The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 15, 1998 · Page 27
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THE SALINA JOURNAL encore! FRIDAY. MAY 15. 1998 P3 Music Former Wings guitarist to perform today ' Laurence Juber, former lead guitarist for Paul McCartney's Wings, will be the featured performer at today's Art a la Carte performance. The half-hour performance begins at 12:20 p.m. in the Campbell Plaza in the 100 block of South Santa Fe Av- BRIEFLY be sold by Marriott food services. Admission buttons are $5 for adults and $3 for students. . No alcohol will be allowed. In case of rain, the concert will be in the Stroble-Gibson Center. Theater JUBER enue. Juber has won a Grammy award and has released five ^cbustic guitar compact discs. He is touring in support of his new release "Mosaic." He also is a studio guitarist and worked on the soundtrack to the film "Good Will Hunting." ;. Juber also will perform in a concert sponsored by the Salina Symphony at 8 p.m. today at Fitzpatrick Auditorium. He also will lead a free acoustic guitar workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at S.M. Hanson Music, West South and Clark streets. ;• For Art a la Carte, patrons are encouraged to bring a sack lunch or purchase a lunch from one of •the nearby downtown restaurants. ". In case of bad weather, the performance will be in the Memorial Hall Lobby. Art a la Carte is sponsored by the Salina Arts and Humanities 'Commission. High school seniors to present voice recital Three high school seniors will present a joint senior recital at 3 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church, Eighth and Iron. The students are Nick Charvat, bass; Matt Gerry, tenor; and Rob Rominger, baritone. They will be accompanied by Janelle Rominger, and Leslie Ahlvers also will perform. " ' The program will include music from the 18th through the 20th century. Admission is free. Swedestock '98 takes stage at Bethany LINDSBORG — Eight bands ydll perform today during the ;sixth annual Swedestock '98 at T VIDEO CORNER , Courtesy photos Perfect Stranger is a Texas band that has recorded two albums. Country bands play at Wal-Mart McPHERSON — Matt King and Perfect Stranger will take the stage at 7 p.m. Wednesday for the "Wal-Mart Music Across America" program. The free concert will be in the Wal-Mart parking lot at 2210 E. Kansas, just off Interstate 135. Wal-Mart and Anderson Merchandisers began the concert series in 1995, and GMT: Country Music Television joined as a sponsor last year. The traveling show features differently weekly performers and CMT's 53-foot promotional vehicle. Matt King's debut album, "Five O'clock Hero," has drawn critical praise for such songs at "A Woman's Tears" and "A Woman Like You." Perfect Stranger has won fans with its raw Texas style that is evident in their signature song, "You Have the Right to Remain Silent," the second single off the Matt King recently released his debut album, "Five O'Clock Hero." band's debut album. Band members are Steve Murray, lead singer, acoustic guitar and fiddle; Shayne Morrison, bass guitar and harmony vocals; and Richard Raines, lead guitar and harmony vocals. Auditions set for Shakespeare play Auditions for Salina Community Theatre's annual Shakespeare- In-The-Park production are scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday in the theater auditorium, 303 E. Iron. Several roles are available for male and female actors. This year's production is "Much Ado About Nothing" and will be directed by Bill Weaver. Show dates are July 16,17 and 18 at the Oakdale Park stage. For more information, please call the theater at (785) 827-6126. Great Plains Theatre tickets go on sale ABILENE — Tickets are on sale for all six shows from the 1998 season of the Great Plains Theatre Festival. The season will feature classics such as "The Sound of Music" and "The Rainmaker" as well as newer productions such as "Dancing at Lughnasa" and "Children of Eden." "Dames at Sea" and "Pump Boys and Dinettes" will round out the season. Season tickets are $75. Flexible season tickets, featuring four shows of the buyer's choice, are $56. Individual show ticket reservations are available at $16 each. Call the box office at (785) 2634574 to reserve a seat. Photo courtesy of The Salina Art Center "Dogs Called