The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 29, 1998 · Page 27
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THE SALINA JOURNAL encore! FRIDAY, MAY 29, 1998 D3 TOM GANNAM / The Associated Press Two visitors enjoy the replica of a steamboat's pilot house, complete with a ship's wheel, at the Mark Twain Museum in Hannibal, Mo. The pilot house's large bay windows give a scenic view of the Mississippi River, which was the basis for many of Twain's stories. A Time Capsule Rockwell's magazine covers offer a glimpse of America FROM PAGE D1 They offer a time capsule from World War I through the Great Depression, World War II and into the Space Age. "To me, this tells history," said Linda Peitz, a sixth-grade teacher who brought her class down from Fort Madison, Iowa. "Take a look at what's happening in this picture and it will tell you what was happening in the world at the time." The exhibit runs chronologically from Rockwell's first cover in 1916 to his last, a 1963 portrait of President Kennedy. Rockwell died in 1978. Even the first cover was typical Rockwell: Two boys in baseball uniforms wearing wide smiles as they ready themselves for a game. A third boy, in dress clothes, frowns as he pushes a sibling in a baby carriage. Others are instantly recognizable as Rockwell classics: a '40s cover of a doctor playfully examining a doll to ease a little girl's wariness; a Thanksgiving 1945 cover of a young man back from the war, still in uniform, peeling potatoes alongside his proud mom; a 1955 cover of a young couple going over every detail of their marriage license, the old clerk rolling his eyes as he rocks back in his chair, patiently waiting. Rockwell critics dismissed him as an illustrator rather than a pure artist. But To me this tells history — Linda Peitz sixth-grade teacher Rockwell took great pride in his Saturday Evening Post work, Sweets said. "In those days, the cover of the Post was the greatest show window in America for an illustrator," Sweets said Rockwell once wrote. "If you did a cover for the Post, you had arrived." The Rockwell displays are among several in the new museum. Workers spent four years renovating an old downtown department store. Money was raised mostly from local residents, business and industry. One traveling display features movie posters and memorabilia from the 1938 David Selznick movie based on "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." Many of the posters are from foreign countries — Mexico, Argentina, Italy, even Poland. Another exhibit features merchandise recovered from the bottom of the Missouri River after the Arabia Steamboat sank in 1856. Years later, the goods, ranging from tools to table settings, were recovered. A highlight of the museum is a replica of a steamboat pilot's room, built using actual blueprints from a 19th century steamboat. The room faces out from the back of the museum, a plate glass window on the front and bay windows on the side offering a panoramic view of the Mississippi River just a block away. Visitors can steer the 9 l /2-foot paddle wheel or pull the cord to sound a steamboat whistle. The new museum joins the Mark Twain Boyhood Home, the John M. Clemens Law Office, Grant's Drug Store-Pilaster House, another Twain museum and a museum annex — all scattered among other historic buildings within a two-block radius of downtown. All are operated by the not-for-profit Mark Twain Home Foundation. And Sweets said more are planned. The foundation was recently bequeathed property that was the site of the home of Tom Blankenship. Blankenship, poor and mischievous, was a boyhood friend of Twain, and was the inspiration for Huck Finn. Sweets said the foundation hopes to replicate the hovel where Blankenship- Finn lived. and head on out to Maxwell Wildlife Refuge 10th Annual PRAIRIE DAYS June 6 and 7 - 9:00-4:00 Located 6 Celebrate the "Simply Wonderful" Kansas Prairie with us! -EVENTS- Prairie Tours of Buffalo $5 per person (under 4 free). Fee makes you a member of Friends of Maxwell for '98 and entitles you to a FREE Bison Tracks subscription. Tours leave every hour on the hour Pioneer Demonstrations - Cowboy Action Shoot Wildflower Identification Walks Traders tent with handmade leather goods. Crafts, homemade jellies, collectibles, knives and guns. • Stage coach rides ($3.00) Buffalo Burgers SAT. - JUNE 6 lOam & 1pm Plains Indian Presentation Ken & Meg Wcidner 1 1 am - Prairie Land Blucgrass 1pm - Triad Beach concert 2pm - Harmonica Workshop Learn to play cowboy songs 3pm - Bunk House Bucket Band Learn to make primitive instruments SUNDAY - JUNE 7 10am & 1pm - Plains Indian Presentation 11 am - Thad Beach - Harmonica Workshop 12 Noon - Primitive Instrument Workshop 1 pm - Concert of Kansas Songs 2pm - Black Kettle Band - Bluegrass Camping available at McPherson State Lake. West side of refuge - Motets available in McPherson DOWNTOWN CANTON EVENTS - Hey Kids! FREE FISHING CLINIC Saturday 1pm-4pm Sessions 1 - 2 - 3pm Pre-register (6 and over) Sponsored by Kansas Wildlife & Parks For The Birds Kansas Birds of the Prairie display. See prairie Raptors up close and personal by Wichita Wild. Gate Admittance Festival Sticker each day Adults - $2.00 Under 12-FREE SPONSORED BY for info: 316-628-4455 JUNE 6, 9:OO-2:OO *V DICKINSON THEATRES SSS!HS *l| FROM THE CREATORS J l OF INDEPENDENCE DAY SIZE DOES IVI M I I C n i www.godiilla.coni DIGITAL SOUND! Fri.