(KTVI)- “Ice” McDonald is being inaugurated today as the first African-American President of the National Society of American Magicians.
The inauguration will take place July 3, 2014 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the I.B.M./S.A.M. combined 2014 National Convention.
It will be held at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel, at 800 Washington Ave. , Mezzanine level, Portland & Benton Room, St. Louis, Missouri 63101.
Ice McDonald talks about the inauguration and how he became a worldly renown magician.
Ice McDonald, is an award-winning entertainer who, for over 25 years, has mesmerized audiences with his grand illusions including making doves appear through impossibly small objects and vanishing a dancing ballerina right before your eyes.
He has had no formal training in magic and known for building his own elaborate illusions. Ice McDonald is one of a small number of professional African-American magicians in the world.
McDonald says, “It is an honor to be elected as National President and a privilege to take this step into history. My passion for and the belief in the Magical Arts is so strong, that if you were to cut me, I would bleed magic; it’s in my DNA. But the belief in myself to reach this monumental position is greater. I will serve as President with integrity and hard work, which are two pillars of my foundation.”
Ice McDonald has sold out performances at The Magic Castle in Hollywood, broken audience and box office records at Monday Night Magic in New York and has been featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Masters of Illusion (series on PAX TV), the documentary The Art and Soul of Magic – The Story of America`s Black Magician, and on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, UPN, and BBC.
He`s been featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and in several international publications. His sheer mastery of illusion has astonished audiences in London, Wales, India, Singapore, Jamaica, Bahamas, and throughout the United Kingdom.
To learn more about Ice McDonald visit ice.mcdonald.net