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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of September 22-28, 2014-

An Imprisoned Street Magician's Discovery Changed The World -io9
Johann Friedrich Böttger was a teenage street magician who was unlucky enough to be taken seriously by a very important man. That man locked Johann up for years -- during which the kid made a discovery that shifted the balance of power between not just nations, but continents...
Publ.Date : 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Dynamo to perform FIVE nights in Manchester
Magician Dynamo is heading on his first ever UK tour - which will include FIVE nights at the Manchester Apollo next year. He’s walked on water, levitated above the Shard, walked down the LA Times Building, predicted the World Cup outcome and taken a trip on the side of a bus.
Publ.Date : Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:31:07 -0700

A magician with a message -- anything is possible -Plainville Citizen‎
Resident Paul Kilmer, also known as “Magical Paul,” is a magician who uses his love of magic to help him break through nonverbal communication barriers and form stronger relationships with the people around him. Kilmer is autistic, which has presented challenges for him in the workplace and socially. That is, until he began to work his magic. “Whether you are autistic or not, magic brings people together because we all have that kid in us that likes to be amazed,” Kilmer said....
Publ.Date : 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Ice McDonald, Magician & First Black President of S.A.M. Sets -Eurweb
On October 2, 2014, the eve of National Magic Week,International Master Magician ICE McDonald, the newly elected National President of the Society of American Magicians (S.A.M.) along with S.A.M.’s National Dean, George Schindler and one of the Society’s Senior Officers David Bowers will visit the gravesite of world famous escape artist Harry Houdini. Planning for the huge restoration process will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the Machpelah Cemetery in Queens...
Publ.Date : 23 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

First magician winner headlines 'America's Got Talent' Live -Las Vegas Review-Journal‎
Mat Franco’s fall is booked with shows on college campuses, except for a little detour to Planet Hollywood Resort this weekend as the winning headliner of “America’s Got Talent” Live. The 25-year-old became the first magician to win the NBC talent show in its nine seasons on the air. Friday and Saturday’s Axis theater shows with the other five finalists fulfill the “Talent” promise to make a Las Vegas headliner of the winner, but fans around the country won’t otherwise see this season’s contestants on tour...
Publ.Date : 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

PANDA! Performer Boran Yu Honored with Merlin Award from the ...-VegasNews
PANDA! performer Boran Yu was honored with the Merlin Award from the International Magicians Society on Sunday, Sept. 21. The lauded magician was presented the award on stage before PANDA!’s 200th show by IMS CEO/Co-Founder Tony Hassini, IMS World President Linda Osterman, and Juliana Chen—the first female and Chinese magician to win the World Championship at the World Congress of Magicians...
Publ.Date : 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Barnt Green magician trains with Tricked star
A YOUNG street magician from Barnt Green was one of the lucky winners chosen to attend a magic masterclass with famous ITV2 Tricked star Ben Hanlin. George Billingham was one of the four enthusiasts who were given the chance to learn the top secrets and key performance skills of the trade at the world-renowned Magic Circle with well-known magician, Birmingham’s Ben Hanlin.
Publ.Date : Sun, 25 Sep 2014 16:43:36 -0700

Magician on 'America's Got Talent' to appear at Fermilab -Aurora Beacon
 hen magician and illusionist Mike Super recently appeared on NBC-TV’s “America’s Got Talent (AGT),” the biggest trick was fitting things into his allotted time slot. “I always needed something new and I needed something that they liked,” Super said about performing illusions during different rounds of the talent competition show. “With ‘America’s Got Talent,’ you cannot pull people from the audience like I do in my regular act. If I used one of the judges for a trick, well the judges are entertainers, so there is a different vibe. And you only have 90 seconds to do it all.”..
Publ.Date : 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Grace Bible Church bringing magician for free school and ...-The Elkhart Truth‎
This year, the church group asked traveling illusionist and youth speaker David Corn to perform his Magic and Morality Anti-Bullying Assembly at six Elkhart elementary schools the week of Oct. 6...
Publ.Date : 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Salem magician off to Spain for exchange program -The Salem News‎
Evan Northrup, a Salem native and magician who’s now based in Boston, will head to Madrid on Tuesday as part of an international magician exchange program with the As de Magia school. “The program consists of lectures, workshops and performances from some of the pioneers within the Spanish style of magic,” said Northrup in an email. “The goal of the exchange is less to share material or specific tricks ... though there’s a fair amount of that late at night.”
Publ.Date : 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician John Lenahan brings copy capers to Half Moon in ...-Herts and Essex Observer‎
MAGICIAN and comedian John Lenahan – probably most famous for being the first person in 85 years to be expelled from the Magic Circle - will be at the Half Moon in Bishop's Stortford on Sunday (October 5). Once voted Time Out Street Magician of the Year, he has featured on the BBC1 show Secrets of Magic, had his own BBC2 series called Stuff The White Rabbit, has appeared as a guest on shows such as Celebrity Squares and TGI Friday and was the voice of the toaster in sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf...
Publ.Date : 25 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Carl "Bud" Dietrich 1922-2014
Dietrich, Carl Bud age 92, died peacefully on Wednesday evening, September 24, 2014. He was born May 7, 1922 in East St.Louis, Illinois and has always been known as Bud. He was well known in magic and lectured to magicians all over Europe and America. He invented magic tricks and co-authored a book on magic. For over 20 years he specialized in working trade shows for industries and was often called the Fortune 500 Magician.
Publ.Date : 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

