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Summer Fun!

Jun 30, 2008

Hope everyone is enjoying the summer! Things here have been great. I’m in the process of moving my blournal to WordPress instead of Myspace. Most readers of my blournal read it as an imported Facebook note anyway, so it won’t matter! If you’re interested, the feed for my blournal is:

http://michaelkentlive.wordpress.com/feed

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For me, summer means that my schedule slows down a bit from touring colleges and I performing a slightly less rigorous schedule of private performances for corporations and what not. My last performance was for the Ohio Clerk of Courts Education Committee which turned out to get a little crazy. There was drunken heckling involved and we all had fun.

I got a very exciting phone call this week for a future performance. Here’s a hint, the person/people I’ll be performing for are a household name and are seen by 15 million people a year.

The Fall College Tour is really shaping up, but there are still some available dates if your college or university is interested! We’re also booking into Spring 09. Here’s a preliminary Fall Schedule:

FALL 08 SCHEDULE (all dates subject to change)
Jul 17, 2008 Columbus, OH Private Corporate Event
Aug 17, 2008 St. Louis, MO Private Corporate Event
Aug 18, 2008 St. Louis, MO Private Corporate Event
Aug 22, 2008 Clarion, PA Clarion University
Aug 23, 2008 Greeley, CO University of Northern Colorado
Aug 25, 2008 Bexley, OH Capital University
Aug 29, 2008 Kokomo, IN Indiana University – Kokomo
Aug 30, 2008 Cleveland, OH Private Special Event
Sep 01, 2008 West Palm Beach, FL Northwood University
Sep 04, 2008 Philadelphia, PA Penn State University – Abington
Sep 07, 2008 Hilliard, OH Private Event
Sep 10, 2008 Manchester, NH St. Anselm College
Sep 14, 2008 New London, NH Colby-Sawyer College
Sep 27, 2008 Rindge, NH Franklin Pierce University
Oct 02, 2008 Chattanooga, TN NACA South
Oct 03, 2008 Erie, PA Mercyhurst College
Oct 04, 2008 Chattanooga, TN NACA South
Oct 09, 2008 Edinburg, TX Univ. Texas-Pan Am
Oct 23, 2008 Lyndonville, VT Lyndon State College
Oct 24, 2008 Lancaster, PA NACA MidAtlantic
Oct 25, 2008 Lancaster, PA NACA MidAtlantic
Oct 30, 2008 Peoria, IL NACA MidAmerica
Oct 31, 2008 Peoria, IL NACA MidAmerica
Nov 1, 2008 Peoria, IL NACA MidAmerica
Nov 6, 2008 Hartford, CT NACA Northeast
Nov 7, 2008 Hartford, CT NACA Northeast
Nov 8, 2008 Hartford, CT NACA Northeast
Dec 06, 2008 Celina, OH Private Corporate Event
Dec 12, 2008 Pensacola, FL Private Special Event
Dec 13, 2008 Zanesville, OH Private Corporate Event

Let me know if I’ll be in your town & I’ll make sure you can come to the show if possible!

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Originally Posted on 5/16/08

Hey!

Just did a photoshoot with Michelle Black.

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See the whole shoot here!

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What I Been Up To…

Jun 30, 2008

Originally Posted on 5/14/08

So the spring college tour is finished! I’ve been very fortunate – this was the busiest spring I’ve ever had and I’m enjoying some extra free time now!

My last two college shows were great times. The first was Miami University of Ohio in Oxford. It was an outdoor carnival-type event and the show was held on the back steps of the union building there. Here’s a shot of the stage:

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It was a really great crowd and everyone was in the mood to have a good time.

The following Monday night, I performed at The Ohio State University, my alma mater! It POURED that night, so thanks to all the folks who still came out despite the rain! It really means a lot for you to make that commitment! The next morning, this happened:

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I made the front page of The Lantern, OSU’s newspaper with a readership of 75,000! Pretty sweet!

A couple other notes:

– We’ve updated the Michael Kent Store so in addition to the t-shirts and what not, you can also get the same buttons and stickers that are available at my show!

– Be sure to join my Facebook Fan Page. I plan on posting new videos there first – before you can see them anywhere else!

– Fall Dates – We’re still booking fall 08 dates and Welcome Week performances. If you’re interested in having me at your school for the fall, let me know ASAP and we’ll get you on the calendar! Newly booked dates:

Clarion, PA – Aug. 22
Bexley, OH – Aug. 25
Kokomo, IN – Aug. 28
West Palm Beach, FL – Sep. 1
Manchester, NH – Sep. 10
New London, NH – Sep. 14

Other than that, it’s time for me to relax a bit! I’ll be performing throughout the summer, doing private shows and corporate performances, but for the most part I plan on using this summer to relax, vacation, hang out with friends and family, and work on new material!

peace, love and flip flops,
MK

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Originally Posted on 4/1/08

Well, someone finally youtubed an old video – and the only video – of my former career as an escape artist in the 80s. The secret’s out. And here’s the video:

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UPDATE

For those of you who are good with math, you may realize that I couldn’t have been more than 4 years old in 1983, when this video was taken. The magician/escape artist you’re seeing is Michael Kent, a magician from Kansas (now residing in Sarasota, Florida) who performed a series of these stunts in the 80’s for monster truck shows. For those of you who knew it wasn’t me, great job. For those who really believed it was me – April Fools!

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Originally Posted on 2/23/08

Hey! Just found out I’m doing a show at WVKO 1580 AM’s Democratic “Party” featuring Nationally Syndicated Radio Show Host, Stephanie Miller!

Tickets are still available! The event also will have free pizza, a cash bar, a 50/50 raffle, WVKO promotional items and more! (Adults only please!) Entertainment provided by The Spikedrivers, Donna Mogavero Michael Kent and the Ukulele Man.

I’m fairly certain this is going to be an AWESOME time!

Tickets and Information HERE.

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