Showing posts with label Sammy Jakubowicz. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sammy Jakubowicz. Show all posts

02 September 2019

Toronto: James Alan guest hosts The Newest Trick in the Book.

From James Alan's Facebook post:
While the sophisticated and charming Jonah Babins is off lallygagging enjoying his last few days of summer vacation, they've left me to guest-host this special night of The Newest Trick in the Book.

I'm sure Jonah has nothing to worry about. What trouble could we possibly get into with Sammy Jakubowicz, Mike Carbone, uncle Wes and uncle Glenn?

02 October 2017

Random thoughts from "The Newest Trick in the Book"

The Newest Trick in the Book is back Tuesday October 3rd, at 8:30pm, for a FREE Halloween themed show, with Benzi Train, James Alan, James Harrison, and Shamus Mac Gregor!
Last month, I attended the September 5th edition of "The Newest Trick in the Book," billed as "Toronto's ONLY magic open-mic."

I had no idea what to expect from a magic open-mic.  I thought it might be a slightly more dressed up version of watching folks jam at the club or the magic shop.  As it turns out I'd previously seen most of the performers on this program both jamming casually and performing professionally.  Would the evening be a repeat of stuff I'd already seen?

The verdict:  no.  Well, sometimes yes.  But not really.

Let me explain.

The event takes place at  See-Scape Toronto, a sci-fi bar and gaming café.  It's a cozy space filled with wonderful people.  (And lots of games.)



Everything about the place is interesting.


You were probably wondering about the show.

The evening was a TONNE of fun.  The performances were elevated well beyond a typical jam.  Each of the performers had an energy that was different from what I expected of them.  Perhaps it was the buzz of doing something in front of an audience for the first time? 

It was also clear to me, that the performers were having more fun than usual too!  I witnessed the child-like excitement of bringing a new idea to life, the brilliance of turning the tables on an old standard, freshening up a classic, and the general enjoyment of working things out in front of a safe crowd.  (I've heard more than one professional espouse the importance of having a "safe place" to try things out in front of an audience.  I better appreciate the wisdom now.)

If you're in the Toronto area, I encourage you to both attend and perform at "The Newest Trick in the Book."



Trivia questions: who said what?

1) Iä! Iä! Cthulhu fhtagn! a) Sammy Jakubowicz
2) Mr. Harrison, it's time for your medication. b) Chris Westfall
3) That's what I would do if I were in your position. But I'm a jerk. c) James Harrison
4) I'm not a thief, I'm a magician. d) James Alan



With thanks to the wonderful performers!













05 September 2017

Toronto: The Newest Trick in the Book

From the Toronto Magic Company's Facebook page:

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12 January 2013

Rob Testa reviews Ninety Nine Fabrications

From iTunes:
Powerful stuff man.

Read more.
 
Don't believe him? Read "Ninety-Nine Fabrications Vol. I The Collected Reports of the P. Howard Lyons Ring of the International Brotherhood of Magicians" for yourself.



01 July 2011

Ring 17: executive for 2011-12

The executive of Toronto's Sid Lorraine Hat & Rabbit Club, IBM Ring 17 for 2011-12:
  • President: James Alan
  • 1st Vice President: Dr. Sammy Jakubowicz
  • 2nd Vice President: Deborah Fallick
  • Secretary: Rylan Cardoso
  • Treasurer: Andrew Goss
  • Past President: Robert Taylor

I can't wait to see what's in store for the club next season!