Magician aims to enchant Family Week


Eric Walton

Photo courtesy of Kid Ace: Illusionist Kid Ace will perform his magic tricks in Jamrich Hall room 1100 this Friday, Oct. 6. The event is family-friendly and free admission.

Mason Wallace

Magic’s newest rising star has performed all around the world with floating roses, bowling ball magic and doves appearing from thin air. The New York Times calls him “charming” and Mills Entertainment refers to him as “awesome.”

Kid Ace is an American magician that blends modern music and fashion with the world of

The illusionist will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6 in Jamrich Hall room 1100, in a free admission, family-friendly event hosted by PrimeTime Productions as part of NMU’s Family Weekend.

“When coming to my show, people can expect it to feel like an intimate house party because there are no bad seats,” Ace said. “The show is super interactive, and it’s just not your typical magic show.”

In 2009, Ace performed on Season 3 of “America’s Got Talent” making it into the top 20. He has also performed at the Ahoy Stadium in the Netherlands, headlined both a show at the Elecktra Theatre in New York, and Soft Touch’s Productions Magic and Dance Circus.

He has had the opportunity to perform for multiple celebrities including Madonna. He will also be included in the upcoming Season 2 of “Bill Nye Saves the World” on Netflix, where he will try to determine if and how animals react to magic. Ace will also be featured in Lil’ Yachty and Young Thug’s upcoming music video.

Ace is currently in the middle of a North American Tour, making stops at 70 different cities around the country, and Marquette is his next stop.

Originally from Harlem, New York, 27-year-old David Boyd, who goes by the stage name Kid Ace, said he began practicing magic at age 12 after his theater teacher showed him how to do his first magic trick.

“After seeing that, I was bit by the bug,” Ace said. “It was the one thing that stuck with me and gave me confidence and the identity of who I am.”

Growing up, Ace performed in the streets of his neighborhood to neighbors and friends, but decided that he wanted something more for himself.

Ace said his best advice to other kids perusing their dreams is to never give up despite the obstacles found along the journey.

“The sky’s the limit because anything is possible when you focus on what you love and you work hard,” he explained. “There will be bumps along the way, but always try to make things work.”