THE SALINA JOURNAL APPLAUSE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1996 3 A good time had by all at music awards By STEVE MORSE The Boston Globq BOSTON — The acceptance speeches were loose, the performances were loose and the crowd was looser still. The 10th annual Boston Music Awards went off without a hitch Tuesday night, as the awards seemed almost secondary to the harmonious, tension-free spirit that enabled rockers, rappers, hip- hoppers, folkies and legends — yes, Aerosmith and New Kids on the Block were in the house — to get along as if this were a backyard barbecue. "Let's cooperate. I don't want to compete with anyone," said River, a member of the band Tree. His words summed up the event, which has enjoyed an earthier, street-level tone since moving from the Wang Center to the Orpheum last year. At times it even felt as though the inmates were running the asylum. Oh yes, the big winners were Aerosmith, named act of the decade (beating out the New Kids, though New Kids Donnie Wahlberg, Jordan Knight and Joey Mclntyre still drew the loudest shrieks), Tracy Bonham (four awards based on "Mother Mother"), Morphine (two, including act of the year), the Gravel Pit (two) and Ellis Paul (two), who led a strong singer- songwriter contingent. Cementing this quintessentially Boston night was comedian/host Steve Sweeney, whose exaggered Boston accent and neighborhood humor were a scream as usual. And, on the other side of the spectrum, it was nice to hear former Passim owner Bob Donlin remembered by singer Jonatha Brooke, who also won best contemporary folk album for the highly literate "Plumb." And it was rewarding to hear Jules Verdone (who tied with Laurie Sargent for best local female vocalist) plug the coming "Safe and Sound" compilation that benefits families of the victims in the Brookline abortion clinic shootings. But stage antics generally ruled the night. The Bentmen 'even brought up two friends from the crowd and shaved their heads on stage. And Jake Westwood of Tree joked about being kissed by Carly Simon at last year's awards, then concocted a story about how Carly kept calling him so much that he had to change his phone number. It was also a night for Aero- smith to do some damage control in the wake of so many rumors surrounding renewed drug use by singer Steven Tyler. "We're all fine and we're still eating solid foods," Tyler said when the band accepted its act of the decade award. He kidded the crowd*by noting, "There have been a lot of nasty rumors out there, but I want to take this moment to be honest with everybody. I want to say that I'm really strung out on Morphine ... but I like their first album better than their second." Aerosmith made a glitzy entrance, arriving in the alley by the Orpheum in two limousines, then were besieged by reporters and cameras in a pre-planned press barrage. "It's good to be here and be part of the awards in their 10th year," said guitarist Joe Perry. Bassist Tom Hamilton added that the band just flew in from New York, where it's "taking another crack" at a new album that has been delayed until March. Later, on stage, Hamilton said, "Act of the decade? I thought they were talking about how long it usually takes us to make a record." The show didn't quite sell out (300 of the 2,800 were empty), but that could partly be explained by this year's announced performers, which weren't as big as in past years, when New Kids and James Taylor played. Still, this year's acts were a vital cross-section of the scene. Folkie Martin Sexton really impressed with his smoky, lounge-flavored "Can't Stop Thinking About You." So did Morphine, and Wahlberg and rapper Super Mr. Marvelous. 1996 Winners .Act of the decade: Aerosmith Act of the year: Morphine Rising star: Ellis Paul Outstanding rock band: Morphine Album of the year: "Wholesale Meats and Fish," Letters to Cleo Debut album of the year: "The Burdens of Being Upright," Tracy Bonham Single of the year: "Mother Mother," Tracy Bonham Female vocalist: Tracy Bonham Male vocalist: Dicky Barrett (Mighty Mighty Bosstones) Song/songwriter: "Natural One" by Lou Barlow, John Davis and Wally Gagel Local rock band: Groovasaurus New local rock band: Gravel Pit Hardcore band: Tree Rock album (indie label): "The Gravel Pit Manifesto," the Gravel Pit Debut rock album (indie label): "Meet Me at the Fair," the Push Stars Rock single (indie label): "Kick the Can," Poundcake Local female vocalist: (tie) Laurie Sargent, Jules Verdone Local male vocalist: Martin Sexton Song/songwriter (indie label): "Black Sheep," Martin Sexton Club Band: Guster Video: "Mother Mother," Tracy Bonham Local R&B act: Eye 2 Eye Local rap/hip-hop act: Fat Bag Funk Band: Hippopotamus Reggae Band: Mighty Charge Ska Band: The Allstonians World music act; Mendes Brothers Jazz act: Medeski, Martin & Wood Jazz album: "Panamonk," Danilo Perez Local jazz act: Either/Orchestra Jazz album (indie label): "Dart Night," Charlie Kohlhase Quintet Jazz vocalist: Dominique Eade Contemporary folk act: Ellis Paul New contemporary folk act: Deb Pasternak Contemporary folk album: "Plumb," Jonatha Brooke & the Story Debut contemporary folk album: "Living with Ghosts," Patty Griffin Blues act: Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters Country act: Jo Dee Messina Producer: Mike Denneen Instrumentalist: Reeves Gabrels PORK TENDERLOIN Small Fries & Small Drink only 9th&Kirwin 823-8066 MOlAVK&BRAND Pre-Hotiday Fashion AlYour Feet Sale! 