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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of December 22-28, 2014-

Magician Ricky Jay to Be Featured in Season Premiere of ...-Broadway World
For the first time, THIRTEEN's AMERICAN MASTERS series profiles a magician: the inimitable Ricky Jay, considered one of the world's greatest conjurers, capable of creating a profound sense of wonder and disbelief in even the most jaded of audiences. He is also a best-selling author, historian, actor and a leading collector of antiquarian books and artifacts...
Publ.Date : 22 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Syfy Sets Series About Street Magician -Television Week
Syfy has ordered an unscripted series centering on a street magician. Deadline reports that the cable channel greenlighted “Troy: Street Magic,” which focuses on British magician Troy Von Scheibner. The 10-episode series follows Scheibner as he travels across London performing stunts such as teleporting across Tower Bridge, or making it rain money in London’s financial district, the story says. The series will debut Jan. 13 at 10 p.m...
Publ.Date : 23 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800

A Box of Tricks, Studio Size -New York Times‎
Bondage devices have a casual place in Joshua Jay’s studio apartment in Chelsea. Right there, out in the open, you can see metal thumb restraints, handcuffs of every ilk and a full-body straitjacket with leather straps. “I guess I never realized how many sex toys we have around here,” said Anna Kloots, 25, Mr. Jay’s fiancée and assistant, “but these are all way too valuable to use.” Mr. Jay, 33, is a magician whose home is also his archive for books and props that belonged to his heroes and predecessors. ...
Publ.Date : 24 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Magician To Appear On "Worst Cooks" Show
Michael “Six” Muldoon may dazzle audiences with his magic tricks, but his cooking leaves something to be desired. “In magic, a lot of sleight of hand revolves around a dozen or so essential moves,” he said. “I think cooking is a lot of the same, and once you have a grip on the essentials that are needed, then you can begin to explore with your food. I think I was exploring way too soon!”
Publ.Date : Wed, 24 Dec 2014 07:04:30 -0800

Band of Magicians keeping the magic alive
A magician is essentially someone who fools others for a living, and you only get great by spending alarming amounts of time alone, obsessively perfecting your deceptions. If you do form a bond with another practitioner of the dark arts, it's likely in the form of a mentor, of which there are few and far between. When Sydney magician James Galea started out at 14, he had no idea that the teacher he found was also a professional con-artist.
Publ.Date : Thu, 25 Dec 2014 05:02:10 -0800

Tiger-free magician still offers charisma -Las Vegas Review-Journal‎
Dirk Arthur is promoting that he’s the last magician in Las Vegas to use exotic animals. But that doesn’t mean you still can’t see the second-to-last one, Rick Thomas, work with humans. The Las Vegas-based Thomas mostly performs out of town now. But he has a lot of local fans -- he’s also the most successful Mormon magician around -- and brings his family-friendly show to the South Point from Friday through Sunday for post-Christmas fun. Last year, Thomas gave up his tigers and retired them to what he called “a better life” at the Keepers of the Wild sanctuary in Valentine, Ariz. ...
Publ.Date : 26 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Young magician takes his show downtown -Greenville News‎
By now, Matthew Munger has become an expert at dealing with the countless methods laypeople employ to explore the mystery of an accomplished magician. In his living room, sitting next to the family's towering Christmas tree, the Beck Academy sixth-grader handles the questions with ease, his wit sharpened by his weekend nights performing on downtown street corners.
Publ.Date : 26 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Magician Aaron Radatz performing two shows in Canton -WXYZ‎
Aaron Radatz has performed around the world and headlines on the Las Vegas strip, but the native metro Detroiter is in town for a special performance Saturday night. He joined 7 Action News This Morning to talk about his show in Canton. He also performed a magic trick on Simon Shaykhet using a holiday theme...
Publ.Date : 27 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Winnipeg magician Darcy Oake debuts TV special in UK
A Winnipeg magician who rose to fame this spring is getting a lot of attention overseas again. Darcy Oake, who got his start on the stages of Britain’s Got Talent in April, premiered his first-ever television special this weekend. Edge of Reality aired in the UK this weekend. Oake said watching the special was surreal and rewarding.
Publ.Date : Sun, 28 Dec 2014 17:48:50 -0800


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