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close up, semi- pro, parlor, performance tips, acting, creating a character, lighting, sound, children`s magic, I will not answer questions that would expose magic secrets or take part in a board that does.

Experience in the area

I make my living through magic. I have proformed for Marshall Feilds, The Drake Hotel, The Raquet Club, The East Bank Club, and many other fine Chicago establisments. Also I have appeared at Kenny Wood Park, Pittsburgh PA and Playland, Rye, NY. I have consulted on shows for the Pittsburgh Playhouse and appered in a video for CulinArt, a NY catering company.

What do you like about this subject?

I have been performing as a full time professional since April 7, 2002. Before that I was a semi- pro for 5 years. Currently I am perfoming almost exclusivly for children and family audiences. I am working my way into the corporate close up world. Haveing a degree in theatre arts with a consentration in acting, developing character is a specialty.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I someday hope to produce a show combining magic, acting, puppeteering, and circus arts.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Magic is the second oldest performing art. There are magician figures in every culture through out history.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Magic exposure is the newest controversy in the art. As with any art there is always some from of controversy.

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Recent Answers from Edd Fairman

2011-10-07 The Ultimate Mind Reading Trick:

So you are asking me to give you the method for free? That in magic is what we call exposure and I don't do that.     Without seeing the set up to the revelation I can surmise that he is doing one of two

2011-05-15 Ref: question:

Is there anything such as magic. No.      I believe that all magic has a rational explantation behind them. They do. That is why they are called "magic tricks."    Then if so what exactly is magic. The

2011-04-28 michael ammar "prop":

Lindsey,        That prop is called a mis-made bill. They currently retail for about $10. I don't know how old you are but assuming you were a child in the '70's; Mr. Ammar may have been making these himself

2010-09-12 tinkerbells drinking glass:

I'll be really honest, I don't know the answer to your question. My advice would be: its a play not a magic show. There is the willing suspension of disbelief. Is there any way you can put the full glass

2010-02-03 Quick Change:

Diana,       Quick change is a very specialized branch of magic. There are a few books available on the subject but they are very expensive. You can call Magic Inc in Chicago (, 773-334-2855


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