This week, Ira spoke with magician David Goldrake, “The International Man of Mystery,” currently performing a 65-minute magical spectacle at Notoriety Live, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Goldrake talks about discovering magic at age eight and using it to validate his existence as a child; why magic is a meritocracy; why he calls himself the “International Man of Mystery”; how he combines American show business with European flair; overcoming obstacles on the road to success; the factor of “staying ready” as opposed to “being ready”; why touch is important in magic and why he seeks a connection with each audience; why magic needs to be tangible; how his goal is to have one single heartbeat at the end of the show; why a magician’s skill is to hide the skill; balancing the art and the business; and what his biggest weakness is.
Goldrake has performed for royalty, international celebrities and fortune 500 companies such as Berkshire Hathaway, Samsung Electronics, J.P. Morgan Chase and Disney. His performing venues have ranged from the Moroccan desert to the world’s largest indoor stage at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, NV.
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