MT: October 5 – October 11, 1998

VOLUME: 10 / ISSUE: 280 / Monday – October 5, 1998
The “Secret World of Magicians and Mentalists” with Penn & Teller and Ed Alonzo airs on Tuesday Oct. 6 at 9pm and midnight ET on TLC-TV (US-cable).(10/5)

Penn & Teller’s October live shows are: Oct. 6, Topeka Performing Arts Center, Topeka, KS. Oct. 8, Eastman Theater, Rochester, NY. Oct. 9-10, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ. Oct. 11, Staller Center, Stony Brook, NY.(10/5)

David Yee, Steve Valentine, Steven Youell, Joe Monti, T.C. Tahoe, Mark Merchant, Goldfinger & Dove, and Howard Jay appearing at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, on Oct. 5-11.(10/5)
VOLUME: 10 / ISSUE: 281 / Tuesday – October 6, 1998
Joe Hernandez whose company Sorcerers Productions produced last year’s “Stars of Magic” show in New Jersey is back with an exhibit of rare and never before seen Houdini and Frank Garcia memorabilia. The exhibit opened on Oct. 5 at the Hillsborough Library (555 Amwell Road, Hillsborough NJ, 908-369-2200) and will run through Oct. 31. In addition to the Houdini and Garcia items there will also be select items of interest, including a very scarce first edition of I Giuochi Numericci by Fatti Arcani Palisati (Antonio Alberti), 1747. Hours are Mon. – Thu. 9:30am to 9pm, Fri. and Sat. 9:30am to 5pm.(10/6)

Jon Stetson, Marcelo Contento, Steve Kradolfer, Mike Bent, David Oliver and special guest appearances by Michael Chaut and Rocco in “Magicians & Spirits” at The Green Street Grill in Cambridge, MA on Tuesday Oct. 6. Show starts at 10pm, bar magic at 9pm. All seats $10. For more info phone: 617-876-1655.(10/6)

Dean Gunnarson and Robert Gallup perform on the “Secret World of Speed Demons and Daredevils” on Wednesday Oct. 7 at 9pm and midnight ET on TLC-TV (US-cable).(10/6)

“The Blackstones: The Son” chronicles the life of Blackstone Jr. in magic and introduces his successor and daughter Bellamie Blackstone on “Grand Illusions: The Story Of Magic” on the Canadian Discovery channel, Tuesday Oct. 6 at 9:30pm and again on Oct. 7 at 1:30am & 4:30am, Oct. 10 at 7pm and Oct. 11 at 2:30pm ET.(10/6)
VOLUME: 10 / ISSUE: 282 / Wednesday – October 7, 1998
The World Alliance of Magicians (WAM) released a press release stating that Wendy’s International, American Home Products Corporation, 3M Corporation, and the Coca-Cola Company are not planning to advertise on the upcoming, “Breaking the Magician’s Code: Magic’s Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed.” WAM also stated that “Several civil lawsuits are pending against FOX Entertainment Group, Nash Entertainment, Leonard Montano (the Masked Magician exposing these secrets).” CBS MarketWatch’s Steve Gelsi followed up with a story titled “Magicians want Fox show to vanish” where he pointed out that there were three separate lawsuits filed and two of them have been dismissed. The third awaits a Cincinnati judge’s decision on a motion to dismiss. Denny Lynch, a Wendy’s spokesman told CBS that, “We weren’t intending to be on the show in the first place, it’s not part of our media plan.”(10/7)

Penn and Teller perform on “Saturday Night Live” (episode #458 from the 1985-86 season) on Thursday Oct. 8 at 3pm ET on Comedy Central (US-cable-TV).(10/7)
VOLUME: 10 / ISSUE: 283 / Thursday – October 8, 1998
The Shakespeare Festival/LA is presenting “Hauntings, A Shakespearean Séance” starring Eugene Burger. The play created by Eugene Burger and Peter Howard, with Max Maven as creative consultant is directed by Tom O’Horgan (Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Lenny) with lighting design by six-time Tony winner Jules Fisher and an original score by Kirk Nurock. The show will run Thursdays through Sundays, October 8-31 at the Center Green Theater located at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA. Also scheduled is a special Halloween Séance at midnight on October 31st. For tickets and information phone: 213- 489-4127 or visit their website by clicking: HERE. Rumor has it that the show is headed to N.Y.C.(10/8)

