Sep 05

Alabama Magic Show A Lot Of Fun!

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

Alabama Magic Show Was A Joy To Perform!

Alabama Magic Show that I performed was great fun and a joy! The state is one of my favorite places to visit because everybody is friendly. I especially enjoy going to Mobile, Alabama due to the beach! You can check out this website link to see other places to visit in Alabama: Places To Visit.

Gulf Shores is a great place to vacation in light of their beaches. Northern Alabama also has the Huntsville Space Center. I wrote an blog post in regards to Northern Alabama because of fall foliage: Northern Part of State Blog Post.

Alabama Magic Children’s Show

So, about two weeks ago I traveled over to the state in order to perform a children’s magic show. I have recently changed my children’s magic show to furthermore improve it. The magic show has some big changes to it and uses some egg magic. In addition the show also has a peanut butter and jelly routine. The peanut butter and jelly sandwich routine is especially funny! I also use a hat tear magic trick along with the “magic birthday garland.” You can see a picture of it below in this article. The photo is used with the parent’s permission:

Alabama Magic

Alabama Magic Show Has Change At The End

I have also changed the ending of the children’s magic show so that it will be better. I felt it was important to keep the focus of the magic show on the birthday child. A birthday theme magic show should focus on the birthday guest of honor in order to make that guest happy. I do that by doing a magic trick that makes a big “Happy Birthday” silk appear out of the air. I present in a very funny manner so that people will laugh. Here is the picture below. The picture is used with the parent’s permission below:

Alabama Magic

I hope everybody had a great Labor Day weekend like I did! I rested and spent time with the family. Y’all take care and have a wonderful day!

Aug 08

New PS4 Pro Games I Have Been Playing

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

New PS4 Pro Games Watch Dogs 2 And Mafia 3

New PS4 Pro games I have recently been playing are Watch Dogs 2 and Mafia 3. The PS4 Pro makes both of these games much more enjoyable because of improved graphics. Not only that, but the game console also improves upon the playability of these games. The developers of Watch Dogs 2 wrote a much better storyline so it is much more fun! It would seem the developers also put more emphasis on character development as well. The characters in Watch Dogs 2 is much more likable because they don’t take themselves seriously. These characters also have their own philosophy about things rather than guided by hate and revenge. The last character in the first Watch Dogs was guided by revenge and hate which made him less likable. You can read an IGN review of the game here: Watch Dogs 2 Review

New PS4 Pro Games

Mafia III also has a great storyline like many mafia movies you see out of Hollywood. I can relate to the character Lincoln that you play because he is a veteran. I am a veteran myself, however, not of the Vietnam War like he was. Personally, I am not a fan of the game because I do not like to play criminals in a video game. I like to play good and likeable people because you care about those characters more. Given that is the case, I would probably prefer a video game different from Mafia 3 though, sometimes I do enjoy playing the bad guy from time to time in a video game!

Horizon Zero Dawn and Return of Tombraider

Some other new PS4 Pro games I have been playing is Horizon Zero Dawn and Return of Tombraider. The characters in both of those video games are much more likable, cool and adventurous! I especially like “The Return of Tombraider” and exploring tombs and going on an Indiana Jones type adventure. Tomraider is one of my favorite video game series. Horizon Zero Dawn is another great game with great graphics. The game takes place far into the future and has machines where you trying to solve a mystery of where the machines came from. An excellent game to play that I recommend!

Aug 07

Cell Phones These Days are Amazing!

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

Cell Phones And Their Modern Technology Is Incredible!

Cell phones these days are amazing because of the modern technology behind them! I recently purchased an LG Fiesta in order to replace my old cell phone. So now my whole family with the exception of my wife went and bought new cell phones. My mother’s Samsung phone is consequently much better than her flip phone she had. I am able to check company email, social media, accept payments and accept phone calls on mine. My phone can run my entire business provided that it has all these apps you can install. I have installed an app on the phone that can even add emails to my Aweber email list. ZDNet wrote an interesting article and posted it on their website: Technology’s Profound Impact. The article posted writes about how mobile technology has improved our lives. I agree that mobile technology has very much improved our lives due to advances.

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Mobile Technology’s Profound Impact Today

Cell phones today are much small, thinner, pack a lot of power and are very useful. I have found that my current cell phone improves the efficiency of my business tremendously. The LG Fiesta has definitely made my life much easier for a very affordable price too! I plan to install the Skype App to my cell phone so that I can skype with clients and business partners. Facetime is another great app you can install on a cell phone too from what I understand. I will probably go ahead and install both apps on mine. That way I have a great deal of flexibility. Eventually, I am going to purchase the new iPhone 8 Plus when it comes out on the market. The iPhone 8 Plus will be very difficult to get due to huge crowds wanting to buy it.

