The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on February 3, 1986 · Page 18
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 18

Salina, Kansas
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Monday, February 3, 1986
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Entertainment The Salina Journal Monday, February 3,1986 Page 18 Rob Lowe at 22 wearies of "Brat Pack' burden RALPH WEIGEL Bonds - Insurance Phone 827-2906 115 East Iron CULVER CITY, Calif. (AP) Mention "The Brat Pack" to Rob Lowe, and his boyishly beautiful face turns sour. "Will it ever end?" he sighs. You've heard of the Brat Pack. It's that 1980s juvenile version of Humphrey Bogart's Rat Pack of the 1950s, a handy term to encompass the bevy of young performers currently making the rounds in Hollywood's youth-themed movies. Lowe is one of the leading members, along with Sean Penn, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall. "It's a romantic notion that we all hang out together, but it's not true," says Lowe, the dreamy-eyed and rosy-cheeked star of "Oxford Blues" and "St. Elmo's Fire." "It's like saying that musicians hang out together, as if Tom Petty would call up Bruce Springsteen and say, 'Hey, what're ya doin' tonight?' It doesn't happen with them, nor with us. ('Brat Pack') is just a phrase that is handy for critics. We're all working, so there's no chance to get together. Any contact we have is strictly telephone talk." Lowe reported dutifully to MGM Studios for a series of interviews to Rob Lowe call attention to his latest release, "Youngblood," now showing in Salina. Like many of his acting generation, he is not overly fond of the publicity aspect of the business. "I'm getting used to it," he said. "I know what the purpose is: to get people to see your movies. But I really get bored talking about myself all the time. It's easier for directors and producers; they can talk about the film. But I end up talking about myself. Boring." Has he been stung by the press? "Oh, yes. It's no fun, and I end up saying, Til never do any press again.' But of course I do. Have I been misquoted? What's that song? 'I been cheated, I been mistreated, when will I be loved?' " Lowe had come to talk about "Youngblood," in which he plays a talented skater trying to carve out a career in professional hockey. Written and directed by a onetime member of the Yale University hockey team, Peter Markle ("Hot Dog"), the film also features Cynthia Gibb, Patrick Swayze and Ed Lauter. "It's the hardest movie to shoot that I've done," said Lowe, who has appeared in seven. "We worked for 29 days in the interior of an ice rink in Toronto. The temperature was 50-60 degrees while it was 95 outside. I spent three months in preparing for the picture — three hours a day of strenuous skating, an hour and a half of weight-lifting." Lowe was born 22 years ago in Charlottesville, Va., and his family moved to Dayton, Ohio, where he amazed them by becoming an actor at 9. "I'm the only one in my family Briefly Watercolors accepted for show McPHERSON — Wayne Conyers, an instructor in ceramics/drawing at McPherson College, has had two works accepted in a six-state competition open to artists in Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota and Iowa. His watercolors, "Peek-a-Boo Mutants" and "Damn that New Generation," will be shown Feb. 8-22 at the Wrightstone Fine Arts Center in McCook, Neb. Goering to present senior recital McPHERSON — Judy Krehbiel Goering, Moundridge, will present a senior recital at 2 p.m. Feb. 9 in Brown Auditorium on the McPherson College campus. A music education/music performance major, she will perform works for piano and organ by Bach, Brahms, Chopin, Schuman, Vierne and Finney. She also is organist for the West Zion Mennonite Church, Moundridge. A reception will follow the recital. Marquee Salina movies Enemy Mine — Sunset Plaza Cinema, Rated PG-13 Murphy's Romance — Mid-State Cinema, Rated PG-13 My Chauffeur — Sunset Plaza Cinema, Rated R The Best of Times — Vogue, Rated PG-13 White Nights—Fox, Rated PG-13 Youngblood — Mid-State Cinema, RatedR- Now playing ^^^^^ at your nous* MAD MAI BEYOND THUNDERDOME 181SS. 9th in Kraft Manor 827-7067 Mon.-sat. 10-9 • Sunday 12-S TV movies, specials 8 p.m. — Peter the Great, NBC, Salina Cable Channels 3 and 4 Sophia's exiled after a failed attempt to oust Peter from the throne; Peter's political success is tempered by his failure to develop a relationship with his son; Czarina Eudoxia schemes to topple her estranged husband's regime. Stars Vanessa Redgrave, Jan Niklas and Natalya Andreichenko. (Part 2 of 4). 8 p.m. — Gladiator, ABC, Salina Cable Channels 9 and 10 Ken Wahl, Robert Gulp (premiere). A vigilante takes it upon himself to put an end to the senseless injuries and deaths caused by intoxicated drivers. 8 p.m. — Sins, CBS, Salina Cable Channels 5 and 12 Helene Junot's (Joan Collins) marriage to a renowned American composer (Gene Kelly) is marred by tragedy, prompting her to direct all of her energies toward her career and bringing Von Elderfled (Steve Berkoff) to justice. Also stars James Farentino, Capucine and Jean- Pierre Aumont. (Part 2 of 3). 