Thanks to those who joined us for the the Live Virtual Event. For those of you who missed this, a re-broadcast is now available for viewing.
The 112th Annual Salute to Magic featuring Murray the Magician and the Cast of Late Night Magic. Our 2021 Magician of the Year - Douglas LEFTY Leferovich
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112th Annual Salute to Magic Show
June 22nd, 2021/LIVE ONLINE @ 8PM EDT
Honoring Magician of the Year:
Douglas "Lefty" Leferovich
2021 Magician of the Year
Native New Yorker Douglas Leferovich has been surrounded by magic all his life.
When he was four years old, he performed the changing silks for his pre-K class and a career was launched. The fascination with magic continued to grow and became a significant part of his life.
Performing as “Magic by the 3 L’s,” Douglas, along with older brother Johnny and Dad found family fun and some financial success as the main attraction at birthday parties, school assemblies, library shows and company picnics. Truly bitten by the magic bug, Douglas went to Tannen’s Magic Camp where he honed his craft learning from the best. In 1990, Douglas was off to the University of Pennsylvania where he was a communications major with a minor in marketing/advertising at the Wharton Business School. While at Penn, Douglas continued to perform magic and was hired as a consultant for the student production of Barnum. It was at Penn that Douglas met his future business partner, Seth Yudof.
After graduation, Douglas and Seth created the visual comedy and magic act called The Gamesters. For the next five years, they toured the world performing in magic and variety shows and making several international TV appearances. Their dream was realized when Manhattan Magic, a full evening production show that they created, wrote, directed and starred in had a successful run at the Sands Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.
Over the past 10 years, Douglas has emerged as a force in Las Vegas entertainment as a result of his creativity and production expertise. Whether consulting on over a dozen headline shows in Las Vegas or performing in the Strip’s major casinos and hotels, it has become clear that Douglas has added his own special magical touch to many of the shows that audiences enjoy when they come to the entertainment capital of the world
Special Guest Performer
Murray the Magician
Murray who is currently headlining at The Tropicana Resort & Casino, on the Las Vegas strip nightly, really made his mark as a household name when he exploded onto the entertainment scene after his successful run as a semi-finalist on NBC-TV’s “America’s Got Talent.” The #1 network summer series was viewed by over 22 million fans nationwide. Murray dazzled the judges: Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel by producing a Ferrari from thin air, transforming a girl locked in a cage into a 450 pound tiger and did the largest trick ever on “AGT” by vanishing an entire 1918 steam train locomotive in mere seconds. All of these illusions took place before a “live” and national “TV” audience, and brought standing ovations from the judges.
Murray is one of YouTube’s newest sensations with over 1 Billion online views. He is a regular guest star on History Channel’s “Pawn Stars” as a Magic Expert. He has also been featured on over 20 Reality shows from America’s Got Talent, Pawn Stars, CW’s Masters of Illusion, SYFY’s Wizard Wars, VH1’s Celebracadabra, TLC’s 4 Houses and What Not to Wear, Reelz Extreme Escapes, PopTV’s Don’t Blink, Master Chef, Top Gear, Hallmark’s Home & Family, Nat Geo’s Brain Games, and many many more!
Murray John SawChuck was born in Burnaby, British Columbia – Canada and always had the passion for adventure. At age 3, he began swimming and golfing. He learned how to play the accordion, keyboard and saxophone at 5 years old. At age 7, he began dance lessons that included: ballet, Russian, swing, break dancing, ballroom, etc. He was an avid athlete and enjoyed participating in soccer, baseball, snow skiing, horseback riding, etc.
Murray’s parents, John and Arlene presented him with a Siegfried and Roy magic kit when he was 7 years old and his uncle and aunt Bill and Olga gave him a magic gift that changed his life. Murray envisioned himself as an entertainer incorporating magic, music and dance in his routines. He wanted to perform for audiences like his idols Dean Martin, Johnny Carson, Lucille Ball, Danny Kaye and Phyllis Diller.
As a teen, Murray had over 21 different jobs from bus boy to fixing bicycles, and lifeguard at local pools. He continued to entertain folks by dancing, playing the accordion and saxophone. He continued his studies and received a degree in Broadcast Communications and Journalism.
When Murray was a young man he met Marvyn and Carol Roy, a.k.a. “Mr. Electric.” The couple had toured worldwide for over 50 years and mentored Murray while he grew from an accomplished magician to an international star.
