HOLLYWOOD —The Academy of Magical Arts, Inc. is a non-profit social order of nearly 6000 members worldwide devoted to the advancement of the art of magic. One of their primary focuses is to promote a positive image of magic and magicians. The organization promotes the art of magic, encourages fellowship and maintains the highest ethical standards for the art. Their clubhouse, the Magic Castle, is one of the most unique private clubs in the world. It is a Victorian style mansion turned into a clubhouse where members and their guests enjoy world-class magic and magicians share their trade secrets with each other.

WHAT/WHO: A highly anticipated entertainment tradition, The Academy of Magical Arts, Inc. 42nd Annual Awards Show celebrates the lavish world of mystery and illusion by gathering the top magicians from all over the world for one star-studded spectacular night. This year’s ceremonies will be hosted by Broadway, television and motion picture star Neil Patrick Harris. The night will include performances by Yo Kato, Ed Alonzo, John Calvert, Andrew Goldenhersh, Armando Lucero, Jeff Hobson, The Great Tomsoni & Co. and more! Producers: Neil Patrick Harris & Matt Patton. Writer: David Regal.

Presenters: Jason Alexander, Lance Burton, Christina Hendricks, Steve Valentine, Jeff Probst, Mark Wilson, Max Maven, Mac King, Larry Wilmore and Nigel Lythgoe

Performers: Rudy Coby, The Great Tomsoni & Co., Armando Lucero, Yo Kato, Andrew Goldenhersh, Jeff Hobson, John Calvert and Ed Alonzo.

WHEN: Sunday, April 11
Pre-Show Cocktail Reception 5 p.m., Show 7 p.m.
Star-Studded After Party immediately following

WHERE: Avalon Hollywood – 1735 N. Vine, Hollywood, Calif. 90028

TICKETS: $75-$200 – Call 323-851-3313 x434 or e-mail broman@magiccastle.com for tickets.