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Top international magicians to give three shows in October


Seven young magicians from the United States, Germany, Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong and Taipei will perform in "The International Young Wizard Stars' Showcase" next month.

The show will take place at 7.30pm on October 2 and 3 (Thursday and Friday) at the Theatre of the Sai Wan Ho Civic Centre, and on October 4 (Saturday) at the Auditorium of the North District Town Hall.

Magicians Albert Tam (Hong Kong), Danny Cole (USA), Julius Frack (Germany), Louis Liu (Taipei), Shun Juan (Beijing), Jeremy Pei (Singapore) and Kenneth Chan (Hong Kong) will perform.

The programme will feature "Dreams Come True" performed by Tam, "Magician's New Clothes" by Cole, "Magic Tailor" by Frack, "Magic Flutist" by Liu, "Fairy of the Flowers" by Shun, "Super Boy" by Pei and "Magic of the Hands" by Chan.

A well-known magician in Hong Kong, Albert Tam is the president of the Magicians' Association of Hong Kong, Territory Vice-president of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, an International Deputy of the Society of American Magicians and a member of the Associated Inner Magic Circle of the Magic Circle.

Danny Cole won the first of his many magic awards at the age of 14. Among the prestigious honours he has received are the Melbourne Christopher Award and prizes from the Monte Carlo Magic Stars and recently the World Magic Contest held by the Federation of International Magic Societies.

Besides performing magic, Julius Frack is also active in the theatre. His unique performance "Magic Tailor" has won numerous awards, including the championship of the German Magic Contest, Monte Carlo Magic Stars and Netherlands Magic Master.

A famous young magician in Taiwan who has won awards in the Mainland, Japan and Taiwan, Louis Liu was this year's champion of the World Magic Summit in Japan. He was also the first Taiwan magician invited to perform at the Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, US. He is now the host of a magic series on television.

Shun Juan is the resident magician of the Beijing Air Force Dance Troupe. Her unique way of merging magic with dance fully reveals the charm of femininity and has brought her numerous awards, including those of the Ningxia National Magic Contest and Shanghai International Magic.

Combining juggling with magic, Jeremy Pei was the first Singapore magician to be declared champion of the Australia Magic Convention. He has been thrice honored as the "Best Young Magician" by the Singapore Magician Association.

Kenneth Chan, who excels in "manipulation", has won numerous awards, including Guilin International Magic Award and Wuqiao International Magic Award.

"The International Young Wizard Stars' Showcase" is presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. Tickets priced at $130 and $90 are now available at all URBTIX outlets. Half-price concessions will be granted to senior citizens, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance recipients. A 10% discount is also available for Friends of Leisure and Cultural Services performing venues. There will also be group booking concessions: 10% discount for every purchase of four to nine tickets, 15% for 10 to 19 tickets and 20% for 20 tickets or more.

For programme enquiries, call 2268 7323 or visit Ticketing enquiries and reservations can be made on 2734 9009 and credit card telephone bookings on 2111 5999. Tickets can also be booked through the website,

End/Thursday, September 4, 2003

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