Thursday, August 19, 2010

Magic by First Time Performers at September 1st Meeting

For our September 1st meeting will be entertained by the members that have never performed for the Ring thus called “Magic by First Time Performers” night. Let’s get some new faces to perform at the meeting. For the September meeting we will have an opportunity for people who don’t normally perform at the meetings to show their stuff. If you have not performed or it’s been a long time since you performed for the Ring you are invited to bring a trick or two and perform for the Ring members. This will help develop their skills and provide encouraging feedback. Contact President Arnie Fuoco at (afuoco2@Yahoo.Com) or 703-521-6286 so he can put you on the program.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Alain Nu - The Man Who Knows

August's meeting kicked off with the members approving President Arnie Fuoco's proposal to purchase a portable stage light set and a portable wireless PA.We also voted in two new members. Magi-Whirl Chairman Theo Rushin announced that MAGI-WHIRL 2011 will take place on April 29 & 30 at Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria, Virginia. He also announced our headliners: Dirk Losander and Luna Shimada, along with legendary UK street magician Keith Fields. We have more surprises, and you can keep up with the news at

Our lecturer was a longtime friend of Ring 50, international star and local resident Alain Nu, who had done a special intensive mentalism workshop earlier in the evening.

Alain's lecture was quite unusual, not only for his focus on mentalism, but also for his teaching style. He teaches principles which form the basis for numerous tricks and routines, limited only by the performer's imagination. He performed "Nu Wave," his take on "B'Wave;" did an excellent book test; did his version of Any Card at Any Number; divined an audience member's zodiac sign and bent ordinary spoons in the extraordinary fashion for which he is so justly famous.

Nu then spent the next 90 minutes going into great detail on the principals and variations involved in the first three items. This was really a master class in routine construction, teaching how to craft the script and the action to cancel out the method. He spent a brief time on the zodiac divination, which is found in one of his manuscripts, which are available at his lectures. As he had warned us, he did not teach his spoon-bending secrets, although he does a special workshop on just this topic the day before Mindvention each year. You can get more info by contacting Alain at Alain Nu is a deep thinker who has much of value to teach any magician or mentalist.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Alain Nu to Lecture at Ring 50!

I.B.M. Ring 50 is having an exciting lecture you won't want to miss. Join us this Wednesday, August 4, 2010, as we welcome mentalist Alain Nu! You've never heard of Alain Nu? Then you need to study-up, as this is surely not something you're going to want to miss out on. If you don't practice mentalism, then maybe this lecture is the one that will introduce you into this whole new world. Alain was a headlining performer at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for four straight years. He was the international star of four hour-long television specials for TLC entitled “The Mysterious World of Alain Nu.” On January 20th, 2009, Alain was asked to appear before many of the living recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor at the Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball. With Halloween on the horizon, it's prime time to not only brush up on, but also expand your mentalism repertoire so that you're ready for that seasonal party. Be sure to take a moment to check out his website here. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, August 4th beginning at 8:15. Before the Ring meeting and lecture there will be an optional workshop that will begin at 5:30pm and go until 7:30pm. Workshop price: $60 per attendee. The 8:15 lecture is free to paid-up Ring 50 members, all other magicians $10 at the door.