When it comes to magic, theres no logical solution why did that coin vanish from your hand?
Then, the next things is, do it again or do something else miraculous.
Is magic real or is magic an illusion?Id like to show you what comes to mind just as an example.
And were just going to use these three half-dollars right here.
Focus on this first one.
Three coins, two hands, no sleeves, no bracelets.
So, you think of things happening thats impossible, but youre making the impossible possible
and youre also creating astonishment.
So, when you think about magic, you have to think about creativity
and most importantly, making the impossible possible.
What is real?So, I got started in magic, not when I was young like most people.
I got started in magic when I was in graduate school at Penn State studying health education research.
It was just a hobby for me, something to do to just to pass the time, card tricks.
Me and a group of friends, we used to get together and do card tricks.
So, I just took a leap of faith and I just said Im going to give myself one year.
If it doesnt work out in one year, Ill just go back to school, get a job and just continue on with life.
Well, one year ended up being 16 years and I havent looked back yet.
So, thats when I decided I want to do magic full time.
Show time. I believe that every artist should use their platform to talk about greater issues beyond their art.
So, theres some elements in my show that are subtle and then some that are not subtle,
that I speak about those issues and I let people into my world and what I think about it.
For example, I was performing in Iowa one time.
It was at a college campus but it was two hours outside, two-and-a-half hours outside of Des Moines, Iowa.
I get there. I set up. Im behind the curtain. I peek out. 500 people here.
I was like, "Oh my gosh. Okay, I know exactly what Im going to say."
As soon as the emcee announced me, I walked on stage.
The first words out of my mouth is, "Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for coming to the show.
When I got off the plane this morning, the Black population increased by 100 percent."
Now, it came off as a joke but as they say, theres truth in comedy.
Thats proof that some stereotypes are true.
And it resonated with everyone because they realized, wow, this is not a diverse town.
Wow, Ive never seen a Black magician before, but weve always been out there.
As a matter of fact, one part of my show,
Ill talk about the very first American-born magician by the name of Richard Potter.So, prior to Houdini, prior to Doug Henning, prior to David Copperfield, prior to David Blaine,
the very first magician on American soil was a Black man.And thats something to be proud about
because people like Richard Potter, Henry Box Brown, Hiawatha Johnson Jr.,
these are all African American magicians. If I could see it, I could be it.
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