MT: June 4-10, 2001

VOLUME: 42 / ISSUE: 1,253 / Monday – June 4, 2001
Max Maven can be seen live every Tuesday in June at The Knitting Factory (7021 Hollywood Blvd.) in Southern California where the nightclub is billing him as “Max Maven — world’s greatest mindreader.” This is a very rare opportunity to see one of Magic and Mentalism’s most important creators performing for a non-magic audience. Showtime is at 7pm and admission is a very low $10 per person at the Alterknit Lounge. For reservations and information phone: 323-463-0204 or click: HERE.(6/4)

Mr. Mysto, R. Paul Wilson, Dan Birch, Chris Priest, Ed Schiff, Cameron, Brian Stoops, and Joe Monti at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, on Jun. 4-10. Jonathan Pendragon lectures on Sunday Jun. 10.(6/4)

Ed Groves and his new magic shop “Mr. E’s Magic” in Pueblo, CO are featured in The Pueblo Chieftain where they mention their plans to give magic classes and organize a Southern Colorado Magic Club. To read the Jun. 1 story by Gail Pitts titled “Magic shop appears before your eyes” click: HERE.(6/4)
David Regal closing his lecture with his “Cups and Balls, Cups and Balls” routine on May 30 for JMMRT in Linden, New Jersey. (Photo: MagicTimes).(6/4)
VOLUME: 42 / ISSUE: 1,254 / Tuesday – June 5, 2001
CANADA: The Canadian Association of Magicians will be holding its very first convention on Jun. 8-10 in Waterloo, Ontario. Headlining the convention is a who’s who of Canadian magicians and some guest performers from the US. You can see Greg Frewin, Carl Cloutier, Tom Mullica, David Acer, Obie O’Brien, Richard Sanders, Murray, Owen Anderson, Richard Forget, Julie Eng, Wij, Matt DiSero, Derick Finn, and many others. Registration ranges from CAN $75 to $125. For more information click: HERE.(6/5)

CALIFORNIA: Shimada lectures for the Misdirections Magic Shop on Thursday Jun. 7 at 7:30pm at the Fort Mason Center Building C (Room 370) in San Francisco. He will also give a special workshop on Saturday Jun. 9 at 1pm-5pm. For more information phone: 415-566-2180.(6/5)
VOLUME: 42 / ISSUE: 1,255 / Wednesday – June 6, 2001
Steve Wyrick will be increasing the number of shows per week from 10 to 12, at the Sahara, beginning on Jun. 11. According to a Las Vegas Review-Journal story, “The magician says he is changing some illusions and will have a new ending by the end of June. He also hopes to have a new beginning in place by his first anniversary in September, replacing a four-minute video that shows him cruising the strip like Dan Tanna.” Melinda will also be increasing her shows to 10 per week, at the Venetian, for the summer. To read the Jun. 5 article by Mike Weatherford titled “Donny Osmond fills in at New York-New York during slow stretch” click: HERE.(6/6)

Steve Gambrill Sr. who does magic an balloon sculpture is profiled in a York Daily Record article. To read the Jun. 4 story by Karen Muller titled “Balloons and magic spread gospel” supplied by YellowBrix and Infoseek click: HERE.(6/6)

Shimada will join forces with Jade to present “The Mysteries of the Yin-Yang Show” on Friday Jun. 8 at 7pm and 9:30pm at the San Francisco State University (1600 Holloway at 19th Ave., Creative Arts Building-Little Theater 107) in San Francisco, CA. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. For more information phone the Misdirections Magic Shop at: 415-566-2180.(6/6)

Giovanni Livera and Ken Preuss will be promoting their new book “The Amazing Dad” through a Readers Digest/Yahoo live chat on Wednesday Jun. 6 at 7pm ET. To participate in the chat and for more information click: HERE.(6/6)
VOLUME: 42 / ISSUE: 1,256 / Thursday – June 7, 2001
The Sri Lanka Magic Circle celebrated its 79th anniversary on May 25 with many local dignitaries taking part. According to the Sari Lanka Daily News “The Minister [Minister of Cultural Affairs, Hon. Monty Gopallawa] gave Magic its due place in our Cultural Heritage by offering a piece of land for the Magic Circle at the ‘Kalapura’ Attidiya.” To read the Jun. 6 article titled “‘Magic Circle’ is 79 yrs old” click: HERE.(6/7)

Brad Evans’s show is described in a Tulsa World article as, “The great Bradini had a crowd of kids at the Jenks Library, 523 W. B St., squealing with laughter recently as one brave volunteer stood with his hand in a mini-guillotine.” He will also be organizing a week-long Kids Magic Camp on Jun. 11-15. To read the Jun. 6 article titled “Abracadabra Magic camp at Memorial debuts for aspiring magicians” supplied by YellowBrix and Infoseek click: HERE.(6/7)

Dennis DeBondt’s show is described in a Daily Herald story which pointed out, “As the crowd of some 40 children cheered, …The magician said that anyone can learn magic by checking out books in their local library.” To read the Jun. 3 article by Gala M. Pierce titled “Kids shown what reading can teach” click: HERE.(6/7)

