Dorian Blake, the subject of this week's Backstage Pass feature, got his start working as a magician's assistant in the 1970s. He had a simple one-dove magic act that quickly grew to include a dozen birds as the doves started having babies and Blake's tricks became more complex.
To read more on Blake, pick up a copy of this week's Arts & Entertainment section in The Observer.
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