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Archives: Week Of February 22-28, 1999
-VOLUME: 14 / ISSUE: 420 Monday - February 22, 1999
Louise Mandrell who is performing at John Ascuaga's Nugget in Sparks, NV through Mar. 3 has just added magic to her show. She spent $200,000 for 12 minutes of magic which features a Ford truck disappearing, and changing four white doves into her white bulldog Buckley. Some of you may also remember that she emceed one of the shows at last year’s Winter Carnival of Magic. To read the story by Mel Shields which appeared in the Feb. 21 Sacramento Bee click: HERE. (2/22)

John Carney, Gazzo, Chuck Jones & Co, Barry Price, Gregory Wilson, Brad Cummings, and Blake Maxam appearing at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, on Feb. 22-28. Monique lectures on Sunday Feb. 28.(2/22)

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-VOLUME: 14 / ISSUE: 421 Tuesday - February 23, 1999

Peter Pit (Hermann Claassen) died on Sunday night Feb. 21 at the Kaiser Hospital in Los Angeles where he has been for the past month for treatment. Pit moved to the US from Holland in 1960 and became known for his routine with a dancing cane with which he won many awards and made many TV appearances including the Ed Sullivan Show. For more than a decade he booked the shows at the Magic Castle and has been a consultant and teacher to many popular magicians. Able to perform in five languages he was a very popular emcee at magic shows worldwide. A memorial is being scheduled for Monday Mar. 1 at the Monte Carlo Hotel in Las Vegas to coincide with the World Magic Seminar. He was reported to be 65 years old.(2/23)

Larry Maples & Raven will be performing their "Theater of Illusion" show on the Crown Princess cruise ship from Feb. 24 through Mar. 16.(2/23)

Alexander & Mike Bent join Jon Stetson in "Magicians & Spirits" at The Green Street Grill in Cambridge, MA on Tuesday Feb. 23. Show starts at 10pm, bar magic at 9pm. All seats $10. For more info phone: 617-876-1655.(2/23)

Lance Burton, Master Magician: Top Secret airs on Wednesday Feb. 24 at 9pm ET on NBC-TV (US). Watch as he makes a stealth bomber disappear and tries to escape from the tracks of the fastest roller coaster in the country.(2/23)

Sid Caesar stars as a once-great magician attempting to regain his former expertise with the help of a magical deck of cards on the "Mr. Magic" episode of Amazing Stories on Wednesday Feb. 24 at 7pm ET on SCIFI-TV (US-cable).(2/23)

Penn & Teller on a Saturday Night Live rerun from the 1986-87 season, episode #490, on Wednesday Feb. 24 at 12pm ET on Comedy Central (US-cable).(2/23)

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-VOLUME: 14 / ISSUE: 422 Wednesday - February 24, 1999

Ken Allen will be the guest of honor at this year’s NEMCON (New England Magicians Conference) on Saturday Mar. 13 in North Haven, CT. Performers this year include: Daryl, Torkova, Silly Billy, and Eric Dockery. This is the first time in many years Allen will be making an appearance at a magic event. Almost every magician has at one time or another purchased a Ken Allen idea. The Chinatown Quarter and The Jumping Gems are just a couple of his classic inventions. For more information about the convention e-mail: magicgagne@juno.com or phone: 203-265-4118.(2/24)

Penn & Teller to be featured on Dateline on Wednesday Feb. 24 at 8pm ET on NBC-TV (US). The title of the segment by Josh Mankiewicz is Magic revealed.(2/24)

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-VOLUME: 14 / ISSUE: 423 Thursday - February 25, 1999

Juan Tamariz will be producing the "Magic of Spain" stage show at the 37th annual Tannen’s Magic Jubilee on Oct. 1-3 held at Kutsher's Country Club in Monticello. Tamariz will be bringing five of the finest Spanish magicians with him to New York. For more information about the Jubilee you can e-mail Tannen’s at: spinamagic@aol.com.(2/25)

