Broken Wand: David M. Brahinsky

David Morris Brahinsky

1957-2017

 

David M Brahinsky (aka: David Allen & The Mysterious Allen) was mostly known as a magician , but was also a writer, publisher, magic consultant, and magic manufacturer. David passed away on December 7,2017.

As a writer, his 1st book, “Creating Your Act” published under Visions Unlimited, was sold online, and select magic shops. He also published some books including “Two Meter Magician” written by the late escape artist and magician, John Novak.

 

Some of David’s magic line include “Nu Way Rope Thru Body”, and “Pharaoh Conundrum”. He was magic consultant to other professional magicians. David was part time magic demonstrator for Wizard Magic Shop, and performed stand up and stage magic for schools and senior centers.

 

Ring 55’s Installation & Banquet featuring Bizzaro.

Ring 55’s Bizzaro’s Installation & Banquet

May 2017

On May 16th 2017 Ring 55 Phoenix AZ held it’s annual installation banquet and show. Our new officers were installed.

David Goldberg – President

Leigh Hotz – Vice President & Webmaster

Bob Coluzzi – Treasurer

Mamata Hotz – Secretary

Bill Newhouse – Sgt At Arms

Ring 55 PHX Installation dinner had plenty of magic both before and after dinner. Our pre-dinner closeup entertainment was provided by local professional magician Robert Bengel who did great strolling magic at the tables before the dinner.After a delicious meal our officers were sworn in by Jay Gorham. Jay also announced the 2017 inductees into the Ring 55 Hall of Fame. They were Bob Blumle who was a past member and very instrumental to the growth of Ring 55 and a VERY surprised Leigh Hotz. The look on his face when he heard his name called was priceless. Over the years Leigh has contributed very much to the Ring serving as a past President and current Vice President & webmaster as a matter of fact Leigh has been webmaster for about 10 years. In addition to all of that Leigh works a full time job, runs a magic shop AND performs magic on a regular basis including getting on NBC America’s Got Talent in 2015. So yes he is very deserving of this award.

After the dinner and Installation Bizzaro from Las Vegas was our evening’s entertainment. If you’ve never seen Bizzaro before you are missing a lot. Bizzaro’s act is an eye-popping visual treat that is also VERY funny. It was a great evening.

The next day Bizzaro came back to give a lecture and it was agreed that this was one of if not the BEST lecture we’ve seen in a very long time. This was an honest to goodness lecture with actual hands on guidance in making one of the props for a card effect. Yes there were notes and some effects for sale but everything taught in the lecture was created using everyday objects. The effects taught were definitely on the zany side but the intelligent thinking behind them was brilliant. If your club has an opportunity to have Bizzaro lecture DO IT!

One of the most startling effects taught was the visual change of a six pack of Coke to a six pack of Sprite. Bizzaro’s magic is the kind of magic that not only made me feel like a kid again but if I wasn’t into magic already it sure would inspire me to learn.

It will be a SONNY Night at March Meeting

 March 17th Meeting

Sonny Shipman’s Magic Trip to India

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Sonny Shipman will be speaking to us of his last years Magic trip to India and his most recent Magic trip to the Dominican Republic. His presentation will also include slides and video from his trips.

This could be a double feature night with a guest appearance with a mini class on Dove Magic, however I have two back up plans. 

 

Social Hour 6PM

Meeting 7PM

Where is all this happening?

CoCo’s Bakery & Restaurant

4514 E Cactus Rd Phoenix, AZ 85032

 

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It’s Victor!

Here are some great photo of Victor over the years…

It's Victor

Aldo Colombini has suffered a catastrophic stroke

AAAAldo Colombini has suffered a catastrophic stroke

Message from Rachel Wild Colombini

Dear friends

I am writing to let you know that the love of my life, my beloved husband, best friend and partner Aldo has suffered a catastrophic stroke. Sunday afternoon paramedics rushed him to Munro Regional Hospital in Ocala. Today they performed another CAT Scan and I am saddened to say that the news is not good. Aldo is completely paralyzed on his right side. He cannot speak and the doctors say there is nothing else that can be done. Aldo loved life and does not want to be on life support. I am heartbroken by the fact that I must now take him off life-support and move him to Hospice Care. Short of a miracle, the doctors say he has less than two weeks. Please pray for him.

Aldo is a Magical Comedian and that is how he would want to be remembered. I get strength from knowing that Aldo and I have made so many loving friends throughout the world. We had a marvelous life together traveling the world performing and lecturing to thousands of people in dozens of countries.

Please correspond with me via my Facebook page, as I am not up to taking phone calls right now. I hope you all understand.

Aldo and I love you all so very much. I will keep you all informed.

Love,

Rachel Wild Colombini

Craig Davis Illusion Show Fed 7th

Hi, I thought you’d like to know that Craig Davis is having a public illusion show February 7th, 7pm at the Highland High School Auditorium in Gilbert.

Here is the information for the upcoming Grand Illusion Show Feb 7th 7pm at Highland High School Auditorium in Gilbert. The show is a fund raiser for Red Mountain Youth Rugby, the high school age boys are raising money to attend the US High School Nationals this May.

Tickets on line: http://tickets.daviswilhelm.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=1
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