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Carnival of Magic on April 17
RUMFORD -- Ring 362 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and Aether Arts will present Carnival of Magic at 49 Franklin Reception Hall at 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 17.
The show features magic, contact juggling, dance, and feats of daring usually confined to sideshows on the carnival midway.
Carnival of Magic is the first public show at 49 Franklin by I.B.M. Ring 362, a nonprofit group for the promotion of the magical arts, and their artistic collaborators, Aether Arts.
Four magicians will be featured in the show. Professor Miller will perform his award-winning routine with the Chinese Rings.
The Great Stephan will perform magic of the mind. Scot Grassette will present feats of invulnerability often featured in sideshows, risking injury from arrows, razor blades, and other sharp objects.
Dr. Wilson will attempt to escape from a straitjacket and chains, and will also present the Bride of the Blades, in which his skill at knife-throwing will be tested against a human target!
Balancing the impossible feats of the magicians will be the superb artistry of Aether Arts, a four-person contact juggling group. The members of Aether Arts move gracefully to music while manipulating hoops, balls, rings, and other movement props.
They must be seen to be believed!
Grapevine Catering of 49 Franklin will offer traditional carnival food, fried dough, sausage sandwiches and other goodies.
There will be face painting, balloons, goodie bags and baked goods available.
49 Franklin Reception Hall, located at 49 Franklin St., will be be bustling with the sounds of carnival. Doors open at 5 p.m.
General admission tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for persons 12 and under. Tickets are available on Congress Street in Rumford at All That Jazz and Bartash's Cards and Gifts. Tickets also available online at www.49franklin.com. For more information call 369-0129.