Our Town Holdrege: Chase Hasty Magician

More than a hundred years ago, Holdrege was dubbed "The Magic City" because of its rapid development. Today, it could still be called "The Magic City", but for a completely different reason.

His name is Chase Hasty and he is the 'Magic Man' of Our Town Holdrege, "When I was 5 years old, I got a magic kit from my parents for Christmas. I enjoyed magic because it was something nobody else could do. I practiced the tricks and nobody else in my family could figure it out so I thought it was cool."

Chase was just 10 years old when he kicked off his career. He'll tell you that he's come a long way in the past 6 years.

Last September, Chase entered a large magic contest in Dallas and...."I received first place at that competition and it's one of my biggest achievements."

It takes a lot of work to make magic look easy, "When I was practicing competition routine I practiced probably 5 to 7 hours a night after school, including Saturday and Sunday.

This Holdrege High School junior would like to take go on a United States tour in the near future, eventually pursue an acting career and if it all works out as planned, have his own show in Las Vegas.

Chase says he's booked nearly every weekend in the near future, but if you'd like to book him a show ... http://www.chasehastymagic.com