Entertainment The Salina Journal Monday, January 20,1986 Page 16 Kurt Russell's fibn career nourishing LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kurt Russell will be 35 in March and unlike most actors, he's not going to start counting backwards. Russell has maintained his sense of proportion during 26 years in movies, and he views the onset of his middle years with positive thinking: "Tradi-< tionally in the film business, an actor's screen life flourishes between the ages of 35 and 45. With women it seems to be from 20 to 35. It's unfortunate, but that's the nature of the business." Russell A rare actor who has enjoyed a film career both as a juvenile and an adult, Russell has emerged as a versatile leading man. He has demonstrated his skill with comedy ("Used Cars"), drama ("Silkwood") and horror ("The Thing") with equal skill. He's working now at 20th Century-Fox in an action film, "Big Trouble in Little China." reuniting with director John Carpenter. Russell talked about his life and career, including his current love, Goldie Hawn. "We met at Disney's on 'The One and Only Genuine Original Family Band' (1968)," he recalled. "Goldie was the lead dancer in the movie, and I played one of the kids. A year and a half later she made her big splash in 'Laugh-In.' "A couple of years ago we did 'Swing Shift.' We started having fun together and hanging out together. We kept having fun ever since." Now they are building their own house in Aspen, Colo., where Russell has maintained his residence for almost 15 years. "For the first time we'll spend half a year there, our first nonvacation in Aspen," he said. "Goldie has a boy 9 and a girl 6, and they'll enroll in school there. I have a son 5 who lives most of the time with his mother, but he'll visit me." Hawn and Russell are expecting their own child in June. Russell joined Walt Disney Productions when he was 9, starting in television, then moving to such features as "The Absent Minded Professor," "Follow Me Boys" and "Superdad," and even the animated "The Fox and the Hounds." He came by acting naturally; his father, Bing Russell, played the "Bonanza" sheriff for 14 years. Like his father, Kurt tried for a baseball career, but an injury sent him back to acting. At 20, Russell found himself working consistently in television (he starred in the series "The Travels of Jamie McPheeters" and "The New Land"). But it was not satisfying. He decided to make his home in Colorado, coming to Hollywood only for features. Another crossroads came when he was 26. After a third series, "The Quest," was canceled, Russell decided to devote himself to script writing. Then he was offered the television movie, "Elvis." The Presley biography drew one of television's biggest audiences. Briefly Photography lecture set at FHSU HAYS — James Enyeart, juror of the Hays Arts Council's "Five- State Photography Exhibition," will present a slide-lecture on photography at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Union Black and Gold room at Fort Hays State University. Enyeart, a native Kansan, is director of The Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizon, Tucson. 'Pinocchio' tickets going quickly Large blocks of student tickets have been sold for "Pinocchio," the Marymount College children's theatre presentation scheduled for Feb. 19-23. All performances are matinees and will be in the Fine Arts Theatre. Performances on Feb. 20 and 21 already are sold out, according to Dennis Denning, director of the play and chairman of the Speech and Drama Department and Fine Arts Division. Tickets still are available for performances on Feb. 19,22 and 23. The Feb. 19 show is at 1 p.m., while curtain time for the Feb. 22 and 23 shows is 2p.m. All tickets are $1.50. Groups of tickets can be obtained by calling 825-9898 or 825-2101 ext 202. Renaissance Feaste nets $2,500 Final figures have been compiled for the Renaissance Feaste presented last month by the Salina Symphony Guild. The event netted more than $2,500. The guild will present $2,000 of that to the Salina Civic Orchestra Society, Inc. The remainder will be retained for production expenses of the 1986 Renaissance Feaste, scheduled for Dec. 4-6 at the Masonic Temple. Spielberg planning new movie about boy who helps homeless WASHINGTON (AP) - Filmmaker Steven Spielberg, best known for his special effects wizardry in such movies as "Young Sherlock Holmes" and "E.T., The Extraterrestrial," wants to make a film based on a 13-year-old boy's effort to help Philadelphia's homeless. The film would focus on "one little boy's experience with street people," Frank Ferrell, of suburban Gladwyne, Pa., said. Fen-ell's son, Trevor, began taking food and blankets to the homeless after seeing a • ••••••••••••I 2-NIGHT MOVIE RENTAL Rent A Movie Today Keep It Tonight! Keep It Tomorrow Night! Bring It Back The Next Morning By 9 AM! 7 Days A Week 80% Of Our Stock Gold Star Tapes $ J| 99 7 Days A ^ I Week __20%_Of Our Stock__ VCR PLAYERS Tuesday & Wednesday $4 f\OO Per 4 1 \ Week Normal_$20.0p Per Week DOWNTOWN NEWS & BOOKS CARROLL'S BOOKSTORE Open 7 Days A Week 24 Hour Drop Boxes TV news report on their plight in December 1983. He attracted enough attention and funds to open a 33-room home for the needy. "Mr. Spielberg has talked to Trevor about it. They said they hope to film in Philadelphia this winter while the snow is still on the ground," Ferrell said. Trevor, who was awarded a Young American Medal by President Reagan in a White House ceremony, said Spielberg "is really a neat guy." Marquee Salina movies American Rabbit — Sunset Plaza Cinema (early shows only), Hated 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 7:05 p.m. — Firecreek, WTBS, Salina Cable Channel 13 James Stewart, Henry Fonda (1968). A small town protected by a timid sheriff is terrorized by a gang leader and his men. 8 p.m. — All-Star Celebration Honoring Martin Luther King Jr., NBC, Salina Cable Channels 3 and 4 Celebrities including Eddie Murphy, Bill Cosby, Wynton Marsalis, Andrae Crouch, Patti LaBelle, Elizabeth Taylor, Harry Belafonte, Joan Baez and Cicely Tyson join host Stevie Wonder to pay tribute to the renowned civil rights leader. 