The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 16, 1986 · Page 20
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Salina, Kansas
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Thursday, January 16, 1986
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Entertainment ••••iHHMHMMMMMI^B^HHMHiMHBMMMHlMM^ Briefly The Salina Journal Thursday, January 16,1986 Page 20 Duo-pianists announce program The program for the Marymount College Artist Series concert Saturday by duo-pianists Markham and Broadway has been announced. The concert will be presented at 8 p.m. in the Marymount Fine Arts Theatre. Selections will include "Variations on the St. Anthony Chorale, Op. 56b," by Brahms; "Sonata in D major, K.448," by Mozart; "LaValse," by Ravel; "Elegie" and "Mephisto Waltz No. I, 1 ' both by Liszt; and "Fantasy" on George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess," by Percy Grainger. Tickets are $6 for the general public and $4 for students and senior citizens. They are on sale at the Marymount Fine Arts box office. Call 825-9898 or 825-2101, ext. 202, for ticket information. Vocal trio at Goodland, Oberlin GOODLAND — Riders in the Sky, a vocal trio, will present programs at7:30p.m. (MST) Jan. 25 at Goodland and2:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at Oberlin. Programs are in the Goodland High School auditorium and the Decatur Community High School auditorium Jan. 26. They are sponsored by the Western Plains Arts Association. The vocalists dress as cowboys and evoke images of the mythical West. They blend classic cowboy melodies with original compositions, and toss in a measure of comedy. The men have sung together since 1978. They have five albums, are hosts on the Nashville Network's "Tumbleweed Theater," have appeared in the movies "Sweet Dreams" and "Wild Horses," and are permanent members of the Grand Ole Opry. Tickets at the door are $6 for adults and $3 for students under age 18, or a WPAA season ticket. Also scheduled this spring are the Lindsborg Vocal Trio at Hoxie, Feb. 16; Chameleon Puppet Theatre at Sharon Springs and Quinter, March 2 and 3; Chuck Berg Band at St. Francis and Oakley, March 9 and 10; and the Montovani Orchestra at Colby, April 20, 51 Kansas Six finalists selected TOPEKA — Works by 51 Kansas artists have been selected as final entries in Kansas Six, the annual visual arts competition sponsored by the Kansas Arts Commission. The exhibition of paintings, drawings, sculptures and hand- processed prints will be displayed Feb. 2-23 at the Mulvane Art Center on the Washburn University campus in Topeka. The juror was Graham Beal, senior curator at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He selected the finalists from more than 500 slides of works entered by 231 artists. Beal will view the final entries in Topeka and choose the winners, for which five artists will receive cash prizes totaling $2,050. The finalists include Kimberly Adam, Atwood; Alan Tollakson, Hays, and Nicholas Hill, Lindsborg. Artist school residencies available TOPEKA — Artists have until Feb. 1 to apply for residencies as Artists in Education in Kansas schools, colleges and other institutions for 1986. The Kansas AIE Program is administered by the Kansas Arts Commission in cooperation with the Kansas Department of Education. Funding is provided in part by the state and by the National Endowment for the Arts. Residencies may be for one week, one month, one semester or one year. Opportunities are available in the visual arts, folk arts, theatre, dance, creative writing, film/video, music and architecture. Institutions and communities interested in sponsoring an AIE residency must apply before March 1. More information and application forms for artists and sponsors are available from DiAnne Damro, AIE Coordinator, Kansas Arts Commission, 112 W. Sixth, Suite 401, Topeka, Kan. 66603-3872, or by calling 296-3335. Coming Sunday, February 2nd 1985 1986 SALINA LOOKING BACK... ...LOOKING AHEAD The SALINA JOURNAL takes a look at 1985 and the developments for 1986 Our annual PROGRESS EDITION Something