2009 Tribute Show
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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 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 sculptures.
Tony Brent emceed 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"). 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). Other performers:
Steve Thomas, Mike Speros, and Doug
Sparkman. Special thanks 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.
....a few tribute photos and video, here.
Dick & Virginia Williams
(Sub Trunk / Houdini's Metamorphosis illusion)