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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of November 17-23, 2014-

Performer conjures up a career in magic -The Seattle Times‎
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 recalls. 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 a Milwaukee library. The pay was $7.50 -- for two shows...
Publ.Date : 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800

This Phenomenal Magic Trick Was Created By An Artificial Intelligence-io9‎
Magicians are not supposed to reveal their secrets. But what if that magician is a machine? Recent experiments at Queen Mary University of London show that it's not only possible to teach a computer program how magic tricks work, but that these systems are capable of designing new and superior versions that can be performed by humans...
Publ.Date : 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Magicians get new assistant - their computer-Irish Examiner‎
Magicians have long relied on sleight of hand and deception to thrill their audiences, but they may now have another tool in their box of tricks – a computer. Scientists have for the first time “taught” a computer to create magic tricks, using artificial intelligence (AI)....
Publ.Date : 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Hypnotist, magician Tyrone Reveen bringing show to deCoste -NG News
Two-year-old Ty Reveen sits on his grandmother’s lap as the crowd stands and applauds after a show of magic, hypnosis, and the extraordinary. Fast-forward five decades, and audiences are doing the same for him. Tyrone Reveen, who stepped into his father’s shoes in 2011 as a magician and hypnotist, is presenting his show at the deCoste Centre this week. It’s exactly what his father – the man they call Reveen – said would happen. “He told me one day I would take over the show and I accepted that,” the New Brunswick man in his mid-50s said during a phone interview leading up to his Pictou show this week....
Publ.Date : 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800

The magic of math -KIMT 3
Who would have thought kids would be laughing and giggling while solving a math problem? That’s exactly what’s happening at Central Springs Elementary as kindergartners through fourth graders are having a blast learning about magic and solving a little math on the side. “Math is actually hard to learn anyway, and so a lot of the kids get worried when it comes to math. If I can show them that math can be fun and funny then it might get them to open their book up a little bit more,” said Hagerman the Magician.
Publ.Date : 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Disappearing Acts: An Afternoon With the Magicians of Café Edison
This past weekend, Café Edison, the Theater District diner that will soon close, was filled with people crowding the front vestibule to pick up stickers in support of the place. Near a window, a cameraman followed three costumed sailors from On the Town to a center table, where they ate cabbage soup and sipped ice water from large red tumblers. An elderly woman, bundled up against the cold, was making her way to the exit with a bag of leftovers. In the back, however, Patrick Davis was busy reading customers' minds.
Publ.Date : 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800

'You too can be fooled': An Honest Liar looks at magician's crusade -Calgary Herald‎
For Randi, the main message of An Honest Liar is simple. “You, too, can be fooled,” says Randi, who will be attending the Calgary screening on Friday. “Don’t think you are smarter than those who have expertise in these fields. Don’t think you are smarter than the charlatans out there who makes their livings at this. You, too, can be fooled.”...
Publ.Date : 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Pick a card, any card: Inside Perth's society of magicians -WA today
The world of magic often conjures images of mystery and glamour but, for a group of Perth magicians, it's mostly about hard work. The West Australian Society of Magicians is one of the world's oldest magic clubs still in operation but it isn't as secretive as you might think. The society regularly welcomes new members. The group meets every month and often stages in-house performances to help members hone their skills.
Publ.Date : 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Magician and comic at Dillinger's Saturday -Bucyrus Telegraph
Ridgeway booked a professional magic and comic show with Aedryan Methyus, who has appeared on the television show "Ghost Hunters" for this Saturday. The show begins around 8 p.m. "Aedryan is actually going to go around from table to table to do magic treats as a pre-show before he starts the actual show, which is scheduled to last until 9 p.m.," Ridgeway said. Ridgeway said dinner and drinks will be available throughout the evening...
Publ.Date : 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800

West Vancouver Home For Sale Was Built By Amateur Magician -Huffington Post Canada
An historic West Vancouver waterfront property with a magical past is currently on the market. 6010 Gleneagles Place was built in 1931 by Daniel Peck, a mining man and amateur magician, and his wife Rachel Eddy, realtor Joanne Renfer told The Huffington Post B.C. Peck built the Craftsman house to include secret passages and false walls to showcase his tricks, according to a 1998 article in the North Shore News..
Publ.Date : 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Roc City Interviews: Comedian and magician Kevin Lee -News 10NBC‎
You may have seen his last time he was on News10NBC. Comedian and magician Kevin Lee was back on Roc City Tonight Thursday. He's performing at the Joke Factory in Rochester this weekend and last time he visited News10NBC he was juggling a bowling ball that was on fire.
Publ.Date : 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800

BJP calls in magicians, hopes they will do its Jharkhand trick -Indian Express‎ - 3 days ago
Possibly taking the slogan of ‘Modi Magic’ a tad too literally, the BJP has hired six teams of magicians to campaign for its candidates in the first phase of elections in Jharkhand. Each team has two persons — a magician and his assistant. But due to poor preparations at Bishrampur, where the BJP has fielded Ram Chandra Chandravanshi, the two teams assigned to the constituency for two days are travelling together...
Publ.Date : 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Technology Is An Engineered Illusion, MIT's Digital Magician Marco Tempest Says
The reasons his shows are so successful, anyway, I guess, is that he really loves what he’s doing, and it shows. He fell in love with technology at an early age, when it wasn’t as trendy and fashionable as it is now, and fax machines and VCRs were almost the best that you could get. He still thinks innovation is fun.
Publ.Date : Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:42:19 -0800

Comedian-Magician Mac King Extends his Run at Harrah's Las -VegasNews
“The Mac King Comedy Magic Show” has been extended for four more years at Harrah’s Las Vegas. Mac King’s contract extends through 2019, which will give him 19 years at the hotel. In January, he celebrates a historic 15 years at Harrah’s, making him the longest running magician working at the same hotel..
Publ.Date : 22 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800

 

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