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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of January 26-February 1, 2015-

A Magician Used The First Pirate Radio Station To Troll A Scientist-io9‎
Maskelyne was also a scientist, and inventor, and a skeptic. He was one of that class of magicians who loves magic when it is obviously fake, and hates it when it purports to be real. He debunked spiritualists and lampooned flim-flam artists, and he had decided that Marconi was just such an artist. Part of this was the fact that Marconi refused to conduct open and public tests of his technology. Given his competition, he can hardly be blamed for that. But Marconi deserved some of the skeptics' scorn...
Publ.Date : 26 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0800

Suburban magician goes to battle on 'Wizard Wars'-Chicago Daily Herald‎
When the Syfy network's reality show "Wizard Wars" returns for a second season Thursday night, suburban viewers might spot a familiar face among the magicians competing for a $10,000 prize. Bill Cook of Prospect Heights will display his bag of tricks on this season's premiere episode, which airs at 9 p.m. on Syfy...
Publ.Date : 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0800

Magician Dynamo announces Irish dates as part of first ever live tour-Irish Independent‎
Fans of English magician Dynamo can catch him in action on his first Dublin and Belfast dates as part of his first ever live tour - he will perform at the 3Arena on March 16 2016 and Odyssey Arena Belfast on March 9 2016...
Publ.Date : 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0800

YouTube Millionaires: Scam School Is A “Gateway Drug” For Young-Tubefilter‎
Looking to drink on the cheap? Brian Brushwood has you covered. Five years ago, Brushwood and Revision3 launched Scam School, a channel that offers magic tricks and easy-to-execute bar tricks for its viewers. Now, Scam School lives underneath Discovery Digital Networks‘ TestTube banner and Brushwood has cut his once-spiky hair, but he is still cranking out new bar bets for his fans every week. Scam School has crossed one million subscribers, so we spoke to Brushwood about his personal brush with online video notability.
Publ.Date : 29 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0800

The Islamic State's War on Magic-VICE
The Islamic State is no stranger to attacking civilians. Recently, though, they've been targeting not only gay people and journalists but also subversive magicians. Earlier this month, reports emerged of a street performer who was beheaded in a public square in the city of Raqqa, Syria, the capital of the Islamic State. The illusionist, who went by the moniker "Sorcerer," was known for entertaining locals with innocuous magic tricks like making coins and cell phones disappear...
Publ.Date : 30 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0800


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