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Revisiting Jeff Sheridan Conjurer/inventor/magician

A few years ago I went to Frankfurt to visit magician Jeff Sheridan. He was working on some art collages and new magic illusions which were very amazing. Recently I spoke to him on the phone and he mentioned the Youtube video that he made in 2005. I have attached it below. Also, I created this slide show from photographs I have taken of Jeff Sheridan performing in Central Park and images taken from book covers and magazines where he was featured.

It was projected during Jeff’s performance at Monday Night Magic in 2005 which was hosted by Todd Robbins.
During the past several decades, Jeff has made Frankfurt his home and during this time he has performed at the legendary variety club Tiger Palast as well as many private engagements (Mercedes, Deutsch bank, etc). He has created many pieces of art/collages during his time in Frankfurt as well as invent many new magic illusions for Milton Bradley Magic Works, Japanese company Tenyo, and Viking Magic.

He authored the 1977 book, Street Magic, An Illustrated History of Wandering Magicians and Their Conjuring Arts. The book was co-authored by Edward Claflin.

Jeff Sheridan also authored in 1982 ‘Nothings Impossible, Stunts to Entertain and Amaze’ published by Lothrop Lee and Shepard. The book was illustrated with photographs by me.

His film “Jeff Sheridan – Hand to Mind” has been seen by over 24 thousand viewers on You Tube.

Posted here for your convenience!


Other posts about Jeff Sheridan can be found HERE!

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“Juggle This!” Show Spectacular – Miller Theatre, Columbia University June 23, 2013

FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS

Ross Berenson – David Malterre – Samuel Guo

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Hosted by Todd Robbins

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Todd Robbins hypnotizes the Juggle This audience.Todd Robbins hypnotizes the Juggle This audience.

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To kick the show off the inventive, highly skilled SEAN BLUE

Seawn Blue peforms at JUGGLE THIS

Sean Blue performing at JUGGLE THIS

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BEKKA ROSE  traveled from Canada to perform her lovely, lyrical club routine.

Bekka Rose peforming at JUGGLE THIS

Bekka Rose peforming at JUGGLE THIS.

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ROBIN HU adds lots of nice moves the ‘diablo’ act.

Robin Hu performs at JUGGLE THIS

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TODD ROBBINS invites a few audience members onto the stage to participate in a magical illusion.

Audience members volunteer at JUGGLE THIS

All of the participants are ask to sit in a chair sideways and lower their heads onto the lap of the other next to them.

Todd Robbins removes the last of four chairs.Todd Robbins removes the last of four chairs.

Audience members participate in trick at JUGGLE THIS.After all the chairs are removed one at a time the audience members remain static in place.

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International award-winning NY based juggler MICHAEL KARAS took the stage over with his skills.

Michael Karas juggles 2 balls behind his back at JUGGLE THISMichael Karas juggles 3 balls behind his back.

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IRINA BURDETSKY breaks up the house with her high powered hula hoop act.

Irene Burdetsky performing at JUGGLE THIS.

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The SURPRISE of the evening was 3rd grader BENNETT SANTORA.

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Bennett Santora performs at JUGGLE THIS

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KYLE JOHNSON from Oakland, CA. incorporates movement with manipulation/juggling.

Kyle Johnson performing at JUGGLE THIS.

Kyle Johnson performing at JUGGLE THIS.

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Host TODD ROBBINS brings his ‘sideshow’ stunt ‘The Human Blockhead’ to the audience.

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Todd Robbins bangs a nail into his head at JUGGLE THIS.

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Brooklyn based RYAN SHINJI MURRAY hand balances himself on chairs.

Ryan Shinji Murray performing at JUGGLE THIS

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Directly from Sweden is EMIL DAHL who adds inventive, fresh life into club juggling.

Emil Dahl performing at JUGGLE THIS

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CURTAIN CALL!

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100th Anniversary of The Palace Theatre -The Theatre Museum Excellence Awards @ The Players Club

100th Anniversary of The Palace Theatre in New York City. June 3rd, 2013

Palace Theatre 100th Anniversary

An evening of Awards of Excellence from The Theatre Museum and A Variety show like those presented at The Palace Theatre.

2013.06.03_PlayersClb_013An Award was given to Helen Marie Guditis for Distiguished Service to the Theatre. It was accepted by her brother Albert.

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Emerson College was given the Award for 'Theatre Arts Eduction".

Melia Bensusssen accepted the Theatre Arts Education Award for Emerson College.

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A Vaudeville Tribute to The Palace Theatre’s 100th Anniversary

Producer/Aufhor and Performer Trav SDTrav S.D. introduces the evening of festivities for the 100th Anniversary.

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Master of Ceremonies Todd Robbins tries to hypnotize the audience.Master of Ceremonies Todd Robbins tries to hypnotize the audience.

