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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of June 30-July 6, 2014-

Manchester's answer to street magician Dynamo is a hit with city's shoppers
Salford's Dominic Anthony has been weaving his magic to large crowds - and has now won the under-18s title in a national street magicians contest. Just like that! This teenage magician has been wowing crowds in Manchester city centre and at charity events, but now the trickster will be dazzling audiences in London after pulling a top award out of the hat.
Publ.Date : Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:18:21 -0700

Broadway conjures magic with 'The Illusionists' -News 10NBC
Magic will be take center stage on Broadway this winter in a new, high-paced show but don't expect just one illusionist with a trick up his sleeve. Try seven. "The Illusionists" starring seven international stars of magic -- ranging from a card conjurer to a wizard with a crossbow -- will play the Marriott Marquis Theatre from Nov. 26-Jan. 4, the first time in almost 20 years that a magic show plays Broadway...
Publ.Date : 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Review: Magic Gala -Edinburgh Evening News
The opening acts, Max Guito, R Paul Wilson (pictured) and a gentleman who can only be described as the Norman Bates of illusion, Rob Zabrecky, all featured cheeky riffs on sleight of hand. To bamboozle an audience with such quick paced switches, particularly Guito’s CD swaps, in such an assured manner, however, must have taken many years practice....
Publ.Date : 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Ali Cook comes to Mansfield -Hucknall Today
If you are a fan of horror films and the history of the occult or anything a bit creepy and weird then Ali Cook’s magic show is for you.
The well-known TV magician and comedian is performing at Create Theatre, West Notts College, on 19th July. In Ali’s latest show, entitled The Art Of Astonishment, he attempts to re-create old legends from the ancient world before a live audience...
Publ.Date : 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Acclaimed Seddon illusionist Michael Boyd will pull many tricks out -Herald Sun
NO ONE other than Seddon’s Michael Boyd should attempt to slice a woman into eight pieces. The jaw-dropping act will be among the many tricks that the illusionist pulls out of his hat at The Palms at Crown this Friday. Mr Boyd said crowds could expect death-defying escapes, levitations and disappearing acts during his Mystique show...
Publ.Date : 01 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

'America's Got Talent' Auditions: New York Magician Unnerves -Enstarz
Rogue, 35, is a New York City-based magician who came out to the AGT stage to show his stuff. Rogue became fascinated with magic at the age of six, inspired by prominent magicians of the time. Rogue's passion for magic did not stop merely at learning the trade. He also owns a magic shop in New York that has been open for over a decade. "I literally eat, drink, and breath magic every single day," grinned Rogue in his pre-performance interview...
Publ.Date : 02 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Shock Illusionist Dan Sperry Will Make Broadway Return to Kick Off -Broadway World
Illusionist Dan Sperry will return to New York City in November 2014, bringing his outrageous style of shock illusion to Broadway. The month-long residency kicks off the North American tour of "The Illusionists," the largest touring magic show in the world...
Publ.Date : 02 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Queens magician performs staple gun Russian roulette on "America's Got Talent" wows judges
Queens magician Roger “Rogue” Quan took his chances with one out of four loaded staple guns on “America’s Got Talent” Tuesday night and four out of four judges loved it.
The Briarwood resident and owner of Rogue Magic and Funshop in Elmhurst performed his staple gun Russian roulette routine on the July 1 episode.
Publ.Date : Wed, 02 Jul 2014 07:47:02 -0700

Magician Mike Aloia and 'The Cowboy' Vic Clevenger co-headline Savannah Comedy Revue
The July 4 edition of the Savannah Comedy Revue features two performers: Comedian/magician Dennis Aloia and “The Cowboy” Vic Clevenger. Aloia became a comedian and magician through necessity. “When I was in my early 30s, there was another recession,” he says. “Work was hard to find. I had small kids at the time. “My best friend had been doing magic since he was 10 years old. We opened our own neighborhood tavern and he said, ‘I’ll teach you how to do magic.’”
Publ.Date : Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:22:26 -0700

D. Robbins & Co. Updates Wholesale Inventory for Summer 2014 -DigitalJournal.
D. Robbins & Co. has several new wholesale magic items this summer for magicians at every level on their EZ Magic website. The company continually updates its inventory of magic tricks, accessories, and books throughout the year to help retailers supply the best quality items to their customers.
Publ.Date : 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Ivan Amodei brings the magic and the message -Boston Globe-Jul 3, 2014
Just like that, magician Ivan Amodei will appear in Boston this weekend, bringing his illusions to the Park Plaza for shows Saturday and Sunday. It’s a rare local date for Amodei, who can be found most weekends performing at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in LA. He calls his show “Intimate Illusions,”..
Publ.Date : 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Glasgow magician Billy Reid's close-up show is capital sell-out -STV Glasgow
You might remember Billy Reid, he appeared on STV Glasgow's The Riverside Show shortly before the beginning of a week-long residency at the fifth Edinburgh International Magic Festival...
Publ.Date : 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Hey presto! Magician Dynamo takes to the water as he whisks his -Daily Mail
When you're a magician trying to impress your girlfriend, there are times when pulling a white rabbit out of a hat just won't do. And magic man Dynamo appeared to pull out all the stops when he whisked his lady love off on a romantic trip to Italy recently. The couple were spotted spending time on a boat off the shores of Portofino as they enjoyed their romantic trip on Wednesday.
Publ.Date : 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician "Ice"ť McDonald making history
“Ice” McDonald is being inaugurated today as the first African-American President of the National Society of American Magicians. The inauguration will take place July 3, 2014 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the I.B.M./S.A.M. combined 2014 National Convention.
Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Jul 2014 09:13:36 -0700

Magician kicks off Library summer reading program -Selma News
The “Fizz, Boom, Read!” summer reading program started at the Selma Library with magician Jeff Jones being the first special event of the summer. It is is the fourth year magician Jeff Jones has been at the library and the kids enjoy him every time, said the library staff. Students packed the library awaiting Jones’s set up in the Suber Room...
Publ.Date : 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician is never afraid to ice with death -Birmingham Mail
He’s diced with death performing dangerous tricks involving knives and broken glass. But one of his riskiest stunts was when Ben Hart stripped down to his underpants for a trick in an Ice Hotel. Filming all day in temperatures of minus five degrees, he ended up with hypothermia and could barely talk. It was for the BBC3 show Killer Magic, a new series which is going out in September....
Publ.Date : 04 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Traveling magician show successful -Las Vegas Review-Journal
The billboards make them look like magic’s version of “The Avengers.” And they fight their way out of a basement like superheroes, too. I’ve been keeping track of this show called “The Illusionists,” a touring package of magicians, several of them from Las Vegas. It’s a big hit overseas and will land on Broadway for the holiday season, in the Marriott Marquis Theatre where Donny and Marie Osmond worked the Christmas season of 2010.
Publ.Date : 05 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Illusionist Gillen plays mind games with his audience -Irish Independent
Dubliner Shane Gillen is a magician who is not afraid to admit he can't actually make any animals out of thin air. But he can persuade you that your thoughts aren't quite as private as you might think...
Publ.Date : 05 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magical headliner at Matt’s Comedy Club-Sussex Express
“Headline act is the extraordinary comedy magician John Archer, star of ITV’s Fool Penn & Teller in 2011. Always a popular draw, John has been carving a strong position in the comedy magic genre over many years, including a prized commendation from Derren Brown who booked him for a family celebration...
Publ.Date : 06 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700


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