Sad to report…JORGE GARCIA “THE JACK”….Triste en reportar

It is with great sadness that I report to you that the pendulum has swung and that the magic and mentalism world is saddened this morning at the news that we have lost another one of ours.  Late last evening we lost a great performer and very creative Jorge Garcia, better known by his performer name “The Jack”.  It is unfortunate that I never had an opportunity to meet him but I do know his work and know some of those he has helped and guided along the path and have seen first hand the dedication and love for the art that was instilled in them by him.

There are no further details at this time and I will pass those along as they come to me.  Sending our deepest condolences to his family and to the countless friends and admirers around the world.  May he rest in peace.

Es con gran tristeza que les informo que el péndulo ha oscilado y que el mundo de la magia y el mentalismo se entristece esta mañana ante la noticia de que hemos perdido otro de los nuestros. A última hora de la tarde perdimos un gran intérprete y muy creativo Jorge García, más conocido por su nombre artistico, “The Jack”. Es lamentable que nunca tuve la oportunidad de conocerlo, pero conozco su trabajo y conozco a algunos de los que ha ayudado y guiado por el camino y he visto de primera mano la dedicación y el amor por el arte que les fue inculcado por él .
No hay más detalles en este momento y se los enviare segun lleguen a mí. Enviando nuestras más profundas condolencias a su familia y a los innumerables amigos y admiradores de todo el mundo. Que descanse en paz.
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You’re invited — Esta invitado

A Special Invitation!

 This is a special invitation for you; because it is such a special opportunity, it is limited to only 10 people.  You must reserve your spot in order to attend, this is indeed a rare opportunity to see one of California’s hardest working performers, highly respected by colleagues and audiences alike.  He will be bringing us, not a lecture but a hands on private workshop!  This man is a regular at the famous Magic Castle, a regular presenter at the prestigious Magic Live convention, a well known busker, an expert with cups and balls, linking rings, cards, coins, and so much more…..anything he touches becomes magical in his hands.  Here then are the details:

Who:        TOM FRANK, the one and only, a multi faceted performer
What:       A private, hands on workshop
When:      Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 7:00 P.M.
Where:     Ibanez home
Fee:          The fee to attend is very minimal, call today for details
Reserve:   Phone 786-258-8762 or email merlina17@aol.com to reserve your spot

Details:    The invitation is for 7:00 p.m., dinner and refreshments will be provided.  The workshop will begin promptly after dinner.   Please come prepared for a magic filled evening with this gentleman of magic, Tom Frank who will provide us with a very rare hands on workshop.  The only one he will be providing in all of Florida!

I look forward to seeing you at this very, very special event!

 ¡Una invitación especial!

Esta es una invitación especial para usted; Porque es una oportunidad tan especial, se limita a sólo 10 personas. Usted debe reservar su lugar para asistir, esta es de hecho una rara oportunidad de ver uno de los artistas más ocupados de California, altamente respetado por colegas y audiencias por igual. ¡Él nos traerá, no una conferencia sino un taller privado! Este hombre es un habitual en el famoso Castillo Mágico, un presentador habitual en la prestigiosa convención Magic Live, un conocido busker, un experto en cubiletes, aros chinos, cartas, monedas y mucho más … todo lo que toca se convierte en mágico en sus manos. Aquí están los detalles:

Quién:      TOM FRANK, el único, un artista multi facetas
Qué:         Un taller privado y práctico
Cuándo:    Martes, 11 de abril de 2017 a las 7:00 pm.
Dónde:      Casa de los Ibanez
Costo:       El costo de asistir es bien minimo, llame hoy para mas detalles
Reserve:    Llame al 786-258-8762 o envíe un correo electrónico a merlina17@aol.com
para reservar su lugar

Detalles: La invitación es para las 7:00 pm, cena y refrescos serán proporcionados. El taller comenzará inmediatamente después de la cena. Por favor, venga preparado para una noche llena de magia con este caballero de magia, Tom Frank, que nos proporcionará un muy raro manos en taller. ¡El único que proporcionará en toda la Florida!

Espero verlos en este evento tan especial!

 

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Sad to report HAROLD GREENBAUM Triste en reportarles

Friends, yesterday’s email with information on the passing of Harold Greenbaum was sent from my phone and at the time I did not have all the information needed.

Here are all the details of the services and Shiva for our friend:

Services at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Menorah Gardens & Funeral Chapels
21100 West Griffin Road
Southwest Ranches, FL 33332

The family will be sitting Shiva immediately after the services at his daughter’s home located at:

7760 NW 50 St Apt. 304
Lauderhill, FL

A little bit about our beloved Harold Greenbaum, the quiet, unassuming man we knew but you might not know much about because he was not one to brag….