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Rope handler and whip cracker Chris McDaniel opened the show.Rope handler and whip cracker Chris McDaniel opened the show.

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Ariela Pizza performed a delightful song with some dancing.Ariela Pizza performed a delightful song with some dancing.

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Poor Baby Bree took us back in time with her  songs.Poor Baby Bree took us back in time with her  songs.

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Rod Kimball and Andy Sapora performed a wacky act together.Rod Kimball and Andy Sapora performed  together.

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Rebecca Joy Fletcher dancing with Theatre Museum Chairman Stuart F. Lane during her act.Rebecca Joy Fletcher dancing with Theatre Museum Chairman Stewart F. Lane during her act.

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2013.06.03_PlayersClb_259Ron Hutchinson introduced some video clips of the Vitaphone Project of vaudeville stars projected at the end of the evening.

The Theatre Museum Awards were produced by Alyssa Renzi

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Also at the evening’s festivities was Joe Franklin and Will Jordan. Both spoke about their days in show business.

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For more information on The Theatre Museum go here.

For more information on Trav S.D go here. (Producer of the Vaudeville show this night)

For more information on The Vitaphone Project go here.

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Juggle This – Miller Theatre @ Columbia University – June 22nd, 2013 – 7:30pm

Todd Robbins performing the sideshow miracle  'human blockhead'.Todd Robbins is hosting this wonderful evening of talent and surprises.

Irina Burdetsky performing Hula Hoop act.Irina Burdetsky from Russia.

Emil Dahl - juggler from SwedenEmil Dahl – Juggler from Sweden

Ryan Shinji Murray - Brooklyn AcrobatRyan Shinji Murray – Brooklyn Acrobat

Michael Karas is aNY based award winning juggler.Michael Karas is a NY based award winning juggler.

Sean Blue is at seanblue.netSean Blue is at seanblue.net.

Kyle johnson id s California based juggler.Kyle Johnson is California based juggler.

Robin Hu began juggling in 2005.Robin Hu began juggling in 2005.

Amazing lineup of acts! Variety at it’s best!

To find out more about each performer click on the names highlighted.

Buy Tickets here

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Workshops! – Open Juggling! – The Show!

For more information on the Juggle This event go to their Official Page.

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Strange for Hire – An Eclectic Live Show @ Times Scare, NYC

Every Thursday night at Times Scare – The “Strange for Hire‘ Variety Show.

“An eclectic live show featuring sideshow acts, circus skills, burlesque beauties, and other magical doings’ (From the Strange for Hire Postcard)

Great fun and it’s every Thursday!

Times SCare Crypt CafeThe Crypt Cabaret is the home of the new “Strange for Hire’ Variety Show @ Times Scare, NYC

The Strange for Hire host is Donny VomitThe Strange for Hire host is Donny Vomit. Entertaining the audience in between acts.

Donny Vomit starts the show off with a bullwhip act.Donny Vomit starts the show off with a bullwhip act.

'The Brooklyn Juggler' Kyle Petereson.The Brooklyn Juggler Kyle Peterson finishes off a wonderful cigar box juggling routine.

Chloe helps remove the sword from Donny Vomit's throat.Audience volunteer Chloe helps remove the sword from Donny Vomit’s throat.

Dubiniperforms feats of magic and wonder.Dubini performs feats of magic and wonder.

Dubini swallows needles from the voodoo doll and then brings them back up.Dubini swallows needles from the voodoo doll and then brings them back up. 

Donny Vomit tries his hand at juggling machete knives and an apple.Donny Vomit tries his hand at juggling machete knives and an apple.

Cheeky Lane brings some sizzle to the show.Cheeky Lane brings some sizzle to the show.

Donny Vomit swallows a balloon all the way down his throat.Donny Vomit swallows a balloon all the way down his throat.

Kyle Peterson juggles clubs while riding a unicycle.Kyle Peterson juggles clubs while riding a unicycle.

donny Vomit requests from the audience that they 'tweet' the strangest thing they have had in theirr mouth.Donny Vomit requests from the audience that they ‘tweet’ the strangest thing they have had in their mouth. OMG!

Todd Robbins starts off the 2nd half of the show with 'fire eating'Todd Robbins starts off the 2nd half of the show with ‘fire eating’.

Lighting up the stage with amazing skills of fire eating.Lighting up the stage with his amazing skills.

Todd Robbins performing the sideshow miracle  'human blockhead'.Todd Robbins performing the sideshow miracle  ‘human blockhead‘.

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A great evening of unusual entertainment and fun. NY use to have many venues for eccentric performing arts and it is great to see Todd and Donny bring it back!

Coming up in the near future are the following dates:

May 23, May 30, June 6, June 13, June 20, June 27, July 5, July 11, July 18, July 25.

There is NO REASON you shouldn’t get to STRANGE FOR HIRE at least one of these dates!

Go here for tickets.