FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUST 15, 2016 

Variety Entertainer, Magician, Hypnotist Ray Magic Adams
at IU Southeast Sept. 8
 
IU Southeast Campus Life Student Program Council, the IU Southeast School of Natural Sciences Psychology Department, and the Ogle Center present start-of-the-academic-year event
The Indiana University Southeast office of Campus Life's Student Program Council, along with the School of Natural Sciences Psychology Department and the Ogle Center will present variety entertainer, magician, and hypnotist, Ray Magic Adams on Thursday, September 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ogle Center on the IU Southeast campus, 4201 Grant Line Road in New Albany. The event is free for IU Southeast students, faculty, and staff with their university UCard.  Admission for the general public is $10.  Tickets may be purchased at the Ogle Center ticket office, by calling (812) 941-2525, or online at oglecenter.com.

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Ray Magic Adams is an award-winning comedic variety entertainer.  His talents include magic, juggling, comedy, plate spinning, whip cracking, ventriloquism, and he is also a trained hypnotist! Adams is a duel member of the  International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Society of American Magicians. He has won numerous competitions including: first and second place Close-Up Magic (2009 & 2010) at the Winter Carnival of Magic at Pigeon Forge, second place Internationally Close-Up Magic Contest (2009), and first place in Stage Magic (2005) and the coveted People's Choice Award (2004 & 2005) from the Louisville Magic Club.

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Adams has been a professional magician since 2001, traveling the United States and parts of Europe performing his one-of-a-kind magic for audiences of all ages. Adams has performed for conventions, corporate and promotional events, cocktail parties, fundraisers, theaters, banquets, school assemblies, church events, many birthday parties, and many more. After much study and practice in the science and art of stage hypnosis, Ray Adams has entertained many audiences with his comedy hypnosis show.

With his loud style, spiky hair and cartoon-like personality, he is funny, magical, and has a unique style all his own.  Audiences love him and he has them rolling in the floor with laughter.

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Adams, a native to the Louisville, Kentucky area, started studying the art of magic at the very young age of four. He saw a magician at a local church by the name of Marvin Cull. Within a week after the show, that little boy became sick and was quickly sent to bed.

His mother believed that part of the healing process was to distract the young boy to overcome the symptoms of his illness--probably suffering from chicken pox. Inspired by Ray's fascination with magic, his mother purchased his first magic trick gadget... the magic trick made by magic eye was to cut and restored a piece of rope to its original length. The toy Ray fell in love with started him on the path of a lifelong fascination with illusion and magic.

It seems that children of all ages thoroughly enjoy and become interested in magic at some time during their childhood, but they soon find that they lack the dedication it requires to master basic techniques of creating an illusion. Sometimes it takes many years to master the skills needed to produce the desired result.

After years of study and practice, Ray Magic Adams became a professional magician and a member of the Louisville Magic Club at the age of 14. He would walk on stage with a cane and a hat and pull cards out of mid-air, amazing onlookers who were surprised by the skill of such as a young man. Ray went on to perform with mastery very difficult manipulation with cards and billiard balls, making the balls appear and dance between his fingers. In 2005, Ray became of member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

Along with his successes on stage, he went on to create performances that earned internationally recognition being awarded first and second place Close-up Magic (2009) & 2010) at the Winter Carnival of Magic at Pigeon Forge, second place at Internationally Close-Up Magic Contest (2009) held in Nashville, Tennessee, and first place in Stage Magic (2005) and the coveted People's Choice Award (2004 & 2005) from the Louisville Magic Club.

The performance by Ray Magic Adams at Indiana University Southeast is sponsored by the IU Southeast office of Campus Life's Student Program Council, the IU Southeast School of Natural Science's Psychology Department, the IU Southeast chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, and the Ogle Center.

IU Southeast students, faculty, and staff are admitted free with their university UCard.  Admission for all others is $10.

Tickets may be purchased at the Ogle Center ticket office, by calling (812) 941-2525, or online at oglecenter.com.

Campus Life events are funded by student activity fees.  For special accommodations  or further information, contact the office of Campus Life at (812) 941-2316 or visit the office in room UC 010.

Parking will be free from one hour before the start of the performance until one hour following the end of the performance.  Vehicles parked on campus at other times without a permit will be subject to ticketing.
EVENT DETAILS

The Indiana University Southeast Office of Campus Life's  Student Program Council, the IU Southeast School of  Natural Sciences' Psychology Department, Tau Kappa  Epsilon Fraternity, and the IU Southeast Ogle Center
present

RAY MAGIC ADAMS
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 | 7:30 P.M.
THE OGLE CENTER | STEM CONCERT HALL
Indiana University Southeast
4201 Grant Line Road | New Albany

Admission is free to IU Southeast students, faculty, and staff with a university UCard.
Admission for the general public is $10. 
Tickets are available at the Ogle Center ticket office, by calling (812) 941-2525, or online at oglecenter.com. 

Ogle Center | Indiana University Southeast | (812) 941-2525 | oglemail@ius.edu  | oglecenter.com
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