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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of September 21-27, 2015-

Penn and Teller Are Revealing How Their Magic Tricks Are Done -Vanity Fair‎
Teller: The deeper you get into magic, the more profound your amazement becomes. There’s an intermediary stage where you go, “Oh, is that all there is? It was just a thread?” And then when you work with a thread for four years, and you work out what must exactly be done to make that thread into something that is profound and difficult to imagine could be the cause of whatever it is you’re doing to it, you veer right into a different kind of amazement. It’s the amazement of the knowledgeable person. It’s the amazement of the astronomer who has studied everything about the stars that is available, and who sees and understands the mechanisms that we know about, but is able to appreciate how mysterious it all is in the larger picture....
Publ.Date : 21 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Joshua Jay and Anna Kloots: A Magician Marries His Assistant-New York Times‎
The groom? The magician Joshua Jay. The bride? Anna Kloots, his magician’s assistant. When Mr. Jay, 33, appears in a straitjacket, Ms. Kloots, 26, pulls in people from the audience to check the integrity of his bonds and his blindfold...
Publ.Date : 22 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Magician Ran'D Shine Mystifies in Crowded Friends Hall-The Ramapo News‎
The most recent installment of Tuesday Night Live, also known as TNL, featured magician Ran’D Shine, who was armed with illusions, card tricks and a variety of other gags in front of a lively Friends Hall audience. Shine began his show by explaining the relationship that playing cards have with time and space. He proved his theory by bringing up an audience member and continually presenting him with a four of hearts, which was representative of his specific birthday....
Publ.Date : 23 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Nine magicians come together for 'The Supernaturalists' show at ..-Hudson Hub
Criss Angel's The Supernaturalists™ features 9 mind-blowing magicians that destroy reality and revolutionize the live magic ensemble experience, with Angel appearing nightly via a live feed from Las Vegas. Performers include two veterans of NBC's America's Got Talent, illusionist Landon Swank and escape artist Spencer Horsman; four members of Angel's ensemble who have been featured in both his live shows and television projects including mentalist Banachek, up-and-coming female magician Krystyn Lambert, and The Great Maestro and his assistant FiFi. They will be joined by French card master Stefan; the street magician, Adrian Vega; and dog conjuror Johnny Dominquez....
Publ.Date : 24 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Light-fingered magician picks students' pockets in Cheltenham-Western Daily Press‎
A magician spent the day stealing students' phones in Gloucestershire. Richard Parsons, 42, preyed on freshers at The University of ...
Publ.Date : 24 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT

"Magic Matt" reveals the art of illusion-The San Diego Union-Tribune
In an era of computer animation and special effects, San Diego magician Matt Young relies on quick wits and handiwork to keep audiences captivated. Young, known as “Magic Matt,” is a resident magician at the Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Beach. He has worked the festival through the summer months and during the winter holiday season for five years, and also performs at private birthday parties, corporate functions, wedding receptions, comedy shows and theater productions...
Publ.Date : 25 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT

EHT magician tries to fool Penn & Teller-Press of Atlantic City
Chad Juros, of Egg Harbor Township, set out to prove that theory wrong. The local magician will appear on Monday night’s episode of The CW’s “Penn & Teller: Fool Us.” He will try to impress magician duo Penn Jillette and Teller with a rope act...
Publ.Date : 25 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Sneak Peek at SCERA's TRICKS & TREATS with ...-Broadway World
It's the season for tricks and treats, and the SCERA Center for the Arts will have both when Utah's own professional comedy magician Timothy Riggs is back for his popular annual show on Thursday. Riggs, who uses a generous amount of comedy in his routines, learned his first magic trick at age eight and was hooked. At age 13, he watched magician Paul Brewer in performance in Salt Lake City and saw the show so many times, Brewer noticed him. Riggs became his apprentice for seven years and in exchange for many, many hours of work in his show, he learned magic....
Publ.Date : 25 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT

And for Dynamo's next trick? A live tour-The Guardian
Dynamo, the UK’s favourite magician, is about to embark on his first live tour. He’s already sold 250,000 tickets to fans from Brighton to Belfast, and he’ll be doing more than 80 dates, some of which are sold out already. Dynamo doing magic! In front of our very eyes! Great news! Except that, as is the way with Dynamo, I can’t work out what he’s going to do, or how he’s going to do it.
Publ.Date : 27 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Abracadabra and alakazam - behind the scenes with Branston magician Phat Magic
Eddie Young, better known as Phat Magic, enthusiastically welcomed me into his home for a crash course in magic, and a chance to meet Maggie and Bailey - the floppy-eared bunny stars of his children's shows. Eddie, 42, wastes no time in getting me stuck in with the magic. He decides to show me the cup and ball trick – one of the oldest magic tricks in the book – which was originally used by pickpockets to distract people to steal from them. The trick involves three silver cups, three red balls, and some slight of hand...
Publ.Date : 27 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT


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