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?

 

Article (and interactive slideshow!) continues, HERE.

 

Michael Turco brings Magic and Mayhem to the Saxe Theater at Planet Hollywood

Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Hotel

Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Hotel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Magician Michael Turco can be found performing during his energetic stage show in the Saxe Theater at Planet Hollywood. Audiences might remember Turco from his sixth season appearance on the popular NBC television show America’s Got Talent. That talent has since arrived in Las Vegas and lucky ticket holders can catch Turco’s show–Magic and Mayhem–and experience an enjoyable afternoon of mystery and illusion.

Four talented dancers (Rachel Hall, Ashleigh Hunter, Shana Menkevich and Britne Lopez) open the show with a choreographed number which is pleasing and upbeat. Their dance routine successfully establishes the tempo of the show that is to come. Each of the dancers perform well as they provide visual interest on a relatively large stage.

Article continues, HERE.