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How technology, the Internet and the iPad are changing a- Deutsche Welle
Technology is all around us. So is magic. But while magic is a secretive, ancient art, technology is credited for its relentless drive towards innovation. Now, the two worlds are meeting head on. "The Internet is a blessing and a curse for magicians," says Stuart Nolan, who calls himself a research magician. For Nolan, the Internet is a curse because of the way people like to post videos and share the secrets of the game. But for magicians like Simon Pierro, the Internet has been a blessing...
Publ.Date : 7 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Chris Martin stars as lovestruck magician's assistant in Coldplay's-Daily Mail
Starting in the typical style of silent cinema, the 'players' are introduced with Cecile described as 'a beautiful young magicienne' while Clause is her 'moustachioed husband, the famous but drunk magician.'...
Publ.Date : 7 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Hot Trailer: 'Dealt', Docu On Blind Master Card Magician Richard - Deadline
Master card mechanic and motivational speaker Richard Turner is a longtime fixture on the magic circuit who has a fifth degree black belt in karate and an unrivaled touch with a deck of 52. He’s also been blind since the age of nine. Turner, who turns 60 this year, is the subject of Dealt, a new documentary from director/producer Luke Korem (Lord Montagu) and writer/producer Bradley Jackson...
Publ.Date : 7 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Author-magician to speak April 23 in Wall - News Transcript
Motivational speaker, magician and author Dr. Jeff Blum will perform magic and sign copies of his new book, “The Inside Out Solution. Blum describes his book, which was 15 years in the making, as “the culmination of [my] vast exploration into the inner workings of the human mind and its unlimited potential for success.”
Publ.Date : 8 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Kick back and let the magic flow - Standard-Examiner
"We want to believe anything is possible," said Kevin Spencer, who on Saturday brings his show to Logan's Ellen Eccles Theatre. "We want to believe we can fly. Ask any 5-year-old. So in my show, we float someone on stage." Spencer travels with a semi truck packed with several tons of magical gear, which allows him to perform new and historically based illusions. One of his favorites, inspired by a trick by Harry Houdini, calls for Spencer to walk through a solid wall of cement blocks...
Publ.Date : 10 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0700

'Magician for nonbelievers' visits FHSU - Hays Daily News
Every magician has a secret. Peter Boie, a magician for nonbelievers, cites lack of sleep as his. Sponsored by the University Activities Board, Boie performed in front of a packed Cody Commons Tuesday at Fort Hays State University. Boie started experimenting with magic tricks when he was 11 years old. He discovered a magic book and started learning...
Publ.Date : 10 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Gravity-defying entertainment returns to Diadeloso - The Baylor Lariat
The seated man was Max Major, a magician and hypnotist from Washington D.C. who returned to Baylor for his second Diadeloso performance. “Performing at Baylor is amazing,” Major said. “This is one of my favorite events each year. When it ended last year, I couldn’t wait for it to be back. It’s just the energy of the whole place and the stage and the size of the crowd. It’s a really fun chance to connect with students.”0:00 -0700

This Magician's Card Tricks Will Blow Your Mind, Convince You to-Creativity
Stockholm might be the best city in the world. It has a high quality of life, ranks number one for entrepreneurial environment, and also number one for health. Moving there isn't a coincidence -- and neither are the wild and wonderful tricks done by magician Charlie Caper in this simple, no-frills online video produced on behalf of the Swedish city...
Publ.Date : 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Young magician is streets ahead
MAGIC happens every day for street magician Sam King, aka Alakasam, who heads up to Queensland on Friday to compete in the Australian Street Entertainment Championships. Mr King, 19, of Bowden, will represent SA when he goes up against the nation’s best street performers as part of the competition held during the Surfers Paradise Festival. He will spend the days leading up to the event honing his card tricks at his regular Rundle Mall busking spot. His interest in magic was sparked at the age of 14 after watching popular television show MythBusters.
Publ.Date : Sun, 13 Apr 2014 05:17:00 -0700

Zlwin makes magic on high seas
He is only 25, but Zlwin Chew is making waves as a magician on board cruise ships, writes Yeoh Onn Chuan HIS name is Zlwin Chew and it's a name that many who have met him will never forget. Last year, this young and dynamic magician from Klang was one of the entertainment attractions on cruise ships, enthralling audiences both on stage and off with his magic performances.
Publ.Date : Sun, 13 Apr 2014 13:00:38 -0700

Magician Keith Barry slates Irish radio station which cancelled his...-Irish Independent
MAGICIAN Keith Barry has slated an Irish radio station which cancelled a scheduled appearance in response to him appearing on a rival station minutes earlier. The ‘Brain Hacker’ star admitted he was dumbfounded when, after driving to Cork with less than three hours sleep, he was informed at the Redfm studio his appearance was no longer required...
Publ.Date : 13 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0700

The tricks of a new trade -Hindu Business Line
Professional magician PC Sorcar (Jr), who made the Taj Mahal and a train full of passengers vanish in an off-stage “illusion”, admits that the political stage is no place for a sleight of hand. The BJP candidate for Barasat constituency in West Bengal, however, feels people want a magic spell from politicians to solve their problems...
Publ.Date : 13 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0700

The Magic of Las Vegas: A Q&A with David Copperfield - LubbockOnline
 I came here when I was 12 years old with my cousin Joel and my mom and dad. We stayed at Caesars Palace — that’s where Sinatra was. Jerry Van Dyke, Andy Griffith and Don Knotts performed at the Circus Maximus theater, then 20 years later, I was performing on that same stage, the won-derful place that is now high-roller suites at Caesars. I performed there for almost 15 years, 10 weeks a year. It was pretty cool...
Publ.Date : 13 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Motivational speaker returns to magic at Steamer 10 - Schenectady Gazette
Jim Snack used to do magic to make a living. Now he does it for the sheer joy. A certified speaking professional who specializes in employee motivation and engagement, Snack will be performing his first love, magic, at the Steamer No. 10 Theatre on Thursday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. His presentation is part of a weeklong schedule of family-friendly activities at Steamer No. 10 called “April Vacation Daze.”..
Publ.Date : 13 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0700

 

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