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Sammy Cortino

MARIANNA—The second event in the Chipola Artist Series is a first for the college. Illusionist Sammy Cortino will present his Las Vegas style magic show in the Center for the Arts, Jan. 17, 2013.

With Siegfried and Roy and Lance Burton endorsing his International Brotherhood of Magicians membership, Sammy Cortino is taking magic back to its roots in its purest, up-to-date form. His raw, live, unprecedented style brings out a sense of old Hollywood charm. Going against the mesh of cutting-edge illusionists of today, he is reviving the classics of magic presented in the spirit of the late Houdini and Harry Blackstone. Cortino holds a Doctoral Degree in Magic from the International Magicians Society and is a member of London’s Magic Circle.

Tickets are available online at Click “Fine Arts” and “Artist Series.” Online tickets can be printed at home, or with an order confirmation, will-call tickets will be available at the box office the night of the show. Box office hours will be established closer to the performance. Single event ticket sales will be $14 for adults, $10 for children under 18, and $5 for Chipola students and employees.

Two more events follow Cortino in the Chipola Artist Series. The Davis and Dow jazz quartet featuring a vocalist and a request-by-favorites second half is Feb.7, 2013. The popular bluegrass/country comedy group, Three on a String, will perform April 11, 2013.

For information, visit or phone 718-2257.