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On The Cover

This month cover features a photograph by Marian States. “Being a Freelance Photographer, Street Photographer & a Wildlife Photographer in Galveston, an island and tourist destination on the Gulf of Mexico, is easy!” says Marian. “My interest in photography started as a young adult and after growing up with five sisters and no family photos. My interest became stronger and the gift I had been given became keener.”

She started Down by the Sea Photographs eight years ago after moving to the home she calls her island paradise. She knew then, this is where and what she was meant to do; share the passion of her style of photography with the world! “Yes I dream big,” says Marian. “One image at a time. From my eyes to yours. My photography has been described as gorgeous, stunning, fun, edgy, raw, classy, colorful to name a few.”

She loves what she does and it shows in the uniqueness of her images. As technology is rapidly changing and the learning never ends, she is constantly adding a twist of creativity in each and every image she catches. Moments in time frozen; images of people, places and things saved due to her gift of the fascination with life and the human and animal elements of this world. “I do this as I search for meaning in this beautiful world that surrounds me,” adds Marian. “Smile … I may be the one behind that camera!”

Curt Miller Magic & Comedy Show live at Moody Gardens Hotel July 26 – August 1

Galveston, Texas – Magic! Comedy! “Vegas-Style” Grand Illusions! The Curt Miller Magic and Comedy Show returns to the beautiful Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston, Texas July 26 – August 1.

Magician and illusionist Curt Miller blends dazzling magic, music and comedy in a theatrical show that will leave your whole family amazed, amused and most of all…entertained!
The show has dazzled more than 50,000 people at the Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center. Each year, the show changes with new illusions. You’ll see people sawed in half and vanish right before your eyes. You might even get chosen to be a part of the show! Don’t miss your chance to see a family-friendly Vegas-style magic show right here in Galveston.

The Curt Miller Magic and Comedy Show runs twice daily the Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center’s Moody Ballroom. Tickets can be purchased at the www.MagicComedyShow.com or by calling 409-683-4186. Ticket prices are $22 for adults and $16 for children (3-12).