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Magician base 'at risk' from train link -The Sun
MAGICIANS have warned that a £50billion high-speed rail link could make them “disappear”. Their society The Magic Circle has filed an official complaint about the HS2 project..
Publ.Date : 31 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0700

See Photos of Houdini Being Houdini -TIME
Take a look back at some photos of the original Houdini’s mind-boggling feats that made him famous throughout the world...
Publ.Date : 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Southend student, Nathaniel, 15, is a magician in the making -Southend Standard‎
A TEENAGER has set sights on giving magicians like Dynamo and David Blaine a run for their money. Nathaniel Allen, 15, is already a member of the prestigious Magic Circle, having developed a taste for card tricks while still in junior school. During the last five years he claims to have performed for more than 3,000 people and has been named magician of the month several times, after performing at the Magic Circle headquarters in London...
Publ.Date : 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Singapore works its magic on Swedish magician Joe Labero -The Straits Times‎
Magician Joe Labero's love affair with Singapore has brought him back here for the second time in two years. He previously starred in Incanto, a theatrical magic production that ran from November 2012 to March last year at Resorts World Sentosa. His production, A Night Of Magic At Raffles, which opened last month, will run till Oct 28 at Raffles Hotel. But he is in no hurry to return home - the three-time Merlin Award winner will stay on with his wife and six-year-old daughter until the end of the year.
Publ.Date : 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Dynamo 'just practising above the Shard'
Dynamo fans were left unimpressed last week when the magician appeared to float above the Shard, but wires could be seen from below. However the 31-year-old, whose real name is Steven Frayne, has now claimed that he was just practising the levitation stunt above the London landmark - and the hard wires were for health and safety. Dynamo had claimed to be floating 1,016ft above the capital’s streets last Wednesday, even tweeting a picture of the clouds along with a message 'the view is great up here #lookup'.
Publ.Date : Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:44:51 -0700

Nashville teen magician makes unforgettable first impressions-The Tennessean
David Torres is in the business of leaving people speechless. Dressed most days in a brightly colored tie and vest, the teenager confounds anyone who will watch with his growing repertoire of magic tricks, puppetry, juggling and one particularly animated eyebrow...
Publ.Date : 01 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Review: Magician Max Major at TOTS -NUVO Newsweekly
Washington, D.C.-based mentalist magician Max Major says, “I don’t actually read minds, I read people.”  I'm pretty good at reading people too, but during Max’s touring show at Theatre on the Square Thursday night, he read the diverse adult audience -- as a whole, in small groups, plus several individuals -- with an accuracy that astonished me. From cards to limes to relationships, he knew what was hidden and where to (respectfully) find it. He knew how to put his life at risk and then save it, all for our entertainment...
Publ.Date : 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Mat Franco Cell Phone Trick on America's Got Talent Semifinal Rounds
America’s Got Talent contestant Mat Franco received a standing ovation from the audience and judges during the semifinal rounds on Tuesday night, Sept. 2. The magician performed a trick in which he started off by destroying Mel B’s cell phone. “I was this close to socking you one -- that’s my phone!” Mel B exclaimed afterward, going on to tell Franco, “What you do is quite genius, but your delivery, your personality is so on point, it makes your act even larger than life.”..
Publ.Date : Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:59:18 -0700

Magician David Blaine to perform at Stadium Negara -The Malaysian Insider
American illusionist and escape artist David Blaine will perform this Friday at Stadium Negara, in his first show in Malaysia as part of his David Blaine “Real or Magic” Asia Tour 2014. The one-night only show organised by LOL Events and Livescape Asia is set to attract over 3,000 fans.
Publ.Date : Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:59:18 -0700

Magician and comedian Pete Firman opens his latest tour in Salford -Manchester Evening News‎
If there’s one aspect of showbiz that Pete Firman won’t get sucked into it’s the pressure to think that bigger is better. “For me, getting members of the public up on stage is very important,” he explains. “There’s some validity to it because they’re up close to it, and also if you’re borrowing something that belongs to them and then doing something impossible with it, that’s even more impressive - because it’s not ‘Pete’s prop out of his bag’. “Something I’ve learned over the years is a trick doesn’t have to be the biggest thing in the world if it seems impossible....
Publ.Date : 03 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

