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Party Tips:

If your guests are expected to bring their own booze, let them know in the invitation. If you are serving alcohol don't forget the ice. You can never have too much ice at a party. Use quality ice for the best tasting mixed drinks. Add fresh fruit to your shopping list. Limes, lemons and oranges should be sliced in advance. Consider making two punch bowls; one with booze and one without for your non-imbibing guests. Remember, you are responsible for the safety of your guests so do not encourage excessive drinking.

We need to change our National Anthem to "Deep in the Heart of Taxes."

A little Magic History: more history

Before he died, Houdini instructed his brother Theo to burn his magic apparatus and collection of papers and other materials. (Theo was also a vaudeville performer and escape artist who used the stage name "Hardeen.") Instead, Theo kept them, and passed them on to his protégé, Sidney Radner. After storing the materials for 40 years in the basement of his home in Holyoke, Massachusetts, Sidney Radner leased them to the Houdini Historical Center, owned and operated by the Outagamie County Historical Society, in 1988. The HHC's Houdini! exhibit opened on April 6, 1989, and closed on October 31, 2003, when the bulk of the collection that Mr. Radner had not donated to the Houdini Historical Center was returned. A new exhibit, titled A.K.A. Houdini opened on June 2, 2004.

Tips for Magicians:

Volunteering for non-for-profit venues


Volunteer to do your magic show for non-for-profit organizations as often as you can; it's the best way to gain experience and to make yourself known. Hospitals, care homes, charity fundraisers and schools can give you a lot of "free" promotion.  

Magical Creatures:

Simurgh

Simurgh first started out as a lion-bodied bird but eventually turned all bird. Simurgh is said to live at the Tree of Knowledge whose branches have the seed of every plant that has ever existed. This Persian bird is believed to have a magical touch that heals on contact, and have seen the world destroyed and created three times, thus having the knowledge of every age that has existed. Simurgh is said to be so large it can carry an elephant. It is also known to take children to nurse or adopt.

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Secrets to magic:

Tipping Like A Magician.
This is a really fun way to give a tip at a restaurant, hotel or other location where a tip is appropriate. The bill is real. You can use any bill. You can actually give it as the tip. You will find instructions for this illusion and many others in the catalog. You can download the instructions instantly and start learning how to perform this fun magic trick and illusion.

Learn to perform this great illusion.