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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of June 15-21, 2015-

Add some magic to the school holidays-The Daily Telegraph‎
AWARD-winning Galston illusionist Jonas Jost is bringing his magic show to the Hills in the school holidays. Fresh off the back of a national tour, Jost will return to the Hills by popular demand to perform his Ultimate Magic Show at Castle Hill next month....
Publ.Date : 15 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Dante Magician's new shows transform Lucky Pierre's lineup-NOLA
Dante the Magician, the veteran New Orleans artist who's risen from French Quarter street performer to in-demand entertainer, has debuted two shows at Lucky Pierre's that highlight changes at the Bourbon Street nightclub's weekly offerings. Dante in May premiered his one-man show, "Dante's Dirty Tricks," a mix of magic, comedy, and more than a few surprises...
Publ.Date : 15 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Winnipeg magician Darcy Oake to visit hometown as part of-CBC
Darcy Oake, a Winnipeg illusionist who shot to fame overseas last year, will visit his hometown as part of a Canadian tour later this year. The 27-year-old son of Hockey Night in Canada broadcaster Scott Oake wowed judges and audiences on Britain's Got Talent in the spring of 2014, despite coming in fifth place....
Publ.Date : 15 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT

'Dynamo' playing tricks on people in Abington Street-Northampton Chronicle
A parody of Dynamo the magician has been created by Northampton filmmakers who pounced on unsuspecting people in the town centre...
Publ.Date : 16 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Penn and Teller, Reconjured on Broadway-New York Times‎
The man known simply as Teller, or often, “the silent one,” paused during a walk through Times Square, thinking about change, about the old and the new, and said, “We’re going to pull a rabbit out of a hat.” He was not speaking metaphorically. He was talking about the coming Broadway show of the duo to which he belongs, Penn and Teller, and their new magic trick. It involves the extraction of a small mammal with large ears from a fashion accessory worn on a man’s head. “No one does that,” Teller said, and there’s a reason: “It’s really hard.”..
Publ.Date : 17 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Magician named finalist in McDonald employee of the Year final-Darlington and Stockton Times‎
A MAGICIAN who entertains customers at work with his tricks has been named as finalist in McDonald’s UK Employee of the Year award. In his spare time Stephen Knight from the Redcar branch hosts magic shows at schools, weddings and birthday parties while performing for diners at the fast-food restaurant in his role as hospitality ambassador and helping to train other employees....
Publ.Date : 17 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Magic supergroup "he Illusionists" appearing in Salt Lake City for nine shows
"The Illusionists," Broadway's record-breaking magic show, will make appearances in Salt Lake City next week, and the show is promised to be like nothing before seen. "Normally when you see a big magician perform, you're going to see the same person for two hours," said Kevin James, who plays The Inventor in the show. "Here, you see seven top magicians, all experts in their field, all doing their best material. … It's like a smorgasbord of great talent. Rarely do you get to see so much talent on the stage at the same time."..
Publ.Date : Wed, 17 Jun 2015 11:57:00 GMT

Standup magician teaches youths tricks
Magicians always keep their secrets. That was the first rule magician Derek Hughes taught a class of youth Wednesday at the Elkhorn Valley Museum. Hughes is a Los Angeles-based magician who has appeared on “America’s Got Talent” and was part of Wednesday evening’s “Magic & More” show that kicked off the 2015 Great American Comedy Festival in Norfolk.
Publ.Date : Thu, 18 Jun 2015 09:39:00 GMT

'The Magician's Land' by Lev Grossman-GeekDad
In The Magician’s Land, the third and final book in Lev Grossman’s Magicians Trilogy, we have the book that readers have been waiting for since the first page of the first book, and it’s all the sweeter for the wait. Throughout the entire novel The Magician’s Land reminds us that Grossman loves these characters and these lands even more than we do. Like any good finale, this novel brings back aspects from both of the books before it, weaving them together in ways that seem at once pre-planned and organic...
Publ.Date : 18 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT

The Illusionists: Light on magic, heavy on theatrics
The art of magic is all about misdirection, and in “The Illusionists,” a Vegas-style touring show that had a Broadway run last year, there’s plenty of filler to distract from how few actual tricks are performed on stage...
Publ.Date : Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:42:00 GMT

Bingle uses magician's assistant to demonstrate how easy it is to get-MuMbrella‎
Bingle Insurance has moved from a skydiving chimp to a a magician cutting a woman in half in its latest campaign to show how easy it is to get a quote. Created by The Monkeys, the ad sees a woman being cut in half by a magician, during which she gets a quote for Bingle car insurance from her mobile.
Publ.Date : 19 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Magician Jamie Raven announces Liverpool date-Liverpool Echo‎
Britain’s Got Talent’s Jamie Raven is coming to Liverpool as part of his debut nationwide tour next year. The magician will visit the Philharmonic Hall on Satuday, February 27. His audition on the hit TV show has had more than 11 million hits on YouTube alone. And it catapulted him straight through to the final with his incredible magic.
Publ.Date : 19 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT

