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"Headed For College? - Adam Trent -Achiever"

Selected as of of the 10 Most Influential Youth in the United States, Adam Trent motivates and inspires students across the nation using his unique style of magic and performance. - U.S. News & World Report Magazine


"Headed For College? - Adam Trent -Achiever"

Selected as of of the 10 Most Influential Youth in the United States, Adam Trent motivates and inspires students across the nation using his unique style of magic and performance. - U.S. News & World Report Magazine


"Adam Trent - Clean, Magical, Hilarious"

Adam Trent is magic RE-INVENTED. Historically, the show for most magicians is all about the trick, but for Adam it is all about the audience.

"I remember seeing a magician when I was in college and there were certain things that clicked and others that didn't. For me it is all about getting the students on stage and talking about topical issues...things that are important to them and being able to weave my show around those things. My show is young, hip and very heavy on comedy. Rather than having students walk away thinking "I couldn't figure out that trick", I want them to have a great time, laugh AND say "that was incredible." For the real magic buffs out there, they will find things they will consider amazing and for those who hate magic and just want to enjoy themselves, they can come away from the show saying they had a really great time. My whole focus is to keep the audience laughing throughout the show and keep the energy high."

There are basically two types of magicians. There are those who develop their show to amaze other magicians. Then there are those who plan their shows exclusively to entertain the audience. Adam admits that he is a combination of the two.

"Obviously my show is built exclusively to entertain a college audience. To do that effectively, you have to give them not only things that will amaze them, but develop a dialog they can relate to. It can't be the typical magic show. On the other hand, I work hard to develop tricks that could bewilder other magicians as well."

Adam spends a lot of his time developing the comedy and music but there are specific tricks that are the cornerstones of magic that he has tweaked to make them relatable for college students. "There are tricks that have been around for hundreds of years that can impress almost any audience. When I do one of these, I try to adapt it so it will catch the attention of a crowd 18-22 years old."

Adam is currently 26 years old. He started doing magic when he was nine but really got involved while in college in Los Angeles performing at comedy clubs. My belief was that if I could keep the audience at a traditional comedy club laughing and involved in the magic I performed that what I did would certainly cross over to college audiences.

"After I graduated I spent a three years performing on some of the largest cruise ships in the world and expanded the show to perform 250 shows in 19 countries each year. Then I decided to step away and devoted myself exclusively to the campus market. I just relate well to that age demographic. It's a very smart crowd, it's a very lively crowd and it's an energic crowd. To me that's exciting. The college audience is as real an audience as you can get...they'll let you know if it's bad or if it's good."

Truth be told, Adam has earned some pretty serious chops as a young performer. While there are a lot of magicians who claim to be Comedy Magicians, not all that many have put their skills to the test before the demanding audiences at west coast comedy clubs... a group that can be brutally honest with their observations.

"I went to comedy clubs because I wanted to see if I could get the same kind of laughs that seasoned comedians could receive. I knew I could get laughs going up against other magicians, that was easy. I just needed to be different and earn the respect from others in the comedy trade."

"And that's what's great about college audiences. They tell it like it is. They don't feel the need to boost your ego if you're not good! Sometimes you can walk into a beautiful 2,000 seat theater and others it is a cafeteria. You have to be good enough to get the students engaged and give the school the show they expect to see."

Even though Adam's history started in comedy clubs, he will be the first to tell you that his show is clean. "I don't do anything that is overtly adult. I was one of the highest rated performers on Disney Cruise Lines and Celebrity Cruise Lines and I learned very - Campus Activities Magazine


"Adam Trent - Clean, Magical, Hilarious"

Adam Trent is magic RE-INVENTED. Historically, the show for most magicians is all about the trick, but for Adam it is all about the audience.

