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Magic in motion

Actions speak louder than words for Dan Kamin.

At one time, Kamin was studying industrial design at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University, but with the help of mime Jewel Walker he built a career as a top-notch physical comedian. Today, he entertains audiences with illusions, sleight-of-hand magic and movement in the mode of Charlie Chaplin. His talents have landed him work training Hollywood stars, including Johnny Depp (for "Benny & Joon" and "Pirates of the Caribbean") and Robert Downey Jr. (for "Chaplin").

Now Kamin has come to the Kenan Center, 433 Locust St., Lockport, for a week in residence capped by three performances this weekend. At 7 p.m. today and Saturday, he presents "Comedy in Motion," an evening of magic and quirky comedy geared toward ages 5 and up. At 2 p.m. Saturday, he offers a look into the world of Chaplin with "Funny Bones," which features lots of audience participation and is appropriate for ages 10 and up.

Admission to any of the performances is $10 for adults; $9 for members and senior citizens; and $7 for children. Get tickets at the Kenan Center or by calling 433-2617.

-- Brian Connolly

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