Sept. 28, 2011
-- Magician Richard Hatch will be giving three special performances at the Logan Arthouse and Cinema (795 N Main) on Saturday, October 15, 2011 as part of a magical Tribute to Houdini. Harry Houdini (1874-1926) remains the most iconic figure in magic, nearly a century after his untimely death in Detroit on Halloween 1926. He began his career billed as the "King of Cards" and as part of his homage to the master, Hatch has offered to perform a special "challenge" feat of card magic. "Audience members are encouraged to bring their own decks of cards to the performance,"
says Hatch, "and their own decks will be used to perform a feat of magic that will take place in their own hands!" Although most famous for his spectacular escapes, Houdini was also a pioneer in aviation (acknowledged as the first pilot to achieve sustained flight in Australia) and a tireless debunker of psychic frauds. Ironically, Houdini was a close friend of popular vaudeville medium Anna Eva Fay, and the performance will include a performance of a feat invoking both Houdini and Fay's interest in spiritualistic phenomena. Pianist Jonathan Hatch will assist in this feat by performing the first movement of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata.
Houdini was a master Mason and this tribute is being hosted by Logan's historic Harmony Lodge No. 21. In addition to the live performance, a film tribute to Houdini will be shown and a magic set will be given away at each performance. Tickets are just $10 if purchased in advance, $12 if purchased at the door. Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.harmonylodge21.org/tickets/
, or by contacting George F. Winters at 435-757-6017.
# # #
For more information about Harmony Lodge No. 21, please visit their website: http://www.harmonylodge21.org/