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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Funny Ukrainian magician leaves Vancouver for Vegas

Unfortunately I've never met Murray, nor seen his act (magic or Ukrainian). Maybe one day he'll bring it to Vancouver to entertain his old home town.

In the meantime, it's nice that they're writing about him:

There wasn’t much call for a dancing accordion player, so Murray SawChuck turned to magic and comedy.

Probably a good choice.

Today the 29-year-old comic magician lives in Las Vegas and performs around the world. He’s one of seven magicians starring in “Celebracadabra,” described as “Dancing With the Stars” set to magic. ...

Murray Sawchuk — he changed his Ukrainian last name for a catchier stage name — was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. He started dancing (ballroom, swing, Ukrainian folk) professionally when he was 5 and later added the accordion, keyboard and saxophone to his repertoire. He joined a troupe that entertained in nursing homes and schools. ...

SawChuck will always be a magician at heart but he wants to do more acting ...

Full article here.

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