MT: May 3-9, 1999

VOLUME: 17 / ISSUE: 490 / Monday – May 3, 1999
The Fox Family Channel has two new magic projects scheduled for their 1999-2000 season. The first is a special titled, “The World Magic Awards” and will feature internationally acclaimed magicians who will perform and receive honors in eleven “best of” categories. The second project is an ambitious weekly series titled “Magic Tonight” which promises to take “viewers into a world of mystery and magic to show everything from the bizarre to the spectacular in an all-original, fast-paced format.” To read their Apr. 27 company press release click: HERE.(5/3)

Simo Aalto, Rafael Benatar, Mike Elkan, Sylvester the Jester, Dana Daniels, Craig Dickens, and Monique appearing at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, on May 3-9. Simo Aalto lectures on Sunday May 9.(5/3)

UNITED KINGDOM: Jay Sankey doing a lecture tour through the United Kingdom in May. The tour begins on Tuesday May 4 at The Magic Circle in London and continues until the 28th. He will lecture inPortsmouth, Bath, Weston-super-Mare, Cardiff, Birmingham, Rhyl, Liverpool, Manchester, Blackpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Middlesbrough, Hull, Derby, Ipswich, Hatfield, Upminster, Leatherhead and Reading. For more information about any of the lectures you can contact Tony Griffith by e-mailing him at:

George Carl, one of the best mime/clowns in the business does parts of his act in the 1995 movie “Funny Bones” which also stars Jerry Lewis and features several magic illusions. You can see the movie on Wednesday May 5 at 3pm ET on TMC-TV (US-cable).(5/3)
VOLUME: 17 / ISSUE: 491 / Tuesday – May 4, 1999
David Copperfield spends May performing in South America. He appears at the Estacion Mapocho in Santiago, Chile (May 5-9), and at the Gran Rex Theatre in Buenos Aries, Argentina (12-25).(5/4)

Steve Kradolfer, Marcelo Contento, Mike Bent, David Oliver, and Jon Stetson appear in “Magicians & Spirits” at The Green Street Grill in Cambridge, MA on Tuesday May 4. Show starts at 10pm, bar magic at 9pm. All seats $10. For more info phone: 617-876-1655.(5/4)

NEW JERSEY: Daryl lectures on Wednesday May 5 at 8pm for JMMRT at the V.F.W. (PA.RR Ave., two blocks from AMTRAK station) in Linden, New Jersey. For more information phone Al Hillman at: 732-257-3456.(5/4)
VOLUME: 17 / ISSUE: 492 / Wednesday – May 5, 1999
The Protocol Group who provide the “On Board Entertainer” program for two of Amtrak’s train routes are developing three new magic education and entertainment programs that will offer employment opportunities to magicians locally and nationwide. They are looking for magicians skilled in strolling magic to participate in their “Card Sharks™, ” “Magical Messengers™,” and “In-Line Promotions™” programs. If you are interested you can e-mail them at: or by completing an inquiry at their website by clicking: HERE.(5/5)

Michael Grandinetti who was featured in “The World’s Most Dangerous Magic II” this past Sunday was profiled by Kelly Whalen in the Breeze on Apr. 29. The 21-year old who graduates from Pittsburgh’s Duquesne University this May said, “I want to be in that handful” of well-known magicians like David Copperfield, …But I’m not looking to be the next David Copperfield. I want to be Michael Grandinetti.” To read the article click: HERE.(5/5)

WISCONSIN: Kenton Knepper, the developer of the “Wonder Words’ Series,” will give one of his rare lectures for SAM Assembly #61 on Thursday May 6 at 7pm at the Broadway Baby Dinner Theater (51st and Mill Road in Brown Deer). The cost is $10. For more information click: HERE.(5/5)

Lance Burton’s first TV special “Lance Burton: Master Magician” reruns on Thursday May 6 at 7pm ET on FAM-TV (US-cable).(5/5)
VOLUME: 17 / ISSUE: 493 / Thursday – May 6, 1999
Bruce Meyers’ Best of The Northwest Kid’s Variety Show is looking for young talented children in the Seattle/Everett, Washington area to audition for a series of shows at the Everett Mall for this summer. Auditions will be held on May 8 at 1 to 3pm at the mall. To reserve an audition spot you may phone Meyers at: 360-652-5779 or e-mail him at:

Lance Burton and his animals are featured on a rerun of Amazing Tails on Friday May 7 at 6:30pm ET on ANPLAN-TV (US-cable).(5/6)
VOLUME: 17 / ISSUE: 494 / Friday – May 7, 1999
David Copperfield has been scheduled to appear at “Celebration 2000: The Party of the Century” which will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in NYC on New Years Eve. Tickets will range from $1,000 to $2,500 for the 12-hour event which will accommodate 25,000 people.(5/7)

“Survival of the cutest: Hot young magician David Blaine gets all the love while the best tricksters get hardly any” is the title of Cintra Wilson’s May 5 column. To read the sarcastic and often mean spirited Salon Magazine column click: HERE.(5/7)

Abbott’s Action Auction and Giant Magical Flea Market begins on Saturday May 8, 1999 at 9am at the Abbott’s Magic Company in Colon, MI. For more information phone: 616-432-3235 or click: HERE.(5/7)

Le Grand David’s Anthology of Stage Magic will appear on Saturday May. 8 at 2pm at the Larcom Theatre in Beverly, MA. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12. For more info and tickets call: 978-927-3677.(5/7)

Bridget Fonda stars as a magician’s assistant in the 1995 movie “Rough Magic” on Saturday May 8 at 9:45am on SHOW-TV (US-cable), Monday May 10 at 4pm on HBO2-TV (US-cable) and on Tuesday May 11 at 4pm ET on SHOW-TV (US-cable). More airings are scheduled throughout the month — check local listings.(5/7)

Aaron Jones will be part of the “cyber chats from around the globe” segment of Recovery on Saturday May 8 at 9am on ABC-TV (Australia). He will be interviewed by video conference over the Internet from his home in Canada.(5/7)
VOLUME: 17 / ISSUE: 495 / Saturday – May 8, 1999
Penn & Teller’s Sin City Spectacular which has concluded its first season of 24 one-hour shows that aired from August, 1998 through April, 1999 on FX-TV has not been picked up for a second season. Although the series will not be on, there is a possibility of several specials during the year.(5/8)
VOLUME: 17 / ISSUE: 496 / Sunday – May 9, 1999
Tom Mullica performs as Red Skelton on a TV show in Portugal this week and then comes back to the US to do a segment of his Skelton show at the Convention at the Capitol in Sacramento, CA on May 21-23. He will then appear in Fort Lauderdale, FL where he will emcee one of the Florida State Convention, stage shows as Skelton on May 28-30. For more information click: HERE.(5/9)

Larry Maples & Raven, Chris McDaniel, Jeff Moche, Todd Robbins appear at Monday Night Magic on May 10 in NYC. For tickets call Ticketmaster at: (212) 307-4100.(5/9)

Alain Nu performs at the Metro Cafe in Washington, DC as part of a benefit for the D.C. Arts Center on Monday May 10. For more information phone: 202-518-7900.(5/9)

PENNSYLVANIA: Dominique Duvivier and Gaeton Bloom will be lecturing for IBM Ring #6 on Monday May 10 at 7pm at the Church of the Brethren in Drexel Hill, PA. For more information click: HERE.(5/9)

Lance Burton appears on Prime Time Country on Monday May 10 at 9pm and later that night at 1am ET on TNN-TV (US-cable).(5/9)

A magic themed episode of Wonder Woman titled “Diana’s Disappearing Act” has her exposing a magician’s method of changing lead into gold on Monday May 10 at 9am on SCIFI-TV (US-cable).(5/9)

Roscoe performs a magic act on the “Opening Night at the Boar’s Nest” episode of “Dukes of Hazzard” on Monday May 10 at 5pm and midnight ET on TNN-TV (US-cable).(5/9)

Lance Burton appears on Donny & Marie from Las Vegas on Monday May 10 at 9am ET on FOX-TV (US). This show is syndicated and may appear at different times and channels — check local listings.(5/9)
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