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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of September 8-14, 2014-

Magicians test out tricks at Columbus theater -OSU - The Lantern‎
P3 Magic Theater is easy to miss. It’s a tiny venue, nestled -- almost hidden -- between bars and restaurants on High Street. It’s easier still to miss since there is little to no advertising for its shows, but every Tuesday night, word-of-mouth packs the theater with an audience ready for magic...
Publ.Date : 8 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Rangel named best close-up magician at magic convention -Your Houston News‎
David Rangel from Pasadena competed at the T.A.O.M. Close-Up competition and took home first prize. Competing against participants from all around the world, with entrants from Japan, Singapore and Mexico... “It was an honor to compete against so many talented people. I was glad I was able to keep the award in Texas,” Rangel said.
Publ.Date : 8 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Wayne magician John Stessel is on 'Wizard Wars' -NorthJersey
John Stessel has kept a souvenir of his freshman year at Wayne Hills High School — a reminder of a magic-related infraction. "To this day, I still have a detention letter hung up in my house that says, ‘John has a Saturday detention for playing with cards in class.’ " What good, his teachers surely thought, could possibly come of fiddling with cards when you’re supposed to be, say, studying Shakespeare? Actually, you might be surprised. Stessel, now a college junior, will appear tonight on Penn & Teller’s new Syfy competition series "Wizard Wars"..
Publ.Date : 9 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Penn Jillette And "Wizard Wars" Magicians Explain How Magic -Co.Create‎
“The biggest change in our lifetime was David Blaine changing magic from a proscenium to street magic, and changing the attention from being on the magician to being on the audience and how they reacted,” Jillette says. “His first magic special was a turning point that changed magic in this country and in the world for the past 20 years. That yielded wonderful, wonderful stuff. And we’ll see what the next phase is.”..
Publ.Date : 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician with Historic Honor Is Returning to the Cascade Theatre -A News Cafe‎
This summer's July 4th weekend, northern California resident Alex Ramon received a historic award, recognizing his achievements as an outstanding “illusionist.” While others were watching fireworks in celebration of the 4th, over 1500 magicians met in St. Louis, Missouri and made their own fireworks in a special ceremony. It was the largest American convention of its kind, a combined effort of the Society of American Magicians and the International Brotherhood of Magicians...
Publ.Date : 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

David Blaine arrives in Manila
Street magician David Blaine has arrived in Manila, in preparation for his show for Filipino fans on September 12. A contemporary magician whose illusions have shocked fans around the world with their inventive twists, David also counts amazing physical feats among his achievements.
Publ.Date : Wed, 10 Sep 2014 06:07:58 -0700

Coquitlam magician wins mentalism medal -Coquitlam Now‎
Tony Chris produced the ultimate in magic competitions last month: he pulled a silver medal out of his hat. And then a gold. For Chris, a professional magician who lives in Coquitlam, it wasn't an easy feat. The other acts at the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians were good, he says. So good that he assumed he hadn't even placed.
Publ.Date : 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Steve Cohen Produces "TYCOONS" -- The Stradivarius Of Playing Cards
Think Federer's tennis racket, Baryshnikov's ballet slippers, Perlman's violin. For close-up magician Steve Cohen, star of the weekly Chamber Magic show in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, an essential tool of the trade is a good deck of cards—and none measured up. So Mr. Cohen, a.k.a. The Millionaires' Magician, created his own sleek, ultra-luxury deck and called them TYCOONS in honor of his exclusive clientele...
Publ.Date : Wed, 10 Sep 2014 04:07:00 -0700

Magician reveals tricks, gets standing ovation on 'Showtime'
A comic magician earned a standing ovation from judges on "It's Showtime" Wednesay after revealing several of his magic tricks during the Pinasikat segment of the noontime program. Mark Jason Alfonso, a 26-year-old former service worker in Abu Dhabi, took the stage as "The Jowker" and performed several magic tricks which promptly "failed." Alfonso, who hails from Pampanga, drew laughs as he deliberately showed the secret behind each magic trick, such as a floating rose which turned out to be attached to his suit with a string.
Publ.Date : Wed, 10 Sep 2014 06:30:26 -0700

One Direction team up with magician, Dynamo!
One Direction are joining forces with Dynamo, and it’s thought the magician will be joining them on tour. Dynamo, 31, worked together with the band last year, when he flew out to the states to help them celebrate the 1D day celebrations, and now he’s keen to get involved again....
Publ.Date : Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:57:00 -0700