old... Something Blowing out the birthday candle are (from left) Walter Matthau, George Burns, John Forsythe, Diahann Carroll and Ann Margret. George Burns at age 90 follows ritualistic routine LOS ANGELES (AP) — He strides through the polished glass doors of the Hillcrest Country Club like a man in a hurry. Only the slight slump in the shoulders gives any indication that George Burns is 90 years old. The comedian has been coming to lunch at Hillcrest, the center of the Los Angeles-Hollywood Jewish power structure and site of the 'famous Comedians' Round Table, for 52 years. His routine is ritualistic: a Spartan meal followed by two hours of bridge in the card room. "I'll have a cup of soup, piping hot — reach down to the bottom of the kettle," he tells the waiter. "Also a bagel, sliced three times and toasted." His daily Bloody Mary is already on the table. He reminisced about his career with frequent mentions of the late Gracie Allen, his partner and wife for 38 years. "The reason I'm doing well is the fact I had Gracie," he said. "A lot of Gracie rubbed off on me. I was a big talent but not on the stage. I knew entrances, I knew exits; I knew how to tell people how to do it, but I couldn't do it myself. I would think of it; Gracie was able to do it. That made us a good team. "Gracie didn't tell the joke to the audience. She explained the joke to me, like I was stupid, not her. When I would say, 'Why did you put pepper in the salt shaker and the salt in the pepper shaker?' she looked at me like I had two heads. She said: 'Because people always get mixed up, and now when they do, they're right.' " Part of the Burns legend is that he was a failure before teaming with Gracie Allen. "True," he said. "I was a flop in show business, but I enjoyed what I was doing. I thought I was a very successful flop. I remember when I was 14 or 15 I used to go to the Putnam Building (in New York) where all the agents were. I'd be there with my music, my cards, my cigar, waiting to have someone give me a job. Finally, the elevator boy said to me: 'Is the elevator the only place you play?' For 35 years George Burns and Gracie Allen were a hit in vaudeville, radio, movies and television. In that time, they adopted two children. Sandra, 51, teaches school in San Diego. Ronnie, 50, who appeared on his parents' TV show in the 1950s, sells boats in the Los Angeles area. In 1958, Gracie, who had never shared her husband's love of entertaining, retired. She died in 1964. Who was the greatest comedian? The immediate answer: "Charlie Chaplin." On religion: "My father was deeply religious, but he died when I was 7.... Yes, I think I'm a religious person but that's between God and myself. You notice I give Him top billing." On age: "When I was 78 and started with Irving (Fein, who had been Jack Benny's manager), he said, 'Don't tell your age." I don't believe that. Jack Benny said he was 39 and stingy while he was 80 and generous — that was his thing. I always believed in being my age and saying things that fit my mouth.'' On dying: "I'm booked into the Palladium for two weeks when I'm 100.1 couldn't die. I'd lose a fortune." Burns finished the soup and a bagel slice, and without glancing at his watch, he knew it was tune for his bridge game. Before leaving he mentioned he had bombed in many shows: "I died in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Altoona. I can't die again. I've done that bit." Friends help Burns observe 90th birthday BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) He's not quite 90, but comedian George Burns celebrated.his birthday ahead of time with a little help from his show business friends. Seated in a Wiishire Theatre box surrounded by a gaggle of glamour girls, Burns smiled broadly as a parade of celebrities praised him amid affectionate barbs during "The George Burns 90th Birthday Special," to be broadcast Friday night on CBS. "OK, so I'm 90, but I'm still here," he said at the show's climax. "After hearing all those compliments, I'm beginning to wonder.'' Jack Lemmon, Carol Channing, Milton Berle, Red Buttons, Bob