(Branson MO ~ Wednesday, October 15, 2008) Kirby & Bambi VanBurch, internationally renowned entertainers and illusionists, were honored with another special award, “Best Illusionist”, at the World Magic Awards 2008 in Santa Monica, California. The annual event was held on October 11 and was filmed for an upcoming TV special on MyNetworkTV.

Awards are something the VanBurch duo knows a lot about. In 2008 Bambi received the Female International Magician of the Year award for the 2nd consecutive year. “That’s never been done by any other female magician,” says Kirby. “And then she was voted one of the top 10 most beautiful women in 417 Land. And now we’ve been honored by the World Magic Awards Show. Hey…the family that wins awards together stays together!” Bambi adds that “the World Magic Awards show was a lot of fun and since it was a benefit for Feed the Children, that made it extra special for Kirby and me.”

The World Magic Awards 2008 will air on Wednesday, November 26 from 7:00 to 9:00p.m. Check www.WorldMagicAwards.com for stations airing in your viewing area. In the Branson Missouri area, viewers will be able to watch thow on My31 (KWMB 31). The World Magic Awards 2008, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, has a variety of guests and performers including Lance Burton, Dan Sperry, The Amazing Johnathan, Ed Alonzo, Kyle Eschen, Greg Gleason, Franz Harary, Hans Klok, Mark Kalin & Jinger, Topas, Sos & Victoria, Jeff McBride, Roxanne, and Florian Zimmer.

Kirby VanBurch is known as the Prince of Magic and has received many awards including Entertainer of the Year from the International Magicians Society as well as Magician of the Year. Kirby & Bambi VanBurch perform live at their theatre in Branson, Missouri. The has been voted Best Branson Show, Best Magic Show, and received numerous other awards and accolades from fans and critics alike. Their show features exotic animals including white tigers, amazing disappearing acts, a helicopter appearing in 3 seconds flat, mind-reading, assistants cut in half, up close and personal illusions, and much more. For their Branson theare show schedule visit www.KirbyVanBurch.com.


Lovely Hamilton, 417-337-7140 [email protected]

Cindy Merry, 417-739-4925 [email protected]

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