MT: March 1-7, 1999

VOLUME: 15 / ISSUE: 427 / Monday – March 1, 1999
David Copperfield spends the month of March traveling all over the U.S. – no body knows how he can work this hard. He will perform at the Orpheum, Omaha, NE (Mar. 1), Music Hall, Kansas City, MO (2), Civic, Des Moine, IA (3), Rosemont, Rosemont, IL (5-7), LaCrosse Arena, LaCrosse, WI (9), Assembly Hall, Champagne, IL (10), 5 Seasons Center Arena, Cedar Rapids, IA (11), Rosemont, Rosemont, IL (12-14), Kohl Center, Madison, WI (16), Sangamon Auditorium, Springfield, IL (17), Palace Theatre, Columbus, OH (18-19), Fox Theatre, Detroit, MI (20-21), B. Jordan Center Arena, State College, PA (23), Oakdale Theater, Wallingford, CT (24-25), Foxwoods Casino, Ledyard, CT (26-28), Mullins Center Arena, Amherst, MA (29), NJPAC, Newark, NJ (30-31). I am exhausted just thinking about doing this many shows.(3/1)

Peter Pit memorial service has been moved from the Lance Burton Theatre to the South Pacific room at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas. The time and day remains for Monday Mar. 1 at 10pm.(3/1)

“Stone Cowboys,” a book written by Mark Jacobs, about a professional magician who vanishes while his sister tries to find him, has just been released in paperback.(3/1)

Danny Orleans, Bill Goldman, Mark Phillips and David Magee will be performing at the Computer-Telephony Exposition trade show on March 2-4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. They will be representing various high tech companies at their booths.(3/1)

Torkova, Steve Cuiffo, Jeff Moche, and Jamy Ian Swiss appear at Monday Night Magic on Mar. 1 in NYC. For tickets call Ticketmaster at: (212) 307-4100.(3/1)

David Copperfield appears on the “Be Yourself” episode of Mister Rogers on Wednesday Mar. 3 and Thursday Mar. 4 on PBS-TV (US). This show is syndicated and appears at different times and channels — check local listings.(3/1)
VOLUME: 15 / ISSUE: 428 / Tuesday – March 2, 1999
Mark Kalin, Jinger and Jeff Hobson’s “Carnival of Wonders” show signs a three-year contract to appear at the Flamingo Hilton in Reno, NV. Kalin said, “I see this show as a metaphor for life. It’s scary, colorful and surprising, and you never know what’s around the corner.” Involved in the production are magicians Joanie Spina and Jim steinmeyer. The show runs nightly (except Tuesdays) at 9pm, Saturdays at 8pm and 10:30pm. Tickets are $24.95 and can be purchased by phoning 775-785-7080. To read more about the show and how it came about read Mel Shield’s story, which appeared in the Feb. 28 issue of The Sacramento Bee by clicking: HERE.(3/2)

Paul Kozak will be doing his one-man show on Wednesday Mar. 3 in Royal Oak, Michigan for The Oakland County Bar Association’s Adams Pratt Foundation which will be raising money for its education programs. Tickets are $50. Phone 248-338-3960 for information.(3/2)

Martin Nash, Christopher Hart, Lou Serrano, Mark Haslam, Fitzgerald, Bruce Gold, David Zirbel, and Bob Stone appearing at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, on Mar. 1-7. Chuck Fayne lectures on Sunday Mar. 7.(3/2)

David Copperfield is scheduled to appear on the Howie Mandel show on Tuesday Mar. 2 at 3pm ET on CBS-TV (US). This show is syndicated and may appear at different times and channels — check local listings.(3/2)
VOLUME: 15 / ISSUE: 429 / Wednesday – March 3 1999
Terry Parrett, Eric Citron, Paul Ruben, Larry Kransy and Tonya Memme are among the magicians expected to perform in a new VH-1 TV special titled, “The Magic of Videos.” In addition to performing magic the participants will take part in a roundtable discussion reviewing music videos which have magic themes. The tapings are currently under way and expect to air the first part of April. The show will also feature children performing magic.(3/3)

