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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of October 12-18, 2015-

Magician Spencer Horsman performs Water Torture Cell -Norwich Bulletin‎
Magician and escape artist Spencer Horsman successfully defied death by performing the Water Torture Cell Escape on Foxwoods Resort Casino's Grand Pequot Tower lawn on Monday afternoon. Horsman was shackled in chains with padlocks, submerged in a tank of water and raised by a crane...
Publ.Date : 12 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Naked Magic: Australian magicians to make inhibitions disappear in Fort Lauderdale
Their publicist says Australian magicians Christopher Wayne and Mike Tyler hide “nothing up their sleeves.” By the end of two Naked Magic shows Saturday and Sunday at Parker Playhouse, Fort Lauderdale audiences will know whether they’re hiding anything up their pant legs, too...
Publ.Date : Mon, 12 Oct 2015 01:00:00 GMT

A Con Man Reinvents Himself...As a Reality TV Magician-Atlas Obscura‎
That's Aiden Sinclair's shtick, the con man magician. “Aiden Sinclair is America's preeminent grifter turned professional magician,” boasts his website. “Rather than face a future as a recidivism statistic, Aiden chose to spend his time adapting the skills that served him so well as a confidence artist to a new calling.” The America's Got Talent crowd ate it right up. “You turned your life around, and now you're here to entertain and put smiles on people's faces rather than taking things away from people,” competition judge Howie Mandel enthused to Sinclair on the show...
Publ.Date : 13 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Cork magician Liam Sheehan kept Michael Jackson spellbound-Irish Examiner‎
Liam, an illusionist from Glanmire in Cork, entertained the superstar and his three children, Paris, Michael and Prince Michael II, at Blackwater Castle in Castletownroche, Co Cork, when Jackson lived there in 2006. Liam had been peforming for visitors to the castle where, unknown to him, Jackson and his family moved to escape paparazzi...
Publ.Date : 13 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Hundreds of Magicians to Appear at James Cook Hotel -Scoop
Hundreds of Magicians will appear at the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor for the inaugural Wellington Magic Convention, a three day event being hosted at the hotel this Labour Weekend. As a partner of the Wellington Magic Club, the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor is proud to support and host this event, the first ever convention held by the Wellington Magic Club. It has the biggest lineup of guest magicians a New Zealand convention has ever had. .
Publ.Date : 13 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT

The Magicians and Illusionists Association is more than rabbits and ...-Ubyssey Online
Whatever I thought the first meeting of the year for the Magicians and Illusionists Association would be like, what I walked into wasn’t it. With around 45 people crowded in a tiny bookable room in the new SUB, it quickly became hot with some members showing off their deck of cards (Bicycle brand, of course) while others talked about the tricks and feats at the previous week’s icebreaker. It quickly became obvious that the weekly meeting was less of a social meeting and acted more like a causal classroom. With the crowd of new members, the student administration of the club discussed the basics of magic and illusions before moving to a practical session. Here, the members learned the basic skills every magician should know.
Publ.Date : 13 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Harry Potter gets a dark, grown-up twist in Syfy's 'The Magicians'
"I f*cking love magic." That sentiment, as said by actress Olivia Taylor Dudley at Saturday's New York Comic Con panel for Syfy’s upcoming book-to-screen adaptation The Magicians, pretty much sums up how the cast and crew feel about the project. Dudley and her five costars on the 13-episode series are all passionate fans of Lev Grossman’s bestselling novels -- and their enthusiasm is nothing compared to the writers and executive producers, John McNamara and Sera Gamble.
Publ.Date : Tue, 13 Oct 2015 08:15:00 GMT

Magician presents free show at MUM-Hamilton Journal News
Magician David Hennig will take the stage at Miami University Middletown during Fantastic Free Fridays Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. in Dave Finkelman Auditorium.
“The name of my business is Magician With A Mission. The reason that I chose that name was because the programs that I do are fun and entertaining, but they also have a point, or purpose to them,” said David Hennig...
Publ.Date : 14 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Magician Tomas De la Cruz coming to Hard Rock Rockino with -News-Herald
Magician Tomas De la Cruz is big on names. Known as Smoothini the Ghetto Houdini, the self-coined Jedi Shogun understands it’s all about the marketing and showmanship in the entertainment world. It’s also about the presentation for the close-up magician, who dreams of making his stage show a laser and pyrotechnic-filled spectacle. The New York City native is on his way after appearing on last year’s ninth season of “America’s Got Talent,” where he was eliminated in the semifinals...
Publ.Date : 14 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT

