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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of June 23-29, 2014-

Illusionist and magician Uri Geller reveals he is quitting the UK -hellomagazine
Illusionist and magician Uri Geller reveals he is quitting the UK to return to this native Israel -- and says he wishes Roy Hodgson had taken him to Brazil to inspire our footballers with his psychic powers. The spoon-bending psychic and his wife Hanna are quitting their magnificent Berkshire home of 34 years for a small apartment in Jaffa. "Ever since I left Israel, in 1972, there was always a spiritual magnetic urge for me to go back," he said. "I think it's like that for almost every Israeli. If you're born there, there is powerful mystical energy that gradually pulls you back. After roaming the world for 40 years, it’s time to go back to where I started."...
Publ.Date : 23 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Documentary Wins Audience Award at AFI Docs -Hollywood Reporter
Justin Weinstein and Tyler Measom’s An Honest Liar, a documentary about master illusionist James "The Amazing" Randi, received the audience award for best feature at AFI Docs, the five-day documentary film festival that concluded Sunday in Washington, D.C...
Publ.Date : 23 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0700

'Magician' in his element at Chemistry Magic Show -CT Post-Jun 23, 2014
Instead of carrying a silk top hat and playing cards, the magician who performed for kids at the Monroe County Public Library wore goggles and a white lab coat. He brought along carbon dioxide, liquid nitrogen, vanilla wafers, balloons and beakers. "We're going to blow stuff up," James Clark from the Indiana University chemistry department told a packed room of youngsters and their parents. The kids cheered....
Publ.Date : 23 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician visits retirees group
Members of University of the Third Age, who meet in Barnet, Harrow and Borehamwood, were visited by magician Chris Woodward. Mr Woodward is the author of The London Palladium: The Story of the Theatre and its Stars, as well as a Gold Star member of the Inner Magic Circle.
Publ.Date : Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:40:13 -0700

Peters Twp. magician moves on in 'America's Got Talent' -Tribune-Review
Mike Super, a prominent paranormal magician who lives in Peters, stunned the judges on the June 22 episode of NBC's “America's Got Talent” and advanced through to the next round...
Publ.Date : 23 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Sheer Illusion: Kenrick 'ICE' McDonald to Preside Over the Society of -Eurweb
As master illusionist Kenrick ‘ICE’ McDonald prepares to step into the role of the organizations’ National President, he also realizes that he is making history as the first African American to do so.
Publ.Date : 24 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Shawn McMaster at local libraries -KSBY San Luis Obispo News
Shawn McMaster has appeared on America's Got Talent, mixing illusion with comedy, and he has a special show for kids called Fizz Boom Read! For two more days this week, he's bringing that to SLO County Library branches.
Publ.Date : 24 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0700

International magicians join local talent for Melbourne Magic -Herald Sun
International artists appearing in the first week include modern-day Merlin Jay Scott Berry, a US magician, poet, producer and composer, and Yong Tian, who brings her Asian Fusion Magic Show from Singapore. In the second week of the festival, New York gothic illusionist Dan Sperry promises to keep the audience on the edge of their seats, while Fritz Alkemade’s Let’s Go Dutch takes interactive performance to a new level. And US magician Eric Jones plans to transform everyday objects into miracles...
Publ.Date : 24 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician from Kettering learns new tricks -Northamptonshire Telegraph
Jamie Docherty, 19, is a former Kettering Science Academy student, and has joined event management company CJS Event Solutions, based in Kettering... Jamie said: “I’d always been into magic and started doing tricks at a very young age. “I was lucky enough to get into the magic circle in October 2013 and it’s been a win-win situation at CJS because they’ve been able to offer my services and I’ve been able to get some bookings out of it...
Publ.Date : 24 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Hull Magicians' Circle to perform at St Stephen's Shopping Centre -Hull Daily Mail
Hull Magicians' Circle is one of the most active in the country and is this year celebrating 80 years of existence. Vice-president Domanic Li, 38, said: "We're one of the largest groups in the country, behind London, and we're certainly one of the most active. "There has definitely been a resurgence in magic recently, with the likes of Dynamo and Troy on television. "Magic is one of those things that can stay with people.
Publ.Date : 24 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician performs at Choteau fundraiser -Great Falls Tribune
Evan Disney shows off his sleight of hand mastery in Choteau to help raise money for the Opportunities For All scholarships.
Publ.Date : 24 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician delights children at library -Albert Lea Tribune
Children squealed June 12 as magician Jim Jayes let stuffed snakes fly out of a can into his surprised face. The children at the Albert Lea Public Library scrambled around the floor to collect the plush toys. Jayes was dressed in a long, green velvet coat with a top hat to match his old-style magic....
Publ.Date : 24 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Cameron Zvara's act had everyone laughing at Wenonah -Bay City Times
Cameron Zvara had the crowd in stitches on Wednesday afternoon as he performed a lunchtime show as part of the Young People's Summer Series in downtown Bay City's Wenonah Park. His performance included a clever trick in which he used the Siri feature on a smartphone to help work his way through a trick that was supposed to involve folding a bandana, but ended up with him folding a banana....
Publ.Date : 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Strip Scribbles: Prince Charles, Penn & Teller; 'Marriage Can Be -Las Vegas Sun
Penn & Teller had His Royal Highness Prince Charles laughing and baffled with their magic show at his fundraising dinner in Windsor Castle on Monday night. The magicians sat at the head table in Waterloo Chamber with Britain’s future king and actress Sarah Jessica Parker, who also attended. “We had a royal dinner of goat cheese, asparagus, artichokes and Beef Wellington but had to forego dessert to prep the 20-minute show,” said Teller. They performed their Cups & Balls routine and Teller’s needle-eating trick in the Garter Throne Room of the landmark castle...
Publ.Date : 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Nationally featured magician visits McKinney magic shop June 26 -Star Local Media
Diamond Jim Tyler will be in the shop, so guests can come by to say hello, get an autograph, or have him personally teach them one of his effects. He will be at the shop from 10 a.m. until close...
Publ.Date : 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Baltimore magician Spencer Horsman to appear on 'Masters of -Baltimore Sun
Spencer Horsman often quite literally finds himself in a bind. Horsman be featured in the show "Masters of Illusion" on the CW in August, according to a news release. The 27-year-old will escape from "the flaming jaws of death" and will emerge from shackles and an underwater tank in episodes 1 and 3 of the show, which will air on Friday evenings...
Publ.Date : 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0700