-Thurs.(*12:45-*3:30)-6:15-9:00 Fri.-Thurs. (*1:30-*4:15)-7:00-9:45 Central Mall;/ 'SANDRA BULLOCK'S FINEST PERFORMANCE EVER. EMOTIONS SOAR IN 'HOPE FLOATS."' T MUSIC Eightball ups the ante with Tost' lost' is the first studio album by rappers to feature three CDs By The New York Times NEW YORK — For the past two years, the trend in rap has been to release double albums, as if toughness and artistic fertility could be measured in quantities of songs. : : Engaging in this macho ritual, Tupac Shakur, Bone Thugs-n-Har- .rnony, Wu-Tang Clan and the Notorious B.I.G. all topped the charts with two-CD sets more verbose than a congressional filibuster. Last week, Suave House, an independent rap label in Houston (distributed by Universal Records), upped the ante in rap's never-ending game of "Can you top this?" It released the first new studio album by a rapper to feature three CDs: "Lost" by Eight- ball. "Lost" is an album full of smooth, rolling beats and colorful stories tailor-made for bass-heavy car stereos. The record features guest raps from Busta Rhymes and Master P. "Selling CDs is like selling dope," Tony Draper, who runs Suave House, said in a recent interview. "That Eightball album is straight dope. And I'm putting out three keys of it," he said, alluding to kilograms. "If you can buy three keys for the price of two, you're going to do it." Like many rap executives before him, Draper has pulled himself off the streets to become a self- made rap mogul, selling millions of records yet remaining an underground phenomenon. In the process, he says, he hasn't changed his thinking or his way of working all that much. "We're straight hustlers," he said. "And the hustling doesn't ever leave a person, if you have it in your heart. The only thing that changes is the block. "If you hustle down South, and you're a true hustler, you can hustle on the East Coast and the West Coast. This is a business more than it is music. It's show business. No, forget the show. It's business." As a successful businessman, Draper, like Master P of the independent rap label No Limit in Louisiana, has been inspiring younger rappers to start labels and release music on their own, remaining independent instead of let- ting a major label own their music. "When you're building a label, it's a dream you have in your head," he said. "And when you start as a dream, it's hard to get somebody else to pay for it. It's not until you show the industry that you're selling records that the doors open. So it's very important at the end of the day, when all this is over, that I can take all my artists and go anywhere I want." Central Mall; Fri.-Thurs. */ (*1:30-*4:15)-7:00-9:40 Aldas Soaps, Candles and Friendship Gifts SmolcvHill GEL MUSEUM hltj 211 West Iron Tui'S.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 1-5 . Get Rosie. From TV and movies to Broadway and divas, Rosie O'Donnell knows entertainment. She discusses Jerry Springer's controversial show, explains her long-time love of musical theater and gives a "Rosie" outlook on this summer's picks and flicks...this Sunday in USA WEEKEND. DEEPI Wfl RACT I DIGITAL Central Mall; the Salina Journal http://www.usawnkend.com 3 USA WEEKEND SOUND! m Fri.-Thurs. (*1:40-*4:25)-7:10-9:50 HEROES CHRIS FARLEY 1 ROBERT REDFORD Fri.-Thurs. (*1:00-*4:30)-8:00 ft"t »-»»»!«» Cleanm, One Day Only! Tuesday, June 2nd Have your feather pillows reconditioned with us on our Special Pillow Day! Pillows cleaned, sanitized, fluffed and returned with new bright ticking in Queen, King and Standard size. Foam pillows cleaned also. Central Mall; Starting at only.. Fast One HourGea 1208Sout! 24 packs 2 liters All Sport QT 0 1533 Fri.-Thurs. (*1:50-'4:35)-7:20-9:30 CITY OF ANGELS NICOLAS CAGE MEG RYAN Central Mall; Warner Bros. Fri.-Thurs. (•1:40-'4:25)-7:10-9:40 Fri.-Thurs. C2:05-'4:30) — A WARREN BEATTY FILM BULWORTH Fri.-Thurs. (*1:50-M:35)-7:20-9:50 f JOHNNY DEPP Fri.-Thurs. 7:05-9:25 Fri.-Thurs. ('2:00)-7:00 the . .. wedding s.ngerlk^ismG %^ B^Stel noiir^c uin i ic 20 Oz. *Safina Store Only each [[Sunset/] adam sandier Frl,Thurs. (•1:45-'4:30)-7:15-9:30 BRUCE WILLIS . Frl.-Mon. C1:30-*4:1S)-7:00-9:40 iTues.-Wed. (M:30) m ' Thurs. C1:30-'4:15)-7:00-9:40 SUNSET PLAZA, SUNSET CINEMA 2 - SI.SO MATINEE $1.75 EVENING Primctime Show (•}:) •. *J.7S Children ,, «ourrto»//ne:aii-!IO! f? Muring Impaired

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