Adam Flowers Lecture – November 20

adam Former Magic Masters member Adam Flowers will be lecturing for the Magic Masters of Chicago in Tinley Park on Thursday, November 20 at 7:30.  Admission is $15.00

The lecture will be held in the social hall at United Methodist Church located at 6875 W. 173rd Pl. in Tinley Park, IL.

Adam Flowers is originally from Calumet City, IL and first started to hang around the Magic Masters back in 1991. He would get rides from other member including Dominic Turturillo, Royal Jenner, and Howard Noven because he was too young to drive. He officially became a member years later in 2005 but didn’t remain in Chicago very long. In 2006, Adam moved to Las Vegas to pursue his dream.

Shortly after arriving in Vegas he worked in a show “Haunted Vegas Tour and Show” as an emcee and tour guide for a few years, then began doing magic bartending and auditioning for shows and acting jobs in his free time. Four years ago, Adam began street performing in downtown Las Vegas on Fremont Street and quickly became one of the best street performers in Vegas. He has been casted in a couple of movies as a street magician, one called “Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu” which became a Bollywood hit. He also has appeared in a few reality shows, Americas Got Talent, Mystery Diners, and The Osbournes.

adam_mileyAdam has worked in many casinos performing for trade shows, weddings, hospitality suites and private parties. He was the opening act in the show “Vegas Magic Theatre” at the Gold Coast Casino and was the emcee for “Beachers Madhouse” inside the MGM for the first half of this year. These shows brought many opportunities for him to meet and perform for celebrities such as Charles Barkley, Chuck Liddell, Mark Cuban, Lance Burton, Siegfried and Roy, Kelly Osbourne, Chelsea Handler, Paris Hilton and of course Miley Cyrus. (who sometimes brings him to entertain at her birthday parties and record release parties from New York to L.A.)

adam_streetCurrently, Adam is putting together an organization for street performers in Las Vegas to help elevate the public’s awareness of street performing and protect the performer’s first amendment rights.

“Magic Masters is a fantastic club that helped me cultivate some great long lasting friendships. Those meeting nights years ago were some of the best times in my childhood.

Once again, the lecture is at 7:30 on November 20 at United Methodist Church located at 6875 W. 173rd Pl. in Tinley Park, IL.

Admission is $15.00 for non-members, FREE for Magic Masters. Come on out for a great evening!

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The NEW Spook – February 2014

The October 2014 Edition of the NEW Spook is available to download:

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Next Meeting – Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Front Table @ 7:00Next MeetingOctober 16
Business Meeting @ 7:30

Program:  Magic Masters Best Magic.
Everyone is asked to bring one of your Best Tricks to demonstrate or to teach.  If you prefer to not do a trick, you may share a magic story or experience or donate $1.00 which will be used for our December Christmas Party.  If you have a Halloween trick that would be great seeing that it is that time of the year.

If you still have not paid your dues now is the time!  Please mail a check for $25 made out to Magic Masters and mail to Tim Cate.  Or you can pay at the October meeting.

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Dan Fleshman Lecture – Thursday September 18, 2014 – 7:30

dan_fleshman1Dan Fleshman will be lecturing for the Magic Masters of Chicago in Tinley Park on Thursday, September 18 at 7:30.  Admission is $15.00

The lecture will be held in the social hall at United Methodist Church located at 6875 W. 173rd Pl. in Tinley Park, IL.

Dan Fleshman has been practicing magic for thirty nine years, twenty two of those years professionally. Since June of 2009 Dan Fleshman has been performing at the Chop House Restaurant. Currently, Dan performs in both Beaver Creek and Vail Colorado six nights a week with friend and fellow magician, Danny Archer. In all his years of performing, Dan has worked in over one hundred restaurants, hotels, and nightclubs.

Dan has lectured in every state except Maine and Alaska. He has lectured and performed in Europe, Japan, and Canada. Dan has also performed numerous times at the Magic Castle and has been featured on the cover of Genii Magazine.

Dan has many booklets, DVDs, and effects showcasing his magic. He has been featured on DVDs produced by L&L including many of the World’s Greatest Magic series. Dan also stars in The Jail House DVDs with six other working pros. This is considered by many to be one of the best sets on restaurant magic ever produced.

Come join Dan and see why he is one of the most sought after close-up magicians. Gear up for a great night of magic and fellowship with some of your friends and enjoy an Evening of Magic with Dan Fleshman!

What is in the Dan Fleshman Lecture?

