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Archives: Week Of November 30 - December 6, 1998
-VOLUME: 11 / ISSUE: 336 Monday - November 30, 1998

Tommy Wonder and the Spencers star in "Kimo Magic" at the Kimo Theater (5th and Central, NW) in Albuquerque, NM on Saturday April 17, 1999 at 7:30pm. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster by phoning 800-736-1420.(11/30)

Tom Durnin, Docc Hilford, and Rocco appear at Monday Night Magic on Nov. 30 in NYC. For tickets call Ticketmaster at: (212) 307-4100.(11/30)

Quick-change artists Nina & Nikolai are scheduled to appear on a rerun (from 12/15/97) of the "Late Show" with David Letterman on Tuesday Dec. 1 at 11:35pm ET on CBS-TV (US).(11/30)

Bill Irwin is scheduled to appear on a rerun (from 11/24/97) of the "Late Show" with David Letterman on Monday Nov. 30 at 11:35pm ET on CBS-TV (US).(11/30)

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-VOLUME: 12 / ISSUE: 337 Tuesday - December 1, 1998 

On Nov. 23 before an audience of 500 at St. John’s Smith Square in London, Labour’s Lord Janner and John MacGregor, MP, performed magic at the first Parliamentary Palace of Varieties Review which raised money for the Macmillan Cancer Relief. The Daily Telegraph wrote that they "...gave impressive displays of stage magic."(12/1)

Harry Monti, Jerry Andrus, Mark Edward, George Tovar, Matt Marcy, Randy Pryor, Craig Dickens, and Bob Hoover appearing at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, on Nov. 30-Dec. 6. Ed Fowler lectures on Sunday Dec. 6.(12/1)

Alexander, Mike Bent, Marcelo Contento, Steve Kradolfer, David Oliver, and Jon Stetson appear in "Magicians & Spirits" at The Green Street Grill in Cambridge, MA on Tuesday Dec. 1. Show starts at 10pm, bar magic at 9pm. All seats $10. For more info phone: 617-876-1655.(12/1)

David Copperfield spends December in Germany: ICC in Berlin on Dec. 1-2. Schieyerhalle in Stuttgart on Dec. 4-6. Stadthalle in Bremen on Dec. 8-10. Messehalle in Erfurt on Dec. 12-13. Olympiahalle in Munich on Dec. 15-19.(12/1)

Juliana Chen, Farquhar and Felicity, Clark Robertson and Murray Hatfield & Company star in Murray Hatfield's "Illusions 98/99...A Magic Spectacular!" which will be touring Canada for the next few months. In December they will be at the Northview Sec., North York (1), Glen Forest S.S., Mississaugua (4-6), Ursula Franklin Academy, Toronto (7), Kingston Collegiate, Kingston (9), St. Catherine Collegiate, St. Catherines (11), Mohawk Theatre, Hamilton (12), Nelson High School, Burlington (13), City Playhouse, Vaughan (14), NewMarket High School, NewMarket (15), Eastdale Collegiate, Oshawa (16), Brockville Collegiate, Brockville (18), Adult High School, Ottawa (19-20), Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton (28), and Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary (29). For more information e-mail: murhat@aol.com.(12/1)

Johnathon Schaech will be promoting his staring role in the TNT Houdini movie on "Live -- Regis & Kathie Lee" on Wednesday Dec. 2 at 9am ET on ABC-TV (US).(12/1)

Chung Ling Soo, dangerous magic and the bullet-catch are discussed in the "Death By Magic" episode of "Grand Illusions: The Story Of Magic" on the Canadian Discovery channel, Tuesday Dec. 1 at 9:30pm and again on Dec. 2 at 1:30am & 4:30am, Dec. 5 at 7pm and Dec. 6 at 2:30pm ET.(12/1)

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-VOLUME: 12 / ISSUE: 338 Wednesday - December 2, 1998

Irwin Royes the "world's smallest magician" featured in an article by Ken Fink which appeared in the Nov. 29 issue of the Sun Herald. The story titled, "Miniature magician wows crowd" describes the show and talks to the 4 feet 3 inch tall magician. To read the story click: HERE.(12/2)

Tom Mullica and Todd Robbins appear on the Maury Povich Show on Wednesday Dec. 2 at 10am ET on NBC-TV (US). The theme of the show is: "Guests perform wild and outrageous acts." This show is syndicated and may appear at different times and stations depending on where you live.(12/2)

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-VOLUME: 12 / ISSUE: 339 Thursday - December 3, 1998

Bob ElliottBob Elliott has been announced as the recipient of the 1999 "Louie Award." Elliott is one of the nicest people in magic, who regularly helps magicians both personally and magically. Elliott has also been a strong influence to the many magicians in the NY area. The award will be given during Tannen's 37th annual Magic Jubilee in Monticello, NY on Oct. 1-3. For more information phone Tannen's at: 212-929-4500 or e-mail: spinamagic@aol.com.(12/3)

