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G2 The Beacon Journal Sunday, June 24, 1990 COMING ATTRACTIONS fl ART History of photography The Cleveland Museum of Art will exhibit Photography Until Now, a landmark exhibition on the history of photography selected by John Szarkowski, director of the department of photography at New York's Museum of Modern Art, Wednesday through Aug. 19. Cleveland is the only other venue outside New York City for this exhibit, which presents 275 photographs drawn from major public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad. Concurrent with this exhibit is another, The World Seen Anew: English and French Photographs of the 1850s, which can be seen June 29 through Aug. 26. For more information, call 421-7340. Two shows in Youngstown The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown will show the 54th National Midyear Show and California: A-Z today through Aug. 19. For more information, call 743-1711. 'Boston Mills Artfest' The Boston Mills Artfest June 29-July 1 and July 4-8 enters its 19th year at Boston Mills Ski Resort near Peninsula. The juried arts fair features paintings, graphics, drawings, photography, sculpture and works in ceramics, enamels, silver, glass, fiber and leather. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and students. Children 12 and under are admitted free. For more information, call 657-2334. 1 9th season at Cain Park The Cain Park Art Gallery's 19th summer season in Cleveland Heights will begin with Viewpoints, an exhibit of works by Ravenna sculptor Brinsley Tyrrell and Cleveland printmaker Ralph Woehrman through July 8. For more information, call 371-3000. 'The Lonely Walk' in Beachwood The Mandel Jewish Community Center, 26001 S. Woodland Road, Beachwood, will present The Lonely Walk, an exhibit by architectural-archival photographer Jennie Jones from Monday through Aug. 19. A public opening reception for the artist will be held at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 831-0700. D THEATER 'Grease' opens at Carousel Grease opens at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Carousel Dinner Theatre, 1275 E. Waterloo Road, Akron. Performances are 8:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 5:15 p.m. Sundays and 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays (except June 27) and Saturdays through Aug. 19. The theater opens 1 hours earlier for dinner. Price: J23.50-J29 ( J6 discount Wednesday and Thursday this week ) for show and dinner, $13-$18.50 for show only. Phone: 724-9855. 'Taming of the Shrew' The Taming of the Shrew opens the Porthouse Theatre season on the grounds of Blossom Music Center at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The production will be repeated in July and August, through Aug. 12. Price: $9-$12. Phone: 929-4416. 'Greater Tuna' in Berea Greater Tuna opens at Berea Summer Theatre, Baldwin-Wallace Art and Drama Center, Bagley Road and Beach Street, Berea, at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through July 15. Price: $8.50-$9.50. Phone: 826-2240. fl MUSIC Concerts Blossom Music Center, 1145 W. Steels Corners Road, Cuyahoga Falls. Phone: 920-8040. Depeche Mode, Nitzer Ebb, 8 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets: 519.50 (lawn only). Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band, 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets: Sold out. Nautiea Stage, 2014 Sycamore St., Cleveland Flats. Phone: 621-3001. Reggae Sunsplash World Tour '90 (Burning Spear, Freddie McGregor, Marcia Griffiths, Shelly Thunder, Shinehead, U Roy, 809 Band, Tommy Cowan MC), 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets: $17.50. Harry Connick Jr., 8 p.m. Friday. Tickets: $18. Peabody's DownUnder, 1059 Old River Road, Cleveland Flats. Phone: 241-2451. Eric Johnson, 8 tonight. Tickets: $12. Circus of Power, 9 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets: $9. T.S.O.L., Trouble, Big F, 9 p.m. Friday. Tickets: $11. Richard Elliot, 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $8. Ponderosa Park, 9362 Salem-Warren Road, five miles north of Salem. Phone: 332-0044. Clint Black, Alan Jackson, 2 this afternoon. Tickets: $14, $15. RADIO Upcoming WWWE purge not a well-kept secret The worst-kept secret in radio has been the upcoming slaughter at WWWE (1100-AM). Maybe it has something to do with all those announcers talking about their impending career changes on the air! Still, officials at Booth American, the Detroit company that owns WLTF (106.5-FM) and will take control of WWWE at exactly 12:01 a.m. Monday, are staying mum. WLTF General Manager Roger Turner declined to comment when contacted Thursday. "We don't technically take over until one second after midnight on Sunday," he said. "When you're doing multimillion-dollar deals, they're not done deals until they're completed." Not that all this suspense