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The Woman Behind Peekskill's Magic - Patch.com
Margaret Steele moved to Peekskill one year ago with more than a bag of tricks. Steele has thirty interesting years of experience as a Broadway oboe player, a performer and a magician. She is also a licensed acupuncturist; extremely knowledgeable on the ancient art and practice. Who better to do your acupuncture treatments than a woman who works magic?...
Publ.Date : Mon, 24 Oct 2011 09:35:18 GMT

Master illusionist Lyn Dillies coming to Oneida Nov. 5
With more than 20 years of experience up her sleeve, master illusionist Lyn Dillies has mesmerized audiences throughout the world. She has been hailed as the finest female magician in the land as well as one of America’s top illusionists. Dillies brings a family-friendly experience and at the same time is one of the most outstanding magical performers in the country.
Publ.Date : Fri, 21 Oct 2011 16:00:13 -0700

'The Magician' to appear at silent film night - Topeka Capital-Journal
A mad scientist trying to create life in a laboratory in a high tower atop a craggy mountain as thunder and lightning terrorize superstitious villagers below might seem a horror movie cliche, but Rex Ingram was setting a paradigm in 1926 when he directed "The Magician," the feature film Friday at the 14th annual Silents in the Cathedral program....
Publ.Date : 2011-10-24T21:36:33Z

NEWS: "America's Got Talent" magician Michael Trixx to appear in Naples - Naples Daily News
Lester Productions announced Monday that "The Fabulous Fakers™," a family-friendly variety show built around magicians and illusionists - i.e. "people who fake" - will be in Naples for one night only on January 17, 2012. The show stars headliner Islamorada "rock 'n roll magician" Michael Trixx, who appeared on season 3, episode 7 of "America's Got Talent."...
Publ.Date : 2011-10-04T10:04:26Z

Houdini Returns. (Of Course.) - New York Times (blog)
On Sept. 27, in a caper worthy of the intrigue-filled story of the Houdini-Weiss family burial plot, self-styled commandos from the Houdini Museum in Scranton, Pa., took it upon themselves to install a reproduction of the bust, in what they hope will be durable statuary concrete. Though they operated in broad daylight, they did so without alerting the cemetery or the magicians’ society. After years in which blame and responsibility were traded and shifted over the condition of the Houdini grave site, the commandoes decided a fait accompli was in order.
Publ.Date : Mon, 24 Oct 2011 22:10:12 GMT

Magic show preview: The trick to a good magic show - Ottawa Citizen
Greg Frewin got his first magic kit when he was seven years old. It was nothing fancy, just a bunch of simple magic tricks, a magic hat and other paraphernalia to instruct budding magicians about the art of magic. His parents ordered the kit after he saw it advertised on television. Frewin spent hours entertaining his friends in his hometown of Hamilton. But it wasn’t until he was 12 and his grandfather took him to Toronto to see Canadian magician Doug Henning that Frewin truly became spellbound.
Publ.Date : Mon, 24 Oct 2011 18:11:53 GMT

Joel A. Brash, 1944-2011 - Chicago Tribune
Magic grabbed Joel A. Brash in the 1960s, when he was a University of Wisconsin football player. Walking through his dormitory one day, he saw a fellow student performing card tricks. Like most people fooled by a trick, he wanted to know how it was done. "He kept pestering him until the guy finally said: 'There are no shortcuts; here's some books. You can teach yourself,'" said Mr. Brash's wife, Arlene. "And so he did just that." Mr. Brash went on to become a well-known Chicago-area magician who under the stage name JB Brash performed at private parties, corporate hospitality suites and trade shows. Mr. Brash, 67, died of complications related to a stroke Thursday, Oct. 20, in Evanston Hospital. He was a resident of Deerfield....
Publ.Date : 2011-10-25T23:08:25Z

On The Market: Magician's House Hoping for $6.25 Million Card Trick
62 Jane Street is one of five Greek Revival homes built in 1848 by old-timey developer and mason Stacey Pitcher, and now it's on the market for $6,250,000... The most fun fact about 62 Jane, though? It was the residence of the Lower East Side born-and-bred Harry Lorayne, a television-circuit magician and "memory specialist" who authored a bestseller on mnemonics....
Publ.Date : Tue, 25 Oct 2011 13:00:30 -0700

'Theatre of Illusion' offers cutting-edge spectacle in Fairfield - Danbury News Times
Restoring a "sense of wonder" to the world is what Kevin and Cindy Spencer do for a living. They're illusionists who say they believe in the power of magic to bring delight, joy and comfort to young and old alike. And perhaps this commitment to their art is what makes them among the top performers in the field, having won the Merlin Award as International Magicians of the Year in 2009 from the International Magicians Society, as have such celebrated masters as Doug Henning, Penn & Teller, Criss Angel and David Copperfield.
Publ.Date : Wed, 26 Oct 2011 00:55:24 GMT

