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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of July 14-20, 2014-

Magician Dynamo predicted Germany's World Cup win two weeks ago
Two weeks ago, many football fans could have predicted that Germany would win the World Cup. Magician Dynamo, however, went the extra mile with his tournament prophecies. A fortnight ago on Sky Sports News, the English illusionist handed a sealed envelope to host Rob Wotton. On Monday morning, he returned to the studio to reveal its mystical contents.
Publ.Date : Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:29:44 -0700

Magician David Blaine coming - Philippine Star
Is he for real? Or is he a con job? Filipinos can decide for themselves when the world’s most intriguing magician hits Manila for a one-night-only live show. 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 Philippine audiences in a 90-minute live show on Sept. 12 at the Araneta Coliseum, according to promoter Renen de Guia of Ovation Productions...
Publ.Date : 14 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Dynamo: Magician Impossible series four confirmed with guest stars Coldplay and One Direction
UKTV have confirmed that award-winning series Dynamo: Magician Impossible will return to Watch for a fourth series. The digital channel also confirm that they’re upping the ante when it comes to the celebrities that will appear, with the likes of One Direction and Coldplay appearing.
Publ.Date : Tue, 15 Jul 2014 03:41:19 -0700

Jailed: Magician to the stars who held up off-licence wearing monkey mask
Curtis James Watson, 23, demanded cash from a terrified shopworker at Booze Busters on the Weston in March last year, a court was told. Watson was arrested and confessed to the crime, but fled to Tenerife to work as a magician while on bail.
Publ.Date : Wed, 16 Jul 2014 04:01:33 -0700

Four world-class magicians will leave their mysterious mark on islanders and visitors alike next month as they unite to become the Champions Of Magic at Jersey Opera House from Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th August. The entertainers include illusionist David Penn, mind-reader Alex McAleer, Britain’s premier close-up magician Fay Presto, and dove magician ErwanBodiou....
Publ.Date : 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Kerala magician Samraj wins Merlin Award
Kerala magician Samraj will receive the prestigious international Merlin Award-2014 in the "Scary Magic" category, an official announcement said Wednesday. Speaking to IANS, the 58-year-old engineer-turned-magician said even though he was told he was in the list of awardees, he cannot believe it...
Publ.Date : Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:26:03 -0700

Tri-State magician to perform at New Wizardz Magic Theater - FOX19
Tri-State magician Sir Pat Trick will be performing at the New Wizardz Magic Theater located at Newport on the Levee Friday through Sunday. Sir Pat Trick is an award winning magician who recently performed at The Orleans Casino in Las Vegas, Nev and at the World Famous Magic Castle in Los Angeles, CA.
Publ.Date : 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Siegfried & Roy welcome white lion cubs -Las Vegas Review-Journal
Magicians Siegfried & Roy welcomed three new snowy white lion cubs to Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat on the Las Vegas Strip. The 14-week-old felines were born near Johannesburg, South Africa, and brought to the Mirage casino three weeks ago. They will be available for public viewing starting on Friday...
Publ.Date : 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Nigel Hardman Accidentally Gave Police USB With Child Porn
A magician is facing prison after he accidentally handed over his collection of child porn to police. Nigel Hardman, 46, agreed to give CCTV images taken from outside his house in Preston, Lancashire to officers investigating drug dealing in the area. The performer, who previously went by the stage name of Prince Razaq, duly handed over a USB memory stick....
Publ.Date : Thu, 17 Jul 2014 06:14:03 -0700

Las Vegas: Riviera illusionist wins Merlin award-Los Angeles Times
Jan Rouven may not be a familiar name, but a new honor may help propel him into magic’s major league. Rouven, an illusionist who performs six nights a week at the Riviera Hotel & Casino, won the International Magicians Society’s 2014 Merlin Award. He was presented last month with the statuette onstage in the Starlite Theater.
Publ.Date : 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Luke Hocking gets up close and personal with his new -Herald Sun
LEAVE your cash at home and keep an eye on the goldfish -- magician Luke Hocking is going to make it all disappear. The Chadstone performer’s latest offering, Impossible Occurrences , is a classy affair at the Melbourne Marriott Hotel. “It is quite close quarters, it is different from a big stage-show illusionist you might see in Las Vegas, for example,” Hocking said...
Publ.Date : 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magic Tricks at Funerals? Unlikely Bedfellows in a Staid Industry -Small Business Trends
Ted Lee began practicing magic 30 years ago when he was looking for a hobby to distract him from the sadness that goes along with his profession. Now, he even serves as the president of the Manhattan-based Society of American Magicians, Parent Assembly No. 1. That’s a title that Harry Houdini once held. His career as a mortician, on the other hand, is something that has always been a part of his life. His father first opened his own funeral parlor in 1915. So Lee grew up around the business...
Publ.Date : 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magic Inc. Family Feud Reignites Over Honorary Street Sign -DNAinfo
Behind every great man is a great woman. That's the assertion of the family of the late Frances Marshall, who ran Magic Inc. at 5082 N. Lincoln Ave. with husband Jay Marshall until her death in 2002...
Publ.Date : 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

On magic and memory -Moose Jaw Times-Herald-by Justin Crann
In a discussion about his latest novel, The Confabulist, Galloway regaled his audience with a story about how he once tried a magic trick at a media lunch in New York. "I tried to do this coin trick where you hold the coin and then you make it disappear. It's supposed to be really easy, but I ended up dropping the coin into my lunch," he said with a chuckle. "Everyone laughed at me and I looked like an idiot, so I have now retired magic from my repertoire."...
Publ.Date : 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Alan Alan -Escapologist known as 'the British Houdini’-Telegraph
ALAN ALAN, who has died aged 87, was an escapologist famous for his “burning rope routine” and known as “the British Houdini”. Alan devised his trademark burning-rope act in the early Fifties, when he was just starting out in the escapology game. It involved him being trussed up in a straitjacket, or cords, or chains, and dangled on a petrol-soaked rope upside-down from a crane -- most famously high above the Thames. The rope would then be lit...
Publ.Date : 19 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magic Palace Showcases First Class Entertainment at the Tommy -Las Vegas Informer
The Magic Palace had a grand opening with a red carpet event on July 8 at the Tommy Wind Theater at 3765 Las Vegas Blvd. The Magic Palace is a nightclub with a performers lounge that well known magician come to showcase their talents. The main showroom seats 500 people and a parlor venue called The Gem has intimate seating for 75 people where you can experience close up magic. International Award Winning Magician Mon Dre was performing in The Gem that evening.
Publ.Date : 19 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Michael McIntyre comes to Hertford Music Festival -Hertfordshire Mercury
Hertford Music Festival will have a distinctly magical air this year, thanks to the conjuring talents of celebrity magician Michael McIntyre. Michael -- not to be confused with the comedian of the same name – will be among the many performers showing off their skills across the town on Sunday August 24 as part of the Musical Mystery Tour...
Publ.Date : 19 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

SA illusionist prepares to blow audiences away -Independent Online
Johannesburg - I’m left with more questions than answers when I walk out of my interview with illusionist Ilan Smith. What I have witnessed in the past hour has been unexplainable. I have seen banknotes levitate, a solid R2 coin being bent without being touched and witnessed Smith perform a card trick that even Dynamo the magician would be proud of.
Publ.Date : 19 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Director Jenna Bass Brings Magic to the Bigscreen - Variety
Before first-time helmer Jenna Bass turned her thoughts to movie magic, she was focused on a different type of sleight of hand. A graduate of Cape Town’s College of Magic, the 27-year-old says, “It was probably the best education I could have gotten.”...
Publ.Date : 19 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700


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