MT: August 9-15, 1999

VOLUME: 20 / ISSUE: 588 / Monday – August 9, 1999
Gary Ouellet, producer of the World’s Greatest Magic Series, told MagicTimes this weekend that there will definitely be a World’s Greatest Magic 6, “…I am negotiating with two parties as we speak. But it will not air the night before Thanksgiving.” The Ouellet team is currently putting the final touches on their next magic special, “Hans Klok – Millenium” which is scheduled to air in November on FOX Family. Ouellet has also launched a slick new website designed by Ryan Ouellet at where you can find out about his new production company OCT Partners and their Street Search series which will feature magicians.(8/9)

Milt Larsen, Sylvester the Jester, David Avadon, Pete Lamont, Mike Barger, Eric Buss, Dan Birch, and Pete McLeod appearing at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, on Aug. 9-15. Pete Lamont lectures on Sunday Jun. 15.(8/9)

NEW JERSEY: Torkova will lecture on Wednesday Aug. 11 at 8pm for JMMRT at the V.F.W. (Penn. R.R. Ave., two blocks from AMTRAK station) in Linden, New Jersey. For more information phone Al Hillman at: 732-257-3456. Cost to non-members is $12.(8/9)
VOLUME: 20 / ISSUE: 589 / Tuesday – August 10, 1999
75-year old K. Lal and his son K. Lal, Jr. are on a nine-city U.S. tour performing around 25 shows. K. Lal is regarded as one of the best magicians in India and this tour is the first time he has performed in the U.S. This will be the only time we will get a chance to see him as he is planning to pass the mantle to his son who will take over the show. He will be in Chicago, IL on Aug. 13-15 (Phone: Popat Radadia – 847-995-0992), Atlanta, GA on Aug. 20 (Phone: Ramesh Suhagia – 770-564-8680), Charlotte, NC on Aug. 21 (Phone: Subodh Patel – 704-391-1122), Washington, DC Aug. 22 (Phone: Hasmukh Patel – 301-236-9048), New Jersey Aug. 28 (Phone: Chatur Vaghasia – 201-767-0044), and New York Aug. 29 (Phone: Raj Purohit – 718-565-1131). For more information click: HERE.(8/10)

Loch David Crane will be taking credit for the Eclipse on the 11th as he completes his trip across Europe to promote his “Bafflin´Bill Cody” magic show. He can be seen in Germany on Aug. 11in Stuttgart, Aug. 13 in Giessen, and Aug. 15-17 in Frankfurt. For more information click: HERE.(8/10)

Reports on David Blaine’s Buried Alive stunt on a rerun of The Rosie O’Donnell Show, from April, on Thursday Aug. 12 at 10am ET on ABC-TV (US).(8/10)

Wild, Wild West’s “Night of the Druid’s Blood” episode has a magician suspected of murder on Wednesday Aug. 11 at 6am ET on TNT-TV (US-cable).(8/10)

“The Magic Show” is the title of this episode of the children’s show Gullah Gullah Island which airs on Wednesday Aug. 11 at 11am ET on NIK-TV (US-cable).(8/10)
VOLUME: 20 / ISSUE: 590 / Wednesday – August 11, 1999
Howard Peters, a magician and escape artist from England died on Aug. 8. Funeral will be at St. Andrews Church Hall (Coulsdon, Surrey) on Wednesday Aug. 18 at 2:30pm. Donations can be sent in his name to: RSPCA Purley, Caterham & District (c/o Mrs G. Gardner Branch Sec., 8 Tydcombe Road, Warlingham, Surrey, CR6 9LU).(8/11)

MISSOURI: The Midwest Magic Jubilee stars John Calvert, Topas, Trevor Lewis, Jupiter, Jade, Vito Lupo, Loren Michaels, Hank Moorehouse, John Racherbaumer, Aye Jaye, Peter White, George Schindler & Nina, Chris Rayman, Bob Little, Jason Baney, Justin Willman, Satoru Furukawa, Armando Vera and many more. It takes place on Aug. 12-15 at the Henry VIII Hotel (4690 North Lindbergh, St. Louis, MO 63044). Registration is $100.00 per person. For more information click: HERE.(8/11)

David Blaine: Street Magic, Blaine’s first TV special reruns on Thursday Aug. 12 at 9pm ET on ABC-TV (US).(8/11)

World’s Greatest Magic IV starring Ayala, Jonathan David Bass, Kirby Van Birch, Lance Burton, Juliana Chen, Carl Cloutier, Raymond Crow, Dexion, Lennart Green, The Hamners, Mac King, Tim Kole, Sherry Lukas, Ken Mate, Max Maven, Tabary, and Rick Thomas will rerun on Thursday Aug. 12 at 7pm ET on FAM-TV (US-cable).(8/11)

