MT: September 14 – 20, 1998

VOLUME: 9 / ISSUE: 259 / Monday – September 14, 1998
The legendary Jay Marshall who made more than 35 appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show and Michael Moschen who is considered to be one of the best jugglers in the world will join Rodney Dangerfield, Kevin Meaney, Kevin Sorbo, Andy Kindler and Sister Hazel on “Penn and Teller’s Sin City Spectacular” on Monday Sep. 14 at 9pm and will be repeated on Sunday Sep. 20 at 10pm ET on FX-TV (US-cable). (9/14)

Wesley Edberg, Andrew Goldenhersh, Matt Marcy, Robert Baxt, Guy Bavli, Ice MacDonald, Bob Borgia, and Jeff Martin appearing at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, on Sep. 14-20.(9/14)
VOLUME: 9 / ISSUE: 260 / Tuesday – September 15, 1998 
Construction has stopped on David Copperfield’s restaurant in New York. Massive cost overruns used up the $26 million budget for the Magic Underground. Originally projected to cost $20 million now estimates have increased to more than $30 million. About 25 of the contractors have filed more than $15 million in liens against the project. A spokesperson said that a new backer has been found and they expect to resume construction in the next 30 days. When it finally opens it will be the most expensive restaurant in the world. To read a Peter Grant story in the Sep. 11 New York Daily News click: HERE. (9/15)

Tim and Jenny Lynne Kole were involved in a serious car accident in Guam where they have been performing. Tim (Andre Kole’s son) reportedly broke his arm and shoulder and is still in the hospital. Jenny was released. We wish them a speedy recovery. (9/15)

A French girl falls in love with a carnival magician on “Lili” on Tuesday Sep. 15 at 6:30am on MAX-TV (US-cable). The 1953 movie stars: Leslie Caron, Mel Ferrer, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Amanda Blake, Kurt Kaznar, and Zsa Zsa Gabor. (9/15)
VOLUME: 9 / ISSUE: 261 / Wednesday – September 16, 1998
Joanie Spina and Rocco star in “Kissed By Magic” which opens at the Roxy Theatre, located at the Tremont House Hotel (279 Tremont Street) in Boston. The show is scheduled to run from Sep. 15 through Nov. 15. Shows are Tuesday-Saturday at 7pm with an additional Saturday matinee at 3pm. Tickets run $18-$35 and are available through Ticketmaster by phoning: 617-931-2000. (9/16)

Rafael Benatar appears with his one-man show at “La Cripta Magica 2” in Madrid, Spain on Sep. 17-19 and again Sep. 24-26. For reservations phone: 915399696. (9/16)

Ali Bongo, John Gaughn, Vikj, Ted Lesley, Gene Anderson, Michael Decker, Chad Long, Boris Wild, Kolmykov Vladislav, Leslie Melville, and Tony Curtis are among the performers at the 62nd Annual British Ring Convention in Eastbourne, England on Sep. 15-20. (9/16)
VOLUME: 9 / ISSUE: 262 / Thursday – September 17, 1998
Rich Marotta, Alan Zuckerman, The Gustafsons, and Meir Yedid perform at S.A.M. Rouclere Assembly #25’s annual banquet in Singac, New Jersey on Friday Sep. 18. More than two dozen close-up performers including Eric DeCamps, Bob Elliott, Warren Kaps, Ronald Wohl, Mike Bornstein, John Mintz, and Bob Delaney, will be table-hopping between courses. The annual banquet which has been running for more than 65 years has featured such luminaries as Slydini, Milbourne Christopher, Jeff McBride, Joseph Gabriel, Vito Lupo, Jonathan David Bass, Torkova, Peter Samelson, George Schindler, Rocco, Coe Norton, Roy Benson and many, many others. As usual it has been sold out. (9/17)

A segment called “not-quite-professional magicians” on America’s Funniest Home Videos on Thursday Sep. 17 at 8:30am on USA-TV (US-cable). (9/17)
VOLUME: 9 / ISSUE: 263 / Friday – September 18, 1998
David Copperfield is back in Vegas with his “Dreams and Nightmares” show on Sep. 18 through Oct.14 in the Circus Maximus Showroom at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. You can get tickets by phoning: 800-445-4544. (9/18)

Penn & Teller appear in the 1986 movie “My Chauffeur” on Saturday Sep. 19 at 3am ET on USA-TV (US-cable). (9/18)

Le Grand David on “Grand Illusions: The Story Of Magic” on the Canadian Discovery channel, Saturday Sep. 19 at 7pm and again on Sep. 20 at 2:30pm ET. (9/18)

“Houdini: The Great Escape” is part of the Biography for Kids series on Saturday Sep.19 at 6am ET on A&E-TV (US-cable). (9/18)
VOLUME: 9 / ISSUE: 264 / Saturday – September 19, 1998
Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor trains will be featuring magic during the month of October. Close-up magicians will be performing in the aisles while pitching Amtrak’s Halloween destinations. The project’s kick-off will be on October 1 in the main Rotunda of NY’s Penn Station at noon and will feature the magic of Jeff McBride. Michael Chaut, of Monday Night Magic, is booking the talent. Scheduled to appear are: David Oliver (Oct. 1 and 2), Michael Chaut (Oct. 8, 9, 29 and 30), Jon Stetson (Oct. 15 and 16), Rich Marotta (Oct. 22 and 23), Jamy Ian Swiss (Oct. 26, 27, 28 and 30), Steve Bedwell (Oct. 26 and 27), Jeff Moche (Oct. 28 and 29), and Peter Samelson (Oct. 30). The finale will take place on Oct. 30 on the Twilight Shoreliner between Washington, D.C. and NY and will feature Jamy Ian Swiss, Peter Samelson, Michael Chaut.(9/19)

Le Grand David Spectacular Magic Company, now in its 22nd year, opens its autumn season on Sunday, Sep. 20 (second show on Sep. 27) at 3pm at the Cabot St. Cinema Theatre in Beverly, MA. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12. For more info and tickets call: 978-927-3677. (9/19)
VOLUME: 9 / ISSUE: 265 / Sunday – September 20, 1998
Steve Beam has announced that his magic magazine “The Trapdoor” will cease publication with issue #70 after 15 years and almost 1500 pages. Up to about four years ago everyone was complaining that there were too many magazines out there. Slowly these magazines have been perishing. Is the web a contributing factor? Is there an information overload? Will the quantity of books and videos released also have to be scaled down? Only time will tell. (9/20)

Belinda Sinclair, Patrick Slaughter, Torkova, and Peter Samelson appear at Monday Night Magic on Sep. 21 in NYC. For tickets call Ticketmaster at: (212) 307-4100. (9/20)
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