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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of February 9-15, 2015-

Abra Cadabra! The science of how magicians influence decision-making
Pulling off a card trick doesn’t require spells or magic words--rather the magician’s key ally is the ability to subtly influence an audience to make key decisions while making the people believe they are choosing freely. In a study published Saturday in the journal Consciousness and Cognition, a team of Canadian researchers explored the psychology behind the magic...
Publ.Date : Mon, 09 Feb 2015 14:28:33 -0800

Magician Impacts Bullying in Schools
One of New Zealand’s top performers and most celebrated magicians Elgregoe is using a blend of magic and humour to deliver important social messages to kiwi kids about anti-bullying in schools. Supporting the 2015 school curriculum, the ‘You’ve Got The Power’ school show draws attention to what bullying can look like and teaches kids about how to treat others.
Publ.Date : Mon, 09 Feb 2015 15:23:03 -0800

Magician-Scientist Kind of Reveals Card-Trick Secret -New York Magazine‎
A psychologist-slash-magician in Canada comes very close to revealing the secret behind a particular card trick in a new paper in the journal Consciousness and Cognition but then doesn't, exactly...
Publ.Date : 10 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0800

Roy Davenport reflects on his award-winning Magic Kingdom in -Norfolk Eastern Daily Press‎
Magician Roy Davenport, It’s a passion that has been in the family since 1898 when my great grandfather Lewis Davenport, at the age of 16, started what is the oldest family-run magic shop in the world. My grandfather George then took over the shop allowing my great-grandfather to travel the world performing magic in some of the biggest theatres. My grandfather still practised magic as well and was once invited to a party at Sandringham performing in front of the young princesses Elizabeth and Margaret....
Publ.Date : 11 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0800

'Pure Magic' at Sparta Stage-New Jersey Herald‎
Award-winning magician and world-renowned sleight-of-hand artist Eric DeCamps brings his show, "Pure Magic -- A Performance of Contemporary Conjuring," to the Sparta Avenue Stage, 10 Sparta Ave., Sparta, on Saturday for two shows at 7 and 9 p.m...
Publ.Date : 12 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0800

Magician David London invites Philly into his illusions
DAVID LONDON knew he was a magician when he was only 7. His parents let him rent a tux for a family black-tie affair, but he wasn't satisfied with just the penguin suit. "I insisted on also getting a top hat and a cane with white tips," London said. "I was already dressed the part."
Publ.Date : Fri, 13 Feb 2015 04:32:45 -0800

Magician hopes to put Surrey under his spell
A young magician is hoping to put Surrey under his spell when he comes to town later this month. Michael Jordan, 23, is touring his show High Jinx and is coming to Leatherhead Theatre. The show consists of a mixture of illusion, magic and escapology, with Jordan aided by partner in crime Tamsyn Sear and the High Jinx dancers.
Publ.Date : Sun, 15 Feb 2015 12:00:27 -0800

Comic Magician Trent James in "Like a wizard...but wthout the beard." -Chicago Tribune‎
Chicago's comic magician, Trent James, is bringing a fresh new feel to the "classic magic show". Trent's fast paced show, combines mind boggling magic, comedy, audience interaction that has left audiences raving from Las Vegas to New Jersey...
Publ.Date : 15 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0800


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