  • Effects that are both visually appealing as well as highly entertaining
  • Effects pertaining to cards, coins, rope routines, and misc. magic
  • Tips on routining, timing, and the use of body language
  • Dan’s thought process behind the selection of his effects
  • Learn the thinking and routining behind Dan’s magic
  • Tips on working in restaurants today

 

WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT DAN FLESHMAN?

Thank you. Your performance, support, and creativity couldn’t have been better! — AT&T

Your humor and your magic were a great combination! — Busch Entertainment Corp.

IMO when they made up the word professional magician they were talking about magicians like Dan Fleshman. – Glenn Bishop

You exceeded my expectations! — Motor City Close-Up Convention

Once again, the lecture is at 7:30 on September 18 at United Methodist Church located at 6875 W. 173rd Pl. in Tinley Park, IL.

Admission is $15.00 for non-members, FREE for Magic Masters.  Come on out for a great evening!

 

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2014 End of Year Pizza Party – June 19 – 6:30 pm

The June 19th meeting promises to be a gathering to celebrate the past year with our traditional Pizza Party.  This is for MEMBER ONLY and significant others.  Terry Smith needs to know if you are coming and if you are bringing a guest.  All members may bring one guest.  If you bring more, there will be a $10.00 charge.  Please RSVP to Don Wiberg, before June 13th.

Spouses are being asked to bring a dessert, i.e., brownies, fruit bowl, cookies or something simple.  The meeting will start at 6:30 PM with a short meeting to take care of the election of officers. Pizza will arrive at 7:00 PM.

BillPackIn addition to the Pizza Party, we’re going to have an entertaining program by William Pack and his Ghost Stories.  William was the speaker we had last year who presented a most entertaining program about P.T. Barnum.

William’s ghost show is interactive performance of spine-tingling horror stories, true eerie history, and inexplicable supernatural occurrences. William simulates an authentic haunting experience, like one of those popular television ghost shows. and afterward you will be debating if what you saw was real or not. Imagine…the lights go out and you spend a chilling hour as your guests become part of the mysterious, the bizarre, and the haunted.

William creates an atmosphere of scare as theatrical special effects brings the stories to life, or, at least, undead. Non- stop audience participation creates a unique experience as the lights go out and your guests become part of the story. Everyone will be talking about their experience for years, that is, when they stop screaming and laughing.

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Time’s running out

You can no longer purchase banquet tickets online.  But you have until Monday morning April 7 to still get tickets.

Call out ticket chairman Ed Cook at 708-756-3169 and he’ll take care of you.

See you there!

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Awesome line-up at this year’s banquet

This year’s stage show will feature four great magicians including: Don Wiberg, Tony Dowell, Ardan James and Jamahl Keyes. All of the performers have many years of experience.
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Don Wiberg, who is the show’s Master of Ceremonies, has been performing magic for more than 60 years. Wiberg has been a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians since 1953 and served as the organization’s International President from 1984-1985.
Wiberg performed as Corny the Clown for the Corn King Meat Company and as the resident performer at Hillcrest Park, a company that produced corporate picnics. Wiberg was also a frequent performer on WGN-TV’s Bozo Circus and was part of a group of magicians who entertained at the inauguration dinners of President George W. Bush.
tonyTony Dowell will be opening the stage show with his award-winning dove act. Dowell’s fast-paced act, featuring magic with doves, is normally seen only at national magic conventions. The act won first place for stage magic at the 2013 Midwest Magic Jubilee in St. Louis and first place at the 2011 Houdini Convention in Madison, Wisconsin.

“Tony’s dove act is rarely seen by the general public,” explained Wiberg. “It’s an award-winning act created to entertain and fool magicians and is usually performed only in a competition setting. I’m so glad we had to chance to book Tony. I know he’s going to really impress our audience and start the show with some great magic!”

ardanArdan James started as a ventriloquist but found that neither he nor the dummy were verbally funny…so he taught himself pantomime. While completing his degree in the media arts and a minor in education, he worked in a magic store. It was a few years later that he put together his favorite areas of each of the arts, and with audience participation, developed his award-winning act.

Europe, Japan, Australia, and Canada are a few of the countries he’s traveled to, in addition to the 48 contiguous states.  He has been performing professionally for over 15 years now, writing all his own material.


jamalJamahl Keyes will be closing the show. Keyes is known as “The Dancing Motivator of Magic,” and combines magic, comedy, tap dancing and classic Broadway music to create a unique theatrical experience, said Wiberg.
Keyes has been a professional magician for more than 15 years and has performed in Atlantic City and Las Vegas. He has performed as the opening act for Ben Vereen, Reba Mc Entire and Joan Rivers. Jamahl’s Broadway Magic Show has also been featured on national and international television, including appearances on NBC, ABC, TNN, FOX, CNN, and the Family Channel.

