The End of an Era…

…and the beginning of another. WGN Radio has been getting ready to move to new studios. Rick Kogan chose David as his final guest interview in the famous “fishbowl” studio in Chicago’s Tribune Tower. David has always wanted to do an interview in this studio, with its street-level view of Michigan Avenue. And he got his wish, sitting down to chat with Rick about his Cabinet of Curiosities show, Chicago magic history, living the life of a wizard, and more. You can listen to this landmark interview here: https://wgnradio.com/2018/06/20/rick-kogan-is-amazed-by-magician-david-parr/

The Cabinet

My Cabinet of Curiosities show is now up and running at the new Chicago Magic Lounge, 5050 N Clark Street. The place is set up like a speakeasy, so from the outside it looks like a laundromat. Some old magic handbills posted by the door are the only hint to the wonderful goings-on inside. Step through the front door, and it still looks like a laundry — until you find the hidden switch that opens the secret door…

Here’s a glimpse of my cabinet, and the weird and magical artifacts inside it. Information and tickets can be found here: https://www.chicagomagiclounge.com/Wednesday/