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Magic & Puppets. [Jun. 1st, 2008|09:44 pm]
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The Magic Castle, a classy Victorian mansion and private club for magicians in Hollywood, California, features Irma, an invisible ghostly piano player who can play almost any song suggested by visitors. But you may have to take our word for it as the Magic Castle isn't open to the general public -- you have to know a current member to get you in the door!

Anyone a member? I wanna go. lol

http://youtube.com/watch?v=n0-tMT5uRgs

Howdy Doody and Buffalo Bob on What's My Line. :) Ahh, the fifties.
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[User Picture]From: luludi
2008-06-02 02:51 am (UTC)

Off-topic

random.. on another forum there is a discussion about the 9/11 opera performance in New York city. Could you please give me a link to the news article or at least the thread?

Thanks in advance.
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From: hymn
2008-06-02 03:10 am (UTC)

Re: Off-topic

9/11 opera performance?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-02 03:17 am (UTC)

Re: Off-topic

Oh gosh! A matter of finding it. I'll see what I can do. :)
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[User Picture]From: luludi
2008-06-02 03:24 am (UTC)

Re: Off-topic

Thanks for trying. I've been looking through your archives, but haven't yet found it. I can't remember which year that was let alone the month.

My understanding (or memory) was that Broadway and the other NYC theatres shut down in mourning, but there was one out-of-town opera company that did give show on evening of 9/11.
But in the other forum I need to link or otherwise verify that.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-02 03:25 am (UTC)

Re: Off-topic

That's my recollection as well, and that they did it free of charge.

Though it may have been the night after. I'm not certain.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-02 03:18 am (UTC)

Re: Off-topic

Well a quick google search returned this, which is off topic to your request.

http://www.nowpublic.com/new-german-opera-about-9-11-naked-cast-mickey-mouse-masks

WTF?!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-02 03:23 am (UTC)

Re: Off-topic

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From: hymn
2008-06-02 03:10 am (UTC)
i want to go there too.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-02 03:17 am (UTC)
Wouldn't it be freaking awesome!?
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[User Picture]From: lindyleighphoto
2008-06-02 03:19 am (UTC)
Cool!
I am shooting my nieces wedding here...I am staying over night 2 nights!

http://www.hauntedbay.com/features/BrookdaleLodge.shtml
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-02 03:22 am (UTC)
Holy crap!! That's so scary!

I can't handle real ghosts Terrify me.
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[User Picture]From: lindyleighphoto
2008-06-02 03:44 am (UTC)
I know!!! I will wee my pants if I hear a noise!!!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-02 03:50 am (UTC)
I'm with ya darling. Wonder fi you can photograph her.
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[User Picture]From: lindyleighphoto
2008-06-02 05:45 pm (UTC)
I will try!!!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-02 07:10 pm (UTC)
Awesome! =)
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[User Picture]From: tjoel2
2008-06-02 04:01 am (UTC)
I don't know how long I'd last! I used to love that sort of stuff, along with ghost stories like the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, but I get more and more freaked out these days (in my old age LOL).
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-02 04:02 am (UTC)
I get pretty freaked out too. I think it's just magic though. lol
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-02 06:07 am (UTC)
Seriously!!??!?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-02 07:50 pm (UTC)
OMG. Oh that would be AMAZING!!! I will be coming to California hopefully next year for Disney and all of those goodies for little Random. I will break my anonymity clause for this opportunity! =)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-03 02:36 am (UTC)
Dude, you rock so hard. Thanks babe!! *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: amazingadrian
2008-06-02 07:08 am (UTC)
Irma, huh? I dunno, I think it's a hoax. Any piano can be remotely operated these days. Besides, a ghost isn't likely to know music that's come out after she's died; and not even everything is played on the radiowaves, so that doesn't count...

I might believe it if she played something really obscure. Like something she would have to pull from my own head.

But I'd be tempted to ask her to play "Who's Crying Now?"
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-02 07:02 pm (UTC)
LOL. I'd so pick like a random musical song. lol
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[User Picture]From: travestine
2008-06-02 08:09 pm (UTC)
That's assuming that ghosts are "static" and locked in the time in which they died - not necessarily so.
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[User Picture]From: avicado
2008-06-02 07:41 am (UTC)

Irma's keen!

I've "seen" her perform at least twice, and she's quite good. She even knew "Flight of the Bumblebee", which is a pretty frenetically-paced piece of music to play on any instrument, let alone a piano. Like all artists, she likes being appreciated.. she'll musically "thank-you" for tips that you leave. What's more, her ghostly pet parrot will thank you for tips you leave for him!

I'm not a member, but my fellow baritone friend/a cappella member David is. If you live in the Los Angeles area, I might be able to get you an invite. I can't promise anything, but it's a possibility.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-02 07:04 pm (UTC)

Re: Irma's keen!

That is SO freaking cool! Oh man, I really want to go.

Well, if I ever visit LA, I may try and arrange that. ;) Because, dude, I want to see it. lol
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[User Picture]From: nonplussed
2008-06-02 12:49 pm (UTC)
my husband is a magician. maybe if he makes tons of money at it he can become a member?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-02 07:06 pm (UTC)
That would be awesome! :)
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From: eve1yne68
2008-06-02 01:45 pm (UTC)
I just realized: probably one of the most important things in life is being around the people you love ...

Paris Hilton doesn't think so ... did you see her last video? She is realy NUDE! I saw this video on BBC today!

Crazy people around us!

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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-02 07:07 pm (UTC)
Yes indeed! :)
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[User Picture]From: travestine
2008-06-02 04:54 pm (UTC)
I recently finished a book called "The Magician's Assistant" in which The Magic Castle figured prominently - I didn't realize it was a real place. Cool. And a good book - I recommend it.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-02 07:10 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's so cool! I'll have to read it.
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[User Picture]From: travestine
2008-06-02 08:07 pm (UTC)
It's by Ann Patchett, who also wrote "Bel Canto", but I liked this one much better.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-06-03 02:35 am (UTC)
Very cool. :)
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