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We are thrilled for our beloved magician and star of the show Ray Anderson who was recently awarded a prestigious Performing Fellowship from The Academy of Magical Arts. This is the equivalent of an Oscar or Emmy in the magic world. Ray was in Los Angeles last week to receive his big award among the greats- David Copperfield, Larry Wilmore and Dick Van Dyke. Here is the official release from The Academy of Magical Arts:
The Academy of Magical Arts (AMA) is hosting its 50th annual AMA Awards Show, Sunday, April 22, at the historic Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. After-party at Hollywood’s exclusive private club, The Magic Castle, to follow.
Honoring David Copperfield as Magician of the Decade and David Williamson as Magician of the Year, the 50th anniversary show will once again feature first-class performances with a global perspective by some of the world’s best magicians—A true celebration of the art of magic and those who preserve the craft for audiences everywhere to enjoy.
The show will be hosted by Emmy-award winning actor, comedian, writer, producer and magician Larry Wilmore (Grown-ish, Insecure, The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore, The Daily Show, The Bernie Mac Show), who is sure to bring humor to the evening’s festivities.
Ray Anderson will now be added to the Hall of Fame that includes many famous magicians. It’s been a wonderful week of celebration for him at the Magic Castle and now back home in Austin. Send him your best wishes via our Facebook or Instagram! We are so proud and happy for you Ray!