A magician cast a spell on a Lovelock audience last Wednesday evening. Larry Wilson was the first act of Pershing County Library’s spring lineup.
Wilson likes to explain how he does his tricks. He pulled volunteers from the audience to help him demonstrate his trickery, mostly based on distraction. Mary Ann Johnson learned a card trick with the help of DeVoy Munk. Aubrey Canchola, 7, read minds, or seemed to anyways.
“The Pioneer Center wants people like me to come here because they want you to see things you’ve never seen before,” he said. “Magic is a word we use to describe things that seem impossible until we know how they’re done. I’m going to teach every one of you how to do magic – the science behind the magic.”
On Tuesday, Pete Fairley and David Blonski of Petroglyph played the Australian didgeridoo and tabla drums from India. The duo always impresses Lovelock with their storytelling.
Next up is Aria 51. They’ll be at the community center at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2. The trio features two tenor ukuleles and a cello. They showcase Hawaiian music but branch out into other sounds as well.
“Even though Hawaiian music is beautiful, and we all love it, you can play all sorts of stuff with these instruments,” says Julie Holloman, the director of Reno’s Aria School of Music and Art.