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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of June 9-15, 2014-

BRAHM presents magician Bill Spooner -Blowing Rocket
Friday’s presentation is entitled “Art in Magic/Magic in Art” and will feature special guest, local magician and Museum member Bill Spooner. According to Spooner, this presentation takes a visual trip through time to examine the many facets of how art and magic are interwoven in mystery, politics, espionage, sculpture, advertising, classical and modern art. The journey is infused with demonstrations of the earliest known magic effect to modern day miracles.
Publ.Date : Tue, 09 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Watch Parklife magician Dynamo's unbelievable bendy finger trick! -Manchester Evening News
Steven Frayne, more commonly known as magician Dynamo, did the rounds at Parklife Festival over the weekend, much to the delight of gobsmacked festival-goers and artists alike. Originally from West Yorkshire, Dynamo is famous for levitating comedian Matt Lucas four feet off the ground at the Emirates Stadium in London as well as appearing to walk on water on the River Thames....
Publ.Date : Tue, 09 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Teen magician to perform in Durango -The Durango Herald
Teen magician Eli Portala, stage name Eli, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at the Animas City Theatre. The show will open with the teen’s award-winning dove magic, which has been recognized by various national and international magic titles. Residents can get an up-close-and-personal chance to meet Eli from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday or Wednesday at Cuckoos Chicken House, where he will be performing various sleight-of-hand magic tricks for Cuckoos customers, his mother and manager Melissa Portala said....
Publ.Date : Tue, 09 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0700

That's not magic: Penn, Teller and Derren Brown reveal all-The Guardian
These days, the big magic acts – including the biggest of them all, Penn and Teller, who are in the UK this week -- debunk the supernatural. Derren Brown's another prime example. It may say "magician" on their passports, but in fact they're the opposite: hyper-rationalists, sceptics of "magic" and superstition, who criticise credulousness from their stage-pulpit and warn us all not to be gullible..
Publ.Date : Tue, 10 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Smoothini Ghetto Houdini - Magician - America's Got Talent 2014-Zeibiz
Magician Smoothini “Ghetto Houdini” auditioned on America’s Got Talent season 9 Week 3, June 10, 2014. Abracadabra! This ex-Marine turned “ghetto Houdini” is a magical must see! Watch as he wows the crowd with his mind-blowing bar magic–and makes Howie Mandel’s pen disappear up his nose! Howie said he was not prepared for what he saw. Mel B said it was slick and seamless and did not want it to stop. Heidi said it was a real treat. Howard said best thing all day...
Publ.Date : Tue, 11 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Desert sage: Of magicians and radicals -Deming Headlight
One of the essential skills of a magician is that of misdirection, luring your attention elsewhere. When a magician makes something disappear, it is often hidden in plain sight. A magic trick is a small story and the audience will accept the tale and gasp in amazement. It's fun. Yes, there are those who hold back and try to catch the trick, but they are just party-poopers....
Publ.Date : Tue, 11 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0700

The Insider: That Dynamo's a tricky customer -Liverpool Echo
He's one of the most famous magicians in the world, known for performing jaw-dropping illusions all around the globe including one were he famously levitated in front of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio. But Dynamo had his feet firmly on the ground -- and his eyes on expanding his famously black wardrobe -- during a mystery visit to Liverpool. Insider hears the Bradford-born star, who’s real name is Steven Frayne, was on a flying (though not literally this time) visit the city and called in to Cricket Menswear. Our spy spotted the diminutive illusionist quickly browsing the rails of the Mathew Street shop and chatting with menswear stylists...
Publ.Date : Tue, 11 Jun 2014 22:01:00 -0700

Winnipeg magician Darcy Oake escapes bear trap, lands agent
Winnipeg magician Darcy Oake's dreams are materializing after a death-defying bear trap escape on one of the biggest TV shows in the United Kingdom. Oake, 26, has signed on with one of the largest talent agencies in the world, Creative Artists Agency, after finishing fifth in the finale of Britain's Got Talent.
Publ.Date : Wed, 11 Jun 2014 07:06:54 -0700

Magician Collins Key talks to Kidsday -Newsday
We met magician Collins Key backstage before his performance at Nassau Coliseum recently. He became known worldwide after appearing on the show "America's Got Talent."  He is such a great guy. We asked him if he had any hobbies besides doing magic? He joked, "No, I have no life. I like to play video games. I like Rubik's Cube and all that stuff. I love puzzles. I love mental games. I love reading."
Publ.Date : Tue, 12 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician to play his hand -Tasmania Examiner
Tasmanian illusionist Bodane Hatten is a young gun illusionist who hails from Hobart, but envisages Las Vegas as his destiny. And by sheer luck, Launceston is also in his sights thanks to Encore Theatre Company trying its hand at being a production company and booking Hatten's latest show, Deception, for a one-night stand at the Princess Theatre next month. Deception has already wowed audiences in Hobart as did his previous show Underground Magic, and Hatten has also delivered a successful two-year season at Dracula's on the Gold Coast in between....
Publ.Date : Tue, 14 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0700


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