Omaha magician puts on a rockin’ show for children’s library program, Scottsbluff, NESCOTTSBLUFF — Children registered for the Lied Scottsbluff Public Library summer reading program experienced a magical morning Friday, when they ventured with their families out to Trails West YMCA Camp to watch a magic show by Omaha-based magician Jeff Quinn.

Trails West YMCA Camp hosted the event, and the magic show was sponsored by Intralinks.

This is the first year the library did an event on a Friday, and it proved to be a hit.

With around 515 people in attendance, the Trails West Pavilion was filled with people of all ages, ready to be awed by some sleight of hand.

Quinn, who was named North American Magician of the Year in 2016, catered Friday’s magic show specifically to the reading program and blended magic in with music. By playing different songs throughout his show and incorporating musical instruments into his tricks, the audience stayed amused with his corny humor and tricks that left some audience members scratching their heads.

When looking for volunteers for his tricks, Quinn said he would be looking for those sitting up straight, paying attention, smiling and raising their hands. He established these rules early on, which helped save him from a rowdy crowd and instead kept the audience attentive and quiet, ready to analyze every trick Quinn would perform. Read more

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