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VOLUME: 25 / ISSUE: 742 / Monday – January 10, 2000
Bruce Chadwick who is the stage manager for all of the Society of American Magicians’ stage shows at their national conventions was badly burned on new year’s day when a can of fuel for his barbecue exploded in his hands and set him on fire. He is now home recuperating. Most of the burns were 2nd and 3rd degree. He is expected to undergo much therapy and possible skin grafts. You may send him a get well card at:  Bruce Chadwick, P.O. Box 6106, Fort Worth, TX  76115.(1/10)

Bruce Cervon, Allan Hayden, Brian Gillis, Barry Price, Andrew Goldenhersh, Mystina, Yonkany & Anabel, and Trissia Baughman appearing at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, on Jan. 10-16. Bruce Cervon lectures on Sunday Jan. 16.(1/10)

CALIFORNIA: Danny Archer lectures for IBM Ring #216 on Wednesday Jan. 12 at 8pm at the Hewlett Packard Building 50 (5301 Stevens Creek Blvd.) in Santa Clara. For more information phone: Joe Caffall at: 408-578-8387.(1/10)

Monday, Jan. 10
Uri Geller is scheduled to appear on the Martin Short show on Monday Jan. 10 at 4pm ET on CBS-TV (US). This show is syndicated and may appear at different times and channels — check local listings.(1/9)
Murder With Mirrors episode of Diagnosis Murder has an illusionist die during his magic act on Monday Jan. 10 at 10pm ET on PXN-TV (US).(1/9)
Penn Jillette appears on Politically Incorrect on Monday Jan. 10 right after midnight (12:06am) ET on ABC-TV (US).(1/9)
Kentucky Kernels (1935) has two magicians spark a family feud on Monday Jan. 10 at 6:05am on AMC-TV (US-cable).(1/9)
Johnny Mysto Boy Wizard -See 1/4.(1/9)
VOLUME: 25 / ISSUE: 743 / Tuesday – January 11, 2000
Abracadabra: the Art of Magic is the title of an exhibit which opens on Jan. 14 at The Brea Gallery (Brea Civic and Cultural Center, 1 Civic Center Circle, Plaza Level) in Brea, CA. The exhibit will feature props, costumes, memorabilia and posters. The exhibit is scheduled to run till Mar. 3. For more information phone: 714-990-7730.(1/11)

NEW JERSEY: Peter White lectures on Wednesday Jan. 12 at 8pm for JMMRT at the V.F.W. (Pennsylvania Railroad Ave., two blocks from AMTRAK station) in Linden, New Jersey. For more information phone Al Hillman at: 732-257-3456. Cost to non-members is $12.(1/11)

Tuesday, Jan. 11
The Magic Show episode of Noddy on Tuesday Jan. 11 at 10:30am ET on WLIW-TV (US-PBS). This show is syndicated and may appear at different times and channels — check local listings.(1/10)
VOLUME: 25 / ISSUE: 744 / Wednesday – January 12, 2000
Houdini is profiled in a new book by Michael Reynard titled “Money Secrets of the Rich and Famous.” The book analyzes how successful and not so successful people have managed their money and who they left it to. In addition to Houdini he also looks at George Washington, Marilyn Monroe, Albert Einstein and many others. The book is also full of insights about the subjects. For example did you know that, “Houdini was an avid autograph collector. At one time, he had the largest private collection of letters personally written by Abraham Lincoln.” The book, published by Allworth Press, is a 256 page hardcover which lists for US $24.95. To read reviews and purchase the book at a discount click: HERE.(1/12)

Wednesday, Jan. 12
Mac King on Donny & Marie on Wednesday Jan. 12 at noon ET on FOX-TV (US). This show is syndicated and may appear at different times and channels — check local listings.(1/11)
Lance Burton on the Deadly Knightshade episode of Knight Rider on Wednesday Jan. 12 at 10am ET on WGN-TV (US-cable).(1/11)
Hey Arnold! Magic Show; 24 Hours to Live on Wednesday Jan. 12 at 3pm and Jan. 14 at 3pm ET on NICK-TV (US-cable).(1/11)
Salty-Come-Lately/It’s Magic is a magic themed episode of Salty’s Lighthouse on Wednesday Jan. 12 at 6:30am and Jan. 24 at 9:30am ET on TLC-TV (US-cable).(1/11,22)
The Magic Show episode of Gullah Gullah Island on Wednesday Jan. 12 at 11am ET on NICK-TV (US-cable).(1/11)
VOLUME: 25 / ISSUE: 745 / Thursday – January 13, 2000 
After taking the first two weeks of the year off David Copperfield is back on the road. He will performing all over Florida for the rest of the month: Jackie Gleason Theatre in Miami Beach (Jan. 14-16), University of Florida PAC in Gainsville (17), Bob Carr PAC in Orlando (18-19), Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale (20-22), Bardara Man Hall in Fort Myers (24-25), King Center in Melbourne (26), Times Union Center in Jacksonville (27), and the Tampa Bay PAC in Tampa (28-30).(1/13)

