Close-up magician Armando Vera performing at the Flamingo

English: Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada

Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Close-up magician Armando Vera can be found entertaining pre-show audiences attending the Nathan Burton Comedy Magic show at the Flamingo. Vera’s chatty and comical VIP Experience at the Nathan Burton Show takes place on the balcony level of the Flamingo Main Showroom. The VIP Experience is an intimate, close-up gathering: it is also the only pre-show of its kind in Las Vegas.

This columnist was introduced to the work of Armando Vera whilst attending the International Magic Experience. Armando performed an overwhelmingly beautiful chop cup routine during his IMX performance which touched many an audience member on an emotional level. Based upon that performance, alone, this columnist was most thrilled to have received an invitation to see Armando’s VIP Experience performance.

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The surprising former jobs of celebrity magicians

Poster shows American magician Frederick Bancr...

Poster shows American magician Frederick Bancroft performing illusions in front of a harem of women. Caption: “Frederick Bancroft, prince of magicians: Act II – the magnificent Orient and the wizard’s enchantments.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


As we get ready for the beginning of summer, it is easy to begin to think of the jobs we once held during the summer months . . . or even of the jobs that led us to what we are doing, now. Celebrity magicians are no different in that regard. For instance, do you know:


  • Which magician worked as a lifeguard during the summer months?
  • Which magician worked for a carnival touring company?
  • Which world-famous magician was once a columnist for the former PC/Computing magazine?
  • Which magician once co-owned a dry cleaning business?


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