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-VOLUME: 81 / ISSUE: 2,111 Wednesday - September 1, 2004-
Roy HornRoy Horn's 60th birthday party is planned for Oct. 3 at The Mirage. A Las Vegas Review-Journal article also reported that, "On Sept. 15, NBC will air its one-hour special 'Siegfried & Roy: The Miracle.' The special, from 9-10 p.m., will highlight Horn's struggle to overcome a stroke that paralyzed his left side." To read the Aug. 29 article by Norm titled "Roy Horn plans Mirage birthday" click: HERE.(9/1)

Roy Horn makes his first public appearance on Tuesday Aug. 24 at the "Havana Night Club" show that he and Siegfried are producing at the Stardust in Las Vegas. A Las Vegas Review-Journal article reported, "Twice Horn rose from his wheelchair, with help from friends, demonstrating how far he's come in his recovery since the Oct. 3 tiger attack. …The first time he stood came at the end of the show, to salute the youthful cast, the first major Cuban troupe in Las Vegas in 50 years. He remained on his feet to shake hands with dozens in the audience who stopped at his table to express their admiration and best wishes." His appearance was being taped for the upcoming television special "Siegfried & Roy: The Miracle."(9/1)
--To read the Aug. 26 Las Vegas Review-Journal article by Norm titled "Roy's visit worth thumbs up for all" click: HERE.(9/1)
--To read the Aug. 25 Las Vegas Review-Journal article by Norm titled "Roy stuns crowd at the Stardust" click: HERE.(9/1)
--To read the Aug. 27 Associated Press article titled "Magician Roy Horn makes rare appearance on Vegas Strip" click: HERE.(9/1)

Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee have signed on for a reality TV show where they will work on a farm. The show is described as, "…nine pampered celebrities face the harsh realities of life on a working Wiltshire farm. They will wake at the crack of dawn to milk cows, collect chicken eggs, herd the pigs and do the mucking out. The celebrities will spend three weeks living in a barn in the farmyard, and be nominated for eviction from TV viewers when the show goes out at the end of September." The show titled "The Farm" will air nightly for three weeks beginning at the end of September on channel 5 in the UK.(9/1)
--To read the Aug. 28 Western Mail article titled "Magician Daniels to muck out on The Farm for new reality TV programme" click: HERE.(9/1)
--To read the Aug. 27 BBC News article titled "Magic couple sign up for The Farm" click: HERE.(9/1)
--To read the Aug. 28 Daily Record article by Sherna Noah titled "Cow, That's Magic Paul!" click: HERE.(9/1)

Feld Entertainment refused to release the video footage of Roy's tiger attack and is quoted in an Associated Press article, "Feld Entertainment is cooperating with the USDA and will continue to provide the agency with the necessary information to complete its pending investigation, while also protecting Roy Horn and his family's privacy." The article also reported, "USDA spokesman Jim Rogers said Tuesday from Washington D.C., that the probe into the tiger attack remains open and confirmed that the show is under investigation for possible violations of the Animal Welfare Act." To read the Aug. 26 Associated Press article by Adam Goldman titled "Company Won't Share Siegfried & Roy Video" click: HERE.(9/1)
--To read a different version of the Aug. 25 Associated Press article by Adam Goldman titled "Company Won't Share Siegfried & Roy Video" click: HERE.(9/1)

The Magic & Mischief TheaterThe Magic & Mischief Theater just opened in Orlando, Florida with three separate magic shows per night on Wednesdays through Sundays. The 6:30pm show is "A Kind Of Magic" starring John Ferrentino and a cast of dancers. The 8:30pm show is "The Phantastic Magic of Puck" where Puck will present his full evening of magic and illusion. The late show, at 10:00pm, is " Alexander, America's Funniest Hypnotist." Tickets are $10-$15 per person and are available at the door. For more information click: HERE.(9/1)

William Morales (October 1, 1928-August 30, 2004) died on Monday at the age of 75. Morales was a regular member and strong supporter of the New York City magic scene. He has published some sleights and routines in various magazines and is best known as the illustrator for several of the early Harry Lorayne books.(9/1)

