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The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio · Page 31

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Wednesday, October 9, 1991
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D-2Features THE CINC INNATI ENQUIRER Wednesday. October 9, 1991 People Dear Abby Salvation Army helps woman locate her long-lost father MISSING CHILD: Joan Rivers will show photographs of comedian David Brenner's abducted son on her TV program, Joan Rivers, until the boy's mother returns him. Cole Brenner, 9, was kidnapped last week by his mother, Charisse Brody, Brenner's former girlfriend, hours after a judge awarded custody of the boy to the comedian. CASE CLOSED: Wayne Newton, having won previous battles in his 10-year libel case against NBC News, lost the war Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court refused his appeal to review a 1990 ruling by a federal appeals court that overturned a $5.2 million award against the network. The singer sued NBC over a series of reports in 1980 and 1981 that linked Newton with organized crime. Tate' premiere hit for film commission The adding machines are still humming, but it looks as if last Sunday's Cincinnati premiere of Jodie Foster's Little Man Tate was a hit. The financially strapped Greater Cincinnati Film Commission expects to "clear at least $10,000," executive director Lori Holladay said Tuesday. The commission helped lure the film to town; Foster directed it here in the summer of 1990. Tate opens locally Oct. 18. On Sunday, about 300 people attended a pre-pre-miere dinner party. Later, 600 paid to see the comedy-drama. Canceled Jiri Kout will not conduct the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra this weekend due to illness. His replacement is Christopher Sea-mon, principal conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony and the Northern Sinfonia. Pianist Marc Laforet will replace Rudolf Buchbin-der as soloist for the Oct. 18-19 concerts. D Donated Warner Bros, donated $100,000 to the Black Filmmaker Foundation to help establish programs for its new West Coast office. Birthdays Singer Jackson Browne is 42 today. Compiled by Kathy Doane n u FABULOUS DEAR ABBY: About 20 years ago my parents divorced. My mother kept my father's whereabouts unknown, and eventually all contact was lost. When I turned 18 and left home, I tried to no avail to locate my father. I gave up after six years, until I read a letter in your column. You gave the address for the Salvation Army, which has a Missing Persons Service to help find close relatives. I contacted them, and yesterday I received a telephone call from my father! Many years have passed and he has a new family, but I hope we can build a relationship now. Thank you, Abby, from the bottom of my heart, for making this possible. Please publish the information about the Salvation Army at least once a year. Maybe there can be other happy endings. YVETTE DEAR YVETTE: No need to thank me. That's what I'm here for. Readers, the Salvation Army operates a Missing Persons Locator Service in 90 countries throughout the world. This service is available to the public. Those interested should be aware of the following basic guidelines: 1. The inquirer should be searching for a near relative. Please do not request a search for Abby Vanjuren old classmates, sweethearts, wartime buddies, friends or neighbors. And do not ask to find runaway adult children or someone owing you money. 2. The inquirer must be able to provide essential information about the missing person. 3. The Salvation Army reserves the right to accept or reject any request for services based upon consideration of reasonableness, feasibility or notice. 4. The inquirer is asked to forward a $10 non-refundable donation. 5. The inquirer may secure information andor a missing persons inquiry form by contacting the nearest Salvation Army office in his area or by contacting the nearest Territorial Headquarters. Addresses: P.O. 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Working with Vandross' band, she melted the crowd for one song with high-toned embraces that helped her seductively ask, "How Can I Ease The Pain?" Topical humor Sinbad eased the pain with 40 minutes of humor that was topical for Tuesday night and for all times. He had the audience convulsed with his commentary on why the fashions of the 1970s should not be revived and by rapidly reciting his list of dos and don'ts at a Luther Vandross concert. "When Luther sings, don't sing along. People didn't pay their good money to hear you sing!" Sounds of Blackness, singing 15-voices strong, began the night with a pop-goes-the-gospel performance that featured its current hit, "The Pressure Pt. 1." Joining Vandross for his exultant finale, "Power of LoveLove Power," the choir's stirring mixture of male and female voices aiming for heaven turned the Coliseum into the Cathedral of Soul. BY CLIFF RADEL The Cincinnati Enquirer The powers of love, laughter and the Lord sustained Luther Vandross' Tuesday night concert at Riverfront Coliseum. Although Vandross' decade-long string of five-figure Cincinnati crowds snapped with a Coliseum audience of 6,000, the reigning king of soul crooners did not let the bad news affect his singing during the Queen City stop on his "Power of Love" tour. Bolstered by his sterling support acts the contemporary gospel choir, Sounds Of Blackness, Sinbad, the comic, and the sultry-voiced Lisa Fischer Vandross romanced the crowd during his one hour and 43-minute, swoon-inducing set. "You like love songs?" he asked as he ambled to the front of his elegant art-deco stage. "Then you've come to the right place." With that, Vandross stepped into the best parts of his 14-song program, "If Only For One Night" and an extended, testifying version of "Superstar." 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Two of the three desperate losers change but only one for the better. Still, no one qualifies as a good guy. First-time director and co-screenwriter (with Kurt Voss) Carl Colpaert tacks together a cheap hut of a parable about greed. He also asks, "If you find a killer instinct, what do you do with it?" Then, for a roof, Colpaert slaps on a doozy of a finale that's bound to frustrate three times as many viewers as it delights. You've been warned. Suburban Commando (PG; 1 I. mild profanity). This action-comedy demands not to be taken seriously, a calculated risk that pays off in a so-so outing suitable for all ages. Kids, mostly, will dig Hulk Ho-gan as a stressed-out intergalactic warrior ordered to take a vacation. So he lands on Earth in where else? suburban California. The big guy takes the name Shep Ramsey and rents an apartment run by architect Charlie Wilcox (Christopher Lloyd) and wife Jenny (Shelley Duvall). The 6-foot-7 Ramsey becomes an instant hit in the neighborhood, skateboarding (not very well) and upbraiding purse-snatchers and dog-abusers and redneck hot-rodders. All the while, he's pursued by intergalactic bounty hunters. There's a nice running gag with a mime, and an amusing set piece in a video arcade. And comedian Larry Miller contributes mightily as Charlie's unctuous boss. Hogan not only executive produces, but takes top billing over Lloyd and Duvall. But why not? The Hulkster is a natural. Commando is no big deal but itbeatsYoWemCM2. TM THE SUPERSTORE IN FLOORS COLERAIN EASTERN HILLS WESTERN HILLS FLORENCE TRI-COUNTY BLUE ASH 7931 Mall Road 301 Northland Blvd. .4730 Clendale-Milfnrd Colerain Ave. at 1-275 8394 Beechmont Ave. 6415 Glcnway Ave. Near Wal-Mart in the Beechmont at 8 Mile Rd. 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