Harold did not graduate high school with his class because he went down and enlisted in the US Marine Corps during the heat of World War II

Harold received a field promotion to SSGT while in the heat of battle, quite a recognition for someone in the Corps

Harold returned stateside after the war to his waiting sweetheart/wife, Thelma and they were happily married until her passing

Harold was President of the Bakers Union in New York where he and Thelma lived with their only daughter, Rochelle, until they retired and moved to Lauderhill, Florida

Harold was a pilot and owned and flew his own plane to many places including commuting back and forth to Florida on vacations

Harold was an avid antique clock repairman as a hobby and owned a very nice collection of antique clocks at one time

Harold was more than a hobbyist with magic and performed for several big clients including Mako boats

Harold served as Treasurer of the Florida Magicians Association for many years

Harold served as Regional Vice President of the Society of American Magicians

Harold, along with Sam Schwartz (RIP), co-founded S.A.M. Assembly 274 and it was Harold who spearheaded the drive to have the assembly named after his dear friend Sam, hence the name Sam Schwartz Assembly.

Harold did finally graduate high school in a special ceremony arranged for by the Governor of Florida after Harold’s sacrifice was brought to his attention.  This was a very emotional and heartwarming day for him.

Harold did finally attend his “prom” at a special event where he was honored with a flag flown in Washington D.C. in his honor.  The flag was presented to him, after a traditional flag folding ceremony complete with military honors by a Lt. Colonel of the Marine Corps and a detachment of 4th Anglico Marines.  Honored to say our sons, SGT Jason Ibanez and SSGT Orlando Ibanez were a part of that detachment.  Following the presentation he was able to get his “prom dance” with his love, Thelma.

I realize I have used the name Harold repeatedly in this email, but one cannot use a name enough when the name belongs to someone like him, a man who was quiet, unassuming and yet a true silent hero in every sense of the word.  I will miss my friend as long as I live, as much as I miss his wife and only take comfort in knowing they are now together again.

Rest in Peace SSGT Harold Greenbaum, a man of many talents, a husband, a father, a grandfather, a hero, but more importantly, my friend.  We will always love you.

Amigos, el correo electrónico de ayer con información sobre la perdida de Harold Greenbaum fue enviado desde mi teléfono y en el momento no tenía toda la información necesaria.

Aquí están todos los detalles de los servicios y Shiva para nuestro amigo:

Servicios a las 10:00 a.m. martes, 28 de marzo de 2017
Menorah Gardens & Funeral Chapels
21100 West Griffin Road
Southwest Ranches (Davie), FL 33332

La familia sentará Shiva inmediatamente después de los servicios en la casa de su hija ubicada en:

7760 NW 50 St Apt. 304
Lauderhill, FL

Un poco acerca de nuestro querido Harold Greenbaum, el hombre silencioso y modesto que conocíamos, pero es posible que no lo conocieras bien porque no era uno para presumir ….

Harold no se graduó de High School secundaria con su clase porque él fue y se alistó en el Cuerpo de Infanteria de Marina de los EEUU durante lo peor de la Segunda Guerra Mundial

Harold recibió una promoción de campo a SSGT mientras que estaba en batalla, un gran reconocimiento para alguien en la infanteria

Harold regresó a los Estados Unidos después de la guerra a su esposa , Thelma y estubieron felizmente casados ​​hasta su muerte

Harold fue  presidente de la unión de los panaderos en Nueva York donde él y Thelma vivieron con su única hija, Rochelle, hasta que se retiraron y se mudaron a Lauderhill, la Florida

Harold fue un piloto y poseía y volaba su propio avión a muchos lugares, incluyendo viajes de ida y vuelta a Florida en vacaciones

Harold era un ávido reparador de relojes antiguos como hobby y poseía una colección muy bonita de relojes antiguos al mismo tiempo

Harold era más que un aficionado con la magia y actuo para varios clientes grandes, incluyendo los barcos Mako

Harold sirvió como Tesorero de la Asociación de Magos de la Florida durante muchos años

Harold fue Vicepresidente Regional de la Sociedad Americana de Magos

Harold, junto con Sam Schwartz (RIP), co-fundó S.A.M. Asamblea 274 y fue Harold quien encabezó la campaña para que la asamblea tuviera el nombre de su querido amigo Sam, de ahí el nombre de Sam Schwartz Assembly.

Harold finalmente se graduó de la escuela secundaria en una ceremonia especial organizada por el gobernador de la Florida después de que el sacrificio de Harold fue llevado a su atención. Este fue un día muy emotivo y reconfortante para él.

