MT: April 26 – May 2, 1999

VOLUME: 16 / ISSUE: 483 / Monday – April 26, 1999
Jeff McBride’s “McBride – Magic!” which opened at Magicopolis in Santa Monica California is reviewed by Don Shirley in the Apr. 24 Los Angeles Times. The article titled “McBride’s Confounding Act of Two Magic Hats” says that he “creates some remarkable and baffling sights, but there is an odd dissonance between the two sides of his personality.” To see the show which runs till May 2 phone: 310-451-2241. To read the review click: HERE.(4/26)

Rafael Benatar, Loren C. Michaels, Bob Busch, Steve Valentine, B. J. Hickman, Lorenzo Clark, Jerry Layne, and Tom Ogden appearing at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, on Apr. 26 – May 2. B. J. Hickman lectures on Sunday May. 2.(4/26)

Lance Burton appears on a rerun of the Howie Mandel Show on Monday Apr. 26 at 3pm ET on CBS-TV (US). This show is syndicated and may appear at different times and channels — check local listings.(4/26)
VOLUME: 16 / ISSUE: 484 / Tuesday – April 27, 1999
The winners at the Academy of Magical Arts 31st annual awards banquet on Apr. 17 were: Eugene Burger (Close-Up), Peter Pit (Lecturer), Aldo Colombini (Parlour), and John Carney as Mr. Mysto (Stage).(4/27)

Boris Wild lectures on Wednesday Apr. 28 at 8pm for JMMRT at the V.F.W. in Linden, New Jersey. For more information phone Al Hillman at: 732-257-3456.(4/27)

Todd Robbins & Norman Barrett join Jon Stetson, Alexander, Mike Bent, and David Oliver in “Magicians & Spirits” at The Green Street Grill in Cambridge, MA on Tuesday Apr. 27. Show starts at 10pm, bar magic at 9pm. All seats $10. For more info phone: 617-876-1655.(4/27)

David Niven stars as a debonair magician in the 1939 movie, “Eternally Yours” (1939) on Saturday Apr. 10 at 11am, Tuesday Apr. 13 at 2pm and Apr. 29 at 2pm ET on NOST-TV (US-cable).(4/9, 4/27)

The Amazing Randi, Lyn Dillies and David Oliver appear on Discover Magazine’s “A Skeptic’s Guide: Why People Believe” episode on Wednesday Apr. 28 at 9pm and midnight and on Saturday May 1 at 3pm ET on DSC-TV (US-cable).(4/27)
VOLUME: 16 / ISSUE: 485 / Wednesday – April 28, 1999
The legendary John Calvert will be lecturing for The Oakland Magic Circle on Thursday Apr. 29 at 7:30pm at the Bjorensen Hall, 2258 Mac Arthur Blvd. Oakland CA. There will be an admission fee of $20 for nonmembers and $10 for members. Doors open at 7pm. For more information you can phone Tom Cutts at: 510-832-0714 or e-mail him at:

Don’t let the Masked Magician’s appearance, as himself, in the special two-hour episode of Diagnosis Murder deter you from watching it. If you like TV this episode titled “Trash TV” promises to be great. It will feature dozens of cameos by celebrities you will recognize. The show airs on Thursday Apr. 29 at 9pm ET on CBS-TV (US).(4/28)

World’s Greatest Magic II starring Ayala & Lillia, Jason Byrne, Brett Daniels, Luis De Matos, Jeff Hobson, Amazing Jonathan, Mark Kalin & Ginger, Mac King, Rene Lavand, Max Maven, Jeff McBride, Melinda, Penn & Teller, and Rick Thomas reruns on Thursday Apr. 29 at 7pm ET on FAM-TV (US-cable).(4/28)
VOLUME: 16 / ISSUE: 486 / Thursday – April 29, 1999
Information about the lawsuit against The Amazing Randi by the mother of 16-year old ‘psychic’ Maie Takahashi for allegedly ruining her daughter’s career by exposing her as a fake. To read the story by Henry Fitzgerald Jr. which appeared in the Sun-Sentinel click: HERE.(4/29)

The 8th Annual International Battle of Magicians starring Simo Aalto, Robert Baxt, Aldo Colombini, Lyn Dilles, Lenert Green, Josh Jay, Brad Lancaster, Larry Maples & Raven, Jay Marshall, Doc Swan, and Tim Wright will be held at the Sheraton Inn Belden Village in Canton Ohio on Apr. 29 – May. 1. For more information phone: 330-494-2623 or 330-830-2206.(4/29)
VOLUME: 16 / ISSUE: 487 / Friday – April 30, 1999
“The Great Houdini” premiers on Friday Apr. 29 at the Stella Adler Theater in Hollywood, CA. It is a live dramatic show produced by Alan London and the London Theater Works. It stars Jim Bentley and written by Stacy Tanner. The show runs Thu, Fri, and Sat. at 8pm and Sun. at 2pm, through May 30. Tickets are $20 each and are available by phone at: 323-769-5312. For more information visit their website by clicking: HERE.(4/30)

More Secrets Revealed exposes a levitation on Saturday May 1 at 10pm and May 2 at 1am ET on TLC-TV (US-cable).(4/30)

