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LATEST NEWS

 

 

 

 

LIVE 

 

As you can imagine, social distancing and close-up magic don't mix.  After several cancelations due to COVID-19 earlier last year, bookings have picked back up in 2021.  Fundraiser event for the Athens/Limestone Library with other members of the International Brotherhood of Magicians is still postponed.  Stay tuned for rescheduling details.  In the meantime.... I am live on Facebook multiple times a week performing throwback routines from my repertoire, some new previews of works in progress and my monthly "Library Focus" series.  See the link below to my page and be sure to "like" Matt Growden Magic if you don't want to miss the latest content. 

 

"Marvel"ous  Commodore Back to School

I had a great time in August performing close-up magic for the students at Vanderbilt University.

 

The campus events folks organized events all week with a Marvel universe theme for the start of the school year.  They couldn't get the real Dr. Strange so I was the next best thing :)

 

Shout outs to Cole Sullivan, my excellent student contact and Lindsey Fuller, Program Coordinator for Arts and Campus Events. 

I look forward to returning to their beautiful campus in the future.

TV Magic

Live magic is best but there is a ton of great magic on TV now.  Here's a list of my favorites and the networks they air on. Check your local listings and on demand service.

Penn and Teller: Fool Us! - CW

The Carbonaro Effect - TruTV

Masters of Illusion - CW

Steve Trash Science - PBS

Lost Magic Decoded - History Channel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFCST6dh_QI

MAGIC

What is close-up magic?  Simply put, theatrical imposibilities experienced by small audiences just feet away from the performer.  Adaptable to almost any venue and setting, the magic might be enjoyed while sitting at a table, as in a restaurant, or by people standing in small groups, like at a cocktail party or wedding reception.  Though always suitable for children, my magic is geared towards adults.  Themes often involve quirky inventions and demonstrations of (mostly true) scientific principles.  A kitchen sponge absorbs solid coins and a Sharpie marker writes in any color called for.  Or an audience member becomes a mindreader  while participating in a Cold War history lesson.   Whatever the mini-miracle witnessed, rest assured it will be delivered with tongue-in-cheeck plausability.

WHAT'S NEXT

 
Sun
Nov 21

 

 

Nashville, private event

Nashville, private event

 

 

Tues Dec 31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured Client

 

Here's what Dr. Rebecca Howell had to say about me:

"I just wanted to share how wonderful it was today.  We were very wowed by Matt's magic... I have no clue how he did [any of} it... I highly recommend him and we had a really fun time as well."

 

 
Sat
Dec 18