MT: November 23-29, 1998

VOLUME: 11 / ISSUE: 329 / Monday – November 23, 1998
Lance Burton received the “Clark County Child Advocate of the Year” award by the C.A.S.A. Foundation (Court Appointed Special Advocate) during their annual dinner at the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino on Friday Oct. 23. Burton is very active in children’s issues, and has set aside half of the profits from his merchandising business to go toward children’s charities. He also sponsors the teenage magic contest at the Desert Seminar every year.(11/23)

Jim Starr, Lou Serrano, Danny Scott, Alfonso, Larry Clark, Amos Levkovitch, Pete Jensen, and Bob Stone appearing at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, on Nov. 23-29. Mitch Ness lectures on Sunday Nov. 29.(11/23)

Houdini’s life is chronicled from 1913 until his bizarre and untimely death in the “Houdini (Part 2 of 2)” episode of “Grand Illusions: The Story Of Magic” on the Canadian Discovery channel, Tuesday Nov. 24 at 9:30pm and again on Nov. 25 at 1:30am & 4:30am, Nov. 28 at 7pm and Nov. 29 at 2:30pm ET.(11/23)
VOLUME: 11 / ISSUE: 330 / Tuesday – November 24, 1998 
Mike Bent, Marcelo Contento, Steve Kradolfer, Jay McMahon, and David Oliver appear in “Magicians & Spirits” at The Green Street Grill in Cambridge, MA on Tuesday Nov. 24. Show starts at 10pm, bar magic at 9pm. All seats $10. For more info phone: 617-876-1655.(11/24)

Siegfried & Roy take their annual winter holiday from the Mirage in Las Vegas on Nov. 25 through Dec. 28.(11/24)

Michael Ammar, Harry Anderson, Mike Caveney, Brett Daniels, Dimmare, The Evansons, John Gabriel, Peter Gossamer, Phelston Jones, Mac King, Hans Klok, The Majestix, Jim Passe, star in the “World’s Greatest Magic V” on Wednesday Nov. 25 at 8pm on NBC-TV (US).(11/24)
VOLUME: 11 / ISSUE: 331 / Wednesday – November 25, 1998
David Merlini, a 20-year-old escape artist, performed his greatest death-defying feat on Thursday Oct. 29 in Budapest, Hungary by emerging unscathed after being handcuffed inside a burning car. He wants to be the next Houdini.(11/25)

Rafael Benatar will be stacking six dice, then eight, and then ten while celebrity guest Jean-Claude Van Damm bets whether he can do it or not on Qué Apostamos? (what do we bet?), a Spanish TV show which airs on Friday Nov. 27 at 10pm in Spain. The show will later be shown on Televisión Española Internacional which is carried on some cable networks in the U.S. and Europe.(11/25)
VOLUME: 11 / ISSUE: 332 / Thursday – November 26, 1998
Penn & Teller are scheduled to appear on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Friday Nov. 27 at 11:35pm ET on NBC-TV (US). (11/26)

“Wow! The Most Awesome Acts on Earth” features sword swallowing and juggling on Friday Nov. 27 at 6pm ET on FAM-TV (US-cable). (11/26)

Roscoe performs a magic act on the “Opening Night at the Boar’s Nest” episode of “Dukes of Hazzard” on Friday Nov. 27 at 11pm ET on TNN-TV (US-cable).(11/26)
VOLUME: 11 / ISSUE: 333 / Friday – November 27, 1998
The much awaited TNT original movie “Houdini” is previewed in Meir Yedid’s monthly Muses in Richard Robinson’s Magic Show. Also news about Houdini in Biography, a quote by Doug Henning and the first release in the acquisition of the recently purchased MVN titles. To read Escapist Muses #54 – go to Magic Show by clicking: HERE.(11/27)

Ricky Jay is Mr. Silver in David Mamet’s 1988 movie, “Things Change” on Saturday Nov. 28 at 2:30pm and 11:30pm and again on Sunday Nov. 29 at 4am ET on BRAVO-TV (US-cable).(11/27)
VOLUME: 11 / ISSUE: 334 / Saturday – November 28, 1998
Last week Harry Anderson re-narrated The Learning Channel’s three one-hour television specials “The Mysteries of Magic” to be aired on Nov. 29. Anderson did the narration in a sound booth in L.A. while it was being recorded in Virginia via ISDN lines. The shows are scheduled to be delivered by Nov. 28, the day before airing. More about the shows in tomorrow’s MagicTimes. To read about the narration click: HERE.(11/28)
VOLUME: 11 / ISSUE: 335 / Sunday – November 29, 1998
“The Impossible Made Possible,” looks at the links between science, technology and illusion, in part three of the three part “Mysteries of Magic” specials narrated by Harry Anderson on Sunday Nov. 29 at 10pm and Nov. 30 at 1am and again Dec. 4 at 10pm and Dec. 5 at 1am and 5pm ET on TLC-TV (US-cable).(11/29)

Masters of the Mystery,” which features Penn & Teller’s views on secrecy in magic, is part two of the three part “Mysteries of Magic” specials narrated by Harry Anderson on Sunday Nov. 29 at 9pm and midnight and again Dec. 4 at 9pm and midnight and Dec. 5 at 6pm ET on TLC-TV (US-cable).(11/29)

“Death Defying Feats,” which centers on the myths surrounding Houdini, is part one of the three part “Mysteries of Magic” specials narrated by Harry Anderson on Sunday Nov. 29 at 8pm and 11pm and again Dec. 4 at 8pm and 11pm and Dec. 5 at 7pm ET on TLC-TV (US-cable).(11/29)

Contortionist Daniel Smith joins David Arquette, Ear 2000, Teri Garr, Savion Glover, NYOTS, Traci Bingham, and Greer Barnes appear on a rerun of “Penn and Teller’s Sin City Spectacular” on Sunday Nov. 29 at 10pm and will be repeated on Monday Nov. 30 at 9pm ET on FX-TV (US-cable).(11/29)
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