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Archives: Week Of October 6-12, 2003
-VOLUME: 70 / ISSUE: 2,030 Monday - October 6, 2003-
Siegfried & RoyRoy's condition is reported in several new articles that reveal the seriousness of what has been happening for the past several days. It is reported that initially Roy almost died but was resuscitated during surgery and later suffered a stroke. He also required a second surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. He has also been on a life support machine. A Reuters article reported, "Lynette Chapelle, one of the stars of the Siegfried & Roy show, said Horn has communicated with doctors and friends despite being on heavy medication and in critical condition from the neck wound. He communicates with his eyes, squeezes hands and can make some sounds." The article also reported that "Roy Horn of the 'Siegfried and Roy' duo on Sunday signaled thumb's up after a second surgery to relieve pressure on his brain" The Siegfried & Roy show has also been reported to be officially cancelled with it's cast being told that they should begin looking for a new job.(10/6)
--To read the Oct. 5 Las Vegas Review-Journal article by Mike Weatherford titled "Tiger Attack: Roy's injuries 'severe'" click: HERE.(10/6)
--To read the Oct. 6 Scotsman article by Jacqui Goddard titled "Strip's famed cathandler critical after tiger attack" click: HERE.(10/6)
--To read the Oct. 5 Reuters article titled "Magician Roy Horn Gives Thumbs Up After Mauling" click: HERE.(10/6)
--To read Oct. 5 Channel Cincinnati article titled "Illusionist Has 50-50 Chance Of Survival" click: HERE.(10/6)
--To read the Oct. 5 Deutsche Presse-Agentur article titled "Magician Roy 'Communicating' Again" click: HERE.(10/6)

The impact of Roy's injury on the many Las Vegas shows who make references to the Siegfried & Roy show or have parodies of their routines in their show is discussed in a Las Vegas Review-Journal article that reported, "Harrah's comedy magician Mac King cut his closing segment, in which he promises the audience he will change himself into a white tiger and save them a ticket to see Siegfried & Roy. …Monte Carlo resident magician Lance Burton trimmed two Siegfried & Roy bits, including a skit in which one of his signature fake doves kills a white tiger." To read the Oct. 5 article by Norm titled "Roy's injury casts a pall on Strip" click: HERE.(10/6)

Michael Grandinetti was hired as a "magic coordinator" for the soap opera "The Bold and the Beautiful." He created and taught magic to actress Adrienne Frantz who plays Amber Moore Forrester on the show.(10/6)

Derren Brown's television and his Russian Roulette routine is discussed in many different articles that look at the show itself or the ramifications of the final piece. A BBC News article reported, "The selection process took up more than 50 minutes of the hour-long programme, which could easily have been something out of a 1980s Paul Daniels show. But the final minutes made for riveting, extremely unnerving viewing as the realisation dawned that this man really was to put a gun with a live bullet to his head and fire. Alarmingly real The fascination was, of course, whether Brown would actually shoot his own brains out on television." The article concluded, "…I doubt there will be a more nail-biting few minutes on television this year."(10/6)
--To read the Oct. 5 BBC News article by Darren Waters titled "Riveting finale to Russian roulette stunt" click: HERE.(10/6)
--To read the Oct. 6 Guardian article by Mark Lawson titled "Insensitive show that shot TV in the foot" click: HERE.(10/6)
--To read the Oct.6 Reuters  article titled "Magician's deadly game" click: HERE.(10/6)
--To read the Oct. 5 Sunday Herald article by Jenifer Johnston titled "Russian roulette stunt recoils on C4" click: HERE.(10/6)

The danger of magic to magicians who are apparently risking their lives for the art is the subject of a London Telegraph article that reported, "Today, carving up assistants is outrageously low grade, passe, boring. Nothing less than starving oneself in a Perspex box, making wild animals vanish or potentially shooting oneself in the head will do." Andrew Eborn is quoted, "It is bringing a new look to the way magic is presented… The old image of magicians as old men with funny beards has gone out of the window. Paul Daniels was a brilliant entertainer but this is a different approach. It is making magic and magicians look cool again. Magic is the new rock and roll." To read the Oct. 7 article by Sally Pook titled "Making magic cool ... or cruel" click: HERE.(10/6)

