MT: May 15-21, 2000

VOLUME: 29 / ISSUE: 868 / Monday – May 15, 2000 
Nicholas Night & Kinga will be headlining at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles by doing all the stage shows at the Palace of Mystery every night this week. Also at the Castle from May 15-21 are Terry Lunceford, Scott Tokar, Jim Bentley, Fitzgerald, and Jim Kopperman. Terry Lunceford lectures on Sunday May 21.(5/15)

Jerry Sadowitz has been commissioned to do four TV specials for Channel 5 in the UK. Sadowitz, who is a very talented and creative magician is also one of the most eccentric in magic, and is even more wild and controversial as a comedian. On May 12 The Scotsman reported that Sadowitz plans to do all four shows live — and get this: The first show’s audience will only have people with disabilities, the second only women, the third only gays and the fourth all blacks. No air dates scheduled yet.(5/15)

Penn & Teller are performing at the Hollywood Theater at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV through May 31. For more information and tickets phone: 800-929-1111.(5/15)
VOLUME: 29 / ISSUE: 869 / Tuesday – May 16, 2000 
Rev. William V. Rauscher will be giving a talk titled, “The Houdini Code Mystery: A Spirit Secret Solved,” at the Parapsychology Foundation (228 East 71st Street – bet. 2-3rd Ave) in New York City on Wednesday May 17 at 7pm. Admission is $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Seating is limited please call first. The lecture will also be video taped and the tapes will be available for $17.95 postpaid in around a week. For tickets and information phone: 212-628-1550.(5/16)

VIRGINIA: S.A.M. #252 is having a “Tribute to Doug Henning” night on Thursday May 18 at 7pm at the Knights Hall (Old Lee Highway) in Fairfax. The evening will feature a show, video clips, memorabilia, and door prizes. For more information phone Dean Alan at: 703-404-8902.(5/16)
VOLUME: 29 / ISSUE: 870 / Wednesday – May 17, 2000
Tom Mullica in the new Sean Connery movie Finding Forrester
Tom Mullica has just finished filming a segment in the new Gus Van Sant movie Finding Forrester staring and executive produced by Sean Connery. Mullica was flown to New York City on May 12-15 where he spent two days (May 13-14) filming his cameo spot as “Old Money Man.” Mullica told MagicTimes that the way he got the part was, “…that Gus saw me do my Cigarette Act on the World’s Greatest Magic and again in an independent film I shot last year. When casting for the movie he remembered me and thought I would be perfect for the roll of  the Old Money Man.” …Go to full story.(5/17)

Shigeo Futagawa and Takahiro Ishiyama perform at the 5th Merry Go Round Close-up Magic Show on Saturday May 20 at the Rodo Squre Tokyo in Hacchobori, Tokyo.  Doors open at 6pm.(5/17)
VOLUME: 29 / ISSUE: 871 / Thursday – May 18, 2000
The Magic Circle Collectors’ Day takes place on Saturday May 20 at the Centre For The Magic Arts in London. The annual event organized by Eddie Dawes will feature lectures by Robert Albo who will speak about “Okito, The Master Magician,” Peter Lane and Bob Loomis on “Two-Person Telepathy Through The Ages,” Ron and Nancy Spencer on “Telepathy Personified,” Chris Woodward on “The Genius of Robert Harbin,” Peter Lamont and Richard Wiseman on “The Rise and Fall of the Indian Rope Trick,” and John Fisher on the “Desert Island Clips.” Tickets for the entire day are £20 per person. On Sunday May 21 the Magic Circle will hold a special auction. For more information and tickets phone: 020-7388-6480.(5/18)

An Evening of Comedy & Magic featuring Andy Amyx, Arthur Benjamin, Brian Gillis, Andrew Goldenhersh, Whit Haydn, Mystina, and Sisuepahn at the Downey Theater (8435 Firestone Blvd) in Downey, CA on Friday May 19 at 8pm. For more information phone: 562-861-8211.(5/18)

TEXAS: Max Maven lectures on Saturday May 20 at 7pm at the Omni Hotel in Austin. Also scheduled is a special on May 21 at 2:30pm.  For more information click: HERE.(5/18)
VOLUME: 29 / ISSUE: 872 / Friday – May 19, 2000
Jeff McBride brings his exciting and high energy magic show back to the east coast with two performances at the First Universalist Church (211 Bridge Street) in Salem, MA on Saturday May 20 at  2pm and 7pm. Tickets range from $8-12. For more information and tickets phone: 978-741-4222 or click: HERE.(5/19)

A contestant on the May 17 episode of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” was asked about a previous showbiz experiences that had made her nervous. She answered about her terror as an audience volunteer having knives thrown at her by Penn & Teller in front of “like 50,000 people.”(5/19)

WISCONSIN: I.B.M. Ring #41 will be holding it’s Annual Spring Magic Auction on Sunday May 21 at Perko’s Lounge (5401 W. Burnham) in West Allis. Doors open at 11am and the auction will start at noon. For more information contact Ron Fable (414-771-9958) or Dr. Mossey (414-774-8824).(5/19)

MICHIGAN: Abbott’s Action Auction and Magical Flea Market on Saturday May 20 in Colon. For more information phone: 616-432-3235.(5/19)
VOLUME: 29 / ISSUE: 873 / Saturday – May 20, 2000 
Hank Lee’s Cape Cod Conclave has announced a partial lineup for the April 20-22, 2001 convention at the Sea Crest in Cape Cod, MA. The 13th annual event will feature: Harry Anderson, Tommy Wonder, Dominique Duvivier, Simon Lovell, Ben Harris, Kevin King, Paul Cummings, The Gizmo Guys and more to be announced. The convention usually sells out with around 500 attendees and already has 350 pre-registered. For more information phone: 617-482-8749.(5/20)

David Copperfield performed at the CBS-TV launch party for its new television season. The party took place at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday May 17.(5/20)
VOLUME: 29 / ISSUE: 874 / Sunday – May 21, 2000
The Bonhams Knightsbridge auction house in London is having it’s “Printed Books, Maps & Manuscripts” auction on May 23-24. The auction includes more than 20 lots of magic. Items include posters, books, programmes, cuttings, letters, photographs, handbills, leaflets, magic props, early magic sets, a David Devant plaque, an autographed Will Goldston book, Houdini autographs, Chung Ling Soo lithographs, and more. The estimates for the items range from £150 – £6,000. To view, read and bid on the items offered for sale go to and then find sale number 28198. The magic items appear on catalog pages 79-81, items number 793-818.(5/21)

Tom Durnan, Peter Kougasian, Todd Robbins, Frank Brents, and Simon Lovell appear at Monday Night Magic on May 22 at 8pm in NYC. For tickets call Ticketmaster at: 212-307-4100.(5/21)

Caesars’ Magical Empire in Las Vegas is slated to become a nightclub and a buffet according to a May 15 article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. To read the article titled, “Magical Empire: New facade part of $60 million renovation at Caesars Palace,” click: HERE.(5/21)
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