Nightcrawler: Presto-Chango, magicians come to CT


Magician Criss Angel recently appeared at a special press conference at Connecticut’s Foxwoods casino to reveal his latest trick.

“My goal is to redefine magic touring like Cirque du Soleil did for the circus,” Angel said of his upcoming Supernaturalist show, an ensemble effort with a cast hand-picked by Angel that will premiere at Foxwoods June 25 and hold residency at the Connecticut casino five times weekly through July 23. “I’ve scoured the globe for the best performers, each in their respected disciplines, and our lineup is truly historic,” Angel says. “Our illusions are not only original, but revolutionary.”

Banachek “The Mentalist” upped the excitement ante by predicting the Hartford Courant front page headline for July 7 (which, of course, he will not reveal until the July 7 evening show in the Fox Theater). Other performers include Spanish Street Magician Adrian Vega, Stefan “The Manipulator” Vanel from France and Johnny Dominquez, the “Dog Conjuror of Colombia.”

Energy Park Coop Concerts continue this Thursday, June 18 with musical chameleons Small Change, Daniel Hales and The Pint Sized String Band featuring Mike Pattavina. All Coop Concerts are free and run from 6 to 8 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, and picnic dinners.

In other Greenfield news, many potential attendees of this weekend’s first ever Full Disclosure Festival may find that the footwear they sport to walk to the performances will cost more than the price of admission to the whole shebang.

An offshoot of the Double Take Fringe Festival, Full Disclosure includes four decidedly different performances in pedestrian-friendly proximity around downtown Greenfield this weekend, June 19-20.

Each show will run twice nightly, at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. For a flat $20 ticket, attendees can attend as many or few as they desire over the two-night run.

“We wanted to continue to promote downtown Greenfield as a creative destination and I thought this would be a thrilling way to commission performance art,” explains Linda McInerney, artistic director of Old Deerfield productions, which is spearheading the event. “I contacted four of our dear, creative companions, and they all said yes!”

Spurred by a Spalding Gray performance she caught in 1991, Lindel Hart offers a piece called Interview at Greenfield Community Television on Main Street. Over at Community Yoga on Federal Street, Amy Swisher will lead a participatory improvisation, while Joe Dulude II debuts his In The End at the Hope and Olive.

At the corner of Main and Bank Row, musician John Sheldon will showcase new works inspired by the Jules Verne classic Journey To The Center Of The Earth.

“If you can forget everything you think you know about our planet, just for an hour or so, and come along with me, we can explore this world and love it back,” Sheldon says of the music for the show, inspired by the movie that captivated him as an 11-year-old.

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Gary Carra

Author: Gary Carra

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