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PHOTOS: Youngsters explore the impossible at Willmar magic show

Twin Cities magician Justin Alan brings, laughs, curiosity and fun to Willmar during his magic show at the Willmar Community Center on Thursday, May 18, 2023.

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Twin Cities magician Justin Alan, who goes by stage name "Magic Justin," performs before a packed house at the Willmar Community Center on Thursday, May 18, 2023.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

WILLMAR β€” There was hardly a blinking eye in the room Thursday over at the Willmar Community Center as youngsters did everything in their power to catch Twin Cities magician Justin Alan slipping up on a magic trick.

Despite their best efforts, Alan proved time and time again his mastery in the craft of magic, making even the loudest naysayers in the crowd have their jaws drop in amazement as the longtime magician pulled off trick after trick.

The show was made possible by a cooperative effort between the Willmar Public Library, the Willmar Community Center and A Touch of Magic Entertainment, with funding from a Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund grant.

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Children watch in amazement as Twin Cities magician Justin Alan performs at the Willmar Community Center on Thursday, May 18, 2023.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
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A young helper struggles to hold on to numerous magician wands while assisting Twin Cities magician Justin Alan at the Willmar Community Center on Thursday, May 18, 2023.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
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Macy Moore is an award-winning photojournalist at the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minnesota.
She can be reached via email: mmoore@wctrib.com or phone: 320.214.4338.
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