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-MagicTimes News Archives Week of June 6-12, 2011-
Paul HallasPaul Hallas lecturing for the SAM Parent Assembly in New York City on June 3rd. The event was the annual Willie Schneider Memorial Lecture produced by Meir Yedid. (6/10/11: A MagicTimes photo).

Famed magician stages outdoor illusion in Taipei - AsiaOne
AMERICAN magician Franz Harary vanished into thin air before quickly reappearing Sunday at the Chang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, offering a glimpse of what audiences can expect when he performs four shows next week. After entering a large wooden crate on the plaza in front of the Taipei landmark, the illusionist stuck his hands through two holes in the crate and had them bound together by an iron chain....
Publ.Date : 2011-06-06T04:41:28Z

Mural links Marshalltown's past to famous magician T. Nelson Downs - Marshalltown Times Republican
A mural of a theater which existed more than 100 years ago will connect Marshalltown's rich historic past with one of its favorite sons - T. Nelson ("Tommy") Downs... And Downs contributed much to that era's entertainment history as a world-famous magician who performed illusions and coin tricks before kings and other heads of state in Europe at the turn of the 20th century. He returned to Marshalltown numerous times to perform his magic acts. The Times-Republican bestowed the honor "King of Koins" on Downs. That moniker was used on posters and other promotional period and it stuck throughout his life..
Publ.Date : Mon, 06 Jun 2011 04:54:20 GMT+00:00

Magician to appear at Stuttgart library program - Stuttgart Daily Leader
Scott Davis, a magician and popular attraction at the Stuttgart Public Library, will give two performances at the summer reading program at 10 a.m. Friday, June 10 and July 29 in the Carrie Pettit Conference Room at the library at 2002 S. Buerkle St. “We are always so happy to have Scott Davis at the library this year,” Anna Bates, assistant director of the Stuttgart Public Library, said. “He can really pack that room.”...
Publ.Date : 2011-06-06T13:59:49Z

New Fright Night Trailer Offers First Look At David Tennant Vampire Hunter - Cinema Blend
We’ve seen a lot from the upcoming horror remake Fright Night, but nothing really of David Tennant, who plays a pivotal role in the film as a magician named Peter Vincent. He’s so pivotal in fact that if there’s a sequel he could take over as the lead. So it’s worth watching this newest Fright Night trailer, which for the first time actually lets us see Peter Vincent in action.
Publ.Date : 2011-06-06T16:58:46Z

Magician among those killed in Pr. George's crash - Washington Post
With a flick of his wrist and a few words, Eugene Johnson could turn a flash of fire into a white dove. For almost two decades, Johnson, of Manassas, captured the attention of area residents as the turban-sporting Magical Genie. He was killed early Sunday when the driver of a Yukon sport-utility vehicle slammed into the back of his car, sending it into a tree along Indian Head Highway in Prince George’s County. Johnson, 53, was one of three people killed in the crash, which police said happened just after 3 a.m. His wife, Cordelia Johnson, died, according to friends and family members....
Publ.Date : 2011-06-07T03:28:42Z

Blindfolded fair magician drives the streets
A Chula Vista magician sat behind the wheel of his car Tuesday and drove blindfolded to the fairgrounds in Del Mar in celebration of its "Race to the Fair" theme. “I'm driving blind,” said Godfrey the Magician. “It's pretty scary sometimes, but it worked out good.”
Publ.Date : Tue, 07 Jun 2011 18:19:06 -0700

Will Britain's Got Talent magicians make Simon Cowell disappear? - Daily Mail
Did we miss out on a spectacular magic act in the Britain’s Got Talent final? The David & Karen illusionist duo planned to remove judge David Hasselhoff’s wristwatch, speak into it and make a full-size KITT – Hasselhoff’s car from the Knightrider TV series – materialise onstage behind them.
Publ.Date : Wed, 08 Jun 2011 07:08:55 GMT+00:00

Galesburg library hosts magician
Iowa magician and illusionist David Casas will bring his award-winning magic show to the Galesburg Public Library at 1 p.m. Tuesday as part of the summer reading program, “A Midsummer Knight’s Read.”
Publ.Date : Thu, 09 Jun 2011 12:52:33 -0700

