A long time friend finally makes an appearance on the Magic Newswire Spirit of Magic podcast. One of the best known performers in the world of Close-up magic, Michael Ammar shares his journey with you on Episode #74 of the show. Michael has produced more than forty magic video titles as well as numerous books and magazines. The Magic Magazine has referred to Michael as "one of 100 most influential magicians of the century." He has performed at the Magic Castle on innumerable occasions and also performed for Johnny Carson. In 1983, Ammar became the second American in history to be awarded the Gold Medal for Close-Up Magic by the International Federation of Magic Societies (FISM) In doing so, he became the second American in the history of the competition to win this honor. Joins us now for our chat with our good friend, Mr. Michael Ammar.