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September 7, 1989 | ROBERT LACHMAN, Times Staff Writer
The "World Champion Magician" is living in Huntington Beach and is setting up shop in Irvine. His name probably won't be recognized by anyone who isn't familiar with magic's inner circle, its esoteric ins and outs. But once you've seen him, Johnny Ace Palmer may not be a name you'll forget. He's bringing his "close-up magic" act to the 45-seat Backstage Theatre for a 12-week run that starts tonight. Also on the bill: comedian/magician T.C. Tahoe and manipulation magician Mitch Williams.
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July 2, 1996 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Johnny Ace Palmer and Loren Christopher Michaels have a few things in common. Both are magicians, deemed among the best in the world by their peers, and both specialize in close-up magic, working literally right before your very eyes. Both began studying their craft as preschoolers, learning to read in order to devour magic books. Both live in Orange County, within a few miles of each other.
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January 23, 1992 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, Rick VanderKnyff is a free-lance writer who regularly contributes to The Times Orange County Edition.
Once upon a time, Johnny Ace Palmer cut people in half or made them float in the air. But the magician said goodby to large-scale stage illusions when his assistant (and sister) got married in 1988. The pair gave a farewell performance of their signature effect--a trunk escape and switch--at her wedding reception.
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January 23, 1992 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, Rick VanderKnyff is a free-lance writer who regularly contributes to The Times Orange County Edition.
Once upon a time, Johnny Ace Palmer cut people in half or made them float in the air. But the magician said goodby to large-scale stage illusions when his assistant (and sister) got married in 1988. The pair gave a farewell performance of their signature effect--a trunk escape and switch--at her wedding reception.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 1996 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Johnny Ace Palmer and Loren Christopher Michaels have a few things in common. Both are magicians, deemed among the best in the world by their peers, and both specialize in close-up magic, working literally right before your very eyes. Both began studying their craft as preschoolers, learning to read in order to devour magic books. Both live in Orange County, within a few miles of each other.
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September 9, 1998 | DEBRA CANO and CHRISTINE CASTRO and LESLEY WRIGHT
Johnny Ace Palmer, one of Orange County's premier magicians, was the unanimous choice of judges with the Society of American Magicians to receive the Ben Chavez Memorial Trophy last month. The cup "is not awarded every year, but only when an act is deemed to be of sufficient merit in the area of sleight of hand," the award committee said. The trophy is named in honor of Ben Chavez, founder of the Chavez College of Magic in La Verne.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1996 | KELLY DAVID
Top magicians from across the country will perform Saturday at the Civic Arts Plaza's Forum Theatre to raise money for a local nonprofit organization that provides free housing to some social services for the poor. "We are extremely fortunate to have these top magicians performing here in Thousand Oaks," said Christopher J. DePalma, host of the show and a local magician who performs at Disneyland.
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June 17, 1994 | JON NALICK
Marco Hernandez, 16, dreams of playing soccer against top young athletes from all over the state in upcoming tournaments, and contends his team has a good chance at winning some of them. Since January, he and his teammates on the Cobras, an American Youth Soccer Organization team, have held car washes, sold candy and held dozens of fund-raisers so they can compete in the Disney Cup in Pasadena next month and several other tournaments. The boys, all from low-income families, have raised $1,500.
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August 21, 1993 | ROBERT KOEHLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The wizard who eventually wins everyone over in Robert Forte's new play, "The Sparkle That Is Ernie," a visiting production at South Coast Repertory, does it with some awfully good tricks abetted by this show's "magic consultant," Johnny Ace Palmer. But they're still tricks. Forte's Ernie (Michael Lee Martin) would have us believe that he's a wizard--a good wizard--capable of granting any wish.
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September 7, 1989 | ROBERT LACHMAN, Times Staff Writer
The "World Champion Magician" is living in Huntington Beach and is setting up shop in Irvine. His name probably won't be recognized by anyone who isn't familiar with magic's inner circle, its esoteric ins and outs. But once you've seen him, Johnny Ace Palmer may not be a name you'll forget. He's bringing his "close-up magic" act to the 45-seat Backstage Theatre for a 12-week run that starts tonight. Also on the bill: comedian/magician T.C. Tahoe and manipulation magician Mitch Williams.
OPINION
September 8, 2004 | PATT MORRISON
There's a famous old house in Hollywood and another famous old house in Washington, D.C. They have a lot in common. Both are big, rambling places of not altogether original design; the one in Washington was essentially from an English architecture book, and the one in Hollywood was essentially copied from a Franco-Midwestern chateau in Redlands. Both are for members only, but if you know the right people, you can probably get invited in. And both are pretty much in the same line of work.
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July 2, 1996 | BENJAMIN EPSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Credis quod habes et habes, "What you believe is real is real." That's the motto at Caesars Magical Empire, a $35-million magic venue and scripted dining experience that officially opened last week here at Caesars Palace. Never mind that after the motto has been repeated a few times, it starts to sound a little like Que sera sera, "What will be will be." If seeing is believing, the 66,000-square-foot Magical Empire figures to be churning out believers at the rate of 2,400 per day.
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