What Makes Magic Funny?
Magic trades in violating the very physical laws that we (think we) know by heart, but the violations occur in a nonthreatening, safe environment. Indeed, the same magic effects that we enjoy during a show would be terrifying in most other contexts. At some level, we experience the threat as well as the delight, and the juxtaposition of the two is unsettling enough that we can’t help but giggle. Isn’t that funny?..
Publ.Date : Sat, 20 Jun 2015 09:33:00 GMT

The biggest trick of the trade? Practice makes perfect-Norfolk Daily News
Magician Derek Hughes joked that the majority of what a magician does is sit in a dark room preparing. "The number one thing that stops people from doing magic is trying it too soon and having it fail and then feeling foolish. No one wants to feel foolish," Hughes said. "If you tell a joke wrong, oh well, you get over it, but if you do a magic trick wrong, you expose the secret."...
Publ.Date : 20 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Community conjures up support after young magician's family home-Herald Sun‎
Sam Hume, 17, lost more than $40,000 worth of props, including his pet rabbit, after his family’s Warrandyte North home went up in flames. The heartbreak of losing his prized possessions, which he has used for charity magic shows at the Royal Children’s Hospital and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, has been somewhat soothed thanks to the kindness of strangers.
Publ.Date : 20 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Criss Angel, the producer, to debut touring show at Foxwoods-New Haven Register‎
Hype and hope: They were on display like the chef’s colorful desserts earlier this month at Foxwoods Resort Casino, where a Paragon restaurant lunch and press event 24 floors high heralded Criss Angel’s lofty vision of a show he hopes will soar in the entertainment world. “I believe in this cast; I believe in this show ... There’s something truly in it for everybody,” he said. “This is a family-orientated show. It’s funny, it’s dangerous, it’s sexy, it’s amazing, it’s scary. ... The pacing is insane. There is more magic in this show than even my own show ‘Mindfreak Live.’ This show is kind of my ... dream, if you will.”...
Publ.Date : 20 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Wunderground Magic Shop is for real
There are only 70 magic shops in the entire United States and one of them is right here in downtown Clawson. But it was not always here noted magician Charlie Romig, who opened the original shop in Ferndale, April Fool’s Day in 1971. After two more owners and six more locations in Ferndale, Royal Oak and Clawson, in 2007 Paul Nielsen became the fourth owner...
Publ.Date : Sat, 20 Jun 2015 01:46:00 GMT

IPad magician, Simon Pierro performs fascinating magic-Hindustan Times
A cool video has emerged of a man called Simon Pierro performing a series of impressive magic tricks with an iPad and an Apple Watch. Pierro calls himself the "iPad magician" and is famous for performing fast and fascinating magic tricks using technological devices. This video was captured in Simon's home in Ettlingen, Germany earlier this month...
Publ.Date : 20 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT

No easy trick this!
In the world of possibilities, miracles do happen and the constant intrigue associated with the phenomena makes it all the more interesting. So, when we engage in a rather candid banter with Delhi-based magician, Rahul Kharbanda, who was in Chandigarh to perform a gig at Elante mall, he explains the how and why of his art...
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Jun 2015 12:37:00 GMT

Las Vegas magician and performer Kevin Barnes to deliver special Father's Day show at Blazin' M
and impress Dad this Father's Day? Reserve tickets for the Blazin' Magic dinner and show this Father's Day, Sunday, June 21, as Las Vegas magician and performer Kevin Barnes, hits the stage at the Blazin' M Ranch in Cottonwood...
Publ.Date : Sun, 21 Jun 2015 05:21:00 GMT

Local magician Aiden Sinclair appears on "America's-Wyoming Tribune
Local magician Aiden Sinclair appeared on the popular NBC reality TV series "America's Got Talent" Tuesday night, earning four yes votes on a card trick and advancing to the next round. Sinclair is a regular performer in Cheyenne, hosting shows at The Atlas Theatre, the Hynds Building and appearing regularly at The Plains Hotel. He moved to Cheyenne from New York in 2012 to be closer to his parents, who live in Nebraska...
Publ.Date : 21 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Magician James More to perform on Broadway on 'The Illusionists'-Digital Journal‎
New York fans of magic and illusion are in for a real treat. British magician James More will be performing on Broadway this winter. He will perform on The Illusionists in New York from November 19 to January 3. More is the first British illusionist in history to perform on the New York Broadway stage...
Publ.Date : 21 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT


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