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The Vancouver Sun from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada · 35

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TL ESDAY, MAY 26. 2009 BREAKING NEWS: VANC0LATRSUX.COM ENTERTAINMENT E5 PREVIEW Shirley Jones: No regrets, and still going strong at 75 UNIQUE LIVES & EXPERIENCES: SHIRLEY JONES Tonight, 7:30 p.m. OrpheumTheatre Tickets $28.75-$67.75 fromTicketmaster BY SUSAN KING Shirley Jones does wholesome as well as anybody in show business (with the possible exception of Doris Day). She played the loving mom Shirley Partridge in the 1970-74 musical sitcom The Partridge Family and the lovable girl next door in such movie musicals as Oklahoma and Carousel. But there's another side to her career: an actress of strong dramatic mettle willing to take risky roles. She received glowing reviews as a boozer in a 1956 Playhouse 90 drama The Big Slide, and she won a supporting actress Academy Award for her role as prostitute Lulu Bains in 1960's Elmer Gantry with Burt Lancaster. "Those were great roles," says Jones, who will be at the Orpheum Theatre tonight as part of the Unique Lives & Experiences speakers series. "The problem with Partridge though it was great for me and gave me an opportunity to stay home and raise my kids when my agents came to me and presented it to me, they said if you do a series and it becomes a hit show, you will be that character for the rest of your life and your movie career will go into the toilet, which is what happened. But I have no regrets." So it shouldn't come as a big surprise that in an upcoming episode of the A&E drama series The Cleaner scheduled to air this summer, Jones, now 75, plays an alcoholic and even apparently does a semi-nude scene. Shirley Jones speaks about her career at the Orpheum tonight. "It looks like I am topless," Jones says with a smile. "They shot me from the back. It's an incredible part. She's an alcoholic and she and her husband are both out-and-out drunks singing at a nightclub. I wear a black wig . . . ." Jones is relaxing in the quaint living room of her sprawling home in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, which she shares with her second husband, comic actor Marty Ingels. Decorating the walls are pictures of her sons with her first husband, the late singer-actor Jack Cassidy: TV producer-writer Shaun, actor Patrick, art director Ryan and stepson David, with whom she starred in The Partridge Family. Over the years, Jones has appeared opposite some of Hollywood's top leading men; here's what she has to say about some of them: Robert Preston: The Music Man, 1962 The lovely thing about him is that he had done Music Man on Broadway for three years. A lot of times when people have done a role on Broadway and they come out to the film and work with other people, the usual line is, We did it this way.' He did none of that." Burt Lancaster: Elmer Gantry, I960 "He was my mentor. Burt is the one who saw me in The Big Slide and called me in San Francisco. I was doing a nightclub act with Jack Cassidy. He said, 'Have you ever read the Sinclair Lewis novel Elmer Gantry? I said, 'No.' He said, 'Go get it and come down next week, I would like you to have a meeting with our writer-director Richard Brooks for the part of Lulu.' " Jimmy Stewart: Two Rode Together, (1961) and The Cheyenne Social Club, (1970). "He was such a consummate actor. I remember I had a scene to do with him one day and I said, 'I'm not sure of the words, Jimmy, they are escaping me today.' He said, Never mind, just make them up as you go along.' " Los Angeles Times Classical Blockbuster: Mahler's Titanic Symphony No. 6 9 oS -i.feiEMij Bramwell Tovey conductor SCHUBERT Rosamunde: Ballet Music MAHLER Symphony No. 6 Tragic Simply put, Mahler's monumental masterpiece Symphony No. 6 is one of the most extraordinary pieces of music ever written. Don't miss this epic music masterpiece, in a live concert experience you will not soon forget. Pre-Concert Talk 7:05pm, free to ticketholders mmmm Melody and Power: Mozart and Prokofiev wr Kazuyoshl Aklyama conductor Bonjamln Hochman piano KABALEVSKY Colas Breugnon: Overture MOZART Piano Concerto No. 9 Jeunohommo PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5 Award-winning pianist Benjamin Hochman performs one of Mozart's most Important piano concertos, the revolutionary masterpiece Piano Concerto No. 9. In the second half, the huge, exciting, passionate music of Russian master Sorgol Prokofiov. What should Internet star Susan Boyle sing next? BY BART JACKSON VANCOUVER SUN What song should Susan Boyle per-forminthefinalsof Britain 's Got Talent? The Internet singing sensation recovered nicely Sunday night after a shaky start to Memory, from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cars. Her first notes were a tad sour, but her final notes were spot-on and stunning. Still, some commentators say everybody's favourite Scottish spinster chose the wrong song, and that contributed to her initial uncertainty. Sure she needs an anthemic heart-raiser that's the staple for all the latter-day amateur hours on reality TV. Subtlety just doesn't make it on any of the Idol clones or Britain 's Got Talent. Over at the Huffington Post, contributor Michael Russnow suggests Boyle try Rodgers and Hammerstein on for size in her next outing: He names YoullNever Walk Alone ox If I Loved You from Carousel and Climb Every Mountain from The Sound of Music. The first tune he mentions has long been a favourite in the U.K. as the official song of Liverpool's soccer (er, football) club. Some have suggested it's time Boyle added an American ditty to her international fare. Her first outing featured I Dreamed a Dream from French composer Claude-Michel Schonberg (libretto by Alain Boublil). We'd like to see her stick with British fare, and would love to hear her version of Who Knows Where the Time Goes, Sandy Denny's achingly beautiful ballad. But perhaps heartbreak doesn't provide the uplifting denouement required by such reality shows. Tears of joy are okay, but it's possible audiences don't want to be reduced to blubbering remembrances of things past. 11 Susan Boyle 0 What do you think? What would you like to hear Susan Boyle sing in the finals of Britain's Got Talent? Let us know at HOROSCOPE BY EUGENIA LAST lib 4 mm TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2009 Happy Birthday: Keep your emotions in check. Sound judgment will be required in order to take advantage of the opportunities. Focus on your love life, your personal image and your life philosophy. Fight for your beliefs and don't lose sight of your goals. Your numbers are 6, 14, 18, 25, 38, 40, 47 ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don't ignore personal matters or they will come back at the most inopportune time. Your ability to work fast and please everyone will keep you in the game. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Taking a closer look at what you have to work with and how you can best execute your potential will enable you to come out on top. Travel should be in the mix. Deal with people face-to-face and you can seal any deal, -kick-k GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Consider what you can do to spice things up. A short trip to a place you've never been will help you come up with some interesting ideas while taking your mind off your worries. CANCER (June 21-July 22): YouH be emotional so don't even think about picking a fight or getting involved in a heavy discussion. Get back to working on a project that requires your undivided attention and you won't lose ground, -k-k-k LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Someone may be keeping something from you. Ask direct questions. A money problem will arise if you have been too generous with others. It may be time to lay down the law. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You have to hit hard if you want something to work in your favor. You can't sit back or wait for someone else to take over. Being responsible will also give the people around you confidence in what you are trying to accomplish. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): What you want will not be what you get if you play an emotional game with someone. Back off, be light-hearted and compromise and you will spare yourself a lot of grief. Treat the ones you love fairly. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Networking and joining forces with other creative thinkers will help you get ahead. Don't listen to someone else's fears when you know in your heart that you can do something and prosper. SAGriTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You may want to make some improvements to your surroundings but now is not the time. Someone will take advantage of you if you haven't done your homework. Know what you are talking alxmt before you get involved in something that could cost you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You'll be in an emotional merry-go-round. If something doesn't seem right, it probably isn't. Focus on your assets and protect them from anyone who may be tryh'R to take something from vou. AQUARIUS (Jhh. 20-Feb. 18): Give whatever you are trying to accomplish your nil. You will get the support you need and the love you deserve from the people you care about. Enjoy the moment, have some fun and, before you know it, you will take another great leap forward. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Be careful how you express yourself. Someone will misinterpret what you mean, putting you in an emotionally challenging position. A sudden change in your personal life can be expected but think of it as just another step to the freedom you need to follow your dreams. Birthday Baby: You are steadfast, loyal and a great team player. You are an imaginative storyteller and strive to be unique. You see all sides of any situation you face. CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Lenny Kravitz, 45; Sally Ride, 58; Philip Michael Thomas, 60; Hank Williams Jr., 60 Eugenia Last has an in-depth explanation for the star ratings on her horoscopes. Her descriptions are as follows: FIVE STARS: Nothing can stop you now. Go for the gold. FOUR STARS: You can pretty much do as you please. It's a good time to start new projects. THREE STARS: If you focus your efforts, you will reach your goals. TWO STARS: You can accomplish a lot, but don't rely on others for help. ONE STAR: It's best to avoid conflicts. Work behind the scenes or read a good book. CROSSWORD Tuesday, May 26 ACROSS 1 Cracker brand 5 Perfect 10 Dust devil 14 Tien Shan range 15 Clinic staffer 16 Luke Skywalk-er's sister 17 Tough fiber 18 Safety device (2 wds.) 20 Filly's footfalls 22 Armor defects 23 Horror-flick extras 25 Crack and redden in the cold 26 Work hard 27 Pint-size 28 Hurl forth 32 Hoarfrost 33 Graceful pad-dlers 35 Every 36 Give . chance 37 Rudder's place 38 Ernesto Guevera 39 Long-active volcano 41 Formal, maybe 43 Very funny person 44 Cereal grains 45 Poet's eternity 46 Strong cords 48 Back talk 50 Goings-on 51 Theatrical group 54 Factions 55 Wrestling hold 57 Kept cold 61 Curved molding 62 Skiing mecca 63 Idltarod terminus 64 Tear apart 65 Excalibur 66 Stick together DOWN 1 Bleacher shout 2 Notre Dame sight 3 Jaunty cap 4 Address part (2 wds.) 5 Shoe Inserts 6 Throws away 7 Aphrodite's child 8 Grill, maybe 9 Spongers 10 Flattened circle 11 Faculty honcho 12 Quaint weapon 13 Sweet potatoes 19 Gotchal 21 Clumsy person 23 Like sandpaper 24 Sympathetic to the suffering 25 Dollar fractions 26 Less damp 27 Thin cookie 29 Walking the floor 30 Mountain refrains Monday's puzzle solved YUMA EL-Byy FAV A kTTn f o l kost u d e n t 13 A 1 eEDi fl n sTT y R JD eJJs M E L TT Ik A T EON E A RDYfFCH AMPHRJE A L I SJltlT A I rIq t cH a m eTnIiq Z 0 N E 3AR e SflPaiNrTTs T A R M A CtjSjC A N T 5MliL b AbllR U 5lH 1INIU L ULL TN A Hf? til Jl IDRAPE RAf n e sl t U yTaIvVI eTd U sis! e l 5-28 09 2009 Umled Futura SyndmM. 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