MT: June 29 – July 5, 1998

VOLUME: 6 / ISSUE: 182 / Monday – June 29, 1998
Anthony “Chappy” Brazil a former New York street magician who relocated to Las Vegas to work at the Magical Empire died on Saturday morning at 12:43am at the age of 34. He was hit head-on by a police car while riding a motorcycle. Vegas magicians dedicated their shows to him on Saturday and some are helping with legal and funeral expenses. You can read more on the accident in the Las Vegas Review Journal.(6/29)

A magic themed episode of “Kung Fu: The Legend Continues” titled Magic Trick, has David Carradine looking for a magician suspected of murdering one of his students. Tuesday Jun. 30 at 5pm on TNT-TV (US-cable).(6/29)
VOLUME: 6 / ISSUE: 183 / Tuesday – June 30, 1998 
Penn and Teller appear in a 1985-86 episode of “Saturday Night Live” on Wednesday Jul. 1 at 11am and midnight ET on Comedy Central TV (US-cable).(6/30)

Steve Rodman, Warren Berkowitz, Russ Merlin and John Pizzi appear at CJ Wellington (on New Hyde Park Road in Franklin Square, L.I., New York) on Tuesday June 30 at 9pm. For more info call Steve Rodman at 516-483-9610. Admission is $3.(6/30)
VOLUME: 7 / ISSUE: 184 / Wednesday – July 1, 1998
The 70th Annual I.B.M. Convention, held in Los Angeles, Jul. 1-4, has 1,500 magicians pre-registered. Performers include: Shimada, Mark Kalin & Jinger, Jeff Hobson, Johnny Ace Palmer, Peter Pit, Jonathan Neal & Liane, Rich Bloch, Jason Byrne, Trevor Lewis, Bellamie Blackstone, Dana Daniels, Chad Long, Les Au & Teri, Dan Garrett, The Bastrakovs, Bill McIlhaney, Meir Yedid, Sara Burton, Danny Cole, Darren Romeo, Mark Nizer, Toby Travis, Peter White, Chris Mitchell, Brian Dow, Shankar Jr., Petrick & Mia, Gary Ouellet, Amos Levkovitch, Greg Wilson, Dan Harlan, and Jay Marshall. To find out more click: HERE.(7/1)

David Copperfield’s July appearances: Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV (July 1-20), Caesars, Lake Tahoe, NV (July 23-29).(7/1)

Penn and Teller appear in a 1985-86 episode of “Saturday Night Live” on Wednesday Jul. 1 at 11am and midnight ET on Comedy Central TV (US-cable).(7/1)
VOLUME: 7 / ISSUE: 185 / Thursday – July 2, 1998
“Great Magic of Las Vegas” featuring James Brandon and Victoria Wayne airs on Friday Jul. 3 at 5pm ET on FAM-TV (US-cable).(7/2)

Penn and Teller appear at Ballys Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV on Jul. 2-29.(7/2)

Welcome to the Magicians Computer Forum who will be visiting MagicTimes on Thursday at 8am from the I.B.M. Convention in Los Angeles.(7/2)
VOLUME: 7 / ISSUE: 186 / Friday – July 3, 1998
The FX network (US-cable) has announced that they are in development of a weekend series starring Penn & Teller.(7/3)

John Carney’s Magic Retreat and Workshop is a new approach to the lecture format. Carney will lecture on many items for close up and stage which have never been explained before. The day will begin at 8:30am and will continue into the evening. This is a one day only event. It will take place on Saturday July 25 in California. The cost is $75 before July 18 ($100 after) — price includes lunch. For more info call Carney at: 818 789 5646 or e-mail him at:
VOLUME: 7 / ISSUE: 187 / Saturday – July 4, 1998
Le Grand David Spectacular Magic Company, now in its 22nd year, performs every Sunday in July 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.(7/4)

A MagicTimes exclusive: “World’s Greatest Magic 5″ which will air on Thanksgiving will tape two shows at Caesars in Las Vegas on Aug.1. Performers scheduled to be taped are Magic Unlimited (Holland), The Evasons (Canada), The Magestix, Michael Ammar, Mike Caveney, and James Demaire. The show will once again be hosted by John Ritter and will include highlights from the previous four shows. The show is also planning a gigantic surprise which will please all magicians.(7/4)
VOLUME: 7 / ISSUE: 188 / Sunday – July 5, 1998
Penn and Teller make a special guest appearance on “Saturday Night Live” from the 1985-86 season on Monday, Jul. 6 and 7 at 11am, 3pm and midnight ET on COM-TV (US-cable). Ron Reagan hosts.(7/5)

Phil Thomas who was a driving force of magic in the Baltimore-Washington area died. He was the founder and owner of Yogi Magic Mart and the Yogi Magic Club. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Jul. 11 at 3pm at the Towson United Methodist Church in Towson, MD.(7/5)

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