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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.
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. 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 balloon
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.