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Central Illinois magician heads back to school

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[OCT. 13, 2005]  CHATHAM -- Illinois magician Richard Landry recently participated in a weeklong educational seminar designed to incorporate his skills as a magician and communicator to conduct school enrichment programs throughout central Illinois, Iowa, Indiana and Missouri. The KIDabra seminar in Gatlinburg, Tenn., brought together entertainers and educators from all over the world.

Landry, a Chatham resident and member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, uses his entertaining, audience-participation magic to bring important messages to children in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. He offers 20 different educational enrichment programs, including assemblies on reading, respect and good citizenship. He also has a magic workshop for beginners and a balloon-twisting workshop. Landry is an accomplished magician and educator and has performed professionally for years.

School principals, enrichment coordinators and parent-teacher organization officers can contact Landry for more information concerning his many educational programs. He can be reached at 1 (217) 483-3745 or via

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