Aug 06

Relaxing Sunday By The Swimming Pool

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

Relaxing Sunday Just Taking Things Slow

Relaxing Sunday is on the agenda for me today so I can recuperate. I might go to the brother in law’s to play a board game since it has been a while. “Ticket To Ride” board game is fun to play because it’s simple. My wife enjoys that particular game so she plays it on her Kindle too! Probably another thing I might do is jump in the swimming pool. Swimming pools require a great deal of maintenance and I do a good job. I am always doing some kind of work on the swimming pool each week. You simply cannot neglect the swimming pool when you own one. Coffee was also great this morning as I drink coffee every morning.

Relaxing Sunday

Tips And Ideas For Relaxing

I found this article for ideas of what to do on a relaxing Sunday: Things To Do For Relaxation. Indeed, it is important to take some time off so you can be productive at work. People, too often, do not take time off for themselves which harms their productivity. You can feel run down and tired after awhile. I know for me personally I have worked hard and didn’t take a day off. Given that was the case, I found myself suddenly passing out and sleeping all day.

My body simply just shut down and said, time to recharge your batteries. I didn’t have a choice in the matter. It seems the body has an automatic shutdown mechanism to make you recuperate involuntarily. Alternatively, it is better to simply take some time off and spend time with family. In addition to board games, I also enjoy video games. Not too long ago I got a PS4 Pro which makes the games I have much more fun. The games play much smoother on this nice piece of technology!

Aug 05

Busy August Month Coming Up!

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

Busy August Month As Bookings Come In

Busy August is coming as a result of more bookings! The weather this month has been good for swimming because of sunny days. I have been maintaining the swimming pool so that my family can enjoy it. My sister likes to bring her children over to swim in light of the nice weather. The month of August is great for fishing due to warmer temperatures. The best month of the summer is above all August because it is low key. Odessey has a great article discussing the month of August being the best or worst month: Article On The Best Or Worst Month.

Busy August

My company currently offers a parlor show now due to needing to entertain adult audiences. I have been doing a great deal of scripting so I have not been able to blog as much. A script is very important for a magic act in order to have a great show. Artists under-estimate the need for a great script and as a result don’t have as good a show. I have also written and developed a script for a stage show as well.

Stage And Parlor Magic

So, in addition to trade show magic, I also have a parlor and stage magic show put together. I still need to get the music changer for the stage show but then I will rehearse it. Parlor magic is good for a living room setting hence is not suitable for massive audiences. Stage shows are suitable for massive audiences containing hundreds of people as a result of the props used. I have performed my parlor show and it is a big hit due to my scripting and practicing. I don’t think the parlor show would have been as good if I didn’t script and choose my pieces of magic carefully.

Aug 04

Las Vegas Trade Show Magic And Fun!

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

Las Vegas Trade Show Magic!

I just came back from doing some Las Vegas trade show magic for one of my repeat clients. CNC Factory hired me again because of the good work I did last time. We played hard due to the fact we worked hard! It was nice to be flown out to Las Vegas and stay in a mansion that the CEO of CNC Factory rented for himself, his employees as well as me. We had an absolute ball! The trade show I worked was called the AWFS or the Association of Woodworking and Furnishing Suppliers. The fair was located at the Las Vegas Convention Center: Las Vegas Convention Center.

We worked hard from July 19 thru July 22 so we rewarded! Our team went to eat at the Rio Hotel where Penn and Teller performs! We ordered the seafood buffet as well as all the other buffets so all of us ate well:

Las Vegas Trade Show Magic

The client was happy and so would like to hire me for a third time. I performed a “Nut and Bolt” magic trick using a nut and a bolt that “magically” unscrews itself from the bolt to capture the audience’s attention. The audience really enjoyed the magic tricks and hence did a good job of bringing people to the booth! CNC Factory got a lot of people in their booth because of my magic! The magic works very well in capturing attention and consequently getting people to stop.

Looking Forward To Future Events!

I have other potential clients now interested in hiring me for trade show magic because of the job I did in Vegas. I checked with CNC Factory first to be sure they didn’t mind me working for some of the other interested clients. Trade show magic will be a great addition for these new clients when they exhibit at their future events!

