Prepare to be amazed at “The Heart and Soul of Magic,” hitting the Seabrook Auditorium stage Saturday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m. Fayetteville State University welcomes magicians Randy “Ran’D” Shine, Jamahl Keyes, Kid Ace and Hip Hop Juggler for this event.
According to Aaron Singleton, personal relations representative for FSU’s Seabrook Performance Series, “We talked to folks at Fort Bragg … we thought (this show) was something that would appeal to families and people of all ages.”
Steve Mack, a fellow staff member at Seabrook, commented on the acts, saying, “When we put the series together for this year, we looked for a variety of entertainment … we talked about doing something that would appeal to the military, families and students in the area.”
Magical comedian Randy Shine has been entertaining a variety of audiences for more than 10 years. A highly acclaimed performer, Shine has presented at such prestigious events as the 44th Presidential Inauguration Banquet and Ball for President Barack Obama. Moreover, Shine teaches about magic at universities throughout the country and various U.S. military bases around the world; he also performs in hospitals for children with terminal illnesses.
Shine has even been a producer for “The Heart and Soul of Magic” tour itself. He will share the stage with Jamahl Keyes, another comedic magician who blends interactive laughs with classic magic. “Keyes is, in his own rite, an ‘ace-magician’ — he does workshops on team-building and becoming a better person,” said Singleton.
Kid Ace will put a fresh spin on the show by mixing magic with illusion. Besides his performances across the globe, he has entranced audiences on his “North American Tour” and starred on season three of the Netflix sensation “Bill Nye Saves the World.”
Kid Ace specializes in infusing magic with elements of today’s culture. His understanding of fashion and music influences his performances in a way everyone will love.
Another culturally savvy magician, Paris, or the “Hip Hop Juggler” as nicknamed by Al Roker, has been performing for more than 10 years. His comedy, stunts and juggling skills have wowed audiences from the White House to “The Today Show.” Paris has taught his fans how to juggle at various conventions, and you can find him showing off his skills in Thalía and Natti Natasha music video “No Me Acuerdo.”
“You can expect to be amazed, to be dazzled — you can expect to laugh a lot,” Singleton said of the show. “If you don’t want to have fun, you shouldn’t show up.”
Of the performers, Mack said, “They’re all good at just getting everyone in the audience involved. The fact that we were able to package all four of these artists really made it something unique.”
“The Heart and Soul of Magic” will take place at Seabrook Auditorium at Fayetteville State University, 1200 Murchison Rd. To purchase tickets, visit www.etix.com. For more information, call 910-672-1724 or visit www.facebook.com/jwseabrookauditorium. This event is open to the public.