14—Ukiah Dally Journal, Ukiah, Calif. Friday, February 17,1984 [in _nl By RON GLUCKMAN Journal Entertainment Editor onight is opening night for the Willits Players production of "Butterflies Are Free." The play is set in San Francisco in the early 70s and involves a young blind man who is on his own for the first time. Written by Leonard Gershe, "Butterflies Are Free" later became a successful film starring Golde Hawn. The local production is directed by Don Wetherwax. It will be staged at the United Methodist Church in Willits at 8 p.m. on Feb. 17, 18,24 and 25. Tickets are available at the d6or. 1 he Mendocino Mining Company performs at a dance in Cloverdale oh Saturday night. The show is part of the annual Cloverdale Citrus Fair festivities, which continue all weekend. The dance begins at 9:30 p.m. Admission is $3.50. Bill Denton plays country tunes tonight at the Hopland Brewery. The Full Moon trio plays Saturday, with Spiggy and Beth at the Brewery 6h Sunday. Free admission all three nights.. Z-Edge rocks Johansen's this weekend. Local fans of big band music are invited, to a free concert Tuesday night. The Commanders, a part of the Air ForceBand of the Golden Gate, will perform at the^Fine Arts Building of the , Fairgrounds in a show sponsored by the Associated Student Body of Mendocino College. The music starts at 7:30 p.m. J UPCOMING ury's Irish Cabaret perform next Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Ukiahi Cafetorium. The world-famous group of performers hail from Dublin. The group's local show is sponsored by the Ukiah Community Concert Association. Chuck Dadlsman will perform on the new digital computor keyboard organ in a free concert next Friday at the Presbyterian Church. Dadisman will play contemporary and big band music. A local barbershop quartet will open the show, which begins at 8 p.m. A dance on Feb* 24"at the Bachelor Valley Grange Hall will benefit the Lake County Senior Citizens Building Fund. The Lake County Big Swing Band will perform. The Mendocino Whale Festival is set for March 17 and 18. A guide to entertainment RADIO, TV, FLICKS To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the arrival of the Fab Four in America, K-WINE FM will broadcast a four-hour Beatles special on Monday beginning afi-pjn. The station will also give details on a big giveaway of Beatles albums. Other K-WINE specials this week: The Fixx and Kansas in concert tonight at 8 p.m.; Bryan Adams and Graham Parker live on Saturday beginning at 8 p.m.; Judas Priest in concert on the BBC Rock Hour, Monday at 7 p.m.; and an interview with Z Z Top, Tuesday at 7 p.m. A Rainbow concertitaped in August 1982 will be reshown Saturday at 8 p.m. on MTV. Les Blank's "Burden of Dreams" will be shown Tuesday at 8 p.m. at the Ukiah Playhouse. The documentary focuses on the difficult filming of Werner Herzog's''Fitzcarraldo.'' "Flashdance" — the movie — can be seen tonight at 8 p.m. on cable channel 12. The showing is part of a special month-long pay television promotion. HOTNOTES H appy Birthday to the Ukiah Community Center, now celebrating its 10th year of good deeds. The Center celebrates its 10th anniversary with an awards banquet at Mary's this Saturday at 6:30 p.m. The dinner is open to the public. On the program for the night is a presentation of Helping Hands awards, which will be given to Bill Steele of K-WINE, Tommy Wayne Kramer of the Grapevine and the Journal's Fae Woodward and this writer. The real awards, of course, should go to the Community Center staff members who deserve a birthday cake at least seven stories high for all their community work. A hot new local release is' 'Buffalo Stampede,'' a self-produced cassette from the Buffalo Butter Band. Featuring great bluegrass tunes with lots of local references — "White Deer" and "Noyo" are a couple of the titles —' the tape is an even dozen slices of the good ol' Butter sound. Available from Mountain Sound Studios (send $10 to Box One; Redwood Valley, Ca. 95470) and all the best record shops. A second family release is "Elijah" from guitarist Eric Brittain, son of Buffalo Bob and Carmon. Eric goes by the name of Elijah and has been gathering a solid reputation as a member of Rootstock.- While Rootstock was on vacation, Elijah recorded his first solo release. This column has previously mentioned The Bobs, an unusual a cappella group.An extremely well orchestrated quartet (voices, only voices), the Bobs were heard in action last Sunday at the THE COMMANDERS, a part of the larger Air Force Band bf the Golden Gate, wHI perform a free big band concert at the Fine Arts Building Tuesday nfght. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. and is sponsored by the Associated Student Body of Mendocino College. Cotati Cabaret opening a show for David Lindley. It didn't take the Bobs long to win my favor. Their first number was "Accidents Will Hap- E en," a great Elvis Costello song. It is also one of is lusher arrangements, so it was startling to hear it performed sans instruments by the Bobs. From this riveting opener, the Bobs moved to even weirder material, most of it original. Humorous songs like "Cowboy Lips" and "Art For Art's Sake" (both included On the Bobs' debut album) demonstrated the almost forgotten potential of story-singing. But make no mistake, this was no simple folk band. As if to drive the point home, with layer upon layer of vocal counterpoints and effects, the Bobs sang a dazzling "Psycho Killer," one of David Byrne's most electrifying compositions. The Bobs infused the number with all the throbbing new wave gristle of the Talking Heads version, then suddenly turned the song inside out at mid-point, brilliantly twisting the contorted "Psycho Killer" into a harmless cabaret ditty by conclusion. Lindley attracts wonderful crowds, so it was hardly surprising to find the Bobs getting a grand round of applause. Yet such opening acts are a rare treat. The Bobs, kind of the Roches gone crazy and stripped bare, are originals and not to be missed. The group's first album is on Kaleidoscope Records (P. O. Box O; El Cerrito, Ca. 94530). Culture Club have taped an HBO concert special. So have Linda Ronstadt and Quartern ash. Disney Pictures moves into adult territory BURBANK, Calif. (UPI) Walt Disney Pictures has unveiled a new film division, Touchstone Films, that will make more "adult, mature and provocative" movies. "We had to break out and reach out of our self-contained Disney\Image," said Walt Disney Pictures President Richard Berger, who will head Touchstone Films. "It's a real fine line and a positioning problem," Berger-said- Wednesday. "If you put the Disney name under 'Emmanuelle,' parents will still take their kids to it. This is the faith we have to adhere to and not violate." Touchstone will debut March 9 with the release of the film "Splash." 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