Jesse Eisenberg ready for 'Now' - Monsters and Critics
Jesse Eisenberg has entered into talks to join the cast of Summit Entertainment's magician-heist film "Now You See Me."...The film focuses on an expert FBI squad trying to close in on a group of the world's greatest illusionists, who pull off a series of bank heists during their live performances and shower the bank money on their audiences.
Publ.Date : 2011-06-10T18:05:37Z

Magic can predict future, spread social messages: Magician - Mid Day.com
In the age of rapid communication, magic can be a medium to spread social messages, says Indian illusionist Gopinath Muthukad, who won a prestigious international award for predicting 10 headlines of different dailies in different metros in India even before the pages were laid out....
Publ.Date : 2011-06-10T10:06:00Z

Magician Uses His Own Skills to Find Elusive Magical Monk in New Discovery Special "The Supernaturalist"
Dan White performs mind-blowing magic: manipulating physical objects, performing surprising card tricks and making items appear from seemingly thin air. All of this, he admits, is merely an illusion. White has a mission: to find REAL magic. In Discovery Channel's THE SUPERNATURALIST, premiering Wednesday, June 29th.
Publ.Date : Fri, 10 Jun 2011 12:03:15 -0700

Colorado Springs magician Max Hapner, 80, captured his audiences
Max Hapner, who was a magician from the time he was a pre-teenager, died May 10 in Colorado Springs. He was 80. Hapner gave his first magic performance when he was 12, enthralled with magic after seeing a magician perform. Hapner exhibited "a certain grandness" in some of his illusion performances, said a longtime friend, John Bryan of Colorado Springs.
Publ.Date : Sun, 05 Jun 2011 01:27:08 -0700

Murray Sawchuck adds some magic to Showstoppers Live - East Valley Tribune
Last season, Murray SawChuck produced a Ferrari from thin air, transformed a girl locked in a cage into a 450-pound tiger and made a 1918 steam locomotive vanish before an audience of 22 million on the NBC TV show “America’s Got Talent.”...
Publ.Date : 2011-06-09T06:46:46Z

Magician brings 'Ten Fingers' to Piccolo - The Post and Courier
'With magic, believe it or not, it's much more difficult to fool an audience of teens than a room filled with business professionals," says Paul Gertner, who has won numerous world titles in magic and has been a guest on "The Tonight Show." In a phone interview from his Pittsburgh home, Gertner explains, "In truth, magic operates closer to the way a 10-year-old views the world, and so they possibly might figure out a trick." Gertner's show, "Ten Fingers, a Play of Magic," will have its final Piccolo Spoleto Festival performance at 1 p.m. today at the Village Playhouse...
Publ.Date : 2011-06-12T03:51:24Z

Magician Separates Lies & Truth With 3 iPods [VIDEO] - Mashable.com
Magician Marco Tempest uses sleight of hand and fortuitous timing on his three iPod Touches to show us his own brand of techno-three-card Monte. Along the way, he makes some thought-provoking points about self-deception, lies and truth, and how sometimes lies turn to truth, resulting in magic. Lovely. Thanks, Marco, for making us think....
Publ.Date : 2011-06-11T19:51:48Z

Pilipinas Got Talent: Rico The Magician and Skeights Win Wildcard Competition; Pilipinas Got Talent 14 Grand Finalists ...
Rico the Magician and Skeights won the last two slots who will complete the 14 grand finalists of Pilipinas Got Talent in the wildcard round result night held Sunday night, June 12....
Publ.Date : Sun, 12 Jun 2011 08:50:20 -0700

Atul Patil, a magician conjures umbrellas - Indian Express
The spell remains unbroken at a convention of magicians. The roll of drums and the clang of cymbals that signal the start of a magic show can never fail to get your heart thumping, especially if there’s a whiff of kerosene in the air... The man was magician Atul Patil, president of the Society of Indian Magicians (SIM), a 79-year-old organisation based in Mumbai. He went on to devour the coals, without as much as a burp. The occasion was Khul Ja Sim Sim 2011, a convention for Indian and international magicians which he helped organise in Mumbai last week.
Publ.Date : Sun, 12 Jun 2011 02:04:32 GMT+00:00

 

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