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Award-winning Illusionist-Comedian to Perform at Centenary March 10

Contact: Rich Thompson, Office of Student Activities, 318-869-5266
318-869-5266, or Lynn Stewart or Amy Boltinghouse, Centenary News Service,
318-869-5120 or 318-869-5709

SHREVEPORT, LA -- Illusionist-Comedian Adam Steinfeld will perform at Centenary College at 8 p.m. Monday, March 10. Free and open to the public, the program will be held in the Hurley Music Building Auditorium on the east side of the Centenary campus.

Steinfeld's show incorporates and expands classic illusions such as levitation of an audience member or sawing a woman in thirds, with vignettes involving the theatre audience.

The performance includes illusions, such as slicing his assistant in half without even placing her in a box, and a raccoon-hat that comes to life unsuspectingly. Routines also include "The Great Train Robbery" and "The Smart Alec Duck."

At an early age, Steinfeld began to be recognized for his ability as a magician. He won the first-place trophy at the Florida State Society of American Magicians Convention at age 11 and won it again in 1975 at age 17.

On April Fool's Day, 1988 he earned the title of "The World's Most Versatile Magician" when he shattered a record in the Guiness Book of World Records by performing 102 magic tricks in three minutes and 13 seconds. He is also the author of the book Stupid Bar Tricks, which is now in its fourth printing.

In 1980, he earned a B.A. degree in motion picture/television production and drama from the University of Miami. Since then, he has been a magic consultant and feature performer for numerous television and film projects, commercials, network television shows and live show productions. He also travels around the world performing at casinos, clubs, resorts and colleges.

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