“Illusion is the first of all pleasures.”
— Oscar Wilde
Greetings from sunny Las Vegas! Jeff & Abbi here. It seems like we’re skipping stones on a giant ocean. We just skipped back to Las Vegas from China, and this week, Jeff is off to England for a show and a lecture tour. So, here’s a shout out to all of our UK friends and fans; Jeff will see you soon! Here is a photo of Jeff and Eugene sharing a glorious sunrise at Stonehenge during a visit last year.
All of us here at McBride Magic would like to formally introduce you to the newest member of our team, Jordan Wright. Jordan began studying with us here at the Magic and Mystery School several years ago and now is touring with us as our opening act. Jordan is a perfect example of someone who has applied his passion to his art and is making great progress! He is also an accomplished film-maker, and I will include a link to one of his recent pieces.
Here are a few words from Jordan:
Greetings Museletter friends,
Jordan here, saying hello and sharing with you one of my favorite inspirational quotes:
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”
— Henry David Thoreau
I work toward that everyday, especially on my recent trip to China. Jeff, Abbi, and I have just returned from performing Jeff’s full evening illusion show in beautiful Sanya, China. Sanya is located on the island of Hainan, which happens to be China’s smallest province. It was there that we provided the evening’s special entertainment for the executives of Viasystems. While on the long plane ride to Sanya, I had time to reflect on my journey to this point in my career. I cannot believe that only five years ago I moved to Las Vegas to start college and enrolled in my first Master Class. I look back and realize that I have come a long way from that first class having now opened for Jeff’s show in Atlantic City, Taiwan, and China. Of course I am also busy creating my own material and performing my own show in various venues. I attribute a lot of my growth thus far to continually observing a man whom I consider to be a master of the art. As Virgil once said, “Follow an expert.” If we want to be excellent at what we do, I truly believe we must learn from those who are the best at what they do.
Thank you Jordan! And, thank all of you that keep in touch with us through these Museletters. It’s great to stay connected with you, and I enjoy getting your feedback emails. We are exploring new ways to bring our magic to you, and to create a source of inspiration and magic for all of our friends, like you! In the next few months, we hope to be giving you more news from our friends and faculty here at the school. Tobias, Eugene, Bryce, Abbi, and Jordan will be sharing more of their magical insights and inspirations with us!
Yours in mystery…
Jeff, Abbi, and all of your friends here at the McBride Magic and Mystery School
NEWS FROM TOBIAS:
Not only is Jeff on his way to the UK this week, but he and Eugene will be traveling there again in April to conduct another special performance (April 3) and master class in Cornwall (April 4, 5 & 6), followed by two one-day Intensives in Brighton (April 9 & 10). The classes are filling fast, so be sure and register early. You can find further information on the Cornwall classes now at http://www.magicmasterclass.co.uk, or by contacting Kenny at Kernow Magic: firstname.lastname@example.org, or, for further information on the Brighton classes, contact Romany at email@example.com.
This will just be the first leg of a tour in Europe for Jeff — more on that in an upcoming Museletter!
We’ve just completed our first classes of the New Year here in Las Vegas. Jeff’s “Focus on Manipulation” was well attended, as was our first 3-Day Master class of the year. We’re experimenting with a new schedule for the 3-Day classes, as well as making use of Jeff’s newly installed home-theatre / lecture space that allows us to use Powerpoint and Video to enhance some of our presentations. What’s more, Bryce Kuhlman, our Internet Wizard joined the class again for the first time in quite a long time, and delivered a terrific presentation on web-sites for magicians. Bryce intends to be at all our future classes, as his schedule permits. We’re very excited to be able to include what he has to offer to our students once again!
That said: We still have a few spots available in our March classes — but they won’t last much longer! If you’re a serious student of magic, now is the time to register: MagicalWisdom.com. If you’re new to the Magic & Mystery School, we’ve recently added some videos to the site to give you a better idea of just what you can expect.
Best wishes for a magical February!