Magician Max Maven Reads My Mind - Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles
I’m sitting across from Max Maven at a tiny table in the parlor at the Magic Castle, and Maven – a legend in the magic world – is reading my mind. I’m staring at his third eye as he’s preparing to intuit exactly what I’ve drawn on a card tucked into a tiny envelope, sealed with tape and hidden inside a purse. ...
Publ.Date : 2011-10-26T21:12:42Z

Magician David Caserta brings 'Haunted Illusions' show back to State Theatre
Magician/illusionist David Caserta brings his "Haunted Illusions" show Saturday to the State Theatre in Easton. "Haunted Illusions" is a family-friendly mix of magic and comedy and will include levitation and disappearing and reappearing illusions, according to the theater's website.
Publ.Date : Wed, 26 Oct 2011 21:04:47 -0700

Magic helps explain math to students - Chicago Sun-Times
For magician and educator Bradley Fields, part of his show, “MatheMagic!,” is about providing youngsters with unlimited opportunities. “In my show there is a feeling of wonder; a feeling of infinite possibilities,” Fields said. “The kids feel like they can do anything. They connect with math and they get a positive feel for it.”
Publ.Date : Wed, 26 Oct 2011 16:24:41 GMT

Magicians say their craft makes them see faith as just hocus-pocus - USA Today
Penn Jillette, in his new book, "God, No!," says he has little use for performers who try to use magic tricks to lure audiences into a spiritual message. Magic doesn't make someone an atheist, he says, but it makes it a lot harder to be a believer....
Publ.Date : 2011-10-28T19:08:38Z

Local magician, ventriloquist team up for show Saturday - San Marcos Daily Record
Magician Todd Diamond and ventriloquist Ian Varella will be performing two shows for the first time. Todd and Ian have been seen all over the world, including TV specials in Asia, Last Comic Standing, MTV, Pen & Tellers Sin City, Showtime and many more. Todd and Ian say this show is a way give back to their home town. ...
Publ.Date : 2011-10-28T14:29:28Z

Spook Sells: Halloween's Eerie Evolution Into a $6 Billion Industry - Daily Finance
But back when Chuck Martinez was growing up in the 1970s, the idea of a store devoted entirely to Halloween was considered kind of crazy, or at best, a silly business plan. Martinez had an unusual job. He worked at a San Diego Sears Roebuck as a company magician, performing at store openings and company meetings. He also helped out at his mom's magic store....
Publ.Date : 2011-10-28T16:16:50Z

Viral Video: David Blaine's Street Magic - TheInsider.com
And so begins another episode of the spoof video David Blaine's Street Magic. One of the funniest videos to appear on the web a few years ago, this series of spoof videos of David Blaine: Street Magic followed Blaine, played by Mitch Silpa, as he tortures two passersby with his own brand of magic....
Publ.Date : 2011-10-28T20:56:01Z

Magic and beyond: Appleton's Tom Boldt not ready to give up on Houdini séance - Post-Crescent
It’s been a Halloween ritual since 1986. Tom Boldt disappears from Appleton, boards a plane to a pre-determined — and sometimes secretive -- location and tries to talk to dead people. Well, actually, just one dead person. Boldt, the chief executive officer of the Appleton-based Boldt Company, is a guest at the annual Houdini Séance, a tradition that began in 1927 as a promise Harry Houdini’s wife, Bess, made to her husband. ...
Publ.Date : 2011-10-30T09:19:17Z

Criss Angel celebrates third anniversary of "Believe," new levitation - Las Vegas Sun
As Mindfreak magician Criss Angel prepares to celebrate the third anniversary of his show Believe with Cirque du Soleil on Halloween Monday at the Luxor, he said: “A lot has happened the past 36 months, and we have come a long way. Three years in -- now just seven more to go on the first contract!”...
Publ.Date : 2011-10-26T22:17:08Z

Boca-based magic group has a strong following
At age 12, Herb Arno performed magic tricks for his friends, and he eventually worked as a magician as a side job. About eight years ago, the Greenacres resident joined the Society of American Magicians Assembly 274 in Boca Raton. The longtime member of the national Society of American Magicians and the International Magicians Society said the local club is a strong one.
Publ.Date : Fri, 28 Oct 2011 00:21:27 -0700

Twin Falls' Club of Magicians Will Perform Together for the First Time in November - Twin Falls Times-News
Strange things happen when the Magic Valley Magicians get together. Objects disappear. Coins, playing cards and scarves can pop out of nowhere. Nothing is as it appears. “We have a lot of fun in our club just showing tricks to each other,” said Olen Foreman, president of the fledgling group. The local club was formed in January with four members and has since grown to nine. While members enjoy showing off for each other, they aren’t in it solely for their own amusement. The goal is to entertain....
Publ.Date : Sun, 30 Oct 2011 07:57:44 GMT

 

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