Westfield magician’s Luminaries talk set for Palladium


Jeff Loeser is eager to share his love of magic.

Loeser will be featured in the Center for the Performing Arts’ Luminaries series at 2 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Palladium in Carmel.

“Magic is a dynamic art form,” Loeser said. “It changes, adapts and evolves. I’ve met so many amazing people through magic. Many are lifelong friends. Creating magic is taking people out of their normal day-to-day existence and for a second, giving them something that is spectacular, maybe even emotional, and makes them say, ‘Wow.’” I vividly remember the feeling I had the first time I saw a magic trick. I strive to share that feeling with my audience.”

The longtime Westfield resident said the one-hour presentation was a collaboration of ideas between himself and Center officials.

“After performing in the Westfield Education Foundation’s ‘Laugh It Off’ shows two years in a row, we discussed additional opportunities to bring magic to the Palladium,” Loeser said. “This is when I learned about the daytime speaker series, Luminaries.”

Loeser said his presentation was created exclusively for the Luminaries series.

“It will be a mix of discussing the art of modern magic as well as how I caught the magic bug,” Loeser said. “I’ll also share some of my favorite tricks and stories.”

Loeser, who turns 56 Jan. 22, calls his magic as “Deliberate Deceptions.” Loeser, who grew up in Buffalo Grove, Ill., has been performing since he was 13.

“Impossible, funny and mesmerizing are three words that sum up my style of magic,” Loeser said. “I create a fun and relaxed atmosphere. My magic is not just about tricks. It’s about creating unforgettable experiences with playful energy.”

For more, visit deliberatedeceptions.com. Tickets are $10 and available on thecenterpresents.org.