Friday, September 24th, 2004
A few nights each month, we like to catch some of the new shows that have opened. I’ve heard good things about the new rock musical built around the music of Queen’s Freddie Mercury, which is called “We will Rock You.” It’s playing at the Paris Hotel. A few nights ago we caught the comedy magic show of Levent! I haven’t seen Levent since the 80′s and, wow, he packs dozens of effects – mostly fine manipulation and extraodinary original sight gags – into a power packed hour of side splitting comedy and knuckle busting sleight of hand. If he comes to a comedy club or magic convention near you, make it a point to see him. Siegfried and Roy are in the news here almost every day. While Roy may never perform as he did a year ago, he is alive and is speaking with clarity and hope. He is a living testament to the amazing healing powers of the human body. Just a few months ago he was near death and now he’s talking and working with therapists and moving towards a new life. You can still see their magnificent animals at the “Secret Garden” exhibit at the Mirage. I am fortunate to have seen their show many times and to have worked with them at fundraising events and magic conventions.