MT: March 29 – April 4, 1999

VOLUME: 15 / ISSUE: 455 / Monday – March 29, 1999
Bob Little to be honored at the third annual Magic on Manhattan on Saturday May 29 in New York City. Already booked for this year’s convention are: Carl Cloutier, Meir Yedid, Bob Fitch, David Oliver, Josh Jay, Robert Baxt, Ron Frost, Robin Chantawan, Rich Walker, Larry Males & Raven, Infantino, and Pete White. The convention will once again be held at The New Yorker Hotel (381 8th Ave. NYC) from 10am to 10pm. To register phone: 800-429-3433, for more information visit their website by clicking: HERE.(3/29)

Johnny Ace Palmer, T.C. Tahoe, Danny Cole, Terry Lunceford, Alexander, David Avadon, Yonkany & Anabel, and Dan Jordan appearing at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, on Mar. 29 – Apr. 4.(3/29)

Fielding West is opening for the Marshall Tucker Band at John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Sparks, NV through Wednesday. Shows are at 8pm. Tickets are $20 each and are available by phoning: 800-648-1177.(3/29)

Breaking the Magician’s Code: Magic’s Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed reruns on Tuesday Mar. 30 at 9pm ET on FOX-TV (US).(3/29)
VOLUME: 15 / ISSUE: 456 / Tuesday – March 30, 1999
Daryl, Aldo Colombini, Johnny Ace Palmer, Mitch Williams, Jamal Keyes & Tiffany, Bob Bloenk, Gene Anderson, Dave Mitchell, Scott Flom, Norm Barnhart, The Flom Kids, and Mia Barnhart have been booked for the “K.C. Clambake ’99” on May 14-16 in Kansas City, MO. For more information visit their website by clicking: HERE.(3/30)

Jon Stetson, Mike Bent, Marcelo Contento, David Oliver, and Steve Kradolfer appear in “Magicians & Spirits” at The Green Street Grill in Cambridge, MA on Tuesday Dec. 7. Show starts at 10pm, bar magic at 9pm. All seats $10. For more info phone: 617-876-1655.(3/30)

“The Science of Magic” hosted by Harry Anderson and featuring an array of popular magicians, airs on Wednesday Mar. 31 at 8pm and 11pm ET on DSC-TV (US-cable).(3/30)

David Blaine is scheduled to appear on Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday Mar. 30 at 7pm and Mar. 31 at 3:07am ET on CBS-TV (US). This show is syndicated and may appear at different times and channels — check local listings.(3/30)
VOLUME: 15 / ISSUE: 457 / Wednesday – March 31, 1999
One of the main characters in John LeCarre’s new novel Single & Single is Oliver Hawthorne, a children’s magician. In the acknowledgments section of the book LaCarre thanks Alan Austin a magician from Torquay, Devon. The book, published by Scribner, is available at most book stores for around $26.00.(3/31)

The concept of magic and magicians as crusaders and debunkers of myth is discussed in the “Busting The Fakes” episode of “Grand Illusions: The Story Of Magic” on the Canadian Discovery channel, Tuesday Mar. 30 at 9:30pm and again on Mar. 31 at 1:30am & 4:30am, Apr. 3 at 7:30pm and Apr. 4 at 3:30pm ET.(3/31)
VOLUME: 16 / ISSUE: 458 / Thursday – April 1, 1999
Dale Jones (the one armed juggler) has been called the most unique juggler in the world. He is featured in the weekly USA Today Online Career Center. Jones is quoted as saying, “My goal is always to be the most well-received entertainer anywhere I perform.” Also listed in the article are potential earnings of jugglers ($4,000 to $175,000 per year) and magicians (as much as $225,000 and more). To read the Mar. 24 feature click: HERE.(4/1)

Roger Crosthwaite has just finished writing “Arcardia,” his first major book since “Roger’s Thesaurus.” It will be a hardcover with around 200 pages. It will include essays, thinking, stories and lots of good magic. A summer release for the book is what they are shooting for.(4/1)