"I remember seeing a magician when I was in college and there were certain things that clicked and others that didn't. For me it is all about getting the students on stage and talking about topical issues...things that are important to them and being able to weave my show around those things. My show is young, hip and very heavy on comedy. Rather than having students walk away thinking "I couldn't figure out that trick", I want them to have a great time, laugh AND say "that was incredible." For the real magic buffs out there, they will find things they will consider amazing and for those who hate magic and just want to enjoy themselves, they can come away from the show saying they had a really great time. My whole focus is to keep the audience laughing throughout the show and keep the energy high."

There are basically two types of magicians. There are those who develop their show to amaze other magicians. Then there are those who plan their shows exclusively to entertain the audience. Adam admits that he is a combination of the two.

"Obviously my show is built exclusively to entertain a college audience. To do that effectively, you have to give them not only things that will amaze them, but develop a dialog they can relate to. It can't be the typical magic show. On the other hand, I work hard to develop tricks that could bewilder other magicians as well."

Adam spends a lot of his time developing the comedy and music but there are specific tricks that are the cornerstones of magic that he has tweaked to make them relatable for college students. "There are tricks that have been around for hundreds of years that can impress almost any audience. When I do one of these, I try to adapt it so it will catch the attention of a crowd 18-22 years old."

Adam is currently 26 years old. He started doing magic when he was nine but really got involved while in college in Los Angeles performing at comedy clubs. My belief was that if I could keep the audience at a traditional comedy club laughing and involved in the magic I performed that what I did would certainly cross over to college audiences.

"After I graduated I spent a three years performing on some of the largest cruise ships in the world and expanded the show to perform 250 shows in 19 countries each year. Then I decided to step away and devoted myself exclusively to the campus market. I just relate well to that age demographic. It's a very smart crowd, it's a very lively crowd and it's an energic crowd. To me that's exciting. The college audience is as real an audience as you can get...they'll let you know if it's bad or if it's good."

Truth be told, Adam has earned some pretty serious chops as a young performer. While there are a lot of magicians who claim to be Comedy Magicians, not all that many have put their skills to the test before the demanding audiences at west coast comedy clubs... a group that can be brutally honest with their observations.

"I went to comedy clubs because I wanted to see if I could get the same kind of laughs that seasoned comedians could receive. I knew I could get laughs going up against other magicians, that was easy. I just needed to be different and earn the respect from others in the comedy trade."

"And that's what's great about college audiences. They tell it like it is. They don't feel the need to boost your ego if you're not good! Sometimes you can walk into a beautiful 2,000 seat theater and others it is a cafeteria. You have to be good enough to get the students engaged and give the school the show they expect to see."

Even though Adam's history started in comedy clubs, he will be the first to tell you that his show is clean. "I don't do anything that is overtly adult. I was one of the highest rated performers on Disney Cruise Lines and Celebrity Cruise Lines and I learned very - Campus Activities Magazine


"Exclusive Interview: Adam Trent "The Next Big Thing" in magic"

If you are looking for "The Next Big Thing" in magic, look no further than Adam Trent. With inspirations such as David Copperfield and *NSYNC, Adam took magic to the next level by combining singing, dancing and comedy into each show. The newer generation of fans enjoy his modern spin on magic, and older generations come to his shows to see something fresh and original. Adam's shows have received rave reviews, planting a spot in the entertainment industry for this rising star. CBS calls his show, "Amazing!" and "US News & World Report Magazine" identified him as one of "The 10 Most Influential Youths in the Nation." Adam talks about when he got started in magic, what you can expect from one of his shows, and what he has planned for the future.

What initially sparked your interest in magic? How old were you?

Adam: I saw David Copperfield when I was very young. I walked away not remembering any of the magic he did, just the crowd laughing and cheering all around me. Shortly after I got a book on magic from my aunt when I was 9 years old. I was absolutely hooked and it changed my life.

You combine dancing and singing with innovative stage illusions. What drew you to this combination?

Adam: My sister took me to an *NSYNC concert when I was around 10 years old, and I vividly remember the crowd going crazy when they appeared "magically" at the beginning of the show. I kept hoping there would be more magic like that throughout, and decided to create a show that would take it a step further in combining those two elements. There are always people that like music and dancing, and there are always people that like just magic. I figure the more elements I can pack into my show in addition to the magic, the more entertaining my show as a whole will be.