Peter Lamont is interviewed in The Rediff where he discusses Indian magic, "I still think Indian magic is one of my favourite types of magic. As you know, there's not so much of Indian magic left... street magic is the traditional magic. I have seen the basket trick, the mango trick, and jadugars performing various feats. It's similar to a lot of Western magic; quite similar to close-up magic, to street magic, which is not so big in the West either." To read the Aug. 19 article titled "Magic brings you closer to reality" click: HERE.(9/1)

David Roth, Geoff Latta and Michael Rubinstein who are among the leading coin magicians in the world have band together to present "The New York Coinmagic Seminar" on Oct. 23 in New York City. It is a full-day intensive workshop where they will teach and perform their greatest creations. The event will also feature a guest lecture by Mike Gallo. Registration for the once in a lifetime event is limited to 33 guests and the fee is US $500 per person. For more information click: HERE.(9/1)

The Pendragons who will be appearing at the Trump 29 Casino on Aug. 28 with their show "Mysterium" are featured in a Redlands Daily Facts article that reported about their show and the Guinness Book of World Records appearance. Charlotte is quoted, "We challenge ourselves at every performance to break the Guinness Record… We succeed most of the time." To read the Aug. 26 article titled "Pendragons will perform record-setting illusion at Trump Casino" click: HERE.(9/1)

Dick Williams is profiled in a Wichita Eagle article about his appearance in the Guinness Book of World Records for "…having the longest running TV magic show, 'Magicland,' which ran from 1966 to 1989 on WMC-TV in Memphis." To read the Aug. 25 article by Beccy Tanner titled "Local magician's listing in Guinness is no illusion" click: HERE.(9/1)

The Magic Circle CentenaryThe Magic Circle Centenary Convention has announced the lineup for its 100-year anniversary convention to be held in London on Jul. 20-23, 2005. Performers include: Paul Daniels, Juan Tamariz, Johnny Thompson, David Berglas, John Calvert, Jeff McBride, The Pendragons, Mac King, Bob Read, Pat Page, Tony Binarelli, Levent, John Archer, Steve Cohen, Dimmare, Geoffrey Durham, Nicholas Einhorn, Guy Hollingworth, Jim Steinmeyer, Ronn Lucas, Hans Moretti, Larry Parker, Paul Potassy, Mark Raffles, Belinda Sinclair, Topas & Roxan, Michael Vincent and more to be announced. For more information click: HERE.(9/1)

Cyril is profiled in a Japan Today article that quotes him, "Magic is a way of life for me. I know nothing else. There's magic everywhere in things we all do. Every day from the second that I wake up to when I sleep, even when I dream, it's all about magic." To read the Aug. 20 article by Chris Betros titled "World-class magician Cyril has a trick for every occasion" click: HERE.(9/1)

The annual Abracadabra! show featuring Mac King and the Pendragons is previewed in a Cincinnati Enquirer article that describes a number of their signature routines. To read the Aug. 22 article by Jackie Demaline titled "'Abracadabra!' casts special magical spell" click: HERE.(9/1)

Tannen's MagicTannen's Magic will celebrate their grand opening at the new location with a special two-day event on Sep. 10-11 in New York City. Aaron Fisher, Lee Asher, Doug Edwards and Nathan Kranzo will present a "Friday Night Super Quadruple Lecture" while on Saturday Criss Angel will receive the 22nd Louie Award. All will be in attendance to "meet & greet" throughout the event. Jay Sankey will present a lecture a few days later on Sep. 14. For more information and other events scheduled click: HERE.(9/1)

Steven Dick's show at the Edinburgh Festival gets three stars in a Edinburgh News review that concluded, "Dick is a skilled exponent of his art, and offers a level of jocular entertainment few other magicians can match." To read the Aug. 24 article by Drew McAdam titled "Magic@Cafe Royal - Steven Dick" click: HERE.(9/1)