8 p.m. — House Calls, Salina Cable Channel? .'V- TACO TWOSDAY EVERY DAY!!! Tacos For Just That's right! Every day this month get the same two taco's for 99" that we normally only offer on Tuesdays at this price. But hurry, starting March 1st only Tuesdays will be "Taco Twosday." (No Limit, No Coupon Required) TOCO 303 S, Santa Fe JOHNS Salina who's in show business," he said, "although my dad's an attorney, and that's pretty much like acting." Lowe had appeared in more than 30 stage plays by the age of 12, when his family moved to Los Angeles. Finding little non-professional theater, he turned to athletics. A few years later, he returned to acting with appearances in two ABC After-School Specials, "A Matter of Time" and "Schoolboy Father." "Then I did a brief series with Eileen Brennan, 'A New Kind of Family' — how's that for creative titling? "he said. "Makes you want to tune in, doesn't it? Anyway, ABC put us opposite '60 Minutes,' so there's no mystery why the series didn't last." Then the big break: Francis Coppola's "The Outsiders." "I had'my 18th birthday on the third day of shooting my first movie," he recalled. "Imagine being directed by Francis Coppola in your first film." A dream come true, but also with an awakening—some of his best scenes were cut from the final version. Then came "Class" with Jacqueline Bisset; "Hotel New Hampshire" with Nastassja Kinski, Jodie Foster and Beau Bridges; "Oxford Blues" with Ally Sheedy; and "St. Elmo's Fire" with Sheedy, Nelson, Estevez and other Brat Packers. "After 'St. Elmo's,' I took a year off,"' Lowe said. "I just finished making 'Sexual Perversity in Chicago,' based on the David Mamet play. It's the best script I've ever read. I play a working stiff coping with the first time he has lived with a girl. The character could be any age, my own or 35-40 years old. "You can't play the kid forever. It's not good for your career, and physically it's impossible — unless you're Mickey Rooney." Hirst, Eckhoff return as 'Messiah' soloists Bethany College Lingsborg, Kansas 67456 Free address "College of Consequence" By Dr. Warren Bryan Martin Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching and author of "A College of Character, awarded best 1984 book on higher education and Bethany College announcements on the future, by President Peter J. Ristuben. Hear the major news, in person! Tues., Fab. 4 at 3 p.m., Presser Auditorium H 2-NIGHT MOVIE RENTAL Rent A Movie Today Keep It Tonight! Keep It Tomorrow Night! Bring It Back The Next Morning By 9 AM! 99° MOV|ES 7 Days A Week 80% Of Our Stock Gold Star Tapes $ 4 99 7 Days A ^| Week 20% Of Our Stock_ I VCR PLAYERS I Tuesday & Wednesday $ 4 OOO Per I i/ Week Normal $20.00 Per Week DOWNTOWN NEWS & BOOKS CARROLL'S BOOKSTORE Open 7 Days A Week 24 Hour Drop Boxes t LINDSBORG — Tenor Grayson Hirst and baritone-bass Herbert Eckhoff, both of New York City, will be soloists March 23-30 for the 1986 Messiah Festival of music and art at Bethany College. Featured will be two renditions of "Messiah" oratorio by Handel and a March 28 evening performance of Bach's "Passion According to St. Matthew." This will be the 105th year of the nationally known Bethany Oratorio Society, directed now by Elmer Copley. It consists of a 400-voice chorus and a 55-member orchestra. Hirst and Eckhoff also will be solo recitalists in various weekday concerts during the festival. Hirst has appeared in more than 70 leading roles with opera companies throughout the United States, including the New York City Opera, the Boston, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Houston and San Diego opera companies, and the San Francisco Spring Opera Theater. The California native has performed in Canada, England, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Mexico and Brazil. He performs regularly with American orchestras and symphonies including Baltimore, Dallas, Detroit, St. Louis, Los Angeles and New York. Hirst was the featured tenor at the 1982 Messiah Festival. Eckhoff made his New York City Opera debut in 1981. He is a former voice faculty member at the University of Texas-Austin, and is a graduate of the University of Colorado. He has appeared before oratorio, concert and opera audiences across the nation. Recent engagements have included his Dallas Opera debut as Donner in "Das Rheingold," a role he sang many times at the Pacific Northwest Wagner Festival in Seattle; numerous roles in Texas and Southwest opera companies; and appearances in Portland, Seattle, Dayton and Toledo. He has been guest soloist with the symphony orchestras of Atlanta, Denver, Wichita, the Colorado Fes- Hirst Eckhoff tival Orchestra, the Chor der Berg- kirchegemeinde in Wiesbaden, and the Heinrich Schuetz Kantorei und Chor der St. Paulsgemeinde in Frankfurt. Eckhoff moved recently to New York City from Texas to devote full- time to his professional career. He was the bass soloist in Lindsborg for the 1983 Messiah Festival. Hundreds of readers check the classified ads every day. Phone 8236363 and an ad-taker will help with your ad. Love Is... 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 Telling Your PRIME-TIMER SHOW (*) $9 25 SEN. CITIZENS ANYTIME aven't you ever done something in your life you wish you could do over again... and this time do it right? In A Special Way! send A Special Valentine to your sweetheart, mate, parents, sister, brother, boss, . secretary, teacher, serviceman, neighbor, friend or anyone you'd like to remember on Valentine's Day in "T^l Sulsssi T 1 I he Journal ROBIN WILLIAMS KURT RUSSELL TIMES A Comedy about life, hope, and getting even. Sally Field James Garner Murphy's Romance §5 WHITE NIGHTS BARYI BARYSHNIKOV ,_ HINES i CfcW.45 ENEMY ENDS THUR8. M Y CHAUFFEUR E FRIDAY, Feb.14th Special Valentine Rate EXAMPLE: PROMISE HER anylhing But give her » — nr* "OUR PAGE" >| Illj /» Per Line w (Minimum 3 lines) Ms. Teacher Roses are red Violets are blue I wish everyone had a Teacher like You. 4th Grade. LOVE IS... Letting you bring your Kawasaki into The living room. Flaming Star The ice... The fire... ROB LOWE in YOUNGBLOOD Copy Must Be Received by 11 :OO a.m. Tuesday, February 11th Call of our friendly Ad-takers will help write your Valentine or give you complete information —or mail to Journal P.O. Box 779 Salina, Kansas 67402-0779 823-6363

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