Billy McComb, Whit Haydn, Danny Cole, Dirk Holtkotte, John Shryock, Len Reid, Dick Barry, Lu Chen, and Joe Monti appear at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles on Oct. 6-12. John Shryock lectures on Sunday Oct. 12.(10/6)

David Blaine's "Above The Below" stunt will be completed in less than two weeks is reported in a Newsday feature that reported, "Today is the 30th day that the American magician has spent starving himself - for reasons not entirely clear - in a transparent box suspended over the south bank of the River Thames in London." Harmony Korine who is directing the Blaine documentary reacted to the reactions to Blaine by pointing out, "I think it's just meant to be a guy in a box and people will read into it what they try to read into it." To read the Oct. 5 article by Matthew McAllester titled "Above It All, In His Box" click: HERE.(10/6)

Jerry Sadowitz wrote and article about David Blaine in The Guardian where he pointed out, "What's more stupid? A man sitting in a box for 44 days. Or tens of thousands of Londoners WATCHING a man sitting in a box for 44 days? And now, stupidly, I'm WRITING about a man sitting in a box for 44 days." This excerpt is the most positive about the subject. To read the Oct. 5 article by Jerry Sadowitz titled "Blainewatch" click: HERE.(10/6)

David Blaine fans stood up for him on Friday when the turned on a protestor who was using a megaphone. A London People article also reported that Uri Geller has been banned from the VIP section of the Blaine stunt after being termed a "pest." To read the Oct. 5 article titled "Crowd fury at Blaine protestor" supplied by YellowBrix click: HERE.(10/6)

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-VOLUME: 70 / ISSUE: 2,031 Tuesday - October 7, 2003-
RoyRoy's condition is still being kept a secret but the amount of press his accident is generating is monumental. Fans, friends and co-workers have dropped off flowers in front of the S&R statue at the Mirage and hundreds held a candlelight vigil outside the hospital on Sunday night. A Las Vegas Review-Journal article reported, "The vigil for Horn attracted many local magicians, including headliners Lance Burton and Penn Jillette and magic pioneer Channing Pollack. Horn's supporters collectively sang 'Amazing Grace' and prayed for him." Mirage Resorts CEO Bobby Baldwin said that Roy was able to moved his right arm and right leg when asked by doctors. A Las Vegas Sun article reported that "Dr. Stephen Miller, Horn's personal physician, said the tiger's bite missed the major artery, the carotid." There were also several stories about the Mirage, who will lose tens of millions of dollars, because of the show's closing and about the dangers of working with wild animals. Roy's two brothers are now at his bedside and a Reuters article quoted his brother Alfred, "I've seen him today and I'm telling you, he is going to make it." Many celebrities and magicians are also quoted about the importance of Siegfried & Roy and how Las Vegas will never be the same without them.(10/7)
--To read the Oct. 6 Las Vegas Review-Journal article by Frank Curreri titled "Roy still critical; progress noted" click: HERE.(10/7)
--To read the Oct. 6 Associated Press article titled "Siegfried & Roy Show Canceled Indefinitely" click: HERE.(10/7)
--To read the Oct. 6 Las Vegas Sun article by Mary Manning titled "Horn still critical after attack" click: HERE.(10/7)
--To read the Oct. 6 Reuters article titled "'Siegfried & Roy' Star Critical, Vegas Show Closed" click: HERE.(10/7)
--To read the Oct. 6 Las Vegas Sun article by Heather Rawlyk titled "Fans on Strip turn out for injured magician Roy" click: HERE.(10/7)
--To read the Oct. 6 Agence France-Presse article titled "Magician 'responsive' after tiger mauling" click: HERE.(10/7)
--To read the Oct. 6 Associated Press article by Adam Goldman titled "Magician Roy survives in critical condition" click: HERE.(10/7)
--To read the Oct. 6 Las Vegas Sun article by Ed Koch titled "Siegfried & Roy are symbolic of Vegas" click: HERE.(10/7)
--To read the Oct. 5 Sunday Mercury article titled "Magician fights for life after tiger attack" supplied by YellowBrix click: HERE.(10/7)
--To read the Oct. 6 E!Online article by Joal Ryan titled "Siegfried & Roy's Roy Still Critical" click: HERE.(10/7)
--To read the Oct. 6 CNN article titled "Performer communicating after tiger mauling" click: HERE.(10/7)
--To read the Oct. 5 Mail on Sunday article titled "Tiger rips magician's throat in Vegas horror" supplied by YelowBrix click: HERE.(10/7)
--To read the Oct. 6 Hollywood.com article by Kit Bowen titled "Las Vegas Legend Mauled by Tiger" click: HERE.(10/7)
--To read the Oct. 6 Channel Cincinnati article titled "Siegfried & Roy Have Local Tiger Ties" click: HERE.(10/7)
--To read the Oct. 6 Reuters article titled "Analyst: Tiger Mauling Could Hurt Mirage" click: HERE.(10/7)
--To read the Oct. 6 Las Vegas Sun article by Jerry Fink titled "Zoo director, animal trainer offer insight" click: HERE.(10/7)

