Liberty Magic @ Home Offers Virtual Illusions

The Cultural District venue will live stream magic shows every Friday night, beginning with performances from a pair of Liberty Magic veterans.
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Magician Anna DeGuzman, whose spring Liberty Magic residency, “Queen of Cardistry” was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic, made her name as an Instagram and YouTube star.

She should be perfect for Liberty Magic @ Home.

The Cultural District’s Liberty Magic is launching a home performance series featuring virtual illusions by (and conversations with) world-renowned magicians. The first show, set for 7:30 p.m. Friday on the Cultural Trust’s YouTube and Facebook pages, features DeGuzman and Eric Jones, a two-time Liberty Magic resident performer.

DeGuzman, a versatile, self-taught performer, has plenty to offer in a virtual setting. As the title of her show references, she’s a master of “cardistry,” the art of dexterous and dazzling card-shuffling; expect that remarkable skill to be on display Friday as well as DeGuzman’s impressive sleight-of-hand talent. 

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Jones is comfortable on camera as well. The Philadelphia-based performer is a veteran of “America’s Got Talent,” successfully tricked Penn & Teller on “Fool Us” and worked on recorded illusions with David Blaine. He also worked with DeGuzman on her show, serving as the director of “Queen of Cardistry.”

Live-stream viewers will be invited to submit questions to the performers, making the sets part magic show and part Q&A. It’s a format that replicates the “Skeleton Key” VIP experience at Liberty Magic, where a limited number of patrons are invited backstage after the show to chat with performers.

New streams are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. every Friday. Recordings of the Liberty Magic @ Home series will remain available on the Cultural Trust YouTube page after the show.

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