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Crowd turns out for comedy, magic, hijinks in Mercer

By TOM LAVENTURE

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MERCER, Wis. - Both children and adults responded with laughs and awe with the comedy, magic and juggling of a husband and wife performing duo Thursday at Mercer Library.

In Capable Hands, the comedy duo of Steve Russell and Kobi Shaw, brought the same family-style blend of juggling, balancing, magic and novelty tricks that has appeared on television and venues around the world.

"Yah, it's been amazing," said Russell. "For years we traveled and performed on cruise ships and in 66 countries and all 50 states."

The couple bought a home in Colfax,...