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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of August 11-17, 2014-
Meir Yedid opening the show at the premiere of Rich Marotta's Magic ManiaMeir Yedid opening the show at the premiere of Rich Marotta's Magic Mania that will run every Thursday night at the West End Lounge in New York City. Opening night was August 8, 2014 and joining Yedid on the bill were Marc Salem and Marotta who acts as host and performer. Coincidentally Yedid was also the opening act at the very first Monday Night Magic show many years ago. For more information on Magic Mania go: HERE. (8/14/14: A MagicTimes photo).

Midland magician honored with Order of Merlin Excalibur award -Midland Daily News
Midland resident Gene Anderson receives the Order of Merlin Excalibur award from International President Bill Evans at the International Brotherhood of Magicians Convention in St. Louis, Mo....
Publ.Date : 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Houdini Trailer Stars Adrien Brody as the Master Magician -GotchaMovies
Oscar-winner Adrien Brody is taking on the role of famed magician Harry Houdini in a new mini-series from the History Channel. The series will cover his humble beginnings as a magician and his rise to legendary fame. Kristen Connolly (The Cabin in the Woods) co-stars as Bess, his assistant and eventual wife...
Publ.Date : 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician 'Doc' brings his 'sea heads' back to Cornwall -Western Morning News
Multi-talented playwright, musician, magician, author and artist Tony Doc Shiels began painting his idiosyncratic “sea heads” more than half a century ago, and is still doing so...
Publ.Date : 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Dynamo: Magician Impossible to end after fourth series -Digital Spy UK
Dynamo has confirmed that the upcoming fourth series of Magician Impossible will be the last. Speaking at the launch of the new episodes last night (August 12), the magician - also known as Steven Frayne - explained that the time feels right to bring a close to his hit Watch show.
Publ.Date : 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Library welcomes magician to wind up season
Magician Christopher Lopez wowed an audience Tuesday at the Santa Maria Public Library with his comedy magic show geared toward families. Lopez has been entertaining for over 20 years at venues across the nation, including the Magic Castle in Los Angeles.
Publ.Date : Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Max Major comes to Indianapolis
Max Major is not your average magician. Using “people not props,” Major’s show has earned such critical acclaim that he was voted the best performing artist in Washington, D.C., by readers of the Washington City Paper for the fourth time in 2014. Now he’s bringing his show to Indianapolis.
Publ.Date : Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:09:03 -0700

Wowing the world with Kerala's magic
As magician Mayan Vaidar Sha produced a wine glass full of water with three golden fishes in it in the eighth round of his performance, the spectators and panel of judges stood awestruck. He did two more rounds of ‘Cup & Balls’ within the prescribed time, participating in the International Magic Competition for close-up magic events.
Publ.Date : Wed, 13 Aug 2014 06:35:58 -0700

"Illusions" magic act astounds Lewisville -Star Local Media
Combining their love for magic with comedy and audience engagement, Dallas-born David and wife Kylie Knight performed their "Illusions" magic show at the MCL Grand in Lewisville on Saturday..
Publ.Date : 13 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Paul Daniels denies Big Brother 'sex' tale
Paul Daniels has denied he and wife Debbie McGee are going to be contestants on Celebrity Big Brother. The 76-year-old, who was born in South Bank, Middlesbrough, has also claimed that quotes saying the couple planned to have sex in the house were made up. The couple were rumoured to be heading into the house for the Channel 5 reality series and a story in The Sun attributed quotes to the couple saying that they were planning some 'magic' in the bedroom while they were there.
Publ.Date : Thu, 14 Aug 2014 04:09:31 -0700

'Wizard Wars' Requires Amateur Magicians to Think on Their Feet-Vegas Seven
The magic fan is Penn Jillette. The approving eyebrow belongs to Teller. And the prestidigitation they applauded was just out of the chute, concocted by magician-contestants on the sly, and on the fly, on a new show on Syfy. “Usually magicians work for years and years before they put an illusion on the stage. These magicians are doing it in a super-short period of time,” says Las Vegan Rick Lax, creator and consultant of Wizard Wars, which requires its legerdemain practitioners to make magic out of an oddball array of provided props—and even peeks in on them as they nurture tricks from ideas to illusions.
Publ.Date : 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magicians compete for title -Mission City Record
Organizers of the show will be teaming up with the Fraser Valley Magic Circle to crown the Children's Magician of the Year. Six of the Fraser Valley's top children's performers will compete for the title. The entertainers will be judged by a panel of five celebrity judges, including two children from the audience. Last year's winner, Zany Zack, will host the event which gives each competitor 10 minutes to impress the adults and kids in the audience. Come cheer on your favourite magician...
Publ.Date : 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Local magician's audition never appears on "America's Got Talent" -Allentown Morning Call
Although his levitating trick was featured prominently in “America’s Got Talent” TV ads for this season, David Caserta’s audition never aired during the show. A magician known for levitating above the marquee of the State Theatre in Easton, Caserta says he performed his illusion for judges Howard Stern, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Melanie Brown in front of a live audience at Madison Square Garden. But the segment, which was filmed, never appeared on the reality competition show’s ninth season.
Publ.Date : 17 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Joanie Spina dies at 61; transformed magicians' acts -Los Angeles Times
Born in Boston on Aug. 4, 1953, Spina grew up in Arlington, Mass. and did not seriously study dance until she was a 26-year-old bartender trying to lose weight. After her years with Copperfield, she helped other performers integrate magic with music and story lines and wrote a column for Magic Magazine. She also was an animal advocate, taking in dozens of strays. Spina's survivors include her mother, Helen, and brother, William....
Publ.Date : 17 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0700


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