Jeff McBride Receives Berglas International Magic Award
Las Vegas, NV November 27, 2012 – Local magic star Jeff McBride has just returned from his featured appearance at The International Magic Convention in London with the news that he has become the recipient of The David Berglas International Magic Award. One of the top honors in magic, the award was previously given only to David Copperfield, Uri Geller, Derren Brown, Juan Tamariz and The MacMillan family, one of Britain’s legendary magic families.
David Berglas has long been one of the most important figures in British magic. In 1999, he established a non-profit organization called The Foundation for Promoting the Art of Magic (FP-AM). The foundation presents The David Berglas International Magic Award annually at the prestigious International Magic Convention in London. It was first awarded to the organizers of the convention, The MacMillan family, then in 2008 to Uri Gellar, in 2009 to David Copperfield, in 2010 to Juan Tamariz and in 2011 to Derren Brown. Jeff McBride, in 2012, is the fifth recipient.
McBride continues to appear as The Shaman in the international tour ofThe Illusionists. Magic audiences around the world know McBride for his appearances on all of the major television networks, most recently on Masters of Illusion and The World Magic Awards. He is the only magician to have had a role created for his special talents on a Star Trek series, appearing as Joran Belar on Star Trek – Deep Space Nine. In Las Vegas, McBride has been a favorite in showrooms for over 20 years. He got his start as an opening act with Diana Ross at Caesars Palace, then headlined in the Bal du Moulin Rouge at the LV Hilton, continued on for multiple dates at Caesars Palace (including several years headlining at Caesars Magical Empire), and then mounted his own full evening show, McBride - Magic at the Edge, which ran to rave reviews at Palace Station. Most recently, he is the creator and host for Jeff McBride’s Wonderground, a unique new form of magical nightclub, occurring every third Thursday at The Olive, on Sunset.
In addition to his work as a performer, McBride is among the world’s great teachers of magic. His “McBride Magic & Mystery School,” based in Las Vegas, has been called “the world’s foremost school of magic,” by the BBC. He is in demand as performer, lecturer, teacher and director throughout the world.
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