2010 SCHEDULE

1/2    Cave Creek, AZ
1/12  Clovis, NM
2/10  Albuquerque, NM.
2/27  Santa Fe, NM

HOUDINI MAGIC SHOW

jUNE 15 @11:AM

Los Lunas Community Library

460 Main Street, NE

Los Lunas, NM 87031

Judi Riley-Bensley 505-839-3850

 

 

 

HOUDINI 
August 13,2009 @ 2:00 pm
Fairwinds Retirement Hotel
920 Riverview Drive,SE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Alma Ortega (505-896-3000)

HOUDINI
August 21, 2009 @ 6:00 pm
Quemado Senior Center
Quemado, NM
Anne Sullivan (575-772-5509)

 Swami Salami
September 29, 2009 @ 7:00pm
VC-35 Association
Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside
4875 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA
Felix Winkler (760-746-6046)

Bill Martin Seminar
'ESCAPE IN VIETNAM'
October 3, 2009 @ TBA
Cannon's Great Escapes Worldwide Escape Artist Convention
Doubletree Hotel Ontario
222 North Vinard Ave
Ontario, CA
Mark and Sheila Cannon (818-385-7092)

HOUDINI
October 13, 2009 @ 6:00 pm
Farmington Public Library
2101 Farmington Ave.
Farmington, NM 87401
Karen McCoy (505-566-2207

BILL MARTIN SEMINAR
"THE GREAT ATLANTIC AIR RACE 1969"

October 16, 2009
Meadowlark Senior Center
4330 Meadowlark Lane, SE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Lori or Theresa (505-891-5018)

Swami Salami
October 24, 2009 @ 6:00 pm
Crane Family Reunion
Scenic Loop Cafe
25615 Boerne Stage Rd.
San Antonio, Tx.
Connie Orgonas (830-981-5462)

Houdini
November 12, 2009 @ TBA
S.F. Community College Planetarium
6401 Richards Ave
Santa Fe, NM
JoAnn or Juan Alvarez (505-428-1677)

Bill Martin

Specialties include professional magician, illusionist, escape artist, mentalist, and hypnotist.  His rich life esperiences allow him to communicate warmly with diverse audiences.  He has been a tractor mechanic and salesman, hard rock miner, carnival pichman and wrestler, Golden Gloves boxer, New York Metropolitan Opera extra, night club entertainer, and variety show producer.

He was a licensed private pilot at the age of 16 and is a retired Naval Aviator.  During Naval service, magic became his passionate spare-time activity.  In foreign ports-of-call he put together groups of sailors and marines to entertain children in schools, hospitals, and orphan homes.  But in Vietnam he experienced the true value of entertainment as an important people-to-people effort.  As the commander of an all-volunteer Navy helicopter gunship unit in the Mecong Delta, he flew 328 combat missions and performed more than 50 magic shows for the children throughout the Delta.  These impromptu shows created trust and communication, causing the Communist Viet Cong to place a price on his head.  His final Navy tour was as East Coast Media Representative in New York City.  He staged special events and traveled as advance man for the Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Team.

Upon retirement he created Mindreach Rehersal studios in New York City and provided services to top musicians and entertainers.  He has studied the life of Harry Houdini and has learned to duplicate famous escapes and illusions of a by-gone era.  He flew blindfolded round trip between London and New York in the 1969 Great Atlantic Air Race.  He claims to have received special powers from an Indian Fakir during a Navy visit to Singapore in 1955.  In 1981, he moved to New Mexico and subsequently set up a hypnotherapy practice.  He has presented healing workshops throughout the country and has trained medical staff at New York's Memorial Sloane-Ketterling Cancer Center.  He has, during brief periods, served the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus as Public Relations Director, Construction Bond Drive Chairman, Community Education workshop presenter, and elected member of the Campus Advisory Board.