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Paid for by Friends of Riffel for County Commissioner 67th District County Commissioner Second District I Will Support Preventive Drug Programming • Work With City Commission on City- County Issues • Be Responsive to Citizens' Concerns Political Advertisement paid for by Seim for Commissioner. Richard Dean, Treasurer. "Thanks for the privilege of serving Committed tO Principles Not PoUtlCS the 67th District the last 4 years. As •* always, i am available for your • Cutting Property Taxes • Controlling Spending questions and concerns. I would _ ,, _, . . . appreciate your vote November 5th." * ConSCqUCnCCS for Criminals Joe Political Adv. paid for by committee to elect Joe Kejr, Max Redding Treasurer Scott Torres far Sheriff Qualified for the Job of Sheriff Ottawa County, Kansas •JL Scott has been an Outstanding Deputy Sheriff, Police Officer and Emergency Medical Technician over the past twelve years. During his career he has received several commendations and awards for his work and community service. JL As Deputy Sheriff, and Police Officer, Scott has consistently ^ been one of the best in Crime Solving, and in the Conviction of Criminals. Scott had a solid reputation for applying law and justice fairly. Scott also studied Budgeting for Law Enforcement Organizations geared towards reducing costs. -X- Scott won Ike 1996 National "Law and Justice Scholarship". This Scholarship was awarded for his work and participation in Crime Prevention research, his outstanding record as Deputy Sheriff and Police Officer, and his Community Service over the past ten years. ~jr Scott was the Honor Graduate of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC). The KLETC is the Academy for all major Law Enforcement Commands in the State of Kansas. Scott has maintained his Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician over the past twelve years. During most of those years, he was the only Deputy in Ottawa County who was authorized and qualified to perform Emergency Medical Assistance to victims of life threatening trauma including automobile accidents and violent crime. During this time, Scott saved lives and assisted in many medical emergencies. Your questions and comments are welcome. You may reach Scott at 392-3417. Thank You for your interest Political advertisement paid for by the Committee to elect Scott Torres, Sheriff. Don King Treasurer JL Scott was a certified CPR and First Aid Instructor for the American Red Cross while serving as a Police Officer here in Kansas. As an Instructor, Scott provided this • training on a volunteer basis for over three years. •y^f Scott was the only Certified Firearms Instructor and only Certified Hunter Safety Instructor in the Ottawa County Sheriffs Department for several years. He also won the Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police, 1994 Top Gun Award in Pistol Shooting. JL Scott is endorsed by the Institute for Law and Justice as Candidate for Sheriff of Ottawa County. This institute reviews the careers of Law and Justice professionals, including their community service, educational achievements, and their work and studies in reducing crime and applying justice fairly. Based on their review, Scott received their endorsement. This Institute is made up of current and former career Law Enforcement Officers, Public Safety Officials, and Attorneys at Law. Scott is married and the father of three children. His two sons attend grade school in Minneapolis. His youngest child is a girl just under one year old. Scott's wife Rebecca, has been a nurse for over ten years and is currently working in this field in Minneapolis. Scott is currently pursuing a College Degree in Criminal Justice. The families of both Scott and Rebecca are native Kansans. Carol Edward Beggs Over the past two years, Republican Carol Edward Beggs has voted to: • Raise the Standard of Public Post-secondary Education • Raise per pupil Expenditures for Elementary and Secondary students • Raise the Ethical Standard of Lobbyists & Lawmakers • Raise Community College Credit Aid • Raise Special Education Aid HE-ELECT What does a Ropwsontatlve do? Reprosont You! Vote Carol Edward Beggs... Funding Children's Futures. Adv. Paid for by Beggs for State Representative * Adley E. Johnson, Treasurer. Re-elect BEN VIDRICKSEN STATE SENATE REPUBLICAN 24th District •ft Senator Ben Vidricksen voted to restrict tobacco products to minors. •& Senator Ben represents you. Not Special Interests. & Senator Ben Vidricksen has fought to make sure our State government is responsive to our needs. He has faced the tough issues before the legislature. & Senator Ben has worked hard and fought for the 4 lane 81 Hiway from Minneapolis and will see that it's completed to Nebraska. & Very active in tourism and film promotion in Kansas. ft Member A. A.R.P. "I want to thank all of the people of the the 24th District who have supported me in the past and solicit their continued support." "Thank you for sharing your concerns for the future of Kansas, and I would appreciate your vote on Election Day." PROVEN EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP Pol. Adv, paid for by Vidricksen for Senate - Mary Llby, Treasurer.
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