Give us a peek into your creative process. How do you come up with new ideas?

Adam: It usually starts with music. I'll hear a new song that creates a certain mood or feeling, and I start to visualize what a dance on stage would look like. Then I think of an effect that would fit it, such as making myself disappear, teleporting, etc. After that, I'll begin to choreograph the way I think it should look. Once I have a good idea of what the act should look like, I will have a prop built, perhaps record an original song to perfectly fit it, and pretty soon it is up and running on the stage. Then it's just a matter of performing it over and over again to find where the weak parts of the routine are and tweak them. It's a pretty long creative process that can take as long as a year to get from an idea to the stage.

"US News & World Report Magazine" identified you as one of "The 10 Most Influential Youths in the Nation." Kids of all ages now look to you as a role model. What advice do you have for youths who have dreams but don't have the self-confidence to follow their dreams?

Adam: You never know what you are capable of until you try. I grew up with a stutter- speech impediment and for years would avoid talking in my show. Finally I just decided to try it, and realized that doing stand-up comedy in my show was something that came natural to me. It's about taking chances and realizing that you may fail, but that it is ok to fail. My Dad would always say that it is good to do things that take you outside of your comfort zone and scare you, so I've tried to keep that mentality in trying new things.

You travel internationally for your shows. What is the hardest part about touring?

Adam: Being away from home, friends and family is certainly the hardest part. Being an entertainer makes for a different kind of life, but I'm very thankful to be able to do what I love.

You've performed in 19 different countries. What's your most memorable performance and what country was it in?

Adam: About a year ago I was performing on a cruise ship that stopped in Egypt. I got to see the Pyramids, ride a camel, and take a horse ride through the city of Alexandria. We left just a few da - Yahoo! Entertainment


"Exclusive Interview: Adam Trent "The Next Big Thing" in magic"

If you are looking for "The Next Big Thing" in magic, look no further than Adam Trent. With inspirations such as David Copperfield and *NSYNC, Adam took magic to the next level by combining singing, dancing and comedy into each show. The newer generation of fans enjoy his modern spin on magic, and older generations come to his shows to see something fresh and original. Adam's shows have received rave reviews, planting a spot in the entertainment industry for this rising star. CBS calls his show, "Amazing!" and "US News & World Report Magazine" identified him as one of "The 10 Most Influential Youths in the Nation." Adam talks about when he got started in magic, what you can expect from one of his shows, and what he has planned for the future.

What initially sparked your interest in magic? How old were you?

Adam: I saw David Copperfield when I was very young. I walked away not remembering any of the magic he did, just the crowd laughing and cheering all around me. Shortly after I got a book on magic from my aunt when I was 9 years old. I was absolutely hooked and it changed my life.

You combine dancing and singing with innovative stage illusions. What drew you to this combination?

Adam: My sister took me to an *NSYNC concert when I was around 10 years old, and I vividly remember the crowd going crazy when they appeared "magically" at the beginning of the show. I kept hoping there would be more magic like that throughout, and decided to create a show that would take it a step further in combining those two elements. There are always people that like music and dancing, and there are always people that like just magic. I figure the more elements I can pack into my show in addition to the magic, the more entertaining my show as a whole will be.

Give us a peek into your creative process. How do you come up with new ideas?

Adam: It usually starts with music. I'll hear a new song that creates a certain mood or feeling, and I start to visualize what a dance on stage would look like. Then I think of an effect that would fit it, such as making myself disappear, teleporting, etc. After that, I'll begin to choreograph the way I think it should look. Once I have a good idea of what the act should look like, I will have a prop built, perhaps record an original song to perfectly fit it, and pretty soon it is up and running on the stage. Then it's just a matter of performing it over and over again to find where the weak parts of the routine are and tweak them. It's a pretty long creative process that can take as long as a year to get from an idea to the stage.

