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Monday, January 23, 7 pm. Vinny Grosso Lecture


Who is Vinny Grosso? past National President of The Society of American Magicians, Member of the Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star, world record holder for jumping on broken glass (WRR), tour manager and technical director for artist like Cesar Millan (the dog whisperer), Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood (Whose Line), Ina Garten (the barefoot contessa) & Mel Brooks

What’s in this lecture? As the title suggests - unique handling, technique and performance premises for several existing routines including a tossed out deck (without a deck!), name a card, Kellar rope tie, fish bowl production, confabulation and more. In addition Vinny will discuss his routine Tasteless that fooled Penn & Teller. Vinny will reveal the genesis of the routine, earlier methods and the entire experience. All the behind the scenes info including walking off the stage thinking he didn’t fool them!

“Vinny Grosso is one of my favorite magicians. Anytime he talks, I listen, and so do lots of other magicians in the know. Don't be fooled by his nice guy image, it's real. And like most top magicians, he realizes that sometimes the best material lies in uncovering a classic and making it new again. Vinny also knows that the real secret to success is in how an entertainer treats an audience and being likable, and he's a master at both.”

-Michael Mode

“Vinny Grosso is one of those rare magicians. He has experience in almost all areas of magic, from behind the scenes, to theater booking other acts to creating rare unusual off the wall yet highly entertaining performance pieces. Vinny is hands on funny and amazing, you need to see, to learn and to experience Vinny Grosso, you will walk away with your life changed. Oh and if that was not enough, he is kind of okay as a human being as well."

-Banachek

Free for members. $20 for guests.


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Past lecturers have included the following:  
Aaron Fisher, Aldo and Rachel Colombini, Arthur Trace, Bill Abbott, Bob Sheets, Bruce Bernstein, Chris Capehart, Curtis Kam,  Dan Fleshman, Dan Harlan, Darwin Ortiz, Daryl (twice), David Calzada, David Campos, Dave Marcus, David Merry, David Parr, David Regal, David Roth, David Solomon, David Stone, David Williamson, Don England, Doug Malloy, Eric Jones, Eugene Burger, Geoff Williams, Glenn Morphew (twice), Jay Sankey, Jeff Prace, Jeremiah Zuo (2x), Jim Krzak, Jay Sankey, Jim Sisti, John Jurney, John Lovick, Kainoa Harbottle, Keith Cobb, Keith Fields, Kozmo, Martin Mercy, Max Krause, Michael Ammar, Mike Hall, Mike Powers (twice). Nathan Kranzo, Neil Tobin, Oz Pearlman, Paul Gertner, Paul Green, Peter Eggink, Richard Sanders, Sean Bogunia, Steve Bryant, Steve Daly, Steve Draun, Tom Dobrowolski (5x), Tomas Medina (twice), Tony Noice, Trent James and Whit Haydn.

Coming Up - All meetings at 7pm

January 23rd, 2017 - Vinny Grosso - Info
February 13th - Shawn McMaster (2nd Monday) - info
March 27th - Kieron Johnson - info
April 24th - Contest
May 22nd - Tom Dobrowolski Lecture

Past lecturers have included the following:  Aaron Fisher, Aldo and Rachel Colombini, Arthur Trace, Bill Abbott, Bob Sheets, Bruce Bernstein, Chris Capehart, Curtis Kam, Dan Fleshman, Dan Harlan, Dave Marcus, Darwin Ortiz, Daryl (twice), David Calzada, David Campos, David Merry, David Parr, David Regal, David Roth, David Solomon, David Stone, David Williamson, Don England, Doug Malloy, Eric Jones, Eugene Burger, Geoff Williams, Glenn Morphew (twice), Jay Sankey, Jeff Prace, Jeremiah Zuo, Jim Krzak, Jim Sisti, John Lovick, Kainoa Harbottle, Keith Cobb, Keith Fields, Kozmo, Martin Mercy, Max Krause, Michael Ammar, Mike Hall, Mike Powers. Nathan Kranzo, Oz Pearlman, Paul Gertner, Paul Green, Peter Eggink, Richard Sanders, Sean Bogunia, Steve Bryant, Steve Daly, Steve Draun, Tom Dobrowolski (5x), Tomas Medina (twice), Tony Noice, Trent James and Whit Haydn.

In addition, we have an annual magic contest which is recorded and broadcast on Comcast Cable's "It's Magic" television show.

All meetings take place at Mr. Beef and Pizza in Mt. Prospect (1796 S. Elmhurst Road Mount Prospect, IL 60056) from 7-9 p.m. Unless otherwise noted, Conjuror's Corner meets on the 4th Monday of every month. In the event that Mr. Beef is closed (as it happened once), our alternate meeting location is the Denny's at Algonquin and Arlington Heights Roads. Map here.