Harold finalmente asistió a su “prom” en un evento especial donde fue honrado con una bandera volada en Washington DC en su honor. La bandera fue presentada a él, después de una ceremonia tradicional de plegado de la bandera completa con honores militares por un teniente coronel del Cuerpo de Infanteria Marina y un destacamento de 4tos Marines Anglico. Honrado al decir que nuestros hijos, SGT Jason Ibanez y SSGT Orlando Ibanez eran una parte de ese destacamento. Después de la presentación fue capaz de obtener su “baile de graduación” con su amor, Thelma.

Me doy cuenta de que he usado el nombre de Harold repetidamente en este correo electrónico, pero uno no puede usar un nombre suficiente cuando el nombre pertenece a alguien como él, un hombre que era tranquilo, sin pretensiones y sin embargo un verdadero héroe silencioso en todos los sentidos de la palabra. Extrañaré a mi amigo mientras viva, tanto como echo de menos a su esposa y sólo me consuelo al saber que ahora están juntos de nuevo.

Descansa en Paz SSGT Harold Greenbaum, un hombre de muchos talentos, un esposo, un padre, un abuelo, un héroe, pero lo más importante, mi amigo. Siempre te amaremos.

 

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Ultima Llamada – TOM CRAVEN – Last Call

TOM CRAVEN
Workshop/Lecture

What/Que?…………………..Workshop (taller)/Lecture (Conferencia) TOM CRAVEN
When/Cuando?…………….Thursday (Jueves), Feb. 9, 2017
Time/Hora?………………….7:00 PM
Place/Lugar?………………..20212 S.W. 128 Ct — Miami, 33177
Please call if you are planning on coming —  786-258-8762 —  Favor avisar si piensan venir

Tom will be covering:  cards, coins, silk hank magic, ring and rope, mental magic, etc.
Tom estara cubriendo lo siguiente: barajas, monedas, magia de pañuelo de seda, anillo y cuerda, magia mental, etc.

Dinner and beverages will be served.      Se servira cena y tragos.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there.  Anticipando ver a muchos ahi.

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Sad to report — MAGO SNAK — Triste en reportarles

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My heart is sad and heavy this morning as I write this “Sad to report” email.  Mexico is a country that we very much enjoy visiting as we have many dear friends there and  as its magic community has been very gracious and  has always treated us with the utmost affection during our many visits there.  Many times we had the opportunity to interact and share a meal or two with Mago Snak, a kind and talented magician who was always willing to share his time, experiences and more with us.

The news reaches us this morning that Mago Snak passed away unexpectedly last evening.  There are no further details available at this time.

Sending our deepest condolences to his family and friends and considering our magic world all the poorer for his loss.  We will always treasure the memories of time spent with him.  May he rest in peace.

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Mi corazón está triste y pesado esta mañana al escribir este “triste en reportar” de correo electrónico. México es un país que disfrutamos mucho visitar ya que tenemos muchos queridos amigos allí y  su comunidad mágica ha sido muy amable y siempre nos ha tratado con el mayor afecto durante nuestras muchas visitas allí. Muchas veces tuvimos la oportunidad de interactuar y compartir una comida o dos con Mago Snak, una amable mago con mucho talento que siempre estaba dispuesto a compartir su tiempo, sus experiencias y más con nosotros.

La noticia nos llega esta mañana que el  Mago Snak falleció inesperadamente anoche. No hay más detalles disponibles en este momento.

Enviamos nuestras más profundas condolencias a su familia y amigos, y sintiendo que nuestro mundo mágico esta  más pobre por su pérdida. Siempre vamos a atesorar los recuerdos del tiempo pasado con él.  Que en paz descanse.

 

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Sad to report…..MY MOM….Triste en reportarles

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Friends, my heart aches and my eyes weep as I write this email to advise of the passing of my mother.  She fought the valiant fight and suffered from Alzheimers and other maladies for the last three years.

The last 17 days were the worst as she spent 6 in the hospital and all medical means were exhausted before it was recommended we place her in hospice.  The people of Catholic Hospice at St. Anne’s were incredibly caring, gentle and loving both to her and to us who were by her side; I cannot say enough about the care and treatment she received.  Unfortunately it was not in their hands to save her life but they saw to her every need and made sure he last days on earth were the best they could be under the circumstances.

My husband Jay, my hero, was by our side the entire time, even sleeping both at the hospital and at the hospice with my mom and myself.  She is at peace now and has joined by father in heaven where they will both watch over us as our angels.