Secrets Revealed exposes how to saw a woman in half on Saturday May 1 at 9pm and midnight ET on TLC-TV (US-cable).(4/30)
VOLUME: 17 / ISSUE: 488 / Saturday – May 1, 1999
Ricky Jay and His 52 Assistants which runs at the 290-seat Emmett Robinson Theatre and Recital Hall in Charleston, SC on May 28 through Jun. 1 as part of their Spoleto Festival USA has already sold out.(5/1)

Balloon sculpture, Patrick Brown, who won awards in the large medium and small balloon sculpture categories and was named Top Twister at a recent balloon convention is featured in a Washington Post article titled “Creative Twists.” Brown said, “I do well over 1,000 different sculptures, …Pretty much if you can name it, I can make it.” To read the article by Jo Craven which appeared in the Apr. 4 issue of the Washington Post click: HERE.(5/1)

Vince Carmen, Yvonne Savage, Graham Rogers and Jon Zealando appear at the Logan Campbell Theatre in Auckland, New Zealand on Sunday May 2 at 2 and 5pm. For more information e-mail:

Le Grand David Spectacular Magic Company, now in its 23rd year, performs every Sunday in May at 3pm at the Cabot St. Cinema Theatre in Beverly, MA. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12. For more info and tickets call: 978-927-3677.(5/1)

Magical May Day held on Saturday May 1 from 10am to 10pm at the Dillsburg Fire Hall in Dillsburg, PA, will feature two different lectures by Marc DeSouza with additional performances by Joe Curcillo, Richard Wayne, Ed White, Leo Goodman, Eddie Davis, and Ed Lopez. For more information click: HERE.(5/1)

VIRGINIA: Terry Guyatt will be lecturing for IBM Ring #222 on Sunday May 2 at 2:30pm at the Ronald McDonald House in Roanoke. For more information click: HERE.(5/1)

WASHINGTON: Vito Lupo will be lecturing for IBM Ring #70 on Sunday May 2 at 2pm at the V.A. Hospital in Seattle. For more information click: HERE.(5/1)

Penn & Teller appear on Dateline on Sunday May 2 at 8pm ET on NBC-TV (US).(5/1)

The three one-hour “Mysteries of Magic” shows they are being rerun on Saturday May 1. “Death Defying Feats” at 5pm, “Masters of the Mystery” at 6pm, and “The Impossible Made Possible” at 7pm ET. You can catch them on TLC-TV (US-cable).(5/1)

Jay Marshall and Michael Moschen are among the guests on a rerun of episode #3 of “Penn and Teller’s Sin City Spectacular” on Saturday May 1 at 7pm ET on FX-TV (US-cable).(5/1)

Harry Anderson appears as Harry the Hat on a rerun of Cheers on Saturday May 1 at 11pm ET on WPIX-TV (US). This show is syndicated and may appear at different times and channels — check local listings.(5/1)

Dean Gunnarson, Margo, Tony Clark, Anthony Reed, Steve Wyrick, and Michael Grandinetti risk their lives on “The World’s Most Dangerous Magic II” on Sunday May 2 at 7pm ET on NBC-TV (US).(5/1)
VOLUME: 17 / ISSUE: 489 / Sunday – May 2, 1999
The New Shanghai Circus which has been touring the world since 1951 opens in New York City this weekend at the New Victory Theater (209 W. 42nd St.) and will run through May 23. In addition to 2,500 years of Chinese culture and circus tradition the show features a female magician who places a girl inside a large clock and then puts 20-30 swords through it. For the finale the girl is removed unharmed followed by four other girls. To read a preview of the show by Filomena Gomes which appeared in the Apr. 30 Bergen Record click: HERE.(5/2)

The International Battle of Magicians in Canton Ohio got some press about their upcoming show featuring Lyn Dillies, Jay Marshall, Tim Wright, Jerry Rowan, and Larry Maples & Raven. To read the story by Laura Haferd which appeared in the Beacon Journal click: HERE.(5/2)

Eric Reamer who uses magic to illustrate and discuss the Scriptures performs at Orange Hills Assembly of God Church on Sunday. Reamer describes what he does as, “We just use the magic tricks and illusions to illustrate and symbolize truth,” in an article by Christine Castro. To read the May 1, Los Angeles Times article click: HERE.(5/2)

Michael Chaut, Jamy Ian Swiss, Todd Robbins, Simon Lovell, and Alba appear at Monday Night Magic on May 3 in NYC. For tickets call Ticketmaster at: (212) 307-4100.(5/2)

USA: Petrick & Mia spend May on a grueling lecture tour throughout Louisiana, Texas, Florida, South Carolina, Michigan, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Ohio and Canada. The schedule is as follows: New Orleans, LA (May 1), Houston, TX (2), Sarasota, FL (6), Myrtle Beach, SC (7), Ann Arbor, MI (12), Omaha, NE (17), Janesville, WI (18), Chicago, Magic Masters, IL (19), Topeka, KS (20), Tulsa, OK (21), Kansas City, MO (23), Chicago, SAM #3, IL (24), Chicago, IBM 43, IL (26), Cincinnati, OH (28). For more information you may visit their website by clicking: HERE.(5/2)
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