"US News & World Report Magazine" identified you as one of "The 10 Most Influential Youths in the Nation." Kids of all ages now look to you as a role model. What advice do you have for youths who have dreams but don't have the self-confidence to follow their dreams?

Adam: You never know what you are capable of until you try. I grew up with a stutter- speech impediment and for years would avoid talking in my show. Finally I just decided to try it, and realized that doing stand-up comedy in my show was something that came natural to me. It's about taking chances and realizing that you may fail, but that it is ok to fail. My Dad would always say that it is good to do things that take you outside of your comfort zone and scare you, so I've tried to keep that mentality in trying new things.

You travel internationally for your shows. What is the hardest part about touring?

Adam: Being away from home, friends and family is certainly the hardest part. Being an entertainer makes for a different kind of life, but I'm very thankful to be able to do what I love.

You've performed in 19 different countries. What's your most memorable performance and what country was it in?

Adam: About a year ago I was performing on a cruise ship that stopped in Egypt. I got to see the Pyramids, ride a camel, and take a horse ride through the city of Alexandria. We left just a few da - Yahoo! Entertainment


"Adam Trent Brings magic to College Fundraiser"

Adam Trent Performs the opening act at the fraternity's Comedy Night - Los Angeles Loyolan


"Adam Trent Brings magic to College Fundraiser"

Adam Trent Performs the opening act at the fraternity's Comedy Night - Los Angeles Loyolan


"An Unlikely Warrior"

FEATURE STORY- Adam Trent has been tricking audiences for years - NBC News


"You Tube Promo"

Please click the link below for youtube reel - ATM Producitons


"Inside The Box: Adam Trent Magic"

What Adam Trent magic show

When 7:30 p.m. today, Saturday and July 20

Where Today and July 20 at the Nomad Theatre, 1410 Quince Ave., Boulder; and Saturday at Louisville Middle School, 1341 Main St.

Tickets $8-$10

Info 303-499-5543 or www.adamtrentmagic.com

The cold blade brushed against my shoulder. The sword snagged my left sleeve. He pushed, but noticed resistance. He quickly pulled me out of the box.

Aha, I thought. That's why magician's assistants wear tight clothes.

I'd found Adam Trent's ad seeking a magician's assistant over the summer on CraigsList.com. The Boulder magician needed a new sidekick, and apparently my (journalistic) curiosity and small stature qualified me for the spot.

We'd rehearsed only a few times before our first show on July 6. My tricks included disappearing, reappearing, being cut into pieces, crammed into tiny boxes, levitated, disassembled and locked in a Houdini box. I'd had an encyclopedia of odd jobs before, but, alas, I'd never been levitated.

Trent, on the other hand, was a pro. A self-taught magic man touted by the big shots as a genius headed straight for stardom. See for yourself at the next show: tonight, Friday the 13th, at Boulder's Nomad Theatre.

There was a reason for everything Trent did. A flick of the hand, the color of pants, each sparkle, each word. The tight attire I'd learned the hard (literally) way I needed to wear. It was all intentional and precise. The magic was in the details, I thought. The magic was all the things I had never noticed before, from the audience.

Even inside the box, after 22-year-old Trent revealed to me the secrets of his show, I still didn't fully get it.

Magic had always baffled me. Even the simple card tricks. I had fallen for the so-called "52-card pickup" trick about, oh, 52 times. (For those of you who don't know — and I say this mostly for myself, as if anyone doesn't know this trick but me — the 52-card pickup is when the trickster just tosses the full deck onto the ground and you have to pick it up.)

When I was a kid, my dad used to bring home tricks from those quirky stores, like "It's Your Move" on Pearl Street. His repertoire included pens that shocked you when you tried to write with them and strings tied to knobs that snapped when you opened the door. Every once in a while, I'd pull a book from the shelf and find it hollowed out with a funny surprise inside.

Compare that to Trent's childhood. He was also introduced to tricks at an early age. His aunt, Ann Bruggeman, gave him an "Encyclopedia of Magic" as a present when he was 9. The book went from card and rope tricks to bigger illusions, and included tips on performing magic.

