Some cool upcoming events.
I was delighted to get so many responses to my story last week about that wonderful English magician David Nixon. I was pleased to learn how many other performers held him in equally high regard. My friend Tim Glander reminded me that an excellent book was written about Nixon by Dr. Eddie Dawes called, “Entertainer: With a Magic Touch!” For those of you wanting to learn more about David Nixon you can order the book from Amazon.
I always enjoy the chance to meet some of my readers in person rather than just over the Internet! I have a few shows and dates coming up that I wanted to mention. If you have a chance to stop by please make sure you take the time to say a big old Texan “Howdy.”
On April 23rd I will be performing at a really neat theatre in Austin called “The North Door.” The show is called “Magic Hour” and is produced by my friend Patrick Terry, who will be performing along with Andrew Goldenhersh and myself. The evening is to be hosted by comedian Cami Alys. The show kicks off at 8.00PM and is billed as an evening with magic, comedy, pizza and beer. That sounds perfectly suited to my tastes! Tickets cost $20 in advance and full details can be found at http://www.thenorthdoor.com
I am a big fan of Goldenhersh and his unique brand of magic and am really looking forward to working with him. Patrick is an excellent magician/mentalist who is starting to make quite a name for himself. It should be a really fun event for our audience. If you live in the Austin area stop on by for the fun.
On April 28th I am lecturing for IBM Ring 313 (the John Fedko Ring) in Irvine, California. I have been having a great deal of success and getting some wonderful reactions with my lecture and I’m looking forward to this event keenly. The evening kicks off at 6.00PM with my lecture scheduled for shortly after 7.00pm. Admission is free for members and guests are asked for a $10 donation. You can get full details about the on Ring 313’s website at www.ring313.org/
My lecture teaches some very cool tricks and then shows how to blend them into a well-balanced show. I usually also find time to tell some great stories about my mentors Billy McComb, Ken Brooke and Maurice Fogel.
On the evening of the 29th of April I will be enjoying an all to rare evening at the Magic Castle, where I will be socializing with my dear friend Piet Paulo. I hope to meet up with some of my LA buddies during the evening. If you are around come by and say “Hi.” I only seem to average a couple of visits a year to the Castle and I’m looking forward to catching up with as many friends as possible!
On May 2nd I will be performing back home in Austin in “Magic At The Capital” at the historic Scottish Rite Theatre. The event is presented by IBM Ring 60, as a fundraiser for the upcoming TAOM convention in Austin. The show features a fine group of performers including, Ian Varella, Kent Cummins, Peter Hinrichs, Jeff Hapke and Scott & Kathy Wells. The show begins at 8.00PM and costs $15 for Children and $2o for adults. There is another, even family friendlier show at 3.30PM on the day.
This is magic the way it was supposed to be enjoyed, live and in a glorious 100-year old vaudeville theatre! Last year both shows were totally sold out so I recommend you applyfor your tickets ASAP. Visit the website http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1380923 to get further details or order your tickets.
In between all these shows and lectures I am putting the finishing touches to our newest release to the magic world“Gypsy Yarn,” which should cause quite a stir amongst performers who value extremely practical, visual and strong material. I have gone to enormous lengths to make sure that this release is something very special. This effect has been a feature of my show for forty years and I wanted to get every detail exactly right before marketing it. I truly believe I have!