David Copperfield spends April on the east coast. He will perform at the Lyric Theatre in Baltimore, MD (Apr. 1-3), River Park Center in Owensboro, KY (6), Show Me Center in Cape Giradeau, MO (7), The Palace in Cleveland, OH (9-11), Eisenhower Hall Theater in West Point, NY (13), PAC in Providence, RI (15), and The Wang Center in Boston, MA (16-18).(4/1)

The Bradys encourage Peter to take up magic on the “Brady Bunch” on Friday Apr. 2 at 12am ET on NICK-TV (US-cable).(4/1)
VOLUME: 16 / ISSUE: 459 / Friday – April 2, 1999
Jamy Ian Swiss, Wolfgang Bientzie, The Passing Zone, Tom Comet, Michael Goudeau, Bob Zany, Victoria Silvstedt, David Alan Grier, Henry Winkler, Kelly Packard, Semisonic appear on episode #24 of “Penn and Teller’s Sin City Spectacular” on Friday Apr. 2 at 10pm, Sunday Apr. 4 at 10pm and Saturday Apr. 10 at 8pm ET on FX-TV (US-cable). This is the last of the pre-taped episodes. No word yet on the renewal of this show for next season. Don’t forget to catch Tom Mullica on the Saturday episode.(4/2)

Bela Lugosi stars as Nardo the magician in the East Side Kids comedy from 1941, Spooks Run Wild, on Sunday Apr. 4 at 12am ET on WLIW-TV (NYC area-US).(4/2)

Bridget Fonda stars as a magician’s assistant in the 1995 movie “Rough Magic” on Sunday Apr. 4 at 8am, Thursday Apr. 8 at 5:05am on MAX2-TV (US-cable) and on Tuesday Apr. 27 at 2:30pm ET on TMC (US-cable).(4/2, 4/26)
VOLUME: 16 / ISSUE: 460 / Saturday – April 3, 1999
Magicians Eric Citron, Terry Parrett, Paul Ruben, Larry Krasny, and Belinda Sinclair are featured on an episode of “Rock of Ages” on Saturday Apr. 3 at 11am and Monday Apr. 26 at 8pm ET on VH-1 (US-cable). The episode, originally broadcast Monday, Mar. 30, also features young magicians. The segment has the magicians briefly performing magic, and then watching magic-themed videos and discussing them. The videos will be: Jamiroquoi “Virtual Insanity,” Bare Naked Ladies “It’s All Been Done,” Steve Miller Band “Abracadabra,” Cher “Believe,” and Natalie Imbruglia “Smoke.”(4/3, 4/14)

Le Grand David Spectacular Magic Company, now in its 23rd year, performs every Sunday in April (except Apr. 18) 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.(4/3)

“The Science of Magic” hosted by Harry Anderson and featuring an array of popular magicians, airs on Sunday Apr. 4 at 3pm ET on DSC-TV (US-cable).(4/3)
VOLUME: 16 / ISSUE: 461 / Sunday – April 4, 1999
Rudy Coby who is performing at the Comedy Festival in Singapore is described as, “…probably one of the most famous (and strangest) magicians around. …He is a post-modern superhero with slick sunshades, MC Hammer posturings and sexy robot assistants. To read the review by Alfian Sa’at which appeared in the Apr. 1 issue of The Straits Times click: HERE.(4/4)

Ross Johnson’s 20-year old son died in an automobile accident on Friday. Services will be held on Monday Apr. 5 and Tuesday Apr. 6 at the Ahlgrim Funeral Home (330 W. Golf Rd., Schaumburg, IL, 847-882-5580).(4/4)

Penn & Teller’s voices in “Light Years” an animated film from 1988 on Sunday Apr. 4 at 4:40am and Friday Apr. 9 at 5:45am ET on STARZ-TV (US-cable).(4/4)
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