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Event to host Barron and Hadaway on February 8

Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019

A night of comedy and music to benefit the Roanoke Food Pantry will feature the hilarious combination of amazement and mirth from Magician and WBCL Radio personality Jim Barron. Singer Julie Hadaway will also perform as the opening entertainment. The show will be presented on Friday, February 8 at the Cottage Event Center in Roanoke, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.; singer Julie Hadaway takes the stage at 7:30 p.m.

Illusionist Jim Barron cites Doug Henning and Harry Blackstone Jr. as influential to his amusing style of prestidigitation. Among his more unusual feats are escaping a strait jacket at halftime of a Fort Wayne Freedom football game and correctly predicting the exact score of a Fort Wayne Wizards baseball game before the first pitch.

Along with comedy and magic, Barron has been a broadcaster for many years with radio stations such as WOWO, WAJI and WBCL FM. He is currently a personality on WBCL’s morning broadcast along with Larry Bower and Phil Reaser. The trio has won the Spectrum Award by the Indiana Broadcasters Association for best morning show in Indiana. Barron performs throughout the area at festivals, fairs and churches.

Singer Julie Hadaway has performed across the Midwest and in Tennessee. She has been an instructor with Ivy Tech Community College, Trine University and at Wayne High School. Her repertoire includes a variety of standards, light pop and Country. She performs regularly at venues such as Hall’s Triangle Park, has recently been the entertainment at various private functions in conjunction with the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.

Tickets for the event are $12 and are available by calling (260) 483-3508, online at, and at John’s Meat Market in Roanoke. A lasagna dinner will be available prior to the show provided by On the Avenue Catering of Fort Wayne.