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Acclaimed magicians to awe Newcomb crowd

NEWCOMB - "How did they do that?" will surely be uttered more than once during the magic performances of Roland Sarlot and Susan Eyed Aug. 26 -28 at local venues.

The duo will entertain with escapes from sword-filled basket, a string of razor blades delicately removed from a magician's lips and a hypnotized woman balancing on the tip of an umbrella in a show entitled "Dance of Illusion". Performances include 7 p.m. shows Thursday, Aug. 26 at Newcomb Central School and Friday, Aug. 27 at Tupper Lake High School, and a 4 p.m. show Saturday, Aug. 28 at Indian Lake Theater. All performances are sponsored by The Adirondack Lake Center for the Arts in Blue Mountain Lake.

Sarlot and Eyed have presented a combination of illusion and magic to crowds in over 100 shows per year across the country since joining talents in 2003. Together they weave a spell-binding performance incorporating surprising twists on ancient magical traditions, to humorous stories, exciting music, international dance, and costumes from around the world.

Newcomb residents Steve and Amy Freiman attended a Sarlot and Eyed performance in Arizona this past winter spoke to the couple about performing in the Adirondacks.

"We were very impressed when we saw them in Tucson and we wanted to share their talent with our friends at home," Steve said. "I sat 4 feet away and still can't figure out how they did that!"

From headlining in Las Vegas to appearances at festivals and exclusive private parties Sarlot and Eyed have performed for audiences ranging from a thousand Citibank employees to "the 200 most powerful women in America". For several years, Sarlot was the "house magician" for the famous resorts Canyon Ranch and Miraval in Tucson, Arizona, where they are based. Eyed was the lead dancer and choreographer for an award-winning dance company. In Dance of Illusion, they have combined their strongest passions to create a show where audiences everywhere believe in the wonder of magic again.

Sarlot and Eyed showcase their unique brand of magical theater at casinos and corporate banquets, at trade shows and on cruise ships.

Tickets for all three performances are $12 for adult ($8 for Arts Center members) and $10 for youth under 18 ($5 for Arts Center Members). Call the Arts Center at 352-7713, visit their website at adirondackarts.org, or buy tickets at the door.

For more information on Sarlot and Eyed, visit their website at www.DanceOfIllusion.com.

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