Thursday, May 07, 2015

Rich Bloch to Lecture at Ring 50 on JUNE 10th



    Rich Bloch is a magician, comedic performer, attorney, and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He is an inventor of illusions, with magicians all over the globe using his techniques and apparatus, including David Copperfield, Siegfried and Roy, and during their lifetimes, Harry Blackstone Jr. and Doug Henning. Orson Welles called Rich "An Edison of Magic."
    But magic performing is never far from the center of Rich's heart. He performs regularly as a featured guest in reviews at Las Vegas’ Golden Nugget, Sahara, and Flamingo Hotels, with appearances, as well, at the Tropicana, Rio, Monte Carlo, Venetian and Mirage hotels. He is a featured entertainer on a wide variety of cruise lines, and a favorite headliner at Hollywood's famed Magic Castle and was a 2002 nominee for Stage Magician of the Year at the Castle.
    The lecture will be held at Bishop Ireton HS, 201 Cambridge Rd, Alexadria VA. The lecture is free to I.B.M. Ring 50 members. All other magicians may attend the lecture for a $15 fee.


"Magicians of the Year" – 

Arnold Fuoco & Noland Montgomery


Arnold Fuoco, Cecelia (Lacey) Ritchie, and Noland Montgomery

    The May 6th meeting was the event of the year, the competition for the Dan Lacey Memorial Trophy and the title “Magician of the Year”. The late Dan Lacey was a president of Ring 50 (1999-2000) who inspired others--especially newcomers to magic—to hone their skills. The contest provided an opportunity to recognize the exceptional magic skills of our members. Larry Lipman (president 2002-03) established the contest in 2003 to honor the deceased magician. The winner received a rotating trophy and a spot to perform at the 2016 Ring 50 Magi-Whirl and a free convention registration.
    The contestants were: Stan Hillard, Joe Mielnicki, Noland Montgomery, Arnold Fuoco and Eric Henning. After some stellar performances that amazed the Ring 50 members, the panel of judges declared the winners. Arnold Fuoco and Noland Montgomery both had the top scores!  Both will share the coveted first place honors as “Magicians of the Year”.
    Second place went to Eric Henning with third place Stan Hillard adding to the fierce completion. CONGRATULATIONS Arnold and Noland!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Dan Lacey Contest at May 6th Meeting

    Sharpen up your skills and compete at the May 6th meeting for the Dan Lacey Memorial Trophy and the title “Magician of the Year”. The winner will receive a rotating trophy, a spot to perform at the 2016 Ring 50 Magi-Whirl Gala show, and a free 2016 convention registration. All paid-up Ring 50 members both new and veteran members can seek the title. A panel of judges will declare the winner. 
    The late Dan Lacey was a president of Ring 50 (1999-2000) who inspired others--especially newcomers to magic—to hone their skills. The contest provides an opportunity to recognize the exceptional magic skills of our members. The contest was started in 2003 to honor the deceased magician. Contact Tom Kee, Ph 540-379-8735 or RailStop1@aol.com if you are interested in being in the competition. IBM Ring 50 Dan Lacey Performance Evaluation 
►At least four Judges will use the IBM Ring 50 Performance Evaluation form. 
►There is an eight minute time limit. 
►The Sgt-at-Arms will collect the forms. The points will be totaled by each judge to determine the winner.

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Open Magic Night April 1st



    Ring 50 is looking for volunteers to perform Magic that you are working on or just wanting to showcase.  This will serve as talent showcase for whatever Ring 50 magicians want to participate.  Open magic is for the magicians. It’s interesting and fun and it attracts a whole different crowd of performers.  Come and strut your stuff, show us your tricks. This can be the showplace for some of the greatest magicians from around the DC area.

    Please email Tom Kee (Railstop1@ Aol.Com) if you are interested in performing, especially the newer people.
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Friday, February 06, 2015

Eric Jones to Lecture at Ring 50



Take a break from the ordinary, and step into a world that blurs the lines between reality and the fantasy.  Eric Jones will amaze by creating miracles with everyday ordinary objects in front of your eyes, often taking place in YOUR HANDS. Be prepared for An Evening of Wonder.

Eric Jones has made quite a name for himself in the world of magic. Armed with cunning sleight of hand and a charming personality, he will astound you with his digital dexterity. When Eric performs, cards fly, coins multiply, and audiences cheer.

An award winning performer, Eric’s magic has been showcased at The World Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood and NYC’s Monday Night Magic. He has appeared on television in 13 countries 4 continents and has wowed the likes of dozens of celebrities. As an author, creator, lecturer and consultant, Eric fits sharing and teaching some of his pet effects with countless magicians.

The lecture will be held at Bishop Ireton HS, 201 Cambridge Rd, Alexandria, VA. The lecture is free to Ring 50 paid-up members. All other magician may attend the lecture for a $15 fee.

 
Be sure to register for Magi-Whirl 2015, April 10 and 11, 2015.
See www.magi-whirl.org for information. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

February 4th - Pocket Magic Night



The February 4th meeting will be Pocket Magic Night. We want as many members involved as possible performing magic effects you can carry in your pockets. This can be anything as long as it can be carried easily in your pocket. Items like card tricks, coin tricks, thumb tips, balloon magic, silks, rope magic, ninja rings, mentalism, and etc.
Dr. Levin says he has 30 minutes in his wallet. Pocket tricks are usually short so we need as many of you to perform as possible. Contact President Tom Kee to be added to the performance agenda (RailStop1@aol.com).
What’s in your pocket?