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1.  News
2.  Shows & Events
3.  Magic Clubs
4.  Resources For Magicians
5.  Magic Entertainers For Hire
6.  "Old" News & Ongoing Events
7.  Magic Classes

We also offer a complimentary  to help you stay informed about all the magic shows in Tucson.  Drop us an E-mail and ask to be added.

We try to keep up on all the latest magic news in Tucson so feel free to call us at 520-790-4060 if you need additional information on any of these events.

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NEWS

We have decided to close our location in Vail (on Old Colossal Cave Road) and focus our attention on our location in Trail Dust Town located at 6541 East Tanque Verde in Tucson.  The Trail Dust Town will continue to be open seven nights a week from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  If you are looking for something specific please call first so we will know to bring it from our warehouse to Trail Dust Town.  Hope to see you all soon.

(If you have magic news you feel should be listed here please contact us.)

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 CLICK HERE for details on our Vail, AZ shop.

We still have the same website (williamsmagic.com) and phone number (520-790-4060) so please don't hesitate to contact us if we may be of service.

And remember, we ship free anywhere in the US.

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SHOWS AND EVENTS


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MAGIC CLUBS


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There are three active magic clubs (and one temporarily inactive club) in Tucson.  Visiting magicians, and guests with a sincere interest in magic, are welcome to visit all three of the active clubs free of charge.

International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring #172 meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM at Village Inn, 6251 N. Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ.  That's just south of Orange Grove Blvd.  Dinner is optional.  Contact the IBM President John Coppin at 520-301-8787 for additional information.

Magic Entertainer's Development Club is temporarily not holding meetings.  Further information will be posted here when the club resumes meetings.  Contact Emory Williams at 520-790-4060 for additional information.

Society of American Magicians Assembly #136 meets the 1st Monday of each month (except for occasional conflicts when they change the date by a week or so) at 7:00 PM (business meeting at 6:30 PM) at the Tucson City Inn Suites located at 475 North Granada Avenue, Tucson, AZ.  The meeting is held in the upstairs foyer meeting room.  Contact the SAM President John Redmon at 520-977-8910 for additional information.

Society of Young Magicians Assembly #136 is now regular holding meetings.  The club is open to all young people 7-16 years old who are interested in magic.  Contact Nate Anderson at 520-838-1420 for additional information.

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RESOURCES FOR MAGICIANS


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Need a Seamstress for that "special" work?  We have located a local tailor who is very willing, and capable, of helping magicians with their "special" needs.  Contact Mahla at:

AK Tailors
5645 East Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ  85711
Phone: 520-745-3999

Open Monday - Friday from 9:30AM to 6:00PM
Saturday from 9:30AM to 2:00 PM.
Closed Sundays

Mahla is not a magician but she listens and understands what you need.  She comes to us with high recommendations from a magician who has used her and loves her work.  Her primary business is for Brides to be.  You know if they're happy, YOU'LL be happy!

Looking for Doves?  We know of several local sources in the Tucson area.

Gene Collins (520-760-5024) raises, trains and sells doves for magicians.

Darlene at "Forever Wild" has doves for sale at 520-574-0067.

Donna (in the Picture Rocks area) at 520-682-2164 has about 40 doves for sale.

Michael Howell has doves for sale.  Contact him at 520-258-9600 or E-mail him at illusionistmichaelhowell@gmail.com

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Tame Cockatiels!  Jeremy Collins (520-990-1532) sells tame, not trained, cockatiels in various colors.  If you need cockatiels, call Jeremy.

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LOCAL ENTERTAINERS AVAILABLE FOR HIRE


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This listing is provided as a FREE COMMUNITY SERVICE in the hope of helping individuals and organizations seeking magical entertainment to connect with appropriate entertainers.

These entertainers (listed in alphabetical order in categories denoting their specialties) are either members of the local magic clubs or are well known by the local magic community and are considered to be generally reliable and responsible.

Generally speaking, "You get what you pay for."  In other words, you should expect to pay more for better performers and bigger, more spectacular shows.  Williams Magic receives no payment or compensation of any kind from either the entertainers or the individuals/organizations who hire them.

This list represents a wide range of performance skills and styles.  Some of these individuals have "regular" jobs and perform magic on the side (more as a hobby) and some are full-time professional entertainers who support their families with magic.  We recommend you contact several different entertainers to discuss your specific event and carefully compare their services and fees.  Feel free to ask them their personal opinions of their peers to help you make an appropriate and informed selection.

These performers are not hired by Williams Magic so they must all be considered independent contractors.  We can offer no guarantees or warranties, express or implied, as to the appropriateness or quality of their performances, and we assume no liability for any actions or incidents arising out of their performances.

