The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 15, 1998 · Page 28
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 28

Salina, Kansas
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Friday, May 15, 1998
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D4 FRIDAY, MAY 15, 1998 encore! THE SALINA JOURNAL CELEBRITY T SMOKY HILL RIVER FESTIVAL Entertainment highlights during the week of Dec. 7-13: • 50 years ago: Vincente Minnelli's 'The Pirate," starring Judy Garland, Gene Kelly and Walter Slezak, opened at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Ticket prices had just gone up from $1.25 to $1.40. LEIGH HESTON • 40 years ago: Orson Welles' 'Touch of Evil," starring Charlton Heston and Janet Leigh, opened as a double feature with 'The Unholy Wife" at neighborhood theaters in New York City. • 40 years ago: When reporters at a London airport asked rocker Jerry Lee Lewis about his marriage, he revealed his wife was his 13-year-old cousin. The ensuing controversy LEWIS forced Lewis to cancel most of his British tour. • 35 years ago: A Stevie Wonder concert was recorded live in Detroit. The album, "Recorded Live — The 12 Year Old Genius," went to the top of the U.S. charts. WONDER • 20 years ago: 'The Buddy Holly Story" starred Gary Busey in the title role. • 10 years ago: As 30,000 screaming fans shook the stadium foundations and hundreds of riot police officers stood guard, Michael Jackson JACKSON opened his European "Bad Tour" with a high-tech show of song, sound, light and magic in Rome. • Five years ago: The final episode of "Cheers" was broadcast on NBC. It was episode No. 275. • Spoken five years ago: "I'm still trying to persist in comedy. I don't know why. I think comedy is the most difficult thing in the world to do." ERIC IDLE founding member of Monty Python. • Spoken a year ago: "In an MMMBop, they're gone. In an MMMBop, they're not there .... It's an instant. If s a moment." ISAAC HANSON explaining the meaning of Hanson's insanely catchy single, "MMMBop." From Wire Service Reports IDLE Festival offers chances to learn, too Workshops beforehand provide access to artists as teachers By DAN ENGLAND The Salina Journal Thousands of people who descend on the Smoky Hill River Festival every year get to see bands, actors and storytellers perform something that they probably won't see at any other time in Salina. A select few get to learn. Every year before the festival kicks off, many of the performers come to Salina to teach classes on their art. This year, eight classes will be offered on topics ranging from storytelling to acting, and even sweetgrass basket weaving in the week leading up to Festival weekend on June 11-14. "You have this incredible body of talent, and many of them are teachers as well as artists," said Sharon Benson, director of arts education for the Salina Arts and Humanities Commission. "It does- Friday, Saturday Events for these days can be found on the two-day calendar under the "A Look Ahead" heading on Page A2. 17 Sunday • RECEPTION: Reception for opening of a 20-year retrospective exhibition for Salina artist and poet Harley Elliott. 2 p.m., Salina Art Center, 242 S. Santa Fe. 8271431. • ATWOOD: 16th Annual Rod Run, featuring classic car show, art and photo show, 01' Depot 9th anniversary celebration, drag races and quilt show. Events begin at 9 a.m., various locations. 800-4229630. • LINDSBORG: Opening reception for the Cara E. Fakes Senior Art Exhibition. 13 p.m., Mingenback Art Center, Bethany College. 227-3311. • LINDSBORG: Reception for artist Homer Gilson. 1-5 p.m., Coffeehouse of Lindsborg, 124 S. Main. 227-2842. 18 Monday • PROGRAM: "Transitions and Changes," with master social worker Michaela Stenger. 11:30 a.m., Senior Center, 245 N. Ninth. 827-9818. • PROGRAM: "Thanks for the Memories," After 5 Club, Christian Business and Professional Women. 6:30 p.m., Penn Campus, Salina Regional Health Center. $7.25. 827-7622, 823-8187. • PUBLIC MEETING: Salina City Commission. 4 p.m., Room 107, City-County Building, 300 W. Ash. 826-7250. • PUBLIC MEETING: Youth Task Force, The Partnership. 