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Magician Michael Cantor picks up the tools of the trade

Magician Michael Cantor picks up the tools of the trade

Magician Michael Cantor's studio is a cheerful, open space, on the top floor of a clean white building not far from Television Hill in Woodberry. It's not some sorcerer's cave or spooky, spider-webbed warehouse, but a bright, airy workman's office, with sprightly melodies streaming in from a classical music station and an array of nuts and bolts organized and ready, like brushes for an artist. This is where Cantor makes his magic, whether he's practicing routines or creating props and tricks with wood and metal. Cantor's love of illusion has never stopped growing since he staged his first magic show when he was 13. But only recently has he pulled all his...

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