Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) August 10, 2012
The Beverly Hills City Council awarded magician Ivan Amodei a certificate of recognition for “his outstanding contributions to the field of illusion and magic.” William W. Brien, mayor of Beverly Hills, presented the certificate in an honorary ceremony.
Amodei stated, “I am very humbled that the honorable Mayor of Beverly Hills presented me with this recognition from the city on my contributions to the world of magic and Illusions… thanks everyone for your incredible support.”
Amodei performs at the Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. His unique brand of intelligent and theatrical entertainment has won him world wide recognition.
Ivan was born in Sicily, Italy. His family immigrated to the United States in 1968, settling in Brooklyn, New York. In 1984, Amodei moved to California, where he still resides with his wife and two children, a twin girl and boy.
He has won multiple awards throughout his career, including first place at the Las Vegas Close-Up Classic in 1995, first place at the International Brotherhood of Magicians Close-Up Competition in 2005, and both first place and People’s Choice Award at the Society of American Magicians Close-Up Competition in 2005.
Amodei published a book titled “Magic’s Most Amazing Stories” in 2010, which ForeWord review nominated for Book of the Year. That same year, he opened a one-man magic show, “Made in Italy,” at the Four Seasons in Westlake Village, Calif.
Amodei’s run at the Beverly Wilshire began on New Year’s Eve, 2010, when he made a guest appearance. He was then invited to star in his own show at the venue, which he titled “intimate Illusions.” The show opened as a success, and “Splash” magazine called Amodei a “Master of his art.”
Now in it's second year of sold out shows “Intimate Illusions” plays at the Beverly Wilshire on Friday and Saturday nights, with shows scheduled at 7 and 9 p.m. both days.