“Jamahl will be finishing the evening with his high-energy Broadway Magic Show,” said Wiberg. “He is a real pro and has a great way with audiences. I am very happy with this year’s family-friendly show and I know our audience will be happy too.”

The Magic Masters’ Banquet and Magic Show is on Friday, April 11, 2014, at The Lexington House, 7717 W. 95th Street in Hickory Hills.  Doors open at 6:30.

 

There are two ways to get tickets:  Buy them from your friendly neighborhood Magic Master member.  Or buy them online by CLICKING HERE.

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Posters for Banquet

Please download and print up the following posters to hang up wherever you’d like.

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They are all PDFs so you should have no problem.

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Danny Orleans Lecture – April 17, 2014

danny_orleansDanny and Jan Orleans will be lecturing for the Magic Masters of Chicago in Tinley Park on Thursday, April 17 at 7:30.  Admission is $15.00

The lecture will be held upstairs (not in the social hall like usual) at United Methodist Church located at 6875 W. 173rd Pl. in Tinley Park, IL.

Danny Orleans has performed over 4000 shows for over one-million children, parents and teachers at schools, theaters, museums and private events. Normally, that would be qualification enough to be an expert in children’s magic, but Danny Orleans has many more.

  • Graduated Northwestern University’s School of Education
  • Taught preschool through 8th grade in public and private schools,
  • Wrote the column “Pediatrix” for 3 years in Genii Magazine
  • Awarded1st place for his article on children’s magic in The Linking Ring, “Surviving a Lion Safari.”
  • With his wife, Jan Rose, he toured a children’s theater magic show to major theaters, museums and children’s theater festivals throughout North America and the Caribbean islands
  • Consulted for Scholastic Publishing on their “Ultimate Magic Club,” and wrote 11 books teaching the art of performing magic to children. Also wrote Magic Scratchers for Chronicle Publishing.
  • Consulted for the Chicago History Museum’s recent exhibition MAGIC.

His lecture on Children’s Magic is based on his new 3 DVD set, “The Art of Presenting Magic to Children.” He shows clips of real performing situations from the DVD and uses them as a springboard for discussion. He asks the magicians to determine how they would handle specific challenges that children present to kids’ magicians.

1. What do you do if a child in your audience suddenly stands up?

2. What do you do if child can’t follow your verbal instruction on how to hold a prop?

3. How do you teach children not to shout out without  scolding or yelling at them?

Danny explains “Behaviorism” and the verbal tricks he uses to modify youngsters’ behavior. You will learn:

  • 3 ways to get an audience quiet without asking them to be quiet.
  • Verbal tricks to get kids to be a good audience without demands, scolding or a whip.
  • How to use techniques of positive reinforcement as an audience management strategy.
  • How to unify your audience.
  • His pre-show silent warmup.
  • A master trick to get onstage helpers to stay put on stage
  • A technique to get two laughs from an audience from one gag.
  • Danny’s Colossal Coloring Book Routine, big enough to play for an audience of 2000.
  • Danny’s five goals that he tries to achieve for every show.
  • And a whole lot more.

If magicians in your magic community do shows for children, this is a lecture that will help them be better performers. Through the use of audience management strategies, they can easily improve the impact on their audiences when they perform magic for children and their families.

Once again, the lecture is at 7:30 on April 17 at United Methodist Church located at 6875 W. 173rd Pl. in Tinley Park, IL.

Admission is $15.00.  Come on out for a great evening!

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Banquet Tickets Now On Sale!

Tickets for the Annual Magic Masters’ Banquet and Show are now on sale.

The Banquet is on April 11, 2014, with the doors opening at 6:30.

There are two ways to get tickets:  Buy them from your friendly neighborhood Magic Master member.  Or buy them online by CLICKING HERE.

Audience members will be treated to a full evening of magic including close up table-side magic, an intimate parlor magic show performed before dinner, and a professional stage show after dinner. Tickets are only $30 each which includes a full dinner served family style. The event begins at 6:30pm with dinner served at 7:30pm.

The Lexington House is located at 7717 W. 95th Street in Hickory Hills. Parking is free and there will be a cash bar.

Click below to see what’s in store for this year!

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