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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of April 20-26, 2015-
Oscar Muñoz receiving his Guest Of Honor plaque from Obie O'BrienPictured is Oscar Muñoz receiving his Guest Of Honor plaque from Obie O'Brien at the 45th annual Obie's 4F convention that took place on April 22-25, 2015 in Batavia, New York. The 4F convention is the original and most prestigious gathering of close-up magicians in the world. (4/26/15: A MagicTimes photo).

Getting there by magic: Budding Blount magician gets career taste in-The Daily Times
Some might view a last-minute invitation to Las Vegas with a touch of skepticism, but for local magician Ben Young, it was the opportunity of a lifetime. “Superhero Magician” Ben Young experienced all the world of professional magic had to offer last month as he performed in Las Vegas with celebrated magician Murray Sawchuck, best known for his appearances on the History Channel series “Pawn Stars” and for being a semifinalist in the fifth season of “America’s Got Talent.”...
Publ.Date : 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0700

BGT 2015: 'It's time a magician won Britain's Got Talent' says Killer-Express
WE WATCHED Jamie Raven wow the Britain's Got Talent judges on Saturday with his spectacular tricks - but does he have what it takes to go all the way?  One fellow magician thinks so. Jasz Vegas, best known as one of the trickers on BBC3's Killer Magic, says that it's time for magician to win BGT and she thinks that the 31-year old from Hammersmith will go far. "I think he stays true to himself, he sticks at what he knows. He'll go really far," Jasz said...
Publ.Date : 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0700

Use jaadu to eliminate Maoists, Chhattisgarh minister tells magician-The Indian Express‎
Renowned magician Anand, who is currently performing in Raipur, has received a proposal from Chhattisgarh’s tourism and culture minister Ajay Chandrakar, who saw him perform last week. With the recent Maoist attacks fresh in his mind, the minister, who was transfixed on seeing Anand perform tricks like “chopping” a boy into two and bringing him back to shape, suggested Anand to do some jaadu and eliminate the rebels, leaving the veteran performer amused...
Publ.Date : 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0700

Magician will bring tricks, tradition to cherry blossom fest-Brooklyn Paper‎
They’re the oldest tricks in the book -- but with a new spin. A Japanese-American magician will use his illusions -- and his cultural heritage -- when he performs at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Sakura Matsuri cherry blossom festival on April 26. “I mainly perform classic magic pieces that have been around for decades,” said magician Rich Kameda, who will conjure up two shows at park’s annual Japanese culture extravaganza. “But when I perform them, I bring along my perspective of being a Japanese-American magician.”...
Publ.Date : 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0700

Magic of Bill Blagg Live to mystify at Grand Opera House Saturday-The Oshkosh Northwestern
Audiences won't see top hats, birds and card tricks when The Magic Of Bill Blagg Live returns to the Grand Opera House on Saturday, but they can expect grand-scale illusions and even a flying hover board. Blagg described his show as "The Second City got together with David Copperfield and had a kid," and it combines comedy and grand illusion magic....
Publ.Date : 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0700

Chris Funk from Wizard Wars Guest Stars in “Murray 'Celebrity -VegasNews
When Murray heard Chris Funk, who was on the first season of Wizard Wars with Murray and also a fellow Canadian, he thought “How about inviting Chris to guest star in my show this week?”...
Publ.Date : 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0700

Presto! Magician Justin Willman Renovates California Home
Justin Willman collects old magic. The magician and comedian has a home full of vintage show posters and props, and antique magic-show lithographs. “I’d love to be able to hop on a time machine and go back to see an old show,” says Mr. Willman, 34 years old, a regular on “The Tonight Show” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” and recently on Comedy Central’s “Sleight of Mouth.”...
Publ.Date : Fri, 24 Apr 2015 08:21:00 GMT

World famous magician with local roots returning-Bluefield Daily Telegraph
est Virginia native and Bluefield High School graduate Michael Ammar last dazzled area fans with his “close-up” slight-of-hand magic performance, in August of 2011. The Community Foundation of the Virginias, Inc. announced last week that Ammar will return for an appearance to benefit the foundation on May 14. Ammar, who is the son of the late Betty and A.S. “Buddy” Ammar, became interested in magic as a child, and developed his interest to a level achieved by only a few in his field...
Publ.Date : 26 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0700

A magician and face paint bring fun to a chilly day at the Meriden -Meriden Record
At the Theater of Trees, magician Bill Hoagland was “wowing” children and making adults laugh with his jokes and tricks. During the show, he called up 11-year-old Camden Mcminn of Clinton to the stage to help him with perform one of his magic tricks.
Publ.Date : 26 Apr 2015 00:00:00 -0700

 

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