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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of July 21-27, 2014-

Stafford Gatehouse welcomes TV magician Paul Daniels -Staffordshire Newsletter
YOU’LL like this - but not a lot. Magician Paul Daniels is the latest addition to the autumn season at Stafford’s Gatehouse Theatre. The popular TV magician will be appearing with Debbie McGee on October 25...
Publ.Date : 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Business Lessons From A Professional Magician
Stefan Thomke, the William Barclay Harding Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, has paired up with magician Jason Randal since 2009 to teach innovation to business executives. Randal’s lessons for executives are not just about how an engaging personality, psychological insights, and talented hands can create wonderful effects that amaze an audience. It’s just as much about the hard, creative work Randal puts in to continuously improve his art.
Publ.Date : Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:58:45 -0700

Watch orders new magician show from Objective -Televisual
UKTV’s Watch has ordered a 4x60’ series with psychological illusionist Katherine Mills. Katherine Mills: Mind Games blends Mills’ skills in ‘mentalism’, together with her love of magic, to perform acts of mind control. The series has been commissioned by Hilary Rosen and is ordered by Watch General Manager Steve North. Objective Productions and Crook Productions will co-produce...
Publ.Date : 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Kerala's magician receives international award -The Hindu
Kerala--based magician, Samraj, was awarded the prestigious ‘Merlin Award’, popularly known as the ‘Oscar of Magic’, at a function in Hyderabad. This is the first time that the Merlin Award has reached India in the horror magic category...
Publ.Date : 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Jasz Vegas, Burlesque Magician -Thenationalstudent
In Killer Magic, Jasz competes against four other top magicians to create incredible magic, and avoid having to perform a ‘Killer Trick,’ an illusion or stunt that has killed magicians in the past. Her magic can almost be a freak show, and she goes further than any female magician has before.
Publ.Date : 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Woody Allen back in spotlight, promoting new film
Throughout his long career, Woody Allen has been fascinated by magic, a theme he's explored frequently onscreen: playing a magician in "Scoop," sending Owen Wilson on time travel in "Midnight in Paris," or pulling Jeff Daniels out of a movie screen in "The Purple Rose of Cairo."
Publ.Date : Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:51:04 -0700

Peters magician advances to next 'Got Talent' round-Tribune-Review
Peters supernatural magician Mike Super made it through Judgment Week and has advanced to the next round in NBC's “America's Got Talent,” and will proceed to the live shows at Radio City Music Hall in New York City next week along with 47 other contestants...
Publ.Date : 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Nelson magician comes home -Nelson Star
Johnny Magick doesn’t like the word “trick”. “A trick is what a prostitute does for money,” said the local performer, who recently returned to the Kootenay after spending time performing and working in Las Vegas and Hollywood. “There are people who are tricksters, and then there are magicians. There are people out there, they may have a business card with a top hat and a bunny, but I wouldn’t say they’re magicians.” A real magician, according to Magick, is somebody who elicits an emotional response from the audience and stimulates them to think.
Publ.Date : 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Model magician Troy Von Scheibner is casting a spell over the-Evening Standard
London magician Troy says his profession is becoming “cool” again -- and has proved it by becoming the new face of French Connection. The 25-year-old, whose first magic series, Troy, was broadcast on E4 earlier this year, said he had never considered himself as a model.
Publ.Date : 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Do you have what it takes to be a magician? - WTXL ABC
Magician Phil Meyer joined us this morning to not only show us a few tricks but to talk about what it's like being a magician. Meyer is the owner and head magician for Phil Meyer Magic, a small entertainment business based in Tallahassee. He has over 20 years of magical experience that he is sharing with the community...
Publ.Date : 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Wall Street Legend Ace Greenberg Dead at 86 -Fox Business
Alan ‘Ace’ Greenberg, the legendary Wall Street trader who guided investment bank Bear Stearns to the top tier of U.S. financial firms only to see it collapse in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis, died Friday. He was 86.
Publ.Date : 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Remembering Ace Greenberg, Through Good Times and Bad -New York Times
Alan C. Greenberg, who led Bear Stearns through its rise and fall, died on Friday at the age of 86. During his long career on Wall Street, he was known as a colorful character with a penchant for magic tricks and a generous heart. In guiding Bear Stearns to the top of the banking world, and then watching it crumble, Mr. Greenberg was never afraid to speak his mind.
Publ.Date : 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Alan ‘Ace’ Greenberg, former head of Bear Stearns, dead at 86 -NY Post
Just days before his death at age 86, Alan “Ace” Greenberg was still coming into his office at JPMorgan Chase to manage money. “It’s hard to imagine a financial services industry without Ace,” JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon and head of asset management Mary Erdoes said in an internal memo on Friday. “Whether he was building Bear Stearns into an industry powerhouse or wowing the trading floor with his penchant for magic, Ace’s personality permeated everything he did.”
Publ.Date : 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Alan 'Ace' Greenberg, former Bear Stearns exec, dies -Newsday
Alan C. "Ace" Greenberg, who as CEO of Bear Stearns Cos. transformed a small bond shop into the fifth-largest U.S. securities firm before it collapsed in 2008 during the global credit crisis, has died. He was 86. An amateur magician and bridge player, Greenberg took over Manhattan-based Bear Stearns in 1978, when it was a private partnership with about 1,000 employees. Head count reached 6,300 by 1993, when he handed power to James "Jimmy" Cayne. Greenberg stayed on with Bear Stearns as an equities trader.
Publ.Date : 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Ace Greenberg Is Dead -Businessweek
Alan C. “Ace” Greenberg, the longtime chief executive of investment bank Bear Stearns, died due to complications from cancer. He was 86. An avid bridge player and part-time magician, Greenberg led Bear Stearns from its days as a small, private partnership in 1978 to its height as a global investment bank in 1993...
Publ.Date : 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Alan C. Greenberg Is Dead at 86; Led Bear Stearns Through Its Rise-New York Times
Mr. Greenberg’s nickname was “Ace,” and he kept a deck of cards on his desk, ready to deal. He was a champion bridge player, a magician who conjured coins with sleight of hand, a show-off who could whiz-bang a yo-yo, an adventurer who played pool with sharks and stalked game in Africa...
Publ.Date : 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician David Blaine is coming to Manila
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 September 12 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, according to promoter Renen de Guia of Ovation Productions.
Publ.Date : Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:51:40 -0700

Magician Sues Photographer Claiming He Set His Hands, Legs On Fire During Shoot
A magician is suing a celebrity photographer claiming he set his arms, hands and legs on fire during a magazine photo shoot. Joseph Rehaume, who goes by the stage name Magic Joe, is suing photographer Tyler Shields in L.A. Superior Court for alleged negligence, battery, negligent misrepresentation and fraud, according to court documents.
Publ.Date : Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:19:00 -0700

 

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