MT: May 11 – 17, 1998

VOLUME: 5 / ISSUE: 133 / Monday – May 11, 1998
Jon Stetson, Steve Kradolfer, Eric Rochelle, David Oliver and Brian Gillis headline on Tuesday May 12 at the weekly magic cabaret at the Green Street Grill (280 Green Street, Cambridge MA., 617-876-1655). Bar magic starts at 9pm and the cabaret at 10pm, $10 cover charge. On Sunday May 17 at 12:30pm there will be a special one-man show featuring the legendary Rene Lavand. For more information call Jon Stetson at 508-990-0278.(5/11)

Penn and Teller appear on the “Oak Ridge Boys Live from Las Vegas” on Tuesday May 12 at 8pm ET on TNN-TV (US-cable).(5/11)

Appearing at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, May 11-17 are: Alba, Tom Ogden, Bob Markwood, Terry Lunceford, Mark Haslam, Mike Elkan, Charles & Bobbi Peters, and Monique Monros.(5/11)

Thomas Meier, who is the current FISM Close-Up Champion, is showcasing one of the world’s most popular card games, UNO (more than 120 million sold), which is holding a contest for new rules and variations for the game. If you want to enter and win the $5,000 prize you can visit the UNO site at Mattel.(5/11)

The 7th World Deaf Magicians Festival takes place at the Clarendon Hotel on the edge of Blackheath Village, Greenwich, London, England on May 11-18. For more info fax Victor Shine at: 44-0181-856-9661.(5/11)
VOLUME: 5 / ISSUE: 134 / Tuesday – May 12, 1998 
Marc Salem performs around 45 minutes of Magic/Mentalism on the Maury Povich Show on Wednesday May 13 at 10am on NBC-TV (US).(5/12)

Penn & Teller open at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV on May 14-18 and again 26-30.(5/12)

Jim Zachary, the king of dice stacking, has finally tipped his secrets in video form. To read more about the video and the handcrafted props he manufactures you can visit his Zack Stacks website.(5/12)
VOLUME: 5 / ISSUE: 135 / Wednesday – May 13, 1998
Gary R. Brown who recently wrote the Al Flosso Biography “Coney Island Fakir” has written an excellent eight page article called “The Science of Cheating at Cards” which appears in the Summer 1998 issue (Volume 14/Number 1) of American Heritage of Invention & Technology magazine. Also included are color photos of cheating devices from the Bob Rosenberger collection.(5/13)
VOLUME: 5 / ISSUE: 136 / Thursday – May 14, 1998
John Carney, Cellini, Pit Hartling, Andy Nyman, Mike O’Brien, and Bob Read are among the performers appearing at the Opus Convention in London, England on May 16-17. For more info. e-mail Chris Power at:

Tom Mullica opens in his own one-man show at the Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas on May 16. Presented by David Wright the show is titled, “Red Skelton, A Tribute by Tom Mullica.” Mullica will recreate many classic Red Skelton routines as a tribute to his mentor and friend of 17 years. Join Gertrude & Heathcliff, the mean widdle kid, Klem Kadiddlehopper and Freddy the Freeloader in what promises to be a hysterical show. Performances will be daily (except Friday) at 2pm and 4pm. For tickets and information call the Plaza at: 702-386-2444.(5/14)
VOLUME: 5 / ISSUE: 137 / Friday – May 15, 1998
Collectors’ Day, sponsored by the Magic Circle is held on May 16 at the Victory Services Club in London. Speakers include: Father Stephen Fernandes and Brian Lead.(5/15)

New York Magician J.B. Benn is featured in the Vanities section of the May 1998 issue of Vanity Fair. The article titled “Manhattan Merlin” describes him as being “the darling of New York’s rich-and-not-easily-amused – including Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington.”(5/15)
VOLUME: 5 / ISSUE: 138 / Saturday – May 16, 1998
Marc Salem, star of Mind Games, is featured on the OBIE awards show on May 18. On Sunday May 17 at the 48th annual Drama Desk awards Joel Gray and Bebe Neuwirth are scheduled to introduce Salem’s performance live on NY1-TV (US) at 9pm ET. Salem will also be presenting the drama desk award for the best actor and best actress.(5/16)

Darwin Ortiz appears on “Unmasked” on Sunday May 17 on NBC-TV (US) at 7pm ET. He will be featured on two segments dealing with casino cheating methods.(5/16)
VOLUME: 5 / ISSUE: 139 / Sunday – May 17, 1998
Vito Lupo, Torkova, and Steve Bedwell appear at Monday Night Magic on May. 18 in NYC. For tickets call Ticketmaster at: (212) 307-4100.(5/17)

Ricky Jay, Jeff Dunham, and The Flying Karamazov Brothers appear on “Virtual Ed Sullivan” (a computer-animated Sullivan acts as host) on Monday May 18 at 9pm on UPN-TV (US).(5/17)
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