The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 3, 1998 · Page 28
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D4 FRIDAY. APRIL 3, 1998 encore! THE SALINA JOURNAL fa Ve CELEBRITY PRICE Entertainment highlights during the week of April 5-11: • 45 years ago: "House of Wax," starring Vincent Price, premiered in New York. It was one of the most popular of the era's 3-D films, and it was the film that launched Price on his horror-film circuit after 15 years of "straight" roles. • 40 years ago: in/ing Feld's "Greatest Show of • Stars" tour opened in Norfolk, Va. Sam Cooke was the main act. Other acts included the Everly Brothers, Clyde McPhatter, and many rock 1 n' roll and R&B names. • 35 years ago: "Lawrence of Arabia" won the best picture and best director Oscars. It was Peter O'Toole's first leading role, and the film made him an instant star. • 25 years ago: Neil Young's autobio-graphical documentary film "Journey Through the Past" premiered at the American YOUNG Film Festival in Dallas. The film received mixed reviews. • 15 years ago: Oscar night presenter Kristy McNichol found it almost impossible to pronounce the name of the winner for best animated short subject — Zbigniew Rybcyznski. The best she could do with the last name was "sky." • 10 years ago: Cher won the best actress Oscar at the 60th annual Academy Awards. She won for her role in "Moonstruck." Michael Douglas won the best actor award for "Wall Street." • One year ago: one year ago: For his 50th birthday bash in London, pop star Elton John wore a 3- foot high silver wig, silver brocade coat and JOHN breeches, and 15-foot feather train. He arrived on a golden throne in the back of a 30-foot truck decked out in red-velvet. • Spoken five years ago: "I think I've branched out from 'Wheel of Fortune.' I'm not patting myself on the back. I've worked very hard for a very WHITE long time." — VANNA WHITE whose own enterprise, Vanna White Inc., was created to market her image • Spoken one year ago: "I used to steal 20 bucks from my father's wallet, take the train in and get standing room. I saw They're Playing Our Song' nine times; 'Dreamgirls' six times." — ROSIE O'DONNELL talk-show host, host of the 1997 Tony Awards From Wire Service Reports T MUSIC Shawn Colvin slowly blooms into a star After 24 years in the business, she has a hit album and 2 Grammys By CHIP BROWN The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — Shawn Colvin was puttering around her Lake Austin home, getting organized for a solo acoustic concert tour that would start in New Hampshire in a few days. Between goofing around with Grace, her preschool niece, and spending some quiet time with her husband, Mario Erwin, a photographer and graphic artist she met while water-skiing on Lake Austin two years ago, she had been looking at the record sale charts. There was a time when she wouldn't scan the charts. But these days she can't help herself. At 42, she has been singing for a living for 24 years. She has released four studio albums, plus a live album under an independent label. Although her debut album, "Steady On," won a Grammy award in 1990 for best contemporary folk recording, none of her first three albums went gold. Now, she's about to go platinum (1 million copies sold) thanks in large part to two top Grammy Awards —• song of the year and record of the year — for the top 10 hit "Sunny Came Home," a single from her fourth album, "A Few Small Repairs." Throw in the fact that she is expecting her first child, a girl, in August, and it's shaping up to be a year of firsts for Colvin. "I got used to working the way I worked, putting an album out every two or three years and touring to make a living, never really thinking about charts or album sales," she said. "I have basically just stayed afloat." A native of South Dakota who dropped out of Southern Illinois University, Colvin moved to Austin in 1975 to perform with the The Associated Press Shawn Colvin could be capitalizing this summer on her success at the Grammy Awards. Instead, she'll do a short tour, play a few Lllith Fair dates and then take time off to have her first baby. Dixie Diesels, a country rock band. In 1980 she went solo and moved into a mouse-infested New York City apartment, with some Hell's Angels for neighbors, and played bars and clubs. She developed a loyal following in small venues — always hoping for but never expecting more. "You want to think that you deserve the accolades," said Colvin, who was signed by Columbia