Morning. I may or may not be back… I think I feel better but I think I am also exhausted, which seems weird after sleeping for the last 20 or so hours. This might be the only post. Let’s start the day off with this Windy City Live feature on Bill Cook, who tips a couple secrets to successful performing. He also pulls off some sweet magic.

We have a couple of charity shows to mention. The Parsons Sun, out of Kansas, says that the Proud Animal Lovers no kill shelter is planning a magic dinner show to raise money for their animals. Peter Walterscheid and Terry Elton will provide a 90 minute show with a catered dinner. Meanwhile, Milledgeville, Georgia’s Union-Recorder has details on the two shows mark the Magic Man will perform this Saturday to benefit Communities in Schools of Milledgeville-Baldwin County.

Finally, a very cool story in the Las Vegas Review-Journal about Michael Blau, a high school senior who is taking knowledge gained at the Magic Castle and using it to mentor other students interested in magic. Michael will be attending Washington University next school year… which is literally five minutes north of the current iTricks Tower Midwest. Michael, if you have any questions about the neighborhood, drop me a line!