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Liberty Magic announces 2019 summer lineup featuring magicians Jones, Terbosic, Kidd & Toland Wednesday-Sunday | May 15 September 8, 2019 | Liberty Magic, 811 Liberty Avenue Eric Jones and Lee Terbosic have wowed sold-out crowds night after night in the intimate venue, and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to announce the 2019 Summer Lineup at Liberty Magic. Since opening in February of 2019, Liberty Magic has been ‘elevating the art of magic’ in a newly-renovated theater space on Liberty Avenue. The speakeasy-type venue is BYOB, and has performances every Wednesday through Sunday. After Lee Terbosic’s In Plain Sleight show wraps in mid-May, London-based magician, Billy Kidd, takes the Liberty Magic stage with her newest close-up magic show, Bridging the Gap. Billy, who has appeared in many magic-based television programs such as Discovery Channel’s Breaking Magic and Syfy’s Wizard Wars, is regarded as one of the preeminent sleight of hand and close-up magicians. Following Billy in late June, Mark Toland brings his unbelievable mentalist abilities, which have earned him recognition around the world, to Pittsburgh with his show Mind Reader. Eric Jones returns in August by popular demand, with an encore of his hit show Impossible. FEATURED EVENTS Billy Kidd in Bridging the Gap May 15 – June 23, 2019 | Liberty Magic, 811 Liberty Avenue You may know Billy Kidd as the host of Discovery Channel’s Breaking Magic, Syfy's Wizard Wars, Penn & Teller's Fool Us, or maybe as a regular on the CW's

Masters of Illusion. Based outside of London, she has entertained thousands of people across five continents. Billy is the founder of Krowd Keepers, Bath, England's very own weekly magic theatre, which has rated the number one entertainment venue for four years running. Billy is regarded as one of the preeminent sleight of hand and close-up magicians today. In her newest close-up presentation Bridging the Gap, Billy brings a sophisticated and modern take on traditional magic which will make you laugh, mystify you, and leave you astonished. Bridging the Gap is full of surprises, so don't blink! Billy, a trained escapologist, performs feats that nobody should try at home. Huge objects appear from nowhere, and small objects

vanish right before your eyes. Audience participation and interaction make this international spectacle fun, exciting, and completely perplexing. Mark Toland in Mind Reader June 26 – August 4, 2019 | Liberty Magic, 811 Liberty Avenue Mark Toland knows what you're thinking. He can tell your birthday, where you grew up, and what you did last summer. To him, your mind is an open book. Mark has appeared everywhere from NBC to NPR to his own TED Talk. And now, you can find out why The Chicago Tribune says "Mark Toland is mind blowing!" and why countless audiences from Orlando to San Diego have recognized him as ‘one of the best mentalists in the world.’ In his latest mental masterpiece, Mind Reader, the audience is the cast, their thoughts are his props, and their minds are his stage. Over the course of 75 minutes, Mark dazzles with psychological illusions and mysteries of the mind. An artist-in-residence at the esteemed Chicago Magic Lounge, the Chicago Reader has repeatedly voted Mind Reader a prestigious "Best Bet!” Don't miss the show that the Portland Fringe Festival calls "clearly created with the skeptic in mind. It’s full of laugh-out-loud moments and countless

surprises.” Mind Reader is ‘a celebration of mystery that deserves to be experienced firsthand.’ Eric Jones in Impossible August 7 – September 8, 2019 | Liberty Magic, 811 Liberty Avenue He’s BACK! After making every single ticket disappear during his sold-out, sixweek run in the spring, Eric Jones returns to Liberty Magic for an encore performance of Impossible. Impossible will leave audiences in wonder as reality transforms into the unreal, coins multiply, and cards fly. By the show's conclusion, guests will be left in amazement by Jones' canny ability to blur the lines between reality and illusion. Tickets start at $40. To purchase tickets: Visit TrustArts.org/Magic, call 412-4566666, visit the Theater Square Box Office at 655 Penn Avenue. Groups of 10 or more call 412-471-6930 or email GroupSales@TrustArts.org. Liberty Magic is a space dedicated to elevating the art of magic. Located at 811 Liberty, on the same block where Harry Houdini mesmerized Pittsburgh crowds in 1916, Liberty Magic is an intimate, speakeasy performance space dedicated to the art of sleight of hand and prestidigitation. With less than 70 seats in four rows, the magicians and performers who appear at Liberty Magic offer you a one-of-a-kind experience that is easy to access and hard to forget. FMI: TrustArts.org/Magic

Monongahela River Community Festival Set for July A collaborative effort, hosted by the Belle Vernon Borough Friends of Recreation Board, inviting all communities along the Monongahela River to participate in a weeklong celebration from July 13 to July 20. The Belle Vernon Borough Friends of Recreation Board is thrilled to announce that they have expanded their popular one-day kayak race and community festival into a weeklong celebration along the Monongahela River. All events will

take place in Belle Vernon. The weeklong celebration will kick off with a Miss/Mrs./Mr. Monongahela River pageant on Saturday, July 13, and conclude with an exciting day-long festival on July 20. The last day of the community festival will include a kayak race from West Brownsville to Belle Vernon, a large community parade, vendor fair, concert, food stands, car show, performances, and an evening fireworks display. Throughout the week, activities will

include a children’s night with a pet parade and ice cream social, a farm-totable dinner, art and essay contests, and much more. All communities located along the Monongahela River are invited and encouraged to participate in the community festival. This weeklong festival will be the first of its kind and will emphasize community building, local collaboration, and positive emphasis on the Mon Valley region. The theme for the first-ever

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Monongahela River Community Festival is: The people on the river are happy to give - a lyric from the song Proud Mary. Entrants in the art and essay contest will produce works based on the festival’s theme. Entry forms for the art contest, essay contest, and the anticipated Miss Monongahela River Pageant are available at fb.me/BVAFriendsofRec Additional information and schedules will be continuously posted and updated via the Belle Vernon Borough Friends of Recreation Board facebook page.

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