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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of July 20-26, 2015-

Remembering Phantom and Mandrake the Magician-Daily News & Analysis‎
They both looked ridiculous. One wore XS purple tights and a mask and was called 'Phantom' and the other wore a top hat, a slim moustache and a cape and went by the name 'Mandrake the Magician'. But the things they did! It was all one could do to collect every last paisa of pocket money we had and run to the neighbourhood newsstand, where in a single vertical file, these comic books were suspended by the sheer willpower of a clothesline clip (which in itself was a feat)...
Publ.Date : 19 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

'We're more than just scantily clad assistants': meet the woman making magic's glass ceiling disappear
While it is an entertainment built on defying the impossible, however, magic has proved wholly inadequate at escaping one particularly archaic set of shackles. Go through any roll call of the magical greats, from Harry Houdini and the Great Lafayette to Penn & Teller and Derren Brown, and the lack of women is stark. They haven’t been totally absent – they consistently appear as scantily clad assistants, holding hoops of fire or being sawn in half as some sort of living prop – but they have rarely been the ones performing the illusion...
Publ.Date : Mon, 20 Jul 2015 11:34:00 GMT

Partners against crime! Rebecca Liddiard dons period costume as she joins Stephen Mangan and Michael Weston to film new drama, Houdini & Doyle
It is set to hit UK screens in 2016 and production on ITV’s new show Houdini & Doyle has got off to a flying start. The cast of the supernatural crime drama were seen getting to work in Manchester city centre kitted out in their period costumes. House star Michael Weston was seen on set as he begins his role playing the famous Harry Houdini while Episodes star Stephen Mangan was also spotted in the role of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Publ.Date : 22 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

2-Hour Special 'Mat Franco's Got Magic' Set for Thursday-TVbytheNumbers
Magician Mat Franco, who last year rose above tens of thousands of acts to become the season 9 winner of NBC’s hit reality-competition series “America’s Got Talent,” will bring his special “Mat Franco’s Got Magic” to NBC on Thursday, Sept. 17 (9-11 p.m. ET). The special will feature appearances by Neil Patrick Harris, Heidi Klum, Rob Gronkowski, Jason Mraz, Penn & Teller and others...
Publ.Date : 22 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Frewin joins magical show Masters of Illusion-Niagara Falls Review‎
It's no illusion that you're seeing double with Greg Frewin this summer. In addition to a regular nightly show at his Ellen Ave. theatre, the Niagara Falls magician can also be seen on the CW Network's revival of Masters of Illusion. He was on the first episode of season 2 July 10, and appears in five upcoming segments, starting with Episode 3 Friday night...
Publ.Date : 22 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Magician shows children their super powers-Muskogee Daily Phoenix
Each time the Fort Gibson 6-year-old smacked magician Michael Corley with a huge foam hand, Corley doubled the dollar bills he held in his hand. That was one of the “super powers” children discovered when Corley visited Q.B. Boydstun Library last week. Corley’s visit was part of the library’s summer program focusing on super heroes...
Publ.Date : 23 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Why 'An Honest Liar' Is A Must-See Documentary On Netflix-Decider‎
An Honest Liar is intrinsically about the nature of deception. It tells the story of a famous magician, the Amazing Randi, and his life-long quest to expose the lies of famous charlatans. It’s also about the ways we deceive ourselves, and ultimately, it uncovers how we want to believe the lies presented to us...
Publ.Date : 23 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Our 10 Favorite Pieces of Everyday Magic by Michael Carbonaro
Debuting this week on for its new season on TruTV, "The Carbonaro Effect" takes an unforgettable unique twist to the hidden camera prankster genre. Starring magician Michael Carbonaro, the show sneaks up on people in every day situations - at the car wash or grocery store - and turns their world upside down with sudden outbreaks of unbelievable feats...
Publ.Date : Wed, 22 Jul 2015 08:16:00 GMT