The Magician episode of “Matlock” has him defending a magician accused of murder on Thursday Aug. 12 at 5am and noon and Aug. 13 at 1am ET on WGN-TV (US-cable).(8/11)

A magician planning a dangerous underwater stunt on the “Tower of Power” episode of  Baywatch on Thursday Aug. 12 at 1pm ET on USA-TV (US-cable).(8/11)
VOLUME: 20 / ISSUE: 591 / Thursday – August 12, 1999
Ricky Jay’s cameo as Captain Amazing’s publicist in the new movie Mystery Men is one of the funniest moments of the picture, as he says, “Look, I’m a publicist, not a magician.”(8/12)

A story about Doug Malloy in the Los Angeles Times highlights a show he performed for 50 preteens at Camp Axios where he weaved positive messages into his magic. Messages like, “You won’t get to be what you want to be when you grow up. You can’t travel the world if you’re in jail.” Malloy said, “Three years ago I realized I could use my talents and tools to bring a message to kids… The art of illusion, tricking the eye, is a good way to teach them values.” To read the Aug. 11 article by Mary Rourke click: HERE.(8/12)

David Blaine on a rerun of The Rosie O’Donnell Show, from April, on Friday Aug. 13 at 10am ET on ABC-TV (US).(8/12)

The Amazing Kreskin appears on Crook & Chase on Thursday Aug. 12 at 3pm ET on TNN-TV (US-cable).(8/12)
VOLUME: 20 / ISSUE: 592 / Friday – August 13, 1999
Melinda appears with her full-evening show “Melinda: First Lady Of Magic” at the Xanadu Theatre at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ through Sep. 5. The show runs every day except Fridays with tickets ranging from $15-$25. Tickets are available through TicketMaster by phoning: 800-736-1420. (8/13)

TENNESSEE: Dr. Charles Pecor lectures in Knoxville on Sunday Aug. 15 at 7pm for IBM Ring #58 which meets at the Seventh Day Adventist Church (3611 Kingston Pike, Knoxville). For more information click: HERE.(8/13)
VOLUME: 20 / ISSUE: 593 / Saturday – August 14, 1999
Arthur J. “Arty” Freda died on Aug. 5 of cancer at the age of 82. He regularly entertained with magic and ventriloquism for local charities. He was a member of I.B.M. and F.C.M. To read his obituary from the Aug. 12 Washington Post click: HERE.(8/14)

NEW YORK: Ben Ceasar, Michael Chaut, Eric DeCamps, Bob Elliott, Infantino, Andy Leviss, Simon Lovell, David Oliver, Mike Randazzo, Steve Rodman, Darren Romeo, Torkova, and Meir Yedid are just a few of the dozens of magicians who will be performing and teaching at the 25th Annual Tannen’s Magic Camp, directed by Terri & Dennis Cook, on Aug. 14-21 in Central Islip, NY. This year’s camp has once again sold out – if you know someone who is interested in going next year phone Tannen’s at 212-929-4500 for information.(8/14)

Orson Welles performs magic with Lucille Ball on “I Love Lucy” on Monday Aug. 16 at 4:30am ET on FOX-TV (US-cable). This show is syndicated and may appear at different times and channels — check local listings.(8/14)
VOLUME: 20 / ISSUE: 594 / Sunday – August 15, 1999
Franz Harary’s newest show, “ImagineNation,” which runs through Aug. 29 at Resorts International in Atlantic City gets a terrific review in the Bergen Record. Chuck Darrow wrote that the show, “…has enough ya-gotta-see-em-to-believe-em tricks and bizarre gadgetry to impress even the most jaded magic aficionado.” After describing the various illusions Darrow added, “Overall, “ImagineNation” is solid, family-friendly entertainment.” To read Darrow’s Aug. 6 review titled, “Hocus-pocus for the most jaded of audiences,” click: HERE.(8/15)

Torkova, Alain Nu, Rocco, and Todd Robbins appear at Monday Night Magic on Aug. 16 in NYC. For tickets call Ticketmaster at: (212) 307-4100.(8/15)

The Whiz Kid and the Carnival Caper, parts one and two, features kids and a magician trying to stop a bank robbery. Part One on Tuesday Aug. 17 at 12am and Part Two on Aug. 18 at 12am ET on DIS-TV (US-cable).(8/15)

Michael Grandinetti appears on Crook & Chase on Monday Aug. 16 at 3pm ET on TNN-TV (US-cable).(8/15)
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