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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of July 28-August 3, 2014-

Hear Philly: Watch A Magician, Learn To Become One At "South Street Magic"
Like a magician snapping his fingers or waving a wand, magic stores throughout Philadelphia have disappeared. Located at 617 East Passyunk Avenue, South Street Magic is the city’s only full-time magic shop and theatre.
Publ.Date : Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:50:03 -0700

Wilton-born magician takes stage on 'America's Got Talent' -Sacramento Bee
Twenty years before he touched Howie Mandel’s scalp on national television -- mysteriously taking away the talent-show judge’s ability to read -- Leeman Parker fell in love with magic at the California State Fair at a booth that taught card-and-coin tricks.
Publ.Date : 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Penn & Teller challenge magicians to 'Fool Us' -Voices
Veteran magician and entertainer Penn Jillette -- the vocal half of the hugely-successful Penn & Teller act -- along with his partner Raymond Teller, is bringing to the U.S. and the CW Network a TV competition show that has been popular across the pond in Britain....
Publ.Date : 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Wall Street Bids Farewell to Alan Greenberg, Head of Bear Stearns -New York Times
The service began on time at 11 a.m. and lasted just about an hour, honoring the no-nonsense style of Mr. Greenberg, who was known as Ace. The mourners recalled his idiosyncratic business advice, his love of big-game hunting and his magic tricks. A representative of the Society of American Magicians, as is customary, snapped Mr. Greenberg’s magic wand in two...
Publ.Date : 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Greenberg Gets Magic Wand as Wish for Cheap Casket Denied -Bloomberg
He told his wife Kathryn in a letter that it should include a magician breaking a magic wand, which was how today’s service opened. He wanted it held in New York’s Temple Emanu-El on Fifth Avenue because it “should be big enough.” Among almost 2,000 mourners were his former colleague Alan Schwartz and real estate developers William C. Rudin and Donald Trump...
Publ.Date : 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Comedy-magician Pete Firman coming to Warwick Arts Centre -Coventry Telegraph
One of the UK's leading comedy-magicians Pete Firman is coming to Coventry this October. Firman has starred on prime-time shows like The Magicians, Monkey Magic, Derren Brown's 3D Magic Spectacular and The Secret World of Magic...
Publ.Date : 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Hear Philly: Watch A Magician, Learn To Become One At 'South -CBS Local
Like a magician snapping his fingers or waving a wand, magic stores throughout Philadelphia have disappeared. Located at 617 East Passyunk Avenue, South Street Magic is the city’s only full-time magic shop and theatre. “Philadelphia used to be a Mecca of magic,” says owner and magician Seth Rovner. “Jack Kanter had a shop that was very, very famous. You had the Philadelphia Magic Company owned by a couple of great people, as well. Philadelphia for while was literally the Mecca of magic in the country, especially with shops. Now, that’s definitely changed.”
Publ.Date : 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Celebrity Magician Murray Sawchuck Makes Wife Disappear! -Access Hollywood
Celebrity magician & “America’s Got Talent” semifinalist Murray Sawchuck performs some amazing illusions on set while Billy Bush, guest co-host Jack Osbourne and host of The CW’s “Masters Of Illusion” Dean Cain look on. You can see Murray’s magic show live at the Tropicana’s Las Vegas Magic Show. “Masters Of Illusion” premieres Friday..
Publ.Date : 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Baltimore magician Spencer Horsman to appear on 'Masters of -Baltimore Sun
But Baltimore magician Spencer Horsman often quite literally finds himself in a bind. Horsman will be featured on the show "Masters of Illusion" on the CW, 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. The premiere episode airs 8 p.m. Aug. 1...
Publ.Date : 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

What Is 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us'? A Magician Reality Show That You -Bustle
They almost had us fooled, but Penn and Teller’s new show Fool Us is no newbie to television screens. While it may be hitting our shores for the very first time, the latest addition to the CW lineup is actually a British import. Originally airing in 2011, the program left English airwaves with only a single season under its belt. However, this whole recycled program business doesn’t make the show any less good. For someone like me, who was a little bit of a magic nerd back in the day, this show is pretty exciting. Think of it like American Idol for magic, with a twist...
Publ.Date : 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Local magician hopes to be part of world-record performance -Chatham Daily News
Local magician Marien Hopman is getting ready for a big gig that could help set a world record for our neighbours to the south. The Chatham man is scheduled to perform in Colon, Mich. the 'Magic Capital of the World' on Aug. 6, where he has appeared many times over the years. But this time the stakes will be a little higher. Hopman will be there helping his American friends try to recapture the...
Publ.Date : 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Paul Daniels to perform at Stafford Gatehouse theatre
MAGICIAN Paul Daniels is the latest addition to a theatre's Autumn line-up. Daniels will appear alongside Debbie McGee to perform a brand new show on Saturday, October 25 at 7.30pm at the Stafford Gatehouse Theatre. He will showcase a selection of his favourite magic and a number of tricks never performed in public before...
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:50:45 -0700

The Book Reader: 'The Magician's Land'
Five years later, Grossman, book critic at TIME Magazine and author of many of that newsweekly’s culture and science cover stories, has released "The Magician's Land," the very satisfying final book in his trilogy.The series has been spoken of over and over again as "Harry Potter for adults." Which it kind of is. These characters drink and curse and have ill-advised sex, all while casting spells and encountering mystical creatures and evil villains. But there are no wands or tall hats to be found. Magic here is more akin to a field of deep mathematics.
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:27:16 -0700

 

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