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Magician inducted into hall of fame

Lahaina resident Al Ulman, professionally known as “Al The Only,” was inducted into the Michigan Magician Hall of Fame on May 3.

Ulman was presented with a certificate of recognition and his name is inscribed on a plaque that will be on permanent display at the American Museum of Magic in Marshall, Mich.

Ulman is a 19-year resident of Maui. He is originally from Hamtramck, Mich., and has been a full-time professional magician since 1980. He’s a lecturer, author of three books for the magic fraternity and was featured on the cover of the Society of American Magicians’ magazine, M-U-M. He has the distinguished title of Order of Merlin Shield in the International Brotherhood of Magicians. Ulman flies over 100,000 miles a year entertaining at conventions, seminars and parties. In his spare time, he speaks to elementary school children about positive behavior with his R.O.A.R. Show — Respect Others Act Responsibly.

“It’s an assembly program that teaches young children about inclusion, acceptance, being kind and nice and ways to avoid and prevent bullying,” said Ulman.