7 p.m., Central T MUSIC REVIEWS Soundtrack whispers sweetly By ERIC FIDLER The Associated Press. The soundtrack to "The Horse Whisperer" is an outstanding album of country songs from and inspired by the Robert Redford movie. It is that rare soundtrack album that not only holds together, but has no filler. It's tough to pick a standout on an album that includes contributions from Don Walser, Dwight Yoakam, Iris DeMent and George Strait, as well as a reunion of the Flatlanders — Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock and Joe Ely. Still, four songs in particular merit mention: Allison Moorer shows star potential on the aching ballad "A Soft Place to Fall"; Lucinda Williams resurfaces with the plaintive "Still I Long for Your Kiss"; Steve Earle's "Me and the Eagle" is a finely etched portrait of high-country loneliness; and Emmylou Harris gives an absolutely stellar performance on the dark and moving Chris Smither song, "Slow Surprise." "Two Kinds of Laughter" Sara Hlckman In a more perfect world, Sara Hickman would be a star. Her lovely voice would be heard on the radio, in music stores and in concert halls. In the meantime, those in the know will seek out her albums and club shows for her melodic sense, excellent guitar playing, rich voice and mix of sunny optimism with heartache. Capturing Hickman's magic on compact disc must be about as hard as catching moonbeams in a jar, but producer Adrian Belew comes closer than anyone has on "Two Kinds of Laughter," her excellent new album. Hickman's propulsive guitar strumming fuels several songs, including the infectious title track and "Take Whatever I Can Get." The ballads are marked by delicate guitar playing and Hickman's voice, as clear and beautiful as any in popular music. t n't make much sense to have them come out here, do their thing and then leave. These are master classes in the truest sense of the word. These are master artists." A few of the performers have been here before. Maskmaker and performance artist Rob Faust and storytellers Priscilla Howe and Michael "Badhair" Williams toured Salina's elementary schools last year as artists-in-residence. The classes are always full, Benson said. Most of the instructors usually take about 15 people. "I've never had to beat the bushes for people," she said. "The level of instruction is quite intense. We even have people drive quite a distance to attend them." And while some are attending the classes because they want to go into it as a career, others simply are looking to have fun, Benson said. "We get people who check it out and love it," she said, "and now they have been able to continue at it and be successful at what they took earlier." Smoky Hill River Festival workshops These prefestival classes will be offered this year. Registration is required, Call the Salina Arts and Humanities Commission at 826-7410 for information and registration unless otherwise noted. • Maskmaker and performance artist Rob Faust will train a group of actors to rove through the Festival. The actors should plan to attend all four nights. From 7 to 10 p.m. June 8 to June 11 and includes festival performances throughout the weekend. Contact the Salina Community Theatre at 827-6126. Faust also will perform with the actors at 4 p.m, Thursday at the theater. • Storyteller Pn'scilla Howe will present family stories working with children age 8 and up from 2 to 4 p.m. June 11. Children will then perform during the festival. Contact Dianna Walte at the Salina Public Library at Q2&4624,, • Singer-sorio^rHerthad Beach will work with twb age groups of children, 7-10 arid 11 and up, to write songs on June 9,10 and 11 at the Bicentennial Center. Ages 7-10,9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and ages 11 and up, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., • Michael."BadKair" ; Williams will work with adults interested in learning the art of storytelling from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 11. Contact Dianna Waite at the Salina Public Library at 825-4624. • Leam how to make a sweetgrass basket with artist- historian Yvonne Firby in a two-day workshop from, 10' a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and WHAT'S GOING ON Kansas Foundation, 1805 S. Ohio. 8256224. • WORKSHOP: "Understanding Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds," presented by K-State Research and Extension. 7 p.m., Room 109, City-County Building, 300 W. Ash. 826-6645. 19 Tuesday • PROGRAM: "Spruce Up for Spring," Christian Women's Club No. 2 brunch. 9 a.m., Red Coach Inn Restaurant. $6. 8269176, 825-9539. • PROGRAM: "Incredible Journey," Christian Women's Club No. 1 luncheon. 12:30 p.m., Salina Country Club. $9.50. 827-8909, 827-6248. • PUBLIC MEETING: Saline County Commission. 11 a.m., Room 107, City- County Building, 300 W. Ash. 826-6540. • PUBLIC MEETING: Tobacco Prevention Committee, The Partnership. 3:30 p.m., Salina/Saline County Health Dept., 125W. Elm. 825-6224. • PUBLIC MEETING: City Planning Commission. 4 p.m., Room 107, City- County Building, 300 W. Ash. 8267260. • PUBLIC MEETING: Salina Arts and Humanities Commission. 3:30 p.m., 211 W. Iron. 826-7410. • WORKSHOP: "The ABC's of Credit Facts." 6:30 p.m., Consumer Credit Counseling Service, 1201 W. Walnut. $5 per family. 