NEW JERSEY: Meir Yedid presents his Published & Unpublished lecture on Wednesday Oct. 8 at 8pm for JMMRT at the V.F.W. Hall (20 Pennsylvania Ave., two blocks from the NJ Transit -- Linden train station) in Linden. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. For more information click: HERE.(10/7)

David BlaineDavid Blaine's "Above The Below" stunt begins to become more dangerous as it enters its final couple of weeks. An Evening Standard article reported that there will now be an ambulance and medical help available 24-hours as day and that, "The assistance has been brought in for fear serious physical complications may bring the stunt to a disastrous end." The article also pointed out that "Blaine's box can be lowered in less than two minutes if he needs urgent medical attention, and he can be stabilised on site before being rushed to hospital." To read the Oct. 6 article by Abul Taher titled "24-hour watch on Blaine" click: HERE.(10/7)

Bob Sheets joins Mike Bent, Steve Kradolfer, and Erik Rochelle at the Mystery Lounge on Tuesday Oct. 7 at 8pm the Comedy Studio (1236 Mass Ave) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Bob Riordan performs the pre-show close-up beginning at 7pm. Admission is $10 per person. For reservations phone: 617-661-6507.(10/7)

Derren Brown's Russian Roulette television special is discussed in many articles that question whether airing the routine was irresponsible and could create copycat events that would lead to death. Although they all agree that the show was riveting.(10/7)
--To read the Oct. 6 Reuters article titled "Magician survives Russian roulette stunt" click: HERE.(10/7)
--To read the Oct. 6 Evening Standard article by Richard Edwards titled "Mum's terror at TV gun stunt" click: HERE.(10/7)
--To read the Oct. 6 Mirror article by Nicola Methven titled "Fool Survives TV's Sickest Stunt" click: HERE.(10/7)
--To read the Oct. 7 South Australia Advertiser article by Ben English titled "Magician survives TV Russian roulette" click: HERE.(10/7)

"Magic, Music and More" in State College, Pennsylvania is featured in a Centre Daily article that focused on Steven Moore and Steven Tippeconnic who recently won awards at the Magicians' Alliance of the Eastern States convention. To read the Oct. 6 article by Lara Brenckle titled "Shop owners share their secrets with budding teen magicians" click: HERE.(10/7)

Alain Nu, Barry Wood, and Brian Curry perform at Wednesday Wizardry on Oct. 8 at 7:30pm at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn (311 Kent Square Road) in Kentlands, Maryland. Tickets are $12-$15 per person and are available by phoning: 301-258-6394.(10/7)

