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(Ithaca, NY) – The State Theatre of Ithaca, CFCU Community Credit Union and Gateway Commons continue The Community Series Series with world renown magician Jeff McBride  Saturday, April 9th at 7pm.

McBride’s magic has been featured on every major television network, with the most recent appearances on The World Magic Awards and Masters of Illusion on MyNetwork, and judging VH-1’s Celebracadabra! and on A&E’s Mindfreak with Criss Angel.  Previously his Mask & Card Act was featured on World’s Greatest Magicians on NBC.

He was Burned Alive on ABC’s Champions of Magic, and he was heavily featured as both performer and expert on PBS’s “The Art of Magic” and TLC’s “Mysteries of Magic.”  McBride has even “Gone where no magician had gone before” as a special guest star on Star Trek – Deep Space Nine. Now see him Live.

McBride’s signature fusion of mask, myth, drama and illusion reflects his lifelong study of magic’s multi-cultural roots.

His first full-evening exploration of these themes, Mask, Myth & Magic, won acclaim Off-Broadway and on national tour, as well as at arts festivals in Barcelona (for the 1992 Olympics), London, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

He has been profiled in Elle Magazine, Town & Country, The New York Times, Harpers and dozens of other publications worldwide.

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The Magic Circle, among the world’s most prestigious magic societies, wrote that “McBride may well be the most influential magician of our time,” not only for his performing work, but because he has become magic’s foremost teacher.

He is the founder of the McBride Magic & Mystery School in Las Vegas, and regularly teaches and lectures at magic conventions around the world.

Tickets for Jeff McBride – Many Faces of Magic  are $24.50 for Adults, $19.50 for Seniors or Students and $12.50 for Children. Tickets are available through the State Theatre Box Office at 105 W. State/MLK Jr. St., by calling 607-277-8283, or online at www.stateofithaca.com.

Jeff McBride – Many Faces of Magic is sponsored by Cornell Business and Technology Park, Northeast Pediatrics and The Ithaca Times and is a part of the CFCU Community Credit Union and The Gateway Commons Community Series.

State Theatre of Ithaca Inc. is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that owns and operates Tompkins County’s last remaining historic theatre. Their mission is to enhance the cultural life of Ithaca and the Finger Lakes by preserving, operating and promoting the historic State Theatre as an active venue for national, international and community performances and programming. Over 65,000 people will attend events there during the 2015/16 season.  

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Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at jalmendarez@ithacavoice.com; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.