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Aldo Colombini (19 March 1951 – 12 February 2014)[1] was an Italian-born magician, lecturer, author and media producer. His wife, Rachel who is also a magician, currently resides in Florida. When he first moved to the United States (from his native Modena, Italy) in 1993, he spoke no English.[2] He created and marketed hundreds of magic tricks,[3][4] along with numerous books and instructional videos on the topic of magic. He wrote a long-running column for The Linking Ring magazine, entitled, "As Always, Aldo".[5][6]

Aldo Colombini
Aldo and Rachel Colombini lecturing in Longview Texas.jpg
Aldo (left) and his wife, Rachel, lecturing for a magic club in Longview, Texas in Spring 2011
Born
(1951-03-19)March 19, 1951
DiedFebruary 12, 2014(2014-02-12) (aged 62)

Contents

Books/WritingEdit

  • "The Close-up Magic of Aldo Colombini"
  • What's Up Deck?[7]
  • He contributed multiple articles to Harry Lorayne's long-running journal, Apocalypse.[8]
  • Tra La Via Emilia e il West con un Mazzo di Carte (Ebook)
  • i Tre Orsacchiotti (Ebook)
  • Matrix per Gente Pigra (Ebook)
  • Incredibili Illusioni Improvvisate (Ebook)
  • E Adesso cosa Dico? (Ebook)
  • Carte Diem (Ebook)
  • Il Giocoliere Comico (Ebook)
  • Alta quota (Ebook)
  • Un Comico Taglio (Ebook)
  • Gorgo'n Zola (Ebook)
  • Il Segno Dei Cinque (Ebook)
  • il Libro Dei Book Test (Ebook)
  • pronto intervento (Ebook)

Instructional VideosEdit

Aldo has made ora has appeared in the following instructional videos:

  • Card Festival
  • Still Ringing Around
  • Roped In
  • ESP Card Magic 1 - 6
  • Self Working Packet Tricks
  • Green Carpet
  • Fireworks
  • Aldo On Trost 1 - 15
  • Essentials 1 - 3
  • Jumbo Coincidence
  • Razzamataz
  • Magic Italian Style
  • Packet Tricks Picks
  • Impromptu Card Magic 1 - 6
  • A Few Good Cards
  • True Magic 1 - 2
  • Still Ringing Around
  • Three Ring Concerto
  • Tested Ten Card Poker Deal
  • Card Capers
  • All Hands on Deck
  • Jack in the Box
  • Card Festival
  • Karl Fulves The Epilogue
  • Tricks to Go
  • Amazing Self Working Card Magic 1 - 2
  • Stunning Card Magic by Richard Vollmer and Aldo Colombini
  • Please Hold

Notable PerformancesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Broken Wand : Aldo Colombini Archived 2015-01-10 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Close, Michael (2007). That Reminds Me: Finding the Funny In A Serious World. ISBN 978-1-4357-0646-0.
  3. ^ "Close Quarters". My Lovely Assistant. Retrieved April 21, 2012.
  4. ^ "Knotty Knot". MJM Magic. Retrieved April 21, 2012.
  5. ^ Colombini, Aldo (October 1998). "As Always, Aldo". The Linking Ring: 43, 44.
  6. ^ Colombini, Aldo (November 2003). "As Always, Aldo". The Linking Ring. 84 (11): 81–82.
  7. ^ What's Up Deck?. 1995. Retrieved April 20, 2012.
  8. ^ Behr, Dennis. "Apocalypse, Volume 10". The Behr Files. Retrieved April 21, 2012.
  9. ^ "Entertainment to materialize by magic". Arizona Daily Star. May 11, 2006.
  10. ^ Racherbaumer, Jon (October 2006). "Close Up Captivates at Norfolk!". The Linking Ring: 69.
  11. ^ "Norfolk Virginia: Lectures! Lectures! Lectures!". The Linking Ring: 64. October 1996.
  12. ^ Keyser, Archie (August 1995). "Ring 27 Louisiana Magic Weekend". The Linking Ring. 75: 120–121.

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