1000 Magicians to Materialize in Louisville
The world’s oldest magic organization, the Society of American Magicians and the world’s largest magic organization, the International Brotherhood of Magicians have joined together to present their convention at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville July 12-15. Magicians from more than 17 different countries will convene, sharing magic secrets with each other at lectures, workshops, performances and competitions to select the best stage and close-up magic talent. No less than 45 magic dealers will be on hand to display their props, and colorful paraphernalia in a bazaar for the prestidigitators.
Two Louisville natives who won fame and fortune in Las Vegas, Lance Burton and Mac King will be honored at the pre opening of the convention on the evening of July 11 with the Louisville red carpet premier of Lance’s award-winning film “Billy Topit – Master Magician”
Red Carpet Premiere Billy Topit Master Magician | Tuesday, July 11th @ 6:00 PM (Red Carpet Event 6:00 PM | Film Screening 7:00 PM)
Join Lance Burton, Mac King, leading lady Joelle Righetti, Fielding West and Michael Goudeau at the Louisville Premiere of the award-winning film, Billy Topit Master Magician, at the Kentucky Center’s Whitney Hall. Billy Topit Master Magician took the Award for Best Family Film at the 2016 Wild Rose Independent Film Festival. It also won Distinctive Achievement Awards for Production Design, Art Direction, Costumes, and Visual Effects. Lance also won a Distinctive Achievement Award for Acting. Lance, Mac, Michael, Joelle, Fielding, and Bob Massey, visual effects award winner, will conduct an interview and Q&A session at the film’s conclusion. Tickets are being sold to raise funds for local animal rescue charities.
The film premier and evening magic stage shows on Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday at the Kentucky Center’s Whitney Hall are open to the public. All feature world famous magicians performing in these exclusive shows .
Kentucky Center of the Arts – 502 West Main Street.
STARS OF MAGIC Opening Gala | Wednesday, July 12th @ 8:00 PM
A family oriented magic and novelty stage show featuring world famous magicians from the USA, Canada, and Japan. The newspaper magic of Master of Ceremonies Gene Anderson will introduce you to the new wave magic of America’s Got Talent finalist Hiroki Hara from Japan. World Champion juggler, David Deeble and Tony Chapek’s magic technology bring novelty and comedy to the show. Canada’s Ted and Marion Outerbridge come from their just completed China tour to close the show with their award winning astonishing illusions.
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WORLD STARS OF MAGIC | Thursday, July 13th @ 8:00 PM
An outstanding variety show featuring mentalism, plate-spinning, juggling and award-winning magic. Master of Ceremonies Max Maven will read minds as brings on international magic stars Po-cheng from Taiwan, Japan’s Kenji Minemura, and world champion Juliana Chen from China. Pat Davison’s plate spinning and the juggling of Mabelle Gako Davison bring novelty and the comedy magic of Martin Lewis round out this fabulous evening of family entertainment.
INTERNATIONAL MAGIC COMPETITION | Friday, July 14th @ 8:00 PM
Las Vegas’ leading comedy magician Fielding West will Emcee the international competition for the highest Awards in Magic, the International Brotherhood of Magicians Gold Medal of Excellence and the Society of American Magicians Gold Medal of Honor. Finalists selected from competition earlier in the week will perform and be judged by their peers for the highest awards in Magic. Guest star and world-famous juggler Michael Goudeau, a featured Las Vegas performer during a 19-year run of Lance Burton’s Monte Carlo magic show will round out the evening’s entertainment.
STARS OF MAGIC GRAND FINALE | Saturday, July 15th @ 8:00 PM
America’s Got Talent Finalist Derek Hughes hosts a spectacular evening of world famous magic featuring the elegant dramatic unbelievable fast costume changes of David and Dania; Maestro Voronin, Europe’s famous man of mystery from the Ukraine; and Canada’s Murray Hatfield and Teresa who close out the second half of the show with breathtaking and beautiful magic illusions. A unique evening of the world’s best magicians performing for their peers. Las Vegas’ leading comedy magician Fielding West will Emcee the international competition for the highest Awards in Magic, the International Brotherhood of Magicians Gold Medal of Excellence and the Society of American Magicians Gold Medal of Honor. Finalists selected from competition earlier in the week will perform and be judged by their peers for the highest awards in Magic. Guest star and world-famous juggler Michael Goudeau, a featured Las Vegas performer during a 19-year run of Lance Burton’s Monte Carlo magic show will round out the event.
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