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Paul Hevey aka Count de Paree

The Union Leader and New Hampshire Sunday News had a great article featuring 82-year-old magician Paul Hevey and his more than 60 years in magic.

 

Mr. Hevey is better known to his fans as ?Count de Paree.?  The reporter wonders in print how many magicians Mr. Hevey encouraged, educated and developed over the years.  Regardless of the lives touched in the past, Mr. Hevey continues to spread the good news and wonderful lifestyle of Magic; and literally welcomes other magicians into his home, the location of Black Richard Ring, Local 166, of IBM. 

 

When all is said and done, however, there’s no need to count those who have been influenced by the “Count de Paree,” because Paul’s not done yet.

 

“We still have 10 or 12 magicians who come to every meeting,” said Paul, whose home at 851 Cilley Road ? complete with downstairs stage ? is also home to the Black Richard Ring, Chapter 166 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

 

Mr. Hevey began magic with his father?s gift of a $2.00 magic kit.  He learned from mentors and received his first big break from the magician and showman with whom he worked; they allowed him to appear in their vaudeville act. 

 

“Tricks with manual dexterity, like the Multiplying Balls? They’re harder for me now,” he said. “And fire eating? You don’t do that with false teeth, but you give me a show? Especially with the children right in front? I love it when they’re right up close and I can see the expression on their faces.

 


 

 

Paul Hevey aka Count de Paree

The Union Leader and New Hampshire Sunday News had a great article featuring 82-year-old magician Paul Hevey and his more than 60 years in magic.

 

Mr. Hevey is better known to his fans as ?Count de Paree.?  The reporter wonders in print how many magicians Mr. Hevey encouraged, educated and developed over the years.  Regardless of the lives touched in the past, Mr. Hevey continues to spread the good news and wonderful lifestyle of Magic; and literally welcomes other magicians into his home, the location of Black Richard Ring, Local 166, of IBM. 

 

When all is said and done, however, there’s no need to count those who have been influenced by the “Count de Paree,” because Paul’s not done yet.

 

“We still have 10 or 12 magicians who come to every meeting,” said Paul, whose home at 851 Cilley Road ? complete with downstairs stage ? is also home to the Black Richard Ring, Chapter 166 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

 

Mr. Hevey began magic with his father?s gift of a $2.00 magic kit.  He learned from mentors and received his first big break from the magician and showman with whom he worked; they allowed him to appear in their vaudeville act. 

 

“Tricks with manual dexterity, like the Multiplying Balls? They’re harder for me now,” he said. “And fire eating? You don’t do that with false teeth, but you give me a show? Especially with the children right in front? I love it when they’re right up close and I can see the expression on their faces.

 

“That keeps me young,” he said. “That’s magic.”

 

Read the full, inspiring article here.

Visit the Black Richard Ring by clicking here and check out the interesting story of how that ring received its name. 

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