Clawson magic shop serves up miracles of wonder and delight
Paul Nielsen, of Farmington Hills, is the owner of Wunderground Magic, Inc., one of 67 remaining magic shops in the United States according to “Magic Magazine.” “What makes Wunderground Magic, Inc. unique among the other magic stores is our attention to customer service,” Nielsen said. “We don’t just sell you a prop. We work with you to make sure it’s right for what you want and that you are able to perform it before leaving the store.”..
Publ.Date : Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:11:00 GMT

Piff the Magic Dragon: Mr. Piffles is the greatest decision I have ever-Las Vegas Sun‎
We continue today with off-the-wall comedy magician Piff the Magic Dragon from the new show “X Comedy” at the Flamingo and Las Vegas showbiz manager and producer Seth Yudof. Here is Piff with the story of his sidekick, Mr. Piffles:..
Publ.Date : 23 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Magician Justin Flom reveals correct card numbers to Taylor Swift-Daily Mail‎
American magician Justin Flom showed off his skills with a deck of cards and a compilation of music – and had a crowd screaming for more. The 29-year-old performed the incredible card trick, which has been called MegaMix (Card Hit Wonder), in front of fans at a recent live show. A subsequent video of the performance has emerged online, where it has been viewed nearly seven million times, and captured some of the best bits from the concert.
Publ.Date : 23 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Comic Magician Jerry Frasier combines illusion, comedy in his show
Magic may be all about illusion, but for Comic Magician Jerry Frasier, magic comes secondary. For Frasier it is comedy first, then trickery. “If people aren’t laughing and having a great time and they’re just being fooled, then in terms of my goal for the show, I’m not doing my job,” Frasier said during a phone interview...
Publ.Date : Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:22:00 GMT

Magic reappears in Colon's MagiCelebration
Robert Baxt, in addition to his stand-up magic routine, is an actor who’s appeared on TV, including “How I Met Your Mother.” He was working the room at FAB Thursday... “Magic to me is something that the heart and the mind enjoy. It’s not a puzzle; if it was just a puzzle, then only the mind is fooled. But when the heart enjoys it, it’s like a good laugh.
Publ.Date : Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:13:00 GMT

Lance Gifford puts wonders of magic on display-Cecil Whig‎
Lance Gifford started his magical career in Billerica, Mass., at a very young age. On his 12th birthday, his parents took him to a magic shop and that forever changed his life as well as his career choices. Over the years, Gifford has toured throughout much of the U.S. and Canada, amazing audiences with his fast-paced and highly entertaining magical illusion show. He continues to spend much of the year entertaining audiences at state and county fairs, festivals and corporate events...
Publ.Date : 24 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Magicians videobomb live Sky News broadcast with incredible magic trick - was it staged?
There’s an incredible viral video burning through social media today. If you play close attention to the video below, you can see quirky magicians Young & Strange essentially hijack a live Sky News broadcast by performing a magic trick in the background.
Publ.Date : Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:31:00 GMT

Katy Perry Gets Spooked During Fireball Magic Trick, Plays It Off Nicely
Katy Perry's face was priceless when she agreed to participate in a magic trick. During a promotion for her new fragrance, Mad Potion, the 30-year-old pop star played lovely assistant to a magician at Hollywood's Magic Castle. Perry looked nervous as the illusionist had her hold a small object as he lights it on fire...
Publ.Date : Fri, 24 Jul 2015 06:28:00 GMT

He's got the magic touch-Simi Valley Acorn
Austin Janik was 9 years old when he picked up his first magic book to learn everything he could about close-up tricks involving playing cards, coins, rope and other hand-held objects. “When I was a young kid, my dad would perform magic tricks for me,” the Simi Valley resident, now 17, said. “He would make sponge balls and coins appear and disappear at will. He would push a sword through a balloon without the balloon popping.”..
Publ.Date : 24 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Celebration of a comedy genius-Eastbourne Herald‎
Asked why he felt Tommy Cooper was so special, Daniel commented: “He was given that wonderful and rare gift to make people laugh even if it was just by standing there. “His comedy was innocent and appealed to all ages. His jokes will stand the test of time and will last for generations to come, as has been proven by the audience reaction to our show...
Publ.Date : 24 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT


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