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Friday Morning Roundup

by Stephen Becker 28 Oct 2011 8:05 AM

Today in the roundup: Magic and mayhem in Fort Worth, plus a shark attack in Dallas.


OH, OH, OH IT’S MAGIC: Did you know that Fort Worth is a hotbed of magic? Me neither until I read the cover story for the current Fort Worth Weekly. It details the rich history of magic in the city and its influential Fort Worth Magicians Club, which dates to 1940 and has recently seen a resurgence. “We want to promote and further the art of magic,” says club member Ash Adams. “I truly believe that magic is one of the great art forms. … It allows you to live in this moment, where for [the audience], the laws of the natural world are flipped upside-down.”

SHARKS IN DALLAS: The new home for the Museum of Nature and Science is starting to look more and more like an actual building with each passing day. But that doesn’t mean that the current location in Fair Park has quit trying. The museum will open the traveling exhibition “Planet Shark” next week. A preview of the show is on

BOO U. IN FW: This weekend ought to be a big one for area haunted houses. And at least one local house takes the art of scaring people very seriously. Cutting Edge puts on a yearly Boo U., in which potential zombies, serial killers and the like learn the ins and outs of scaring the bejesus out of someone. Some of the tricks of the trade are revealed in a story and slideshow.