MT: April 17-23, 2000

VOLUME: 28 / ISSUE: 840 / Monday – April 17, 2000
Lance Burton takes his traveling show to Japan on May 3-5 with two performances per day. This is the first time that his full evening show, “Lance Burton: Master Magician,” will run in Japan. It will be held at the Tokyo International Forum in Hall A in Tokyo. Tickets began selling on Mar. 4 for 9,000-10,000 Japanese Yen (around US $100). If you are in Japan you can purchase tickets by phoning the M&I Company at: 03-5453-8899. Burton’s Monte Carlo show will be dark on Apr. 29- May 8.(4/17)

Greg Wilson’s show last month in Pennsylvania is discussed in the Intelligencer Journal. The article also includes reminisces about Mark Wilson, and the Sneaky Pete Magic Set. To read the Apr. 12 article supplied by NewsReal click: HERE.(4/17)

Steve Valentine, Brian Gillis, Monte Smith, Dylan Sardo, Randy Pryor, Andy Amyx, Loren C. Michaels, and Monique appearing at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, on Apr. 17-22.(4/17)

MIDWEST: Rafael Benatar will be lecturing in the Midwest on Apr. 18-20. He will be in Detroit on Apr. 18 (contact:, on Apr. 19 and 20 he will be presenting a lecture and a workshop at Magic Inc. in Chicago (contact:
VOLUME: 28 / ISSUE: 841 / Tuesday – April 18, 2000
John Tudor’s video series “The Magic Is In You ®” received a Silver Telly Award at the 21st Annual Telly Awards for Outstanding non-broadcast video production. More than 11,000 films and videos competed for the honors. Tudor’s first three videos (Goals, Choices, and Dreams) which were released in January target elementary school students — combining entertainment and positive imaging to educate. Two more videos are currently in post-production and are distributed by The Bureau for At Risk Youth in Long Island, NY.(4/18)

Jon Stetson, Alexander, Mike Bent, and David Oliver appear in Magicians & Spirits at The Green Street Grill in Cambridge, MA on Tuesday Apr. 18. Show starts at 10pm, bar magic at 9pm. All seats $10. For more info phone: 617-876-7094.(4/18)

OHIO: John Calvert lectures for SAM #105 at the Planet Horror complex in Maumee (Toledo) on Wednesday April 19 at 7:30pm. Admission is $20 per person. For more information phone Myron St. John at: 419-897-5061 or Simon Studio’s at: 419-472-9914.(4/18)
VOLUME: 28 / ISSUE: 842 / Wednesday – April 19, 2000
Paul Daniels has embarked on his two-month farewell theatrical tour throughout England with shows at the Leas Cliffs Hall in Folkestone (Apr. 16), Spa Pavilion in Felixstowe (18), Mercury Theatre in Colchester (19), Barbican Centre in York (23), Southport Theatre in Southport (24), Tameside Hippodrome in Ashton under Lynne (25), and the Beck Theatre in Hayes (27).(4/19)

Penn & Teller perform at the Hollywood Theater at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV on Apr. 13-26.(4/19)
VOLUME: 28 / ISSUE: 843 / Thursday – April 20, 2000
David Copperfield to receive the “Living Legend” medal by the Library of Congress during their bicentennial celebration on Monday Apr. 24 where he is scheduled to perform. Copperfield is quoted, “I’m a big fan of the Library of Congress. They have an enormous number of sources for magic and recommendations for magic, and they have half of Harry Houdini’s original library. I’ve got the other half – 80,000 different things, not just books but tons of stuff. I keep it in a secret location in Area 51.” He also implied that he would like to get married and have children. To read the Apr. 18 article by Lloyd Grove and Beth Berselli which appeared in The Washington Post click: HERE.(4/20)

NEW YORK: Manuel Muerte, from Germany, lectures for the Parent Assembly of the S.A.M. on Friday Apr. 21 at 7pm at the TRS Professional Suites (44 East 32nd Street) in NYC. For more information about the members only lecture e-mail Jeremy Medows at:

VOLUME: 28 / ISSUE: 844 / Friday – April 21, 2000
Magicana For Collectors owned and operated by George Daily since 1972 in York, PA was one of the main suppliers of used and out of print books and magazines. Daily also maintains one of the largest magic book and magazine collections in the US. A couple of months ago Daily decided to give up the book and magazine business and sold his entire inventory, a truck load, to Steven Zuehlke from St. Louis who intends on selling the items on ebay. Daily retained his personal collection and will continue to deal in magic posters and ephemera.(4/21)

VOLUME: 28 / ISSUE: 845 / Saturday – April 22, 2000
Princess Tenko and her troupe (misspelled in the article as Denko) received a special prize at the international arts festival celebrating the late North Korean leader Kim Il Sung in Pyongyang, North Korea. Prizes were also given to performers from China, Russia, Malaysia and Korean art troupes. To read the Apr. 18 Kyodo News Service/AP story supplied by NewsReal click: HERE.(4/22)

Joseph Kerr, a demonstrator at the Abracadabra Magic Shop in New York City is featured in the Village Voice. To read the Toni Schlesinger story form the Apr. 19-25 issue of the Village Voice click: HERE.(4/22)

NEW JERSEY: Abb Dickson lectures on Wednesday Apr. 26 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.(4/22)
VOLUME: 28 / ISSUE: 846 / Sunday – April 23, 2000
Is Branson, MO becoming the next Las Vegas for magicians? New full evening magic shows come in and out of the town with Kirby VanBurch currently at the Will Rogers Theater, and Bart Rockett and The Hamners extended at the Remington Theater, with previous runs by Melinda, Dimmare and several others. Theater manager Andrew Marsh commented about the magic, “The reaction has been terrific …Magic is fun to see, no matter your age. It has a universal appeal some genres of music don’t have. It’s hard not to be amazed by a really good magician.”  To read the Mark Marymount article which appeared in the Apr. 21 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette click: HERE.(4/23)

Boris Wild, Bobby Baxter, Steve Corbitt, Doc Swan, Simon Lovell, and Rich Cohn appear at Monday Night Magic on Apr. 24 at 8pm in NYC. For tickets call Ticketmaster at: 212-307-4100.(4/23)

Dolly Eisch-Hurst a 75-year old magician from Pennsylvania is featured in the Sunday News Lancaster. After performing magic for almost half a century she gave it up due to an illness. Recently she began performing again. She got into magic through her father Bob Eisch and has been a member of the IBM since 1962. Her ambition is to write a book about her career as a magician. To read the Apr. 16 article by Jo-Ann Greene click: HERE.(4/23)
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