MT: August 17 – 23, 1998

VOLUME: 8 / ISSUE: 231 / Monday – August 17, 1998
Steve Rodman, Randy Levin, Bob Infantino, appear at CJ Wellington (on New Hyde Park Road in Franklin Square, L.I., New York) on Tuesday Aug. 18 at 9pm. For more info call Steve Rodman at 516-483-9610. Admission is $3.(8/17)

Penn & Teller appear on “Howie Mandel” on Tuesday Aug. 18 at 3pm on CBS-TV (US).(8/17)
VOLUME: 8 / ISSUE: 232 / Tuesday – August 18, 1998 
Russ Merlin (Russell Feig) will perform his one-man show, “Gizmos, Gadgets, Laughs And Lies,” at the NYC International Fringe festival on Aug. 19-30. The shows take place at the Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th Street. The times vary depending on the day. For tickets (which are only $11 each) and information call: 888-374-6436. (8/18)

Tom Mullica’s “A Tribute to Red Skelton” gets a rave review in the Aug. 14 issue of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Michael Paskevich called it “…a rewarding piece of theater that, given more time to unfold fully, should become the calling card of Mullica’s career.” It is also reported that the show will be rescheduled for the 2pm and 4pm spots instead of evenings. To read the complete review, click: HERE. (8/18)

Ashley Springer, Brian Kloskey, Gavin Blankinship, and Robert Herritt were the first place winners at this year’s Tannen’s Magic Camp. For a complete list of winners go to Mike Randazzo’s report by clicking: HERE. (8/18)
VOLUME: 8 / ISSUE: 233 / Wednesday – August 19, 1998
Harry Anderson hosting five shows of the 8th annual Abracadabra on Aug. 21-23 at the Robert S. Marx Theatre in Cincinnati, OH. Tickets range from $26-$38 and are available from the Playhouse box office at 513-421-3888. Anderson will be assisted by Eva and Dashiell. (8/19)

A magic themed episode of “Gilligan’s Island” titled It’s Magic airs on Thursday Aug. 20 at 7:30am on TBS-TV (US-cable).(8/19)
VOLUME: 8 / ISSUE: 234 / Thursday – August 20, 1998
A nice article by Scott D. Pierce about Penn & Teller where they compare “…the Masked Magician to something you might expect to find on the WWF” appeared in the Aug. 10 Deseret News. To read it click: HERE. (8/20)

“The Mad Magician” a 1954 Black & White movie starring Vincent Price as a magician on Friday Aug. 21 at 11am ET on AMC-TV (US-cable).(8/20)

The Amazing Randi plays an ailing escape artist in a magic themed episode of “Happy Days” on Thursday Aug. 20 at 10pm and Friday Aug. 21 at 4am ET on NICK-TV (US-cable).(8/20)
VOLUME: 8 / ISSUE: 235 / Friday – August 21, 1998
The 1998 edition of M.A.E.S. (Magician’s Alliance of Eastern States) scheduled for Sep. 17-19 has been cancelled. The reason given is a very low pre-registration. The only other time it was cancelled was during WWII. (8/21)

Harry Anderson plays a comic book artist who’s creation comes to life on “Tales From the Crypt” on Saturday Aug. 22 at midnight on FOX-TV (US).(8/21)
VOLUME: 8 / ISSUE: 236 / Saturday – August 22, 1998
A positive story ran in the Aug. 20 issue of the Los Angeles Times about some magicians who describe the pleasure derived from performing magic. To read the story click: HERE. (8/22)
VOLUME: 8 / ISSUE: 237 / Sunday – August 23, 1998
Fred Andersen, Andrea Merlyn, Simon Lovell, John Stetson, Doc Eason, Rafeal Benatar, and Rich Marotta appear at Monday Night Magic on Aug. 24 in NYC. For tickets call Ticketmaster at: (212) 307-4100. (8/23)

Penn & Teller on VIBE with Sinbad on Monday Aug. 24 on UPN-TV (US). This is a rerun of the March 25th show. Check local listings for times and stations near you.(8/23)

Thomas Gibson, Jerry Springer, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, and Cathy Ladman appear on “Penn and Teller’s Sin City Spectacular” on Monday Aug. 24 at 9pm and will be repeated on Sunday Aug. 30 at 10pm ET on FX-TV (US-cable).(8/23)

Collectible magic props are featured on “Supercollectors” on Monday Aug. 24 at 1pm ET on FX-TV (US-cable).(8/23)

David Copperfield appears on Claudia Schiffer’s episode of “Model” on Monday Aug. 24 at 12:30pm ET on E!-TV (US-cable).(8/23)
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