MT: March 6-12, 2000

VOLUME: 27 / ISSUE: 798 / Monday – March 6, 2000
Goldfinger & Dove, Martin A. Nash, Joe Monti, Chris Korn, Dick Barry, Bruce Gold, Skilldini, and Doug Hoover appearing at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, on Mar. 6-12. Gaeton Bloom lectures on Sunday Mar. 12.(3/6)

ENGLAND: Duncan Trillo lectures for the Magic Circle in London on Monday Mar. 6. This Meeting is for magicians only.(3/6)

Monday, Mar. 6
Ricky Jay in Sink or Swim (1997) on Monday Mar. 6 at 4:30pm ET on HBOPLUS, Mar. 10 at 1:05am, and Mar. 16 at 3:45am ET on STARZ-TV (US-cable).(3/4)
The Magic Show episode of Noddy  on Monday Mar. 6 at 9:35am on WLIW-TV, and Mar. 8 at 11am and Mar. 15 at 11am ET on WNET-TV (US-PBS).(3/4)
Secret World of Magicians and Mentalists -See 3/4.(3/4)
VOLUME: 27 / ISSUE: 799 / Tuesday – March 7, 2000
The sixth annual Conejo Valley Magic Show and Chris DePalma are featured in the L.A. Times. The show took place at the Scherr Forum Theatre of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza on Saturday Mar. 4 with DePalma as the host and featured Andrew Goldenhersh, Shawn McMaster, Mystina, and Yonkonny & Annabell. Explaining what makes magic special for him he said, “It’s the awe sensation, the look of shock and disbelief that something happened right in front of them that seems to have no explanation.” To read the Mar. 3 article in the Thousand Oaks edition written by Josh Karp click: HERE.(3/7)

Alain Nu performs at the Secret Pagoda Theatre in Caesars Magical Empire in Las Vegas, NV from Mar. 7 to Apr. 1.(3/7)

ITALY: Rafael Benatar lectures this month in Milano (Mar. 9), Bologna (10), Genova (13), Chieti (16), Firenze (17), and Novara (20). For more information e-mail Gianni Loria at:


Tuesday, Mar. 7
A girl falls in love with a magician on Lili (1953) on Tuesday Mar. 7 at 4:15pm ET on TMC-TV (US-cable).(3/5)
–Buy the video for $16.99; click: HERE.
VOLUME: 27 / ISSUE: 800 / Wednesday – March 8, 2000
André Kole tours the Midwest. You can catch him at the Johnston E.F.C. (515-276-0177) in  Johnston, IA (Mar. 9), Ridgeview Baptist (217-442-2210) in Danville, IL (12), Parkway Baptist (314-434-2310) in St. Louis, MO (18), Calvary Temple (217-546-9700) in Springfield, IL (19), Salvation Army (847-741-2304) in Elgin, IL (22), Des Plaines Bible Church (847-297-2525) in Des Plaines, IL (23), in Antioch, IL (847-838-0103) on the 24th, Buffalo Prairie Pres. (309-537-3113) in Edgington, IL (25), and Bethel Church  2 (773-775-2355) in Chicago, IL (26).(3/8)

Bruce Kalver’s magic case, with all his props, is stolen from his car over the weekend and he gets written up in The Providence Journal. He joked, “My trained-flea act is in there, …I’ve already started training new fleas.” To read the Mar. 7 article by Robert Chiappineli click: HERE.(3/8)

Wednesday, Mar. 8
Chain saw juggler Chad Taylor on Martin Short on Wednesday Mar. 8 at 1:37am ET on WCBS-TV (US). This show is syndicated and may appear at different times and channels — check local listings.(3/7)
Penn & Teller on the Aspen Comedy Festival on Wednesday Mar. 8 at 3am ET on COM-TV (US-cable).(3/6)
Salty-Come-Lately/It’s Magic episode of Salty’s Lighthouse on Wednesday Mar. 8 at 6:30am ET on TLC-TV (US-cable).(3/6)
The Magic Show episode of Noddy -See 3/6.(3/6)
VOLUME: 27 / ISSUE: 801 / Thursday – March 9, 2000
R.G. Smith’s Evening of Family Entertainment returns to the East High School Auditorium in West Chester, PA on Saturday Mar. 11 at 7pm. Joining R.G. Smith will be Doug Ries, Steve Corbitt, Eric Buss, Ashley Springer, Shelley Stortz, and Junge, Junge This is the fifth year for this show. For tickets and information contact Jay Mosteller at 610-696-1100.(3/9)

Carl Polaris who worked as a demonstrator at Tannen’s Magic performs every Friday night at J.T.’s American Italian Grill (301 Madison Avenue) in New York City.(3/9)

