— Justin Willman (@Justin_Willman) March 29, 2018
Most of us would prefer to burn any and all evidence of our awkward childhoods, but Justin Willman is an exception. Maybe that’s because he was burning it up on stage both literally and figuratively. Willman tweeted this clip of his younger self doing a rendition of the dove act by the legend himself, Lance Burton. What better way to learn than to hone your skills copying one of the greats?
Lance Burton may have technically retired back in 2010, but that hasn’t stopped him from performing every now and again. He’s even got a show coming up in March in his home state of Kentucky, and he stopped by local Louisville TV station WHAS11 to chat about the gig and even performed a quick card trick for the hosts.
The upcoming show, called Lance Burton: Master Magician & Friends, will take place on Saturday, March 24 at the Louisville Palace. He’ll be performing “some of [his] favorite magic, with an emphasis on audience interaction and audience participation,” along with Fielding West, Michael Goudeau, and Keith West’s Illusioneers. Tickets are still available for $49.50-$69.50, and part of the proceeds will be donated to the Kentucky Humane Society. More information on the event and ticket purchases can be found at louisvillepalace.com.
If you’re unable to catch his show in Louisville, he’ll also be appearing at the International Brotherhood of Magicians Convention in Grand Rapids, Michigan to host his 13th Teen Seminar, available for free to registered convention goers between the ages of 13-19.