Vote Michael Kent for Newest Rising Star

Hey Everyone! I sure am looking forward to Thanksgiving!  I’ve already had a couple Thanksgiving Dinners – a couple more to go.  Interesting note – the following question has come up twice this week: What’s the difference between a yam and a sweet potato?  My guess was that a yam is a yam until it goes to prison and gets a nickname.  But that’s just a guess. One of the things I’m most thankful for this Thanksgiving is all the love and support I’ve received from fans and friends.  All of the great people that have expressed interest in my … Read more

On-Site Showcase Selection Winner!

On Saturday night, I was selected to perform a showcase at the NACA MidAmerica Regional Conference in Peoria, IL! At the conference, they leave one of the final spots in the showcase open for what is called an “on-site showcase selection” which means that students vote for who they’d like to see in that spot. More than 300 students voted, and they selected me! It was a GREAT honor to get the vote and I really appreciate the support of everyone. I performed three excerpts from my hour show, including “Seeing Into the Future,” “The Money Trick,” and “Stars.” I … Read more

Showcasing at NACA National Convention!

Hey Everyone! I got a call from Laura last night that I was selected to showcase at the NACA (National Association for Campus Activities) National Convention Feb. 14-18 in Nashville! I’m SUPER Excited! I was selected to be a roving artist which means I get to perform for an entire day of the convention.  This is a pretty big deal to me, so I’m really pumped!

New Hampshire

I’m feeling much better. Whatever vile illness existed inside my gut last week is much less painful this week. Still not 100%, but feeling much better. This weekend I flew back to Manchester, NH to perform in New London, NH at Colby Sawyer College. First, let me say something – When I got to the Manchester Airport Sunday, John McCain’s “Straight Talk Express” was there. I didn’t take a photo because my camera was put away in my bag. Apparently he was christening a Nascar race or a gun rally or something. In any case – everyone made a big … Read more

"The Beaver Fever"

Hahaha. That title’s gonna get my blog tons of hits. I’ll explain. It’s not as dirty as you think, perverts. Turns out I contracted some sort of foodbourne illness from the last string of shows. Who knows where it came from – could be the raw oysters or the snapper or the Philly Cheesesteak for all I know. I got pretty sick – the kind of sick that makes you ache from head to toe and makes your mouth go numb. Went to the Dr. and his guess was that I was suffering from an illness that…well I won’t get … Read more

U.S. Navy Blue Angels!

I know I’ve left some of you wondering about the new show that I’m excited about.  I was asked by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron to do a performance at their home base in Pensacola, Florida!  Many of you have seen the Blue Angels at air shows or on television.  Personally, I’ve been a fan of them since I was a kid and as a bit of an aviation buff, this is a huge thrill for me.  I’ll also be hanging out with and doing magic for the Blue Angels at the Cleveland Air Show in August! … Read more

Summer Fun!

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 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 … Read more

What I Been Up To…

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: 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 … Read more