Trent began performing professionally at age 12. After his aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer, he began using his shows to raise money for breast cancer research. He placed in magic contests. At age 15, he became the youngest person to win a medal in the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians' annual international competition. He began traveling.

I would have never expected my silly shock-pen upbringing to have led me here.

I changed into a tighter shirt that wouldn't snag blades and approached the "sword basket" to rehearse again. Trent was wearing short sleeves. Nowhere to stash extra cards or props.

Earlier, I'd cornered him and all but forced him to show me the act he's best known for: his ability to make cards disappear and reappear in his mouth, fingertips and thin air (and not like my dad used to make quarters appear from behind my ear). I stood close and watched cautiously. I was an "insider" now; I should be able to spot a sneaky hand, if anyone. Right?

I walked around Trent, made him slow it down, checked his pockets. Nothing. He smirked. He'd been working on this skill for years. And even after he told me what was happening, it didn't stop my eyes from filtering out certain details that made the impossible possible.

Like being diced up by five swords while crammed in a tiny red box.

I eyed the sword basket I was supposed to step into. Tight shirt or not, journalistic curiosity and small stature notwithstanding, this stunt was ridiculous. I did what Trent told me to do, and (I confess; sure, make fun of me) kept my eyes closed until it was over. Phew, I still had my left shoulder. No resistance this time. And also no clue as to what just happened.

Inside the box, the magic still baffled me.

Read more: Young magician tours through Boulder County with a new assistant - Boulder Daily Camera http://www.dailycamera.com/ci_13083409?IADID=Search-www.dailycamera.com-www.dailycamera.com#ixzz0qwHmVs31
DailyCamera.com
- Daily Camera


"Inside The Box: Adam Trent Magic"

What Adam Trent magic show

When 7:30 p.m. today, Saturday and July 20

Where Today and July 20 at the Nomad Theatre, 1410 Quince Ave., Boulder; and Saturday at Louisville Middle School, 1341 Main St.

Tickets $8-$10

Info 303-499-5543 or www.adamtrentmagic.com

The cold blade brushed against my shoulder. The sword snagged my left sleeve. He pushed, but noticed resistance. He quickly pulled me out of the box.

Aha, I thought. That's why magician's assistants wear tight clothes.

I'd found Adam Trent's ad seeking a magician's assistant over the summer on CraigsList.com. The Boulder magician needed a new sidekick, and apparently my (journalistic) curiosity and small stature qualified me for the spot.

We'd rehearsed only a few times before our first show on July 6. My tricks included disappearing, reappearing, being cut into pieces, crammed into tiny boxes, levitated, disassembled and locked in a Houdini box. I'd had an encyclopedia of odd jobs before, but, alas, I'd never been levitated.

Trent, on the other hand, was a pro. A self-taught magic man touted by the big shots as a genius headed straight for stardom. See for yourself at the next show: tonight, Friday the 13th, at Boulder's Nomad Theatre.

There was a reason for everything Trent did. A flick of the hand, the color of pants, each sparkle, each word. The tight attire I'd learned the hard (literally) way I needed to wear. It was all intentional and precise. The magic was in the details, I thought. The magic was all the things I had never noticed before, from the audience.

Even inside the box, after 22-year-old Trent revealed to me the secrets of his show, I still didn't fully get it.

Magic had always baffled me. Even the simple card tricks. I had fallen for the so-called "52-card pickup" trick about, oh, 52 times. (For those of you who don't know — and I say this mostly for myself, as if anyone doesn't know this trick but me — the 52-card pickup is when the trickster just tosses the full deck onto the ground and you have to pick it up.)

When I was a kid, my dad used to bring home tricks from those quirky stores, like "It's Your Move" on Pearl Street. His repertoire included pens that shocked you when you tried to write with them and strings tied to knobs that snapped when you opened the door. Every once in a while, I'd pull a book from the shelf and find it hollowed out with a funny surprise inside.

