MT: July 12-18, 1999

VOLUME: 19 / ISSUE: 560 / Monday – July 12, 1999
John Carney, Alain Nu, Tina Lenert, Mike Caveney, Steven Youell, Michael Forbes, Andreas Wessels, and Jeanine Anderson appearing at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, on Jul. 12-18. Alain Nu lectures on Sunday Jul. 18.(7/12)

OHIO: The Society of American Magicians National Convention takes place on Jul. 14-17 at the Omni Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati. Scheduled to appear are: Steve Bedwell, Eric Buss, Ben Caesar, David & Dania, Dean Dill, Professor Duchek, Michael Finney Tom Frank, Gerry & Leonora Frenette, Gizmo Guys, Cyril Harvey, Tim Hill, Josh Jay, Doug Malloy, Pete Michaels, Hank Moorehouse, Tom Mullica, Michael T. Myers, Doug Ries, Paul Swinford, and Armando Vera. Don’t forget to stop at the MagicTimes booth and say hi. For more information click: HERE.(7/12)

Dulldini sues the agents who refused to pay him on a rerun of “People’s Court.” The show is scheduled to air on Tuesday Jul. 13. This show is syndicated and may appear at different times and stations depending on where you live. In NYC it is scheduled for 4pm on NBC-TV.(7/12)
VOLUME: 19 / ISSUE: 561 / Tuesday – July 13, 1999
Bill Malone’s Magic Bar in Boca Raton, Florida is expanding. The new club will still be at the Boca Hotel Resort & Club but at a new location. They are using well known designers to create a magical atmosphere. Current plans have the new venue opening in January 2000. Good bartenders who do good magic are needed and will begin training now at Malone’s. If you are a bartender/magician who is funny, outgoing and would move to Florida contact Mr. Malone at: Bill Malone Enterprises Inc. (11680 Island Lakes Lane, Boca Raton, Florida 33498), Phone: 561-487-7634, Fax: 561-487-2318, or e-mail:

The unveiling of a new marker at the gravesite of Lester Lake who died 21 years ago takes place on Wednesday Jul. 14 at the Brookville, Indiana Maple Grove Cemetery. Harry Garrison will deliver a brief bio which begins at 1pm. For more information e-mail Rick Fisher at
VOLUME: 19 / ISSUE: 562 / Wednesday – July 14, 1999
Siegfried & Roy who live with 55 tigers, 16 lions, 38 personal servants and many animal caretakers are featured in the August Vanity Fair where Arnold Schwarzenegger calls them, “probably the hottest, longest-lasting, and most spectacularly successful entertainers in the world.” We find that S&R perform 500 shows a year to more than 700,000 people and their show at the Mirage has grossed more than half a billion dollars. The twelve page story by Matt Tyrnauer also contains many color photos. To read a synopsis of the story from the Jul. 7 New York Daily News click: HERE.(7/14)

Randy St. James performs two shows on Thursday Jul. 15 at the Mid Atlantic Center for the Arts in Cape May, NJ. Show times are 10am and 7pm. For more information phone: 609-884-5404.(7/14)

A magic themed episode of “Touched by an Angel” on Thursday Jul. 15 at 8pm on PXN-TV (US).(7/14)
VOLUME: 19 / ISSUE: 563 / Thursday – July 15, 1999
Joaquin Ayala & Lilia are featured in the August issue of “People Magazine en Espanol” (the Spanish edition of People Magazine). They are featured as “Triunfadores de Costa a Costa,” the most successful Latin performers in the US and are being compared to Antonio Banderas, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, etc… They are currently appearing at the Harrah’s Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.(7/15)

Bob Fitch who has been a magic consultant to many of the more successful stage magicians in the US will be conducting an exclusive “Performance Workshop for Magicians” on July 16-24 in Quebec, Canada. Space is limited to 12 magicians who are serious about improving their shows. For more information e-mail:

Boris Karloff Presents Thriller features a nightclub magician and his wife in Dark Legacy on Saturday Jul. 17 at 5am ET on SCIFI-TV (US-cable).(7/15)

A bungling space magician on the “Rocket to Earth” episode of Lost in Space on Friday Jul. 16 at 1pm ET on SCIFI-TV (US-cable).(7/15)
VOLUME: 19 / ISSUE: 564 / Friday – July 16, 1999
A magic show by Mr. Shankar and his troupe was held at the Banquet Hall of the Vidhana Soudha in Bangalore India on Jul. 8. It was a special performance for legislators who adjourned the Assembly early to attend. Attending were Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, the Chairman of the Council, Ministers and legislators. This was a prelude to a collection for the Kargil war heroes Relief Fund. To read the Jul. 9 article in the Hindu click: HERE.(7/16)

U.S. EAST: David Groves who wrote Be a Street Magician! is embarking on a 4-week tour, involving lectures, signings at bookstores and magic shops, and performing on the street. Confirmed appearances: Abracadabra Magic Shop, NYC (Jul. 17), and Yonkers IBM (Jul. 21). If you would like to know where else he will be e-mail him at:

Ricky Jay as a gambler in David Mamet’s House of Games (1987) on Saturday Jul. 17 at 8pm, Jul. 18 at 12:30am, Jul. 25 at 9:30pm, and Jul. 26 at 4am and 4pm ET on BRAVO-TV (US-cable).(7/16,25)
VOLUME: 19 / ISSUE: 565 / Saturday – July 17, 1999
“Card tricks are, to most of us, a form of magic; but at their best, as with any magic, they become art.” Ricky Jay and his 52 Assistants continues to get raves the latest is a review in the London Financial Times on Jul. 6. To read the article by Alastir Macaulay titled “Tricks elevated from magic to art” click: HERE.(7/17)

Harry Anderson and Leslie Nielsen star in the 1996 remake of “Harvey” on Sunday Jul. 18 at 9pm ET on CBS-TV (US).(7/17)
VOLUME: 19 / ISSUE: 566 / Sunday – July 18, 1999
George Saterial who just won the Gold Medal at the IBM Convention wins big at the SAM in Cincinnati, Ohio. He walks away with the Gold Medal for Stage (first time ever given), the first ever People’s Choice Award, a trip to Japan, sponsorship to FISM in 2000, and thousands of dollars. Other winners include: Murray Sawchuk (Silver Medal – Adult Stage), Winston Helling, Jr. (Silver – Junior Stage – first time ever given), John George (Silver – Close-Up). Sponsored awards include the Mystic Craig Award to Richard Forget and the Genii Award to Jonathan McCulloch and Tom Shawver.(7/18)

Patrick Slaughter, Doc Swan, Jamy Ian Swiss, and Michael Chaut appear at Monday Night Magic on Jul. 19 in NYC. For tickets call Ticketmaster at: (212) 307-4100.(7/18)

Penn & Teller appear on a rerun of the Howie Mandel show from 1998 on Monday Jul. 19 at 3pm ET on CBS-TV (US). This show is syndicated and may appear at different times and channels — check local listings.(7/18)
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