Lance Burton put his professional career at stake by entering "F.I.S.M. (Federation International Societe de Magic)" and on July 10, 1982 he one the "Grand Prix" that recognized him as a "World Champion Magician." Burton was the first American and the youngest performer to be so honored.
You know you are getting older when you walk with your head held high trying to get used to your bifocals.
Tips For Magicians:
As a magician, if you can convince restauranteurs and bar-owners to allow you to perform in their respective places of business you will usually be asked to return. Remember, many diners don't wish to have their meals or conversations interrupted. Use your intuition. If a table doesn't look like it's “in the mood” avoid it.