UPC to bring magician Daniel Martin to campus -Daily Nebraskan
The University Program Council is bringing Daniel Martin, a magician who touts his “insane magic exhilarating escapes, sarcastic improv,” to the Nebraska Union on Thursday, Sept. 4. The show is free for any University of Nebraska-Lincoln student with a valid NCard and $5 for the general public. Joe Grobeck, UPC entertainment chair, said he believes although a magician hasn’t performed at UNL in a three years, Martin will be popular...
Publ.Date : 03 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Who makes time for magic? These kids do. -Boston Globe
David Oliver , the cofounder and adult director of the 28-year-old Society of Young Magicians’ Boston group -- and a very famous magician’s magician — says magic lets shy kids express themselves, and gives them an identity in the socially competitive world of school. “Performing magic allows them to build self-confidence by doing some things that kids who are usually the stars at school can’t do,” he said. It’s hard to say whether magic is more or less popular than it once was. On the one hand, there’s Harry Potter, endless tutorials on YouTube, and, in perhaps the sign of acceptance, an “Iron Chef”-style competition show, “Wizard Wars,” on the Syfy network...
Publ.Date : 03 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Ithaca magician repeatedly threatened, attacked while on street corner -The Ithaca Voice
Magician William Metro was standing alone outside a downtown bar shortly after 1 a.m. a few weeks ago, counting the money he’d made from an evening’s work, when two young men approached. The young men tried to jump him. They hit and punched Metro, a well-known street performer in Ithaca, the magician said in an interview with The Voice. They didn’t get any money. But about a week later a group of men -- who appeared to be teenagers or in their early 20s -- came back. This time, there were five of them. The attack again happened after the bars had closed at 1 a.m. “They beat me up,” Metro said of the group of five. “They punched me. They punched me in the face.”..
Publ.Date : 03 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magic man Blaine to hit KL streets -The Star Online
It is not surprising that even in the midst of preparing for his show here, illusionist David Blaine would want to take to the streets – street magic is his first love. The 41-year-old American, who will put on his first live show at Stadium Negara at 9pm tomorrow, is set to astound unsuspecting folk with his unique brand of street magic somewhere in the city today. “I will be going out and doing random things to people when they are not expecting it,” Blaine said at a press conference here where he was accorded the BrandLaureate Brand Personality Award...
Publ.Date : Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:59:53 -0700

Dynamo returns to TV screens for final Magician Impossible series
DYNAMO returns to TV screens tonight with the fourth run of his Magician Impossible series, with the Bradford illusionist confirming that the current shows will be his last. The new series shows the now world-famous performer travel the globe from the USA to India and Europe, before returning to the north of England and his Bradford roots.
Publ.Date : Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:59:53 -0700

Top magician Dynamo says South Bank sorceror Paul Daniels 'one of the world's best'
Dynamo then goes on to say that Paul Daniels is in his opinion one of the world’s best. “They talk about his chat shows and his one-liners, and I think that ruined the mystery of the magic for him," he said. “He was one of the best magicians this country has ever produced, one of the best in the world.
Publ.Date : Fri, 05 Sep 2014 03:06:13 -0700

Nineteenth-Century Magic At Cedar Hill ...-Hartford Courant‎
Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation is delighted to present America's First Magician on Saturday, Sept. 13 at 11 am. Wearing white pantaloons and a long tailcoat, Robert Olson will recreate the nineteenth-century magic of Richard Potter, who entertained audiences with magic using cards and coins, ribbons and boxes, for over 25 years...
Publ.Date : 05 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Famous magician to perform at Maze event -SFA The Pine Log Online‎
Jim Munroe, a world-famous magician, will perform for the Maze event at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9 in the Grand Ballroom at the Baker Pattillo Student Center. The Baptist Student Ministry (BSM) will host an after party with pizza and sell Maze merchandise. People can also socialize and talk with Jim Munroe himself...
Publ.Date : 05 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician to wow crowds with tricks -Burton Mail‎
MAGICIAN Paul Daniels is the latest addition to the new autumn season at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre. He will be appearing with Debbie McGee to perform a new show featuring a selection of his favourite magic and a number of new tricks on Saturday, October 25...
Publ.Date : 05 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

David Blaine Weaves His Magic Spell On KL -malaysiandigest
Blaine's showcase, true its reputation, contained death-defying acts where he "went under water" for eight minutes and 36 seconds and "into the fire” emerging virtually unscathed. His stunts, he explained in an interview last Wednesday, were “all experimental, and what you see is what you get”. Blaine, 41, learnt his craft from various American illusionists over the years, and his interest in magic began when he was four....
Publ.Date : 06 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Paul Daniels and wife Debbie McGee on their marriage--The Guardian
We met thanks to the Ayatollah. Debbie was a ballerina, but had to escape his revolution. She managed to get out, leaving behind money, clothes, everything. She returned here and auditioned for Bernard Delfont, the huge theatrical group – it was a cattle market in those days. It probably still is...
Publ.Date : 06 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700


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