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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of August 31-September 6, 2015-

Brookledge: L.A.'s Mysterious Secret Showplace
Brookledge stayed in the family, and became the home of Bill and Irene Larsen and their children. Daughter Erika grew up there, and in 2009 she came up with the idea to return the property to what it once was. She opened the theatre, studio, and outdoor areas as a private venue for friends and guests for invitation-only variety arts performances which have become known as "The Brookledge Follies."
Publ.Date : 30 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Houdini convention draws magicians to Appleton-Appleton Post Crescent
Illusionists, comedians and magicians came together this weekend to learn and share the tricks of the trade at the 77th annual Houdini Club Convention. Marshall Philyaw, the Houdini Club of Wisconsin’s vice president, has been attending the convention since 2006 and said although he is well-practiced in magic, each year, he is intrigued by other performers who know how to do tricks he doesn’t....
Publ.Date : 31 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Magician Neil Henry's alphabet trick turns into marriage proposal
Every successful marriage proposal includes an element of magic, but Neil Henry took it to another level at last week's Edinburgh Fringe Festival...
Publ.Date : Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:29:00 GMT

Magician Adrian Vega talks 'The Supernaturalists,' new shows-Digital Journal‎
Spanish street magician Adrian Vega chatted with Digital Journal about being a part of "The Supernaturalists" and their future shows. In "The Supernaturalists," Vega is the street magician of the ensemble magic show, who performs close-up magic for the audience. "The world premiere at Foxwoods was amazing," he said. "The audience was beautiful every day, and it was almost sold out. We sold a lot of tickets, and it was a great experience. We enjoyed the show."..
Publ.Date : 31 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Castlemilk magician Ryan Davidson gives insight in to his regular -Scottish Daily Record‎
Every Saturday, inside Glasgow’s iconic Grand Central Hotel, Castlemilk man Ryan Davidson performs one of the most unique and fascinating shows on offer in the city, or indeed, anywhere in Scotland. For in a small room, mere metres away from where John Logie Baird broadcast the first TV images, Ryan hosts ‘Little Mysteries’, an intimate magic show that is unique not just to Glasgow or Scotland, but the whole of UK...
Publ.Date : 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Can local magician Chad Juros fool Penn and Teller?-Shore News Today
South Jersey magician Chad Juros will have a chance to fool the magic-comedy team of Penn Jillette and Raymond Teller in an episode of their television show “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” airing this month....
Publ.Date : 01 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Interview with Eugene Burger: Master magician and lecturer-Digital Journal
Eugene Burger, the king of close-up magic, chatted with Digital Journal about his illustrious career and proudest moments. Regarding the key to longevity in the entertainment industry, he said, "Be open to change, and try things that are new." "I do shows with other people a lot," he said...
Publ.Date : 02 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Magician Derek Hughes' Generous Spirit on 'America's Got Talent'-2paragraphs
Derek Hughes traveled a long road to stand alone on the stage at Radio City Music Hall in New York City during the America's Got Talent semifinals. Standing in front of millions of viewers in his pajamas, Hughes read aloud a storybook bedtime poem while magically destroying and reassembling the beautiful book he was reading. It was a quiet, confident performance, designed to show his "range" (as Hughes described it) and the variety Hughes could present to an audience in a longer show. It won the judges' praises...
Publ.Date : 02 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Former lawyer goes to 'war,' becomes local magician-TBO
Just because he was a mediation lawyer for 46 years doesn’t mean Jerome Levy, 73, can’t be the life of the party... One of his early interests was magic. “I loved playing with people’s minds,” Levy said, noting how much he enjoyed crawling into and manipulating minds with magic and humor. “My father told me ‘You can’t be a magician and an adult; you can be one or the other.’”..
Publ.Date : 02 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Mentalist and magician Oz Pearlman shows us some tricks-New York's PIX11
Oz Pearlman is a New York native and he's got talent that will blow your mind. Pearlman left Wall Street to become a mentalist and its not your average magic show. He's now a finalist on 'America's Got Talent' and performs twice a week right here in New York City...
Publ.Date : 02 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT

St. Paul native to appear in ‘America’s Got Talent’ semis with magic act
The audience got a surprise at the Acme Comedy Company in Minneapolis recently when Derek Hughes appeared on stage. The standup comedian/magician wasn’t on the bill, but the longtime club favorite and St. Paul native knew it was the perfect place to try out new material in preparation for Tuesday’s appearance on “America’s Got Talent.” Then a semifinalist on the show, Hughes has advanced to the finals.
Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Sep 2015 22:55:00 GMT

Flour & Barley unveils Mat Franco Pizza in honor of Las Vegas' newest magician
Flour & Barley Brick Oven Pizza at The LINQ Promenade recently introduced a new pie in honor of Las Vegas’ newest headliner, magician Mat Franco. Featuring toppings picked by the “America’s Got Talent” winner himself—grilled zucchini, roasted peppers, roasted tomatoes, grilled onions and mushrooms with a vegan cheese option—the Mat Franco Pizza is now available on Flour & Barley’s regular menu and costs $17.50.
Publ.Date : Fri, 04 Sep 2015 16:56:00 GMT

Stunning New Doc Charts The Struggle of India's Last Artist And-GOOD Magazine
When India loses this colony it will also lose part of its history in the way of its legendary jadugars, street performers who have trained in the ancient traditions of magic. The documentary, which premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and Hot Docs International Documentary Festival (and is now available on all major VOD platforms) is both heartbreaking and inspiring. In it, we follow three of Kathputli’s most-talented performers as they contend with the reality of their approaching eviction. ..
Publ.Date : 04 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT

BGT magician Jamie Raven joins Broadway stage show The -heatworld‎
Remember the incredible magician Jamie Raven from Britain’s Got Talent? He blew the BGT audience and judges away…and now he’s teamed up with some other magical men -- The Illusionists. The Illusionists - Witness The Impossible is Broadway’s biggest ever magic show and it’s come to the UK. Jamie is joining escapologist Andrew Basso, inventor Kevin James, forensic scientist Colin Cloud and the amazing Ben Blaque -- who performs jaw dropping stunts with a crossbow. We never thought we’d write that…but it’s so impressive...
Publ.Date : 04 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Up close with an award-winning HK magician-EJ Insight‎
During an interview recently with magician Henry Harrius, he asked us to give him a coin. This prompted my colleague Walter to quickly fish a one-dollar coin out of his pocket. Before handing it to the magician, Walter marked his initials on both sides of the coin to make sure that Harrius cannot replace it with other similar coins. Harrius then took the coin, placed it back in Walter’s palm and wove a spell. “Can you feel any heat? Can you feel the coin kind of moving a bit?” asked Harrius. Walter wasn’t so sure but when he opened his hand in a few seconds, the coin was bent....
Publ.Date : 05 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Scam expert reveals the truth about dodgy current affairs TV shows-NEWS
NICHOLAS J Johnson is a master magician … and a master con man.  But he uses his skills for good and often appears on current affairs programs as a scam-busting expert. Writing for, Johnson reveals that after hundreds of TV appearances, he’s come to realise that the shows are just as dodgy as the scams he’s paid to talk about...
Publ.Date : 05 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT


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