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Bio and History


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star Spencer Horsman was born in the entertainment business. Both of his parents, Ken & Mary Horsman, were both former Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus clowns as well as Ronald McDonald for 20 years. Spencer was introduced to magic when he was 4 years old when his father opened his magic shop.


While performing with dad, Spencer started learning ventriloquism at age 8 and at that point started traveling & performing nationwide. A child prodigy at 15, Spencer had already made feature appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Jerry Springer Show, Talk Soup, The Statler Brothers Show as well as performing with David Copperfield & Lance Burton in Las Vegas.


Now at 27, Spencer continues to entertain audiences all over the world with his extremely witty and engaging stage show including a tour of Japan. He has performed for high profile stars including Ray Lewis, Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, Dan Aykroyd, Neal Patrick Harris, Jason Alexander, Chazz Palminteri, Kenny Ortega & Steve Forbes.


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Other Featured Performers

Alain photo star Throughout his entire life, Alain Nu, The Man Who Knows, has been looking at life with an unusual perspective and doing amazing things. Starting at a very early age, with interests in uncanny phenomena, hypnosis, eastern mysticism and illusions, Alain realized for himself a fantastic world of possibilities and interesting explorations.


Always trying to understand the line between what is real and what is not, what is possible and what is impossible, Alain Nu now challenges you to explore how we are all strangely connected through a mysterious energy which he then demonstrates with amazing accuracy! His audiences all share a common sense of awe, exclaiming: "I don't know how to explain that;" "No way, no way;" and "I don't believe in magic. But, I saw it happen. And, I believe what I saw."


Headlining at casinos and theaters all over the world, and as a regular at Caesars Palace Las Vegas for four years, The Man Who Knows is at the top of his performance game. Alain Nu is "the modest explorer, the gracious and kind tour guide leading the audience into investigations and ultimately mysterious realms," says Donn Murphy, Ph.D., Executive Director of The National Theatre. "It works beautifully... with electric energy, enormous imagination and warm appeal."


Between January and May of 2014, Alain was the premier guest-headlining mindreader to perform in the specially designed, Illusionarium Theater, which showcases the world’s most amazing talent on-board Norwegian’s Getaway cruise ship, from Germany to Rotterdam to Southhampton, then to Superbowl XXLVIII in New York, and then finally to the Caribbean, where it docked between Miami, St Maarten, St Thomas, and the Bahamas.


In his four-part television series, "The Mysterious World of Alain Nu," he is seen dazzling the minds of on-the-street audiences all over America with a powerful and creative collection of stunts and feats that defies mental perception. In his book, Picture Your ESP! - Reveal Your Hidden Powers with The Nu ESP Test, which was ranked #1 in Hot New Releases in ESP on Amazon.com, Alain Nu shows us how we all potentially have a surprisingly accurate intuition of our own that seems to defy rational understanding. When he headlines annually at The International Spy Museum with his program, "The ESP in Espionage," Nu talks about many of the unusual findings made by US Agency-funded experiments while baffling us with a few of his own! Alain has entertained at THREE Presidential Inaugural Balls, for numerous top politicos of Capitol Hill, has publicly predicted The Oscars and Golden Globe Awards with startling accuracy.


The Man Who Knows will soon be revealing much of what he knows in his upcoming book, "State Of Mind- Learn to Amaze Your Friends with the Mysteries of Consciousness that Can Shape Your Future." Available on Amazon by summer, 2015.


How does he do it? While Nu is reluctant to reveal his especially sensitive powers, he acknowledges that his uncanny effects incorporate elements of probability, psychology, suggestion, professional techniques and good timing. First, and most importantly, he considers himself an entertainer. So, just what is it that he knows? "I know that each of us has a super hidden potential that is real," he says. But is it possible for us to develop these super powers? "I think that answer lies in our ability to dream," says Alain Nu.


Illusions Bar and Theater
1025 S. Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21230
Open: Fri-Sat, 5pm-1am
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Voted Baltimore's "Best New Bar" by Baltimore Magazine -and- "Best First Date Bar" by City Paper!