Those who can and wish to join us, here are the details on services:

Viewing:
Santa Hernandez
Sunday 5:00 PM—12:00 Midnight
Rivero Caballero Funeral Homes
8200 S.W. 40 Street
Miami, FL

She will be laid to rest:
Monday 11:30 a.m. services at the chapel
Woodlawn North Mausoleum
3260 S.W. 8 Street
Miami, FL

Thank you each and every one of you for all your prayers, emails, messages, phone calls and notes of support these past few days and during this difficult time.

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Amigos, me duele el corazón y mis ojos lloran mientras escribo este mensaje para avisar de la muerte de mi madre. Ella luchó la lucha valiente y sufrío de Alzheimer y otras enfermedades durante los últimos tres años.

Los últimos 17 días fueron los peores ya que pasó 6 en el hospital y todos los medios médicos se agotaron antes de que se nos recomendó ponerla a ella en cuidados paliativos. Los de Catholic Hospice en St. Anne’s fueron increíblemente cuidadosos, amables y cariñosos tanto para ella y para nosotros que estabamos a su lado; no puedo decir lo suficiente sobre el cuidado y tratamiento que recibió. Por desgracia, no estaba en sus manos salvar su vida, pero vieron por cada necesidad y se aseguraron que últimos días en la tierra fueron los mejores que podían ser bajo las circunstancias.

Mi esposo Jay, mi héroe, estuvo a nuestro lado todo el tiempo, incluso durmiendo, tanto en el hospital y en el hospicio con mi madre y conmigo. Ella está en paz ahora y se ha unido con mi papi en el cielo donde van a ver juntos  por nosotros como nuestros ángeles.

Los que puedan y desean unirse a nosotros, aquí están los detalles sobre los servicios:

Velorio:

Santa Hernández
Domingo 5:00-12: 00 medianoche
Funeraria Rivero Caballero
8200 S. W. 40 St
Miami, Florida

Ella se enterrara:
Lunes 11:30 a.m. servicios en la capilla
Woodlawn Norte en el Mausoleo
3260 S. W. 8 ST
Miami, Florida

Gracias a todos y cada uno de ustedes por todas sus oraciones, correos electrónicos, mensajes, llamadas telefónicas y notas de apoyo durante estos últimos días y durante este tiempo ran difícil.

 

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Memorial Day Weekend – WOW Convention

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2015 SYM WOW Magic Dove Youth Convention
-Cocoa and Cocoa Beach

Update and Pricing Structure

Our Youth Convention is 3 weeks away….

We are very excited about the awesome talent line up for the 2015 SYM WOW Magic Dove Youth Convention. This convention is designed to give our youth an opportunity to learn and grow from seasoned professional magicians as well network with their peers. Please take a look at the list below of the awesome talent we have for shows, lectures and activities.

The Master’s Grand Illusion Show will end the convention and will be held in world famous Cocoa Beach at the Cocoa Beach High School Performing Arts Center. This huge performing arts center seats 750 and has all of the state of the art equipment.

Friday and Saturday convention days will be held at Magic Dove Magic Shop. This facility is complete with a stage and will host the convention’s lectures, contests, activities and shows.

Bring a young magician that you are mentoring and join us for an awesome convention.

More details and registration available at PreservingMagic.com

PRICING STRUCTURE:

$25.00 Premium Seats at The Master’s Grand Illusion Show  (With the purchase of the this premium ticket, you can register for the convention for FREE)

$30.00 Contest Registration

The contests are divided into two separate age categories  (7-12 and 13-17).

Therefore, youth that pays $25.00 for premium seating at The Master’s Grand Illusion Show will be allowed to attend the convention lectures, shows and activities for FREE. (Attend and watch the contests, but contests registration is a separate fee)

SCHEDULED TALENT 

Scott Pepper
Master Illusionist
A regular performer on Disney Cruise Lines

YoYo
A regular performer on Disney Cruise Lines

Bob Brizendine
Comedy Magician
A regular for Holland American and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

AL Nye
Florida’s West Coast Favorite Family Entertainer

Jeff Alan
Multiple Award Winning Man of Mystery

Danny Sanz
2014 Magic Dove Magician of the Year
2014 First Place Winner Florida State Magic Convention (Stage)

Marj Nye
Balloon Artist and Master Balloon Designer.

