Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Magicians the help Children

(Via Newindpress.com)

I found this article via a South India news site, and I'm quite pleased- it's about a magician named Gopinath Muthukad who speaks to children and teaches them about confidence, by way of relating his experiences as a magician. In fact, it's for summer classes for the State Child Welfare Council.

It's nothing short of magical when magicians use their craft to enrich the lives of children. Something as simple as putting on a magic show can change a child's life.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Magical Medium with a Message

(Via Carroll County Times)

Time and again we see examples of how magic can be turned into something beneficial, and a voice for expressing personal values. For instance, corporate illusionist/magician Wayne Alan has been voicing his concerns about the dangers of long-term smoking, by integrating his talents. Alan tours regularly with his show called "Make Smoking Disappear", which involves magic and detailed descriptions about the long-term effects of tobacco. Rather than appealing to his typical corporate audience, he now appeals to the younger generation at schools and libraries. He does about 100 magic shows a year on the subject.

This is a fascinating form of magic that I see a lot of here at Philip and Henry, and it never ceases to amaze me. Shows like this speak volumes about the unique and individual character of each magician.

The article

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Magical Moments in the Lives of Children

Kindness works a magic of its own, especially if the one performing it is truly invested in the act itself. I found an interesting article via Google news today.

Basketball coach Flip Saunders from the Detroit Pistons showed off his skills as a magician Monday, as part of the renovation program "Live, Learn and Play Center" at Eton Academy in Birmingham. Eton itself is a private school (kindergarten through high school) for students with learning difficulties such as dyslexia or ADHD. The Pistons-Palace Foundation renovated four rooms of the school with new learning facilities suited to the students' special needs, and had a number of small festivities to honour the occasion. Saunders did some simple vanishing tricks and spun a basketball on his finger, amazing his young audience.

Check out the article:
http://www.wnba.com/shock/news/learningcenter_070320.html

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