The Magic of Lance Burton
One of the finest magician / illusionists I have had the privilege of seeing was multi award-winning performer Lance Burton. He will earn his place in the history of magic for his fine contribution to our craft. He won his first ‘Gold Medal of Excellence’ award at the I B M convention in 1980, then went on to win the prestigious ‘Federation Internationale des Societes Magiques‘ (FISM) Grand Prix in Lausanne Switzerland in 1982. I was privileged to witness that presentation where he performed a beautiful, classic dove act. This led to his becoming a star performer in Las Vegas where he had his own show that ran for 9 years at the Hacienda Hotel, followed by his 13 year run at the Monte Carlo Resort. He performed over 5000, shows for 5,000,000 people just during his Las Vegas career.