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2013-07-29 08:24:33

OTTAWA, Ill., July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthony Martin, a nationally-recognized escape artist, has announced plans to attempt an escape he survived 25 years ago but with additional life threatening challenges. Martin will be handcuffed by an area locksmith before donning a parachute and being locked in a freight box with a "keyless" lock. Locksmiths will scramble the lock combination prior to the attempt rendering its existing key nonfunctional. He will then be shoved out of the...

2011-10-03 15:42:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Houdini Museum, a 501(c)3 nonprofit museum in Scranton, PA, had a secret project to restore Houdini's gravesite bust for over 20 years. It reached full intensity in the past year. The original statuary bust was installed after Houdini's death in 1926. It was destroyed by vandals in 1975. It has been gone for 36 years. Several composition, or plastic, busts were placed there briefly but lasted a short time or were used one day each year - October...

2010-07-01 09:42:00

OTTAWA, Ill., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- What do the Bible, a parachute and a pair of handcuffs have in common? Escape Artist Anthony Martin... Martin, a nationally-recognized escape artist turned evangelist, has announced plans to attempt a "Leap of Faith," in Ottawa, Ill., July 13, at 2 p.m. Martin will be handcuffed by an area locksmith before donning a parachute and leaping from an aircraft at 14,000 feet. He will have to free his hands in order to deploy the parachute and save his life....

2008-10-06 18:00:23

British pop singer Robbie Williams is working on a new album, his manager said. Tim Clark earlier this year was quoted as saying the singer wouldn't deliver a new CD to his record label EMI because he was uncertain how the company's new owners would market the album. However, Clark has since told the BBC a new CD could be released as early as next year. It will be Williams' first since "Rudebox" dropped in 2006. "I would certainly hope that a new album will be coming next year. There...

2008-08-05 15:00:32

By Tonia Noe-Rose, The Morehead News, Ky. Aug. 5--Get ready to be dazed and amazed when Aron Houdini comes to the Rowan County Fair with his two-day magic show Aug. 15 and 16. Aron Houdini is the straightjacket escape artist world champion and is the only magician and escape artist to break away from the United States Marshal's Service, according to Jake Bradley Entertainment of New York and management for Aron Houdini. Michael Patrick, Rowan County Fair Board member, said Aron...

2008-07-14 15:00:34

A 13-year-old Glasgow girl has become the first to beat the boys to a top title for her magician skills . Patricia Duncan swept aside the competition at the Northern Magic Circle in England - the first Scot to do so and the only girl to ever win the competition. The third year Woodfarm High pupil was also the first to win both the 'close up' and 'stage' sections of the Junior Day contest. Now she's planning her first show, to be held on October 31 at Eastwood Theatre, where she will...

2006-08-03 09:10:00

By Simon Johnson STOCKHOLM -- Magicians are flocking to the Swedish capital this week to test their skill at changing people into birds, producing playing cards from unlikely places -- and devising new ways of cutting a woman in half. Around 2,500 magicians in town for the World Championships of Magic will see 150 top exponents of the art compete for the Grand Prix -- a two-week contract in Las Vegas or performances in Paris, Monte Carlo or London. One illusionist even planned to cut a woman...

2005-08-24 17:03:23

By Juliana Korenteng LONDON (Billboard) - British pop star Robbie Williams, an enigma in America despite huge international success, will release his sixth solo album in Europe on October 24. "Intensive Care" (EMI), which Williams has been recording in Los Angeles for the past two years, marks the follow-up to the 2003 chart-topper release "Escapology." It is unknown when, or if, "Intensive Care" will be released in North America. Despite a strong promotional push in an attempt to...