Personally, I’ve always had a fascination with the art of magic and illusions. When I was a wee lad, a family friend would do magic for me all the time. To a 7 year old, it was nothing short of astonishing. At the time I was convinced that he had obtained legitimate supernatural abilities, though I wasn’t sure how he had done so.

When I was a bit older (12 or so) he wound up gifting me the book of magic tricks that he learned all of his material from. For a brief period of time, I submerged myself in it. I desperately wanted to astonish people the way that he did.

My apprenticeship in the realm of magic lasted all of a few months before I gave it up, but trying my hand at it (and failing miserably) certainly made me appreciate how magic was done. One of the best magicians/illusionists around is Bill Blagg.

He has been praised by USA Today, Chicago Tribune, and CBS. Well Bill just so happens to be swinging by The Paramount Theatre (St. Cloud) on January 26th at 7:30 pm. You can get your tickets online now for as little as $20.