Magic That Doesn’t Suck

Remember the Christmas (or Chanukah) when your parents got your brother a magic set and for the next month you were tortured with endless card tricks and that collapsing wand? You were so glad when he finally stopped pulling coins from your ears and asking, “Is this your card?” (It never was.) Mike Super (yes, that’s his real last name) never really grew out of that phase — we feel sorry for his siblings. But it’s good news for audiences at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Luckily, Super has moved beyond ear coins to become a full-grown illusionist. He’s a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Society of American Magicians. (We know, we thought they were made up too. They’re real.) You can see “Mike Super: Magic and Illusion” at 6 or 9 p.m. Saturday and at 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $32. The Kravis Center is located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Call 561-832-7469, or visit
Sat., Dec. 11, 6 & 9 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 12, 7 p.m., 2010
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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