Jan 18

Worked Hard Yesterday And Got Lots Done

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

I Worked Hard Yesterday And Got A Lot Accomplished

I worked hard yesterday so I feel like I am getting somewhere. The day was a productive because I wanted to be ready for my upcoming gig. One activity I engaged in was a 2 mile walk due to the need for exercise. Exercise is important for your productivity because you take care of yourself. If you don’t exercise it seems to hurt your energy level and thus your productivity. So, it’s important not under-estimate the need for exercise.

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A key to a productive day is also using a daily to do list. Your productivity gets much better when you use such a list but it’s also important to use it correctly. The website, Lifehack, provides some great tips on how to use the daily to do list wisely: Daily To Do List Practices. I have long term goals that I write out every day and then a daily to do list. I like to use the daily to do list to break my long term goals down into simple small tasks. This approach enables you to get a lot done over a period of time and ultimately accomplish your goals.

Combining Daily To Do List And Long Term Goal List

Two lists are important, the long term goal list and daily to do list. The long term goal list gives you direction and a destination to work towards so you have a purpose. A lack of purpose is what hurts many people and their productivity. A daily to do list is part of your plan to accomplish your long term goals. By breaking down tasks into small things each day that work towards goals, over time you accomplish a lot.

I think their is a saying that goes “drip by drip the giant jug fills slowly up to full.” So, it’s the same concept as long term goals and daily tasks. The jug is your long term goals and the daily to do list is each drip of water filling the jug. The concept is very simple and easy to understand. It works quite well in the real world.

Jan 17

Paninis Are Awesome And Enjoying Making Them

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

Enjoy Making Paninis With The New Family Panini Press

My family bought a panini press and let me tell you, it was really awesome! I made a sliced turkey meat panini with pesto, oregano, Swiss, American and provolone cheese so it was the best! The best paninis are homemade so I would suggest getting a panini press. A second recipe I like to use adds cooked turkey bacon and a sliced green pepper in addition to what I generally use.

paninis

My basic recipe adds pesto, oregano, Swiss, American and provolone cheese along with turkey and Texas toast. The food network website offers other great ideas for making the perfect panini: Great Recipes.

Other Type Panini Sandwiches

A great idea for a panini is grill up some seasoned chicken, throw it on some Texas Toast bread, various different cheeses and additional seasoning, that would be awesome! Throw some red pepper in the sandwich to especially add more taste. Here is a recipe that uses sun dry tomatoes: Chicken Panini Recipe . I have never thought of using sun dried tomatoes for a panini but that is certainly a great idea. Another thing I need to try is some basil due to the fact I forgot to buy it last time I was shopping. It’s probably a good idea to also cut up the grilled chicken into pieces when making the sandwich too!

I also like to eat some soup with the panini sandwich as well. That way it’s a very hearty meal and it was extremely filling. My favorite soup to eat with a panini is turkey chili because I enjoy a spicy soup. Other great alternatives for me besides turkey chili is chicken and rice soup or chicken noodle soup. Today, I had chicken and rice soup with my panini and I look forward to trying new recipes.

Jan 16

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy Today

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

Important Day For Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s Legacy

Today is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and I am tremendously proud much of the civil rights movement originated in Georgia. I admire Martin Luther King because of his vision of love, unity, compassion and tolerance and how he succeeded in triumphing against the forces of hate. So, for me, Martin Luther King Day means a day to celebrate and love each other, to celebrate peace, happiness and tolerance and hope for the future. That’s what Martin Luther King Day means to me. It is important that we pay our humble tribute to a great man that taught America the importance of these values. It is a day to for honoring not just the man but also the values he represented. Here is an article from the King Center website explaining the meaning of the day: MLK Day.

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The article discusses the importance of how Martin Luther King challenged us to live up to our noblest principles. It’s easy to talk the talk but quite different to walk the walk so it’s important we challenge ourselves. The man was also a force for real democracy and freedom and that’s what this country is all about.

Other Meanings Of Today’s Holiday

Today is a day of interracial and intercultural cooperation because of Martin’s legacy. This wonderful, powerful, loving legacy is something that we as Americans should always be proud of and always should cherish and honor. The holiday is a as the above website stated is a peoples holiday and I agree wholeheartedly.

I live in the state of Georgia so I have a special love for Atlanta. The King Center along with the Ebenezer Baptist Church where the Civil Rights Movement was spearheaded is in Atlanta, GA. This is something for the state of Georgia to be and have something to be truly and genuinely proud of. I am proud of Atlanta and Martin Luther King Jr and other leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. They are and were true American heroes who made history and taught me a lot of what it means to be American. These historical leaders make me tremendously proud and I feel privileged that they left this legacy to future generations like myself. I hope to be able to live up to the legacy because I want future generations to have it too.

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