is hurting public interest in Monday's big debut. Rumors about the hiring of big-time personalities have been flying for weeks. This much is certain: Morning man Bob Fuller, who was supposed to move to midday, has decided he won't be back at all, the station said Friday. Taking Bob Tjff Dyer fy 1 ' vsfil part of his time will be syndicated psychologist Joy Brown, from 9 a.m. to noon. As of late Friday, the station didn't know what would air from noon to 1 p.m. Because so many people are involved, much of the rest of the puzzle can be solved. Sources say: WWWE will retain its news-sports-talk format, but the emphasis will swing away from talk and come down squarely on news. In fact, WWWE will maintain a 24-hour, seven-day-per-week news operation featuring a four-hour morning news block. Syndicated talker Rush Lim-baugh will be heard in the afternoon, followed by another large block of news. Midday mouth Beth Albright is gone, as are afternoon yakkers Bob Becker and Luther Heggs. (Albright and Heggs were hired just six months ago. Welcome to the world of Cleveland radio.) Weekend sports host Bruce Drennan is history, too. Apparently, weeknight sports host Geof Sindelar will stay on temporarily while the station searches for a nationally known replacement. Unless something changes quickly, rumors that Lee Hamilton will return from San Diego are incorrect, mainly because WWWE has been unwilling to offer him a play-by-play job in addition to the talk show. Hamilton, the former Akron announcer who today is regarded as one of the top three sports voices in the nation, would like to return to the area. But he doesn't want to give up play-by-play duties, which he now has with the-San Diego Chargers. The WWWE sale was announced in late December. Sales usually close in 90 days, but the resolution of Gary Dee's obscenity charges slowed things up. As part of the $10.5 million deal, WLTF is giving up AM sister station WRMR (850-AM). Physically, WLTF and its new partner are moving to new, leased facilities at 23rd Street and Hamilton, a couple of blocks from the old studio. And WRMR is moving in with WWWE's old partner, WDOK (102.1-FM). The new WRMR apparently will remain committed to the big band format. One report had Ronnie Barrett being rehired for a Saturday show. Carl Reese and Jim Davis will stay. Ted Halla-man's future is uncertain. Of course, in radio, everybody's future is uncertain. A while back, Virgil Dominic, general manager of WJW (Channel 8), noticed while driving around town that a lot of commuters were on the Cleveland highways between 6 and 7 p.m. He realized, as he sat in traffic, that none of those drivers was watching his 6 p.m. newscast. Solution: Put the telecast on the radio. Done. Starting Monday, you can tune in Channel 8 's 6 p.m. show on WHK (1420-AM), the low-rated Cleveland station that features business news, much of it via satellite. In theory, the simulcast will help both stations. It should increase interest in Channel 8 and offer a ratings boost to WHK. Ji the partnership turns sour, though, there are contractual "outs" on both sides that could put things to rest after 30 days. But the hope, obviously, is for an ongoing relationship. Similar marriages have been arranged in smallish Southern markets, but apparently never in a major market such as Cleveland. Each station will sell its own commercials. Obviously some things weather maps come to mind won't translate to radio. Is Channel 8 planning any adjustments? "The adjustment has been done long ago," replied Dominic. "Research indicates that people are using television in a different way they're listening" to it as much as they're watching it. Over an extended period of time two or three years now we've changed the way we write our scripts" to tell more of the story verbally. But even if the clash between media was more noticeable, he said, he wouldn't monkey with the area's top-rated TV newscast. Assuming the simulcast works in Cleveland, Dominic hopes to team up with an Akron radio partner as well. For one of the Channel 8 players, anchor Tim Taylor, things have come full circle. He started his career 25 years ago on WHK. The following item would have helped you a whole lot more last week than it will now. But in case you missed the solution to WKDD's $5,000 Dick Tracy murder mystery, washed-up columnist Stuart "Hang Up The Hat" Warner was strung up in the press box of the Akron Rubber Bowl by WKDD's Christi Nichols. Fictionally speaking, of course. Bob Dyer is the Beacon Journal's radio writer. Sawyer Brown band returns to its roots in latest album The first time Sawyer Brown worked as an opening act for Hank Williams Jr. a couple of years ago, lead vocalist Mark Miller was apprehensive and not just because the group was then enduring a dip in its high profile. Williams' rowdy crowds, impatient to see their macho hero, aren't renowned for politeness