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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of May 5-11, 2014-

A bit of magic between the sleeves -Hamilton Spectator
Five days before Jadugar Anand begins enthralling the city with his esoteric magic skills, the versatile magician's 30-year-old son popularly named Junion Jadugar Anand left the audience spell bound with his daredevil feats in a blaze at the Dussehra Maidan here on Sunday...
Publ.Date : 04 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700

The secret of magic is not a secret -SFGate
My friend Reed Kirk Rahlmann is an actor, a street performer, a writer, a tour guide and a magician. We have lunch together occasionally, and we often talk about magic. He does it; I watch it; we have a lot in common. He doesn't tell me the secrets of the tricks he does onstage, but he will talk enthusiastically and well about magic in general. I really don't know how the tricks are done (save for a few gimmicks I've learned over the years), but I do appreciate hearing about them from an expert...
Publ.Date : 05 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Now you see it, now you don't -TimesLedger
E. N. Kamarados, who goes by the stage name Kamarr, billed himself as a prestidigitator, and came to Queens to perform magic as part of the entertainment at the Greek Pavilion. Now, 50 years later, Kamarr returns to the site of the Fairs to take part in the Society of American Magicians’ “105th Annual Salute to Magic,” at the Queens Theatre May 17 to relive some of his World Fair experiences...
Publ.Date : 06 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Blackmail, sabotage alleged by Branson magician -KSPR
Stunning stunts, tamed tigers, and illusions are at the heart of the Kirby VanBurch Show in Branson. For more than two-decades, the show has dazzled audiences in Branson... For more than a month, Kirby VanBurch has had no contact with his famous cats or performed any shows. The Prince of Magic has also announced his retirement. Citing health concerns, this year will be Kirby VanBurch's last year performing. That is, if he gets the chance to.
Publ.Date : 06 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Robot TED Talk Will Make You Believe in Magic -Mashable
Tempest's six-minute TED talk, seen below, is a testament to what's possible with modern robots. As he told Mashable last July, "It’s time for magicians and technologists to collaborate.”
Publ.Date : 06 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Cosentino brings his art to Parramatta streets -Parramatta Sun
In order to draw attention to world No Tobacco Day on May 31 Cosentino spent six months rehearsing for the stunt which involves fire, a wooden crate, chains, an eight-metre drop and rows of flaming sharp spikes. Cosentino, who was named international magician of the year in 2013, said preparing for the stunt was mentally and physically challenging.
Publ.Date : 07 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700

This magician has new tricks under his hat
Legend has it that PC Sorcar Jr was once denied entry into Sathya Sai Baba's lair. But hell bent on calling his bluff, Sorcar gained entry in disguise, and when Baba miraculously produced a sondesh, the magician came up a rasagulla from thin air. Sorcar is perhaps one of the few enigmatic figures in Bengal, seen dressed in a robe and feathered turban even off stage and a permanent smile pasted below a twirled mustache on his glowing face.
Publ.Date : Thu, 08 May 2014 17:52:19 -0700

Teller conjures up a magical vision of 'The Tempest' at ART -Boston Globe
Teller, the mononymous magician, says that his upcoming production of “The Tempest” began as the stuff of dreams — his, to be precise. In 1978, he was studying the process of recording dreams, and one night he dreamt that he was Prospero, the sorcerer at the center of Shakespeare’s last play. “I was fighting my enemies by means of magic tricks,” Teller says. “I realized that Prospero is unlike other Shakespearean vengeance takers, who stab their enemies or poison them or gouge their eyes out. Prospero puts on shows to get his vengeance. It’s a strange tale that haunted me for a long time.”
Publ.Date : 08 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Turn it around! TV host almost shoots herself in the face with nail -Irish Independent
Australian morning TV show host Sarah Harris gave her audience more than what they bargained for when she almost shot herself in the face with a nail gun. Harris was hosting a magician on the ‘Studio 10’ show when she was asked to pick up a nail gun and shoot it...
Publ.Date : 09 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Master illusionist Teller brings 'The Tempest' to Cambridge -Boston Herald
The lead character in Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” Prospero updates his old tricks with help from famed magician Teller and the American Repertory Theater. Best known as half of the duo Penn & Teller, the illusionist spent five years developing “The Tempest” -- tomorrow through June 15 at the ART’s Loeb Drama Center -- with co-director Aaron Posner...
Publ.Date : 10 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700

 

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