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-VOLUME: 70 / ISSUE: 2,032 Wednesday - October 8, 2003-
RoyRoy's condition continues to be classified as "critical but stable" while an Associated Press article described him as, "A modern day Dr. Dolittle who called the cats his children, Horn spent vast amounts of time, energy and money on animals that have left millions of show-goers here in awe since 1966." Neurosurgeon Derek Duke is quoted about Roy's progress, "Mr. Horn's injury was extremely severe, and it is all but miraculous that he is alive at this time. …While we are very pleased with his progress, Mr. Horn is in critical condition and it will be quite some time before the extent of his recovery is known… Every day that passes increases his chance for survival and recovery."(10/8)
--To read the Oct. 7 Associated Press article by Robert Macy titled "White tigers were Roy Horn's life - and one nearly caused his death" click: HERE.(10/8)
--To read the Oct. 7 Reuters article by Peter Henderson titled "Unclear if Roy to Fully Recover from Tiger Attack" click: HERE.(10/8)
--To read the Oct. 7 Las Vegas Sun article by Mary Manning titled "Roy still critical; show is canceled indefinitely" click: HERE.(10/8)
--To read the Oct. 7 AFP article titled "Las Vegas entertainer still fighting for his life" click: HERE.(10/8)
--To read the Oct. 7 Associated Press article titled "Roy Horn, of Siegfried & Roy, In Critical Condition" click: HERE.(10/8)
--To read the Oct. 7 Las Vegas Review-Journal article by Mike Weatherford titled "Siegfried and Roy's manager confirms closure" click: HERE.(10/8)
--To read the Oct. 6 ABC News article titled "Expert: Roy Horn's Tiger Could Have Been Confused" click: HERE.(10/8)
--To read the Oct. 7 Sun Herald article by Timothy Boone titled "Tiger attack will hit MGM Mirage" click: HERE.(10/8)
--To read the Oct. 7 Las Vegas Review-Journal article by Frank Curreri titled "Roy still critical, suffers paralysis" click: HERE.(10/8)
--To read the Oct. 7 Las Vegas Sun article by Jean Reid Norman and Ed Koch titled "Agency begins probe into mauling" click: HERE.(10/8)

The dangers being faced by magicians is the subject of a New York Times article that focuses on the impact Siegfried & Roy had on Las Vegas. The article reported that, "The mauling of Mr. Horn and the shuttering of the Siegfried & Roy show signal two major changes in Las Vegas. One is the realization that beyond the dazzle and slickness, illusion is only illusion up to a point: the performers are indeed vulnerable to danger. The other is the potential end of an era of family-based acts that were ushered in with the debut of the pair's show in the early 1980's." Franz Harary is quoted "Siegfried & Roy changed how people perceived wild animals… In the circus, tigers were about danger. In their show, the tigers were cute and adorable. People think, 'Look at those adorable kitties; I want to have them in my own home.' At the Mirage, almost every kid leaves with a stuffed white tiger." The article also discusses the Siegfried & Roy, Rick Thomas, Penn & Teller shows and quotes Ben Robinson, Tony Hassini, and Penn Jillette. To read the Oct. 8 article by Neil Strauss titled "Even in Magic Acts, Tigers and Bullets Can Be Lethal" click: HERE.(10/8)

SiegfriedSiegfried will be making his first public appearance since Roy's accident on Larry King Live which is scheduled to air on Wednesday Oct. 8 at 9pm ET on CNN-TV. It will be repeated at midnight and again at 3am.(10/8)

Derren Brown's Russian Roulette television special that was viewed by around 3 million people is the subject of a number of articles which claim that the bullets used were blanks, the real shots were manufactured using special effects and that the show was pre-taped. A Guardian article quoted a Channel 4 statement, "In making and broadcasting this programme, Channel 4 was very mindful of its responsibility to ensure the safety of all involved, and liaised with the Jersey police in advance of filming there to ensure that no offences were committed." Other articles concentrated about his mind reading ability and upcoming live shows.(10/8)
--To read the Oct. 7 Guardian article by Jason Deans titled "Russian roulette stunt was a sham" click: HERE.(10/8)
--To read the Oct. 8 Agence France-Presse article by "TV Russian roulette 'faked'" click: HERE.(10/8)
--To read the Oct. 7 BBC News article by Matthew Davis titled "Is there any evidence mind-reading works?" click: HERE.(10/8)
--To read the Oct. 7 Suffolk Evening Star article titled "Russian roulette man comes to town" click: HERE.(10/8)

