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July 27, 2006
On July 25, 2006, WAYNE M. HORSMAN; beloved husband of Mary E. Horsman; dear father of Charles S. Hensler; son of William and Mildred Horsman, Sr; brother of Mary Jane Mann, William Jr., Kenneth and Earl Horsman and Tina Stevens; also survived by many other relatives and friends. Friends may call at the Gonce Funeral Service, 4001 Ritchie Highway, on Wednesday and Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Good Counsel, on Friday, at 11am. Interment private.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2014
For most of us, getting out of a tight situation means pulling the car out of a Canton parking spot or wriggling out of a size 2 dress.  But Baltimore magician Spencer Horsman often quite literally finds himself in a bind. Horsman will be featured on the show "Masters of Illusion" on the CW, according to a news release. The 27-year-old will escape from "the flaming jaws of death" and will emerge from shackles and an underwater tank in episodes 1 and 3 of the show. The premiere episode airs 8 p.m. Aug. 1. Horsman grew up in show business.
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By TANIKA WHITE and TANIKA WHITE,Sun Reporter | December 9, 2007
Are we seeing a rebel without a cause right here in Federal Hill? Or is it just an illusion? It could be a little of both. Spencer Horsman is a magician and an illusionist who channels 1950s actor James Dean in his everyday life. From his teased-up hair down to his pointy-toed wingtip shoes, Horsman goes against the grain of popular trends, eschewing baggy jeans and sneakers for a more grown-up, retro-sexy look. One difference between Horsman and the brooding film actor: Horsman's rebellion has a definite cause -- great style.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Brandon Soderberg | August 23, 2012
Let's start with the local disappointment: Spencer Horsman, brought back by Howard for the wildcard round, who escaped from a vest of locks while wet cement tumbled down on him, was eliminated along with ballsy balancing act Cristin Sandu. Hacky ventriloquist Todd Oliver and his dog/puppet Irving stays winning somehow. Horsman going home for a second time was unfortunate, but it was par for the course in a night that found the show's more middling acts moving on. Part of this must be placed on the judges, who temporarily turned the show into "The Voice" by celebrating their acts and only their acts, and as a result, never doing all that much judging which does indeed, guide the viewers at home.
SPORTS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | October 10, 2004
Justin Horsman kicked a 37-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to lift visiting Dulaney over Milford Mill, 13-12, yesterday. Horsman also kicked a 44-yard field goal in the first quarter to give the Lions (4-2) an early lead over the Millers (4-2). Running back Blake Scheidt scored the only Lions touchdown on a 1-yard run in the third quarter. Scheidt finished with 134 yards on 26 carries. Randallstown 14, Woodlawn 13: Melvin Alaeze scored on a two-point conversion with six minutes left in the game to lift the visiting Rams (2-4)
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By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,Sun Reporter | April 18, 2007
When Dulaney's Kate and Kristen Horsman began considering their college options, they also started thinking about personal options. All their lives, the twins had done just about everything together. They were best friends with the same interests and the same social circle. Even with college, they wanted the same things - to play lacrosse and to study nursing. But maybe college was the time to go their separate ways. "In the beginning, I was really strong about us separating," Kristen said, "because I wanted to have my own identity.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Staff Writer | April 1, 1993
Former burglar, recovering drug addict and high school dropout Raymond Horsman walked into the Anne Arundel Courthouse yesterday with 21 years of mandatory prison time ahead of him.He walked out facing 72 hours.Judge Raymond G. Thieme ordered that Horsman's sentence of 25 years without parole, imposed four years ago after a series of housebreakings, be reduced to 10 years.He also suspended the 10-year term and placed him on five years probation, a ruling which means the 28-year-old Pasadena construction worker should be released in the next 72 hours, his lawyer said.
ENTERTAINMENT
By SAM SESSA | April 12, 2007
I've never seen anything like Illusions Magic Bar and Lounge. With classic decor and live magic performances, this brand-new spot on South Charles Street looks like a high-end New York City club from the 1930s. I just wonder if the place, which opened this month, can sustain itself in Baltimore. Owner Ken Horsman, who also operates the neighboring Ken Zo's Yogi Magic Mart, must have put $1 million into Illusions.
NEWS
May 3, 2006
Baltimore County Who No. 9 Towson at No. 6 Dulaney Sport, When Girls lacrosse, Saturday, 2 p.m. Outlook The county's fiercest public school girls lacrosse rivalry pits the unbeaten Generals against the defending state Class 4A-3A champions. Each of the past two meetings ended 11-9. Towson won in 2004. Last year, Dulaney rallied from a 9-8 deficit with 10 minutes left on goals from Kaitlyn Horsman, Meghan Frederick and Mary Heneberry. Emily Franke scored three goals for the Generals.
