MT: May 18 – 24, 1998

VOLUME: 5 / ISSUE: 140 / Monday – May 18, 1998
New “MagicTimes Gift Shop” goes live with high quality shirts and caps featuring professionally embroidered, four-color MagicTimes logos. Let people know you are a MagicTimes supporter. Go to:

Find out about the other side of Penn Jillette (Penn & Teller) in an article in Wired titled “Penn: A completely unredeeming profile of Penn Jillette, wired magician, Umaphile, little girl trapped in a fat man’s body” by Joshua Quittner.(5/18)

Appearing at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, May 18-24 are: Billy McComb, Joe Monti, Bob Dorian, Brian Gillis, Bruce Block, Adam Williams, Goldfinger & Dove, and Alfonso.(5/18)
VOLUME: 5 / ISSUE: 141 / Tuesday – May 19, 1998 
Jason Alexander appears as “The Astonishing Ballinger” the magician on “Remember WENN” on Wednesday May 20 at 10pm on AMC-TV (US-cable).(5/19)

The Masked Magician’s identity will finally be exposed on EXTRA on Tuesday May 19, NBC-TV (US) at 7pm ET. Look for a major investigative report with the unmasked magician performing on stage, backstage with his builder and at his home. The show will probably be rerun on Wednesday May 20 at 11am ET.(5/19)
VOLUME: 5 / ISSUE: 142 / Wednesday – May 20, 1998
Rudy Coby added to a stellar line-up of, Steve Bedwell, Rich Bloch, Juliana Chen, Marcelo Contento, Derek Dingle, Charles Green, Lennart Green, Jeff Hobson, Kohl and Co., Gary Kurtz, Amos Levkovitch, Chip Lowell, Henry Mayol, Alain Nu, David Roth, Dale Salwak, Peter Samelson, Terry Seabrook, Luna Shemada, Howard Schwarzman, Scott Wells, David Williamson, Greg Wilson, Yuji Yamamoto, at this years World Magic Summit (the last one) on May 21-24 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel (2500 Calvert St. NW) in Washington, DC. For info call: 800-219-2200.(5/20)

Eugene Burger lecturing at Mecca Magic, in New Jersey, on May 21 (call 201-429-7597) and on May 22 in NYC (call George Silverman at 914-623-1194).(5/20)
VOLUME: 5 / ISSUE: 143 / Thursday – May 21, 1998
The annual Florida State Magicians Association Convention features 17 lectures, 3 stage shows and 6 close-up performers. This year it takes place in Miami, Florida on May 22-25. For info call Jim Heuser at 954-781-7887.(5/21)
VOLUME: 5 / ISSUE: 144 / Friday – May 22, 1998
James Randi will lead a “solved mysteries workshop” on May 24, starting at 9 a.m. for the Promise Keepers movement in Los Angeles. For more information call: 626-794-3119.(5/22)
VOLUME: 5 / ISSUE: 145 / Saturday – May 23, 1998
Avner The Eccentric, Chiffo & Hughes and Michael Douglas appear in “Share the Magic” on Tuesday June 2 at the Hudson Theatre in NYC. Net proceeds from the show will be used to support the “American Cancer Society’s Mark Nathan Sicher Share The Magic Childhood Cancer Program.” To make a donation or purchase tickets contact the American Cancer Society at 212-237-3854.(5/23)

Harry Blackstone plays an evil magician who kidnaps Max on “Hart to Hart” on Sunday May 24 at 2pm ET on FX-TV (US-cable).(5/23)
VOLUME: 5 / ISSUE: 146 / Sunday – May 24, 1998
Michael Chaut, Steve Bedwell, and either David Oliver or Todd Robbins appear at Monday Night Magic on May 25 in NYC. For tickets call Ticketmaster at: (212) 307-4100.(5/24)

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