David Blaine is now in his fifth week and getting closer to leaving his confinement. The dangers of the stunt are discussed in several articles.(10/8)
--To read the Oct. 7 Teletext article by Jonathan Donald titled "Blaine in no danger" click: HERE.(10/8)
--To read the Oct. 7 Daily Record article by Paula Murray titled "Is That A Sneaky Packet Of Cheese & Onion, Mr. Blaine" click: HERE.(10/8)
--To read the Oct. 6 Daily Camera article by David Yount titled "Jesus' ordeal had a point; Blaine's doesn't" click: HERE.(10/8)

David Blaine and Derren Brown are said, in a Western Mail article, to "have redefined an industry and bought understated glamour and intrigue back to magic." The article also commented, "one thing's for sure - magic is back in business, as a new breed of edgy magicians are redefining the image of magic and making it big business once again." Also reported is that "All in all, the USA has made magic a billion-dollar slice of the entertainment industry pie in a way we, here in Britain, have never really come to terms with." To read the Oct. 6 article titled "With guns and Perspex boxes, Brown and Blaine making magic again" supplied by YellowBrix click: HERE.(10/8)

John George, Doug Brewer, and Farrell Dillon join David Groves in "Magic In The Burbs" on Thursday Oct. 9 at 7:30pm at the Home Brew Coffee Company, (661 W. Arrow Hwy.) in San Dimas, California. Admission is $7.50 (includes one free drink) per person. For reservations and information phone: 909-394-1964.(10/8)

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-VOLUME: 70 / ISSUE: 2,033 Thursday - October 9, 2003-
Siegfried and RoySiegfried began to talk about Roy and the accident yesterday with some quotes in newspapers and a Larry King Live appearance. Siegfried explained that Montecore, the tiger, grabbed Roy by the arm and then Roy fell to the floor. The tiger then grabbed Roy by the neck, as if he was a cub, and dragged him backstage probably trying to protect him. Siegfried added, "A tiger, when he grabs you, it's the strength… He thinks it's another tiger, and another tiger has [thick] skin like this, and the fur." Dr. Derek Duke explained in a press conference that "While we are quite pleased with his progress, Mr. Horn is in critical condition, and it will be quite some time before the extent of his recovery is known."(10/9)
--To read the Oct. 9 CNN article titled "Siegfried: Tiger wanted to help Roy" click: HERE.(10/9)
--To read the Oct. 8 Reuters article titled "Siegfried Says Tiger Attack Was an Accident" click: HERE.(10/9)
--To read the Oct. 8 Las Vegas Sun article by Mary Manning titled "Extent of Roy's injuries won't be known for weeks" click: HERE.(10/9)
--To read the Oct. 7 Sun-Times article by Mike Thomas titled "Vegas braces for loss of cash cow after tiger attack" click: HERE.(10/9)
--To read the Oct. 8 Las Vegas Review-Journal article by Mike Weatherford titled "Doctor calls Roy's survival 'all but miraculous'" click: HERE.(10/9)
--To read the Oct. 8 Fox News article titled "Siegfried & Roy Closure Seen Hurting MGM Results" click: HERE.(10/9)
--To read the Oct. 9 AAP article titled "Siegfried says show must go on" click: HERE.(10/9)
--To read the Oct. 8 Associated Press article by Christina Almeida titled "Siegfried: Our show will go on" click: HERE.(10/9)
--To read the Oct. 8 Associated Press article by Robert Macy titled "Horn's passion nearly became his demise" click: HERE.(10/9)
--To read the KVBC article titled "Local Performers Talk About Working With Roy" click: HERE.(10/9)
--To read the Oct. 9 Reuters article by Peter Henderson titled "Unclear if Roy to fully recover from tiger attack" click: HERE.(10/9)
--To read the Oct. 8 Sun-Times article by Richard Roeper titled "Even 'stepfather' Roy had to face eye of the tiger" click: HERE.(10/9)
--To read the Oct. 8 Las Vegas Review-Journal article by Frank Curreri titled "Tiger attack survivor wishes best for Roy" click: HERE.(10/9)
--To read the Oct. 8 Associated Press article titled "Siegfried Confident Show Will Continue" click: HERE.(10/9)