Compare that to Trent's childhood. He was also introduced to tricks at an early age. His aunt, Ann Bruggeman, gave him an "Encyclopedia of Magic" as a present when he was 9. The book went from card and rope tricks to bigger illusions, and included tips on performing magic.

Trent began performing professionally at age 12. After his aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer, he began using his shows to raise money for breast cancer research. He placed in magic contests. At age 15, he became the youngest person to win a medal in the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians' annual international competition. He began traveling.

I would have never expected my silly shock-pen upbringing to have led me here.

I changed into a tighter shirt that wouldn't snag blades and approached the "sword basket" to rehearse again. Trent was wearing short sleeves. Nowhere to stash extra cards or props.

Earlier, I'd cornered him and all but forced him to show me the act he's best known for: his ability to make cards disappear and reappear in his mouth, fingertips and thin air (and not like my dad used to make quarters appear from behind my ear). I stood close and watched cautiously. I was an "insider" now; I should be able to spot a sneaky hand, if anyone. Right?

I walked around Trent, made him slow it down, checked his pockets. Nothing. He smirked. He'd been working on this skill for years. And even after he told me what was happening, it didn't stop my eyes from filtering out certain details that made the impossible possible.

Like being diced up by five swords while crammed in a tiny red box.

I eyed the sword basket I was supposed to step into. Tight shirt or not, journalistic curiosity and small stature notwithstanding, this stunt was ridiculous. I did what Trent told me to do, and (I confess; sure, make fun of me) kept my eyes closed until it was over. Phew, I still had my left shoulder. No resistance this time. And also no clue as to what just happened.

Inside the box, the magic still baffled me.

Read more: Young magician tours through Boulder County with a new assistant - Boulder Daily Camera http://www.dailycamera.com/ci_13083409?IADID=Search-www.dailycamera.com-www.dailycamera.com#ixzz0qwHmVs31
DailyCamera.com
- Daily Camera


"Young Magician Loves the Spotlight"

Rocky Mountain News (CO)
October 15, 2001
Section: Lifestyles/Spotlight
Edition: Final
Page Number: 15D

Caption: Adam Trent

YOUNG MAGICIAN LOVES THE SPOTLIGHT

Source: Mark Wolf
News Staff Writer

If Adam Trent shows you a card, pay close attention. In a few seconds it's going to disappear.

Trent, 16, a sophomore at Fairview High School, is a professional magician with a show that encompasses music, dance and magic.
``Ever since I was a child, I wanted to be onstage, but I never had anything to perform,'' said Trent (a stage name - his family name is Bruggeman). ``Magic is basically my key to being onstage. I like seeing the expression on people's faces and I love dancing. What I do onstage is my life.

``My aunt gave me a magic book when I was 9, and I started performing every possible moment. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer, I began donating money, time and free shows to raising awareness of breast cancer.''

He performs what he calls ``walk-around magic'' for parties and corporate events several times a week and mounts his stage show, complete with music and big illusions, whenever he can.

``It's hard to get stage time. When I get a day off, I go down and perform the big show at elementary and middle schools in Denver,'' he said.

Two summers ago he spent a weekend at a seminar in Las Vegas conducted by master card manipulator Jeff McBride. He participated in the junior division of the 2000 International Brotherhood of Magicians competition in New York.

``My favorite trick is the card manipulation,'' he said. ``You're making cards appear and disappear at your will with no gimmicks, only sleight of hand.

``I love every aspect of what I'm doing. It's rewarding being able to make enough money to donate and make a difference in the fight against breast cancer and to make some spending money.''

He recently was named one of 10 winners of the Gloria Barron Young Heroes Prize for performing his show at inner-city schools as well as raising money for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. His Web site is adamtrent.com.

Trent, who carries a 3.5 GPA at Fairview, has his career sights set on mounting his show in Las Vegas.

``It's pretty much Vegas or bust,'' Trent said. ``I'm going to try for the David Copperfield / Lance Burton thing.''

INFOBOX

ADAM TRENT

Favorite Web site: Napster

Favorite band: D-12

Favorite TV show: Making the Band or Seinfeld

Favorite book: The BFG, by Roald Dahl

Hero: ``My grandfather, Tony Bruggeman.''

