Archive for October, 2005

McBride Meets James Bond and Monte Carlo Magic Stars

Sunday, October 23rd, 2005

Magical Greetings for October!

Hi, this is Tobias again. Jeff and Abbi are just winding up their European Tour, and will be home this week to prepare for some exciting events here at home in Las Vegas. More about these in just a moment.

First I wanted to share this photo of Jeff and Abbi “Bonding” with Abbi, Jeff & Roger Moore in Monte CarloRoger Moore in Monte Carlo. They performed there at the 20th anniversary of the Monte Carlo Festival of Magic, along with some 20 other top acts who have appeared there. One of the highlights was a command performance for Prince Albert, after which the Prince requested that Jeff show him some close-up magic, of which he is a big fan. Monte Carlo is always a fun and rewarding experience for Jeff. This was his fourth time there, and every time he seems to bring home another award! I’m not even certain what this one was for, but a very large box arrived here from Monte Carlo just a few days ago.

From Monte Carlo, the McBride’s traveled on to Belgium, to appearMme. &  Norbert Ferre, Jeff & Dani Lary in Monte Carlo with Jeff’s student and friend Rafael (recent winner of the Golden Lion at the World Magic Seminar). Rafael was celebrating his own 20th anniversary in magic, and hosted a fabulous show in which Jeff starred along with Avner the Eccentric, Rafael himself, Hans Klok and Michael Goudeau. Following the shows in Belgium, Jeff, Abbi and Rafael headed to Strasbourg, France for a 3 day Master Class AND the French National Convention, at which Jeff delivered two lectures and performed on the gala show, for which he received a double standing ovation. I’ll let Jeff and Abbi fill in the details of their experience in France themselves when they do their next Muse letter in about 10 days time.

For now, I wanted to let you know of several events here in Las Vegas we’ll all be involved in over the coming weeks:

Next weekend is our annual “Fall Fest,” with a “Witches and Wizards Ball” being held at Studio Open on Friday evening, and “Bone Dance” in the desert on the following evening. A fabulous time for all, and you can learn more by visiting www.vegasvortex.com.

The following weekend we’ll be hosting our first ever “Magic for Medical Professionals,” with Jeff, Eugene and special guest Dr. Lee Grotte. The event is nearly sold out, and promises to be a most fascinating exploration of just how magic and medicine have been and continue to be intertwined in many ways. From exploring ways of using magic and performing techniques to improve practitioners’ relationships with their patients to learning of the historical relationship of the medical and magical arts, the weekend should be a fascinating one. We do still have two slots available for the class, so if you’re interested, please go to http://www.magicalwisdom.com/details.php?id=336, read more, and sign up!

You’ll be hearing more from us over the coming weeks. I’m dying to read Abbi’s write-up on the whole European trip, and I’d watch here for more pictures, as well.

Til then, we wish you all the best in magic.

Sincerely,

Tobias Beckwith

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