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Monday, April 09, 2007

April Magic

Army Archerd

This is no disappearing act. It's getting bigger every year. The 39th annual Academy of Magical Arts Awards show and banquet will be held April 7 at the Beverly Hilton.

The cohosts are Jason Alexander and Michael Finney. Alexander is also a nominee for an award in the Parlour magic category. The other categories are: Close-Up, Stage, Lecturer and Comedy.

The magician of the year award goes to Cyril who started his career in Hollywood's Magic Castle Junior Magicians' program and he is now touring Japan with his live illusion show. A Lifetime Achievement Fellowship Award will be presented to Carl Ballantine. Steve Martin makes the presentation to Ballantine.

Martin considers Carl a prime influence on his comic style and sensibility. He is considered the godfather of comedy magic by magicians everywhere. As "The Amazing Ballantine," his unique act is magic -- that goes awry. We've seen him perform over the years from the Ed Sullivan Show to Steve Allen to niteries around the world. His magic and humor remain international.

There are also a couple of pics at Wireimage and at Filmmagic.

Posted by KMT


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