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2008
November
International magicians to conjure up a merry Christmas
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     Seven international magicians will celebrate Christmas with audiences in the "International WOW Magic Show on Earth".

     Local magician Albert Tam will host the show as well as present "Let's Make Magic Begin" and "A Magical Dream". Koichi Sugaya will tell a magical love story in "HE & SHE"; Magic Fukai will become an all-weather man in "Rainy and Sunny"; Sylvester the Jester will turn the stage into a crazy world of cartoons in "Back to Normal"; Richard Forget will report today's world news in "News of The World"; Losander will invite audiences to visit his "Zero Zone" and Shen Juan will bring "A Dance with Magic" to the show.

     Japanese creative magician Magic Fukai, or the "Parasol Man", won the Silver Award of the International Federation of Magic Societies World Magic Contest in 1985 and the Silver Lion Award at Las Vegas in 1989.

     Magic master Koichi Sugaya is famous for his elegant interpretation of traditional Japanese stories and has won many awards -- he was the champion in the annual competition of the Society of American Magicians.

     Sylvester the Jester is an artist, magician and inventor from the United States. Sylvester designs and builds the wildest cartoon magical effects that anyone has ever seen.
 
     Losander is a German magician specialising in floating objects. He can make any object, from a bubble to a table, float in the air. He is now one of the famous magicians in Las Vegas.

     Canadian Richard Forget's magic act, "Urban Phantasy", won him the Stage Magic Championship at the annual competition of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and Society of American Magicians.

     Shen Juan is a young female magician from the Mainland and the resident magician of the Beijing Air Force Song and Dance Troupe. Her unique way of merging magic with dance embodies feminine charisma.

     Albert Tam of Hong Kong is the only magician in Asia who holds the AIMC Silver Star membership of the British Magic Circle. He is also the only Hong Kong magician featured in the Hollywood Magic Castle in the US.
 
     The three performances will start at 8pm. Details are as follows:

December 25 (Thursday)     Theatre, Sheung Wan Civic Centre
December 26 (Friday)       Auditorium, Yuen Long Theatre
December 27 (Sunday)       Auditorium, Tai Po Civic Centre

     Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, "International WOW Magic Show on Earth" by Magic Tech is one of the attractions of the "Cheers! Series". Tickets priced from $90 to $170 are now available at URBTIX outlets. Senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients are entitled to 50% off (limited quotas for CSSA recipients on a first-come, first-served basis). Special booking discounts are available; please check the programme leaflet for details.

     For programme enquiries, call 2268 7323; for ticketing enquiries and reservations, call 2734 9009; for credit card telephone bookings, call 2111 5999; for Internet bookings, visit www.urbtix.hk; for more information, visit www.lcsd.gov.hk/cp.

Ends/Friday, November 7, 2008
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