Advice: ``If you have a dream, no matter what it is, it may take a long time, but in the end it can happen, and once you get it, it's worth the wait and hard work.''

Friday nights I'm usually: ``With my friends out on the town. That's my waste time, to walk around the mall and drive around with music on.''

I really like to: dance and listen to music. - Rocky Mountain News


"Young Magician Loves the Spotlight"

Rocky Mountain News (CO)
October 15, 2001
Section: Lifestyles/Spotlight
Edition: Final
Page Number: 15D

Caption: Adam Trent

YOUNG MAGICIAN LOVES THE SPOTLIGHT

Source: Mark Wolf
News Staff Writer

If Adam Trent shows you a card, pay close attention. In a few seconds it's going to disappear.

Trent, 16, a sophomore at Fairview High School, is a professional magician with a show that encompasses music, dance and magic.
``Ever since I was a child, I wanted to be onstage, but I never had anything to perform,'' said Trent (a stage name - his family name is Bruggeman). ``Magic is basically my key to being onstage. I like seeing the expression on people's faces and I love dancing. What I do onstage is my life.

``My aunt gave me a magic book when I was 9, and I started performing every possible moment. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer, I began donating money, time and free shows to raising awareness of breast cancer.''

He performs what he calls ``walk-around magic'' for parties and corporate events several times a week and mounts his stage show, complete with music and big illusions, whenever he can.

``It's hard to get stage time. When I get a day off, I go down and perform the big show at elementary and middle schools in Denver,'' he said.

Two summers ago he spent a weekend at a seminar in Las Vegas conducted by master card manipulator Jeff McBride. He participated in the junior division of the 2000 International Brotherhood of Magicians competition in New York.

``My favorite trick is the card manipulation,'' he said. ``You're making cards appear and disappear at your will with no gimmicks, only sleight of hand.

``I love every aspect of what I'm doing. It's rewarding being able to make enough money to donate and make a difference in the fight against breast cancer and to make some spending money.''

He recently was named one of 10 winners of the Gloria Barron Young Heroes Prize for performing his show at inner-city schools as well as raising money for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. His Web site is adamtrent.com.

Trent, who carries a 3.5 GPA at Fairview, has his career sights set on mounting his show in Las Vegas.

``It's pretty much Vegas or bust,'' Trent said. ``I'm going to try for the David Copperfield / Lance Burton thing.''

INFOBOX

ADAM TRENT

Favorite Web site: Napster

Favorite band: D-12

Favorite TV show: Making the Band or Seinfeld

Favorite book: The BFG, by Roald Dahl

Hero: ``My grandfather, Tony Bruggeman.''

Advice: ``If you have a dream, no matter what it is, it may take a long time, but in the end it can happen, and once you get it, it's worth the wait and hard work.''

Friday nights I'm usually: ``With my friends out on the town. That's my waste time, to walk around the mall and drive around with music on.''

I really like to: dance and listen to music. - Rocky Mountain News


"Vegas, Baby!"

Local magician Adam Trent brings the strip to Boulder - The Mix


"Vegas, Baby!"

Local magician Adam Trent brings the strip to Boulder - The Mix


"Magicain Entertains Fort Morgan Crowd"

Magician entertains Fort Morgan Crowd - THE FORT MORGAN TIMES


"Magicain Entertains Fort Morgan Crowd"

Magician entertains Fort Morgan Crowd - THE FORT MORGAN TIMES


Discography

Partial list of Colleges last year: (Complete List available upon request)

Hofstra University; NY
Loyola Marymount University; CA
West Chester University; PA
University of South Alabama; AL
University of North Florida; FL
Bloomsburg University; PA
Sacred Heart University; CT
Albany College of Pharmacy; NY
Sacred Heart University; CT
Eastern Connecticut State; CT
Centre College; KY
Niagara University; NY
Post University; CT
Penn State -Worthington; PA
Odessa College; TX
Bucknell University; PA
Towson University; MD
Chestnut Hill College; PA
Misericordia University; PA
Lockhaven University; PA
Mansfield University; PA
SUNY Institute of Technology; NY
SUNY Cobleskill; NY
SUNY Cortland; NY
Sage College: NY
County College of Morris; NJ
Onandaga Comm College; NY
Mohawk Valley Comm College; NY
Erie Comm College; NY
Urbana University; OH
Eastern New Mexico University; NM

AWARDS:

US News & World Report Magazine- 1 of the top 10 most influential youths in the United States.

