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Baltimore magician Spencer Horsman to appear on 'Masters of Illusion'

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For most of us, getting out of a tight situation means pulling the car out of a Canton parking spot or wriggling out of a size 2 dress. 

But Baltimore magician Spencer Horsman often quite literally finds himself in a bind.

Horsman will be featured on the show "Masters of Illusion" on the CW, according to a news release.

The 27-year-old will escape from "the flaming jaws of death" and will emerge from shackles and an underwater tank in episodes 1 and 3 of the show. The premiere episode airs 8 p.m. Aug. 1.

Horsman grew up in show business. His parents are former Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus clowns, and he has been performing magic tricks since the age of 4.

He has performed on many TV shows, including "The Late Show with David Letterman," but is most often performing at his family's Federal Hill bar, Illusions Bar and Theater.

"It was an honor to be invited to perform alongside my fellow magicians for this show," Horsman said in an email. "It's quick paced and high energy, and the fans will really love it."

 

Dan Singer contributed to this story.

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