and hospitality toward anyone else. "We were afraid Hank would end up making us all trophies on his mantel," Miller recalls. "You know (pointing into the air): 'And here I've got Sawyer Brown. They didn't do too well for me one night, so I killed 'em. But I figured they'd look good on the' wall, so I went ahead and gutted 'em and dressed 'em out.'" " Instead of ending up on Williams' wall, Sawyer Brown lead guitarist-vocalist Bobby Randall, keyboardist-vocalist Ho-bie Hubbard, bassist Jim Schol-ten and drummer Joe Smyth and Miller ended up on Williams' Jack iL j Hurst y stages, and apparently about as often as he could get them there. They're still there, in fact. One of the hottest current country draws around is the triple billing of Williams, Sawyer Brown and the zany Kentucky HeadHunters. "After that first time, Hank had Merle (Kilgore, his manager) call our booking agency and say Hank wanted Sawyer Brown on all his shows," Miller said. "He said he had never seen that many women in his crowds before." Bands totally different from Sawyer Brown's high-energy, al-most-teen-ish flamboyance have grudgingly credited the group in recent interviews with being one of the most entertaining acts in the country business despite the fact they're anything but mainstream country. Now, having rebounded back into hot rotation with a rocking remake of George Jones' classic The Race Is On, the group once again is making radio airwaves as well. Miller says the current album from which Race came, The Boys Are Back, has sold faster than any other Sawyer Brown collection. "When they saw the album title, some people didn't get it," Miller said. "They said, "Why'd you call it that? You never did go anywhere.' Which was true in the sense that we had always drawn crowds on the road, sold a lot of merchandise and got a lot of air play. "But it went deeper than that. We had been steered away from doing the kind of music we originally played and created. They had tried to put us into a mold to fit the country radio format, and although we had continued to have good chart success, I didn't feel that anybody knew it was us anymore. "At least, they didn't know it was us the way they had known it with (the early hits) Step That Step, Betty's Bein' Bad, Shakin', Heart Don't Fall Now and Used to Blue." After the first three albums, Capitol Records took them away from their young producer, Randy Scruggs, and gave them to Ron Chancey, producer of the vintage hits of the Oak Ridge Boys, in a move to try to make them more attractive to older country listeners. Miller said he respects Chancey as both a man and a music man, but the combination didn't work. One day, he recalled, he went into the Capitol offices and announced he wasn't going to make records anymore if Sawyer Brown couldn't have Randy Scruggs back. He said he called Capitol's Los Angeles office with the same message. "We had one more album on our existing contract, and we had to prove something in a hurry," he said. "I knew I wasn't going to have any negotiating power for the new deal if I didn't get those sales back up. I said, 'We're going to go back to doing our music our way, and we're going to go back to Randy.' " Following a greatest-hits package due for release in August that will contain one new single, the group will have another album of all-new, Scruggs-produced work out in January. Ever since Sawyer Brown demonstrated its arrival on the big-time country scene by winning the Country Music Associa-tions's Horizon Award in 1985, some of the field's more traditional representatives have groused privately that the group "isn't country" is, in fact, "rock 'n' roll." Miller strongly disagrees. "Just because we don't have a steel guitar or a banjo in it all the time doesn't mean anything," he said. "Our songs are as country as they can be. Somebody in one of our recording sessions the other day said it the way I believe it: 'In a song, all you need is three chords and the truth.' " Jack Hurst is a country music writer whose columns are distributed by Tribune Media Services. AUDITIONS MUSIC MAN SATURDAY, JUNE 30 CvoumI m Making xprincd performer far tfwtr production of MUSIC MAN. Espociatty looking for chitoVon undv S' tol nSo or strong tingsrs and mow wH. Children wttl do a groat 4mI mare than In a normal production of tho ihow. Auditions at 12iOO noon for children, h30 pm for odufrt, on Saturday, June 30, at Akron Square Mdl, comer of Arlington and Waterloo, behind the movie theatre. Performer thoutd come with memorized long, muik for our accompanist and prepared to donee, fteheartes August 20; opem Augutt 29; and ptayt through October 21. Mwt be available lor day reheartds, and matineet (Wed., Sot,, and tome Thur.) A ho seeking ttage crew, toot operators, stitchers, painters, carpenters, and dressers. Al talented performers are encouraged to attend. AR positions paid. The Carousel Dinner Theatre is and Equal Opportunity Employer. Be a port of the magic at America's Premiere Dinner Theatre! 