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Magician Franz Harary

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Magician Franz Harary
Best known for his large-scale illusions, which include: the vanish of the Space Shuttle at the Kennedy Space Center for an NBC special in 1994 and moving Hawaii's Diamond Head, Franz Harary is in constant demand worldwide and works with numerous celebrities and musical stars.

Born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Harary attended Eastern Michigan University on a music scholarship. After convincing the director of the Michigan Marching Band to employ some of his illusions during half time shows, Harary vanished the trumpet section off of the football field and levitated a volunteer. Harary's magic was featured in the 1983 Rose Bowl and 1989 Super Bowl.

Magic and Music

In 1983, after sending a videotape to singer Michael Jackson, Harary designed the illusions for the Jacksons' 1984 "Victory Tour." Since then, Harary has worked with Janet Jackson, Alice Cooper, Bobby Brown, MC Hammer, Tina Turner, Earth, Wind and Fire and more.

Harary often appears on television shows and has starred in his own one-hour television specials in Asia. He has also acted as host of the "Masters of Illusion" television shows on PAX. Harary recently coached teams on television's "America's Best Dance Crew"

Pop Magic

"I think MTV's presence has been one of the most important reason why magic has become such a viable element in rock shows," says Harary on his website. "Magic can satisfy the public's craving to see the same feats of technology and imagination on stage that artists freely use in their music videos."

"The magical arts have lain virtually unchanged for over 30 years." says Harary. "It's time to bring them up to the level of sophistication, popularity and acceptance that film, video and music now enjoy. I believe it's up to me to make that happen."

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