The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 19, 1986 · Page 40
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 40

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, January 19, 1986
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Entertainment The Sallna Journal Sunday, January 19,1986 Page 40 Tom Waits has a new album, "Raindogs." Waits sidelines music for career as an actor NEW YORK (AP) - The sold-out crowd in New York's Beacon Theater was waiting impatiently for Tom Waits. They were calling his name and shouting, but there was no sign of the gravel-voiced singer. Onstage, hanging lamps with metal shades cast soft circles of light. A piano, drum set and an an old-fashioned reed organ sat on platforms built at different heights, giving the stage the look of a theater set. Almost two hours after the concert was supposed to begin, Waits appeared on stage and apologized for the delay with a story uniquely his own. "I know you all hold me personally responsible, and rightly so," he said in that raspy voice. "I had to shampoo my dog. And my dog enjoys a little moisturizer, too. Once you get your pets started on beauty products, there's no end to it." The excuse may be unreal, but it is an example of Wait's vivid imagination, one that produces music filled with colors and textures, and lyrics that could be urban poetry. He sings with a gruff, barbed-wire voice that at tunes can sound surprisingly tender. He dresses in cheap suits and a crushed hat, and stomps around stage like a demented street 2-NIGHT MOVIE RENTAL Rent A Movie Today Keep It Tonight! Keep It Tomorrow Night! Bring It Back The Next Morning By 9 AM! QQ^MOVIESH 7 Days A Week 80% Of Our Stock Gold Star Tapes $ 4 99 7 Days A 1 Week _20%_Of_Our Stock_ VCR PLAYERS Tuesday & Wednesday $4 OOO Per I \J Week Normal $20.00 Per Week DOWNTOWN NEWS & BOOKS CARROLL'S BOOKSTORE Open 7 Days A Week 24 Hour Drop Boxes, •••••••••••••I person. He sang "Clap Hands," a song from his recent album, "Raindogs": "Sane, sane, they're all insane, The fireman's blind, the conductor's lame, A Cincinnati jacket and a sad luck dame, Hanging out the window with a bottle full of rain." Waits is not a megabuck superstar, but his "Heart of Saturday Night" was a cult classic, and his music is popular enough to have allowed him to record 10 albums since 1973. Now, after a six-week concert tour of Europe and four sold-out shows in New York and Los Angeles, Waits has temporarily put aside his music for a career as an actor and playwright. "I've been going out of one thing and into another, which I think is good," said Waits. "It all gets put together like agriculture, you know? Plant in the spring and it comes up in the fall. It feels good. You get some momentum. Your imagination is more fertile when you're moving." Waits ended 1985 in New Orleans, playing an unemployed disc jockey in "Down by Law," the follow-up to director Jim Jarmusch's surprise hit film, "Stranger Than Paradise." He has two more film roles scheduled in 1986. One is a concert film. In the other, called "There Ain't No Candy Mountain," Waits will play a New Yorker who sets out in search of a guitar maker, a "Les Paul-type figure," who dropped out of society and moved to Nova Scotia, Canada. Waits will also star in a musical drama this summer with Chicago's acclaimed Steppenwolf Theater Co. The play, "Frank's Wild Years," is about a despondent and penniless man who, after a long journey, dreams his way back home. Waits collaborated on the play with his wife, Kathleen Brennan. The play is an extension of a song with the same title. "It started out with random monologues and the desire to do something in one theater that wouldn't require traveling around the country," Waits said. Lately, Waits has been spending time in a leaky boat on a Louisiana swamp. It is part of his role in "Down by Law," which will premiere next spring at the Cannes Film Festival. "It feels real good," Waits said. "Jim has a great eye. Very unconventional and he has great leadership quality. I feel real safe." It is the story of three men — a disc jockey, a pimp and a tourist whose lives intersect when they meet in jail and break out together. Call or mail your news tip to The Salina Journal; up to $45 in cash prizes awarded iur the best tips every week. k-state union special events K-STATE UNION PROGRAM COUNCIL SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE — Proudly Presents — THE HARLEM GUJBETROTTERS Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1986 7:30 pm Ahearn Field House Kansas State University All seats reserved Tickets: '9 & '8 2 discount available for students with valid KSU ID, Sr. Citizens, children under 12, and groups of 25 or more) Tickets available TUBS. January 21, at the following locations: K-State Union Box Office, and Aggie Ski & Sport, Manhattan, Foot Locker, White Lakes Mall, Topeka, Kansas Union SUA t Office, Lawrence, Del's TV and Tape =- s-j Center, Salina, Bob and Gene's f Travel, Junction City. Information Tour and Travel (ITT), Fort Riley Marquee Salina movies American Rabbit — Sunset Plaza Cinema (early shows only), Rated G A Nightmare on Elm Street-2 — Vogue, Rated R Black Moon Rising — Sunset Plaza Cinema (late show only), Rated R Jewel of the Nile - Mid-State Cinema, Rated PG Out of Africa — Sunset Plaza Cinema, Rated PG Runaway Train — Fox Theater, Rated R Troll — Mid-State Cinema, Rated PG-13 TV movies, specials 6:30 p.m. - Fatso, WGN, Salina Cable Channel 11 Dom DeLuise, Anne Bancroft (1980). A portly compulsive eater finds that nothing can dampen his desire for food until he falls in love. 7 p.m. — Funny, ABC, Salina Cable Channels 9 and 10 Tim Conway, Yakov Smirnoff, Richard Pryor and Bill Cosby take a light-hearted look at the world of entertainment in this fast-paced comedy special. 8 p.m. — Mafia Princess, NBC, Salina Cable Channels 3 and 4 Tony Curtis, Susan Lucci (premiere). A young woman searches for love and compassion amid the corrupt world of her Chicago crimelord father. Based on the autobiography of Antoinette Giancana. 8 p.m. — Club Med, ABC, Salina Cable Channels 9 and 10 Jack Scalia, Linda Hamilton (premiere). A divorcee, a delinquent teen-ager and a widowed schoolteacher are among the disparate guests who converge at a Mexican seaside resort. 8 p.m. — Passion Flower, CBS, Salina Cable Channels 5 and 12 Bruce Boxleitner, Barbara Hershey (premiere). Mid America Inn Restaurant SUNDAY BRUNCH 11 am-2 pm Free Sundae 1842 N. 9th Saline, KS Bethany College Lindsborg, Kansas 67456-1897 Free lecture "Technology and Change" JAMES BURKE TBS and BBC Television Host Mon.. Jan 20, 7:30 p.m. Prcsscr Auditorium V (Funded in part by a urnnt from the Kansas (.•ommiltee for the Humanities.) J WESTERN PLAYGIRL CLUB Playing Jan. 22-25—"K.C. Jones" Thursday—Tricycle Races Superbowl Party — Jan. 26 Big Scram TV With Special Drink Price* Sunday Night — Jam Session — Open at Noon Kitchen is open specializing in gizzards and steak fingers THE CHAMPIONS ARE COMING... "SINGLETREE" These up & coming stars are the winners of Oklahoma's Wrangler Country Showdown. APPEARING NIGHTLY Mon,, Jan, 20th-Sat,, Jan, 25th THIS 5 PIECE BAND HAS BACKED SUCH STARS AS... Moe Bandy »Gail Davies • Conway Twitty 'John Conlee 'Gary Morris and Eddie Rabbit. Friday the 24th SEAFOOD BUFFET 7-10 pm "Carousel Works For You" SUNDAY JANUARY SUPER BOWL SUNDAY 11:00 PRIME-TIMER SHOW (*) $9 25 SEN. CITIZENS ANYTIME 6 GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS BEST PICTURE — DRAMA BEST DIRECTOR BEST ACTRESS — DRAMA BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR BEST SCREEN PLAY BEST ORIGINAL SCORE BASED ON A TRUE STORY ROBERT MERYL REDFORD STREEP Our OF AFRICA. |3ffyfjfjy^] TODAY AT N0 PASSES M»o..,;: ,,—) (*1:30H*4:45V8:15 fES TICKETS $025 I ONIY JL ' Music, fun and excitement with the reluctant Super-Hero and his friends. THE ADVENTURES OF THE TODAY AT (*1:OON*3:00) (*5:OOK7:00 MICHAEL DOUGLAS -KATHLEEN TURNER TODAY AT C2:16H*B:1B) 7:30-9:30 TOMMY LEE JONES BLACK MOON RISING NIGHTLY *T 8:00 ONLY TODAY AT ( 1 :OO)-< * 3:OOM * 5-.OO) 7:OO-9:OO SALINA JUNCTION CITY Dme-lnorCarry-Out 762 .5200 825-2283 Delivery 823-9129 732 S. Broadway 203 S. Washington More toppinss. More taste. More of what you love pizza for. I I $2 OFF $1 OFF LARGE PIZZA MEDIUM PIZZA OR Not valid with any other offer. Coupon necessary. Dine-in or Carry-out. One coupon per pizza. Offer good at Salina only. Offer good thru Sat., Jan. 31,1986, I -I "A CLASSY THRILLER Wild and scary. . . Gives you goosebumps... I LOVED IT!" Katie Kelly, ABC-TV ON ELM STREET 2 FREDDY'S REVENGE vogue L 222 S SinU Fe 2nd (*2!OOH*4:00) WEEK! 6:00-8:00 3 GOLDEN GLOBE TODAY AT t PRIME.TIMFB A (-2:OOM-0:00) [g] *S|!iamWls| 7:1B-B:3O l ~ ' ^W ONIY L }

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