What Is A Mentalist? Different Than A Magician?

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What Is A Mentalist?Perhaps you are one of millions of people who have seen the hit television show played by the handsome actor Simon Baker; yet like many you still don’t quite understand just exactly what a “mentalist” actually is. Mentalists are first and foremost nothing more than entertainers; performers who entertain audiences with “demonstrations” of what is ostensibly feats … Read More

Corporate Dinner Party Entertainment With An Edge

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How To Have The Best Company Event”Wow” factor.  It’s what everyone is looking for when it comes to entertainment for their events.  But does the level of wow factor correspond directly with the level of the budget? Far too many companies fail to realize that quality entertainment doesn’t have to be expensive.  At the same time, the phrase “you get … Read More

Magic World Mourns Deaths This Past Week of Many Great Magicians

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Magic World Mourns Death of Magicians

Johnny Thompson, Marshall Brodien, and Steve Dusheck Take Their Final BowThe world of magic and magicians is actually a world that is very small.  While the approximate number of performing professional magicians world-wide has been debated for many years, suffice it to say that they make up a very small percentage of people in the entertainment business in general.  Fraternal … Read More

Curtis The Mentalist on Where’s Shane KWCH 12 TV

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Curtis Blows The Mind of Shane Konicki in the “Where’s Shane?” Segments on KWCH 12 TV NewsOver the course of a few hours Wednesday morning, Curtis appeared on 5 different television spots with local TV personality Shane Konicki, blowing his mind and having a few laughs while promoting his show “The Mastermind Show”–a comedy mind-reading show that plays monthly at … Read More

Curtis The Mentalist on KAKE News To Support Kansas Honor Flight Fundraiser

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Curtis The Mentalist on KAKE News Kansas Honor Flight

Most people only see entertainers from the perspective of their public persona, seldom realizing that they are actually just normal people (most of us anyway!) who have usually done other things, had other “careers” prior to being an entertainer, etc. I am proud of the fact that I am an 8-year U.S. Army, Persian Gulf-Era veteran.  While I never saw … Read More

Have You Been “Hacked?”

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Have You Been Hacked

It’s that time of year.  Billions of dollars are being spent online for the Holidays and there are thousands of creative, deceptive people trying to take advantage of it.  They try to steal your identity, raid your bank accounts, threaten you for ransom money, and other tactics.  Hacking is one of the world’s most lucrative businesses, and is something that … Read More

Curtis In The Film “Gosnell”

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A Very Important FilmIn addition to my career as a professional mentalist, magician, and variety entertainer, for many years I’ve also performed professionally as a non-union actor in television commercials, industrial videos, commercial printwork, feature films, and more.  I’ve been in TV commercials for casinos, local banks and businesses, magazine and newspaper ads, and bit roles in feature films.  I … Read More

Looking To Hire A Magician? Try A Comedy Mentalist

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Hiring A Magician? A Mentalist May Be A Better Choice For Your Event

It is common for many people who are looking to hire some amazing entertainment for their events to immediately think of searching for and hiring a magician; those dazzling men and women seen all over TV and YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media platforms who have jaws dropping with their fast-paced card tricks, floating pencils, and other various … Read More

Grilling Steaks During A Traffic Jam

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Grilling Steaks By The Highway

I was recently visiting family for my nephew’s graduation ceremony.  While the event was within driving distance, I decided to book a flight to the event to save some time.  Besides, I had been traveling state-to-state for the last few weeks, and wanted to avoid having to get up early and make another 10-hour drive.  The flight would put me … Read More

“It’ll Be Great EXPOSURE…”

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Curtis The Mentalist Speaks About The Myth of Performing For Exposure

I started in the entertainment business over 30 years ago, and still today I occasionally get this phrase from someone who is holding an event and needs entertainment, an MC, speaker, etc. [TRANSLATION: “We have no money but are hoping that you are just desperate or eager enough to come and work for free (and you must be because we’ve … Read More