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A balloon pops. In its place sits a white dove. The magician carefully retrieves the bird and places it inside a metal cage, which he covers with a black cloth. The audience holds its collective breath. Suddenly, the magician tosses the cloth into the air revealing that the cage has completely vanished, and there's not a teleportation machine in sight.
Brad Hatcher, a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, executes effects like this one during his family- and kid-friendly magic shows. In addition to regular magic shows, Mr. Hatcher also performs themed shows such as "Reading is Magic" and "The No-Bully Zone."