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Live in the Tampa area? Headed to Tampa? Interested in Magic? Here’s something for you to consider…
“Tucked inside a strip plaza along Gunn Highway, there is a small shop where the magic happens – literally.
The Magic Emporium serves performers, hobbyists and collectors from all over Tampa Bay looking for tricks, instruction manuals and props. It also provides a place for fellowship among the magically inclined, playing host to several magicians’ groups throughout the course of any given month.
The second Tuesday of each month is a special night when magicians from all over the region gather there, brought together by two common bonds – a love for magic and their Christian faith…” Article by Sherri Lonon for the Tampa Tribune…
The Travel Channel will feature five different magic related shows on Friday, the 3rd of January. The first is a one hour special from British sensation Dynamo. Immediately following are two thirty minute specials, White Magic… And lastly, a repeat of two segments of Magic Outlaws from earlier in the year. They are showing around noon on the 3rd on the East Coast. Check your directory for times in your corner of the country.
As a side note of sorts.. ABC TV has purchased the rights to the recent David Blaine special “Real or Magic”. Look for them to rebroadcast the special on January 9th during prime time…
Nice article by Craig Mathieson in the Brisbane Times about magician Dan Sperry. Dan and other members of the Illusionists are performing in Australia and have garnered a good deal of attention from the press.
Magicians, notes Dan Sperry, are very sensitive artists. Sperry should know, as he’s the magic practitioner whose motto is, “Magic no longer sucks”. Whether as a marketing tool or a one-man-against-the-world slogan it has certainly caught on, but there are some side effects.
“Magicians take stuff very personally, comedians are incredibly thick-skinned by comparison,” admits Sperry. “Using ‘Magic no longer sucks’ still offends so many magicians – a lot of them hate on me, but it’s helped make a difference.”