For Young Offenders, a New Confidence Game -New York Times
The residents are as young as 10 years old, awaiting trial on charges ranging from trespassing to murder. Once a week, David Roth and Ricky Smith teach them how to be better deceivers. Mr. Roth, 62, is a professional magician who has performed coin tricks on David Letterman’s show. At Crossroads, where coins are considered a potential weapon, he works strictly with cards. “Watch and learn,” Mr. Roth told a small group of boys the other day, as he placed a deck of cards on a wooden game table...
Publ.Date : 26 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Queens magician to perform on "America's Got Talent"
Will Briarwood resident Roger “Rogue” Quan be able to work his magic on the “America’s Got Talent” judges this Tuesday night? The 35-year-old owner of Rogue Magic and Funshop in Elmhurst will appear on the July 1 episode where he will perform a “dangerous magic” act.
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:02:08 -0700

East Meadow magician invited back to White House for July 4 show -Newsday
The White House will be lit up on July Fourth with the glare of fireworks in the night sky, but brightening up the day will be the smiles East Meadow magician John Reid and his colorful balloon sculptures are sure to put on the faces of party guests...
Publ.Date : 27 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Las Vegas magician Jan Rouven 'next Siegfried and Roy'
When you step inside the intimate Starlite Theater at the Riviera on the Las Vegas Strip, little do you know the charismatic Jan Rouven performing death-defying stunts on stage could very well be the next Siegfried and Roy. And not only because they have the home country of Germany in common....
Publ.Date : 27 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Teatro ZinZanni reaches new heights with 'When Sparks Fly' -Bellevue Reporter
The production stars Ukrainian-born illusionist Maestro Voronin who manages to steal the show in an alluring display of smoke and mirrors without ever uttering a single word. This world-class magician, an original ZinZanni cast member, returns to Seattle for his 23rd performance with the dinner-theater. Joining Voronin in the Belgian spiegletent is famed aerialist Dreya Weber. Celebrated for her work conceiving and choreographing pop-sensation P!nk’s buzz-worthy aerial performances at the 2010 and 2014 Grammy Awards ceremonies, she also contributed aerial support to the artist’s recent "The Truth About Love" tour.
Publ.Date : 27 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Novel challenges what is real and what is illusion - Otago Daily Times
The Confabulist, not so much a whodunnit as a whodinit, is a fictional story about a man who kills Harry Houdini the magician. The story is cleverly interwoven with Houdini's partly fictional biography. The novel asks what is real and what is illusion. It asks how much is what we recall as memory, false? In psychiatry, confabulation is to fill in gaps in one's memory with fabrications that one believes to be facts....
Publ.Date : 27 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Believe in magic this summer: The Repertory Theatre in Seaside -Walton Sun
Jeanette Andrews. Hailing from the suburbs of Chicago , Andrews started practicing magic at age 4, and started performing professionally at age 6. “This is the only thing I’ve ever wanted to do,” Andrews said. “I love performing and sharing the art of magic with people. My show is inherently different, and I work hard to really make it relevant and modern for my audience.” Andrews hosts her one-woman show “Perception” on Saturday nights at The Rep, along with kids’ workshops and family performances during the week. And when she’s not performing, she focuses on research and development and the historical path of magic....
Publ.Date : 27 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Paul Daniels brightens up a charity event -Bracknell News
Paul Daniels officially opened a new sensory room for Dingley Family and Specialist Early Years Centres... Liz McDaniel, group development officer for Dingley, said: “Paul Daniels enjoyed learning a lot more about our work when he visited to open Wokingham’s new sensory room. He thought the equipment, which has been sponsored by The Lord’s Taverners, was ‘magical’.
Publ.Date : 28 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magic Garage Theatre magician to show his skills on TV
Tony Draper - stage name Anthony Dee - will feature in the Weekend chat show tomorrow morning, which is hosted by "Walking in the Air" singer Aled Jones. Mr Draper caught the eye of ITV producers thanks to his unique garage, which he spent five months lovingly transforming into the smallest theatre in Essex back in 2011.
Publ.Date : Sat, 28 Jun 2014 02:56:59 -0700

Making Magic at the Faire -Green Bay Press Gazette
Jac Clement's fascination with magic started when he was a boy and first saw a magician in San Francisco. From that point on, he was hooked and began studying and practicing on his friends in junior high. He performed magic tricks in high school and college, but then the urge fell dormant. The spell was broken after his children were born -- "Jaco" re-emerged. The last several years he has been performing for family and friends and is now moonlighting at parties. "I find everybody loves magic," he said. ...
Publ.Date : 28 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0700

David Copperfield Unveils His Bally Technologies Slot Machine -Broadway World
David Copperfield has made many things appear and disappear with a quick swoosh of a black sheet. This time he will unleashed the magic of his very own slot machine, aptly titled The Magic of David Copperfield, during an exclusive ceremony Thursday, June 26 outside of the Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino...
Publ.Date : 28 Jun 2014 00:00:00 -0700


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