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Magic Swan chronicles !

Updated: Jan 21

Hello & welcome to my blog.This is my first time doing any blogging.I never really thought

that I would have anything interesting to share but a lot of fun things have been happening so, I decide to tell you all about it. Last Oct. I had a fun story written up in a local paper, about my free magic workshop.I really love teaching young kids how to perform magic and what better time to do it than now?Well,I'll just drop the article here and I hope you enjoy it.

Scotty



When Scotty Swan, 45, was a child, his mother hired a magician named Sky to do magic tricks for his birthday party. Sky was one of the only African American magicians in Springfield at the time and the first that Swan had ever seen. As a young person of color, Swan was inspired by Sky’s performance, which led to him becoming a full-time magician himself as an adult.

“He wore this white tuxedo with matching roller skates and he would have box illusions,” Swan said about Sky. “He was the roller skating magician … I’d never seen a magic show up close in real life up until that time. I got a magic kit and I started learning these tricks in this box. As I got older, I kind of forgot about it and fast forward to 1997, I got reintroduced to magic and I started picking it up again.”

Later in life, Sky and Swan bonded over their shared interest in magic.

“We just kind of hung out and a few years after that he passed,” Swan said. “I’m glad I got that chance to hang out with him as an adult. It’s like the student becomes the master. He passed the torch … He was Batman and I had to be the new Batman.”