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Entertainment Agency Showbizwork’s Magician Michael Vincent Nominated As Lecturer Of The Year

Michael Vincent, one of the world’s greatest sleight of hand artistes, has been nominated as Lecturer of the Year’ by the Academy of Magical Arts, based at The Magic Castle in Hollywood, California.
Michael, who is the only person ever to have been named Close-Up Magician of the Year’ three times, in three different decades by the UK’s Magic Circle, is also the only British representative in this prestigious category, with other nominees coming from the United States of America and Germany.
In between his visits to Hollywood, Michael is also in great demand as a performer for high end corporate events and celebrity parties. He performs regularly in resort casinos where his sleight of hand is based around the history of gaming and he is an inspirational speaker and authority on the history of magic.
“It is a great honour to be nominated for my work as a lecturer in the art of magic,” said London based Michael.
He added: “I have always believed in continually raising the profile of magic as an art form and passing on the knowledge that I have learnt throughout my career from some of the masters of magic who have been my mentors. Only by embracing the techniques perfected by our predecessors and passing this knowledge on to up and coming magicians, can we maintain integrity in magic and encourage our audiences to embrace magic as one of the world’s purest art forms.”
The nominations for the Lecturer of the Year category are taken from the fifty magicians who have performed their lectures for the magician membership at The Magic Castle throughout the year. The finalists are those who have delivered the most interesting and informative lectures and a special “blue ribbon awards committee” considers how the lecture has advanced the attendees’ knowledge of, or skill in magic. The criteria also take into account a sense of history, anecdotal and expert demonstration skills.
The recipient of the Lecturer of the Year award receives a beautiful trophy created and manufactured by world-renowned magic builder and craftsman John Gaughan, and a handmade magic wand made of Brazilian rosewood, with tips of African ebony and sterling silver bands. They are presented in a display box made of rare Koa wood from Hawaii with an engraved plaque.
The winner will be announced at a black tie event at the Beverley Hilton Hotel in Beverley Hills. Celebrity award presenters scheduled to be at the glitzy event include Dr Buzz Aldrin, Steve Martin and J.J. Abrams, producer of Lost and Alias.
For more information visit entertainment agency www.showbizworks.com