Murray was the only magician globally who invented a magic act that included the manipulation of a multitude of Compact Discs when he began his professional career called The CD Act!
Murray has won over 32 awards for his performances nationally and internationally and received the title of “World Champion.” He has delighted audiences in theatres from Monaco and Paris to Las Vegas and the legendary Playboy Mansion. Recently he was honored with 4 awards, The Hollywood FAME Award for contribution to Magic on TV, the LA Comedy Award for BEST COMEDY SHOW, TOP 100 Business Men of Nevada and 100 Most Distinguished Men of Nevada.
Featuring the Cast of Late Night Magic
In a world of reality TV and lackluster entertainment, Bizzaro. The Optical Illusionist proves that " Normal is just the setting on a dryer.
Bizzaro has performed in over a dozen countries and has appeared on FOX, NBC, America's Got Talent, CWs Master of Illusions and the Travel Channel's Extreme Conventions. He is a regular performer at the famed Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA.
Did you know Bizzaro creates original magic that is performed all across the world? His creations have been seen on TV shows such as Ellen, The Late, Late Sow, The Carbanaro Effect, and Wizard Wars on Syfy. He also specializes in fabricating magic for other entertainers (including David Copperfield and Gallagher) and is a creative director and lecturer.
From the moment he takes the stage, It's obvious to see why Mondre has been called one of the smoothest practitioners of the Art of Magic. He's a Magician's Magician, with television appearances and international performances in Australia, Greece, Switzerland and Bermuda as well as domestic appearances throughout the U.S.
Mondre is the first and only African-American Magician to win the prestigious Grand Prix Magiques de Monte Carlo, an invitation only magic competition sponsored by Prince Albert and the Royal Family of Monaco.
In addition to this historic winning, he is also the winner of The Siegfried And Roy Bronze Lions Head Award and most recently, Mondre was awarded The International Association of Black Magical Artists (IABMA) 2016 Stage Magician of The Year.
Mondre has parlayed these, and many of his other accolades into being the first African-American Magician in over a decade to earn a residency on the World Famous Las Vegas Strip.
Mondre is also a regular performer at the World Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA, and continues to win the respect of his peers by bringing the age-old art of Sleight-of-Hand into the 21st century with a style and grace that can only come with years and years of practical experience.
His performance is sure to excite, delight and mystify the senses...
Mondre currently resides in Las Vegas, NV and can be seen in the upcoming film documentaries: "Quiet Masters", "The Heart and Soul Of Magic", and "The African-American Masters of Magic Project".
Mondre....A Truly Magical Artist For The Ages
Recently nominated for the “Best of Las Vegas Awards” within multiple categories for her 2019 summer residency at the Paris Hotel & Casino, AnnaRose is in a league of her own. She is the first and only woman hypnotist to headline a hypnosis show on the world-famous Las Vegas strip.
As a child growing up in Iowa, AnnaRose aspired to be a spy, a businesswoman, AND a Spice Girl. Today, her career has unfolded to include the most exciting elements of her childhood visions.
While earning a degree in International Studies, AnnaRose was inspired by the seemingly dormant psychological spring and its influence on the world. She took that new found love for psychological intrigue, adventure, and mystery and turned it into rockstar show.
Audiences can go “under the influence” of modern hypnotist AnnaRose in the ultimate showcase of the subconscious mind. Guaranteed to be the best show that audiences of all ages will want to sleep through; AnnaRose puts the cherry on top of her vivacious spirit with comedy and mental mystique.
Attendees will have the time of their lives by watching the show or starring in it!
In conjunction with being a top-tier performer in the variety entertainment industry, she is also trained in clinical hypnotherapy. Her experience and qualifications make her a master of subliminal suggestion, influence, subconscious reprogramming, and mental conditioning. Her dynamic nature is exhibited further by her ability to personalize the show to gain the likeness of diverse audiences.
This amazing entertainer has created a unique show featuring classic & modern circus sideshow stunts, amazing magic & illusions, escapes, western bullwhip tricks, knife throwing, comedy, & audience participation into a one of a kind THRILLSHOW!!
John has been performing as a magician/illusionist for over 20 years, and has been featured on many national and international TV, radio, and stage shows all over the world. He has also acted in several plays and films as a character actor.
You will soon see for yourself why they call John Shaw, The Wonder Show Of The Universe!!