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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of December 15-21, 2014-

Magician Criss Angel to make another area appearance -- for lunch
Magician Criss Angel, who will perform two shows at Easton's State Theatre on Jan. 20, will perform another trick at a different area venue a day earlier. He’ll make some food disappear. Angel, whose A&E Channel show "Mindfreak" is the most successful television magic show in history, will be at Billy’s Downtown Diner for lunch on Jan. 19, according the restaurant’s web page and other social media postings.
Publ.Date : Tue, 16 Dec 2014 22:25:21 -0800

Street magician brings holiday cheer to homeless -Yahoo News
Ryan Tricks has created somewhat of a magical public service announcement this holiday season. To call attention to -- and to generate a bit of compassion for -- the plight of those who will be spending this holiday season on the streets rather than in a warm home, the London-based magician took to the streets to spread some holiday cheer using his craft...
Publ.Date : 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Weekly Q&A: Amid protests and backlash, magician Dirk Arthur -Las Vegas Weekly
After headlining at Harrah’s in Laughlin and Reno, Arthur just returned those creatures to the Strip at the Riviera, where his Wild Illusions debuted at Starlite Theater at the start of December. Seven exotic cats take the stage as Arthur blends classic magic, giant illusions and comedy...
Publ.Date : 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Scientists Unveil the Secrets of Visual Attention -Scientific American‎
After all, sleight of hand often depends on the magician's ability to manipulate where and for how long we focus our attention. But are a magician's hands or eyes more likely to draw the attention of the spectator? We tested this by showing videos to participants of magic tricks by famous Las Vegas magicians Mac King, a headliner at Harrah's, and Teller, of Penn and Teller fame. The magicians' gaze did not affect the observers' behavior strongly--although it might in other routines...
Publ.Date : Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Weird Al the Magnificent and the mysterious floating orb
Fresh off his hit album "Mandatory Fun," Weird Al Yankovic takes to YouTube to demonstrate his newly found skills as a magician.
Publ.Date : Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:54:18 -0800

Tony Winner Neil Patrick Harris is a Bloody Terrifying Magician in -Broadway
We knew Neil Patrick Harris was into magic, but this is downright horrific. Take a look at this promo for the latest episode of American Horror Story: Freak Show, titled “Magical Thinking,” which features our first look at the Tony winner’s performance in the FX Series. Harris plays Chester, a magician who appears to take over Elsa’s dwindling freak show...
Publ.Date : Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800

How Justin Willman Turned Himself Into a Comedy Magician -OC Weekly
Take one part actor, one part TV host, one part comedian, a sprinkle of musical ability, and then one part magician. Now blend them together and what do you get? Poof! Justin Willman! Justin takes the term "jack of all trades" and puts it to shame and he'll show you just that with his brand of comedic magistry (is that even a word?) at the Brea Improv this Thursday through Sunday...
Publ.Date : Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Taiwan magician shows off talents in Hollywood -Taiwan Today
Taiwan magician Huang Po-han showcased his talents Dec. 1-8 at Magic Castle, the Mecca for professional magicians located in Hollywood, California. "For me, it was an opportunity not only to show off magic from Taiwan, but also to learn from some of the foremost professionals in the business," the 24-year-old prestidigitator said. “It was not just about the skill or the gadgetry, but the support I received.” ...
Publ.Date : 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800

A creepy magician's act by Neil Patrick Harris in American Horror -CT Australia‎
While fans are eager to see more American Horror Story: Freakshow next year, their eagerness seems to be fueled more by the desire to finally see the mysterious character Neil Patrick Harris would be playing. His character Chester would make his first appearance on the episode "Magical Thinking." Teasers show that Chester would be taking over the freak show from Elsa Mars, who is headed for television stardom...
Publ.Date : 20 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800

MURRAY 'Celebrity Magician' Opens New Show at Planet ...-VegasNews
MURRAY ‘Celebrity Magician’ is back on The Strip again after a 6 week hiatus! Murray’s new home is the Sin City Theatre at Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino. Murray is doing 7 days of previews before his Red Carpet night on Dec. 28, 2014...
Publ.Date : 21 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800


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