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NEWS
June 16, 1991 | DICK WAGNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Each afternoon, Fredric Broder, 59, enters a storefront in North Long Beach to bask in the presence of disappearing ink, stink bombs, exploding pens and snake cans. "How can you live without snake cans?" he asks. He is a speech professor during the morning at Compton College, and then--presto!--he turns into Presto the Digitator in his cluttered, little magic shop. He promotes himself. A flyer proclaims: "One million people entertained by Presto!" and describes his tricks as "amazing". . ."
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 1998 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It may be tricky, but a coalition of angry magicians is trying to make Fox's latest magic special disappear.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 2010 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
At Malibu High School, Krystyn Lambert looked like many of the girls you'd expect to see on the sunny campus: blond, thin, pretty. Still, she always had the sense that she was profoundly different from her peers — a feeling that stemmed mostly from her love of magic. "I was that smart, nice, kind of weird magician girl," said Lambert, 19, last week during an interview in Hollywood near the Magic Castle, where she often performs. "With magic, no one has any idea what you're doing, so it really removes you from not so much acceptance, but just knowledge.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 1998
Theater "It's Magic!" is the return of the traditional all-star magic spectacular, with international award-winning magicians, produced by Magic Castle founder Milt Larsen and Terry Hill. It closes Sunday at the Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Today and Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 and 6:30 p.m. $19.50-$23.50. (800) 233-3123.
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 1995
Mimi Avins erroneously lists Melissa Mathison as the sole screenwriter of "The Black Stallion" ("The Golden Touch," July 9). Credit is shared by Mathison, Jeanne Rosenberg and William Witliff. STEVEN GREENBERG Los Angeles Kudos to Steve Hochman for recognizing an important, talented and provocative new voice on the musical horizon, Alanis Morissette (Record Rack, July 2). It should also be noted that Glen Ballard not only produced her album but co-wrote all 12 tracks as well as providing guitar, keyboard and drum programming throughout.
NEWS
December 8, 2005 | Susan Carpenter, Times Staff Writer
JASON LATIMER is standing the magic world on its head, and he's doing it with one of the oldest tricks in the book. He performs cups and balls -- a sleight of hand that uses three cups to mysteriously switch the locations of three or four balls -- only he does it with clear cups.
NEWS
October 24, 1996 | LAURIE K. SCHENDEN
"It's far more profound to look at the dark side of life, the mysterious, the beautiful and the unknown, than the hard-core, gory-murder aspect," says Christine Dzilvelis. That's why the emphasis of the first Enchanted All Hallow's Eve Revel on Friday and Saturday, which Dzilvelis helped organize, will be on magic, Old World romanticism and spooky folklore.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 2012 | By David Ng
Neil Patrick Harris will direct a new magic-themed show at the Geffen Playhouse that is set to open on Nov. 27. "Nothing to Hide," featuring magicians Derek DelGaudio and Helder Guimarães, will run at the company's Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater through Jan. 6. The show, which Harris will direct but not appear in, is a series of stage vignettes revolving around sleight-of-hand tricks, according to the Geffen. The company said the production won't be part of its regular season and won't be open for critics to review.
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