Steve Rodman and Larry Maples & Raven perform at the Long Island Festival in Huntington, NY on Friday Oct. 10 at 7pm and on Saturday and Sunday at noon, 2pm and 4pm. The Fair takes place at the Heckscher Park (Main Street) in Huntington.(10/9)

Derren Brown responds to the articles that accused him of faking the Russian Roulette Routine, "As I've said, coming back after the weekend and seeing this press question of was it real or was it not real, I couldn't have hoped for a better response, because for me, if it comes down to it, if it's real then it was just reckless and if it's a hoax then he's just a waste of time. Those aren't interesting questions to me, but to actually have this question now, was the whole thing real; was it not real; is it a hoax? for me that is great, any magic performer in the country would give their right arm." David Beckley explained in a Guardian article, "He presents it as a loaded gun, the test conditions appear to be fair and, I think you'll agree, he made a very dramatic programme."(10/9)
--To read the Oct. 8 ITV article titled "Magician dodges 'live bullet' issue" click: HERE.(10/9)
--To read the Oct. 9 Guardian article by Alok Jha titled "Was Derren Brown really playing Russian roulette - or was it just a trick?" click: HERE.(10/9)
--To read the Oct. 8 CNN article titled "Magician defends gun stunt fake" click: HERE.(10/9)
--To read the Oct. 9 Daily Times article titled "Exploring the art of mind reading" click: HERE.(10/9)

Steve CohenSteve Cohen's Chamber Magic continues to sell-out at the Waldorf Towers in New York City and is scheduled to make stops around the world in the coming year. The show will be back in San Francisco at the Ritz-Carlton on Nov. 19-20, and is scheduled to open in Japan with shows in Tokyo and Osaka during late December/early January. Cohen will also be going back to London in February 2004.(10/9)

Aaron Radatz and Chris Linn will be appearing at the HalloWeekends Festival at the Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, OH on Oct. 10-12, Oct. 17-19, and Oct. 24-26. Radatz will be presenting his 30-minute show at the Centennial Theatre three times on Fridays, six times on Saturdays and four times on Sundays. Linn appears at the Palace Theatre with six shows on Saturdays and five shows on Sundays. The shows are free with park admission. For more information click: HERE.(10/9)

David Blaine is taken to task and psychoanalyzed in a harsh Cornell Daily Sun article that observed, "The fact that his lack of self-esteem is a unifying force of a deeply fragmented British culture should be a testament to the degree of self-realization that David Blaine needs to undergo. First and foremost, Blaine must accept that the things he does are not magic. They are desperate cries for attention. He does crazy stupid things that anyone could do, but no one chooses to." To read the Oct. 8 article by Josh Mendelsohn titled "Insane in the Memblaine" click: HERE.(10/9)

Monty, Harvey Ouchi, Yona Chock, David Brown, and Monica appear in "Magic At The Yum Yum Tree at the Ward Center in Honolulu, Hawaii on Oct. 10 at 7pm. For tickets and reservations phone: 808-592-3580.(10/9)

Professor Kerrigan who performs at the Historic Fairfield Inn in Pennsylvania will present as special Civil War séance on Halloween. An Evening Sun article reported that, "The midnight séance starts at 10 p.m. A hauntingly humorous and mysteriously mischievous spirit will join the guests for an All Saint's Eve séance of an assortment of dangerously deadly desserts, coffin coffee and tomb tea." To read the Oct. 2 article titled "Professor to perform Civil War séance" click: HERE.(10/9)

