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Mind trick specialist, magician to present at Penn State DuBois

3/17/2006 —

DuBois – Comedian/psychic/magician Jim Karol will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, April 3, at Hiller Auditorium on the Penn State DuBois campus. The event is free and open to the public, however advance tickets are required and can be obtained by calling the Student Life office at (814) 375-4766. 

Jim Karol grew up in Allentown and began his career in entertainment in the early 1980s. He began as a magician, dabbling with memory tricks, and before he knew it Jim found himself on the front pages of newspapers across the country for correctly predicting the Pennsylvania Daily Number in 1990, costing the state a $12 million payout to those who followed Karol's advice and played the predicted number.

Karol united with the U.S. Playing Card Co., developing an internationally marketed product called "Cool Card Tricks." He has also written his own book called "50 Ways to Hustle Your Friends." Karol began to expand upon his memory techniques and other feats of the mind which led him to realize that he had finally found his niche. With in just a few months he memorized 75,000 zip codes, every country and capital, the Scrabble dictionary, and thousands of sports facts.

Today, Karol is one of the most sought after acts in the entertainment industry, combining extraordinary feats of the mind with comedy. He is also a very unique and highly motivational keynote speaker and also teaches some of his skills after his presentations in his "MindWiz" workshop.

Karol has been seen by millions of people from his appearances on NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Ellen Show, Rosie O'Donnell Show, Montel, Fox News, and numerous other television and news programs.

For more information regarding this and other shows in the Cultural and Performing Arts series contact Rebecca Pennington in the Office of Student Life at (814) 375-4766.

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For more information, contact Erin Chorney, Public Information Officer at Penn State DuBois, at 814-375-4776 or by email at edc11@psu.edu

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