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Buskers prize disappears into magician's pocket

Winner of the Jacaranda Buskers competition Sam King. Photo Lachlan Thompson / The Daily Examiner
Winner of the Jacaranda Buskers competition Sam King. Photo Lachlan Thompson / The Daily Examiner Lachlan Thompson

FROM magic tricks to heavy metal, rock'n'roll to trance dance, hip-hop to folk, Prince St, Grafton, came to life yesterday with street performers.

This year Clarence Valley Council put up $1500 in prizemoney for the Jacaranda Buskers Competition.

The competition ran two categories, one for street performers and the other for musical acts.

Sam King took out the street performers' category with his comedy magician act and was pleasantly surprised to find he had been a success.

"I really didn't expect to win. I just entered for the experience," said Mr King, who performed at the front of the Clocktower Hotel.

His grand finale was the old cup and ball trick, with a comical twist, and he was chuffed with the generosity shown by people enjoying the Festival.

The winners of the musical performer section were Sam Cashman and Nick Jensen, who played a folksy acoustic set.



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