Hope and Rich Little were among the stars represented by film clips. The onstage entertainers were Ann- Margret, Diahann Carroll, Billy Crystal, John Denver, Walter Matthau and emcee John Forsythe. Burns was introduced in a message from his former Beverly Hills neighbor, President Reagan. Reagan cited Burns' beginnings with the Peewee Quartet at the age of 7 and added: "Eighty-three years of sustained popularity — it's unheard of, especially in a business that makes politics seem secure." In his stand-up routine, Burns remarked: "People keep asking me when am I going to retire. Retire? I'm going to star in show business until I'm the only one left. I can't retire. Who would support my mother and father?" ****************** * Mid America Inn Restaurant .J {• "SUPER * J SUNDAY SPECIAL" J •fc 2 piece Fried Chicken Dinner, *" •¥ choice of potato, tossed salad, * roll and FREE SUNDAE * (Make your own). j *2.95 5p.m. 'till 10p.m. 1842 N. 9th Salina, KS Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Holiday Salina Celebrates Thursday, January 16th at 7:30 p.m. Kevin Wilmott Will present A "One Man Show" On The Life Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., At Marymount College In The Ballroom. \ JLL SALINA WORKS! MOVIE RENTAL 99' TAPES 7 Days A Week 80% Of Our Stock I GOLD STAR TAPES $ 1" 7 Days A Week 20% of Our Stock DOWNTOWN NEWS. & BOOKS CARROLL'S BOOKSTORE ITHF BF*M\GTO> STATE BANK & THE BANK OF TESCOTT —WILL BE CLOSED- MONDAY, JANUARY 20 TO COMMEMORATE DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Business Will Resume Tuesday, January 21 Marquee new. Coming Sunday, February 23rd Live in Salina Martin Luther King Celebration, one-man show with Kevin Willmott, Marymount College ballroom, 7:30 p.m. Salina movies A Nightmare on Elm Street-2 — Vogue, Rated R Black Moon Rising — Sunset Plaza Cinema, Rated R Jewel of the Nile - Mid-State Cinema, Rated PG Out of Africa — Sunset Plaza Cinema, Rated PG Rocky IV — Mid-State Cinema, Rated PG Spies Like Us — Fox Theater, Rated PG TV movies, specials 7:05 p.m. — The Sacketts, WTBS, Salina Cable Channel 13 Glenn Ford, Sam Elliott (1979). Based on novels by Louis L'Amour. Three brothers set out to make their fortunes in the post-Civil War West. (Part 2 of 2). 8 p.m. — Second Wind, Salina Cable Channel 7 Lindsay Wagner, James Naughton (1976). A man further alienates his family by jogging alone to think about the problems destroying his marriage. 9:05 p.m. — Blindfold, WTBS, Salina Cable Channel 13 Rock Hudson, Claudia Cardinale (1966). A psychiatrist becomes involved with international conflict when he treats a scientist sought by two opposing governments. MCA. buys records LOS ANGELES (AP) — MCA Inc. paid more than $1 million for a collection of records that include songs by rock 'n' roll legends Chuck Berry andBoDiddley. MCA's record company purchased the 25,000-master Chess Records collection from Sugarhill Records, an independent New Jersey label. MCA plans to put out a two-record set of previously unreleased Chuck Berry tracks this year. BEST PICTURE — DRAMA BEST DIRECTOR BEST ACTRESS — DRAMA BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR BEST SCREEN PLAY BEST ORIGINAL SCORE GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS BASED ON A TRUE STORY ROBERT MERYL REDFORD STREEP Our OF AFRICA TODAY AT (*4:45>€:15 MA TICKETS JO25 WV ONLY Z Music, fun and excitement with the reluctant Super-Hero and his friends. THE ADVENTURES OF THE Sunset I I \J821 W. Cnwtord 625-5893/ STARTS TOMORROW! SHOWN DAILY THRU SUNDAY AT TOMMY LEE JONES BLACK MOON rm I RISIHO LBlj 1986 Salina Journal S? Bridal ''' Edition If you want to be part of our special editions call the Advertising Department — 823-6363 PROGRESS deadline - January 21st, BRIDAL deadline - February 11 Tl iJaDfiiMi T 1 1 he Journal 11 Soft Flour Shell _. SPIES EKDSTO MI W LIKE US rMMMEU MICHAEL DOUGLAS ||AJ ENDS TOMITE SYLVESTER STALLONE ROCKY IV B A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2 (fnmmp^t FREDDY'S REVENGE Sale Now Thru Sun., Jan. 19th! 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