The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 4, 2001 · Page 31
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THE SALINA JOURNAL encore! FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2001 03 Theater ALONG CAME A SRDER ** CENTRAL RATED R Morgan Freeman returns as Dr. Alex Cross, hero of "Kiss the Girls," in another thriller where a mad criminal constructs a diabolical puzzle for him to solve. BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY CENTRAL RATED R "Bridget Jones's Diary," a beloved book about a heroine both lovable and human, has been made against all odds into a funny and charming movie that understands the charm of the original and preserves it. Renee Zellweger stars a 32-year-old Londoner who smokes, drinks and eats too much and determines to reform herself and find the Right Man. Hugh Grant and Colin Firth play the candidates, in a comedy that gives almost unreasonable pleasure as it celebrates her bumpy transition. CROCODILE DUNDEE IN LOS ANGELES •* MID-STATE RATED PG Another retread of the original formula, in which Croc pits his genial naivete and utter competence against the hazards of the big city. Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski star again. DRIVEN CENTRAL RATEDPG-13 Burt Reynolds owns a racing team with a hot young rookie (Kip Pardue) and a veteran (Sylvester Stallone). Lots of crashes, nonstop action, wall-to-wall music, good guys and smiley-face ending. JOE DIRT MID-STATE 'RATED PG-13 David Spade stars as a white trash orphan who tours the country like a low-rent Forrest Gump. THE MUMMY RETURNS CENTRAL RATED PG-13 Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz are back from the first pic- ' ture, married and parents of an 8- year-old. In Egypt they awaken an even more ominous ancient curse than before, leading to a battle involving the Scorpion King, who looks like a lobster tail and is played by The Rock (of WWF fame) in an appearance so short that "cameo" would be stretching it. Not as much fun as the original. ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER ART CENTER CINEMA RATED R In September 1972, Palestinian terrorists invaded the Munich Olympiad and took Israeli athletes hostage. Eventually 11 Israelis and five of the eight terrorists were killed. Kevin Macdonald's documentary argues that much of the bloodshed resulted from comic-opera bungling on the part of German authorities. He has interviews, with many participants and eyewitnesses, most re- , markably Jamal Al Gashey, the one surviving terrorist, still in hiding. Filled with remarkable reporting, marred by a docu-thriller style that becomes exploitative, especially in an offensive closing montage. ONE NIGHT AT McCOOL'S CENTRAL RATED R Liv Tyler plays a femme fataie who mesmerized three victims: a bartender (Matt Dillon), a lawyer (Paul Reiser) and a cop (John Goodman). They tell their stories to listeners; Dillon hires a hit man (Michael Douglas), Reiser hires a shrink (Reba McEntire), Goodman turns to a priest. We see Tyler through three sets of eyes, and each guy imagines a different version of the other two. SPY KIDS CENTRAL RATED PG Antonio Banderas and Carla Gugino play enemy spies who fall in love and marry When they're kidnapped, it's up to their kids to rescue them, in a colorful, cheerful, inventive movie. TOWN & COUNTRY CENTRAL RATED R A romantic comedy about married couples that stars Warren Beatty, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton among others, but it's top heavy oh talent and too light on story. From Wire Service Reports Theater to present show on Mark Twain Tickets go on sale Monday for the Salina Community Theatre's production of "Mark Twain: The Trouble Begins at 8." Michael Spicer, the theater's artistic director, will star in the one-man show May 18,19 and 20. The show, part of the theater's On-Stage series, is an autobiographical look at the American writer, based on his essays, speeches, novels and autobiography Tickets cost $13 for adults and $10 for students. The play begins at 8 p.iri. May 18 and 19 and 2 p.m. May 20. The theater box office is open from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Frjday Tickets also can be piu-chased by calling 827-3033 or toll-free 1-877-414-2367. Art Summer art classes offered in Abilene ABILENE — The Arts Council of Dickinson County has openings for students in its summer art classes in painting and drawing. The three-week sessions will be Monday through Friday beginning June 4 at Kennedy School. There will be two sessions — 8:30-10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.