Comedy-Magician Mac King visits with local students to spread the word
about the importance of reading
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Las Vegas, Nev. – Harrah’s Comedy-Magician Mac King visited students at three local elementary schools to promote the importance of reading during Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour: Nevada Reading Week 2013. Assemblies were held at Rex Bell, Matt Kelly, and Quannah McCall Elementary Schools where King read short stories to the students, performed magic tricks, and talked about the importance of reading, sharing the magic words “Read More Books.”
Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour partnered with The Public Education Foundation and the Reading is Fundamental program to ensure that every student at each school would receive a book to take home. In February, King held book drives with the Las Vegas Wranglers hockey team and Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park. Together they collected more than 800 books that King hand-delivered to the schools for the teachers’ classroom libraries.
“This year, Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour was bigger and better than ever. Thanks to our community partners and those who donated books, we were able to send each kid home with a book this year, and provide books for the classroom libraries,” said King. “I am happy that we were able to put a smile on more children’s faces this year and share the joy of reading.”
Launched in 2011, Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour is in its third year of providing reading opportunities to local elementary school students and has collected more than 6,500 books to date.
Rex Bell Reading Week – Comedy-Magician Mac King reads a story from Louis Sachar’s Sideways Stories From Wayside School to students at Rex Bell Elementary School during Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour: Nevada Reading Week 2013. For more information on Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour visit www.mackingshow.com.
About Mac King:
Now in his 12th year of headlining afternoons at Harrah’s Las Vegas, Mac King has been consistently lauded throughout his impressive run, including recently being named “Best Strip headliner” in the Las Vegas Weekly’s 2011 annual Vegas’ best awards. Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” readers’ poll named his show the “Best Bargain Show” for nine straight years (2003-2012) and deemed him “Favorite Male Las Vegan” in 2008. King has also been honored as Magic Magazine’s “Funniest Act in Magic,” the World Magic Awards’ “Best Comedy Magician” and the Magic Castle’s “Magician of the Year.”
Sought after worldwide, King has made television appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” and all five of NBC’s “The World’s Greatest Magic” TV specials. King has also made several appearances at the “Just For Laughs” comedy festival in Montreal, and was a featured performer in the “Masters of Magic” series at the Luminato Festival in Toronto, Canada.
King, one of today’s brightest and most talented magicians, takes the stage twice daily, Tuesday through Saturday, at Harrah’s Las Vegas at 1 and 3 p.m. in the Showroom Theatre. Tickets are $29.95 plus tax. Additional information on The Mac King Comedy Magic Show can be found by visiting www.mackingshow.com.
About Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour:
Comedy-Magician Mac King has been a life-long advocate for childhood literacy and since settling down in Las Vegas, has made it his mission to promote literacy in Southern Nevada.
For years King has visited local elementary schools, spreading the importance of literacy to local students. In 2011 King decided to take his philanthropic efforts to the next level and launched Mac King’s Magical Literacy Tour, a citywide literacy initiative to foster the love of reading and rally community organizations to raise books for Las Vegas school children.
The tour kicked-off during Nevada Reading Week 2011 and since then has collected more than 5,000 books by partnering with several local organizations including: Las Vegas Wranglers, Springs Preserve, and Winder Farms.
About Clark County READS
Clark County READS is the literacy initiative of The Public Education Foundation, in partnership with the Clark County School District. Clark County READS was launched in 2001 to improve student achievement by recruiting volunteer reading partners and providing books to schools and their students.
About The Public Education Foundation
The Public Education Foundation brings together business and community leaders to support smart, bold initiatives that will improve our public schools – initiatives that champion excellence and produce significant gains in student achievement. The Foundation, a nonprofit organization, empowers innovative education strategies and the best of private sector thinking. Since 1991, the Foundation has raised nearly $80 million to improve teaching and learning in Southern Nevada’s public schools. For more information about the Foundation, go to thepef.org.