A little more close-up no-camera-tricks magic quickie.
You don’t often get to see how the mechanics of sleight of hand and misdirection are accomplished by a master. But in this signature routine of magician Tony Slydini, “Paper Balls Over the Head,” the audience is in on the trick from the beginning.
Thanks to YouTuber Michael Lyons
According to Ever-Reliable Wikipedia, after her death, June Christy was called “one of the finest and most neglected singers of her time.” I only stumbled across her songs this week, and I’m really surprised I hadn’t known of her before that.
To me, she is reminiscent of Rosemary Clooney, Keely Smith, and also Anita O’Day, who she replaced as singer for the Stan Kenton Orchestra. The melancholy bar song, “Something Cool” was one of her biggest hits.
Thanks to YouTuber MexicoCityFood
One of the great modern clowns, I first saw Avner perform sometime in the early 80s at the Hudson River Clearwater Folk Festival. He is still performing, and combines a love of clowning, new vaudeville, juggling, and magic to create a character always bound to amuse and amaze.
More of Avner here: Avner Eisenberg