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Many folks aren’t huge fans of illusions, manipulations and being tricked. But when it’s under the umbrella of the wondrous thing that is magic, we’re drawn like moths to a flame. Who doesn’t enjoy magic tricks? Whether it’s “got yer nose,” sawing a lady in half or reading minds, the verdict is in: Magic is cool!

The Mile High Magicians Society (MHMS) a Denver-based non-profit dedicated to advancing the art of magic, hosts its annual fundraising program, Magic --Beyond Belief III!, tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 South Allison Parkway.

Richard Nakata, president of the MHMS, emcees this family-friendly show that features a mix of comedy, illusion and magic, including acts from Keir Royale & Anikka, Mark Strivings and fourteen-year-old Derek McKee. McKee, an apprentice of Nakata’s, has been performing since he was seven and has won such awards as the Lance Burton Award of Excellence and the Sorcerers Safari Scholarship.

“People love magic. It’s the mystery of it all,” says Nakata. “It’s wonderful to escape into fantasy for a short period.”

Admission prices range from $14.50 to $19.50; to purchase yours, call 303-987-7845 or visit But hurry: As they did for last year’s sold-out show, tickets can disappear before your very eyes!
Sat., Nov. 22, 7 p.m., 2008


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