Thursday, Mar. 9
Great Magic of Las Vegas V featuring James Brandon and Victoria Wayne on Thursday Mar. 9 at 10pm ET on FAM-TV (US-cable).(3/7)
Nicholas Night and Kanga on Martin Short on Thursday Mar. 9 at 1:37am ET on WCBS-TV (US). This show is syndicated and may appear at different times and channels — check local listings.(3/7)
VOLUME: 27 / ISSUE: 802 / Friday – March 10, 2000
The 32nd Annual Academy of Magical Arts Awards Banquet takes place on Saturday March 11. This time the event is being held at the Wilshire-Ebell Theater which holds close to a thousand people. Honorees will include: Johnny Thompson (Masters Fellowship), John Gaughan (Lifetime Achievement), Bruce Cervon (Performing Fellowship), The Keeners (Performing Fellowship), Val Andrews (Literary Fellowship), Martin Breese (Special Fellowship), Gaeton Bloom (Creative Fellowship) and Silvan (Magician of the Year). There will also be awards given for: Stage Magician of the Year, Close-Up Magician of the Year, Parlour Magician of the Year, and Lecturer of the Year. Tickets are $25-$50 for the awards show. There will also be a black-tie dinner prior to the show for $100 per person. For reservations and information phone Yvonne Smith at 323-851-3313, Ext. 301 or the theater box office.(3/10)

Le Grand David’s Anthology of Stage Magic will appear on Saturday Mar. 11 at 2pm at the Larcom Theatre (13 Wallis Street) in Beverly, MA. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12. For more information and tickets phone: 978-927-3677.(3/10)

NEW JERSEY: Ed (Carlyle) Fowler lectures for S.A.M. #161 on Monday, Mar. 13 at The Willows Restaurant at Greenbrook. For more information phone Guru Subramanian at: 732-627-6261.(3/10)

TENNESSEE: 26th Annual Winter Carnival of Magic sponsored by IBM Ring #58 on Mar. 9-11 at The Mills Auditorium in Gatlinburg features: Carl Cloutier, Joshua Jay, Tom Craven, Steve Bargatze, Tom Mullica, Kenrick “Ice” McDonald, Christopher Hart, The Magic of Lyn, Stephen Knowles, and Mark Merchant. For more information click: HERE.(3/10)

Friday, Mar. 10
Harry Anderson plays Fat Head on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman on Friday Mar. 10 at 9am ET on TNT-TV (US-cable).(3/8)
Penn Jillette on Politically Incorrect on Friday Mar. 10 at 12:06am ET on ABC-TV (US).(3/8)
Death By Magic (2000) on Friday Mar. 10 at 8pm ET on UPN-TV (US).(3/8)
Ricky Jay in Sink or Swim -See 3/6.(3/8)
VOLUME: 27 / ISSUE: 803 / Saturday – March 11, 2000
James Matthews and his collection of magic are featured in The Florida Times-Union. His collection has gotten so big that he is having a new home built to house it. “He’s storing a lot of his magician’s equipment — trick playing cards, long scarves — but when the new house is finished, he’ll put those things in his museum beside the posters and his collection of more than 200 wizard figurines.”  To read Feb. 12 article supplied by NewsReal click: HERE.(3/11)

David Copperfield goes back on the road this month. He can be seen at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville, TN (Mar. 12), Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN (13), Memorial Auditorium in Chattanooga, TN (14), Von Braun CC Theatre in Huntsville, AL (15), Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA (17-18), Civic Center Theatre in Augusta, GA (19), Civic Center Theatre in North Charleston, SC (20), Palace Theatre in Myrtle Beach, SC (21), Bi-Lo Center Arena in Greenville, AL (21-22), Fox Theatre in Detroit, MI (24-26), Stranahan in Toledo, OH (27), Indiana University Auditorium in Bloomington, IN (28), Civic Center Theatre in Peoria, IL (29), and at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, MN (31).(3/11)

Saturday, Mar. 11
Penn & Teller on the Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn on Saturday Mar. 11 at 12:37am ET on CBS-TV (US).(3/9)
The Future Of Magic episode of Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic on Saturday Mar. 11 at 7am ET on Discovery Canada. (3/9)
Magic Versus Television episode of Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic on Saturday Mar. 11 at 7:30am ET on Discovery Canada. (3/9)
A Day In The Life episode of Grand Illusions: The Story of Magic on Saturday Mar. 11 at 11:30pm ET on Discovery Canada. (3/9)
VOLUME: 27 / ISSUE: 804 / Sunday – March 12, 2000
David Groves, author of Be a Street Magician: A How-to Guide and Confessions of a Street Urchin embarks on a 30-city lecture tour beginning March 15. For the next two months he will be appearing in bookstores, magic clubs, and festivals in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson, Albuquerque, Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Boulder, Wichita, Kansas City, Springfield, Columbia, St. Louis, Joplin, Branson, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Dallas. For more information e-mail him at:

Rev. Felix Snipes who performs magic as part of his sermons is featured in the Mar. 3 issue of The Augusta Chronicle. You can catch him at the First Baptist Church of Belvedere Through Mar. 12. To read the Virginia Norton story click: HERE.(3/12)

David Oliver, Just Alan, Simon Lovell, Todd Robbins, and Jamy Ian Swiss appear at Monday Night Magic on Mar. 13 at 8pm in NYC. For tickets call Ticketmaster at: 212-307-4100.(3/12)

NEW JERSEY: Pat-Trick lectures on Wednesday Mar. 15 at 8pm for JMMRT at the V.F.W. (Pennsylvania Railroad Ave., two blocks from the NJ Transit – Linden train station) in Linden, New Jersey. For more information phone Al Hillman at: 732-257-3456. Cost to non-members is $12.(3/12)
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