The University of South Dakota’s Campus Activities Board will be bringing in magician and comedian James David Friday as one of the many events for Family Weekend.
David is a traveling magician, performing in cities all across the country, from Los Angeles and New York City. Along with his act, David will be performing both street and stage magic, which has set him apart and makes him a rising acts in the industry, according to his website.
One of the many events set for this weekend, David’s performance is highly anticipated by members of CAB including their advisor.
This event was decided when members of CAB went to the annual National Association of Campus Activities and was first introduced to David. CAB President Taylor Moore, a senior, explained why they chose the magician.
“We met him at the NACA meeting and really liked him. We went to dinner and discussed his work. We really had a good connection with him,” said Moore.
Moore also said David performed during this meeting, and they loved his work.
“Students will experience something new and never been done before. He is young and down to earth and left an impression on me, I am hoping he will do the same for other students as well,” Moore said.
Junior Josey Hansen, member of CAB, said what makes him unique is that he is also a comedian.
“We wanted students to be interested,” she said.
Nathan Hofer, CAB advisor, said over email that he believes students will enjoy David’s act, because he is both talented and engaging with the audience.
“CAB decided to bring James to campus for Family Weekend, because he provides a high quality show that is family friendly and very entertaining. He brings audience members up to be part of his show which adds to the fun of the event in my opinion,” Hofer said. Although the event is during Family Weekend, Hansen said all students are invited.
“It would be fun for students and a good stress reliever,” she said.
The event will be held in the Muenster University Center in room 225, starting at 8 p.m.