Magician Entertains Quad Residents
The show, dubbed “Quad Magic,” was hosted by magician and special effects consultant Mark Mitton. Mitton, who has practiced magic for over 25 years, travels the world performing magic shows, including one that involved Will Smith suddenly appearing in the middle of Times Square.
Publ.Date : Thu, 11 Sep 2014 21:36:44 -0700

RI's Mat Franco finalist on 'America's Got Talent'
Rhode Island magician Mat Franco is one of six finalists who will perform Tuesday on NBC's "America's Got Talent." Franco became interested in magic when he was 4 years old, and he's been captivating the "AGT" judges with his skills all season long. Franco and the other five finalists of season 9 will perform for their last chance to win America's vote. The show airs 9 to 11 p.m. Tuesday on NBC 10.
Publ.Date : Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:48:17 -0700

iPad + Lego + stage magic = brilliance
German stage magician Simon Pierro has made something of a name for himself as the "iPad magician" -- using an iPad tablet to perform sleight-of-hand that is pretty amazing -- even watching it on YouTube. However he does it, it's certainly very clever.
Publ.Date : Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:53:52 -0700

Peters magician Mike Super eliminated from 'America's Got Talent' -Tribune-Review‎
Hometown guy Mike Super, the paranormal magician from Peters, will not be heading to next week's finals in “America's Got Talent,” but he enjoyed a long run to the semifinals, wowed the judges and gained fans...
Publ.Date : 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Visiting magician recreates local Houdini stunt -mySanAntonio
As described last week, Harry Houdini visited San Antonio on tour in 1916. While he was here, he dangled upside-down in a straitjacket from the (former) Express building. On Sept. 1, 1979, Ron Fable, 35, from Milwaukee and in town for the Texas Association of Magicians convention, recreated Houdini’s stunt. However, the location shifted to the paper’s current location at Avenue E and Third Street....
Publ.Date : 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Austin magician competes on Syfy show -austin360
Look for local magician Marcus Eddie at 9 p.m. Tuesday on the Syfy network's “Wizard Wars,” a magic competition. Eddie, 35, says he’s been hooked on magic since he was a child. When he’s not on primetime TV, Eddie can be found performing at private events and restaurants around town...
Publ.Date : 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Ventriloquist and magician vie for grown-ups' afternoon dollars -Las Vegas Review-Journal‎
Matilda &Patrick’s “Ja-Makin’-Me-Laugh” -- Matilda being the puppet and Patrick Murray the human -- is actually the D’s second afternoon show, slotting into a 2:30 p.m. berth in front of comedy-magician Adam London’s “Laughternoon.” For audiences, it might make more sense to merge the two into one supermatinee. “Ja-Makin’ ” plays more like a 20-minute variety act stretched to an hour. A variety act without any variety...
Publ.Date : 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Mentalist and magician team up for a show of 'Impossibilities' -Greensboro News & Record
Chris Collins and Erik Dobell are convinced people will spend good money to get duped in all sorts of ways. “We decided to see what would happen if a magician did a show with a mentalist,” says Dobell, the mentalist. “The casting was easy,” says Collins, the magician.
Publ.Date : 11 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician brings fun to special needs students -The News Herald‎
With the wave of a magic wand and an “alakazam”, 9-year-old Skylar Ritz made a rabbit appear out of his top hat in front of a full house at Margaret K. Lewis School on Friday. Skylar got a hearty round of applause from his teachers, classmates and Noah Wells, a master illusionist who paid a visit to give students at the special needs school a well-deserved performance...
Publ.Date : 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Martin Daniels in Brigg tonight -Scunthorpe Telegraph‎
A UNIQUE blend of magic and comedy is coming to Brigg this weekend as comedian and magician Martin Daniels brings his show to town. Mr Daniels will perform his show "Now You See Me", which combines comedy and magic in a way that will appeal to all. Son of famous magician Paul Daniels, Martin brands his show as more comedy with some magic thrown in.
Publ.Date : 12 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Whenever a Bangladeshi thinks of anything magical, I can bet the person who they think has something to do with it is Jewel Aich. As loved as he is for his art of magic, Jewel Aich is actually much more than a magician. He came from humble beginnings and made something of himself...
Publ.Date : 13 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700


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