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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of November 24-30, 2014-

Broadway-Bound Magician Shows What's up His Sleeve
Italy's star escape artist Andrew Basso and American Adam Trent, who focuses on technology-based tricks, are two of the seven magicians set to play Broadway this winter in the show "The Illusionists." It will run at the Marriott Marquis Theatre from Nov. 26-Jan. 4. "It's been almost 20 years since magic has been on Broadway. To me, it's been long overdue. But maybe it's been gone for a reason. It's been waiting for something like this," Trent said.
Publ.Date : Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:30:42 -0800

Q+A: Murray Sawchuck's blind drive leads to 21 escapes, TV appearances galore
There’s no denying that magician Murray Sawchuck is on a roll as he gets ready to take on a new run at Sin City Theater in Planet Hollywood after nearly three years at the Tropicana’s Laugh Factory. He’s just completed four months of filming “Extreme Escapes,” which starts broadcasting on Reelz for 26 weeks as of this Saturday. He was asked to do the “Blind Drive” illusion and wound up being invited to do more than 21 “escapes” for the series.
Publ.Date : Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:18:52 -0800

MURRAY 'Celebrity Magician' supports Opportunity Village 'Magical -VegasNews
MURRAY ‘Celebrity Magician’, between contracts before he moves into the Planet Hollywood ‘Sin City Theater’, has been buzzing around doing charities and for the first time has sponsored one of the trees in the Magical Forest for Opportunity Village.
Publ.Date : 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Akshay Kumar to play a magician in PC Sorcar biopic? Deccan Chronicle‎
The late magician son’s PC Sorcar Junior has also given the green light for the project. PC Sorcar was an international magician who rose to fame in the mid-30s for his famous performances in different countries including Japan. ..
Publ.Date : 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Steve Trash, recycling magician, performs for LJ youngsters -La Junta Tribune
The school children of La Junta were richly entertained on Monday afternoon by recycle magician Steve Trash, invited to La Junta and ...
Publ.Date : 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Adam Trent, Magician, Makes Broadway Debut -New York Times‎
By his own admission, Adam Trent has never held a real job -- or at least not one that doesn’t involve plying a deck of cards. At 29, he has been a magician for nearly two decades, having been entranced by David Copperfield when he was 8. Growing up in Boulder, Colo., Mr. Trent began performing in a pint-size tuxedo while still in elementary school. Eventually, he put himself through college by doing sleight of hand....
Publ.Date : 27 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800

The Foodie Magician Names a Lot of Great New York Restaurants-The Interrobang
Last night on Late Night with Seth Meyers the Foodie Magician blew Seth Meyers mind by guessing the name of a restaurant Seth was thinking of. Forget the trick, get a pen, cause he also named more than a dozen of the best restaurants in New York City, and taught you your new favorite catch phrase...
Publ.Date : 27 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Magician Mike Super at Thunder Valley -Sacramento Bee
During the recent season of “America’s Got Talent,” magician Mike Super was eliminated in the quarterfinals, but Howie Mandel wild-carded him into the semis. It was in that round that he made a symbol magically appear on his hand and on the hands of several audience members – a symbol Howard Stern had picked out of 20 symbols just before the illusion started.
Publ.Date : 27 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Houdini grave restoration in magicians' sightlines
“Houdini was a visionary. He was an inventor, an escape artist, and he gave back to society in so many ways,” said Dorothy Dietrich, a magician who runs a Houdini museum in Scranton, Pennsylvania. “It’s the least we can do to give back in some small way for all he’s given to us.” Ms. Dietrich serves on a national Society of American Magicians committee working to raise money to restore Houdini’s gravesite and allow for the permanent care of the monument at Machpelah Cemetery in Queens. It will cost about $1,200 annually to maintain the grounds, plus thousands more for restoration.
Publ.Date : Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:48:32 -0800

Australian magician Paul Cosentino to perform in Vietnam -VietNamNet Bridge‎
Magician Paul Cosentino will perform on the first show of the Vietnam's Got Talent 2014 semi-finals, scheduled on the evening of December 7, the TV show organizers have announced. Cosentino was the runner-up on Australia’s Got Talent in 2011 and from there he has re-invented the term “illusionist” with his death-defying stunts. His television special Cosentino the Grand Illusionist mesmerized millions of viewers in Australia and New Zealand...
Publ.Date : 28 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Magician's assistant no more: Stacey Suarez produces her own ...-Albuquerque Journal‎
An Albuquerque native is returning home for the holidays to wave a magic wand over New Mexico. 1995 La Cueva High School graduate-turned-producer Stacey Suarez is bringing “Hocus Pocus” to the KiMo Theatre, Saturday, Nov. 29. The show stars six entertainers in 15 vignettes with illusions such as cutting a woman in half and a floating woman. Bird lovers will see the stage fluttering with parrots and doves, Suarez said.
Publ.Date : Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:48:32 -0800

Magician reappears at children's museum
Magician Professor Hughdini reappeared at The Woodlands Children’s Museum last Friday, Nov. 28, leaving kids mesmerized with his classic tricks. “Whoa!” exclaimed his captive audience, aged mostly eight and younger, as they ran toward the falling snow. Hughdini made confetti-like snow appear with just tissue paper and water for the show’s finale.
Publ.Date : Sat, 29 Nov 2014 04:30:23 -0800

Magician Ben Hanlin puts on a show -The Star Online
Ben Hanlin is ever ready to put on a show, which is exactly what he did during his stop in Kuala Lumpur last week to promote his TV series Tricked. When he was 11 years old, Hanlin fell in love with magic when he saw David Blaine on TV. Hanlin would then perform for his schoolmates, which made him popular with his friends, but not so much with his teachers....
Publ.Date : Sat, 30 Nov 2014 04:30:23 -0800

 

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