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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of October 27-November 2, 2014-

Houdini's gravesite to get a magic fix in Queens -New York Daily News‎
Harry Houdini fans around the nation are working hard to cobble together funds to fix the legendary escape artist’s Queens gravesite. The nearly 80-year-old popular plot at the Machpelah Cemetery in Glendale has fallen into disrepair over the years, according to Houdini historian Dorothy Dietrich, who is spearheading restoration efforts...
Publ.Date : 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0700

David Seebach's love of magic never disappeared -Milwaukee Journal Sentinel‎
David Seebach was about 8 years old when he found his brother's old toy magic set in the attic. "And I thought, 'This is really great,'" Seebach recalled. By the time he was about 12, Seebach had become so skilled at illusions that he landed his first paying gig: performing for the Billy the Bookworm Club at Milwaukee's Center St. Library. The pay was $7.50 -- for two shows. Just over a half-century later, Seebach is a professional magician. Although based in the Milwaukee area, where his performances have included perennial shows at Summerfest for over 30 years, Seebach has performed throughout the world. He recently took time to talk about his job.
Publ.Date : 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0700

BWW Reviews: THE NAKED MAGICIANS -Broadway World‎
Promotional material tells us that at the The Naked Magicians "Magic + Strip Poker = The Naked Magicians." But, unlike the show with the same title that has played elsewhere in the world, the cast does wear clothing most of the time (thus avoiding, one imagines, some awkward moments). The magicians are Chris James, Andrew Goldenhersh, Jason Baney, and Emily Sanders.
Publ.Date : 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Our Magic: Documentary about magic, by magicians
Our Magic is a feature documentary that pays homage to an ancient and mostly underground performing art, piercing through the thick layer of commonly held stereotypes.
Publ.Date : 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Peter Andre tricked by magician Ben Hanlin: watch the jaw-dropping -Hellomagazine
Peter Andre was one of the latest victims to be fooled by magician Ben Hanlin. The Mysterious Girl singer was told he was doing PR for a small cake shop, supposedly owned by Ben, when he becomes involved in a jaw-dropping prank....
Publ.Date : 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Taylorsville magician brings his annual Halloween show to the SCERA
Electrical engineer by day, comedic magician by night. Not a common tale, really. But for Timothy Riggs it’s the norm. “In the daytime I’m leading a $20 million defense contract program,” Riggs said. “It’s a completely different kind of work than getting up in front of an audience and performing.”
Publ.Date : Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:07:20 -0700

Local magician hits the road with message on mental illness-Clarkston News‎
Then he pulls out the final act of his street magic performance: the metaphorical straight jacket escape. And that's where he hits the crowd with his message. "By chasing your own dreams and empowering yourself, nothing is impossible," Anthony Grupido, a 19-year-old magician and entrepreneur, said. "There is no greater magician than yourself."..
Publ.Date : 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Flat Rock magician to take the stage one more time -Shelbynews
A local magician who has been performing in Shelby County since 1942 will take the stage once again at Grover Museum Friday evening at 6:30 p.m., along with four other magicians. Flat Rock native Tom Winterrowd, 92, began his professional career as a magician at 17 years old during Farm Bureau Meetings....
Publ.Date : 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Marcia Harris: Master magician brings smiles to hospital patients -Long Beach Press Telegram
Long Beach native and retired school teacher Marcia Harris said she gets paid in smiles for the nearly 60 volunteer hours she clocks in each week. Harris, a master magician, volunteers her time serving in any endeavor that is needed, from doing magic shows for children at Long Beach Memorial Hospital Diabetes Pump Support Group to visiting the sick and elderly in hospitals and retirement homes...
Publ.Date : 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician/hypnotist West to perform in FWB -The Northwest Florida Daily News
Country Club Entertainment presents “The Amazing Fielding West” at Downtown Cinema Plus. West is a world famous magician and hypnotist that will leave audiences reeling from laughter and surprise. He has been performing in Las Vegas for decades but decided to return to his native home of North Florida...
Publ.Date : 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Paul Daniels turns down offer of stuffed rabbit for stage show
RABBIT loving magician Paul Daniels has dismissed calls to drop live animals from his act after being bitten by one of his own pets – as he hasn’t used any for several years. PETA, People for Ethical Treatment of Animals, even offered to send the veteran entertainer a stuffed bunny to use.
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:15:11 -0700

Your stories: The Tale of the Street Magician by Milo -The Guardian‎
Now while I divine which card it was, I’ll tell you the story of how I ended up here, doing tricks on the street, being kicked and beat every night. A long time ago, I was apprenticed to a magician named Alfred Holmwood. He taught me the tricks of the trade of magic. I was happy then. I was in love with a beautiful young woman named Penny...
Publ.Date : 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0700

A Magician Among the Spirits: The Improbable Friendship of Harry- Biography
Harry Houdini really wanted to believe in the spirit world like his good friend Arthur Conan Doyle devoutly did, but he too often found charlatans in his midst. Irked by their fakery, the magician began a public crusade to expose these 'spiritual magicians.'..
Publ.Date : 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Random Acts - Rare medium: Magician Misty Lee -Santa Fe New Mexican
This season of spookery features a return visit from magician Misty Lee, the first woman to gain a staff appointment as séance medium in the Houdini room of the legendary Magic Castle in Los Angeles...
Publ.Date : 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Trick Or Cheat? A Pair Of Magicians Have Their Day In Court -Above the Law
When Teller filed his 2012 complaint alleging copyright infringement and unfair competition, he had been performing “Shadows” for more than 35 years. As described in Teller’s 1983 copyright application for the “gothic pantomime,” a spotlight projects a shadow of a rose in a vase onto a screen. Using a knife, a character, whom Teller calls “The Murderer,” cuts the leaves and petals of the rose’s shadow on the screen. As The Murderer prunes the shadow, the leaves and petals of the real rose fall... To prove copyright infringement, Teller had to show that Dogge’s performance of “The Rose and Her Shadow” was substantially similar to “Shadows.” According to the Nevada court, Dogge’s version of the trick was nearly identical, but for slightly different props and a less bloody ending (Dogge poured the water out of the vase). Dogge argued that the works were not substantially similar because his secret was different from Teller’s. However, the court was not fooled by this misdirection:
Publ.Date : 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Mohanlal performed magic!
When superstar Mohanlal decided to join hands with magician Gopinath Muthukad years ago to perform a daring escape act, he faced opposition from all over the state and was forced to drop the idea. But now it looks the actor's love for the art of magic couldn't be suppressed and he took the stage as a full-fledged magician, wand et al, at Trivandrum on Friday.
Publ.Date : 02 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0700



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