MT: May 4 – 10, 1998

VOLUME: 5 / ISSUE: 126 / Monday – May 4, 1998
Jay Scott Berry lectures for the Long Island Mystics, SAM #77 on Tuesday, May 5 at the Copiague Library, 8:15pm. For more info call: Jeff Miller at: 516-938-8803.(5/4)

Breaking the Magician’s Code 3, with the masked magician, on Tuesday May 5 at 8pm on FOX-TV (US).(5/4)

“Joseph Gabriel Magic ’98,” the long running Off-Broadway magic show, closed on Saturday May 2. Reasons given were previous obligations of the Lambs Theater. There are three more pre-sold performances scheduled at mid-month. Rumor has it that there are several offers to move the show to another theater or Atlantic City.(5/4)

The Masked Magician is scheduled to appear on “Vibe” on Monday May 4 at 11pm ET on UPN-TV (US).(5/4)

Appearing at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, May 4 -10 are: Steve Dacri, Larry Clark, Andrew Goldenhersh, Cheri Soleil, Jim Bentley, Doug Malloy, Enrico De La Vega, and Jeanine Anderson.(5/4)

The Amazing Johnathan appears on “Lounge Lizards” on Tuesday, May 5 at 10:30pm ET on COM-TV (US-cable).(5/4)
VOLUME: 5 / ISSUE: 127 / Tuesday – May 5, 1998 
Rumor from “Teen People” says that one of Leonardo DiCaprio’s next roles may be playing a biophysicist in “Bombshell,” a film being co-produced by his father, or may star in a movie based on the life of his friend, magician David Blaine.(5/5)

A magic themed episode of “Spin City” where Michael J. Fox is dating a female magician. Wednesday May 6 at 8pm on ABC-TV (US). Richard Cohen and Bill Schmeelk acted as magic consultants. Expect to see a Blade Box, Thin Model Sawing and other smaller effects.(5/5)
VOLUME: 5 / ISSUE: 128 / Wednesday – May 6, 1998
David Copperfield appears on “Model” on Wednesday May 6 at 12pm on E!-TV (US-cable).(5/6)

A magician’s protege drowns during an underwater-escape in “Quincy, M.E.” on Thursday May 7 at 5pm on A&E-TV (US-cable).(5/6)
VOLUME: 5 / ISSUE: 129 / Thursday – May 7, 1998
David Copperfield is one of the celebrities profiled on “When Stars Were Kids” on Friday May 8 at 6pm on FAM-TV (US-cable).(5/7)

Randy does a magic act on “Home Improvement” on Friday May 8, US-TV-syndicated, check local listings, (in NYC, 7:30pm on FOX-TV).(5/7)

Kiki’s magic tricks aren’t appreciated by her friends on the “It’s Magic” episode of “The Puzzle Place” on Friday May 8 on PBS-TV(US). Check local listings – 10am ET in NYC.(5/7)
VOLUME: 5 / ISSUE: 130 / Friday – May 8, 1998
There was a press release circulated on May 4 which gave the results to a poll asking for “the top ten magic personalities (living) today?” The results were picked up by many papers and radio stations. They reported that number one was David Copperfield and number two was Herbert Becker. What they did not report was that the poll was taken and released by Becker’s website. Also interesting in the press release is the following statement: “Becker the master magic exposer (Television Masked Magician?).” Is Becker implying that he is the Masked Magician?(5/8)

Enrique Lugo, an actor, replaces James Brandon as the magician in Dick and Lynne Foster’s “Imagine, A Theatrical Odyssey” at the Luxor in Las Vegas. Shows are at 7:30 and 10:30 p.m., except Tuesdays.(5/8)
VOLUME: 5 / ISSUE: 131 / Saturday – May 9, 1998
An excellent article on Ricky Jay in NJ’s Sunday Record (May 3). When asked about the recent exposures “…he responds with anger and disgust. They totally miss the point. Any idiot can learn how it’s done…” Article by Washington Post writer Charles Krauthammer.(5/9)

Le Grand David’s “Anthology of Stage Magic” will appear on Saturday May. 9 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.(5/9)

“Sleight of Heart,” opened on Saturday May 2 at the Ivanhoe Theatre in Chicago. It stars Chicago-raised Will Tremonte who tells stories about his youth growing up in Little Italy, as he spices his reminiscences with Magic. The show will run every weekend in May, Saturdays at 5 & 8:30 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. For reservations call: (773) 975-7171.(5/9)
VOLUME: 5 / ISSUE: 132 / Sunday – May 10, 1998
Larry Maples & Raven, Jeff Sheridan, Peter Samelson appear at Monday Night Magic on May. 11 in NYC. For tickets call Ticketmaster at: (212) 307-4100.(5/10)

Ratings slipped for “Magic’s Biggest Secrets Exposed 3″ (8.1/14 in homes, 5.1/16 in adults 18-49), which was down 46% from “MBSE1″ (15.0/22) and down 33% from MBSE2” (12.0/18).(5/10)

“Jensen Magic,” starring Pete Jensen opened at the Mercury Theatre in Chicago on May 3. Jensen a 27-year-old, Dallas-based illusionist, says that he hopes to run for several months before moving to Broadway. Show will run through June 21 with eight shows per week. Tickets are $28.50-$32.50. For tickets and information call: (773) 325-1700.(5/10)
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