Lizzy C
2014 First Place winner at the “Magic at the Beach” competition

William Zaballero
2014 First Place Winner
Florida State Magic Convention (Stage and Close-up-Youth Division)

Jason Knight
2014 Magic Dove Magician of the Year (Youth Division)

Austin Dunlop
2013 Magic Dove Magician of the Year (Youth Division)

Brandon Zaballero
2014 Winner Atlanta’s 36th Annual Groundhog Day Juggler’s Festival

CONVENTION EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday, May 22, 2015
Magic Dove Magic Shop
604 Brevard Ave.
Cocoa, FL  32922

6:00pm–9:00pm
Welcome Party/ Ice Cream Sundae and Pizza Extravaganza with Magic Bob Fun Game Night featuring cool prizes

9:00pm Tech Rehearsal for contests. MUSIC MUST BE ON CD

Saturday, May 23, 2015
Magic Dove Magic Shop
604 Brevard Ave.
Cocoa, FL  32922

8:00 – 8:50 Scott Pepper Magic Lecture

9:00 – 12:00 noon Contest

12:00-1:00pm
LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:00 -1:50 Al Nye Magic Show

2:00 -2:50 Al Nye Magic Lecture Main Stage

Marj Nye Balloon Lecture GREENROOM

3:00 -3:50 Danny Sanz Magic Lecture

YoYo Magic Lecture GREENROOM

4:00-4:35 Brandon Zaballero Juggling Show

4:35 -5:00 BREAK

5:00-5:50 Jeff Alan Magic Lecture

6:00- 7:20 BBQ dinner (free with purchase of premium show ticket)

7:30 Jeff Alan Show

Sunday, May 24, 2015
Cocoa Beach High
Performing Arts Center
1500 Minutemen Causeway
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

4:00pm Rehearsal for show participants

6:30pm Doors open to public

7:00pm The Master’s Grand Illusion Show and Contest Awards Presentation

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Sad to report … BILL WINZIG … Triste en reportar

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Saddened to hear through Patrick Thernes of the passing today of Bill Winzig. He and his wife Betty are wonderful, gentle people who did much for magic and whose doors at Haines House of Cards were always open to magicians. May he rest in peace; we have lost a great magic friend.

Muy triste al escuchar a través de Patrick Thernes del fallecimiento hoy de Bill Winzig. Él y su esposa Betty son maravillosas personas, dulce y gentiles y hicieron mucho por la magia y cuyas puertas en Haines House of Cards estaban siempre abiertos a los magos. Que descanse en paz; el mundo de la magia ha perdido a un gran amigo.

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Sad to report … FR CYPRIAN MURRAY … Triste en reportarles

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It is with a very heavy heart that I share the news that the Society of American Magicians, the Catholic world and the magic world are all much poorer this morning with the loss of a great man, Father Cyprian Murray.
Cyp, as we lovingly called him, was a Past National President of the S.A.M., a highly respected Catholic priest, a great magician, but more than that, he was a wonderful human being who was beloved by all who knew him.
Word of his passing came through Regional Vice President Eric de Camps who was also a close personal friend of Cyp’s and it was his request that Eric perform the Broken Wand Ceremony.  There are no details on funeral arrangements available at this time but those will be made available as we become aware.
Rest in Peace Cyp, until we meet again.
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Es con un corazón muy pesado que comparto la noticia de que la Sociedad Americana de Magos, el mundo católico y el mundo de la magia son mucho más pobres esta mañana con la pérdida de un gran hombre, el padre Cyprian Murray.
Cyp, como cariñosamente le llamábamos, era un ex Presidente Nacional de la SAM, un sacerdote católico muy respetado, un gran mago, pero más que eso, era un ser humano maravilloso que era amado por todos los que lo conocimos.
La noticia de su fallecimiento llegó a través de Vicepresidente Regional Eric de Camps, que era también un amigo personal cercano de Cyp y fue su petición de que Eric realizara la ceremonia de la varita rota. No hay detalles sobre los arreglos funerarios disponibles en este momento pero estarán disponibles segun se den a conocer
Descanse en Paz Cyp, hasta que nos encontremos de nuevo.
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Magician’s Day — El Dia del Mago

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St John Bosco
Patron Saint of Magicians  –  Santo Patrono de los Magos

January 31, 2015, in honor of St. John Bosco, and to celebrate “Magicians Day”, a magical evening is being planned.  A magical evening complete with food and magical entertainment.  See details below.

Enero 31, 2015, en honor de San Juan Bosco, y para celebrar el “Dia del Mago”, una noche magica se ha planificado.  Una noche magica completa con comida y entretenimiento magico.  Vea debajo para detalles.

Saturday, January 31, 2015  –  Sabado, Enero 31, 2015
7:30 p.m.
619 N.W. 23 Place
Miami

Includes entertainment, food and sodas
Incluye entretenimiento, comida y refrescos

Only $10.00 per person.  Proceeds benefit the club.
Solo $10.00 por persona.  Las entradas benefician al club.

Reservations required no later than 1/28/2015:  86-258-8762
Se require reservaciones no mas tarde del 1/28/2015: 786-258-8762

 

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