827-6731. 20 Wednesday • COFFEE: Job Club Coffee, Older Kansans Employment Program. 9:30 a.m., Sirloin Stockade. 827-4857. • DANCE: Jolly Mixers Dance, music by The Uptowners. 8-11 p.m., Holiday Hall, 1125 W. South. No smoking or drinking. 827-7870. • LUNCHEON: Progress luncheon, sponsored by the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce. Guest speaker Kansas Lt. Gov. Gary Sherrer. 11:45 a.m., Heritage Hall, Bicentennial Center. $10, reservations required by May 19. 827-9301. • PROGRAM: "Living Wills and Advance Directives Information," presented by social worker Dan Gard, Salina Regional Health Center. 11 a.m., Senior Center, 245 N. Ninth. 827-9818. • PROGRAM: Jim Cram of Jim's Pharmacy on prescription medicines, Salina Parks and Recreation Department's Afternoon With an Expert series. 1 p.m., Senior Center, 245 N. Ninth. Free. 826-7434. • PUBLIC MEETING: Salina Airport Authority. 8 a.m., Airport Terminal Conference Room, 3237 Arnold. 827-3914. • PUBLIC MEETING:Crime Prevention Committee, The Partnership. Noon, Central Kansas Foundation, 1805 S. Ohio. 825-6224. • PUBLIC MEETING:Education and Health Care Committee, The Partnership. 4 p.m., Central Kansas Foundation, 1805 S. Ohio. 825-6224. • PUBLIC MEETING: Salina Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. 4 p.m., Room 107, City-County Building, 300 W. Ash. 826-7434. • WORKSHOP: "Journaling," the art of recording life experiences, with Gary Demuth. 10 a.m., community room, Smoky Hill Museum, 211 W. Iron. Free. 826-7460. • MCPHERSON: Music by country performers Matt King and Perfect Stranger. 7 p.m. Wal-Mart parking lot. Free. 21 Thursday • PROGRAM: "Population Management of Sandhill Cranes," with Helen Hands, KS Dept. of Wildlife and Parks, Cheyenne Bottoms. 7:30 p.m., Carver Center, 315 N. Second. • PUBLIC MEETING: Board of Zoning Appeals. 4 p.m., Room 107, City-County Building, 300 W. Ash. 826-7270. • PUBLIC MEETING: Salina Housing Authority. 4 p.m., 469 S. Fifth. 827-0441. • HAYS: Dance, Northwest Kansas Singles Club, music by Ramblin' Andy. 8 p.m.-midnight, Fanchon Ballroom. $6, $4, ages 21 and over. 628-2550. 10 a.rft to 3 p.m. June 15 at the Salina Art Center. For >,,;. ages high school to adult. ' „, ': • ADAAWE, an ensemble^f i five international women -* ;L percussionists and vocalists, ^ ! will teach drummers of high' *' j school age or older some new ;; techniques at 10 am June 11 ; at the Bicentennial Center. ; • Leam how to use colored-,;; pencil on watercolor paper to' ; create drawings of the Gulf Coast from Steve Shepard ;„ -:;• from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m, June-"* 11 at the Salina Art Center. ; For ages 12 through adult • Join dance caller Mike > Bundle and the band New % Z Direction for an introduction-;> to Contra Dance. No partners needed from 7 to 8:30 p.m. June 11 at the Bicentennial v Center. work program. 5-6:30 p.m., Salina Art Center, 242 S. Santa Fe. 827-1431. • PUBLIC MEETING: Salina Convention and Tourism Committee. 7:30 a.m., Chamber of Commerce, 120 W. Ash. 827-9301. • BELOIT: Policeman's Ball, with Big Band music by Bobby Layne and His Orchestra, sponsored by the Beloit Police Dept. 8-11:30 p.m., Beloit Municipal Building. $12 advance, $15 at the door. 783-2203. • LINDSBORG: Music by Celtic harpist Pamela Bruner. 8 p.m., Coffeehouse of Lindsborg, 124 S. Main. 227-2842. ••.: 22 Friday • ART A LA CARTE:Festival Friday, featuring rock and roll from The Blades. 12:20 p.m., Oakdale Park Stage. Free. 826-7410. • PROGRAM: "Do It," interactive art- 23 Saturday • BIRDWALK: Birdwalking for Beginners. 7:45 a.m., Wildbird Crossing, 2306 Planet. Free. 452-9453. • ATWOOD: "Airing and Sharing" Quilt Show. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Atwood Masonic Temple, 113 S. Fifth. 626-3947. • ATWOOD: Opening ceremony at The Moving Vietnam Veterans Wall. 3 p.m., Atwood High School football field. 626-3390. 24 Sunday • ATWOOD: "Airing and Sharing" Quilt Show. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Atwood Masonic Temple, 113 S. Fifth. 626-3947. • ATWOOD: Christian Remembrance Service at The Moving Vietnam Veterans Wall. 7 p.m., Atwood High School football field. 626-3390. Future events • 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. Announcing. . . BBQBuffet • Ribs • Chicken • Pork All You Can Eat • Includes Potato, Salad and Ice Cream Suits $6.95, Kids under 10 $4.95 1400 East Iron • Salina • (785) 823-9550 Friday & Saturday Startiruz. at When you see this symbol^J^ Food Runner will deliver. Call 826-9990 for a complete restaurant delivery list RIB EYE STEAK Includes salad and choice of potato. 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