Ed Fruh Obituary

Ed Fruh Banquet (2)Longtime Magic Masters member and good friend Ed Fruh passed away this week. Please keep the Fruh family in your thoughts and prayers.

Age 85. Resident of Tinley Park. Beloved husband of the late Mary Jo. Loving father of Linda (John) McShane and Marian (Robert) Smukula. Proud grandfather of Major John D. USAF (Kelly) McShane, LT. David E. USCG (Jenny) McShane, Karen (James) McDonald and Kathy (Ben) Altgilbers. Cherished great-grandfather of Sarah, Rachel, Colin, Eoin, Emily, Madeline and Liliana. Devoted brother of Jon Fruh. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Resting at the Brady-Gill Funeral Home, 16600 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park where services will be held on Saturday at 11:30 am. Interment Beverly Cemetery. Visitation Friday 3 to 9 pm. (708) 614-9900

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Next Meeting: January 15

dont-forgetFront Table: Everyone is invited to participate if they so desire. Just bring a deck of cards and share a trick or two.

7:30 Business Meeting: Following the Business meeting you will

have the opportunity to attend workshops.

Austin Bumgarner will teach Balloons.

Doug Ammann will conduct a kid show workshop.

Terry Smith will teach effects with dollar bills and bring materials so you can make your own.

Jim Wisek will teach a silk through the arm routine and a borrowed finger ring off the rope.

There may be more. This is an educational evening and everyone should leave with something they can use.

Banquet Tickets will also go on sale:
From Ed Cook:  Tickets go on sale, bring your money and get your tickets. This is the last year that tickets will be $30. See me at the meeting.

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The NEW Spook

Happy New Year!

The January Edition of the NEW Spook is available to download:

The Spook January 2015


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Magic Masters Christmas Party

MMChristmasMerry Christmas Magic Masters!

Please bring your spouse or a guest and join us for a evening of food, games, and entertainment.

There will be a grab bag, if you would like to participate please bring a $25 gift and wrap it and mark if it is for a man or a woman or unisex.

So that we know how much food to order please either call or text Jim Wisek (708)560-3094 or email me at jwisek52@sbcglobal.net.  I need to know how many are coming by December 10th.

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Glenn Morphew Lecture – November 20 – 7:30

glennGlenn Morphew 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.

Who is Glenn Morphew?

Well, I’ve never won FISM, or any other magic contest for that matter. I’ve never appeared on radio, television, or ever consulted for David Copperfield, David Blaine or Criss Angel.

On the plus side… I have loved magic my whole life and been a serious magic student for the last 40 years. I’ve had long term gigs at several different restaurants, bars; and The Golf Club of Illinois Country Club. I now primarily perform at private parties, corporate events and trade shows.

My presentations are light, my effects are strong. I love to use “burnable” sleight of hand techniques and to create and perform magic that is enjoyed by the general public and magicians alike.

When I lecture, I share as much material as possible in the time I have allotted. I choose material that is diverse. Easy, Intermediate and Advanced material equally shares the spotlight.

I’ll see you at the lecture…
-Glenn Morphew

• In January 2004, Genii Magazine published my version of the Rub-a-dub Vanish, called “The Rub-a-Dub Deluxe.”
• In August of 2009 I released the video download of The Rub-a-dub Deluxe with Vanishing Inc.
• In October of 2010 I released The Morphew One Hand Top Palm with Vanishing Inc.
• I released”Bob’s 3 Shell Boot Camp” with Bob Sheets in September of 2010.
• Both of my Vanishing Inc downloads are rated 5 stars.
• Bob’s 3 Shell Boot Camp was rated a perfect 10 by Shane at On-line Visions.
• I recently added the Rub-a-dub Deluxe Suite download to Aaron Fisher and Penguin Magic’s line ups.
• I was recently contacted by Richard Sanders to be a part of his upcoming DVD project “Jump” for my work on his Mr. Stickman plot he originally released in 2001.
• I’m currently working on several new projects to be released in 2015.
Here is what a few past lecture attendees had to say….

“I attended Glenn Morphew’s lecture at SAM #148. It was one of the most informative and entertaining lectures I have ever attended. Glenn’s real world experience as a professional magician was immediately apparent to the audience. Glenn shared a lot of material with varying degrees of difficulty, so there was something for everyone.”
David Byrne, SAM #148

“Glenn Morphew’s lecture is full of polished, practical, strong magic that you will use. Don’t miss this one! You won’t be disappointed.”
Mark Doetsch, Conjuror’s Corner Magic Club

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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CANCELLED – Adam Flowers Lecture – November 20

indexFrom Adam Flowers:
URGENT UPDATE!! Due to physical injuries this engagement has been cancelled. We will be rescheduling this event in the future. To all who planned on coming out to see this lecture, please accept my sincerest apologies.    – Adam

There will be a lecture on November 20.  Details on who will be posted soon.

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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



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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