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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of June 22-28, 2015-

Greek-American Magician Criss Angel Talks New Magic Show 'The Supernaturalists'
he world’s top magician, Greek-American Criss Angel, chatted with Markos Papadatos about “The Supernaturalists,” his latest show that he created, directed and produced...
Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Jun 2015 11:25:00 GMT

The Ballroom Dancing Magician-3News NZ‎
Cosentino is a magician who has come all the way from Australia to talk about his upcoming show Twisted Reality. He's bringing it to New Zealand in August and September but has come a little bit early to try and talk people into going. "It's the whole works: it's street magic, which is filmed on cameras and projected onto these huge screens; we do grand stage illusions, so appearing and disappearing; we do mentalism, which is the illusion of reading people's minds and death-defying escapes," he says...
Publ.Date : 23 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Comedy Magician Chipper Lowell Continues THE HITS in Branson -Broadway World‎
Among the impressive line up of top magicians scheduled to appear on multiple episodes this season's series will once again be Chipper Lowell, "Two Time ...
Publ.Date : 23 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Master magician Johnny Thompson talks about illustrious career-Digital Journal‎
Multi-award-winning magician Johnny Thompson chatted with Digital Journal about his latest projects and illustrious career. "I started out as a boy of eight, that saw a movie about a Mississippi River boat gambler, and that's what I wanted to be, and my mother took me to a used book store and got a book called 'The Expert at the Card Table,' which is the bible of card cheaters and also magical card experts. Most magicians who read it thought it was an academic at the time," he said. "I spent four years learning everything I could, only to come to the rude awakening that there weren't a lot of places where a 12-year-old spectator could work. I looked in the back of the book and it showed me how to take these gambling moves and apply them to magic, and that's how I got into magic."
Publ.Date : 24 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Fox Sets 'Houdini & Doyle' for 2016 Debut with Stars Michael .-Variety‎
Fox is saying “abracadabra” to David Shore’s supernatural adventure series “Houdini & Doyle” with ten episodes set to debut next year on the network. Michael Weston (“House,” “Six Feet Under”) and Stephen Mangan (“Episodes”) have nabbed the two title roles in the period drama, inspired by true events. Stephen Hopkins (“24,” “Californication”) has signed on as director. Rounding out the cast, Rebecca Liddiard (“Man Seeking Woman”), has been set as Constable Adelaide Stratton, the first female constable ever to work for the London Metropolitan Police Force. The series revolves around master magician, escape artist and paranormal debunker, Harry Houdini (Weston) and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Mangan), the prolific writer, paranormal aficionado and creator of “Sherlock Holmes,” as they grudgingly join forces with New Scotland Yard to investigate inexplicable crimes with a supernatural slant...
Publ.Date : 24 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT

10 Things I've Learned While Being a Professional Magician-Pulse‎
I think that no matter what vocation you pick, there are things to be learnt that you could never learn from any other job. When I was a social worker, for example, I learned that the best time to speak to people with memory problems is the morning, as their memory gets worse throughout the day. As a croupier, I learned that, by law, all roulette tables have to spin a zero at midnight, to reset the table for the next days gaming....
Publ.Date : 24 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Magician brings his act to library-Chron
First Colony Branch Library will host an interactive magic show on June 30 from 2-3 p.m. with the magician Cody Fisher. Enjoy a variety of acts and tricks, and get ready to learn some magic, too...
Publ.Date : 24 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Magician John O'Bryant at Liberty Library July 9-Liberty Vindicator
Magician John O’Bryant will appear onstage in the Humphreys-Burson Theatre on Thursday July 9 as the Liberty Municipal Library’s featured Summer Reading Program performer of the week. The show will get underway at 2 p.m. for participants in the library’s summer reading program....
Publ.Date : 24 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Magician, 93, still has tricks up his sleeve-The Riverdale Press
Each Friday, Jerry Oppenheimer ties his shoes, packs some tricks and takes a bus down from Riverdale to the Magic Table, a weekly gathering of the city’s magicians at a corner table in a quiet Midtown café. At the meeting, coins are palmed. Coffee cups levitate. Mr. Oppenheimer’s own specialty transforms one dollar bills into fives. The Midtown tradition goes back to World War II and has included some of the world’s most famous conjurers, including Tony Slydini, Doug Henning and David Copperfield -- many of whom Mr. Oppenheimer, 93, recalls meeting personally.
Publ.Date : 25 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Magician thrills library crowd
Whether with delighted shrieks, gasps of wonder, or in dumbstruck awe, hundreds of children -- and their parents -- were enthralled by a performance of prestidigitation on Wednesday at Scotland County Memorial Library. By way of greeting, Raleigh magician Jeff Jones showered the crowd with confetti and streamers. In his first visit to the library, Jones left no holds barred with exhibitions of psychic power and defiance of the laws of nature....
Publ.Date : Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:38:00 GMT

Magician finds the real trick is wowing crowd of little skeptics-TriValley Central‎
Paul Watson performed magic to a tough crowd on Monday. Average age 4.3 years. That’s just a guess. Anyway, there were tots and toddlers by the dozens. They sat, row upon row, on the carpet in the Main Library’s big activity room.
Publ.Date : 25 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT

It's All in the Cards: a Lifelong Obsession Garners Rare Honor-Wall Street Journal‎
Before beginning his magic show, Bjorn Hanson removes his gold wedding band, scrubs his hands and double-checks that his pen is in the left pocket of his favorite, double-breasted suit coat. Then, with a tug on the sleeve of his monogrammed French-cuff shirt and a twirl of a gold Rolex, he opens a deck of cards and begins his sleight-of-hand show that merges the history of magic with the charm of old-school theater....
Publ.Date : 26 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Summer magic: Magician reappears in Seaside
Jeanette Andrews is back for more summer magic as part of the REP’s summer lineup. “This is her second year as part of the summer program,” said Brook Stetler, the executive director of The REP, the repertory theatre in Seaside. “Before that she was our artist-in-residence for the Escape to Create Program at Seaside.”
Publ.Date : Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:17:00 GMT

The Illusionists Give Audiences a Magical Evening-Daily Utah Chronicle‎
It would be a treat in itself just to have one of these seven skilled illusionists perform, much less a venue that showcases all of their talents in an awe-inspiring manner. While it might seem like a challenge to find a way to fit all those egos and talents into one cohesive performance perhaps the true magic of their show is how they are able to accomplish just that...
Publ.Date : 26 Jun 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Magician Criss Angel's Amazing Rescue Caught On Video: Must See!'
Criss Angel, the master magician who wows audiences worldwide with his amazing tricks, has proved he’s not just fast with his hands, but he’s a fast thinker, too. In a stunt gone wrong, Criss saved a fellow escape artist who nearly drowned while rehearsing a stunt in an amazing rescue...
Publ.Date : Sat, 27 Jun 2015 18:31:00 GMT

Criss Angel comes to the rescue, saves drowning escape artist after magic mishap
Criss Angel to the rescue! The famed magician and illusionist saved a fellow escape artist who was trapped in a water-filled box. On Saturday, ABC News posted video of Angel’s heroic act as he realized fellow magic man Spencer Horsman was in trouble inside a water-filled glass tank. The video is very disturbing as it appears that Horsman is drowning during the dangerous stunt. ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 28 Jun 2015 03:42:00 GMT

 

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