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By Luke Broadwater and Luke Broadwater,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 8, 2005
Dulaney girls lacrosse coach Tina McGinn was traveling down Falls Road in Baltimore at 8 a.m. last Sunday when her automobile fishtailed and sent her tumbling down an embankment. She was flown to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where she received 40 stitches on her face and treatment for other injuries, including a severe concussion. Yesterday, McGinn made her return to the field, leading her No. 8 Dulaney girls (11-3) to an 11-9 victory over rival Towson (8-4). "I really wanted to make it back for this game," said McGinn, who had to fight off dizzy spells during her team's second-half surge.
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By Brandon Soderberg | August 22, 2012
Baltimore escape artist Spencer Horsman returned to "America's Got Talent" last night to try and convince voters he's worth a wildcard spot. Horsman, one of Howard Stern's picks, was first up. Horsman, in a steampunk-like metal vest with eight padlocks, dropped himself into a booth that filled with 150 gallons of wet cement. "If I fail, I'll be buried alive," he announced in the pre-performance video. A big part of an escape artist's act is selling the drama and making the audience freak out over the fact that hey, they might die up there.
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By Olivia Ignacio | July 18, 2012
Baltimore's Spencer Horsman is one of 12 acts performing live tonight in the quarterfinals. After the show, America will vote and only four will advance to the next round.  Tonight's show starts off with The Untouchables, a Latin dance troupe of kids of all ages. They're so good, it's almost creepy. They dance just like adults and they're so professional -- I'll bet they go home, put their feet up and talk about the sagging economy while they watch the evening news.  Mike Price, "rock star" juggler, is up next.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2012
Baltimore escape artist Spencer Horsman's willingness to almost die in front of an audience is proving a smash on NBC's "America's Got Talent. " "Yeah, apparently they like the fact that I'm willing to almost kill and mangle myself every round," Horsman said with a laugh, just a day after his latest escape earned him a spot in the show's final round, being taped this month in New York. Truly, the 26-year-old, heretofore best known for performing on weekends at his Federal Hill club, Illusions, is going national.
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By Sam Sessa and Baltimore Sun reporter | May 30, 2012
Baltimore magician (and self-proclaimed "world's youngest escape artist") Spencer Horsman slipped out of a straightjacket and avoided almost certain death on last night's episode of "America's Got Talent. " Horsman, a 26-year-old who runs the South Baltimore bar Illusions with his father, had "America's Got Talent" host Nick Cannon strap him into a straight-jacket. He then hung upside down, between a set of metal jaws with nasty looking spikes, held open by a rope. The rope was set afire, and Horsman had a minute and 20 seconds to escape before the jaws clamped shut on him. "Do not try this at home," Cannon warned as Horsman's escape began.
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By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | November 26, 2010
Every Friday night for the past three years, to the delight of an audience, magician Spencer Horsman has escaped from his straitjacket. By his own estimate, he's done the trick 400 times. And until a recent Friday, he'd never made any missteps in a routine, invented by Harry Houdini 100 years ago, that is fraught with peril. Near the end of the routine, while hanging from a crane, he had almost freed himself from the jacket. But suddenly, with all the spinning, a bolt loosened, and the crane, the straitjacket and the 125-pound magician hanging from it all fell on the stage at Federal Hill's Illusions: Magic Bar and Lounge . One minute, the audience was clapping, bartender Ben Rosen recalled; and the next, there was "thud" and "a bunch of gasps.
NEWS
By Dana Klosner-Wehner and Dana Klosner-Wehner,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 5, 2002
LONG REACH resident Lynda Horsman and her business partner, Jean Mettee of Ellicott City, will make their debut, showing hand-crafted glass, Saturday at Artfully Wilde, a craft show at Slayton House in Wilde Lake village. The women have been working together for two years, selling their unique creations by word of mouth. Their business name - Pridemark Glass Crafts - was chosen because they are proud of what they do. Horsman, 53, has been an artist since she was a child. She began painting on china with her grandmother when she was 3 years old, she said.
FEATURES
By KEVIN COWHERD | March 22, 2001
I SPENT the first day of spring in a magic shop on South Charles Street in Federal Hill, watching a 15-year-old ventriloquist and magician named Spencer Horsman and thinking: I would kill for this kid's future. A few nights earlier, Spencer had appeared on "Lance Burton's Young Magician's Showcase" on the Fox Family channel, performing a wild trick in which he stuffed his dummy Dexter into a music box and - presto! - Dexter emerged flatter than Wile E. Coyote after a steamroller runs over him. Now he was doing card tricks, pulling aces out of mid-air and doing complicated shuffles with the patter and poise of someone decades older.
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