Check out the photos from our last show. We put on a show every 3rd Saturday of the month. It’s a lot of fun and raises money to help those with disabilities. Every show is different!Read More
Magicians, story tellers, musicians, and theatrical entertainers are gathering together to produce “Magic, Mirth & Meaning” at the Toy Boat Community Art Space, 101 Fairview Road, Asheville, North Carolina each month starting on February 23 at 7:00 p.m. to raise funds for the non-profit The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. The family-friendly two-hour event showcases the talents of members of The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. The show will continue the third Saturday of each month at 7:oo p.m.
The “Magic, Mirth & Meaning” show displays the talents of people with varying disabilities and those who are helping them. “It is an opportunity for us to show what The Vanishing Wheelchair is all about,” says T.J. Shimeld, President of The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc...Read More
The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. will be providing a fundraiser event for Dottie Ray’s eye surgery on Saturday, June 30 from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. at 35 Hillside Community Center, Weaverville, North Carolina. The “I See” event will feature magic shows, singing, a Cake Walk, lunch, dinner, raffle prizes including a flat-screen TV and Avon Pocket Book, and other surprises throughout the day. Donations for all events are graciously accepted.
The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. raises funds to help train people with disabilities to learn skills in the arts. Dottie Ray has been instrumental in helping the non-profit establish a writer’s group. The Vanishing Wheelchair also publishes inspirational books...Read More
Direct from Las Vegas, internationally known entertainer Jeff McBride presents Magic Behind the Mask at New Harvest Church, 142 Elk Mountain Road, Asheville, North Carolina on June 5 at 7 p.m. to benefit The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity for the disabled.
The 90-minute family-friendly show combines mask, martial arts, kabuki theatre, world class sleight-of-hand, myths and stories from around the world, grand illusion – and more – to create an electrifying performance that thrills a wide range of audiences.
Jeff McBride, a three time award winner at the International Grand Prix of Magic in Monte Carlo, is widely recognized as a foremost innovator and most exciting performer in contemporary magic...Read More
Santa Claus will be joining the magician founders of the public charity The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. to share the magic of the season at the Asheville Masonic Temple Theatre, 80 Broadway, Asheville, North Carolinaon December 6 and 20 at 7:00 p.m. The family-friendly hour-and-a-half magic and music show is free to the public (donations are welcome).
Music and magic will fill the Masonic Theatre to reinforce the love of the season, and demonstrate that every person, no matter what level of ability, has a place in this world. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was made fun of because of his glowing nose,” Ricky D. Boone recalls, “but Santa knew it was the only thing that would cut through that thick fog.”
The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc...Read More
Magicians, story tellers, musicians, and theatrical entertainers are gathering together to produce “Magic, Mirth & Meaning” at the Asheville Masonic Temple Theatre, 80 Broadway, Asheville, North Carolina on August 27 at 7:30 p.m. to raise funds for the non-profit The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. The family-friendly two-hour event showcases the talents of members of The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc.
Inspired by the mystifying misdirection of Ricky D. Boone who uses magic and comedy to make his disability a great ability, The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. was founded by Ricky and author/theatrical performer T.J...Read More
Ricky D. Boone will be the “Person of the Week” on WLOS, the ABC affiliate out of Asheville, North Carolina. The broadcast will be on the 6 p.m. evening news.
Interviews for the broadcast were held at Ricky’s store, Magic Central, with author T.J. Shimeld and musician Randy Crane. The three are all part of the board of directors of The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc., the non-profit organization that is the publisher of Ricky’s biography, The Four-foot Giant and the Vanishing Wheelchair. Footage of illusionist Duane Laflin and other moments of the book release event on January 21 were filmed as well.
Congratulations, Ricky, on being “Person of the Week.”
If you missed Ricky Boone on WLOS-ABC, here is the link:Read More
On January 28, just one week after the release of The Four-foot Giant and the Vanishing Wheelchair, author T.J. Shimeld and subject Ricky D. Boone had their first book lecture and signing at Conley’s House of Magic in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (www.conleyshouseofmagic.com/). T.J. shared with the group of magicians the real magic he has discovered through the years in the magicians he has known, especially Ricky. Ricky’s portion of the lecture focused on his creativity in adapting magic to suit his abilities.
The two autographed books and chatted with the group late into the night. Proceeds raised from the lecture and sales of merchandise benefit the purposes of The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc.Read More
Illusionist Duane Laflin will be appearing on January 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Carol Belk Theatre on the University of North Carolina-Asheville Campus to honor Ricky D. Boone and the softcover release of his biography, The Four-foot Giant and the Vanishing Wheelchair. The event is presented by the Psychology and Drama departments.
Ricky Boone and author T.J. Shimeld will be autographing books at the event. Softcover books sell for $37, but pre-paid orders will be taken now through the day of the event for $25. These books will be signed and specially numbered and may be purchased ahead of time through Magic Central.
Ticket prices for the event are $15 for adults, $10 for faculty and employees of UNCA, and $5 for children and UNCA students. Seating is limited...Read More
Announcing the appearance of The Four-foot Giant and the Vanishing Wheelchair.
On National Magic Day, October 31, 2010, I typed the last word of my latest biography, The Four-foot Giant and the Vanishing Wheelchair. It is about the inspirational life of handicapped magician, magic shop owner, and motivational speaker, Ricky D. Boone.
I credit Ricky for saving my life after a near-debilitating car accident. Thoughts of Ricky, and all he has endured, brought me through dark times. He has changed so many lives, and this book can change many more.
We are offering a pre-release of the book as an instantly downloadable eBook. You can download a FREE chapter at www.FourFootGiantBook.com.
Ricky Boone’s life has also inspired the founding of a non-profit charitable organization, The ...Read More