NACA South, Mercyhurst and H.S. Yearbooks

Last week I did two things: Performed at Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA and attended NACA South in Chattanooga, TN. Well, I did more than just those two things, but those are really the only two that have anything to do with anything related to this blournal. NACA South was great. I didn’t get to attend the entire conference, but I met some cool folks and went to the Tennessee Aquarium. Here are some photos: My pictures aren’t all that great – they’re just from my phone. But Evan Young, one half of the Show off Show, took a ton … Read more

This Wendy's Smells Like a Turd Rainbow

I know – “What? Turd Rainbow?”  Hold on.  I’ll get there. It’s time for FAMILY WEEKENDS in colleges.  The last three shows were all performances for family weekends.  Last week I returned to Shepherd University to perform for their Family Weekend.  It was an 11 o’clock show for their program, “Late Night in the Zone.”  We had a pretty full crowd and it was a really fun show.  Shepherd University is in Shepherdstown, WV which is a really eclectic little town near Baltimore/DC.  Driving in from BWI Airport you pass Harper’s Ferry and cross the Potomac which is absolutely beautiful. … Read more

Kevin Smith Talks About Prince

If you get the opportunity to watch some videos of Kevin Smith’s live presentation, he is an absolutely amazing storyteller. Here’s one of my favorites: Part One: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy_cLJ19HMg&hl=en&fs=1] Part Two: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9O130NYr_4&hl=en&fs=1] Part Three: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCm4Jxo3ltE&hl=en&fs=1] Part Four: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo0LbQzdz1A&hl=en&fs=1]

I Love My Job

It’s been another week full of excitement. Despite the lack of sleep and missing home, this job has been more fun in the last two weeks than I can ever remember. This will be a long entry – hang with me! I wrote about last week’s shows and the absolutely amazing crowd at the University of Northern Colorado. This week took me to Indiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania. I started by driving to Kokomo, Indiana for a show at Indiana University – Kokomo, which is a 100% commuter campus. I sometimes get scared about performing at non-traditional campuses like … 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