David Wright is one of Sacramento’s most creative magicians. He uses colorful props and musical accompaniment to bring a fresh and modern approach to magic. David Wright mixes audience participation with illusion, mystery and surprise. The result is the perfect blend of entertainment that pleases audiences of all ages. He began performing magic when he was only eight years old. He has since honed his magic skills by attending magician’s club meetings, lectures and national conventions. David Wright has entered and competed in several competitions, winning first place at the Sacramento Magician’s Close-Up competitions in 2001 and 2004, and first place for Stand-Up Magic in 2002 and 2003. He also teaches magic to young people at various schools and community centers in the Sacramento area.
Bill Devon(916) 392-6530 www.topclassmagic.com
For Bill Devon, magic isn’t a hobby or even a profession. He calls it “his affliction.” He’s been “suffering” from a love of magic since he was nine years old and captivated by the work of Kirk Kirkham. He has been practicing for more than 50 years, and magic continues to be a therapy for Bill, providing him with a creative outlet and the satisfaction of entertaining others. He specializes in performing magic for kids’ parties, adult parties and stage magic.
Ven the Magic Man
It was a stranger who performed a magic trick in front of a Sacramento grocery store that sparked Ven Mendoza’s (aka Ven the Magic Man’s) interest in magic. The trick: the gray-haired man dropped a lit cigarette into a handkerchief and it disappeared without a trace. The handkerchief was not burned at all. That, says Mendoza, did the trick. Magic was now his passion. In 1992, he joined the Society of American Magicians and its local assembly to learn more about magic. He’s also a lifetime member of the International Magicians Society. He’s been doing magic shows for families in the Sacramento Area since 2001. Ven the Magic Man performs his family show in a black tuxedo with tails and does magic tricks using doves, magic wands, balloons, scarves and cards. “My philosophy of magic is that it is more than an art and business. It is a spiritual experience that I can share with the children and their families,” he says.