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

Local magician headed to Good Morning America after video goes ...
Troy Record‎

A local street performer is hitting it big time after videotaping his brush with the law. Not only did he get out of a speeding ticket, he became famous practically overnight. Steven Brundage, the 23-year old magician who spends his summers doing card tricks on Broadway in Saratoga Springs, caught a big break last week when he was pulled over in Scotia for speeding. Brundage was headed back from a gig in New York City at about 3 a.m., when he was caught driving 42 mph in a 30 mph zone..
Publ.Date : 9 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Police hire magician to highlight dangers of pickpockets in -Kent Online‎
Stunned shoppers were caught unawares when they were targeted by a 'pickpocket' who put something IN their open bags or pockets. The novel exercise was captured on video as a magician hired by Kent Police secretly dropped cards the size of a smartphone in their bags. In the run-up to Christmas, magician Rob James hit the streets of Dover to pounce on unsuspecting bargain hunters.
Publ.Date : 9 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800

BGT magician Darcy Oake to appear at Sheffield City Hall -Worksop Today‎
Hey presto! Britain’s Got Talent magician Darcy Oake, who will next appear before our very eyes in his own festive TV special, is coming to Sheffield. He will launch his 12 date autumn UK Edge Of Reality Tour at Sheffield City Hall on Thursday, September 17.
Publ.Date : 9 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Magician gets out of speeding ticket with Rubik's Cube trick
It seems the trick to getting out of a traffic ticket is knowing a little bit of magic. At least, that may be how Steven Brundage got out of a ticket when he was pulled over in upstate New York for going 12 miles over the speed limit.
Publ.Date : Wed, 10 Dec 2014 04:38:48 -0800

Illusion of credibility? 'Futurist' Adam Trent hardly seems like the-Las Vegas Weekly‎
The New York Times chatted with Adam Trent, one of seven stars of The Illusionists--Witness the Impossible, the first serious attempt at a magic show on Broadway in decades. The reporter asked why magic “isn’t as popular here”--meaning in New York—but that was Trent’s cue to merely proclaim himself the savior of all illusionist theater everywhere!..
Publ.Date : 10 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Meet a magician in first clip from Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell

It's been 10 years since Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell arrived and became one of the most acclaimed fantasy novels ever, and the story is finally getting filmed. Clarke's tale of two English magicians living and working during the Napoleonic era won just about every major award a fantasy novel can hope to earn, and next year we finally get to see it come to life in a BBC miniseries. A few weeks ago we got the first image and synopsis from the series, and now we've got our first glimpse at footage, featuring Eddie Marsan as Mr. Norrell...
Publ.Date : 11 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800

The Library for Magicians Is Taking Appointments -Smithsonian‎
When Bill Kalush, a former magician, founded the Conjuring Arts Research Center in New York City, he wanted to create a place that "was available for anyone . . . to be able to come in and find some of the rarest material — the things that you couldn’t find, almost anywhere else in the world,” as he told PRI. The materials' subject? The ancient arts of magic and deception. Kalush has assembled books dating from the 15th century until now. The books themselves are available for members of the public to look through, but Kalush is also digitizing them and translating them, PRI says.
Publ.Date : 12 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800


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