9:15 p.m. — The Crimson Pirate, WTBS, Salina Cable Channel 13 Burt Lancaster, Nick Cravat (1952). An 18th-century pirate captain becomes involved with an emissary assigned to put down a rebellion. •••ESCORTED TOURS THE YEAR AROUND I Hawaiian Hiatus • FOUR ISLAND TOUR • MARCH B Oahu - Hawaii - Maui - Kauai 13 DAYS • LEADING HOTELS COMPLETE SIGHTSEEING H Our 24th consecutive year to the Islands •^ -\ TWO OUTSTANDING LUAUS II you plan to visit the Islands but once . be sure it is with Horizon Travel jonzon travel v ^mmnml Lei's travel together! For brochures, call or write — Your Local Travel Agent or Horizon Travel • 1540 N Broadway. Suite 104 Wichita, Kansas 67214 • 316-267-2564 QUALITY TOURS AT 'SEE' LEVEL I Gill's rock-pop appeals to younger country fans NASHVILLE, Term. (AP) — Vince Gill, the former lead singer "for the pop group Pure Prairie League, thinks his music appeals to the younger listener because it's not the usual country sound. With its rock- pop feel, Gill's music is liked more by those under 35. Older fans tend to like hardcore country. "My music not the norm; it's' not safe. Some (radio) programmers say, 'This song won't offend the old people or this won't offend the young listeners.' I'm trying to bridge the gap to get the rock 'n' roll people into country music and the pop people into country music," Gill said. "There's a whole bunch of people my age out there who like a brand of music they can't get that much any more," the 28-year-old musician said. Gill, who was voted best new male vocalist in 1985 by the Academy of Country Music, has released six singles and two albums in the past two years. "If It Weren't for Him," a duet with Rosanne Cash released last fall, was his first Top 10 hit since he launched his solo career. His single "Oklahoma Borderline" has been moving quickly up the country charts this year. On his current album, "The Things That Matter," Gill sings seven songs he wrote himself. "My favorite artist out of everybody is Merle Haggard," Gill said in an interview. "He writes and he plays. I respect him because he didn't do things the way they are supposed to be done." Gill doesn't do many concerts partly because "there are so many artists," he said. "I do some college dates and some fairs. But there is no point being on the road without a record that's doing well." A native of Oklahoma City, Gill was the lead singer for Pure Prairie League in 1979-83. He sang the group to the top of the pop charts in 1980 with the hits, "Let Me Love You Tonight" and "I'm Almost Ready." "I had a blast," he recalled. "I was 22,23 years old and got to be on 'Solid Gold,' 'American Bandstand,' Merv Griffin, John Davidson. It was a trip." He left the group to concentrate on songwriting, spend more time with his family and play on recording sessions. Gill, who plays bass guitar, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, banjo and steel guitar, loaded a van and left home when he was 18 years old to enter the music business. His father is an administrative judge in Social Security appeals cases in Columbus, Ohio. "I packed everything I owned in the van," he recalled. "Mom and Dad stood on the porch and it was a tearful goodbye. It was one of the loneliest feelings I've had. I had a CB radio in the van and called Dad at home until I got out of range.'' He found his way to Lexington, Ky., and played for a few months with Boone Creek, a bluegrass band headed by Ricky Skaggs. Ten years later, in 1985, Skaggs became a top act in country music and dethroned Alabama as the Country Music Association's coveted entertainer of the year. Gill eventually moved to Los Angeles and landed the spot with Pure Prairie League when he went to an audition with a friend who hoped to win the job. Gill did not plan to audition, but did and was chosen. "It worked out real well," he said. Gill became fascinated with bluegrass music when he was 16 years old and began to learn how to play seven instruments. "I'd see an instrument and learn to play," he recalled. "I adapt well." His bluegrass music didn't go over too well 10 years ago when he and his band were asked to play at a concert in Oklahoma City of the heavy metal group Kiss. The opening act had canceled and promoters called on the bluegrass band at the last minute to open the show. But bluegrass was not what the 5,000 teen-age rockers wanted to hear. "Maybe five people there liked us," Gill recalled. "Everyone else was booing. So I turned on my country accent and told the crowd, 'Thank ye. we 'preciate it.' When we left the stage, I bent over and told everyone to kiss my butt. All the policemen there stood up and gave us a standing ovation." 6 GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS ROBERT MERYL REDFORD STREEP CS:00)-7:1S-9;30 Our OF AFRICA THE ADVENTURES OFTHE AMERBCAN RABBIT A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2 FREDDY'S REVENGE . •6:00>fl:00 CEESS TROLL ?.s. I i. |ri y~y i nwbb Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Holiday Salina Celebrates Monday, January 20th From 8:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. A Prayer Vigil Will Be Held At Allen Chapel AME Church. E Bethany College Lincisborg, Kansas 67456-1897 Free lecture "Technology and Change" TAMES'BURKE TBS and BBC Television Host Mon., Jan 20, 7:30 p.m. Presser Auditorium (Funded in part by a Knint from the Kansius CommiUtt? for the Humanities.) 11 am-2 pm Mon.-Thurs. at MID-AMERICA INN RESTAURANT Help yourself at our SOUP, SALAD & SANDWICH BAR $ 3.95 1842 N. 9th 823-2670 Salina Jaycees Service Award Banquet Featured Speaker: Jack Brier, Secretary Of State Public Invited-Jan. 23, 6:30 PM Cavalier Court Awards Presented for an Outstanding Young Kansan, Young Educator, Young Farmer and Outstanding Young Protector. '6.00 tickets may be obtained from any Salina Jayeee Member, The Chamber ol Commerce office or by calling after 5:00, 823-15 I 7. 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