OHIO: Rick Fisher lectures on Friday Jan. 14 at 8pm at Haines’ House of Cards (2514 Leslie Ave. in Cincinnati). For more information phone: 513-531-6548.(1/13)

Thursday, Jan. 13
Penn & Teller on Martin Short on Thursday Jan. 13 at 4pm ET on CBS-TV (US). This show is syndicated and may appear at different times and channels — check local listings.(1/12)
World’s Wildest Magic on Thursday Jan. 13 at 10pm ET on FAM-TV (US-cable).(1/12)
Magic on Encyclopedia – The M Volume on Thursday Jan. 13 at 10am and 3pm ET on HBOFAM-TV (US-cable).(1/12)
Doug’s Magic Act episode of Doug Doug: Operation Moody School on Thursday Jan. 13 at 2:30pm NIK-TV (US-cable).(1/12)
VOLUME: 25 / ISSUE: 746 / Friday – January 14, 2000
Itinerary: Abracadabra is a feature in the LA Times about magic happening is in the Los Angeles area this weekend. Magic is described as, “…if you’ve ever seen a live magic show, you know that there’s nothing like it. Objects appear and disappear, and even if your rational brain knows that things are not as they appear, it still gets a buzz off the illusion.” Featured in the article are a show at the La Habra Library, The Magic Castle, Hollywood Magic, the Santa Monica Puppet and Magic Center, Magicopolis, Scott and Jenny Alexander, and the Siegfried & Roy Imax film. You are also told a secret on how to visit the Magic Castle without being a member or a guest of one. To read the Jan. 13 article by Robin Rauzi click: HERE.(1/14)

A Frank Herman obituary appears in the Jan. 13 issue of the LA Times. He is described as… “Frank was absolutely first-class in his work, a wonderful entertainer who always delivered… Every appearance was a lesson in quality entertainment.” To read the obituary by Myrna Oliver click: HERE.(1/14)

Friday, Jan. 14
Johnny Mysto Boy Wizard -See 1/4.(1/13)
Hey Arnold! Magic Show -See 1/12.(1/13)
VOLUME: 25 / ISSUE: 747 / Saturday – January 15, 2000
Watch Ricky Jay’s head turn 360 degrees for an amazed audience and watch it spin off and fall on the Santa Monica Pier on The Amazing Maleeni episode of the X-Files. In case you were interested Jay’s character is based on Max Malini (Max Katz) and Dedi of Desnefru (2638-2623 BC) was the first documented magician to sever and re-attach heads. Was he murdered? Was he decapitated? Does he have an evil twin? Find out on Sunday Jan. 16 at 9pm ET on FOX-TV (US).(1/15)

Le Grand David Spectacular Magic Company new season begins on Jan. 16 with performances every Sunday in January 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.(1/15)

James P. Geb, active and well liked magician from Milwaukee died on Jan. 11 at the age of 48. Services will be held on Saturday Jan. 15 at 3pm at the Jelacic Funeral Home (5639 W. Hampton Ave., 466-2134). For more information read the Jan. 14 obituary in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel by clicking: HERE.(1/15)

ENGLAND: David Penn lectures for the Magic Circle in London on Monday Jan. 17. This Meeting is for members only.(1/15)

Saturday, Jan. 15
Penn & Teller on the Aspen Comedy Festival on Saturday Jan. 15 at 2am on COM-TV (US-cable).(1/14)
Jonathan Creek – The Problem at Gallows Gate on Saturday Jan. 15 at 10pm ET on WLIW-TV (US-PBS). This show is syndicated and may appear at different times and channels — check local listings.(1/14)
The Magic Of Magic episode of Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic on Saturday Jan. 15 at 7am ET on Discovery Canada.(1/14)
Magicians Only episode of Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic on Saturday Jan. 15 at 7:30am ET on Discovery Canada.(1/14)
The Builder’s episode of Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic on Saturday Jan. 15 at 11:30pm ET on Discovery Canada.(1/14)
VOLUME: 25 / ISSUE: 748 / Sunday – January 16, 2000
INDIA: The 8th World Deaf Magicians Festival will be held at Nagpur on January 17-24. The convention was established in 1986 and runs every two years. The highlights of the festival are usually the competitions in stage magic, comedy magic, and micro-magic where only deaf magicians can participate. The event is sponsored by the Society of World Deaf Magicians which was established in 1990. For more information about the convention contact: Bhupatlal Pandhi, Phone: (91)712 766016, Fax: (91)712 549065.(1/16)
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