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The Spencers to Present "Magic for the 90s"
at Free Public Show Sept. 29 at Centenary College

The Spencers

Contact: Lynn Stewart or Amy Boltinghouse, Centenary News Service
318-869-5120 or 869-5709

SHREVEPORT, LA -- Illusionists Kevin and Cindy Spencer -- named Performing Arts Entertainers of the Year -- will present an evening of magic and illusion at Centenary College at 8 p.m. Sept. 29 in Hurley Auditorium. The program is free and open to the public as a service of the Centenary Office of Student Activities.

The Spencers are dynamic entertainers who combine magic and illusion with comedy, audience participation and music to produce a show that appeals to a wide audience.

They are one of the most requested acts in the nation, with performances at colleges and universities, performing arts centers, resorts, and as special entertainment for corporate events. The Chicago Tribune says, "The Spencers bring the age-old art of magic into the 90s." The Birmingham News wrote, "their show is fast-paced, sophisticated, state of the art entertainment....this is one show you will want to see."

In 1995, they were named Performing Arts Entertainers of the Year and Best Major Performance. They have the distinction of being listed in the international directory Who's Who in Magic. They were chosen to represent the U.S. and entertain at the World Youth Congress in Oaxtepec, Mexico. They have also received numerous nominations for the National Association of College Acts' Campus Entertainer of the Year and Variety Entertainer of the Year awards.

They have also taken their magical skills beyond the stage. Since 1984, they have been spreading the word about the use of simple magic tricks as a therapeutic tool for the physically challenged through a special program called the Healing of Magic. They do not claim to have originated the idea to use magic as a tool in rehabilitative medicine, but they have greatly expanded upon the concept. The Healing of Magic has an international reputation and is currently being used by some of the most prestigious rehabilitation centers in the U.S. and 13 countries.

For their endeavors, The Spencers were nominated for the 1990 Jefferson Award sponsored by the Kennedy Foundation. They received the 1991 Outstanding Young Virginian Award "for outstanding achievements in their field and distinguished service to their community, state and nation."

Their Shreveport appearance is sponsored by the Centenary Office of Student Activities. For more information call 869-5266 or 869-5056.

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