Records in 1988. "But as to when you get that sort of tip of the hat, one can never say. Sometimes you never do. You just stick with it and do it for the music. This (the Grammys) will certainly help with my profile and ability to sell records, I hope." John Leventhal, her longtime music producer and a former boyfriend from the early barroom singing days in New York, says Colvin is finally being appreciated. "Shawn is definitely someone who has paid her dues and has been gigging a long time," said Leventhal, who also won a Grammy for co-writing "Sunny Came Home." "She has made great records and wasn't ever really into imaging," he said. "She is an artist of substance, and it's great that the Grammy WHAT'S GOING ON Saturday 8 Wednesday 10 FrWay Events for these days can be found on the two-day calendar under the "A Look Ahead" heading on Page A2. 5 Sunday • CONCERT: Benefit Concert for Habitat for Humanity by Wentzville Missouri High School Choir. 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 122 N. Eighth. Freewill offering. 825-0228. • MUSIC: Country and Bluegrass Jam, Salina Association of Pickers. 2-5 p.m., Central Mall. Listeners and new players welcome. 827-8539. • COURTLAND: Annual Juried Art Competition of Original Work, sponsored by the Art Guild of Courtland. 1-5 p.m., Pike Valley Elementary School gym. Free. 374-4585. • ELLSWORTH: Ellsworth Cowboy Trade Show at The Plaza and the Ellsworth Sand Pit. 827-3229. • LINDSBORG: Concert, Handel's "Messiah." 3 p.m., Presser Hall Auditorium, Bethany College. Tickets $8, $14 and $17. 227-3311. • McPHERSON: Gallery talk and reception for sculptor Barry Badgett. 2-4 p.m., Friendship Hall, McPherson College. Free. 316-241-0731. • OBERLIN: Cowboy Poetry Festival, poets, musicians, storytellers and artists. 1-5 p.m., The Gateway. $2. 475-2473. 6 Monday • COFFEE: Job Club Coffee, Older Kansans Employment Program. 9:30 a.m., Sirloin Stockade. 827-4857. • DANCE: Jolly Mixers Dance, music by Ramblin' Andy. 8-11 p.m., Moose Lodge, 1700 Beverly. No smoking or drinking. 827-7870. • PUBLIC MEETING: Town meeting on building plans for the Salina School District, 7 p.m. Central High School cafeteria, 650 E. Crawford. • WORKSHOP: Beginning Writer's Workshop, "Using Words and Graphics to Promote Other People's Ideas," with Jane McComb Struble, freelance writer. 10 a.m., Senior Center, 245 N. Ninth. Free. 8267460. • COLBY: Program, "Indian Trails: Highways of the Prairie," by Donald J. Blakeslee, associate professor of anthropology at Wichita State University. 7 p.m. Garvey Educational Room. 462-4590. Free. 9 Thursday • PUBLIC MEETING: Town meetings on building plans for the Salina School District, 10 a.m. Senior Center, 245 N. Ninth, and 7 p.m. Schilling Elementary School, 3121 Canterbury Drive. • PUBLIC MEETING: Fair Housing Seminar, presented by the Salina Human Relations Dept. 6:30-9 p.m., Bicentennial Center. 826-7330. • ABILENE: Panel discussion on the book "Eisenhower: The Prewar Diaries and Selected Papers, 1905-1941." 7:30 p.m., Eisenhower Center. Free. 263-4751. • LINDSBORG: Music, Bach's The Passion of Our Lord According to St. Matthew." 7:30 p.m., Presser Hall, Bethany College. Tickets $5, $9 and $11. 227-3311. 11 Saturday • BIRDWALK: Birdwalking for Beginners. 7:45 a.m., Wildbird Crossing, 2306 Planet. Free. 452-9453. • LINDSBORG:Open Mike Night. 8 p.m., Coffeehouse of Lindsborg, 124 S. Main. 227-2842. 12 Sunday • FUND-RAISER: 12th Annual Geranium Sale, Salina Community Theatre Guild. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., parking lot, Salina Community Theatre, 303 E. Iron. 827-6126. • LINDSBORG: Concert, Handel's "Messiah." 3 p.m., Presser Hall Auditorium, Bethany College. Tickets $8, $14 and $17.227-3311. In the future • MAY 9: Statler Brothers concert, 7:30 p.m., Bicentennial Center. $24.50, $22.50. 1-800-826-7469. • JUNE 11-14: Smoky Hill River Festival in Oakdale Park. (785) 826-7410. • JULY 24-26: The 98 Hotline All Nighters Music Festival in Oakdale Park. Fund-raiser for the Hotline. • PUBLIC MEETING: Salina City Commission. 4 p.m., Room 107, City-County Building, 300 W. Ash. 826-7250. • PUBLIC MEETING: Town meeting on building plans for the Salina School District, 7 p.m. Meadowlark Ridge Elementary School, 2200 Glen. • ABILENE: Concert, autoharpist Bryan Bowers. 7:30 p.m., Tietjens Center for the Performing Arts, Third and Mulberry. $5. 263-4770. • LINDSBORG: Ling Concert Series, featuring cellist Eric Edberg and violinist Philippe Djokic. 