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“A Tribute to Mr. Magic, Dick Williams” was a celebration of Mr. Magic’s show, Magicland. There were two shows:
8/29/09 and 8/30/09, at the Germantown Performing Art Center.
Magicland photos and video clips were shown. There was touching video scrapbook showing Dick and Virginia
during their early years together, photos of the family after their daughter Sherry was born, and photos through the
next couple decades. The music was Carrie Underwood's Whenever you Remember.
David Copperfield called in during both shows to say how Dick had encouraged him over the years, especially when
he was just starting out in magic (SEE TO RIGHT). Jerry "The King" Lawler was at the Sat. show and said how both
Dick and his wife, Virginia, (deceased) were always genuine people. Lance Burton, who performs in Vegas, wrote
Dick a letter that was presented to him, framed. Mike Blumenthal did a wonderful job entertaining in the lobby, with
Tony Brent flew up from Florida to emcee the tribute and performed
throughout. Tony grew up watching Magicland and now has the
Outta Control Magic Show (voted the "#1 Dinner Show" and the
"Funniest Show in Orlando"). As of 2009, Tony has performed over
5000 shows in Orlando since 2000.
Michael Clayton performed the Zig Zag and later made a real rabbit
appear. Rocky Clements performed the Light Cabinet (lightbulbs
through a lady). Dick really enjoyed seeing those illusions as both
were performed on Magicland.
Other performers: Steve Thomas, Mike Speros, and Doug Sparkman.
A very special thank-you to Tim Rappel, who coordinated this tribute
for Mr. Magic!
Mr. Magic attended both performances and met with fans afterwards.
The tribute shows were full of great magic and memories!
Special thanks to Stacey's Bakery.com, of Olive Branch, MS for making a special
cake for Mr. Magic with the two images, above, on the cake.
Check out a few tribute
show photos, here!
|Dick & Virginia Williams
(Sub Trunk / Houdini's Metamorphosis illusion)
|2009 Tribute Show:
Celebrating Dick Williams (AKA "Mr. Magic")
© Dick Williams and MagiclandTV.com.
Hosted by family of Mr Magic. All Rights Reserved.
Copperfield when he was 18 years
old, which led to years of friendship.
At Dick Williams’ tribute shows (Aug.
2009), David called in to say: “Glad
to be a part of this tribute to Dick
Williams. He's a great guy.
He's done so much for magic.
He pioneered magic on television,
which of course, I benefited from.
He's very inspirational to a lot of us
in the world of magic.
I met him when I was young man
starting out, when I was 18 years
old, in Chicago. He came to see my
show and was very supportive. Of
course, I knew about his work on TV.
I was just starting out and didn't
know how I would be appreciated in
the world and he gave me a pat on
the back to keep going in the
business. I really appreciate him...
from one magician to another. Dick,
I love you man and take care!”
The calls were heard by the