Security has been added to the Meir Yedid Magic website. You can now place your orders with no fear of hackers getting to your credit card information. The site now carries an SSL certificate by one of the major security agencies. The security is also extended to orders placed through the MagicTimes Gift Shop.(10/8)

“Magic Weekend ’98” takes place in Lund Sweden on Oct. 9-11. For more info Fax: 46-35-130785.(10/8)

The “48 Hours” episode dealing with Psychics & Skeptics hosted by Dan Rather airs on Friday Oct. 9 at 7pm ET on TLC-TV (US-cable).(10/8)

Children help an old magician regain his self-confidence in “Shining Time Station” on Thursday Oct. 8 at 11:30am ET on FAM-TV (US-cable).(10/8)
VOLUME: 10 / ISSUE: 284 / Friday – October 9, 1998
Dutch illusionist Hans Klok stars in his show “Magie fur das neue Millennium” (Magic for the New Millennium) at the Schiller Theater in Berlin, Germany. The show which has been getting great reviews and selling out every night is produced by Wolfgang Bocksch who brought David Copperfield and the Spice Girls to Germany. Assisting Klok is Zarina Potapova with Carla Kama and Melissa Williams doing the Choreography (Madonna’s Choreographers). The show opened on Sep. 22 and will continue till mid-October. Among the highlights of the show is his appearing helicopter seen on the “World’s Greatest Magic.”(10/9)

Le Grand David’s Anthology of Stage Magic will appear on Saturday Oct. 10 and 24 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.(10/9)
VOLUME: 10 / ISSUE: 285 / Saturday – October 10, 1998
Danny Orleans is performing at the Direct Marketing Conference, a trade show of more than 20,000 marketing and direct mail industry professionals, held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on Oct. 11-13, where he will be representing American Express. On Oct. 21-23 he will be at Net-World Interop Conference in Atlanta, a trade show of more than 50,000 computer network professionals. He will be representing Radisys. Lisa Menna will also appear at Net-World.(10/10- updated 10/23)

Jennifer Tilly, Bobcat Goldthwait, Harry Dean Stanton, They Might Be Giants, Cirque Du Soleil, Ian Varella, Marty Pollio, and Peter Pitosfsky appear on “Penn and Teller’s Sin City Spectacular” on Sunday Oct. 11 at 10pm and will be repeated on Monday Oct. 12 at 9pm ET on FX-TV (US-cable).(10/10)

Penn and Teller perform on “Saturday Night Live” (episode #463 from the 1985-86 season) on Sunday Oct. 11 at 11am ET on Comedy Central (US-cable-TV).(10/10)

Penn & Teller perform on a rerun of the “Aspen Comedy Festival I” on Sunday Oct. 11 at 3pm and 10pm and Oct. 22 at 10pm ET on Comedy Central (US-cable).(10/10)
VOLUME: 10 / ISSUE: 286 / Sunday – October 11, 1998
On Tuesday Oct. 6 ABC-TV aired an excellent special titled “The Power of Belief.” Hosted John Stossel, it tried to analyze how our beliefs can impact our minds and why do so many people consult astrologers, hunt for ghosts, fear extraterrestrials, try to recall past lives and seek miracle cures? Interviewed on the show is James Randi. ABC News has published a transcript of the entire show so you can read it if you missed the TV special. To read the transcript click: HERE.(10/11)

Tom Durnin, Mark Strivings, and Simon Lovell appear at Monday Night Magic on Oct. 12 in NYC. For tickets call Ticketmaster at: (212) 307-4100.(10/11)
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