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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of July 7-13, 2014-

Orson Bean: Magician, Soldier, Comic, Actor, Believer -Breitbart News
His life as an entertainer really began at the age of ten, when he was given a magic set, inspiring in him the notion that “I can be a magician.” He put his plan into action when he was in high school and began doing magic shows at the Moose Club in Northborough and other spots in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Publ.Date : 7 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Queens magician advances on 'America's Got Talent' after scary-New York Daily News
Queens magician Roger “Rogue” Quan wowed all four “America’s Got Talent” judges Tuesday when he loaded one of four staple guns and told judge Mel B to shuffle the tools in a bag and then shoot him in the head with three of them.
Publ.Date : 7 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

David Blaine to cast spell on Malaysia, for real! -The Star Online
Magician David Blaine, who has been wowing and spooking audiences worldwide with his trailblazing brand of magic for almost two decades, is set to cast a spell on Malaysian audiences in a 90-minute live show on Sept 5 at Stadium Negara, according to a press release by co-organisers LOL Events and LiveScape Asia...
Publ.Date : 8 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

First look at Adrien Brody as Harry Houdini -FanSided
This Labor Day the History Channel will air a four hour mini-series on the life of famed magician, illusionist, and escape artist, Harry Houdini and his wife, Bess. Bess will be played by House of Cards’ Kristen Connolly. The series will trace Houdini’s life from his early years languishing in poverty to becoming the most famous escape artist in the world....
Publ.Date : 8 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Derren Brown to return to Hanley's Regent Theatre in 2015 -Stoke Sentinel
STAR magician and illusionist Derren Brown will return to the Potteries as part of a nationwide tour next year. The star of countless TV shows will play six consecutive nights at The Regent Theatre in Hanley from May 5, 2015, as part of his seventh live tour...
Publ.Date : 8 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

IT'S MAGIC: Illusionist entertains at library reading program -Troy Messenger
Children are super smart these days. They aren’t fooled by many things. And, the children who attended the Troy Public Library’s magic show Tuesday were smart … but they were fooled. Magician Gary Ledbetter did some amazing tricks that the children in the audience thought they had figured out...
Publ.Date : 8 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Local magician committed to granting dying wish -Camrose Canadian
Andrew Rufiange is attempting to fulfill the last wishes of a circus performer who died more than 70 years ago. Rufiange has been practicing magic since the age of six and performing professionally for the last ten years. His love for magic started when, as a boy, he saw a David Copperfield performance on television....
Publ.Date : 9 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magic at the Museum on July 19th -The Community Word
The show, presented by the Peoria Magicians Assembly, focuses on the art of performing magic up close. It will be held in the Museum’s Giant Screen Theater where the audience can easily see all angles of the magicians’ performances. In addition, a camera will be focused on the performers so that viewers may also see any sleight of hand enlarged on the high-definition, five-story screen. Baker will be joined by fellow magicians, Rodney Nordstrom, PMA president, and Kyle “Gambit” Bassett. They will each be demonstrating their own distinct techniques...
Publ.Date : 9 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

'The Illusionists' hopes to work magic on Broadway -The Providence Journal
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 to Jan. 4, the first time in almost 20 years that a magic show has been booked for Broadway. “We’re going to bring magic back to how it’s supposed to be — a good, solid, inspiring form of entertainment,” said Dan Sperry, whose macabre show often features spinning blades and whose motto is “Magic No Longer Sucks.”..
Publ.Date : 9 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magicians guild conjures show to benefit Nevada Theatre -The Union of Grass Valley
Trevor Duffy will perform a Family Friendly Magic Show at the Nevada Theatre. This follows the tradition of a yearly fundraiser at the theatre, sponsored by the Nevada County Magicians Guild. One of the advantages of having the show during the warm Summer Nights, is that it is very cool and air-conditioned in the old building, and families like the friendly atmosphere. Trevor Duffy is a highly motivated award-winning magician from Johannesburg, South Africa.
Publ.Date : 10 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Masterful Magician Rob Lake - Atlantic City Weekly
With those credentials you would expect to see a high quality show and Lake delivers exactly that, a show that has a modern feel, including five dancers, but that utilizes classic illusions like levitation and sawing a woman in half. Lake’s show features a lot of audience participation, going into the crowd several times to find amateur assistants, adding to the fun. His persona is low-key yet is presentation is theatrical enough to provide several “wow” moments, including his finale when he and his assistant are on a motorcycle onstage that disappears and reappears in the audience...
Publ.Date : 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Merrimack, Lyndeborough magicians win awards -merrimackjournal
Local magicians Bob Bodman, of Merrimack, and Joseph Caulfield, of Lyndeborough, won awards at the recent New England Magic Convention in Concord. Bodman was named best parlor magician and Caulfield was named best mystery magician.
Publ.Date : 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

New Providence Summer Concert Series Opens on a High Note -TheAlternativePress
The first concert held on Thursday evening in Centennial Park featured the 1910 Fruitgum Company. The evening began with face-painting and magician Simon Mandal to entertain the children, followed by the concert...
Publ.Date : 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magically educational
When he was seven years old, Evan Morgan watched famed magician David Copperfield perform on television. He was instantly hooked, beginning a love affair with magic. Now, the 24-year-old has launched an online crowdfunding project to try to help bring magic to a group of inner-city youth.
Publ.Date : Sat, 12 Jul 2014 16:30:34 -0700

David Blaine to charm Singapore on Asian Tour
American magician David Blaine will be in Singapore for one night only to perform his Real or Magic show. Taking place on September 8 at Resorts World Sentosa, Blaine will perform live stunts that aim to blur the lines between reality and illusion. Blaine came to mainstream fame through his television programme Street Magic, which he created at the age of 23.
Publ.Date : Sun, 13 Jul 2014 00:43:10 -0700


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