Local magician shares spotlight on Fox Family

Today's TV

March 17, 2001

Magic guy Lance Burton turns the spotlight on 13 magicians ranging in age from 7 to 17, chosen from hundreds who auditioned, on "The Young Magicians Showcase." Among those featured is 15-year-old Spencer Horsman, who performs magic tricks with his "dummy," Dexter. Spencer's parents own and operate Ken-zo's Yogi Magic Mart in Baltimore. It airs at 6 p.m. on Fox Family.

At a glance

"Waterworld" (8 p.m.-11 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) - Kevin Costner took grief over this production; this 1995 action movie seems to go on forever. The final result was entertaining, though perhaps not entirely worth the wait. ABC.

"Irish Tenors Ellis Island" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) - Ronan Tynan, Anthony Kearns and Finbar Wright sing a program reflecting the sentiments of millions of U.S. immigrants. PBS.

"The Dead Zone" (8 p.m.-10 p.m., WUTB, Channel 24) - Based on Stephen King's book about a teacher (Christopher Walken) who comes out of a coma with the ability to see the future. UPN.

Cable

"All-Star Jam" (7 p.m.-8 p.m., Pax) - Country legends Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Lorrie Morgan, Glen Campbell and Mickey Gilley perform and reminisce at the Grand Ole Opry. Hosts: Ralph Emery and Bobby Bare.

"A Short History of Ireland" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., History Channel) - Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a history lesson.

"Magnolia" (8 p.m.-11:15 p.m., Starz) - This 1999 film includes a memorable final performance by Jason Robards, who died last year. However, some critics found it difficult to watch the assortment of human miseries in the film. The large cast is led by Tom Cruise and Julianne Moore.

"The Amanda Show" (8:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Nickelodeon) - In a development that we didn't anticipate when she split with Regis, Kathie Lee Gifford is a guest-star, playing "the world's greatest ventriloquist, Princess Whiff."

Compiled from wire reports by Sarah Kickler Kelber

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