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Teen “Mathemagician” to perform in Southbury July 25

Ethan Brown

SOUTHBURY – Thirteen year old “Mathemagician” Ethan Brown will amaze guests with his faster-than-a-calculator mental mathematics at the Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut on Wednesday, July 25 at 12 noon. Brown is the featured perfomer at the Federation’s Love & Knishes Lunch.
Brown, an eighth grader at Bethel Middle School, began performing after watching an online video of Arthur Benjamin’s performance at TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design conference). His first performance was a fifth grade talent show in May 2010. One month later, he joined Benjamin onstage at The World Science Festival in New York City. Since then, he has performed at a variety of venues in New York City, Atlanta, St. Louis, Chicago, Jersey City, Boston, and various schools and universities throughout the country, including the Chicago Toy and Game Fair, the World Science Festival Street Fair, Skepticamp, Boston Skeptics, College of Curiosity and NECSS (North East Conference on Science and Skepticism).
Brown recently established a new world record – and raised more than $3,000 for the Bethel Public Library — by memorizing and reciting 2012 digits of the mathematical number “Tau.” He was the 2011 Connecticut recipient of the Nicholas Green Distinguished Student Award, presented by the National Association for Gifted Children. He also writes his own blog (www.coolmathstuff.com) and runs his own website (www.ethanmath.com).
The Jewish Federation is located at 444 Main St. North in Southbury. For reservations or more information call (203) 267-3177. Lunch is $7.50.

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