5 Ways Magic Helped Me Carve Out A Path In Business-Fast Company‎
In my days prior to being the CEO of Perfecto Mobile, I was a magician. I started performing magic when I was a young boy. My interest ignited when I received a magic kit for my birthday and it grew as I did. I’ve since learned and performed more advanced magic tricks for a wide range of audiences, which has provided life lessons on leadership, public speaking, and salesmanship In many ways, running a startup company requires knowing a little bit of magic. Here are five lessons I’ve learned from my experiences in magic that help navigate today’s challenging business environment:
Publ.Date : 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician leads trick with students
Magician Curtis Hed leads a Magic of Reading show for the community at Spring Hill School Tuesday. Hed taught himself magic tricks by reading about it at a library. He encourages students to read while performing his show.
Publ.Date : Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:50:04 -0700

Magic in the air as world-renowned magician shows off -Bournemouth Echo
THERE was magic in the air at a Bournemouth retirement home as residents marvelled at the antics of a world-renowned magician. Shawn Farquhar, the international president of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, stunned residents at Glenhurst Manor with a series of sleight-of-hand card tricks....
Publ.Date : 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Explore India through a magician's eye -Best Media Info
NDTV Good Times, India’s youngest lifestyle channel, is introducing a unique travel series -- ‘You Got Magic with Neel Madhav -- starting today at 8.30 PM. Bringing freshness and excitement to its viewers, the first on its kind show on Indian television will be anchored by Illusionist and Entertainer Neel Madhav, who will take the audience on a road trip across India to showcase local adventures, culture, lifestyle, cuisines and people; all mixed with a splash of magic...
Publ.Date : 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Watch Maldon magician Conner Freeman in action -Essex Chronicle
Most 16-year-olds dream of being footballers, reality TV stars or actresses but one determined Maldon teenager wants to run away with the circus -- literally. Former Plume school pupil Conner Freeman from Shelley Close, is so determined he shed four stone in under a year and beat hundreds of other hopefuls to win a place at the National Centre for Circus Arts...
Publ.Date : 26 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

The real (and more interesting) story behind Woody Allen's "Magic in the Moonlight"ť
It struck me, when reading Brook Wilensky-Lanford’s review of Magic in the Moonlight-in which she notes that Woody Allen’s film is “based on a story that’s almost too good to be true”--that attention to Allen’s true historical referents only complicates things for the better. For the magician referenced by Colin Firth’s “Stanley Crawford” is not Harry Houdini-or, not Houdini only--but (also) Chung Ling Soo, née Billy Robinson. And Robinson is far more interesting than this representation of him, especially on the subject of spiritualism.
Publ.Date : Sat, 27 Sep 2014 12:15:18 -0700

Riverside man brings magic to the boardroom -Greenwich Time
Bill Herz, now 57, is a magician, and since 1988 he has been bringing his sleight of hand to big businesses and CEOs around the world through his company, Magicorp Productions. "We are the largest booker of magicians, illusionists and variety artists to the corporate market in the world," says Herz. "I do all corporate events all over the world."...
Publ.Date : 27 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician hopes to conjure up success in the world's largest magic-Stroud News and Journal‎
Colin Dymond is hoping to conjure up a major success when he competes in the world’s largest magic convention this February. Colin, 51, of Stonehouse performs for thousands of children across Britain as a magician and ventriloquist with his side kick, Snot the Dragon. The father-of-two, of Ace of Diamonds Magic Company also works for nationwide charity, POD who organise entertainment for children in hospitals around the country.
Publ.Date : 27 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Ben Earl: magician-The Stage
Ben Earl rose to prominence with his Channel 4 show, Ben Earl: Trick Artist in 2013. Now he is back performing live magic in his latest project, Show, at Leicester Square Theatre..
Publ.Date : 28 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

 

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