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March 27, 1987 - Image 53

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-03-27

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ENTERTAINMENT

PaCadabra!

June Horowitz
has been dabbling
in magic since
her youth

DEBBIE WALLIS LANDAU

Special to The Jewish News

'
Hoe r owitzs
si un

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ldw
child

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hood included all
traditional
the
and
grammar
arithmetic lessons.
But in her house-
hold, "ab-
racadabra" was
heard as often as

ABC.
Fascinated with her manufac-
turer father's love of magic and his
expertise with cards, ropes and
coins, the oldest of Abe and Lena
Warsaw's three children ex-
perimented on her own and became
a quite respectable card trick spe-
cialist at a tender age.
More than six decades later,
the "73 years young" Grand Rapids
resident is the first woman
president of the International
Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM),
an organization whose 11,400
members span 52 countries and
four continents.
"Anywhere you go, magic is a

June Horowitz is always ready to perform a card trick.

says
langauge,"
universal
Horowitz. "It's also a universal
friendship."
It was her sleight of hand with
a sugar cube that introduced her to
Sam Horowitz at a Detroit party
before their marrige 50 years ago
this April. And magic has been an
avocation the pair have enjoyed to-
gether through their long and
happy partnership. They have hob-
nobbed with fellow magicians in
the Outback of Australia, in
Mexico, Canada, Holland, Belgium
and the British Isles. Their humor-
ous business card reads: Legerde-
main and Allied Idiosyncracies.
"We took a trip once with
non-magician friends," remembers
Mrs. Horowitz, "to western Ireland.
When the proprietor of a local bar
learned of our affiliation with
`IBM,' he rallied 'round all the
neighborhood patrons and magi-
cians he could find. It was
heartwarming and instant friend-
ship, it cut across all the geo-

Continued on next page

WEEK OF MARCH 27-APRIL 2

GOING oPLACES

LISTINGS WELCOME

Performing a pas de deux?
Screening a film? Staging a
play? If so, The Jewish News
wants to hear about it in our
new entertainment calendar,
Going Places. Send concert,
film, dance, comedy, club
and other entertainment ac-
tivity listings to Entertain-
ment Calendar, The Jewish
News, 20300 Civic Center Dr.,
Suite 240, Southfield 48076.
Items must be typed,
double-spaced and include
the time, date; place, admis-
sion charge of each event
and a name and phone
number of someone to call
during business hours. List-
ings must be received at
least two weeks prior to pub-
lication.

SPECIAL EVENTS

ETON ACADEMY: Kensington
Academy, Auction to benefit
Eton Academy, school for
the learning disabled, 8 p.m.
Saturday, admission, reserva-
tions, 642-0319.
TEMPLE:
BIRMINGHAM
28611 W. 12 Mile Rd., Las
Vegas Night 8 p.m. Satur-
day, admission, 477 1410.

Songs and
Bloomfield,
Dances of our People by:
Tots, Teens, Tates and
Tantes, 1:30 p.m. Sunday,
free, 661-1000 ext. 341.

THEATER

HENRY FORD MUSEUM:
Dearborn, The Greatest of
the Great Escape
Weekends: the Big Band
Era, Saturday and Sunday,
admission, 271-1620.

DOWNTOWN DINNER THEA-
TER: Veterans Memorial
Building banquet hall, They're
Playing Our Song, pre-
sented by Jimmy Launce
Productions, cocktails 6:30
p.m., dinner at 7, curtain at
8:45 today, every Friday and
Saturday, admission, reserva-
tions, 224-6000.

JEWISH COMMUNITY CEN-
TER: 6600 W. Maple, West

HILBERRY THEATRE:Wayne
State University, The Greeks

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Part I The Cursed, 8 p.m.
today; A Delicate Balance, 2

and 8 p.m. Saturday,admis-
sion, 577-2972.

BROOK
MEADOW
THEATRE: Oakland Univer-
sity, Rochester, Play It Again
Sam,8 p.m. today, Saturday,
Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday; 2 p.m. Saturday
and Wednesday; 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, admission, 377-
3300.

REPERTORY
DETROIT
THEATRE: 13103 Woodrow
Wilson, Detroit, Waiting for
Godot, now through April 19,
admission, 868-1347.

BIRMINGHAM THEATER: 211
S. Woodward, Birmingham,
Evita, 8 p.m. today and

Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m. Sun-
day, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wed-
nesday and Thursday,
through April 12, admission,
644-3533.

STAGECRAFTERS:
Stagecrafters-Baldwi n
Theatre, 415 S. Lafayette,
Royal Oak, The Miracle
Worker, 8 p.m. today and
Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 8
p.m. Thursday, admission,
541-6430.

JIMMY LAUNCE PROD-
UCTIONS, INC.: Somerset
Dinner Theatre, It Had to Be
You, Dinner 6 and 7 p.m.,
Curtain 8:15 p.m., through
June 13, admission, 649-
6629.
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