MT: January 12 – 18, 1998

VOLUME: 1 / ISSUE: 14 / Monday – January 12, 1998
Ricky Jay’s Journal of Anomalies, is featured in the Sunday, Jan. 11 edition of the New York Times. The article, “A Prestidigitator With His Own Journal of Oddities.” by Bruce Weber can be found on the web by going to:, becoming a member and then using their search engine to find Jay.(1/12)

Appearing at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, Jan. 12 – 18 are: George Tovar, Earl Nelson, Mike Elkan, Sylvester the Jester, Jonathan Neal, Mystina, and The Hamners.(1/12)
VOLUME: 1 / ISSUE: 15 / Tuesday – January 13, 1998 
Joe Stevens, owner of Stevens Magic Emporium, of one of the leading magic companies, has been in the hospital since last Friday and will undergo open heart surgery on Wednesday, Jan. 14. We wish him the best of luck.(1/13)
VOLUME: 1 / ISSUE: 16 / Wednesday – January 14, 1998
Joe Stevens’ open heart surgery went well. The surgeons performed five by-passes. He will be in recovery, slowly regaining his strength and is expected to be fully recovered by his Desert Magic Seminar in March.(1/14)
VOLUME: 1 / ISSUE: 17 / Thursday – January 15, 1998
SCAM (South Carolina Association of Magicians), Columbia, SC, will hold a one-day convention on Jan. 17, featuring: Vito Lupo, Bob Bengal, Jerry Mentzer, John Tudor and more. For info. contact John Tudor at

Marc Salem, star of the off-Broadway hit, “Mind Games” will appear on the highly rated “Rosie O’Donnel Show” on ABC-TV (US), Friday Jan. 16, 10am, EST.(1/15)
VOLUME: 1 / ISSUE: 18 / Friday – January 16, 1998
Tom Mullica appearing in John Stuart’s new show “Comedy Legends.” Tom will do a 15 minute act as Red Skelton and later in the show perform his trademark cigarette act. Also on the show will be Robin Williams and Charlie Chaplin look-a-likes. The show opens on Jan. 16 in the Lily Langtry’s Showplace at the Sheraton Valley Forge in Pennsylvania and is scheduled to run through April 12. For reservations call: 610-337-5459.(1/16)

Michael Skinner is taping a three-volume set of his original magic, on the weekend of Jan. 16, for A-1 Multimedia. The videos are scheduled for a summer release.(1/16)
VOLUME: 1 / ISSUE: 19 / Saturday – January 17, 1998
Valentino, the alleged “Masked Magician” is appearing in “Viva Las Vegas,” at the Stratosphere in Las Vegas. It is a $10 show which is mainly used as a giveaway to generate traffic for the casino.(1/17)
VOLUME: 1 / ISSUE: 20 / Sunday – January 18, 1998
Torkova, Rich Bloch and Rich Marotta will appear at Monday Night Magic on Jan.19 in NYC. For tickets call Ticketmaster at: (212) 307-4100.(1/18)
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