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Fourth quarter already?

Posted by Joe M. Turner | on October 29, 2009

I got back from performing trade show magic in Cleveland and looked at the calendar – the fourth quarter of 2009 kind of snuck up on me. I just finished jobs for NCR (now based near Atlanta) and Subnet Solutions (based in Calgary, Alberta), and other engagements are stacking up in December.

The schedule from now until New Year’s Eve is filling fast, but there are a couple of spots left. If your organization is planning a year-end event where I might be a corporate entertainment resource… call immediately (404 644 6791) to check your date. If I’m already booked, remember that my company also functions as an agency for other talented performers and speakers in various regions of the country. Let’s talk about what we can do for you and your event. (Here’s a fun option: Melody Knighton as Lucy or Dolly!)

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I had a day off yesterday – a welcome breather in a week filled with 9 bookings! I took the opportunity to see two other performers “do their thing.” India-based mentalist Pradip Almadi spoke at a conference where I also performed. He’s in the country for a convention next week and happened to have an engagement in Atlanta. I also went over to Kennesaw State University last night to see Brian Brushwood, the ever-popular, freaky-fun magician to the college market.

Some upcoming performances:

TTU Judgment Day October 29Judgment Day, Tennessee Temple University, Chattanooga, TN. I’m part of a multi-day festival that is billed as a “Halloween alternative with an inspiring message.” Looking forward to being back in Chattanooga!
FBC Prattville November 1FBC Prattville, Prattville, AL – Sunday evening I’ll be doing a magic and mentalism show focusing on cult awareness and basic apologetics.
Marietta Business Association logo November 4Marietta Business Association Expo, Cobb Civic Center, 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM. I’ll be entertaining throughout the event as well as doing some MC work.
172nd Airlift Wing November 7172nd Airlift Wing, Jackson, MS – A repeat engagement for Family Day for the Mississippi Air National Guard!

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Upcoming Public Appearances

Posted by Joe M. Turner | on September 15, 2009

As a corporate magician, speaker, and entertainer, most of my presentations are for private audiences at meetings and conferences. I have been asked several times during the past week when I will have some appearances open to the public. Here are a few upcoming opportunities.

Marietta Business Association logo September 29 (rescheduled to November 4, see comments)Marietta Business Association Expo, Cobb Civic Center, 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM. I’ll be entertaining throughout the event as well as doing some MC work.
Ken Hartley Supernatural October 8-11Ken Hartley’s “Supernatural,” Abba’s House, Chattanooga, TN, 7:00 PM each night. I’ll be performing close-up magic prior to the show as well as being a guest performer on the stage show.
Shenanigans logo (POSTPONED)Shenanigans at Red Clay Theatre, Duluth, GA. This performance has been postponed. If you have already purchased a ticket, contact the box office to obtain a refund or apply your purchase to the rescheduled show.

Meanwhile, don’t forget that I’m now appearing at Paisano’s on Cedarcrest on Saturday nights when I am in town. 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM each Saturday. If you are making a special trip to see me there, call me to confirm that I’m going to be there.

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Atlanta Magician Turner to Appear in Benefit Show

Posted by Joe M. Turner | on June 5, 2008

Atlanta Magician Turner to Appear at Dallas Theater to Benefit McKenna Farms

Dallas, GA, June 5, 2008 – Professional magician Joe M. Turner puts the “fun” in “fundraising” on Saturday, June 28, when he takes the stage at the Dallas Theater in a show with proceeds to benefit McKenna Farms, a non-profit provider of therapy services for special needs individuals. The public is invited to attend the family-friendly show which begins at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $5 per person, available in advance from McKenna Farms or at the door.

McKenna Farms Therapy Services was founded in 2001 and is directed by Jessica Moore. “This organization started as a dream 8 years ago,” says Moore. “And now it’s a special place for special kids. We need and appreciate community supporters like Joe, who understand how great our need is.”

“The Farm is a magical place all in itself,” explains Kerstin Liberty, who conceived and coordinated the benefit appearance. “I see miracles happen every time I am there with the children. It’s amazing to see what happens during the interaction between the horses, the patients, and the therapists. They make it easy to love volunteering for such a wonderful organization. McKenna Farms certainly deserves and appreciates the community’s support.”

“As a relative newcomer to this part of the metro area, I was actually looking for some places to plug in when I met Kerstin,” notes Turner, who built a new home in the northwestern suburbs last year. “Her enthusiasm for this organization is contagious and I’m just thrilled to be invited to help.”

Turner, a popular entertainer and speaker at corporate and private events across America, has also performed for church groups and charitable organizations in the United States, Canada and Europe. He is a repeat performer at top entertainment venues in Hollywood, Atlantic City, and New York City, and he was also featured in a CNN Headline News segment focusing on his application of magic to corporate marketing. Turner’s one-man cabaret show, Shenanigans, was cited as one of former Atlanta mayor Sam Massell’s top entertainment picks in an Atlanta Business Chronicle article.

For additional information on the show and for tickets, contact McKenna Farms Executive Director Jessica Moore at 770.443.9672, or McKenna Farms volunteer Kerstin Liberty at 678.983.3875.

ABOUT MCKENNA FARMS – McKenna Farms was founded and is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Dallas, Georgia, under the guidelines of the National Organization, NARHA (The North American Riding for the Handicapped Association). MFTS is dedicated to improving the quality of life of special needs individuals benefiting from Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy. Visit them online at

ABOUT JOE M. TURNER – Entertainer and speaker Joe M. Turner amazes and enlightens with his presentations at corporate, civic and private events across the United States. Visit him online at

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