Penn & Teller are scheduled to appear on “This Morning” on Thursday Mar. 4 at 8am ET on CBS-TV (US).(3/3)
VOLUME: 15 / ISSUE: 430 / Thursday – March 4, 1999
Tom Mullica’s 75-minute “Tribute To Red Skelton” show will play at The Sunrise Theatre in Southern Pines, NC with five shows on Mar. 5-7 (with a lecture at 10am on Saturday). Tickets are available for $14 each and can be purchased by phoning: 910-695-2111. To visit the Mullica/Skelton website click: HERE.(3/4)

David Regal will be making his exclusive New York appearance on Friday Mar. 5, at this year’s Willie Schneider Memorial Lecture produced by Meir Yedid. Regal will perform his new Magic Castle act and then explain it all. Also in the lecture will be some of his classic routines and new items from his upcoming book which is being published by the Hermetic Press and should be available in a few weeks. This lecture is open to SAM #1 members only.(3/4)

Penn & Teller’s March performances include the Carolina Theatre, Greensboro, NC (Mar. 5), the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (6), the Warner Theatre, Washington, DC (9-14), and the Music Hall, Detroit, MI (16-21).(3/4)

Rafael Benatar performs at La Cripta Mágica II, in Madrid, Spain on Friday Mar. 5 and Saturday Mar. 6 with two shows per day at 10pm and 1am. For reservations phone: 915399696.(3/4)

A magic themed episode of Gilligan’s Island titled “It’s Magic” airs on Friday Mar. 5 at 5:30am ET on TNT-TV (US-cable).(3/4)
VOLUME: 15 / ISSUE: 431 / Friday – March 5, 1999
The 12th annual Comedy & Magic Show produced and emceed by R.G. Smith will feature: Bob Whitcomb, Andrew Martin, Jay Sterling, Howard Mincone, and Brackney’s Madcap Mutts. The show opens on March 6 at East High in West Chester, PA at 7pm with more dates in April. Tickets are $10 each and are available at the door. For more information e-mail:

Le Grand David’s Anthology of Stage Magic will appear on Saturday Mar. 6 and 27 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.(3/5)

“Penn & Teller’s Sin City Spectacular” with six new episodes to air on Fridays the first features: Greg Irwin, The Rebel Ropers, Pamela Anderson, Ice T, Weird Al Yankovic, Eric Idle, and Sable on Friday Mar. 5 at 10pm and will be repeated on Sunday Mar. 7 at 10pm and Saturday Mar.13 at 8pm ET on FX-TV (US-cable).(3/5)

Penn & Teller on Late Night with Conan O’Brien on Friday Mar. 5 after midnight (12:35am) ET on NBC-TV (US).(3/5)
VOLUME: 15 / ISSUE: 432 / Saturday – March 6, 1999
The winners at the World Magic Summit, in Las Vegas were: The Siegfried & Roy Gold Lion Head award and $5,000 went to Voronin from the Ukraine, The Lance Burton award for the Junior competition and $500 went to Ashley Springer from NYC. The Evason’s won the “SARMOTI” fresh new act award and Die Plebsbuttel from Germany won the $1,000 originality award. The convention was dedicated to Marvyn & Carol Roy.(3/6)

Le Grand David Spectacular Magic Company, now in its 23rd year, performs every Sunday in March (except Mar. 14) 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.(3/6)
VOLUME: 15 / ISSUE: 433 / Sunday – March 7, 1999
Carl Polaris, Thomas Solomon and Raven are staring in “Magic of the Millennium” every Friday night at 8pm at the New York Comedy Club (241 East 24th Street, bet. 2nd and 3rd Ave. in New York City). Admission is $10 plus a two drink minimum for more information phone: 212-696-LAFF.(3/7)

Hilary Chaplain, Michael Chaut, Jamy Ian Swiss, Simon Lovell, and David Kaye appear at Monday Night Magic on Mar. 8 in NYC. For tickets call Ticketmaster at: (212) 307-4100.(3/7)

Jerry Lewis stars as a magician who stumbles from one chaotic situation to the next when he joins a U.S.O. tour in the 1958 movie, “The Geisha Boy,” on Monday Mar. 8 at 4:30pm and Tuesday Mar. 16 at 2:15pm ET on AMC-TV (US-cable).(3/7)
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