7:30 p.m., Presser Hall, Bethany College. $5, $4. 227-3311. • MCPHERSON: Convocation, Jack London: Adventure Writer, with Carrol Peterson of Doane College. 11:30 a.m., Brown Auditorium, McPherson College. Free. 316-241-0731. Gifts, Figurines, Children^ Toys ifflffiHI MUSEUM 3 211 West Iron Tlmrs. 4:45 7:00 Fri. 4:45 7:00 9:00 „ _ 2:00 4:45 7:00 9:00 liios.'SiiiaR- Sun. 2:00 4:45 7:00 7 Tuesday • PROGRAM: "Ethics of Managed Care: Business Ethics or Medical Ethics?" with Manuel Velasquez, professor of business ethics at Santa Clara University, Calif. 7 p.m., Fitzpatrick Auditorium, Kansas Wesleyan University. 827-5541. • PUBLIC MEETING: Saline County Commission. 11 a.m., Room 107, City- County Building, 300 W. Ash. 826-6540 • PUBLIC MEETING: City Planning Commission. 4 p.m., Room 107, City- County Building, 300 W. Ash. 826-7260. • PUBLIC MEETING: Town meeting on building plans for the Salina School District, 7 p.m. Salvation Army, 1137 N. Santa Fe. PRIME RIB USDA Choice x , "- ^ 1 1 i ^^B^ ^^B^ Includes Choice Of potato, Sal^d, An<J Qyen The Kirby House Restaurant Casual Dres» Welcome Reservations Appreciated But Not Necessary Third and Kirby Avenue, Abilene, KS 785-263-7336 K J Awards have recognized that." Colvin's lyrics are filled with painful stories of loneliness, doubt and love gone wrong, but are shrouded in upbeat melodies that she has long felt were ripe for the pop charts. Radio and MTV, however, have, for the most part, pigeonholed her as a folk singer, limiting her access to the airwaves. Her songs rarely appear on MTV because the cable network considers her more suited for VH- 1, a less watched music channel that favors easy listening. "I try not to make it my business to know those statistics because it's too maddening," Colvin said. "But there's no question that MTV has an impact. It's huge exposure. MTV chose not to run my video, even 'Sunny Came Home.' I hope they change their mind." Colvin was a regular in the Lilith Fair concert tour launched last summer by Sarah McLachlan, featuring several solo female artists. Two other members of the tour, Sheryl Crowe and Paula Cole, were up against Colvin for record of the year. "I think being nominated with Sheryl and Paula continued the celebration," Colvin said. "It was not a problem, which, of course, sounds very easy to say now. But I truly felt that way. I like those women." Colvin will play 28 solo tour stops nationwide through May 1 and then make two appearances with Lilith Fair in late June in Los Angeles and San Diego before slowing down to have her baby. She said she looks forward to taking some time off after the tour,. She'll spend it at home in Austin, ; where she chose to live because of its lakes and its love of music. "Sometimes I wonder if things would be easier for my work if I lived in New York or Los Angeles," she said. "But I have maneuvered my life in a direction that felt better to me on the inside, and it seems to be paying off. "I met my husband here. We're having a child, and I made the best record of my career, in my opinion, here and it's done well for me. So I think it's been a really good move." Colvin is pregnant at a time when she could be cashing in on her Grammy wins with lucrative tour dates through Labor Day. But she has no regrets. "I wanted this baby very much, so my feeling is it can only be good," she said. "It will be a challenge. I don't think I can look at this as a burden or something that will detract. If it's forward motion in my personal life, then it has to be something positive for my work." ADEMY WARD CONTEST WINNERS 1st place- Carolyn Sixbury 2nd place- Mary Jane Hruska 3rd place- Helen Dunn the Salina Journal /^ANNIVERSARY Jg^ TRAVOLTA <9fato NEWTON-JOHN Fri. (*4:35)-7:20-9:40 NOTHING ON EARTH COULD COME BETWEEN THEM. DHUTU. SOUHD1 Fit (*4:00)-8:00 MERCURY RISING GARY OLDMAN Central Mall DIGITAL SOUND! Frl.('4:15)-7:00-9:50 I Central Mall. BRUCE WILLIS Fri. ('4:35)-7:20-9:50 Qg] ROBIN WILLIAMS GOOD WILL HUNTING Central Mall •gfj Fri.('4:25)-7:10-9:40 [gj [Central Mall. neve Campbell Central Mall. Frl.(*4:25)-7:10-9:40 [»aaUjilIltaU»J Fri. ('4:45)-7:20-9:30 ""'MAN,,,,,,, IRON MASK Pictures Central Mall LEONARDO DICAPRIO Frl.(*4:15)-9:50 Mid-State MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY inB| IPCH3 Jaj Frl.C4;1S)-7:05-9:30 SPHERE ROBERT DUVALL THE APOSTLE Fri. 7:00-9:35 Sunset i HOFFMAN Fri. 7:00-9:35 Nathan Lane Fri. 7:16-9:25 „ SUNSET PLAZA. SUNSET CINEMA Z - $1.50 ALL SEATS • ALL SHOW

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