Magician Ran’D Shine: ‘I am very proud to be an African American magician

March 20, 2019

There aren’t a lot of guys who can hide a coin in the palm of his hand, while simultaneously knowing the history of black magicians like the back of his hand.​

RAN'D SHINE: The College King

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The Joy of Magic

July 13, 2015

When Ran’D (Randy) Shine informed friends and family he was leaving Drexel University, where he was pursuing a doctorate in public health, to become a professional magician, the news sank like a bad comedy act.

“[They] thought I bumped my head and went crazy,” says Shine, who compares the announcement of his decision to saying that you’re, “gonna run away and join the circus.”

Well, Shine made a run for his career choice, and hasn’t looked back.

For this Philly guy, African-American history is magical

July 03, 2015

NOW YOU SEE them, now you don't.

Philadelphia has Mystique the Magician and Derek Lee of D&J Entertainment. But not a whole lot of other African-Americans make their living doing magic tricks.

"Finding an African-American magician is like finding a needle in a haystack," Ran 'D Shine, 45, of Mount Airy, told me earlier this week. "We are out there, but it's hard to find us."



November 12, 2014

Ran'D is the face of the new millennium magician. He wowed audiences with his brilliant presentation at the 44th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C as well as Capetown, South Africa. As one of the most sought after college performers he has also captured the imaginations of audiences from Hollywood to New York City for more than a decade. 

Magician Stuns The Last Tuesday Night Crowd

December 4, 2013

Coins disappeared and reappeared; money changed in value; cards vanished from decks and materialized in pockets. This was the scene at Friends Hall on Tuesday, at College Programming Board's last Tuesday Night Live of the semester. The show featured magician Ran'D Shine, who brought students up-close and personal for a stupefying spectacle of magic.Add News Story here

How to Write a Magic Show

July 17, 2011

Francis Menotti and Ran’D Shine brought their impressive array of magic tricks and the somewhat less successful comedic plot to The Bedroom at Fort Fringe this weekend.

The roughly 45-minute show is written to give a glimpse into the creative process of the two magicians as they design the performance the audience is watching. 

Funny magic On Broadway

June 24, 2009

I've always been a fan of magic; I'm absolutely intrigued by illusions and spend an enormous amount of energy trying to figure out just how magicians pull off their tricks. How do we see it, and then suddenly don't, how does one ball become three, how do solid links suddenly connect...US comedian slash magician, Ran'D Shine, will attempt to show you how.Add News Story here

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