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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of November 23-29, 2015-

Magician David London at Lyric Hall in Westville Friday night-New Haven Register‎
He’s been called a “mad genius magician” and a “disillusionist.” And Friday, David London will be called to the stage of Lyric Hall for an 8 p.m. show called Magic Outside the Box. The Baltimore-based magician combines magic with storytelling, comedy, puppetry and surrealism. He also features excerpts from previous shows, such as Cerebral Sorcery and The Adventure to the Imagi Nation...
Publ.Date : 23 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Magician confuses himself with disappearing trick-eNCA‎
Andrew Kelly is an aspiring magician who has managed to build up a solid following on YouTube. It’s hard to stand out from the crowd as a magician, but here Andrew shows us why he is a cut above the rest.
Publ.Date : 23 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Magician Dynamo adds an extra Birmingham date to his first live tour-Birmingham Mail‎
Thousands more people can now have a magical Christmas as Dynamo adds an extra performance in Birmingham. Demand is so high for the magician that he is putting on an extra show at the Barclaycard Arena. He was already playing five shows between December 9 and 13, and has now added a performance on Saturday December 12 at 2.30pm, as well as the evening show....
Publ.Date : 23 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT

'Disillusioned' wants to do for magicians what 'Seinfeld' did for-Toronto Star‎
The new Web series Disillusioned wants to be to magicians what Seinfeld was to the life of the standup comic. Disillusioned stars real-life magician Matt Marcy, who also wrote and created the series, as struggling magician Matt Matisse. He’s scrambling for jobs and recognition, dealing with other magicians who poach his material and getting abuse from hostile kids at birthday parties. When the tour bus carrying his audience to one of his shows breaks down, the desperate Matisse hires day labourers to fill their seats...
Publ.Date : 23 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Derek Hughes: Actor, standup, magic historian
Derek Hughes is a magician, comedian, and actor. Turns out he’s also a bit of a historian, at least in regards to his craft. He recounts the career of a 19th century French magician named Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin: “He was super influential for the craft. Think of a magician in your mind, with the top hat, tuxedo, and maybe a three-legged table. That wasn’t always what people thought when they thought of a magician.”..
Publ.Date : Tue, 24 Nov 2015 07:33:00 GMT

Kostya Kimlat, the Magician who Fooled Penn & Teller, visits The -VegasNews
Kostya is a sleight-of-hand magician, motivational keynote speaker and an expert in the role of perception in life and business. He recently got Penn mad as he managed to fool both Penn and Teller on Fool Us which aired on the CW. “It was so great to see Kostya at my show again,” said Mike. “Only this time he had brought family, who I hope are still speaking to him after they had become victims of the show.”..
Publ.Date : Tue, 24 Nov 2015 07:33:00 GMT

Magician Yu Ho-jin stars in Broadway magic show "The Illusionists"
South Korean magician Yu Ho-jin, 24, is one of seven to feature on the first magic show to land in Broadway 20 years following David Copperfield, “The Illusionists.” Yu appears as The Manipulator, with an emphasis on the use of his hands. The show opened last week and will continue for seven weeks in New York City’s Neil Simon Theatre. He was the first Asian ever to win the grand prize at the World Champisonship of Magic, known as FISM, in 2012...
Publ.Date : Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:48:00 GMT

Spend Your Afternoon Desperately Trying to Figure Out How a Magician Did These Office Magic Tricks
Adam Trent stopped by the Vanity Fair office, and some magic happened. Or maybe just excellent sleight of hand and misdirection-we’re still trying to figure that out. Rubber bands, tea bags, the V.F. October issue-nothing was off-limits for Trent, who played impromptu tricks on a number of employees, with their own office supplies. But that’s not to say the star of Broadway’s The Illusionists, who’s known for his high-tech and death-defying stunts, played it too safe: money was lost, and tissues were lit on fire....
Publ.Date : Tue, 24 Nov 2015 02:30:00 GMT

Magician brings a bag of tricks to West Maple Elementary School
Magician Mark Luedtke dazzled and delighted a packed audience of kids in the West Maple Elementary School After Care Program with a matinee performance on Nov. 18.
Publ.Date : Tue, 24 Nov 2015 11:17:00 GMT

Magician Damian Surr wins award for close-up tricks-Weston & Somerset Mercury
Axbridge magician Damian Surr performed for the Bristol Society of Magic to beat five other entertainers to the prize for close-up magic. Close-up magic involves tricks performed with a sleight of hand. Damian said: “I know the competition would be tough. “I am over the moon they chose me as the winner.”
Publ.Date : 24 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Magic-Trick Apps to Unleash Your Inner David Blaine
Developers have been conjuring magic apps since the iPhone 1, according to Bruce Kalver, a former president of the Society of American Magicians and author of a column about tech and magic for the society’s magazine. Now the App Store is teeming with them. Some are virtual playing cards that will secretly tell you which one a spectator has chosen. Others use augmented reality to make a selected card materialize on the screen.
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:33:00 GMT

Magic shows cast spell over London's West End
The phenomenon of live magic shows has gripped the nation over the past year. Last summer saw Impossible, the first to open in the West End for years, play to sold-out audiences at the Noel Coward theatre almost every night for five weeks. Miracle, by the illusionist Derren Brown, opened at the Palace theatre last week, while the popular Bradford magician Dynamo has embarked on an 80-date arena tour around the UK...
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Nov 2015 00:42:00 GMT

Welcome To Brakebills In The Latest Trailer For Syfy's "The Magicians"
Syfy released the first trailer for ‘The Magicians‘ and I’d have to say this latest one really does a good job at showing off what we’ll be seeing. The series is starting with a 12-episode order which will be adapting Lev Grossman’s New York Times best-selling fantasy trilogy to the small screen. No word as of yet if they are planning on doing a book a season for a three season run or finding a way to extend it even longer...
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Nov 2015 18:07:00 GMT

'Don't Try This at Home' at Allentown's Da Vinci Science Center
"Don't Try This at Home" is the theme of the new Da Vinci Science Center holiday event that offers shocking magic, amazing messes and illusions of rabbits hopping from flames during Thanksgiving weekend... Lehigh Valley magician Tom Yurasits will present illusions that include coloring on walls, cutting an audience member in half with a jigsaw and making a rabbit appear out of fire.
Publ.Date : Wed, 25 Nov 2015 20:11:00 GMT

Library to host Santa, magician for Morning With Santa and Magic-Brentwood Home Page
Morning With Santa and Magic Show on Saturday, Dec. 5 for families to come play games and meet Santa, as well as magician Scott Humston. Humston overcame a speech-related birth defect and is a full-time speaker and evangelist, dedicating his life to the art of education through entertainment. He has a B.A. in Communication Studies and Dramatic Arts and has toured more than 40,000 miles each year for the last 25 years....
Publ.Date : 25 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT


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