MurrayMurray who just joined the cast of La Femme at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas is profiled in a Las Vegas Weekly story where he discusses how he came up with the premise for his act while working at a department store, "…CDs were just coming in. And I thought, You know what, I wonder if I can do something with CDs? So I took all those tricks that were classics -- you know, magic tricks, like Lance does from the bird productions to making things appear in cages and stuff -- and thought, What can I do with CDs? They're modern, they'll be around for awhile. So I started to basically do sleight of hand with all that stuff. Every classic trick I could do and then changed it to my own style. …I ended up writing down basically all different tricks with CDs. So I really realized that once you have a premise, you can do a lot with it." Murray is also scheduled to appear on the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon on Sep. 5-6. To read the Aug. 26 article by Martin Stein titled "Slipped Discs" click: HERE.(9/1)

Mark Mason's lecture at the Baton Rouge Magic Club is reported in The Advocate "Mason and wife Tricia are on vacation. The fees they get from amateur magicians across the South and sale of the tricks they make by hand in their Blackpool shop pay the couple's gas and lodging, Mason said." To read the Aug. 27 article by Ed Cullen titled "English magician shares secrets during class" click: HERE.(9/1)

Houdini DaysThe Second Annual Houdini Days Magic Festival takes place on Sep. 2-5 in Appleton, Wisconsin. This year's talent lineup is amazing with performances and lectures by Mark Wilson, Jeff McBride, Franz Harary, Michael Finney, Bill Malone, Michael Ammar, Dean Gunnarson, Doc Eason, Joshua Jay, Tom Burgoon, Jon Stetson, Robert Baxt, Tom Burgoon, Ice McDonald, Rex Sikes, Kevin King, Glen Gerard, Jessica Reed, Shayna Reed, Mandy Reed, Silly Billy, Bruce Hetzler, Rondini, Danny Magic, Nate Nygren, Bruce Hetzler, Lou Lepore, and The Comedy Magic of Mike & Chris. The non-profit event produced by Chris Cochrane is free to all who attend with the exception of several shows and lectures. For more information click: HERE.(9/1)

Drummond Money-Coutts is profiled in a Telegraph story where they describe him as "…fast establishing himself as a sort of high society David Blaine. Already, his card tricks have impressed audiences that have included the Queen, the Duchess of York, Michael Parkinson and Stephen Fry, no less." To read the Aug. 27 article by Bryony Gordon titled "Card sharp" click: HERE.(9/1)

David Copperfield lent his New York home for a party that was mentioned in a Hollywood Reporter article, "Copperfield opened up his four-story Manhattan penthouse for Tuesday's party and not only gave tours of the sprawling digs, but also allowed the revelers to take turns playing his collection of vintage arcade games." To read the Aug. 22 article by Ian Mohr titled "Copperfield Comes to Aid of Domestic Divas" click: HERE.(9/1)

Adam Steinfeld photo by Walid ZeidanAdam Steinfeld's MagicLive! show at the Alhambra Casino in Aruba celebrated it's 750th performance with a special edition poster and a week of surprises including "a guest appearance by the famous Midget Magician direct from the Crazy Horse in Paris."(9/1)

Infantino will be performing seven shows per day on Saturdays and Sundays at the White Post Farms Fall Festival in Melville, New York on Sep. 18-Oct. 31 from 11am-5pm. For more information click: HERE.(9/1)

Patrick Donovan is featured in a Daily Record article where he is quoted, "You start to notice things (after studying magic for five years)… Some people have no intuition at all, so I couldn't rely on that. There are those with intuition. Some people are easily influenced and others are rebellious. It's interacting with people." To read the Aug. 20 article by Jennifer Hoffman titled "Sharpening his skills" click: HERE.(9/1)

Linda Roberts who performed as Magic Wanda died on Aug. 14 at the age of 54. A Cincinnati Enquirer obituary quotes Haines House of Cards owner Betty Winzig, "She was a very happy, funny, very caring person - just great. We just loved her… She did primarily things for children. Her great thing was the kids." To read the Aug. 20 obituary by Rebecca Goodman titled "Linda Roberts, 54, magician" click: HERE.(9/1)

Dr. Hernan G. Benavides is featured in a Tribune story that describes him as, "The Eufaula optometrist, who is also a world traveler with his wife, is enthusiastic about anything related to magic, fine wines and travel. He is a magic collector, serious hobbyist and close-up magician. He has performed magic for over 32 years." To read the Aug. 27 article by Joel P. Smith titled "Hocus pocus eye doc's focus" click: HERE.(9/1)

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