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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of May 26-June 1, 2014-

Magician sisters enter India Book of
Two sisters from Mangalore, who, from a tender age have been well-known for their magic tricks, have found a place in the illustrious India Book of Records, thus making the district proud at the national level. ...
Publ.Date : 26 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700

US magician David Blaine to make UAE debut-ArabianBusiness
US magician David Blaine is among the headline acts booked to appear in Abu Dhabi this summer. Blaine and Arab Idol winner Mohammad Assaf have been named as the star turns for the Summer Season, which is organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) and runs from June 5 to August 31...
Publ.Date : 27 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Johnny Depp to Become the Secret Spy Version of Magician 'Houdini'-First Showing
After directors like Gary Ross and Joe Wright flirted with bringing famed musician Harry Houdini to the big screen with an adaptation of The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero, last summer we learned that RED 2 and Galaxy Quest director Dean Parisot would be at the helm of the film for Lionsgate and Summit. Now we might have a star for the film as THR has learned that Johnny Depp is currently in talks to take the role which doesn't just focus on Harry Houdini, the legendary master illusionist, and his career as a magician, but also dives into the secret life of the renaissance man...
Publ.Date : 27 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician's show thrives on world record balloon sculptures-Norfolk Daily News
John Cassidy said the magic he creates is like bubble gum for the eyes. His balloon magic and comedy show is crazy and fun, and there's nothing serious about it, which is what audiences love. "What I do with balloons is different," he said. "It's not just dogs or snakes. It's fun because it's silly."
Publ.Date : 27 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Brittny Gastineau and David Blaine 'Made a Connection' at Kim-People Magazine
Two sources tell PEOPLE that Kardashian's BFF Brittny Gastineau, 31, and magician David Blaine, 41, felt the love in the European air. "They were flirty all night Friday at the rehearsal dinner and on Saturday," says one guest. "There was definitely something there between them," says another guest who adds, "They left the wedding together that night."
Publ.Date : 27 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician brings new show to Leeds-Batley News
Having spent his life using magic to solve impossible problems, magician Ben Hart now brings his hit one-man show to Leeds. Hart is one of the stars of BBC3’s brand new programme Killer Magic, in which five young magicians compete against each other in a series of tasks. He will be appearing at the Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds on Saturday May 31....
Publ.Date : 28 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Lawyer and magician Don Passman has a novel up his sleeve-OCRegister
Author Don Passman describes himself as a serial obsessive -- “I tend to go from one obsession to the next,” he says – but magic was one of his first loves, and it’s where he returned for inspiration for his new thriller. “The way magicians think is different than the way laymen think about problems,” says Passman, an entertainment lawyer by day. “I thought, ‘That’s an interesting mind-set for someone who’s trying to solve a mystery.’”...
Publ.Date : 28 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Richard Sanders wows at Comedy Nest-The Province
Sleight-of-hand magician Richard Sanders wows Gazette reporter Bill Brownstein Monday, May 26, 2014 with some of his tricks at the Comedy Nest, where he'll be performing with other magicians...
Publ.Date : 29 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Man of Bent Steel: Morgan Strebler, a magician known for bending-Southeast Missourian
Morgan Strebler feels like a kid again. The Sikeston, Missouri, native will return to the Midwest to perform at the annual Superman Celebration in Metropolis, Illinois, June 12 through the 15. Since the magician moved to Las Vegas in 1999, he's dazzled audiences at places such as Caesars Palace and the Bellagio, toured abroad to perform in front of thousands and performed on television. But when he was asked to perform for the four-day Superman convention, he said, it was a dream come true....
Publ.Date : 29 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Why Kids Are Better At Figuring Out Magic Tricks
The theory is based on the idea that kids operate without a lifetime's understanding of how the world works, "and magic is all about turning your assumptions and expectations against you," Stone says. "When you're pretending to shuffle a deck, they don't even notice you're shuffling." Kids also have the benefit of wanting to actually figure out how things work, rather than filtering the truth through a particular worldview...
Publ.Date : Thu, 29 May 2014 07:47:26 -0700

Rancho Cucamonga magician, The Phil Factor, to bring Up Close-Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Rancho Cucamonga magician Phil Jennerjohn, who works in a warehouse for Coca-Cola during the day, is taking a big gulp before he performs a sold-out show in Ontario. “This is a big deal for me,” said Jennerjohn, also known as The Phil Factor. “Officially my name is on lights. It’s exciting.”..
Publ.Date : 30 May 2014 00:00:00 -0700


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