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West performs magic at West


Amanda Tafolla-Sutton

Miss Kitty the Library Lady and Magician, Keith West get help with their magic act by audience member, Sophia Hogan. The show was held at West Elementary as part of a grant from the Western Library Association.

Students gathered at West Elementary Wednesday to be awed by the magical performance of Keith West and Miss Kitty the library lady.

West, a magian and illusionist, said he first started practicing to be a magician at age ten. By age 12 he said he was already making money performing for audiences. West continued his pursuit and perfection of his craft by working his way through college, performing shows

West calls Des Moines, Iowa home, but spends most of his time traveling, putting on Vegas-style illusion shows and comedy performances.

For the last 23 summers, West has performed a series of...

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