'You Hear A Sound and Your Imagination Takes Off…' Magician ... WGN Radio
What happens when you combine one of Chicago’s greatest magicians with a tour of one of Evanston’s spookiest spots? You get Haunted History presented by David Parr, co-star of The Magic Cabaret! In this conversation with Nick Digilio, Parr discusses his start in magic, previews the tour and does some magic over the radio!
Publ.Date : 15 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Learn to sell like a Magician, says CEO of Provident Loan ...-Digital Journal‎
The CEO of one of the country's oldest lending organizations reveals how he uses magic to sell in the boardroom.
Isaac Rodriguez led a seminar in New York where he explained how everyone can use magic to make better connections with clients.
Publ.Date : 15 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Scientist-magician enthralls Wareham Middle School students-Wicked Local Wareham‎
Nationally acclaimed “Hageran the Magician” (his real name is David Hagerman) has entertained hundreds of thousands of school students from coast to coast during the past two years and brought his magical science show to Wareham on Wednesday morning. One grade at a time – from 5 through 8 – he dazzled students with magical tricks and illusions during a one-hour program titled “Exciting Science,” which more than lived up to its billing...
Publ.Date : 15 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Magician to spotlight tricks of trade at Temple Israel Ner Tamid-Cleveland Jewish News‎
Jewish magician Manny Sperling will talk about and perform some of the illusions of famous Jewish magicians when he presents “Jews in Magic” at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Temple Israel Ner Tamid in Mayfield Heights. “You hear a lot about Jewish comedians and what they did for entertainment,” Sperling said in a telephone interview from his home in Richmond Heights. “So here’s the other side of it, all the great Jewish magicians who contributed to the art of magic...
Publ.Date : 15 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Dynamo in Scotland: Magician wants to stay at Edinburgh Castle -Scottish Daily Record
DYNAMO is bringing his dog on tour to Scotland – even though he fears she could dash his hopes of staying at Edinburgh Castle . The street magician loves taking German shepherd Bessie on the road with him, although it limits his hotel options. The 32-year-old, real name Steven Frayne, has four dates in Glasgow and five in Edinburgh next month....
Publ.Date : 16 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Alakazam! Army man weaves magic of peace
If he could pull peace out of his combat boots, Pfc. Francis Carlo Travenio of the Philippine Army would gladly do so. But as it is, the part-time magician could only pull out kerchiefs that magically turn into red canes or release doves from a parasol, before a transfixed crowd of children amazed at the sight of a military man offering entertainment instead of striking fear in the community. “I want people to feel comfortable in the military’s presence,” Travenio said of his well-applauded show at the multiagency “Serbisyo Caravan” for the Mandaya indigenous folk. “It’s so the kids won’t be scared to approach us,” he added...
Publ.Date : Sat, 17 Oct 2015 17:17:00 GMT

Bay Area magician brings special show to Firehouse today, Saturday
His "Wonders" show will weave stories of classic magicians into a presentation of their famous tricks so the audience can experience history up close. The intimate Firehouse theater will allow Alex Ramon to get every attendee involved in the show, and each guest will be given a packet of interactive items upon entering the center...
Publ.Date : Sat, 17 Oct 2015 06:58:00 GMT

'The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction, and ...-Dallas Morning News
The showdown between Houdini and the medium who called herself Margery was one of the epic clashes between science and spiritualism. Houdini, convinced Margery was a fraud, set out to unveil her deceptions using all his own knowledge about trickery. Think of it as a 1924 version of Mythbusters. You might be a little nervous, then, to learn that your guide through this episode is a former professional astrologer. Yet David Jaher mostly pulls off the story of Houdini and Margery without much silliness...
Publ.Date : 17 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT

How does he do it? Watch fingerless magician's incredible card tricks that will leave you amazed
A magician with no fingers has become an internet sensation after a video of him performing incredible sleight of hand cards tricks went viral. Dean Lahan, who calls himself the Fingerless Magician - jokes that his fingers move so fast you can’t see them. The 18-year-old could barely hold a pack of cards before he started learning tricks, but has now performed at magic festivals and become a popular attraction in his home town of Stockport...
Publ.Date : Sun, 18 Oct 2015 12:34:00 GMT

Abracadabra! Local Magician Teaches Children The Magic Of Reading
Magician Mark Piazza brought "The Day The Crayons Quit" show to life at the Osterhout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday. He read parts of the book to kids and then performed a trick. Piazza says he does this to keep the audiences entertained while he reads. Piazza has been performing for more than 25 years. He says it's about getting the kids to laugh and then associate that joy with reading...
Publ.Date : Sun, 18 Oct 2015 11:43:00 GMT

Magician Charlie uses his 116cm height to be the special one out in the crowd.
In a vibrant city like Dubai, which thrives on tourism, entertainment and celebrations, it is quite natural that magic shows and magicians are aplenty. The shortest among them, 'Magician Charlie', has been standing tall in the industry for several years. He makes use of his skills as well as his 'limitation' to be the odd one out in the crowd. At 116cm, he is a crowd puller even without doing anything. There's hardly any passerby who doesn't throw a second glance at this short man. And that has been a blessing in disguise for Charlie ever since he tried his hand at the entertainment industry.
Publ.Date : Sun, 18 Oct 2015 03:27:00 GMT

Britain's Got Talent's Chloe Crawford leaves Murray Sawchuck to-Daily Mail‎
She wowed Simon Cowell and the rest of the Britain's Got Talent judges with her disappearing act. But now Las Vegas showgirl and aspiring illusionist Chloe Crawford has pulled off her biggest vanishing act to date, by switching her magician her husband for his biggest rival. The former Playboy model, 27, and Murray Sawchuck, 41, reportedly ended their three-year union in September, with the busty blonde soon finding romance with Las Vegas legend Criss Angel.
Publ.Date : 18 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Kinloch Elementary Koalas baffled by magician's tricks-Dearborn Press and Guide‎
The Kinloch Elementary Koalas were truly baffled by the magician as he performed trick and trick just feet in front of them. Baffling BIll dazzled them with sleight of hand, making birds “fly” and turning pigeons into a rabbit. But the trick that dazzled them most was the spinning black and white hypnotic wheel that made Baffling Bill’s head seem to grow in size...
Publ.Date : 18 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Magician Dynamo hopes to channel inner Torvill and Dean in -Nottingham Post‎
Magician and illusionist Dynamo hopes to channel his inner Torvill and Dean when he visits Nottingham later this year. The 32-year-old, of Bradford, met up with the Post in Manchester for a press conference last week – and told our reporter he hopes to sneak on the ice rink at the Capital FM Arena during the Nottingham leg of his first tour. He said: "You can't tell my manager because I'm not allowed to do anything where I might hurt myself...
Publ.Date : 18 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Harlow magician Sean O'Neill opens up about his alter-ego Rizla -Harlow Star‎
A magician never reveals his secrets, but Harlow sleight of hand artist Sean O'Neill has opened up about his alter-ego Rizla Dizla. The prankster is now returning to the town with big ambitions to front his own TV show. Sean, 35, from Rundells, Harlow says he is happy to be home and can't wait to start blowing people's minds again with his slick moves. "I only need a few split seconds," he says...
Publ.Date : 18 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Magician Raven cancels tour dates-Mansfield Chad
Jamie Raven has cancelled his UK tour, which was due to include a date at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on February 18. The magician explained: “Due to several exciting opportunities that have presented themselves in the last month, I’ve unfortunately had to cancel my tour dates for February. I apologise unreservedly for the inconvenience. However I’ll be making a further announcement shortly about brand new tour dates for June 2016 so stay tuned.”..
Publ.Date : 18 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Magicians decend on capital for spellbinding event-The Dominion Post‎
Magicians from all across the globe will be descending upon the capital, gathering for the first ever Wellington Magic Convention. Headlining the event are eight renowned magicians, all showcasing their art of tricks, illusion and hypnotism. Around 150 people are expected to attend the convention, the first of its kind in New Zealand...
Publ.Date : 18 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT


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