The feedback from the trip to Orlando to perform for Biosound Esaote at their trade show was uniformly spectacular, and we are already working on details for another trade show later this year. If you are planning a trade show this year, now is a good time to get on the calendar.
I enjoyed working with Lori O’Brien from Atlanta Special Events again in February — she’s a fantastic event planner and a wonderful entertainer in her own right.
My work with Family Entertainers of Atlanta has led to being elected Vice President. I was also just appointed by Jack White, International President of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, to be the TVP Counselor for the Territorial Vice Presidents of that organization located throughout the world.
One of my newest clients is the famed Tongue & Groove nightclub in Atlanta. Now in a new location at Lindbergh City Center, I provide close-up magic and mindreading entertainment on selected nights.
This is certainly a more adventurous venue than my normal corporate habitats, but it is has been exciting so far! I especially enjoy the opportunity to entertain at the VIP tables as I can go into a bit more depth with the guests and bring in some amazing but subtle experiences that would not be as effective in the more hectic areas of the club.
My next appearance is Thursday, March 18, from 10pm until midnight. If you’d like to come, contact me and I’ll put you on my guest list for free admission if you arrive prior to 11pm.
Perhaps my favorite appearance in February was my appearance at the Strand Theatre in Marietta. I was a featured performer at a fundraising variety gala show for the Humane Society of Cobb County. I headlined along with performers from the Atlanta Lyric Theatre and the Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts.
I want to extend a public thank you to Steve Imler and Earl Reece, who got me involved in this. I’m proud to announce that we raised approximately $25,000 for the Humane Society… an outstanding result from a truly wonderful event.
(One other note – the event happened on my lovely wife’s birthday! She went with me and we had a great time at the VIP pre-function and afterglow events. A fantastic night!)
Next up — my wife and I leave on Friday, February 26 for ten days in Europe. I will be performing, teaching, and speaking at a conference in Sopron, Hungary for SHARE Educational Services. Afterward, we’ll spend a couple of extra days sightseeing in Vienna, Austria. I wish we had time to go over to the eastern part of Hungary and tour Budapest, but hopefully we can work that into a future trip.