Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Schedule Update

In case you were planning to see me at Tannins and Hops this week, I'll be there (this week only) on Friday instead of Thursday night.  Times are the same:  6:00--8:30 pm.  Then stick around for the fun musical stylings of Hot Sauce Universe!  619 A SW Water St. in Peoria.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Transmogrification on TV!

I got up really early, drove to the studio, and did this, all so you could enjoy a little new magic.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

An Exciting New Venue!

Here's some happy news for those of you who have missed my public restaurant appearances.  Since New Amsterdam closed, many of you have asked whether I would be appearing at another restaurant, and I'm pleased to say that beginning May 31, I'll be performing tableside close up magic Thursday evenings at Tannins & Hops, at 619 SW Water Street in Peoria.  Tannins & Hops is an authentic 1920's style speakeasy, with a "secret" location, a password required for entrance, and a casual, relaxed atmosphere that lends itself to conversation and socializing.

Tannins & Hops is essentially in the same building as Kelleher's, but it's side door entrance is a bit hard to find if you've never been there before (thus the "secret" location in the best "speakeasy" tradition!)  The building was actually used as a transport spot for illegal alcohol during prohibition, so the history fits the theme.  Once you find the door, you'll enter a small foyer, where you'll need to pull a rope to ring a bell, open a small iron window, and will be expected to give the password.

Inside are a variety of "re-purposed" items from the Peoria area, including a communal table made from an old bowling alley lane, Hiram Walker wood for the bar top, plush seats from the old Jumer's Black Bear Lounge, and even an 1867 jail cell (where you get confined if you try to come in without knowing the password--which, by the way, is "I hear this plays in Peoria"--but don't tell anyone!)

I'm thinking that the secrecy and exclusivity are a perfect setting for my magic, and I'm excited about the opportunity to share my close up magic with my central Illinois customers and friends once more.  I hope to see you there soon!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

My Favorite "Magicians"

My latest appearance on 25 News Today, from earlier this morning, sharing the inspiration of some of my favorite "magicians".

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Saying Goodbye to Garry

Here's my latest 25 News Today spot, sharing a tribute to news anchor, Garry Moore, who is retiring after 30 years on WEEK-TV.

Monday, April 2, 2018

I'm Featured as the Inspiration Today!

I'm so excited to share some great news with you. Today, Apr 2, 2018, I am the featured Inspirational Luminary on InspireMeToday.com, sharing my wisdom with the world. The site features one inspiring article/author each day, and today, it's me!

Inspire Me Today features the inspiration of a new Luminary every day. You can start your day with the wisdom of Sir Richard Branson, Guy Laliberte, Seth Godin, Neale Donald Walsch, Marci Shimoff, or one of hundreds more, including me. I'm so honored to be in such esteemed company!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Event Marketing Article

I'm happy to announce that I've been featured prominently in an article on Top Event Marketing Ideas on the website, FitSmallBusiness.com  You can check out the article HERE.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Honoring Our Inspiration

From 25 News Today, my monthly appearance, earlier this morning.  It's important to acknowledge those who have inspired us.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Ancient Mysticism or Modern Fun? You Decide!

Here's the latest installment of my monthly appearances on 25 News Today, from earlier this morning, with Garry Moore and Gina Morss... on the "spirit" of seemingly inanimate objects.