January 2009

 NEW YEAR - NEW CHALLENGES & GOALS! 
2009 is the year to refine!    It's time to re-evaluate what we are doing and how we are doing it.   We must look at challenges as an opportunity to improve and focus on our direction.  If we keep going down the path we are on, will we get where we want to go?   Give yourself some real thinking time and make good choices.    
 
Enjoy this issue of AxNews....

 

STEVE AXTELL comes to the UK!  

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Steve will be attending two Magic convention in England

Feb 2009
Blackpool, England - (Dealer only)
Blackpool Magicians Club

March 2009 
S.Tyneside, England - Near Newcastle (Performance, Lecture & Dealer)
  South Tyneside Magic Convention.

 
 

VENTRILOQUIST DIVISION
WINNERS!

See winning videos here

PUPPET VIDEO
DIVISION
WINNERS!

See winning videos

CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT!

The Winner of both our Adult VENT and PUPPET Contest Divisions...

STEVE
PETRUZZELLA

 ADULT CATEGORY
VENT WINNERS


First Place

Steve Petruzzella

Second Place (Tie)
Shawn Patrello
Yoly Pacheco

 Third Place
Ony Carcamo


YOUTH CATEGORY
VENT WINNERS
First Place
Avery Jones, age 14

 Second Place
Nate Plummer, age 17

 Third Place
Hannah Leskosky,  17


KIDS CATEGORY
VENT WINNERS

First Place

Adino Trapani, age 12

Second Place
Bethany Raddin, age 8

 Third Place
Lindsay Pacheco,  8

 ADULT CATEGORY
PUPPET WINNERS

First Place
Steve Petruzzella

Second Place
Travis Hill

Third Place (Tie)
Mark Truman
Donald Lemire

YOUTH CATEGORY
PUPPET WINNERS

First Place
Justin Garcia, age 15

Second Place
Daniel Jolley, age 16

Third Place
Ganesh Rajasekar, 15

KIDS CATEGORY
PUPPET WINNERS

First Place
Austin Dumm, age 12

Second Place
Jamie Hill, age 9

(no third place)

 

Steve Petruzzella

Steve was born in Astoria Queens. A sickly child, his friends were stacks of 78 RPM records, a heap of drawing pads, colored pencils and his imagination. But his favorite diversion was TV. Television in the 1950s and particularly local New York broadcasts was full of puppet characters. Paul Winchell, Bill Baird, Chuck McCann, Sandy Becker and Shari Lewis were favorites. He was always doing voices and making things 'talk'. His parents bought him his first puppet: a Howdy Doody marionette....

 What's being discussed
right now at the
Axtell Customer
Forum
Hands-Free Puppets Introductory Price ends Feb 1!

 Magician
JOHN COOPER'S
WIFE BENEFIT
2 Magical  CDs from Arthur Stead can help.
 
  • Surviving the
    Economy

  • VBS Puppet Ideas
  • Library Themes
  • Show Stoppers
  • Print vs. Web Promos
  • Hands-Free Puppets
  • Things Not To Do!

Come in, read and post at your leisure.  It's always open!  24 - 7.

 New! Hands-Free Animatronic Dragon Introduced!
hands-free axtell dragon

Entertainers from over 20 countries have already began using the Hands-Free Animatronic Puppets in their shows! 

More Info Here

 
Introductory prices for the Hands-Free Puppets will end Feb 1, 2009.  

 

 

The Magic community was saddened by the recent passing of John  Cooper – magician, educational speaker and performance coach. Due to a 20-year heart  condition, John was not eligible for health or life insurance.  As you
can imagine, his wife Cathi is now in a serious financial situation,
faced with overwhelming medical bills.  Here's how you can help:
“The Blessings of Love” is an inspirational, spiritually uplifting routine, while “Hot Air Balloon” emphasizes a fun approach to literacy (which was so important to John Cooper).  Purchase one or both of these routines.  Make a check or money order payable to Catherine Cooper, and mail it along with your order to Arthur Stead (not Axtell).  They will ship the CDs directly to you, and forward 100% of the proceeds to Cathi.
 


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