MT: April 10-16, 2000

VOLUME: 28 / ISSUE: 833 / Monday – April 10, 2000
Carnival of Wonders 2000 starring Mark Kalin, Jinger Leigh, and Jeff Hobson which opened last winter at the Flamingo Hilton in Reno, NV has made some changes and is packing them in. A review of the show appeared in the The Sacramento Bee which stated, “Clearly, ‘Carnival of Wonders’ is still the best show in Reno…and they’ve done nothing but make the show better.” To read the Apr. 9 review by Mel Shields click: HERE.(4/10)

Gregory Wilson,  Tom Ogden, Craig Dickens, Aldo Colombini, Jesse Dee, Alfie, and Mark Hendrickson appearing at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, on Apr. 10-16. Rick Marcelli lectures on Sunday Apr. 16.(4/10)

NEW JERSEY: Bob King lectures on Wednesday Apr. 12 at 8pm for JMMRT at the V.F.W. (Pennsylvania Railroad Ave., two blocks from the NJ Transit – Linden train station) in Linden, New Jersey. For more information phone Al Hillman at: 732-257-3456. Cost to non-members is $12.(4/10)
VOLUME: 28 / ISSUE: 834 / Tuesday – April 11, 2000
Joanie Spina is currently starring in a new show, “Magical Voyage,” at the Crystal Palace Casino, Nassau Marriott, in the Bahamas. The show is dark on Mondays and Thursdays and is slated to run through March of 2001. Tickets are $39.95 per person and are available by phoning: 242-327-6200.(4/11)

Dean Turner and Marthe Wright are allowing the E!-TV’s Fashion Emergency show to give them a makeover in the Magician and his Assistant episode which is scheduled to tape on Apr. 14. To read the Apr. 6 Lisa Respers article which appeared in the Baltimore Sun click: HERE. (4/11)

Copperfield back on TV on the 26th
David Copperfield: The Great Escapes, a new entertainment special, brings Emmy Award-winning world renowned illusionist David Copperfield back to the CBS Television Network, Wednesday, April 26 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), undertaking the most dangerous escapes he has ever attempted. …Go to full story.(4/11)
VOLUME: 28 / ISSUE: 835 / Wednesday – April 12, 2000
David Copperfield: The Great Escapes is scheduled to air on Apr. 26 at 8pm on CBS-TV. The new one-hour special will feature his most dangerous illusions from the past (Fires of Passion, Niagara Falls Challenge, Imploding Building, Escape from Death, Water Torture Cell, and Alcatraz) with additional footage of Copperfield behind the scenes at these events. There is a second special with all new material scheduled for later this year — probably December. For more information click: HERE.(4/12)

VOLUME: 28 / ISSUE: 836 / Thursday – April 13, 2000
MASSACHUSETTS: Hank Lee’s Cape Cod Conclave on Apr. 14-16 has sold out for the 12th straight year. Featured this year are: George Saterial, Peter Marvey, Roy Davenport, Kohl & Co., Rafael Benatar, Eric DeCamps, Marc Antoine, The Magic of Lyn, Terry Lunceford, Howard Hale, David Acer, Chuck Fayne, Trevor Lewis, Todd Robbins, Torkova, and more. For more information click: HERE.(4/13)

David Copperfield’s “Journey of a Lifetime” show is reviewed in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Patrick Derfler wrote: “With the constant help of his assistants – beautiful women with immaculate posture and a number of male behemoths – Copperfield skillfully did so much more than pull a rabbit out of his hat.” To read the Apr. 9 article click: HERE.(4/13)
VOLUME: 28 / ISSUE: 837 / Friday – April 14, 2000
The 91st Annual Salute to Magic produced by the Parent Assembly of the Society Of American Magicians takes place on Saturday Apr. 15 at 8pm at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center (199 Chambers Street) in NYC. This year’s lineup includes Mike Caveney, Tina Lenert, Ardan James, Jania Taylor, Jahmal Keyes & Tiphanny, and Torkova. In addition to the show Devlin will be receiving the Magician of the Year Award. Tickets are $22.50-$30 and will be available at the door. For more information click: HERE.(4/14)

R.G. Smith’s Evening of Comedy & Magic featuring Doug Ries, Steve Corbitt, Eric Buss, Ashley Springer, Shelley  Stortz, Junge! Junge! and R.G. Smith tours the east coast with shows at the Eichelberger Center in Hanover, PA (Apr. 14), Weinberg Center in Frederick, MD (15), The Forum in Harrisburg, PA (28), and Capitol Theatre in Chambersburg, PA (29). Tickets will be available at the door. For more information e-mail:
VOLUME: 28 / ISSUE: 838 / Saturday – April 15, 2000
The Spencers (Kevin and Cindy) received the Performing Arts Entertainers of the Year award in March at the national convention for Arts Presenters held in Boston. This was the sixth consecutive time that they have received this honor — an unprecedented achievement. In a recent survey they were also voted as the College Entertainers of the Year and appeared on the cover of the Campus Activities magazine. They are currently winding up their Spring 2000 tour with plans for a new production beginning in September.(4/15)

Penn & Teller and David Copperfield will be the subjects of two different episodes of next season’s Bravo Profiles series to air on the Bravo, The Film and Arts Network. The focus of the shows will be the “exploration of the creative process, inviting viewers to experience every aspect of the subject’s art from its inception to its execution.” To read the Apr. 11 company press release click: HERE.(4/15)
VOLUME: 28 / ISSUE: 839 / Sunday – April 16, 2000
Held in “Shopping City Süd,” Europe’s largest Shopping Center, in Vienna, Austria on Mar. 30- Apr. 8 was the 1st World Championship of Professional Close-up Magicians sponsored in part by the IBM-Ring Vienna. The contestants, which were all invited guests, competed every day for the US $10,000 first prize, with daily monetary prizes given as well. After the nine days of performances there were very few points separating the top three acts. Everything was settled on the last day with Lennart Green (Sweden) winning first prize, Andrew Goldenhersh (Los Angeles, CA) finishing second and Carl Andrews (Maui, HI) taking third.(4/16)

David Oliver, Jamy Ian Swiss, Rocco, Peter Samelson, Todd Robbins, Simon Lovell, and Alba appear at Monday Night Magic on Apr. 17 at 8pm in NYC. For tickets call Ticketmaster at: 212-307-4100.(4/16)
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