Mike the Magician's Magic Extravaganza at Rutgers Outer Wing Theater on Feb. 26-27 at 8pm. The show will be held at Rutgers Camden Campus, right next to the Ben Franklin Bridge on Third street in Camden, NJ. For more info you can e-mail them by clicking: HERE.(2/25)

Dana Daniels joins Dick Foster's Eclipse! at Harrahs Lake Tahoe on Feb. 26 through Mar. 7.(2/25)

A French girl falls in love with a carnival magician in the 1953 movie "Lili" on Saturday Feb. 27 at 3pm ET on TCM-TV (US-cable).(2/25)

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-VOLUME: 14 / ISSUE: 424 Friday - February 26, 1999

Lance Burton will take his live Vegas show on tour for three shows on Feb. 26, 27 and 28 at the Cerritos Center For The Performing Arts (12700 Center Court Dr., Cerritos, CA). The show titled "Lance Burton: Master Magician" is described as a daring and magical spectacular filled with beautiful assistants, a master juggler and a cast of 60 doves, making it a fun event for the entire family. Tickets are available by phone or at the box office. In California phone: 800-300-4345, from everywhere else phone: 310-916-8500. Ticket prices range from $37 to $47 each.(2/26)

Jonathan David Bass is performing his Magic and Illusion show at Caesars Magical Empire in Las Vegas through March 16. For more information about Bass click: HERE.(2/26)

Barry Wellman performs his magic show on Saturday Feb. 27 at 1pm for the grand opening of Borders at 1824 S. 320th Street, Federal Way, WA.(2/26)

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-VOLUME: 14 / ISSUE: 425 Saturday - February 27, 1999 

Omar Pasha, Ali Bongo, Daryl, Meir Yedid, Fukai & Kimika, Galina, John Cornelius, Jorgos, Junge Junge!, Ward Allen, Ken Dodd, Dominic Wood, Philip Hitchcock, Christian, David & Dania, Sonny Hays Co., John Fedko, Pete Lamont, Craig Dickson, Johnnie Casson, Nicholas Einhorn, and Dexter are performing in Blackpool, England on Feb.26-28 at magic's largest convention, the "Blackpool Magicians' Club 47th Annual Convention," drawing around 3,000 magicians from all over the world. The events start on Friday at the Pleasure Beach and move to the Winter Gardens on Sunday.(2/27)

Jeff McBride will be doing a lecture for the Darwin Magic Club at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday Feb. 28 at 10pm. The event takes place the night before the Desert Magic Summit begins. Cost will be $5 per person at the door.(2/27)

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-VOLUME: 14 / ISSUE: 426 Sunday - February 28, 1999
The World Magic Seminar XXII under the new management of Rich Bloch, Nick Ruggiero and Joe Stevens will take place on Feb. 28 – Mar. 3 at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas. A partial list of performers, speakers and lecturers follows: Ed Alonzo, Gay Blackstone, Paul Cummins, Robin Dewitt, The Evasons, Chuck Fayne, John Ferrentino, George Honda, Vlademire Kolmykov, Dick Koornwinder, Lorne Christopher Michaels, Mystina, Owens Magic, Der Plebsbuttel, Owen Redwine, Charles Reynolds, David Roth, Marvyn & Carol Roy, Nick Ruggiero, Hero Sakai, Bill Schmeelk, Sylvia Schuyler, Sumie Shoukyokusai, Bill Smith, Mr. Suzuki, Rick Thomas, Voronin, Fielding West, Ken Whittaker, David Williamson, Tommy Wonder, and many more. And don’t forget Siegfried & Roy and Lance Burton. For more information visit their website by clicking: HERE.(2/28)

Otto & George, Kip Reynolds, Whoopi Goldberg, Catherine Bell, Davis Gaines, Herb Hennigan, Hitchcock Zippo, Jonathan Richman, Judge Reinhold, and Jeffrey appear on "Penn and Teller's Sin City Spectacular" on Sunday Feb. 28 at 10pm ET on FX-TV (US-cable).(2/28)

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