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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 60

Des Moines, Iowa
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Thursday, May 15, 1997
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t An Tim TW f Uk "fc Do h -Tt-U n TI AVif Uo.ll UWM - 10 14D Tiie Des Moines Regihteh Datebook Tiiirsday, May 15, 1097 7 c Bits and bitet on what's up In central Iowa Family flicks for good cause How's this for a deal: For $4, you get to see three movies and get a drink and popcorn at each show. To make things even sweeter, you'll be making a donation to a good cause the Chlldrens Miracle Network. Carmlke Cinemas will show "Casper" this Saturday, "Indian In the Cupboard" on May 24 and "The Adventures of Plnocchlo" on May 31. Doors will open at noon, show time is 12:30 a.m. Yup, that's three admissions, three drinks and three popcorns for $4. Advance tickets are available at any Carmike Cinema Keep on lovln' them If you can't fight your feelings for R.E.O. Speedwagon, you'd better be at your favorite Tlcketmaster outlet or the box office of the Des Moines Civic Center on Friday morning. R.E.O. is coming to the Civic Center on June 25. They last played there in 1994. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are $25. From Barry's to Bourbon Ron and Bonnie Piatt, former owners of Barry's Lounge, which burned about a year ago, are back in the bar biz. They're almost ready to open Bourbon Street at the former Sportsman's Lounge, 500 Army Post Road. Bourbon Street will specialize In "fine bourbon and fine cigars," Bonnie Piatt says. The building has been completely remodeled, with a stage added, and will feature live music on weekends, probably '50s and '60s tunes. "It will have kind of a neighborhood bar atmosphere," Piatt says. Bourbon Street has satellite TV, dart boards and five pool tables, Including the famous L-shaped pool table that was salvaged from Barry's. Ron Piatt plans to serve free hors d'oeuvres during happy hour with drink specials. The bar will be open daily at 3 p.m. For more info, call 285-6733. It It live? You have a great voice but no band to back you. You're not alone. Because of an overpopulation of lead singers, karaoke was born. Michael Pardekooper of Michael Joe's Music Unlimited is sponsoring the local round of a national Karaoke Star Search 9 p.m. Sundays through July 13 at Gene's Place, 21 17 E. University Ave. You can warm up starting at 8 p.m. and . must sign up by 9 p.m., then one winner from "-. each week competes in the finals on July 20. First and second place win a Bahamas cruise, with a third cruise going to the winner of a random drawing of all the participants' names. If you advance to the national finals you have a crack at a $10,000 grand prize. Name change Sandy's 18 Wheels or Less, located at 455 N.W. Sixth Dr., is now Sandy's OK Corral. For Info on entertainment there, call 243-5140. Lotta later Watch for a couple of new laser shows at the Science Center of Iowa. Coming on May 30 will be laser matinees of "The Wizard of Oz" and evening laser concerts called "Laser Rage," with music by Tool, Kom, White Zombie and Rage Against the Machine. For Info, call 274-4138. Kyle Munson and Kathy Berdnn ; - i l run ' ! f if ,. i J ft. for thei;c22 weekend' fun V I i :jfc. if i : That I V r. long-haired country boy, V Charlie Daniels, will I jX be at t J Supertoad. I r T 'TVr VIA i I v a u Tenor time is tonight Who: John Osborn When: 7:30 tonight Where: Antes City Auditorium Most every Iowan knows about famous native son-opera man Simon Estes. But there's another Iowan to watch on the opera scene. Tenor John Osborn, a 24-year-old native of Sioux City, performs tonight In Ames. Osborn is the winner of the Placldo Domingo International Competition In France and was a National Winner of the 1994 Metropolitan Opera Auditions. Osborn will do a solo recital with Bryan Stanley on piano, sponsored by the Ames Town and Town Chamber Music Association. Next season he performs with the New York City Opera, Washington Opera and Canadian opera companies. Tickets are $15; students get in free. This concert was postponed from April 6. Call (515) 292-3891. 'n, , ,, , Daniels not donefiddlin' What: Charlie Daniels When: 8 tonight Where: Supertoad When the "Devil Went Down to Georgia" in 1979, Charlie Daniels' furious fiddle hit both the country and pop charts and won the Grammy for Best Country Vocal. Daniels has always merged country with Southern-rock boogie and blues, but he has fiddled with more gospel Influences of late. And on his new album, "Blues Hat," Daniels recorded a raw, live dose of country steeped in blues. After more than 40 years of making music, Daniels has shared the studio and stage with Bob Dylan, the So del mm mm It Isn't nilitp lead singer and guitarist for Southern California punk quartet Social Distortion, but this is proDaoiy as close as he gets. Social D. has tread punk waters since .Mommy s Little Monster" in 1983. Last year's "White Light White Heat White Trash" marked a return to harder territory, earning them renewed critical acclaim and igniting a long road trek. J(jtnlng the WARPED tour In July, Social D. will continue roaming the country In all its gutsy, guitar-driven glory. And per punk requirements, Ness' voice is anything but pretty, reflecting the many miles this band has clocked since inception. Social D. plays the Safari Club Friday. Kyle Munson

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