-noon. The classes are for students who will be in fourth through eighth grades in the fall. Class size is limited to 12 students, and the fee is $30 per student. Scholarships are available through the arts council. Enrollment forms are available by calling (785) 263-1884. Art quilter to speak Sunday in Abilene ABILENE — Textile artist and art quilter Chris Wolf Edmonds is scheduled to be here Sunday to discuss her work. Edmonds will speak at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1400 N. Cedar Edmonds, who lives in Lawrence, creates her own fab­ rics to use in quilts that are inspired by nature and the prairie. Her work has won numerous national and international awards. For more information, call the church at (785) 263-3480. Wesleyan exhibition features student art The annual Kansas Wesleyan University Student Art Exhibition is on display through Thursday in The Gallery of Sams Hall of Fine Arts. The show includes drawings, paintings, photography ceramics, sculpture, jewelry and graphic design. Work by art majors and other students who took art classes this year make up the show. Senior graphic design student Carol Schmidt is featured m the Education GaUery Schmidt returned to college after a 20-year absence. She wais attracted to the design field after raising a family and working for years at the Central Kansas Cooperative in Education. A reception and awards presentation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in The Gallery. The faculty will present awards at 2 p.m. The Gallery will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and weekends from noon to 6 p.m. for this show. For more information, call Brad Anderson at 827-5541, Ext. 5164 or send e-mails to bradart@kwu.edu. Music Bethany groups to have spring concerts LINDSBORG — Several free musical events from Bethany College are planned for this weekend and next week. The Bethany Choir and Chamber Choir will present their spring home concert at 7:30 p.m. today at Bethany Lutheran Church on North Main Street. The concert will include classical and modern works, madrigals and jazz and the setting of Emily Dickinson poems to music. The Bethany-Lindsborg Community Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Presser Hall Auditorium. The concert includes works celebrating the 100th anniversary of the death of Verdi. The Bethany Handbell Ensemble will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery The concert will feature classical and modern pieces written especially for .handbells. The Bethany Symphonic Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Presser Hall Auditorium. The concert will feature the world premiere of "Bailamos (We Dance)," which was commissioned for the band from percussionist and composer David Gluck and will feature the band's percussion section. Mattson and Weaver to play Art a la Carte The Salina folk duo of Mattson and Weaver will perform at today's Art a la Carte concert. The concert begins at 12:20 p.m. in Campbell Plaza in the 100 block of South Santa Fe Avenue in downtown Salina. Mattson and Weaver are lo' cal favorites, performing at various events, including the Smoky Hill River Festival. They play folk, country contemporary and original songs, lacing their shows with laid- back humor and stories. They recently produced their first CD called "Potluck." In case of bad weather, the free concert will be moved to the lobby of Memorial Hall. Gospel shows set for All Schools Day McPHERSON — Two special gospel shows are set for May 11 as part of McPherson's All Schools Day events. Gospel Showcase will have shows featuring local and area musicians at 2 and 7 p.m. at the McPherson Community Building Auditorium. Admission is by event button plus a small fee for adults. Children and students are admitted free. The afternoon show will feature the Black Kettle Bluegrass Band, the McPherson trio Season For Joy the group Seaman Friends and Family and Randy and Hope Brown, Salina. The evening show will feature the Heav'n Bound Quartet, Testimony Quartet, saxophonist Ed Huffman, soloist Amy George and the group Sweet Assurance. For more information call Nancy Jones at (620) 654-3495. Events to honor Bethany professor LINDSBORG — Several events are planned for the weekend of May 12 to honor longtime Bethany College music professor David Higbee, who is retiring after 30 years at the school. A free community dance is set for 8 p.m. May 12 in the Stroble- Gibson Center at Bethany Music will be provided by the Smoky Valley High School jazz band, Bethany Jazz Ensemble and a special'alumni jazz band. A dinner for the alumni jazz band will be at 5 p.m. Saturday At 3 p.m. May 13, Higbee will direct ra final jazz ensemble concert in Presser Hall Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the music department at (785) 227-3380, Ext. 8138, or send emails to coneyk@bethany lb.edu. DICKINSON THEATRESu««,i„„nv,cs„„„ All seats S5.00 before 6:00 p.m. ICentralMall 2259s gihSt- (785)825-9105] Bridget Jones's Diary (R) 4:35 7:10 9:20 The lUlummy Returns {PG13) 3:45 4:15 7:00 7:30 9:3010:00 Band / New singers in mix FROM PAGE D1 Four recording studios were used to record "Long Time Comin'," although the majority was done in two Salina studios. Road Dog Studios, owned by Brett Maltbie, and Studio 1117 owned by Aaron Householter. For "Long Time Comin'," Vaughn relied on longtime players Tom Pestinger on drums and Larry Avery on keyboards and Hammond organ and the group's original bassist, Don Schwartz. Also mixed in are some new faces, including Maltbie, who joined forces as engineer, guitarist, back-up vocalist, co-producer and co-arranger, and Tara Pestinger — Tom's daughter — as background vocalist and female lead singer on the hip- hop-inspired track "Lover Man." Salinan Bill Jones, who has been with the band for about six years, sang lead vocals on three songs. Vaughn also brought in Tom Hall, Kansas City Kan., as lead vocalist on nine songs. HaU's last solo album found some chart success in the United States, reaching No. 29 on a couple of adult