Wow! What a great summer it's been! I had the opportunity to visit libraries throughout Nebraska, North & South Dakota, Iowa and Kansas. Not only did I get to see a lot of library friends, but I also got to make some NEW library friends! I performed at about a half dozen new libraries this summer. The "Libraries Rock" Summer Reading Program theme was certainly a fun one. The show got terrific reviews in both the Fremont, Tribune and the newspaper in Scottsbluff Star-Herald. T
Every year about this time, I start to feel bad about something. Usually by the end of April my summer starts to get pretty booked up. Not only am I performing at about 50 libraries, but I'm also appearing at fairs, festivals, child care centers, summer schools, birthday parties and corporate events. And it's always about mid-May when I get a few calls from libraries asking if I'm open on certain dates. Unfortunately, I almost never am. I try my best to find alternate dates t
Somebody once told me that there were more books written on the art of magic than on all of the other performing arts combined! At first I found that hard to believe. After all, there's acting, singing, dance, mime, juggling...the list went on and on. I thought that would be impossible! But then I started to really look at it. Personally, I have well over 100 books on magic in my library. The local magic club I belong to boasts over 1,000 books and videos on the art of magic.
Well, actually it's a little more than a week. I ordered a large shipment of new magic INCLUDING some things for the 2018 Summer Reading Program and I've received notification that they're going to be delivered TOMORROW! I still get a little giddy when I'm waiting for packages to arrive. One of the tricks being delivered is what I hope will be the Grand Finale to the "Libraries Rock" Summer Reading Program show. Every year I spend hundreds, if not thousands of dollars putting
Wow. I have a feeling that the 2018 Summer Reading Program season is going to be fun for all of us! I'm putting together all of my new tricks and routines and I'm so excited with the show that's under development. The show will have lots of music-related tricks and routines along with brand-new, fun audience participation segments. As of today, about 2 dozen libraries have already put me on their schedules for next summer. Many of them have me for multiple shows. If you'd li