Spot" is a work from the 1970s from Harley Elliott. Harley / First show hasn't led to nerves Writing Bethany College. The concert kicks off at 3 p.m. across from the Student Union with two Bethany bands, Old Man Lyle and Walrus. Other bands in their order of performance are Route 3, Franko's, Exit 65, Ruskabank, Kill Creek and Ivory Star. Each band will play from 30 to 90 minutes. Booths will be set up to provide food and other activities during the concert. A picnic supper will Ending doesn't tarnish good film ROGER EBERT Universal Press Syndicate ''- Jack Nicholson plays a grumpy misanthrope who insults everyone around him, including a pa- itient waitress (Helen Hunt) and a gay neighbor (Greg Kinnear) in "A.-s Good As It "Gets." Then he's 1 tqr'ced to care for jhe neighbor's idbg, and his developing affection for ihe mutt unlocks a jjertain capacity for tenderness. Di- re*cted by James L. Brooks ("Terms of •Endearment"), the film has barbed ^rid sometimes hilarious dialogue •and sharply seen characters, but it "drags them kicking and screaming toward an unconvincing happy ending. Rating: Three stars. Shall We Dance? ; "A man sees a beautiful woman standing at a window and mounts itRe" stairs to a dance studio to •learn the secret of her mystery. In Japan, where the movie is set, ballroom dancing is seen as slight- Jy scandalous, and so the man is likely to discover not only her secrets but some of his own. The opening is fascinating, the second act provides drama and comedy, and the ending is thoroughly satisfying in a traditional movie way. Intriguing and entertaining. Rating: Three and a half stars. Little Indian, Big City One of the worst movies ever made, an exercise in idiocy that would have been incredibly bad in the original French, but has been made worse by being badly dubbed into English. It's about a moronic Paris businessman who has not seen his wife in 13 years and discovers she has raised their son as an Indian in the Amazon. He brings the kid back to Paris, and ... but never mind. Even reading about this film is a waste of time. Rating: No stars. Tomorrow Never Dies In its 35th year, the Bond series gets a lift from a slyly contemporary villain; Jonathan Pryce plays a media baron who wants to start a world war in order to dramatize the launch of his news channel. Pierce Brosnan, sleek and convincing, plays 007; Asian martial arts star Michelle Yeoh has great presence and chemistry as one of the most memorable Bond girls. Elaborate chases, incredible stunts, obligatory cliches and inevitable product placement: It's all here, in good repair. Rating: Three stars. Playing God David Duchovny from "The X- Files" plays a defrocked doctor who saves a guy's life in a bar and then is offered a job by a gangster (Tim Hutton) who could use a gunshot expert on staff. Angelina Jolie plays Hutton's girlfriend, attracted to Duchovny, as they get mired in a complicated scam involving counterfeit fashions. Good work by the leads in a preposterous story they make almost believable. Rating: Three stars. V SALINA ART CENTER Art center invites patrons to 'Do It' By The Journal Staff The Salina Art Center will open an unusual participatory exhibit Sunday. Following the instructions of internationally recognized artists, art center visitors can create from at least 15 works. The instructions, from such artists as John Baldessari, Christian Boltanski and Yoko Ono, may ask a visitor to observe and record whether others know when they are being stared at, or to write a postcard to a friend using a ZIP code directory. The founders of "Do It" compare the exercise to a musical piece or a play, which varies with each interpretation and production. While the artists create the instructions, the participants create the piece of work. On May 22, the art center will stage its own version of four works. It will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For one piece, members of the public are asked to bring something red to use in "Homage to Each Red Thing," by Alison Knowles. The instructions for "Homage" are: • Divide the exhibition space floor into squares of any size. • Put one red thing into each square. • Completely cover the floor this way. "Homage" will stay in place throughout the exhibition but will be changing continually as new red pieces are added