1 275 1. WATHIOO RO., AKRON, OH. 44306 CHANNELS UPDATES TODAY 7:55 a.m. Mr. Bill H The Comedy Channel today will air all 26 three-minute Mr. Bill episodes that were made, at five minutes before each hour through 10:55 p.m. 8 a.m. Sunday Today See 9 a.m. 8:30 a.m. Shaker Square (3 Host Helen Harris; Maple Heights patrolman Allen Henderson, Berea police detective Andy Fisher, Cleveland police officer Anita Eppinger. Drug Abuse Resistance Education, a national drug prevention program. 9 a.m. Sunday Today Q The only abortion clinic in North Dakota, in Fargo; Florida butterfly farm; the 10th anniversary of the New York City Gay Men's Chorus. Sunday Morning O Qj WW The 40th anniversary of the Korean War; South African civil rights leader Nelson Mandela's U.S. visit; International Conference on AIDS in San Francisco; review of Struggle for Democracy; paintings of Pierre Bonnard. 9:30 a.m. Meet the Press S) See 10:30 p.m. 10:30 a.m. Meet the Press Q The Rev. Jesse Jackson; Aurther A. Fletcher, Chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights: racial issues in the United States. Panel: Moderator Garrick Utley, Elizabeth Drew of the New Yorker, Juan Williams of the Washington Post. Face the Nation With Lesley Stahl O Attorney General Dick Thornburgh: civil rights, savings and loans. Newsmaker Sunday PHI The savings and loan scandal. Author Stephen Pizzo (Inside Job: The Looting of America's Savings and Loans); Senate Banking Committee members Alan Dixon, D-lll.; Phil Gramm, R-Texas. Repeats at 5:30 p.m. 11 a.m. McLaughlin Group Q South African civil rights leader Nelson Mandela's visit; crimes against women; who is to blame for the savings and loan mess? Arts & Entertainment Revue OTtlBrooklyn Museum exhibits Facing History: The Black Image in Art; pianist Michael Feinstein performs Gershwin; Westerns on video. 11:30 a.m. Face the Nation Qj See 10:30 a.m. Noon Travelview SD Mexico City. 12:30 p.m. This Week With David Brinkley Q Federal budget and the deficit. Treasury Secretary Nicholas Brady; Sen. Pete Domen-ici, R-N.M., senior Republican on the Senate Budget Committee; Rep. Leon Panetta, D-Calif., chairman of the House Budget Committee; and Houston Mayor Kathy Whit-more. Celebrity Outdoors MSH Earl Thomas Conley fishes and tours a whaling town in Hawaii. 1:30 p.m. Civic Forum of the Air Transplants. Moderator Ardith Keck. 2:30 p.m. Club MTV Sunday 3 Hos,: Downtown Julie Brown. Behind the scenes of Club MTV. Club MTV Dancers. Videos of Bobby Brown, Paula Abdul, MC Hammer, B-52s, Digital Underground, Public Enemy, Tone Loc, New Kids on the Block, Jody Watley. 7 p.m. The Magical World of Disney: Brand New Life O 69 WM Ro9Br 'Don Murray) and Barbara (Barbara Eden) reconsider their wedding plans when their children meet. (TV Stereo) HI 9 60 Minutes O 83 WM The Stealth bomber; mixed reaction to the English Channel tunnel; trumpeter Miles Davis. CJ) 11 p.m. MTV Unplugged BHI Don Henley. 7:00 a.m. Monday Today Q Q) Tom Cruise (Days of Thunder), part one of five; singer Dionne Warwick talks about her new foundation to combat AIDS; office maternity fashions; tennis analysts Jimmy Connors, Chris Evert preview Wimbledon; grandmothers caring for children of their drug-addicted daughters (part one of two); author Kevin Phillips (The Politics of Rich & Poor); singer Clint Black. (TV Stereo) 9 Good Morning America Q Controversy surrounds bands that lip-sync on stage; 40th anniversary of the Korean War; Shadoe Stevens; rope-jumping contest winners; health benefits of pleasurable experiences; Santa Barbara's Summer Solstice Celebration; Colorado seed storage facility. 9 This Morning Q IWTBI Careers for women; teen issues: director Louis Malle; singer Bobby Vinton. S&L's: The Full Story tJU Ken Bode, Brooks Jackson probe the savings and loan industry's crisis. .A Fiscal Vietnam details the dimensions of the S&l, crisis, its roots and national consequences. Part one of five. Repeats at noon, 6 and 10 p.m. Monday. Trade that old radio for cash with a Cashfinder classified. Call 996-3333. The Beacon Journal h Place (Formerly Sanginiti's) A FINE RESTAURANT INTRODUCING OUR DINING ROOM WAITING BAR Sun. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. SUNDAY BUFFET 2 EAT no for the PRICE OF 11 only OTHER DINNER SPECIALS MON. THRU THUR. DAILY SPECIALS FROM 5,s IIOITPSJ. Mon-Tburs. ..11AM to 10PM nwuno. Fr. &Sat HAM to 11PM Sunday 11AM to 5PM 207 E. MARKET ST. 535-4106 yVou) open Mondavi Secured Parking Provided 1W WE WANT YOUR FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS! The Funniest Video Each Week Wins... o DINNER FOR TWO o TWO CINEMA TICKETS o $50.00 CASH Bring your LABELED Video Tape in by 10:00 P.M. MONDAY! VHS ONLY 3-10 MINUTES MAXIMUM MUST BE 21 TO ENTER

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