"Dan Chan the Magic Man" who performs magic, juggling, escapes, and acrobatics will be presenting free shows through the end of the year with appearances at the Lodi Public Library on Oct. 10, Excelsior Branch Library Festival on Oct. 12, North Beach Branch on Oct. 14, Parkside Branch Library on Oct. 15.(10/9)

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-VOLUME: 70 / ISSUE: 2,034 Friday - October 10, 2003-
Siegfried and RoySiegfried's media blitz about Roy's accident is described in a Las Vegas Review-Journal article, "Before an appearance on CNN's 'Larry King Live,' Fischbacher sat for separate interviews at the duo's 'Jungle Palace' with CBS, NBC and ABC as well as a pool of three print reporters." The article also reported that "A longtime friend of the stars told others in their close-knit circle of supporters that on Monday night, hospital staffers removed a breathing aid and that Horn's first words were to ask to see his dog." Las Vegas Sun article reports about comments made by an MGM Mirage spokesman, "He also said that a video made of the performance is still in the possession of the Mirage. No plans have been made to release any of its contents, he said, and he was not aware of any agency asking to see the video, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which is investigating the accident." Michael Jackson weighed in on the Roy accident by issuing a statement that is reported in a Eurweb article, "Roy Horn is a special person who brings joy to the world and has always brought good feelings to my life. I am praying for his speedy recovery, and my heartfelt feelings go out to his family."(10/10)
--To read the Oct. 9 Las Vegas Review-Journal article by Mike Weatherford titled "'Tragedy Is Not The End': Magician gives mixed signals on his future" click: HERE.(10/10)
--To read the Oct. 9 Las Vegas Sun article by Timothy Pratt titled "Siegfried: 'The show is our life'" click: HERE.(10/10)
--To read the Oct. 10 Independent article by Andrew Buncombe titled "Fear and lay-offs in the showbiz jungle" click: HERE.(10/10)
--To read the Oct. 9 transcript of Siegfried's appearance on the CBS Early Show titeld "Siegfried: Roy Still The Magic" click: HERE.(10/10)
--To read the Oct. 9 Eurweb article titled "MiJac Distraught Over Magician Mauling" click: HERE.(10/10)
--To read the Oct. 9 BBC News article titled "Tiger 'protected' magician Roy" click: HERE.(10/10)
--To read the Oct. 9 CNN Wolf Blitzer report transcript titled "Siegfried speaks" click: HERE.(10/10)
--To read the Oct. 9 E!Online article by Lia Haberman titled "Siegfried & Roy Go On, Sort Of" click: HERE.(10/10)
--To read the Oct. 9 Associated Press article by Christina Almeida titled "Horn responding to doctors' treatment" click: HERE.(10/10)
--To read the Oct. 9 Reuters article titled "Tiger tried to help, not attack, illusionist: partner" click: HERE.(10/10)

It's MagicJames Dimmare, Mike Caveney, Magicanna (Joel Ward and Kristi Toguchi), Matt Marcy, Mark Kalin & Jinger, and Danny Cole star in the 2003 edition of "It's Magic" on Sunday Oct. 12 at 3pm at the Cal Poly Theatre (One Grand Ave.) in San Luis Obispo, California. Tickets are $22-$34 per person and are available by phoning: 805-756-2787.(10/10)

As David Blaine approaches the final week of his ordeal a USA Today article reported, "…much of the Blaine-baiting has come to a halt. Now that Blaine has been publicly belittled and tormented, could it be that he has begun to capture the British imagination? Or even the nation's heart?" A New York Post gossip column reported that, "…the plan is for him to then ply his trade or whatever it is you call whatever it is he does in a Broadway or off-Broadway theater. Producer is James Nederlander Jr."(10/10)
--To read the Oct. 9 USA Today article by Tracy Moran titled "Brits balk at Blaine's London hangout" click: HERE.(10/10)
--To read the Oct. 9 New York Post article by Cindy Adams titled "Blaine's Magic Is Lost On The Brits" click: HERE.(10/10)
--To read the Oct. 9 Deutsche Presse-Agentur article titled "Behaviour of U.S. Magician In Box 'Increasingly Bizarre'" click: HERE.(10/10)
--To read the Oct. 9 Cape Argus article titled "Is Blaine losing it?" click: HERE.(10/10)