and others withdrawn. Other projects to be performed on May 22 are "Projects for Poems," by Spanish artist Joan Brossa; "Exercises," by German artist Ulrike Grossarth; and "Untitled, 1994" by Argentine artist Rirkit Tira- vanija. The entire show's guest curator is Hans-Ulrich Obrist of Vienna. FROM PAGE D1 Reporter to teach journal-writing class A workshop on journal writing will feature Gary Demuth, a Salina Journal writer. The class will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Smoky Hill Museum Community Room, 211 W. Iron. It is free and open to the public. Demuth will talk about recording daily life experiences, thoughts, feelings and opinions. For more information, call Debbie Weaver at 826-7460. From Staff Reports There are a few times when he has a concept beforehand that he will carry through. "Score," a painting that depicts squares of newspaper Wall Street reports with patches of red paint, a way for him to show incidents when the various leaders of the United States had a hand in the death of people for power or financial gain, was one. But those times are rare. Most of the time he relies on his unconscious mind to guide him. "The materials suggest the next move," Elliott said. "Sometimes I don't know what the hell it's about until it's done." Elliott hasn't been one to promote his own work through his career. He's never had his own show before, and as a result, most in Salina aren't familiar with his work. Sometimes his artistic friends will chastise him for not sharing his work with the public, but Elliott would rather create new work than promote his old work. "I just stack the paintings against the bedroom wall," he said. "I haven't pursued shows or competitions. I've just been lazy about it. It takes a lot of energy to promote, and I'd rather use that energy in creating the piece." This is Elliott's first show, and he would like more. "I need to make an effort to get my work seen by more people rather than a few friends," he said. "I think that's what I want to start doing more often." Elliott feels good about his work, and he's proud of it, so he said he may not be nervous about the show until about an hour before it opens. "I'm pretty excited," he said. "I've never created anything that's gotten me in trouble, but then again, there aren't a lot who have seen my work, so maybe I should be more nervous than I am." Cloth Gift Bags SffifiMill -I;;,. MUSE UN STORE 211 West Iron Tues.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 1-5 Get Positive. As a superhero, he fought crime. Now Christopher Reeve fights to find a cure for himself and other paraplegics. His "man of steel" mental and emotional strength comes from his indomitable positive attitude. Read about a super man...this Sunday in USA WEEKEND. "* Salina Journal http://www.uuwMkend.com $ USA WEEKEND Schwan's Frozen Food Truck Will be in the parking lot at Kmart 400 S. Broadway TODAY, 3pm - 6pm Tire Zone TODAY, 3pm - 6pm Corner of Crawford & Ohio Ask about our Home Delivery 100% guaranteed We accept food stamps Wanted: new customers morning, afternoon & evening. presents SantaTe Trail Days Larned, KS May 23-May 25, 1998 • Largest Weekend of Living History at Larned National Historical Site • Santa Fe Trail Center Special Exhibits Saturday, May 23 Parade - Arts & Crafts - Quilt Show - Food - Musical Entertainment Car Show - Games - World Famous Budweiser Clydesdales on Tour www.larned.net/chamber 1-800-747-6919 lid West Hun featuring Men of PCaygirC ' 'Appearing at: m^ Humors ,r West State Street Road, Salina Sat., May 16th, 8PM Doors open at 7 PM $5.00 Advance $7.00 at the Door Must be 18 to enter, 21 to drink GRAB SOME FUN Pick up a Guitar! GRAMMY AWARD WINNER, MASTER GUITARIST & SOLID AIR RECORDS ARTIST Laurence Juber in concert FREE ADMISSION Saturday May 16, 11am • Former Member of Paul McCartney & Wings • Studio Musician & Performer • Master Guitarist • Grammy Award Winner 825-6273 South St. & Clark, Salina 1 1-800-875-6273 J\t S. M. Hanson Music we are committed to helping you learn to play. We do this with quality products, talented instructors, and interactive concerts, such as Laurence Juber. We know playing music is fun, ask any musician. We're here to help you learn. Come in today and... "GRAB SOME FUNF

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