BARBARA BALIK FROM THE CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION - AN AFTERNOON OF MAGIC AND MYSTERY AUGUST 26TH!
We hope you'll join us for An Afternoon of Magic and Mystery at the historic Houdini Estate on August 26th!
Meet a few of the amazing magicians that will be there!
SCOTT "SCOTTO" SMITH
Scotto is a member and performer at the World Famous "Magic Castle." He is an award-winning Strolling and Street Magician and he has performed all over the US, Asia and Europe. He is the creator and host of the very popular Magic Castle Strolling Magic Showdown which just celebrated its 15th year.
Stephen is a member of the AMA (Magic Castle), founding and charter member of the Society of American Magicians West LA chapter, and has been performing magic for over 40 years. When Stephen isn't doing magic, he's a full-time lawyer, claiming he "can make his clients' legal problems disappear."
Victor was "bitten by the magic bug" at age seven and has been entertaining crowds ever since. Mr. Globa has been a member of the Academy of Magical Arts (AMA) for over 25 years and is an active member of the AMA's Outreach Committee.
ABOUT THE CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. We fund more CF research than any other organization, and nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of Foundation support. We are a nonprofit donor-supported organization dedicated to attacking cystic fibrosis from every angle. Our focus is to support the development of new drugs to fight the disease, improve the quality of life for those with CF, and ultimately to find a cure. The Foundation's drug development success has been recognized by Harvard Business School and by publications such as Forbes, Discover magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. Based in Bethesda, Md., the Foundation funds and accredits a national care center network that has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health as a model of care for a chronic disease.
JAMES BEARD AWARD-WINNING FOOD WRITER LAURA SHAPIRO - AUTHOR, WHAT SHE ATE: SIX REMARKABLE WOMEN AND THE FOOD THAT TELLS THEIR STORIES
Food stories can be as intimate and revealing as stories of love, work, or coming-of-age. Yet most biographers pay little attention to food, as if these great and notable figures never daydreamed about what they wanted to have for dinner or worried about what to serve their guests. Once we consider how somebody relates to food, we find a host of different and provocative ways to understand them. Everyone eats, and food touches on every aspect of our lives—social and cultural, personal and political.
SHAPIRO EXAMINES A LIVELY & SURPRISING ARRAY OF WOMEN AND HOW THE THEME THAT UNITES THEM IS A POWERFUL RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD:
DOROTHY WORDSWORTH, whose food story transforms our understanding of the life she led with her poet brother
ROSA LEWIS, an Edwardian-era Cockney caterer who cooked her way up the social ladder and would fit right in on Downton Abbey
ELEANOR ROOSEVELT, the First Lady notorious for serving the worst food in White House history
EVA BRAUN, Hitler’s mistress who challenges our warm associations with food, family, and table, and whose last meal was famously a cyanide capsule
BARBARA PYM, whose witty novels upend a host of stereotypes about postwar British cuisine
HELEN GURLEY BROWN, the longstanding editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, whose commitment to ‘having it all’ meant having almost nothing to eat except a supersized portion of diet Jell-O