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Children's Parties with Magic

Bobbie the Clown              520-722-5328

John Coppin                     520-301-8787        www.johncoppinmagic.com

Michael Crownhart            520-663-1218        www.funismybusiness.com

Michael DeSchalit             520-270-0183        www.magicallyspeaking.net

George Franzen                520-751-2323        www.franzenmagic.com

Giggles the Clown            520-750-8555

DJ (Apolino) Morales        520-668-2758        www.ourworldofmagic.com

John Nolander                  520-459-8339        www.johnnolander.com

Rod Robison                     520-825-8751        www.mentallusions.com

2EEE the Clown               520-578-0490         www.clownfun4u.com

Yummy the Clown            520-747-2070

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Children's Parties with Clowns in Costume

Bobbie the Clown             520-722-5328

John Coppin                    520-301-8787        www.johncoppinmagic.com

Michael Crownhart           520-663-1218        www.funismybusiness.com

Giggles the Clown            520-750-8555

MT Pockets the Clown      520-326-4584

2EEE the Clown               520-578-0490

Yummy the Clown            520-747-2070

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Casual Walk-Around Magic For Adult Events

John Coppin                     520-301-8787        www.johncoppinmagic.com

Michael Crownhart            520-663-1218        www.funismybusiness.com

Jim Davidson                    520-406-3121

Michael DeSchalit             520-270-0183        www.magicallyspeaking.net

Steve Ehlers                      520-579-3545        www.azcardexpert.com

George Franzen                520-751-2323        www.franzenmagic.com

Norm Marini                     520-360-2775        www.normmarini.com

DJ (Apolino) Morales        520-668-2758        www.ourworldofmagic.com

John Nolander                  520-459-8339        www.johnnolander.com

Allan Rasco                       520-909-3621

Jayson Schultz                  520-296-1808

John Shryock                   520-444-4242         www.shryockmagic.com

Adrian Van Vactor            520-907-8526         www.adrianvanvactor.com

Emory Williams                520-419-9814         www.williamsmagic.com

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        Platform or Stage Magic For Larger Groups

Eric Buss                          323-610-1130        www.ericbuss.com

John Coppin                     520-301-8787        www.johncoppinmagic.com

Michael DeSchalit             520-270-0183        www.magicallyspeaking.net

George Franzen                520-751-2323        www.franzenmagic.com

Norm Marini                     520-360-2775        www.normmarini.com

John Nolander                  520-459-8339        www.johnnolander.com

Rod Robison                     520-825-8751        www.mentallusions.com

John Shryock                   520-444-4242        www.shryockmagic.com

Adrian Van Vactor           520-907-8526         www.adrianvanvactor.com

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Large Illusion Shows

Michael DeSchalit            520-270-0183        www.magicallyspeaking.net

John Shryock                  520-444-4242        www.shryockmagic.com

Adrian Van Vactor          520-907-8526         www.adrianvanvactor.com

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Gospel Magic Stage Shows

John Nolander                  520-459-8339        www.johnnolander.com

Rod Robison                   520-825-8751        www.mentallusions.com

Adrian Van Vactor         520-907-8526        www.adrianvanvactor.com

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Corporate Training & Motivational Magic

Michael DeSchalit          520-270-0183        www.magicallyspeaking.net

Rod Robison                  520-825-8751        www.mentallusions.com

Emory Williams, Jr.      520-419-9814         www.williamsmagic.com

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"OLD" NEWS & ONGOING EVENTS
(This section contains old news.  In other words, it's no longer "news" but it may still contain pertinent information.)

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You knew it had to happen sooner or later!  Eric Buss has a MySpace page.  Here's a link in case you would like to take a look:

http://www.myspace.com/ericbuss

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"Magical Mystery Dinner Theatre" (a joint effort between The Mystery Mansion Dinner Theatre and "Magic Crafters" in Tucson) is now open for business and running every Friday and Saturday evening at 7:30 PM.  This interactive comedy whodunit by Hollywood comedy writer Patricia Harris Smith is "a masterful mix of mystery, magic, mayhem & murder" and is great for groups, birthdays, anniversaries, special events and corporate teambuilding.  Advance reservations are required.  For information and availability call 520-861-4800.  Outside Tucson call 800-266-4800.  Special discounts available for groups of 6 or more.

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MAGIC CLASSES

Magic Classes are available for all ages from Williams Magic.  Classes will be held at a location of your choosing within a 30 mile radius of downtown Tucson, AZ.  Locations outside that area will be assessed an additional fee for travel expenses.

The beginning classes are "Beginning Sleight of Hand," and "Beginning Misdirection."

In "Beginning Sleight of Hand" the student learns how to vanish and produce small objects in their bare hands.  This class consists of two sessions, one hour each, on consecutive weeks.

In "Beginning Misdirection" the student learns the psychology, timing and application of both active and passive misdirection techniques.  This class consists of two sessions, one hour each, on consecutive weeks. 

These classes are $180.00 each which includes the instructor's time, travel expenses and necessary materials for each class.  These are private one-on-one classes however, additional students within the family are welcome to attend class for an additional fee of $60.00 per person.

Material is presented on a level consistent with the ages and abilities of the students.  Class schedule is flexible and will be finalized by the instructor and students.

Additional classes are available on a variety of subjects.  Contact us for further information.

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