November 21, 2010

More Magic at the Orlando Magic Games!

It's been an exciting past few weeks doing magic at every Orlando Magic home game.

A few nights ago I got to perform on the court, with the awesome mascot, STUFF, helping me amaze one of the fans!

Here are some pictures from the performance.

Pic #1. Producing cards from fire
Pic #2. Stuff stabbing the selected playing card in mid-air with his bare (dragon) hands!

Also, I just did an interview with Scott Jacobs at the Juiced Sports Blog.
Check out the Interview:
Part #1 and
Part #2.

October 22, 2010

Official Magicians for the Orlando Magic NBA Team

Update: August 2015

Watch Video of Kostya Kimlat and his team of Orlando Magicians for the NBA's Orlando Magic

Original Post: October 2010

I'm very proud to announce that our company has become the official magicians for the Orlando Magic NBA Team. We will be providing magic entertainment to delight all of the fans at the brand new and beautiful Amway Center in the heart of Downtown Orlando.

Check Out Press Releases Here:

For more information on where you can catch LIVE MAGIC ENTERTAINMENT throughout Florida, check out:

June 22, 2010

Catching Up

Quick update of what's been going on:

-Traveled to 30 cities in 2 months, lecture tour comes to a successful conclusion!

-Got home and got incredibly busy with events and the new dinner-show theatre experience.

-Finished the production of Volume 2 of an Instructional DVD for magicians (see photo)

-Moved into a new office in downtown Orlando to pursue a new venture.

It's exciting times and much more to come!

April 17, 2010

Zen in the midst of chaos

It's been said that you've got to be careful what you wish for.
Having had my passport stamped upon arriving in the UK I looked at a few last empty pages and wished to get another stamp or two before the upcoming expiration date. Later in the week I borrowed a book from a friend to take on the road, knowing I wouldn't have time to finish it, but wishing I did.
Well now thanks to all flights in Europe being grounded due to the volcanic ash, I've been frantically journeying from train station to train station, finding plenty of time to finish the book and even earning another stamp upon leaving the UK and going into France. Be careful what you wish for!

It was quite a hectic day and a total thirty hours of straight travel. Dozens of failed calls to the airlines, hundreds of people waiting in line to purchase the few remaining train tickets, running from station to station in London, staying up all night in Paris to be the first to purchase the next's been insane and adventurous and frustrating and comedic all at the same time. As with all adventures, it's much more entertaining looking back and sharing the story with friends. But when you're in the thick of it, it's tough not to throw your arms in the air and give up all hope. At times like this, you've got to find a little gem of happiness to hang onto.

Luckily, the book - "Magic Matters" by Robert Neale - has been wonderful company. In particular, there was a trick accompanied by a Zen Buddhist tale that I share with you now with pleasure:

Retold from Zen Buddhism, Mount Vernon, NY: Peter Pauper Press, 1959, page 61 and read in Magic Matters, Canada: The Theory and Art of Magic Press, 2009, page 112.

A traveler was fleeing a tiger. He ran until he came to the edge of a cliff. There he caught hold of a thick vine and swung himself over the edge.

Above him the tiger snarled. Below him he heard another snarl. He looked down and saw a second tiger peering up at him. The vine suspended him midway between two tigers!

Two mice began to gnaw at the vine. He could see that they would eat through it very quickly. Then in front of him on the cliff side he saw a luscious bunch of grapes. Holding on to the vine with one hand, he reached over and picked a grape with the other.

How delicious!

March 22, 2010

Back on the road...

After an amazing trip to Buenos Aires to meet incredible magicians and perform at a great convention and then an exciting hiking trip to El Calafate, Argentina I've been busy at home with a number of shows. And now it's time to hit the road again. I've updated my tour page for magicians and posted my public appearances on my client website, as well.
Time to pack my bags once more...

February 26, 2010

What a time!

The past two months have probably been the busiest two months of my life. Between a new weekly dinner show and lots of great corporate events I've got to perform my full evening show two dozen times, finishing up my time here at home with a standing ovation from an incredibly warm crowd of one-hundred-fifty people. I've also started work at several local venues, and although I will be traveling, my friends will continue to perform magic at places like Ceviche, Maggiano's and Melting Pot so anyone who is visiting Orlando or lives in Orlando and is looking for live entertainment...stay tuned, there will be a full schedule and lots of great nightly venues soon!

Check out the new website! ---->

Hope to see you in Orlando or somewhere on the road.
Time to pack my bags...

January 12, 2010

"Evening of Mysteries" Continues in Orlando

Thank you to all those who came to the opening week of the new show, "Evening of Mysteries" at Del Frisco's. Starting tomorrow I get to perform the show weekly here in Orlando in a beautiful dark, Victorian-style room, by candle light. There's only two "card tricks" in the show. The rest can best be labeled as "curious coincidences," and "uncanny oddities." What will happen depends on who shows up. The poster and details are on my website and there will be much more coming in the weeks to come. I'm excited to perform while I am home. In February, I get to perform in Argentina and then the travels begin again. But for now, I'll be glad to be in (oddly chilly) Florida and spend my time doing what I love!