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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN
It's a magic trick that leaves you puzzled, yet intrigued. You pick a card from a standard deck of cards, put it back in the deck and somehow it ends up in a sealed envelope in the coat pocket of a magician.
Tuesday on "First Look with Scott Cox," local magician Chris Lopez performed two magic tricks inches away from simulcast host Scott Cox.
The tricks left Cox surprised.
"We are going to watch this segment in slow motion to see when you did the trick," Cox said.
Lopez and 15 other local magicians will perform at the Festival of Magic 2013 on Nov. 9 at the Marriott Hotel at the Convention Center.
Magic will include illusion, mentalism and other fun tricks, Lopez said.
So how does Lopez come up with the tricks?
"If I see someone performing something, I think of ways to add to it, make it funnier or more entertaining," Lopez said.
Tickets for the magic show are $30 at the door or $20 pre-sale. Close-up magic and cocktails start at 6 p.m. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the Marriott or at www.ChrisLopezMagic.com.