contemporary charts. Hall's lead vocals were recorded in the Berry Music Ground Studio in Kansas City. The album was mastered by Kerry Livgren at Grandyzine Studio in Topeka. Livgren was a founding member of the group Kansas and helped produce and write the group's classic hits, including "Dust in the Wind" and "Carry on Way word Son." Creativeness and inventiveness in engineering some songs resulted in a fuller, richer soxmd, none more so than the instrumental lead track, "Overture." For the song, engineers mixed together sounds of the pipe organ in Bethany College's Presser Hall, a choir, the sounds of big blowers in a car wash and, with help from the Union Pacific Railroad, the rumble of three freight trains. Vaughn described "Long Time Comin' " as music with a "bluesy '60s or '70s feel and a large band sound, but all original music." The band has signed with two national promoters, Jerome . Promotions and Marketing, Norcross, Ga., and ADD Promotions, Ridgefield, Conn., to market the CD to radio stations in the top 40 secondary markets. nationally. Jerome has worked with artists such as REM, Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Back­ street Boys. The hope is to get airplay that will get the group noticed and signed by a major record label. Vaughn said about 240 stations should receive their copies of the CD this week. "If we can get regular spin on 50 to 100 stations, we'll be doing well," he said. • Reporter David Clouston can be reached at 823-6464, Ext. 131, or by e-mail at sjdclouston @saljournal.com. ' Wheee the Iiui Ham Sets". Sundays In Hay WWstbands Only 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m .^-S ^:,»,r Unlimited Play* 'UomiuH liiclmlenrcadc One Night at iVIcCooi's (R) 4:35 7:10 9:10 Along Came a Spider (R) 4:25 7:10 9:20 Spy Kids (PG) 4:35 7:20 9:10 Town & Country (R) 4:25 7:00 9:20 Driven (PG13) 4:15 7:00 9:30 Miscellaneous Library having book sale this weekend The Salina Public Library is cleaning off its shelves and once again offering the books in a public sale. The sale is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the library 301 W. Elm. Hardbacks cost 50 cents and paperbacks cost 25 cents each or five for $1. The books being sold include mysteries, biographies, travelogues, romances, children's books and more. They are books that are no longer popular with patrons but still offer plenty of good reading. For more information, call 825-4624. Pawnee corn to be planted Saturday REPUBLIC — After more than 170 years, Pawnee corn will be planted again in Kansas on Saturday The Pawnee Indian Village State Historic Site will have a ceremony at 1 p.m. to plant the seeds in a special garden. . Speakers include native corn experts who will describe the importance and uses of the corn. Exhibits also will feature various native corns, and an American Indian storyteller will tell legends until 4 p.m. The rare Pawnee black-eyed flour corn will be planted with beans and squash to be planted later in keeping with Pawnee tradition. The Pawnee refer to the plants as the "sacred three sisters." The event is free and open to the public. The historic site is eight miles north of U.S. Highway 36 on Kansas Highway 266, or three miles southwest of Republic. For more information, call (785) 361-2255. From Staff Reports ACADEMY AWARD WINNER BEST OQCUMENTARY FEATURE 2000 "****/ GRIPPING!" • Jim fitmird. KW rOAK DMr NEWS Midstates 2 (785)825-9105] Crocodile Dundee In Los Angeles (PG) 7:00 9:00 Joe Dirt (PG13) 7.10 9.10 one day in SEPTEMBER J^lRTT Show Dates'5/3.5/6 CENTER Thurs.-Fri. 5:00 7:00 PTVlt'Ail A Sal. 2:00 5:00 7:00 9:0 LllMlilVlii Sun. 2.00 5:00 7.00 King of Clubs Corner of Pacific & Ohio • Salina * 820-2869 Friday, May 4 DARRIN'S BIRTHDAY PARTY With Shagnasty Darrin is buying the beer while it lasts! Wet T-Shirt contest. Show Times 4:30 p.m. ?4 Cover After 9 p.m. Sat., May 5 Howlin' Steve Howell Opening For Blind Dog Smokiti* With Miss Blues BBQ Served $7 Ad\>ance - $9 At Door House of Sight & Sound, Plum Creek Meats, Beloit GOLF: Buy one get one FREE Through Memorial Day Ki34 .Sunnowcr Lane • 7S.'i-827-y(W() l-n, & Sill. 1(1 :i.m. • 11 p.m.. .Sun. I ii.iii. -10 (i.rii. Stay curious. PUBLIC TELEViSiON Public television for central and western Kansas WWW.SliptV.Org Your tax deductible contribution to Birthright registers you to win an All Expense Paid 5 Day Cruise For 2! Call Birthright For Details. mrtluirigM of sauna 1045 The Midway, Salina, KS • 785-823-3113 * On coiilribulions from March I lo August .11, 2001. WAL-MART SUPERCENTER Lipton -.^..^^ Tea 20 Oz. We will Any competitor's adi We won't be undersold! Sorry. We do not honor gimmick promotions lifce: percents off, double & triple coupons: Come and celebrate with Dr. David Higbee Saturday May 12 A Free Community Dance 8:00 p.m. - llrOO p.m. Stroble-Gibson Center Music by special Dance Band of Alumni and Friends, the Bethany College Jazz Ensemble, and the Lindsborg High School Viking Jazz Sunday, May 13 Higbee's Final Jazz Ensemble Concert 3:00 p.m. Presser Hall Auditorium BETHANY COLLEGE Lindsborg, Kansas Dr. Higbee's final concert will feature the Bethany College Jazz Ensemble, the Alumni Dance Band, and the Bethany Percussion Ensemble. If you can come for only one event - make it this one!

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