Thursday, July 15, 2010

WMF Dirk Arthur

Magicians seem to throw around words like "revolution" and "master" a lot. Meet Dirk Arthur does self proclaimed "Xtreme Magic". How extreme you ask. Take a look:


Dirk works at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, or at least I think he does, On the Hotels Website I found no mention of him.

The title, "Xtreme Magic," seems to be at odds with the production. Arthur is not the embodiment of extremity. He comes across as a very nice, soft spoken individual that enjoys performing and enjoys working with and raising big cats. There is really nothing "extreme" about him, though, and when he advocates the "extreme," we just don’t buy into it. The music within the production is great, and it has a bit of a retro feel to it, and with that, the dancers perform light, happy, and fun does not foster that "Xtreme" feeling.

That is part of a review done in 2005. Is he still working? Is he still around, trying to imitate Siegfried and Roy?

Edit: Maybe I should read Wikipedia first:
Dirk Arthur is an American magician. He has starred in the Las Vegas show Xtreme Magic, at the Tropicana Resort & Casino. The show featured leopards, Bengali Tigers, and snow tigers. After a six year run, the show celebrated its final performance on March 12, 2010. Large objects such as a diesel locomotive and helicopter were made to magically appear during the show. Dirk Arthur himself appeared as a guest on the March 7, 2008 episode of the Late Show with David Letterman.

Dirk Arthur is dedicated to the preservation of endangered species.

I swear, I did a search for him, but his freaking website did not come up. Odd!
No here it is: WEBSITE Taking a look into the news section of the site tells me that there are no news available.

I wrote him an email:

"Hello Mr. Arthur
What are you doing right now? Seems like there is no life sign of you. Are you still doing shows? If so where?

Greetings from Germany
Roland Henning"

And yes I am aware that it is called "sign of life" but I wanted to sound very German.

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