Magic FundayNEW JERSEY: Dick Gustafson, Craig Dickson, Sam Sandler, and Thad Laurion headline at Magic Funday on Sunday Oct. 12 at the VFW Hall in Port Monmouth. Admission is $40 per person at the door. For more information click: HERE.(10/10)

Derren Brown is described in a Guardian article as, "Urbane, charming, sophisticated, charismatic, magnetic, entertaining, intriguing. These are the kind of words a significant majority of the viewing public would use to describe to the dashing Derren Brown. You can now add charlatan to that, if you like." The article also predicts that, "Brown's continuing celebrity is assured. This has been a PR triumph of pre- and post-show media frenzy par excellence. He engaged us and made us complicit in the event and we went all the way with him." To read the Oct. 9 Mark Borkowski article titled "The great pretender" click: HERE.(10/10)

Danny Alan, John Cassidy, Rocco, Simon Lovell, Andy Roberts, Carl Mercurio, and Michael Chaut headline at Monday Night Magic on Oct. 13 at 8pm in NYC. For tickets phone Ticketmaster at: 212-307-4100. For more information click: HERE.(10/10)

John Hirokawa is featured in a Honolulu Star-Bulletin article that reports on the "2004 International Magicians Society Merlin Award" he received at a special Awards luncheon. The article reported that, "Some 400 people have been invited to a lunch taking place at the Magic of Polynesia Showroom at noon today to watch Hirokawa receive his Merlin from Tony Hassini, chairman/CEO of the 37,000-member Magicians Society." To read the Oct. 9 article by John Berger titled "Award luncheon celebrates Hirokawa’s magical career" click: HERE.(10/10)

André KoleAndré Kole will be completing his east coast tour this month with appearances at  the Ridgeway Alliance Church in White Plains, NY (914-949-3714) on Oct. 12, at the St. Luke's E.C. Church in Shillington, PA (610-777-3508) on Oct. 14, Shawnee Tabernacle Church in Tobyhanna, PA (570-894-9650) on Oct. 15, Laurel Weslyan Church in Laurel, DE (302-875-5380) on Oct. 17, Jay Reapsome CCC in Loysville, PA (717-789-4455) on Oct. 18, Highland Presbyterian Church in Newport, PA on Oct. 19, WV University CCC in Morgantown, WV (304-384-0125) on Oct. 21, US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD on Oct. 23, Grace Bible Chapel in Chester, NJ on Oct. 24, Calvary Baptist Church in Cape May Court House, NJ (609-425-1592) on Oct. 25, and Sunbury Bible Church in Northumberland, PA (570-473-7355) on Oct. 26.(10/10)

Bruce Lish presents his Dr. Molar Magic Show on Oct. 11-12 at 1 and 3pm at the Long Island Children's Museum Theater (11 Davis Avenue) in Garden City, New York. For more information phone: 516-224-5845.(10/10)

The Pendragons appearance at the University of Buffalo on Oct. 17 is discussed in a UB Reporter article. To read the Oct. 9 article by Sue Wuetcher titled "UB to celebrate homecoming" click: HERE.(10/10)

Rich Cohn performs for Fantasma Magic at FAO Schwarz (58th Street and 5th Avenue) in New York City on Saturday Oct.. 11 at 2pm and 4pm.(10/10)

John Baughton who is a second generation magician appeared on an ABC Australia feature that reported, "Unfortunately he can no longer perform that trick due to the loss of a finger in an accident, but that is a feature he merely utilises in other tricks. You may be amazed by the reaction pretending to chop your own finger off can cause." To read the Oct. 9 transcript by Cassie Grant titled "Secrets of a magician" click: HERE.(10/10)

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