MT: January 18-24, 1999

VOLUME: 13 / ISSUE: 385 / Monday – January 18, 1999
Veteran comedy magician Lee Allen is featured in the Friday Jan. 15 issue of the Bergen Record. Allen, who first worked in Atlantic City in early 1960s, probably holds the record for appearing in more shows there than anyone else. This past weekend he opened for the Pointer Sisters at Trump Plaza where he explained that he first discovered a knack for comedy, which he blended with his magic when an agent said, ‘Get rid of all those birds … you’re a funny guy! He estimates that he does more than 200 shows a year and doesn’t foresee cutting back anytime soon. To read the entire article by Chuck Darrow click: HERE.(1/18)

Suzanne, Mike Close, Alfie, Howard Jay, Skilldini, Ed Alonzo, and Jeff Martin appearing at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, on Jan. 18-24. Tim Wright lectures on Sunday Jan. 24.(1/18)
VOLUME: 13 / ISSUE: 386 / Tuesday – January 19, 1999
Meir Yedid Muses #55 titled “New Year Muses” appeared in Richard Robinson’s Magic Show this past week. Featured this month are Siegfried & Roy’s new Imax 3-D movie, a new website is discussed giving some tips on organizing your own, Houdini’s many ‘TV’ appearances and what TV specials are expected in 1999. To go to Magic Show click: HERE.(1/19)

Mike Bent, Marcelo Contento, Steve Kradolfer, and David Oliver appear in “Magicians & Spirits” at The Green Street Grill in Cambridge, MA on Tuesday Jan. 19. Show starts at 10pm, bar magic at 9pm. All seats $10. For more info phone: 617-876-1655.(1/19)
VOLUME: 13 / ISSUE: 387 / Wednesday – January 20, 1999
Magicians get a promotion. Yahoo which is the leading guide/search engine on the World Wide Web has recently restructured their listings to include magic and magicians under entertainment instead of where we were buried before. To get to the magic section now all you have to do is click on ‘entertainment’ on the cover page and then on ‘magic.’ This will undoubtedly increase traffic for all the magic sites listed.(1/20)

Steve Rodman performs at the Brokerage Comedy Club in Bellmore, Long Island on Thursday Jan. 21. Show starts at 8pm. Joining Rodman will be an assortment of other comedians.(1/20)

The Masked Magician is doing an online chat on Thursday Jan. 21, at 5pm Pacific for Entertainment Tonight Online.(1/20)

“The Science of Magic” hosted by Harry Anderson and featuring an array of popular magicians, airs on Thursday Jan. 21 at 8pm and 11pm ET on DSC-TV (US-cable).(1/20)
VOLUME: 13 / ISSUE: 388 / Thursday – January 21, 1999
Penn & Teller will be taping four more of their Sin City Spectacular shows on Jan. 22-25 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Harry Anderson and Tom Mullica are among the scheduled performers. Tickets for the tapings are available MGM Grand and their outlets. Taping starts at 7:30pm and lasts around two hours.(1/21)

Sid Caesar stars as a once-great magician attempting to regain his former expertise with the help of a magical deck of cards on the “Mr. Magic” episode of Amazing Stories on Friday Jan. 22 at 7pm ET on SCIFI-TV (US-cable).(1/21)

America’s Funniest Home Videos features “not-quite-professional magicians” on Friday Jan. 22 at 8:30am ET on USA-TV (US-cable).(1/21)
VOLUME: 13 / ISSUE: 389 / Friday – January 22, 1999
Avner the Eccentric will be bringing his one-man show, “Exceptions to Gravity,” to The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College in Somerville New Jersey on Saturday Jan. 23 at 7pm. Avner is a magician who is best known as a Juggler/mime/clown. He has had a very successful off-Broadway show and starred in the movie “Jewel of the Nile” with Michael Douglas, Danny Devito and Kathleen Turner. Tickets range from $13-$18 and are available from the box office at: 908-725-3420.(1/22)

Rick and Susan Wilcox star in “Fantasy Illusion Show” on Saturday Jan. 23, at 4 and 7pm. at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha (1500 University Dr.). Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and $3 for children.(1/22)

Le Grand David’s Anthology of Stage Magic will appear on Saturday Jan. 23 at 2pm at the Larcom Theatre in Beverly, MA. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12. For more info and tickets call: 978-927-3677.(1/22)

Doug Henning, Penn & Teller, and Siegfried & Roy are featured on “The Greats Of Modern Magic” episode of “Grand Illusions: The Story Of Magic” on the Canadian Discovery channel, Saturday Jan. 23 at 7:30pm and Sunday Jan. 24 at 3:30pm ET.(1/22)
VOLUME: 13 / ISSUE: 390 / Saturday – January 23, 1999
Lance Burton performs a special show called “Magic, Music and Mirth” with special guest stars Elayne Boosler, The Smothers Brothers and the “Broadway Cabaret” chorus line on Sunday Jan. 24. The show is a benefit for The Animal Foundation and will be held at the Monte Carlo Hotel in Las Vegas at 5pm. For tickets phone: 702-393-1111 or 392-0651.(1/23)

Cirque du Soleil, Marty Pollio and the Magic Dolls, Peter Pitofsky, Ian Varella, They Might Be Giants, Bobcat Goldthwait, and Harry Dean Stanton appear on “Penn and Teller’s Sin City Spectacular” on Saturday Jan. 23 at 8pm ET on FX-TV (US-cable).(1/23)
VOLUME: 13 / ISSUE: 391 / Sunday – January 24, 1999
James Dimmare has been booked to do an exclusive two week run at the Magic Castle with the highlights from his full evening show. This is one of the very rare times that the Castle has booked someone to do the entire stage show in the Palace of Mystery. On the bill in the other theaters will be: Armando Vera, Whit Haydn, Bruce Cervon, Robert Jagerhorn, and Howard Jay, from Jan. 25-31. Mike Close lectures on Sunday Jan. 31.(1/24)

Torkova, Peter Kougasian, Jeff Moche, and David Kaye appear at Monday Night Magic on Jan. 25 in NYC. For tickets call Ticketmaster at: (212) 307-4100.(1/24)

Lance Burton, Dan Horn the Stick Ventriloquist, Mike Moraal, Roseanne, Marina Sirtis, Michael McKean, Steve Marmel, and Candye Kane appear on “Penn and Teller’s Sin City Spectacular” on Sunday Jan. 24 at 10pm and will be repeated on Saturday Jan. 30 at 8pm ET on FX-TV (US-cable).(1/24)

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