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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of March 16-22, 2015-

The 1st Successful American-Born Magician Was a Black Man-The Root‎
Who was America’s first successful stage magician? He swallowed swords and molten lead. He danced on eggs without cracking their shells. He threw knives; he threw his voice. He was Richard Potter, the first American-born stage magician and ventriloquist, black or white. Prior to Potter’s career in the early 19th century, the performance of magic and ventriloquism had been the domain of white European men...
Publ.Date : 16 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0700

David Copperfield completes bucket list for sick 10-year-old-New York Daily News‎
There’s no trick as magical as making a kid’s dream come true. That’s what famed magician David Copperfield found out when he flew Aiden Davis, a 10-year-old who is terminally ill with cancer, and his family to Las Vegas for a tour and show in February. Friends of the Bradford, Pa., family deluged the magician with so many Facebook and Twitter requests, even an illusionist couldn’t make them go away. The brave boy had said that seeing Copperfield perform in person was his last wish, according to a video that Copperfield posted of the child’s trip to Vegas. Aiden was diagnosed with cancer at age 3, but his illness escalated when it spread to his pelvis, according to a Facebook page called “Prayers for Aiden Davis."..
Publ.Date : 16 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0700

Magician Jania Taylor performs at 'Coffee at Ten'-Petoskey News
On Tuesday, March 24, Crooked Tree Arts Center is celebrating Women’s History Month. Professional magician and illusionist, Jania Taylor, will be presenting, “Those Magical Dames” in the Gilbert Gallery at 10 a.m. as part of the Coffee @ Ten lecture series. Taylor will be sharing the stories of seven oft-overlooked female magicians, starting with those that paved the way in the 1800s traveling by steamer ship and trains. Taylor will not just be sharing their stories, but performing some of their signature tricks...
Publ.Date : 16 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0700

Magician tricks peoples minds at Method 42-Spartan Daily‎
Master magician and mentalist Jay Alexander wowed an intimate San Jose audience at the Method 42 Showroom on Friday. Prior to the show, “Mind Tricks Live,” Alexander mingled and talked with the early birds, before beginning his show by proclaiming that he would per- form a “miracle.”..
Publ.Date : 17 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0700

Magician David London at the Arts Barn -- Gazette.Net
Local magician David London will be at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn for a night of Magic and Mayhem on Friday at 8 p.m., according to a release. At the age of seven, London discovered he was a magician and has been working for nearly 25 years to try to understand what that means, according to the release. He has created five original, theatrical magical productions and has performed at the Arts Barn in the past.
Publ.Date : Tue, 17 Mar 2015 22:44:52 -0700

Crowe had second career as magician-mySanAntonio
Claude E. Crowe Jr. was a man of colorful bow ties, dapper suits and illusions. By day, the only child of two Georgia financiers was the mild-mannered owner of Liberal Finance and Thrift Corporation at 118 Broadway. But at heart, Crowe was a magician. “Magic was his one true love,” said Patricia Gonzales, Crowe’s assistant at the finance company for 12 years. “He had a colorful life -- he was constantly reading and trying to make his love of magic even more astute.” Crowe died unexpectedly on March 9 at age 77. He was unmarried and had no children.
Publ.Date : 18 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0700

Magician to bring anti-bullying message to St Joseph's School
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. Elgregoe has now performed to over 800,000 students across New Zealand and he is about to visit St Joseph’s School in Queenstown on Monday 23 March (itinerary listed below)...
Publ.Date : Wed, 18 Mar 2015 16:42:04 -0700

Magician/mentalist to perform in Bandon for HS music program-KCBY
Greg Kirk has been performing mentalism or “magic for the mind” professionally for 16 years, and his next gig is at Bandon's Sprague Theater. "I will be reading minds; I will be seeing through solid steel and predicting the future in ways you can't even imagine yet," Kirk said. Despite the magic, he doesn't claim to have supernatural powers...
Publ.Date : 18 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0700

Aspiring magician wanted-Juneau Empire
Mike McRea can make things disappear then reappear, float people in the air and saw them in half. And you could, too. The 60-year-old retiring magician, whose show name is “The Magic Man,” is seeking a young apprentice to school in the world of magic and illusion...
Publ.Date : 18 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0700

Local magician pulls a few tricks LIVE on Fox 8 News!-fox8
Local magician Rick Smith Jr. set a new world record at the Great Lakes Science Center last weekend for the highest card toss. This weekend, he’s set to perform his show, Magic Gives Back, in Brecksville to raise money for local schools and communities. Other Guinness World Record Holders will perform, too. Wednesday, Smith Jr. and J.D. Iceman, a six-time world record-holder and expert in feats of strength, stopped at Fox 8 to show us some of the tricks up their sleeves..
Publ.Date : 18 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0700

Ariann Black Makes Magic in a Male-Dominated Field-Westword
Ariann Black has worked as a professional magician since 1990, and she's a master of her enchanting art form. The Canada-born magician began practicing the art of illusion when she was just four years old, working her way through magic school and onto the world's stage. She's performed on television and now is a staple on the Las Vegas entertainment scene, working to elevate the visibility of women in the male-dominated world of magic. In advance of her two-night appearance at the Theatre of Dreams in Castle Rock this weekend, Black spoke with Westword about her decades of experience as a magician and what it takes to hone your craft...
Publ.Date : 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0700

Rock star magician will mesmerize White Plains-The Journal News
Don't expect your grandparents' magic show when Sammy Cortino gets on stage. "It's sort of like if the boy next door wanted to be a rock star but did magic instead," says Cortino, who performs March 21 at White Plains Performing Arts Center. The rock star comparison is apt, considering how much music Cortino incorporates into his act. Instead of hearing "abracadabra," expect to hear a rock soundtrack. Instead of a top hat, expect a leather jacket....
Publ.Date : 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0700

He looks like Marilyn Manson. He's a master magician. And he's...-Pioneer Press
There's plenty of shock and spectacle when magician Dan Sperry takes the stage. The Minnesota native dresses like Marilyn Manson, performs backed by noisy industrial rock and pyrotechnics and turns his face mask into a live dove...
Publ.Date : 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0700

Daniel Radcliffe Studying Magic for 'Now You See Me: The Second-FanBolt
Daniel Radcliffe learned magic tricks from celebrity illusionist Dynamo in preparation for his latest film role. The Harry Potter star is getting ready to film a role in Now You See Me: The Second Act, a sequel to 2013 magical heist movie Now You See Me, and he turned to fellow Brit Dynamo for lessons...
Publ.Date : 20 Mar 2015 00:00:00 -0700

Dexter library hosts Merlin to show magic of reading
The magic of reading was on full display as more than 100 parents, grandparents and children came out to see Merlin the Magician Monday in Dexter.
Publ.Date : Fri, 20 Mar 2015 04:31:34 -0700

The legerdemain of Amazing Randi's life was just as amazing as his magic tricks
In the end, "An Honest Liar" becomes a far more layered tale than it starts out to be. Professionally, Randi's life, both as a magician and as a debunker, has always been about lying to reveal a greater truth: We get fooled again and again because we want (or perhaps even need) to be deceived. But the film also argues that, on a personal level, Randi's legerdemain - his playing fast and loose with a fact or two - has only ever been in the service of love, not larceny.
Publ.Date : Fri, 20 Mar 2015 00:22:50 -0700


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