Annual Party Saturday!

Olive or Twist logoHungry for magic and a great meal?

WNC Magic Club hosts its annual party this Saturday, January 5th, 2013,12 noon to 2 pm, at Olive or Twist restaurant, (81 Broadway Street, downtown Asheville, NC 28801 828.254.0555). Enjoy illusions and camaraderie (but not the illusion of camaraderie!) as we reflect on the past year and contemplate our 2013 adventures together.

Thanks to our outgoing president, Marty Shapiro, for a fabulous year.

Come hungry for fellowship and fun. See you there!

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Photo Credit: Jennifer A. Shimeld

Q: You are the Co-founder of The Vanishing Wheel Chair Inc. What is it?

A: It has been created to help special needs people find their place in this world.

Q: What about magic tricks makes you happy?

A: I can use my comedy Magic to show people that all things are possible. You can have a dream, and it can come true. LOOK AT ME.

Q: What did you enjoy the most about performing?

A: I get to see people laugh and smile. I get to show people that life can be good. Even with challenges in your life, it can be good.

Q: What do you find most challenging?

A: Everything is a challenge. Getting out of bed, taking a shower, staying alive.

Q: If you had an unlimited amount of money and resources, what would your goal be?

A: To help special-needs people, like myself, find their passion and purpose in this world. I want to give them a reason for getting out of bed each morning. Too many people just give up, or give in.

Q: What piece of “life advice” can you offer readers?

A: Believe in something bigger than yourself. Call it whatever you want. If you do, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE………

“What an amazing story and more amazing and inspiring individual. Thank you for sharing this wonderful soul.”

Original story reprinted here.

Two Brothers One Mind Show

Performers so amazing that some have make wild accusations…

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 at 7 PM

A lecture by Two Brothers One Mind. Free for WNC Magic Club members; $10 for non-members. Spread the word!

CarePartners Outpatient Center at 68 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville NC.



September 2012 Meeting

Joe offers a bill for Marty - returned despite the presence of flame.

You can always count on Joe.

Our September meeting drew about 15 members and guests.

Marty Shapiro, current president, led the business meeting. Major items included:

  • Formalizing our October 9th meeting for the Two Brothers One Mind performance
  • A reminder to pay annual dues to Gil Carlson, preferably before the October event
  • Bidding farewell to Marcus before his move to Virginia
  • Moving the November meeting and officer nominations to Ricky Boone’s house
  • Viewing the new website by PolkaDot Social.
Entertaining performances were provided by Glenn, Calvin, Gil, Matthew, a young guest, and Marty. Afterward, we broke into small study groups. We had such fun that some of us weren’t headed home until 4 hours after the meeting’s start.
See you next month for the Tuesday, October 9th, 7 PM show by Two Brothers, One Mind!