Silver Medal/Bronze Medal - Pacific Rim 69th, & 70th Annual Pro Magic Challenge
-This international competition is by invitation only and is limited exclusively to professional magicians only. It is one of the most prestigious awards a magician can win. Adam is the youngest magician in its 70 year history to win back to back medals.

The National Gloria Barron Young Hero Award for Leadership and Courage in Public Service
-Recognizes kids nationwide who have displayed leadership and courage in public service.

NBC News (Denver Affiliate)
-Each year, NBC News recognizes 9 outstanding youth for their volunteer activities and contributions to family, school and community.

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation "Men in Pink"
-This foundation chose the five most influential men involved in the fight against breast cancer. The youngest person recognized.

Target All Around Scholarship
-Awarded to High School seniors for leadership and excellence in their community

OTHER CLIENTS:

Headliner:
Celebrity Cruise Lines- "Highest Rated Entertainer"
Disney Cruise Lines- "Highest Rated Entertainer"
McDonalds Corporation - Television Commercial
State Farm Insurance
Turner Broadcasting
AXA financial
Lifetouch
Transfirst
Ariss-Kahan Marketing Group
Mrs. Colorado Pageant
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

TELEVISION APPEARANCES:

Disney Channel- Featured perforer
NBC News
CBS News
Mania TV
Fox 17 Grand Rapids, MI
Fox 59 Indianapolis
Fox 2 Now St Louis
CW 33 Dallas/Ft Worth
CL TV Chicago
WTKR Norfolk, VA
My Fox 8 WGHP High Point, NC
KY 3 Springfield, MO
PHL 17 WPHL philly
KSPR ABC 33 springrield MO
WSBT TV Mishawaka, IN
KPLR St louis
WTVR CBS Richmond VA
FOX 40 KTXL Sacramento
WGN TV Chicago
FOX 43 Pennsylvania
5 News Arkansas
WHNT 19 News Alabama
Fox 31 Denver
Fox 13
WNEP 16 Pennsylvania
Qfox13 Seattle, WA
WGNO ABC Louisianna

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Bio

"Adam Trent is best described as Justin Timberlake meets David Copperfield." -GP4T Magazine

Adam Trent is one of the busiest magicians in the world, and has found a particularly strong response from the College market using his niche angle of performing "with the students" rather than performing "at the students". His show not only leave College students' sides hurting from laughter and their minds puzzled from his magic, but it leaves them with a powerful message about living life to the fullest and following their dreams.

A recent college graduate himself, Adam Trent's impressive resume represents the new standard of excellence in the magic community. After graduation, he began performing on the world's largest cruise ships, and within 1 year had become one of the highest rated performers in the Cruise industry. He is the youngest and only entertainer ever to win back to back medals in the P.C.A.M. (one of the most prestigious magic competitions in the world), and was named by U.S. News & World Report Magazine as "1 of the 10 Most Influential Youths" in the United States.

What separates Adam from the typical comedy magician in the college market is his experience and undeniable ability to connect with the students of all backgrounds and win over any crowd- even those that hate magic. His strong appeal to the College demographic is no illusion. He regularly shares the stage with Daniel Tosh, Alonzo Bodden, Kevin Nealon, Paul Reiser, and other world famous comedians in Los Angeles' elite comedy clubs.

He performed over 250 live shows in 19 countries during the last year alone, and can currently be seen as performing as himself on the Disney Channel’s hit TV show “Shake it Up!”