't
American magician Andrew Mayne's interest in magic was ignited as a little boy when his grandfather showed him a trick that involved making a coin disappear. As a teenager, he worked behind the scenes for a David Copperfield TV special. After high school, the Alabama-born magician started working on a cruise-ship, performing an illusion show. He later headlined shows in resorts and casinos around the world...
Publ.Date : Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:14:23 -0700

The Woodville Halls in Gravesend welcomed legendary magician Paul Daniels ahead of this year's Easter panto
Legendary magician Paul Daniels was joined by his wife, the 'lovely Debbie McGee', to launch this year’s Easter panto. The Woodville is welcoming the star who is joined by Steve Hewlett, the ventriloquist who shot to fame with his puppet versions of Sinita and Simon Cowell on ITV1’s Britain’s Got Talent.
Publ.Date : Tue, 25 Mar 2014 04:28:02 -0700

Magician Mitch Williams to host lecture at Parlin-Ingersoll Library-Canton Daily Ledger
Does it take a magician to change the world? Perhaps, and that “magician” just might be you. At least, that’s what international magician and inspirational speaker Mitch Williams wants you to believe.
In his newly released book, “A Call to Magic – the Artful Science of Transforming Self and World,” Williams says that we’re all “magicians” in our own right, that we all have untapped “magical” abilities that can bring more fulfillment, joy and peace of mind to our own lives, and as a result, to the lives of others as well.
Publ.Date : 25 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Tuesday TV guide: Parkinson: Masterclass is terrific as Michael
His series – very much in the vein of the American series Inside The Actors’ Studio – continues with Bradford magician Dynamo in the spotlight. And he’s a terrific interviewee – happy to discuss at length the Crohn’s disease that nearly killed him, a childhood of being bullied, his fascination with superheroes and a very awkward introduction to the father who he hadn’t seen for 14 years.
Publ.Date : 25 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Tiger That Mauled Siegfried & Roy Magician Dies at 17
Las Vegas performers Siegfried & Roy said goodbye to their beloved white tiger, Mantecore, on Mar. 19. The giant cat, who had been a part of their show at The Mirage Resort & Casino, passed away after a short illness, the duo announced in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday. "The world has lost one of its most majestic creatures, and I have lost a brother," pledged Roy Horn, despite being attacked by the animal in 2003, when Mantecore hauled him off stage and caused serious injury.
Publ.Date : Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:24:18 -0700

Local magician to perform at Big Racks - Canton Daily Ledger
Beginning March 31, international sleight of hand artist Mitch Williams will be performing his table-side close-up magic for guests at Big Racks Steakhouse “The great thing about close-up magic is that every performance is completely unique, spontaneous and interactive, since I’m relating directly to the people I’m performing for,” Williams said, “and since most people have never seen the type of magic that I do, especially in this part of the country, getting to see something so utterly amazing.
Publ.Date : 27 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician to perform at Delta Grand
Rob Rue, a Lafayette-based magician and hypnotist, will present two shows in April at the Delta Grand Theatre in Opelousas. “They are very different shows but both are family friendly. There is a lot of audience participation,” Lamonte said. “If you are looking for a great event to share with your children, this is something special and affordable.”
Publ.Date : Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:43:19 -0700

Andrew Newman: 'There are lots of challenges with Derren Brown'
So there has been a rethink. "Derren's been brilliantly creative in his output since I've been here," Newman says, while admitting he presents "lots of challenges". "Part of it is coming up with the idea. Part of it is how to make the idea. Part of it is how to do it legally," he adds. "This year the actual copyright clearance of the paintings was a difficult one, who would have thought that?"...
Publ.Date : Sat, 29 Mar 2014 19:41:52 -0700

David Blaine Traumatizes A Room Full Of Children At The 2014 Kids' Choice Awards!-PerezHilton
David Blaine promised to show the kids a lil' bit of magic at the 2014 Kids’ Choice Awards, but he showed them a glimpse of hell instead! The dude's head fell off and slime stated shooting from his neck hole! SERIOUSLY! Watch the EXPLOSIVE video for yourself...
Publ.Date : 29 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0700


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