Michael Messing, a 25-year member of the IBM who will be receiving his Order of Merlin in July got some press promoting it in the News Sentinel. To read the May 27 article titled “In Brief” supplied by Infoseek and YellowBrix click: HERE.(6/7)

Victor Cephas and O’Brian C. Roberts have started a two-week magic camp/workshop to run on Aug. 6-17 in Bermuda. To read the Jun. 6, Bermuda Sun, article by Leah Furbert titled “Mastering the magic” click: HERE.(6/7)

Carl Andrews will be performing his stage show on the U.S. Patriot and the U.S. Independence cruise ships for the American Hawaii Cruise Line on Jun. 2 through Jul. 26. The ships cruise around the Hawaiian Islands.(6/7)
VOLUME: 42 / ISSUE: 1,257 / Friday – June 8, 2001
David Regal returns to New York City for two special “Chicago City Limits Reunion Shows” featuring the original cast. Regal began performing comedy with the cast 21 years ago — long before he became well known in magic. The special shows are part of the Toyota Comedy Festival and can be seen on Saturday Jun. 9 at 8pm and 10:30pm. The theater is at: 1105 1st Ave and tickets are $20 per person. Note this is not a magic show — but you will laugh so hard you will begin to cry. For more information phone: 212-888-5233 or click: HERE.(6/8)

George & Nina Schindler will be performing at the Temple B’Nai Or (60 Overlook Rd.) in Morristown, NJ on Sunday Jun. 10 at 10am. Tickets are available for $5 per person at the door. For more information phone: 973-539-4539.(6/8)

Penn Jillette wrote a lengthy letter describing his recent experience of stripping in zero gravity for his upcoming TV series. To read the fascinating story titled “Learning to Fly, Strip, and Vomit on a 727” which appears on Art Bell’s website click: HERE.(6/8)
VOLUME: 42 / ISSUE: 1,258 / Saturday – June 9, 2001
Ben Robinson will be presenting his lecture on synchronicity on Tuesday Jun. 12 at 7:30pm at the Higgins Center (90 Werimus Road at Van Emburgh) in Hillsdale, NJ. The lecture is based on his recently released CD, which features excerpts from an upcoming book to be released to the general public. Robinson has studied the complex subject of Synchronicity and not only believes in it — but will try to convince you, or as his press release states, “He goes against the common notion of magicians as skeptics, and believes the truth is out there, and that he has proof.” Admission is $5 per person. For more information phone: 800-694-0320.(6/9)

Lance Burton will receive the “Humanitarian Award” from Opportunity Village. The award will be presented on July. 24 at their 46th Annual Awards Breakfast at the West Oakey campus in Las Vegas. Peter Reveen is expected to accept the award on behalf of Lance Burton.(6/9)

Fred Anderson, Peter Kougasian, Jeff Moche, Rich Marotta, Jamy Ian Swiss, and Frank Brents appear at Monday Night Magic on Jun. 11 at 8pm in NYC. For tickets call Ticketmaster at: 212-307-4100.(6/9)

The recent announcement of three different movies based on the military adventures of Robet-Houdin and Jasper Maskelyne has a Hollywood Inside story asking, “Could This Be The Start of a Cycle of ‘Magician-Oriented’ Films?” To read the Jun. 7 story by John Austin titled “Similar story lines in future Cruise phlic and that of Kate Winslet & Geoffrey Rush” click: HERE.(6/9)
VOLUME: 42 / ISSUE: 1,259 / Sunday – June 10, 2001
P.C. Sorcar, Jr. announced that he will be opening a magic school this year in India because, as he explained, “Young magicians don’t have any place to go to hone their skills… The institute will fill this void.” Sorcar plans on having professional magicians, actors and scientists as instructors as he believes that, “Magic is not just about performing a few tricks . . . it goes deeper than that, for what’s magic today may well become science tomorrow. And who better than scientists to explain that?” To read the Jun. 9 Reuters story titled “Pulling Diplomas Out of Hats” which appeared in the Washington Post click: HERE.(6/10)

Penn & Teller, whose three-part TV special aired in the UK, are described by The Spectator as, “Penn and Teller are the first real television magicians because they start from the knowledge that we don’t need to believe anything we see on the screen. Not since we can watch real dinosaurs.” To read the Jun. 2 story titled “Illusions and reality” supplied by Infoseek and YellowBrix click: HERE.(6/10)

Siegfried & Roy who taped a spot from there home for the German TV series “Traumschiff” donated their fees to the Romanian children’s orphanage and the Cincinnati Zoological Society. To read the Jun. 8 Las Vegas Sun article by Kate Maddox titled “Gray production in the red” click: HERE.(6/10)

Marvyn Roy, Robert Baxt, Murray, Jim Bentley, Bob Busch, Lou Serrano, Matt Marcy, and David Groves at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, on Jun. 11-17. David Regal lectures on Sunday Jun. 17.(6/10)
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