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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of December 29, 2014 - January 4, 2015-

From banking heir to TV magician -The Straits Times‎
As the heir to a banking family, master magician Drummond Money-Coutts is nothing like his parents. The 28-year-old Briton may not have settled for a comfortable banking career, but he is carving out his own success in the world of magic. Coutts & Co, which is based in London, is one of the world's oldest banks. "It was a long journey. I started out posting homemade videos on YouTube, trying to find and develop a style that had never been done before," he says in a telephone interview with Life!.
Publ.Date : 29 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Magic is life's work for Shelton resident: 'You have to tell a story' -Shelton Herald‎
The unsuspecting reporter pulled a jack of diamonds from Bryan Lizotte’s deck of playing cards. When Lizotte looked through the pack and identified the wrong card, he told the reporter she should look on her cell phone. There, on the screen, was a text message: “The card you’re thinking of is the jack of diamonds.”
Publ.Date : 29 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Veteran magician makes New Year Honours list
A lifelong dedication to promoting and practising the art of magic has earned an Auckland man the first ever Queen's Service Medal awarded for services as a magician. Alan Watson was introduced to magic at age seven and started out performing tricks for charity at hospitals and retirement homes, before spending decades as a commercial entertainer.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Dec 2014 14:20:14 -0800

First Night Magician makes 2014 disappear
Master magician Brent Loewenstein is ready to suspend your disbelief at First Night in Grand Center. His performances include sleight-of-hand, mind-reading, and comedy. New Year’s Eve revelers should make sure their hair and make up are done. Loewenstein just might pull you up to the stage.
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Dec 2014 10:25:10 -0800

Magician Steve Fisher, of Alma Street, Sheerness, to appear on ...-Kent Online
A Sheppey performer will show whether he can “pull” using magic when he appears on Take Me Out this week. Magician Steve Fisher will appear on the ITV dating game show, which sees single men show off their talents to try to impress 30 ladies and earn a chance to take one of them out on a date. The 25-year-old works for Haven Holidays and regularly performs his act as Magic Steve across the country...
Publ.Date : 30 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Rumford magician, performer to launch magic school for kids, adults-Lewiston Sun Journal‎
Accomplished magician and entertainer Scot Grassette is about to pull a rather big "rabbit" out of 49 Franklin's hat to finally realize a dream this winter. Next month, Grassette will debut his teaching talents for 49 Franklin's School of Magic and Showmanship, a place where students ages 7 and up will learn stage illusions, stand-up and parlor magic, stagecraft and more...
Publ.Date : 30 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Harry Parkhurst of Lyndhurst dies at age 87 - northjersey
Harry Parkhurst, 87, of Lyndhurst, passed away on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. Mr. Parkhurst was a Supervisor at Hoffman LaRoche for 42 years before retiring in 1989. He was a World War II Navy veteran and a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, Society of American Magicians and several local magician organizations.
Publ.Date : 30 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Murray Sawchuck astounds with close-up magic at Sin City Theater
It might be the closest an audience has ever sat at a magic show. Certainly the closest when it comes to a magician squeezing his gorgeous wife into a box before vanishing her. Magician Murray Sawchuck is just inches from the front-row audience along the stage of Sin City Theater in Planet Hollywood when he helps his “Fantasy” dancer wife into the magic box. Chloe’s hand is the only thing left hanging outside the apparatus as Murray pushes objects in, making it impossible for her to become a contortionist around them.
Publ.Date : Wed, 31 Dec 2014 04:42:06 -0800

The Amazing Kreskin, New Jersey Mentalist, Turning 80-CBS Local‎
The Amazing Kreskin is hitting a milestone. The New Jersey mentalist turns 80 next month. As WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane reported, Kreskin is staying busy as ever. During one recent engagement, Kreskin performed 39 shows in 18 days. He said he can see his retirement coming. “It’s going to be 10 days after I pass away,” Kreskin said. “I’m one of these rare blessed people,” he added. “I have a tremendous passion for what I do.” His work is an adventure, says the man who was inspired by Mandrake the Magician as a child. But this is no magic act....
Publ.Date : 31 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800

A Magician's Best Trick: Revealing a Basic Human Bias -Wall Street Journal‎
My family and I recently watched a magician perform. He was not of the sleight-of-hand ilk but, instead, had a stunning ability to psychologically manipulate his audience into doing and thinking what he wanted: con man as performance artist. He was amazing...
Publ.Date : 31 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Bird in the hand just the start for magician -Quad City Times
David Casas' magic act is for the birds. The Davenport magician was first impressed by magicians using doves when he saw them on TV as a junior in high school. Now the Muscatine native has a dozen of his own and uses nine of them per performance, including a return to The Establishment Theatre in Rock Island, where he'll do his second headlining show Saturday night...
Publ.Date : 31 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Magician Criss Angel to play 'Mindfreak Live' shows in New York -Digital Journal‎
These dates will be a part of his exciting "Mindfreak Live!" shows. Angel was born at Hempstead General Hospital and raised in Elmont, Long Island, up until fourth grade, when his family moved to East Meadow.
Publ.Date : 31 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Catch 'The Illusionists -- Witness the Impossible' at PPAC -Fall River Herald News‎
Currently on a sold-out wave across the county that made its debut on Nov. 26 at New York City’s Marquis Theatre, “The Illusionists -- Witness the Impossible” is coming to the Providence Performing Arts Center Jan. 16 to 18, bringing with it seven of the world’s most renowned illusionists on earth. Early reviews have called the show a “brain-bending spectacular” and “genuinely satisfying family entertainment”...
Publ.Date : 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Well-known educator Andrew Frazier dead at 82 -New Pittsburgh Courier
Andrew Frazier, a well-known educator with a passion for encouraging youths and young adults, passed away Dec. 22, just days before his last surviving brother passed. The Stanton Heights resident was 82. He was also a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, the Centre Avenue YMCA, Men of Fifth Avenue, the Pacemakers and the Point City Bridge Club, just to name a few. He was also an avid baseball and softball enthusiast, playing in several leagues, as well as a magician. Known as “Andre the Great,” Frazier reached many through his entertainment....
Publ.Date : 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Having magically conquered Broadway, Boulder native continues -Boulder Daily Camera‎
Adam Instead of fighting it, Trent says, he uses technology to enhance his performance. He uses giant LED screens to seemingly clone himself and teleport across the stage. He can do close-up magic for large audiences, with projection cameras. He even has used 3D glasses for his magic before. He calls his performance "a magic show for people who don't necessarily like magic."..
Publ.Date : 04 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800


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