MT: November 16-22, 1998

VOLUME: 11 / ISSUE: 322 / Monday – November 16, 1998
Penn Jillette will join president and CEO of Intel Craig Barrett in a spoof of the Politically Incorrect TV show on Tuesday Nov. 17 at Comdex held at the Las Vegas Hilton at 1:30pm.(11/16)

T.C. Tahoe, Joe Monti, Earl Nelson, Howard Jay, Mike Caveney, Tina Lenert, and Bob Markwood appearing at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, on Nov. 16-22. Vito Lupo lectures on Sunday Nov. 22.(11/16)
VOLUME: 11 / ISSUE: 323 / Tuesday – November 17, 1998 
Michael Paskevich’s column in the Las Vegas Review-Journal frequently covers magic and magicians. The Nov. 8 column was titled “Good riddance to masked magician and his ‘secrets.’” Paskervich describes Valentino as “…a loser, plain and simple, and any Las Vegas property that tries to cash in on his notoriety deserves a bashing for supporting a man who refuses to honor the codes of his profession.” To read the entire article click: HERE.(11/17)

Mike Bent, Marcelo Contento, Steve Kradolfer, Todd MacDonald, and Jay McMahon. appear in “Magicians & Spirits” at The Green Street Grill in Cambridge, MA on Tuesday Sep. 29. Show starts at 10pm, bar magic at 9pm. All seats $10. For more info phone: 617-876-1655.(11/17)

Houdini’s life is chronicled from his birth in Budapest, Hungary to the death of his mother in 1913 in the “Houdini (Part 1 of 2)” episode of “Grand Illusions: The Story Of Magic” on the Canadian Discovery channel, Tuesday Nov. 17 at 9:30pm and again on Nov. 18 at 1:30am & 4:30am, Nov. 21 at 7pm and Nov. 22 at 2:30pm ET.(11/17)

The 1996 movie “Merlin’s Shop of Mystical Wonders” takes place in a magic shop on Wednesday Nov. 18 at 2:30pm and Friday Nov. 27 at 7:45am ET on SHOW-TV (US-cable).(11/17)
VOLUME: 11 / ISSUE: 324 / Wednesday – November 18, 1998
On Oct. 22 Meir Yedid Magic (owners of MagicTimes) purchased from MVN, Inc. (Magician’s Video Network) the rights to all of their video tape releases. Thirteen titles in all which include the magic of Bob Cassidy, Alain Nu, Jay Sankey, Marc DeSouza, David Cresey, and the highlight videos to the Abbott’s and NYCAN conventions. During the next 12 months all the videos are expected to be re-released with new packaging and lower prices. The first video, Bob Cassidy’s Mental Miracles will be out next week.(11/18)

World renowned pickpocket Bora died a few weeks ago. His wife was reported to have died two weeks earlier. No further info.(11/18)

John Bundy is scheduled to appear on the “Late Show” with David Letterman on Wednesday Nov. 18 at 11:35pm ET on CBS-TV (US).(11/18)

A segment called “not-quite-professional magicians” on America’s Funniest Home Videos on Thursday Nov. 19 at 8:30am on USA-TV (US-cable).(11/18)
VOLUME: 11 / ISSUE: 325 / Thursday – November 19, 1998
Penn and Teller are taping several more episodes of “Sin City Spectacular” on Nov. 20-23. The tapings have been moved to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Tickets should be available from the hotel box office.(11/19)

Dean Hankey, Al Lampkin, and Tim Simpson star in “Legends of Magic” on Nov. 20-22 at The Moorpark Playhouse in Los Angeles, CA. Tickets are $18 each and may be purchased by phoning: 805-529-1212.(11/19)
VOLUME: 11 / ISSUE: 326 / Friday – November 20, 1998
Bob Little celebrates 25 years of running his one day convention “Super Sunday,” on Sunday Nov. 22 at The Warrington (Rt. 611, Warrington, PA). Booked this year are Steve Rodman, Alain Nu, Hank Moorehouse, R.G. Smith, Tom Schawer, Shelly Stortz, and Jania Taylor. With special appearances by Dick Brooks, Dorothy Dietrich, Patrick Thomas, and Meir Yedid. Everyone gets free cake, Champaign, punch, magic gifts, lots of surprises and a chance to win 100 silver dollars. Admission is a very low $20 per person. For info phone: 215-672-3344.(11/20)

Toby Travis appears in “Illusion & Beyond” on Saturday Nov. 21 at 7pm at the Western Branch Middle School Auditorium in Chesapeake, VA. For tickets phone: 877-768-8000 or buy from

“The Science of Magic” hosted by Harry Anderson and featuring an array of popular magicians, airs on Saturday Nov. 21 at 9pm, Sunday Nov. 22 at 1am and Saturday Nov. 28 at 4pm ET on DSC-TV (US-cable). (11/20)

“The Science of Magic” hosted by Harry Anderson and featuring an array of popular magicians, airs on Saturday Nov. 21 at 9pm, Sunday Nov. 22 at 1am and Saturday Nov. 28 at 4pm ET on DSC-TV (US-cable). (11/20)

“The Great Flamarion” is a 1945 movie about an evil magician and the lives of those he touches. Saturday Nov. 21 at 3:35am in LIW-TV (NY-PBS). Check local listings for times and channels near you.(11/20)
VOLUME: 11 / ISSUE: 327 / Saturday – November 21, 1998
Don Miller described as a cross between Soupy Sales and Captain Kangaroo, will be performing at Carolines Comedy Club (1626 Broadway, NYC) on Nov. 21-22 at 2pm as part of their “Kids Klub” series. The children’s shows are an hour long and run most Saturday and Sunday afternoons during Sep.-Mar. Tickets are $12 each and are available by phoning: 212-757-4100. To read a nice article which ran in the Nov. 13 Bergen Record, click: HERE.(11/21)

The Magic of Allen Valentine runs from Nov. 22-26 at the Tropicana Casino Resort in Atlantic City, NJ. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster by phoning 800-736-1420.(11/21)

Quick-change artists Nina & Nikolai, The Enigma, The Smothers Brothers, Charles Shaughnessy, Shaquille O’Neal, Dr. John, and Phranc appear on “Penn and Teller’s Sin City Spectacular” on Sunday Nov. 22 at 10pm and will be repeated on Monday Nov. 23 at 9pm ET on FX-TV (US-cable).(11/21)
VOLUME: 11 / ISSUE: 328 / Sunday – November 22, 1998
Juliana Chen, Farquhar and Felicity, Clark Robertson and Murray Hatfield & Company star in Murray Hatfield’s “Illusions 98/99…A Magic Spectacular!” which will be touring Canada for the next few months. The tour runs from Nov. 23 through Jan. 17, 1999 and will include 88 shows in 26 cities in 7 weeks. In November they will be at the Pentastar Playhouse, Windsor (23), Saunders Sec. School, London (24), Humanities Theatre, Kitchener (25), EL Fox Auditorium, Guelph (26), Chincguacousy, Brampton (27), and Michael Power S.S., Etobicoke (28-29). For more information e-mail:

David Oliver, Todd Robbins, and Rocco appear at Monday Night Magic on Nov. 23 in NYC. For tickets call Ticketmaster at: (212) 307-4100.(11/22)
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