Geri Larsen Jaffe wife of William W. Larsen, Sr. and mother of Bill and Milt suffered a stroke around Thanksgiving and passed away shortly thereafter at the age of 92. She was instrumental in putting out Genii magazine since the beginning in 1936. Her granddaughter Erika is planning a tribute in the Larsen’s farewell issue of Genii.(12/3)

Alan Ackerman, John Bannon, Andreas Buchty, Lennart Green, Chad Long, Jeff McBride, Dale Salwak, and Juan Tamariz are booked for the 27th International Magic Convention on Dec. 4-6 in London, England. For more info e-mail the International Magic Studio at: international_magic@compuserve.com.(12/3)

A scientific investigation of telepathy, telekinesis and various other psychic powers on "Mysteries of the Unexplained" on Friday Dec. 4 at 10pm and Dec. 5 at 2am and 5pm on DSC-TV (US-cable).(12/3)

Jerry Lewis stars as a magician who stumbles from one chaotic situation to the next when he joins a U.S.O. tour in the 1958 movie, "The Geisha Boy," on Friday Dec. 4 at 12:30pm, Sunday Dec. 13 at 8:15am Wednesday Dec. 16 at 3:30pm,  Friday Dec. 18 at 7am and 4:15pm, Tuesday Dec. 22 at 11:15am, Sunday Dec. 27 at 2:45pm and Thursday Dec. 31 at 12pm ET on HBOFAM-TV (US-cable).(12/3,16,19)

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-VOLUME: 12 / ISSUE: 340 Friday - December 4, 1998
Hank Lee’s Magic Factory which is one of the world’s largest magic companies moves! Well not really, their retail shop is still in Boston and corporate headquarters in Medford but their website has moved. The new domain (www.magicfact.com) promises faster access and more frequent updates. This site replaces their hanklee.com website. Their other site at: http://allmagic.com/magicfactory continues to to operate as before. To visit the new site click: HERE.(12/4)

"Greatest Magician: Houdini" is a one-hour bio-special about Houdini’s career. It airs on Saturday Dec. 5 at 10pm and Sunday Dec. 6 at 1am ET on TLC-TV (US-cable).(12/4)

If you missed the three one-hour "Mysteries of Magic" shows they are being rerun on Friday and Saturday. "Death Defying Feats" (Dec. 4 at 8pm and 11pm and Dec. 5 at 7pm ET), "Masters of the Mystery" (Dec. 4 at 9pm and midnight and Dec. 5 at 6pm ET), and "The Impossible Made Possible" (Dec. 4 at 10pm and Dec. 5 at 1am and 5pm ET). You can catch them on TLC-TV (US-cable).(12/4)

Penn and Teller perform on a rerun of "Aspen Comedy Festival I" on Saturday Dec. 5 at 9pm, Dec. 6 at 3pm, Dec. 30 at 8pm, and Dec. 31 at 2am on Comedy Central (US-cable-TV).(12/4)

A 2-year-old performs his own magic trick on "America's Funniest People" on Saturday Dec. 5 at 8:30am on TBS-TV (US-cable).(12/4)

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-VOLUME: 12 / ISSUE: 341 Saturday - December 5, 1998
HoudiniThe much awaited TNT Original Houdini movie has arrived. Look for a cameo by Shimada playing the part of a street magician. You can read a preview of this movie in Meir Yedid Muses #54 which appears in Magic Show. Houdini premieres on Sunday Dec. 6 at 8pm ET on TNT-TV (US-cable). TNT has scheduled to rebroadcast it on Dec. 6 at 10pm and midnight, Dec. 9 at 8pm, Dec. 13 at 1pm, Dec. 16 at midnight, Dec. 18 at 11am, and Dec. 19 at 2pm.(12/5)

Le Grand David Spectacular Magic Company, now in its 23rd year, performs every Sunday in Dec. at 3pm at the Cabot St. Cinema Theatre in Beverly, MA. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12. For more info and tickets call: 978-927-3677. The annual New Year’s Eve performance takes place on Thursday Dec. 31 at 8pm.(12/5)

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-VOLUME: 12 / ISSUE: 342 Sunday - December 6, 1998
"Uri Geller: Magician or Mystic?" is a new book by Jonathan Margolis who was swayed by Geller into believing that what Geller does is real. In this biography Margolis tries to convert you into believing as well. To read a review of the book by Andrew Billen which appeared in the London Evening Standard/This is London on Nov. 30 click: HERE.(12/6)

Larry Maples & Raven, Michael Chaut, and Simon Lovell appear at Monday Night Magic on Dec. 9 in NYC. For tickets call Ticketmaster at: (212) 307-4100.(12/6)

The Dazzling Mills Family, Kenny Raskin, Richard Karn, Roshumba Williams, Anna Nicole Smith, N'Dea Davenport, and The Colorado String Quartet appear on "Penn and Teller's Sin City Spectacular" on Sunday Dec. 6 at 10pm and will be repeated on Monday Dec. 7 at 9pm ET on FX-TV (US-cable).(12/6)

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