Published On: Tue, Nov 1st, 2011
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Illusions and Mind Games Magic Show held

     One of the nations top storytellers and artists and three of the areas top illusionists, mentalists and magicians performed in Cherokee at the Cultural & Performing Arts Center in the Cherokee Central School on Friday, Oct. 28.

     The night started with master storyteller Davy Arch who shared legends of Cherokee, including Spearfinger and Uktena. Arch is an EBCI tribal member and is an accomplished artist in a number of mediums. He is currently the manager of the Oconaluftee Indian Village. During this special seasonal event, he has been contributing his storytelling talents to the Myths and Legends Tour.

     Magician Jeane Burton brings laughter and fun to any audience!  Burton’s exciting routines and jokes created the perfect family atmosphere.  Jeane Burton is the owner of The Magic Shop in Greenville, SC. 

     The Southern Charmer, Master Mentalist
Kellar O’Neil brought his mind reading miracles to the audience in Cherokee…revealing personal information about those he had never met (all while blindfolded) and shared the experience of The Mystic Teapot where audience members called out their favorite drinks and they were all poured from the same teapot and then given to audience members to taste their favorite beverage. Performing for over 20 years, O’Neil has appeared on television shows on NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX. 

     Illusionist Thomas Clark has been amazing audiences, making people appear and disappear. He is an award-winning stage magician and actor in national television commercials for many well-known businesses.  His act featured a dove production sequence and leaves left the audience baffled as drove sharp blades straight through his assistant!  When Clark isn’t traveling and performing, he spends his time building effects for other performers.

     Several members of the Cherokee community came to enjoy the night of magic. Several were about to come to the stage and participate in the show. O’Neil asked several local “assistants” as he performed exhibitions of mind reading.

     Cherokee Travel and Tourism related they would like to thank Yona Wade, Joyce Dugan and Cherokee Central Schools for the use of the facility and their support in bringing this magical event to the Cultural and Performing Arts Center.

– Cherokee Travel and Tourism

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