Magic LIVE, Gus’ Garage & Pinball Machines! Oh My!

Looks like Betty will be returning to Las Vegas again to attend Magic LIVE. We just got back from Vegas having gone to see Aerosmith. This time it was NOT cancelled, so one of their most ardent fans, Betty got to see her favorite band. Me, I’m not such an avid fan, but my wife loves them, so therefore I am a fan too.

Betty and I stayed at Caesar's, it's my favorite Las Vegas hotel.

Betty and I stayed at Caesar’s, it’s my favorite Las Vegas hotel.

But, I will say that it was a VERY impressive show. Steven Tyler is pushing 70 years old and gave a fantastic and exceedingly energetic performance, for over 2 hours. Wow! Purely from a performer’s perspective, I was very impressed.

It was held at the MGM arena with over 16,000 cheering fans. Here’s a picture that Betty took with her phone.

Steve Tyler delivers a stellar performance in front of a packed crowd at the MGM Arena.

Steve Tyler delivers a stellar performance in front of a packed crowd at the MGM Arena.

Magic LIVE 2015

We’re getting excited about attending Magic LIVE. It’s being held August 9 – 12th in Las Vegas at the Orleans Hotel. And although we are not going as dealers, we will be there as attendees and both my sons, Max & Cole, will be joining Betty and me — each for 2 days — then they’ll take turns overseeing the helm back at Hocus Pocus.

It’s been fourteen years since that first gathering, and this seventh version of what started as a “never-to-be-repeated” convention is bound to be another great place to meet-and-greet the Who’s Who in Magic. Come up and say “hello”, shake our hands and talk shop. We’d love to see you.

Gus’ Garage on Mosasco

Linda and I will be appearing very shortly at a new performance venue, Gus’ Garage on Mosasco, a new performance venue for variety performers, started by our friend and comedy magic genius, Gus Flamingo aka Mark Price. Tim just performed there a few weeks ago with his family show and now it’s my turn. Linda and I will be pulling out the stops with our comedy magic featuring dove productions as well as a beautiful Owen Magic prop, the Hindu Sword Basket.

The Million Dollar Magic Act as it is being billed by Gus Flamingo.

The Million Dollar Magic Act as it is being billed by Gus Flamingo.

At the completion of the Hindu Basket, Linda has changed costumes and I present her with a bouquet of flowers.

At the completion of the Hindu Basket, Linda has changed costumes and I present her with a bouquet of flowers.

Mark (Gus) is billing us as the Million Dollar Magic Act. Here’s Mark’s most recent facebook post:

Coming to Gus’ Garage on Mosasco, Saturday August 22nd, a very rare opportunity to witness the professional magical duo of Paul Gross & Linda Davis. Their act is a classic magic. Full of colorful props, amazing magic and plenty of old-fashioned belly laughs. You’ll love this show, and so will your friends and family. Seats are very limited, so get your tickets early. 661-304-8920.

We are scheduled to go on at 8pm. Please come out and see us.

We are scheduled to go on at 8pm. Please come out and see us.

Zagorsky Pick-up & Delivery Service

Alan Zagorsky of Owen Magic Supreme will be paying us a visit tomorrow. Alan purchased one of the pinball machines we had on consignment and is returning to pick up another, my Hokus Pokus pinball machine. I’ve had this pinball machine for years and now it’s time for it to go to a new home, namely the Zagorsky residence.

Hokus Pokus is a pinball machine from April 1975, manufactured by Bally Manufacturing Company

Hokus Pokus is a pinball machine from April 1975, manufactured by Bally Manufacturing Company

A close-up of the Hokus Pokus machine.

A close-up of the Hokus Pokus machine.

Glad to see it's going to a good home.

Glad to see it’s going to a good home.

In addition to picking up the pinball machine, Alan will be dropping off some more goodies he found in the depths of the Owen Magic warehouse, so be sure to stay tuned to our email updates as we will be listing these treasures in the next week or so.

As always, have a great weekend my friends. And we hope to see many of you at Magic LIVE.

More news later,

Paul

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