Dear Magic Friend,
YOUR NAME IN LIGHTS! It's once again time to give thanks and YOU are at the top of our list. We are grateful for YOUR Magic. This Thanksgiving you deserve an extra helping of pumpkin pie!
PHYSICS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE It was a dark night full of mystery, wonder and... SCIENCE? Arizona State University Professor Paul Davies, the founding director of "Beyond: the Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science" chose us to open the lecture with world renown physicist, Michio Kaku. Kaku is the author of a number of international best-sellers and his most recent book "Physics of the Impossible" was on the New York Times best-seller list. He also hosts his own national weekly radio program "Science Fantastic". So, with all of these credentials, how were we going to stump the scientists? ...with one of the oldest illusions, a sawing in half done with a twist. Susan is strapped at the neck and the ankles unable to move off the table. Here we are in action with professors Kaku and Davies holding the straps. We're thankful the trick went well and the secret is still a mystery... even to the GREAT minds of science.
WHO KNEW? Every month for the past four years we have been volunteering magical entertainment for patients in the rehabilitation and hospice ward at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Tucson, Arizona. Unbeknownst to us, there is a honor that recognizes magicians who volunteer their time for the veterans. The Society of American Magicians (SAM), founded in 1902, is the oldest and most prestigious magical society in the world. For over a century it has promoted the ideals shared by Houdini, Kellar, Thurston and over 30,000 world-wide members. We were given Certificates of Recognition and decorated with pins of honor by Mr. Vinny Grosso, the 2nd Vice President of the SAM, who was taken with our story and wanted an article written about our experience for the society's magazine. Writer Sharon Wahl did a feature on us at the VA Hospital which will be in print next year in the SAM's national monthly magazine. We feel honored, fortunate and thankful.
HOLIDAY CHEER Last year we had fun creating a holiday dance choreography for you. We have a new one so put on your tap shoes, grab a candy cane, turn up the volume, click the link, and enjoy...
We give thanks for all that you have given us and allowing us to share our passion with you. Wishing you a very happy holiday season and wonderful magical delights in the New Year!
-Roland and Susan