MT: February 15-21, 1999

VOLUME: 14 / ISSUE: 413 / Monday – February 15, 1999
The Majestix star in Dick Foster’s new production titled “Eclipse!” which opened at Harrah’s Tahoe. The show’s subtitle is “Magic for the Millennium” and is reviewed by Mel Shields in the Feb.14 of The Sacramento Bee. To read the review where he wrote, “…they’ll be a duo to contend with in a business that has become overpopulated with the average,” click: HERE.(2/15)

Condolences to Michael Ammar whose father and grandfather were killed in a fire this weekend and to Phil Matlin whose mother died on Saturday.(2/15)

Jim Spinato joins David Oliver, Steve Kradolfer, Mike Bent, and Jon Stetson appear in “Magicians & Spirits” at The Green Street Grill in Cambridge, MA on Tuesday Feb. 16. Show starts at 10pm, bar magic at 9pm. All seats $10. For more info phone: 617-876-1655.(2/15)
VOLUME: 14 / ISSUE: 414 / Tuesday – February 16, 1999
Paul Green, Martin Lewis, Earl Nelson, Jillian Gotlib, Guy Bavli, Eric Buss, Gary Carson, and Joshua Seth appearing at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, on Feb. 15-21.(2/16)

Michael Griffin cheated death in 1984 by escaping from a hangman’s noose on the back of a horse with his hands tied behind his back. Now, 15 years later, it will be shown on Real TV on Wednesday Feb. 17 at 1:30pm and again on Thursday at 3:30am ET on WBN-TV (US). This show is syndicated and may appear at different times and channels — check local listings.(2/16)

Penn & Teller are scheduled to appear on Late Night with Conan O’Brien on Wednesday at 12:35am ET on NBC-TV (US).(2/16)

Penn & Teller appear on The View on Tuesday Feb. 16 at 11am ET on ABC-TV (US).(2/16)
VOLUME: 14 / ISSUE: 415 / Wednesday – February 17, 1999
Jason Baney, Aldo Colombini, Daryl, Lennart Green, Terry Guyatt, Finn Jon, and The Great Tomsoni & Company featured at the East Coast Magic Spectacular this year to be held in a new location at the Excelsior Scottish Rite Temple (315 White Horse Pike, West Collingswood, NJ) on Apr. 17-18. Registration is $60 for the two days if purchased in advance. For more information e-mail: F

David Niven stars as a debonair magician in the 1939 movie, “Eternally Yours” (1939) on Friday Feb. 19 at 4am ET on A&E-TV (US-cable).(2/17)
VOLUME: 14 / ISSUE: 416 / Thursday – February 18, 1999
Ricky Jay is described as “…thrilling with a deck of cards as Michael Jordan was with a basketball,” on page 165 of the February 22 issue of Forbes magazine. To read the column click: HERE.(2/18)

The long running “Austin Auction” has moved to Fort Worth, Texas. The new name is The Lone Star Magic Auction will be held at Magic Etc. (2300 W. Freeway, Fort Worth, TX) on Saturday Feb. 20 from 9am till everything is sold. David Hira, Derek Kennedy, and Art Emerson are the main auctioneers. Admission, which includes catalog, is $7 per person. For more information visit their website by clicking: HERE.(2/18)

MagicTalk – The Official Discussion Board for Magicians, celebrated its one-year Anniversary on Feb. 11. Bryan Dean Toder, who runs MagicTalk reported that there are more than 16,000 friendly and helpful posts archived from the first year. You can visit MagicTalk by clicking: HERE.(2/18)

Penn & Teller appear in the 1986 movie My Chauffeur on Friday Feb. 19 at 2:30am ET on USA-TV (US-cable).(2/18)

A magician dies during his magic act in a magic themed episode of “Diagnosis Murder” on Thursday Feb. 18 at 10pm ET on PAX-TV (US-cable).(2/18)
VOLUME: 14 / ISSUE: 417 / Friday – February 19, 1999
Psychic Ghost Theatre will be filmed on Feb. 20 by Voice of America which recently started broadcasting on television throughout the world. Congress forbids them from airing anything in the U.S. but the rest of the world can watch. The show will be broadcast in English with subtitles and could air very soon.(2/19)

The Evasons who appeared at last years “World’s Greatest Magic V” are performing their Psychic Vaudeville show at Captain John’s Harbour Boat Restaurant, 1 Queen’s Quay West in Toronto on Saturday Feb. 20. The show held in the dinner theater costs $34.95 (with dinner) or $19.00 for the show only. For more information phone Captain John’s at: 416-363-6062.(2/19)

Rafael Benatar and Juan Tamariz perform at La Cripta Mágica II, in Madrid, Spain. Benatar will appear on Feb. 19, 20, 26, and 27 with Tamariz on Feb. 23, 24, and 25. For reservations phone: 915399696.(2/19)

Bela Lugosi stars as Nardo the magician in the East Side Kids comedy from 1941, Spooks Run Wild, on Saturday Feb. 20 at 2pm ET on NOST-TV.(2/19)
VOLUME: 14 / ISSUE: 418 / Saturday – February 20, 1999
Mark Kornhauser who is currently appearing in Extraordinaire, a musical variety show at Caesars in Atlantic City, through March 31 had a nice story about him in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Feb. 5. Speaking about his role in the show he says, “I’m used to doing a little more than this… This is pathetically easy. But, hey, it’s a great show for the customers, so I can’t complain.” His thoughts on magic include: “I see magic as the ability to create something which is impossible… You rely heavily on the gullibility of your audience.” To read the article by Jack Lloyd click: HERE.(2/20)

A new superhero magician cartoon is scheduled this spring on Fox Kids TV. The working title is: The Magician.(2/20)

Bridget Fonda stars as a magician’s assistant in the 1995 movie “Rough Magic” on Sunday Feb. 21 at 11pm ET on MAX2-TV (US-cable).(2/20)
VOLUME: 14 / ISSUE: 419 / Sunday – February 21, 1999
Tom Mullica’s 75-minute “Tribute To Red Skelton” show will play five shows at The Sunrise Theatre in Southern Pines, NC on Mar. 5-7 (with a lecture at 10am on Saturday). Tickets are available for $14 each and can be purchased by phoning: 910-695-2111. The show will then appear for five shows at The Little Theater On The Square in Sullivan, IL on Mar. 26-28. For more information you can e-mail Tom Mullica by clicking: HERE.(2/21)

Jamy Ian Swiss, Simon Lovell, Michael Chaut, and Peter Kougasian appear at Monday Night Magic on Feb. 22 in NYC. For tickets call Ticketmaster at: (212) 307-4100.(2/21)

Lance Burton will be promoting his upcoming TV special on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Monday Feb. 22 at 11:35pm ET on NBC-TV (US).(2/21)

Ventriloquist Brad Cummings, joins Harley Newman, Jay Leno, Jackie Martling, Jennifer Holliday, Ruth Carlson, Henry Gibson, Traylor Howard, and Deana Carter on a new episode of “Penn and Teller’s Sin City Spectacular” on Monday Feb. 22 at 9pm and will be repeated on Monday Nov. 16 at 9pm ET on FX-TV (US-cable).(2/21)
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