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Re: Mac King Extended at Harrah's Until 2015

At least Harrah's knows how to keep a talented magician!
by Michael E. Abston
09/18/10 04:10 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Mac King Extended at Harrah's Until 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1292

Re: Del Ray

I had the great pleasure to see Del 4 times in the late 70's both in front and from the wings! He was just as amazing backstage as in the audience! He then, later, had everyone in a room and did close-up for well over an hour! BUT the BEST memory was his performance in Raleigh, NC, (1976 or 77). Aft...
by Michael E. Abston
09/07/10 04:59 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Del Ray
Replies: 83
Views: 10903

Re: Jay Marshall: Beating a Dead Horse

I was only one page into the book and I laughed out loud! Simply Wonderful!
Just wanted to add my 8 cents worth (adjusted for inflation!)
by Michael E. Abston
04/15/10 07:02 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jay Marshall: Beating a Dead Horse
Replies: 24
Views: 4700

Re: The Latest on Jonathan Pendragon

"Now, being from TN, you could be a hillbilly."

That's "Appalachian-American"!
by Michael E. Abston
01/11/10 09:10 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Latest on Jonathan Pendragon
Replies: 91
Views: 15349

Re: The Latest on Jonathan Pendragon

Mark - About 30 years ago Sir Anthony Quayle (who you have to admit is a great Brit!) was in residence at The University of Tennessee (you know, us "stupid rednecks")in the drama department. He was quoted as saying that if you read Shakespeare with an East Tennessee mountain twang, it made...
by Michael E. Abston
01/06/10 04:54 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The Latest on Jonathan Pendragon
Replies: 91
Views: 15349

Re: Book of the Month: Fechter: The Magic of Eddie Fechter

I was told about Eddie by Ron Conley, who taught me how to demo and sell magic 36 years ago (it's all his fault!). Ron used to hang out at the bar/rest, back in the day (along with Mike Skinner). I then got the chance to see Eddie work at the Close-up Convention in Greenville SC in 1977. He was in a...
by Michael E. Abston
05/08/09 05:56 PM
 
Forum: Book of The Month Club
Topic: Book of the Month: Fechter: The Magic of Eddie Fechter
Replies: 47
Views: 16242

Re: Criss is back at it ...

Oh, and before someone says that all the magicians in Vegas are just jealous of his "success".....We wanted him to succeed because it would be good for magic on the Strip. With the corp. mentality of the casinos now, one bad magic act means all of the new ones are going to be bad or too mu...
by Michael E. Abston
04/20/09 06:07 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss is back at it ...
Replies: 75
Views: 4950

Re: Criss is back at it ...

For those who can't click and go (look at how many emailers have yet to learn to cut and paste<G>): CIRQUE OFFERS APOLOGY FOR ANGEL'S 'INAPPROPRIATE' AND 'DISRESPECTFUL' REMARKS' Cirque du Soleil issued a statement on Monday regarding Criss Angel's obscenity-laced shoutout to celebrity gossip blogge...
by Michael E. Abston
04/20/09 06:02 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss is back at it ...
Replies: 75
Views: 4950

Re: Criss is back at it ...

Here is MGM-Mirage's and Cirques public apology:
http://www.lvrj.com/columnists/normclar ... ormBN=true
by Michael E. Abston
04/20/09 06:01 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss is back at it ...
Replies: 75
Views: 4950

Re: Criss Angel Believe Buzz

AND the hits just keep on coming. Here is the entire article from today's Las Vegas Review-Journal! (BTW I do not wish Criss ill. The more sucessful the show, the better for magic here in Vegas. If he fails, (if?) it will hurt the chances for any other shows on the strip (as illogical as it seems) M...
by Michael E. Abston
11/03/08 02:00 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Believe Buzz
Replies: 446
Views: 125685

Re: Criss Angel Believe Buzz

AND The Las Vegas Sun Nov 1st: REVIEW: Illusion is elusive in Angels Believe Justin M. Bowen Criss Angel and Cirque du Soleil officials discuss the latest Cirque addition to Las Vegas during a Friday news conference. The show premiered Friday night after several weeks of preview performances. By Joe...
by Michael E. Abston
11/03/08 05:52 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Believe Buzz
Replies: 446
Views: 125685

Re: Criss Angel Believe Buzz

From The Las Vegas Review Journal Nov 1st: SHOW REVIEW: 'Criss Angel Believe' It's sort of hard to 'Believe': In his new show, fans might be wondering if Criss Angel is still there By MIKE WEATHERFORD REVIEW-JOURNAL REVIEW Who: "Criss Angel Believe" When: 7 p.m. And 10 pm.Fridays-Tuesdays ...
by Michael E. Abston
11/03/08 05:50 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Criss Angel Believe Buzz
Replies: 446
Views: 125685

Re: Lids by Rick Johnsson

Oh, I forget..........Rick had his column in Linking Ring for quite a while. Does anyone know ir there is any plans to publish the articles into a book? It would be a HUGE seller.
Mike Abston (again)
Now I'll be quiet!
by Michael E. Abston
07/31/05 02:31 AM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: Lids by Rick Johnsson
Replies: 34
Views: 6789

Re: Lids by Rick Johnsson

I had the pleasure of working with Rick a few times in the 70's. He was one of my favorite magicians and is still today. I was in college at Middle Tenn State Univ in 1976 when the special events office asked me if I could do a 2 1/2 hour show. I thought they were nuts! It turned out that they had b...
by Michael E. Abston
07/31/05 02:29 AM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: Lids by Rick Johnsson
Replies: 34
Views: 6789

Re: Tom Mullica as Red Skelton

You are in for a treat! I was fortunate enough to see Tom during his time at the Plaza Hotel & Casino here in Vegas. What a wonderful experience! I knew Tom in Atlanta and I only saw Red on stage! A perfect illusion! As a life long fan of Red Skelton, this was like seeing him in concert once aga...
by Michael E. Abston
12/12/03 11:32 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Tom Mullica as Red Skelton
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: DEL RAY'S PASSING

Back in the dark ages (Late 70's) I was lucky enough to see Del Ray about 5 times. I got to watch him from the wings of the stage (more amazing than watching from the front!) and from the front, saw him do his wonderful close-up for hours and hours and was a life long fan. But none of these events w...
by Michael E. Abston
11/20/03 12:29 PM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: DEL RAY'S PASSING
Replies: 11
Views: 204

Re: Okay, Blaine's out of the box: what do you think of the stunt?

I like what a British comedian said the other night on a David Frost special. He said that American magician David Blaine just finished 44 days in a box hanging over the Thames. That establishes him as the World's Worst Escapeologist (sp)! Laughed myself silly (but I'm easy). Just thought to share.
by Michael E. Abston
10/23/03 11:31 AM
 
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Okay, Blaine's out of the box: what do you think of the stunt?
Replies: 70
Views: 1246

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