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Jared Kopf is a sleight-of-hand artist and pseudo-seer trained in the classics and spurred by innovation. His unique approach to the art of magic has bewildered audiences all over the world, from New York City to Tokyo. He has entertained millionaires and billionaires, actors and sports heroes, law enforcement officers and gaming security experts — even his fellow tricksters and (so far) one Nobel laureate. In addition to his annual stints at Hollywood's World Famous Magic Castle, he has appeared on many stages such as the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles and on television networks such as CNBC, Bloomberg, and CW. Using nothing but ordinary objects, from playing cards and phone books to eggs and lemons, he manipulates perception and creates unforgettable mysteries.
David Ranalli is captivating… Using simple, everyday objects and a keen knowledge of human behavior, David performs a full-scale show of wonder that is packed full of laughs and audience participation. Traveling across the U.S., he is called upon to create unforgettable experiences at exclusive corporate events, colleges, & high end fundraising galas. He has performed for a who’s who of Fortune 500 companies, TV personalities, politicians, NFL stars, tech entrepreneurs, and Indy 500 drivers. His talents have been profiled by media such as NBC, NPR, WGN, PBS, & Indy Style TV. And, David was the featured magician for Rev, a celebrity fundraiser at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway where he performed magic on the iconic Yard of Bricks. Ranalli is currently based in both Chicago and Indianapolis, and travels nationwide to create impact at events.
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He's amazed and delighted audiences from Las Vegas to Tokyo. As Stagebill magazine proclaimed, Eugene Burger is "universally recognized as perhaps the finest close-up magician in the world." "Close-up magic" is just that: magic performed right under your nose, where everyone becomes part of the show. And with Eugene Burger it is an unforgettable experience, for as the Chicago Reader noted in an unprecedented eleven-page cover story about him, "Burger adds something extra." His warmth and humor are captivating and his magic is simply amazing. By definition, magicians are pretty special people, but Eugene Burger is considered exceptional even by other magicians. He has written fifteen best-selling books for the trade, starred in eight instructional videos, lectured extensively to magicians' groups in over a dozen countries, and his writings have been translated into several languages. His deep understanding of the psychology and philosophy behind the magic have won him international accolades, cover stories in conjuring magazines, and four awards from the famed Magic Castle in Hollywood. But as much as he loves discussing magic with fellow performers, Eugene's true passion is bringing mystery and enchantment to the public, and at this he is unparalleled. His special presence has led to numerous television appearances in Great Britain, Canada, Belgium, Finland and Japan, and on such highly acclaimed shows as The Art of Magic on PBS and Mysteries of Magic on The Learning Channel. He's been profiled twice on CNN. During the past several years, Eugene has been a featured speaker for top executives of such major companies as Coca-Cola, Williams-Sonoma, Unisys and Pottery Barn, as well as top business schools including Wharton, and the graduate schools of business at the Universities of Chicago and Maryland. His talk, "How Magicians Think," applies his special understanding of deception and perception to the corporate world. When the leading international trade journal Magic magazine compiled its list of the one hundred most influential magicians of the twentieth century, Eugene Burger was included for his ability to "arouse feelings of astonishment, as well as a host of other indescribable sensations." Find out why this engaging entertainer is in constant demand for private parties, corporate functions and special events. Discover for yourself what the Chicago Tribune hailed as the "delightful excitement" that is uniquely Eugene Burger.