Site Meter Ogre's Politics & Views: Blackenshear the Curious

Third this week, in my reviews from the Carolina Renaissance Festival, is Blackenshear the Curious. Unfortunately, by the time I got to his show with the camera, it was getting very crowded. Therefore, I have only this weak shot of him (sorry).

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Also missing (from the picture) is her wonderful assistant, Jayna Lee. Together they perform "Curious magic and impossible illusions." And there's fun and comedy, too. Jayna Lee is the acrobat and contortionist. And she's good! Blackenshear is the magician, and with 15 years of practice, he's getting pretty darn good, too!

This is another great live show with a couple of entertainers who really know what they're doing. Their stated goal is to entertain, and they absolutely do a great job of it. His illusions are indeed impossible. As an amateur magician in my youth, I've always been intrigued with magic tricks. He performs some classics and some really good ones that I still haven't figured out after having watched them for years!

I haven't had a chance to talk much with these two after performances, but I think that's mostly just because I haven't been in the right place at the right time. They sure seem like truly wonderful and nice people. And Jayna Lee is so bubbly and cheerful all the time: think cheerleader on steroids (but in a good way).

If you ever get a chance to head out to this show, be sure and stop by and see these two -- you won't regret it at all!

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Dextre Tripp

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