The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 3, 1985 · Page 27
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Entertainment The Salina Journal Wednesday, April 3,1985 Page 28 Formans overcame long odds with 'Cat Juggling* , LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - Robert and Linda Forman liken their 10-year odyssey through the record production jungle to the unlikely feat of juggling kittens. So they called their new album "Cat Juggling." Bolstered by the belief that the music they wrote, performed and recorded had a chance of beating the industry's 100,000-to-l odds, Forman raised $500,000 from 22 Nevada investors and began knocking on doors in Los Angeles. A decade of dreaming recently gave way to reality when Scotti Brothers, a division of CBS Records, began distributing "Cat Juggling" in the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan. It's the &? *SV Priced under $ 3°° at Lunch! Homestyle Burger Bacon Cheeseburger Mushroom Burger Chicken Monterey Sandwich Italian Steak Sandwich Cheese Steak Sandwich plus $1.39 for the Freshtastiks Food Bar Other Lunch Special Favorites Chicken Fried Steak $ 3 49 Chopped Steak $ 3 59 Rib Eye Steak $ 4 29 Freshtastiks Food Bar $ 2" All of the above include all-you-can-eat from our fabulous Freshtasiks Food Bar $ 49 $2" $2" 527 South Broadway Salina BONANZA. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday first album in an eight-record, five- year pact for the Formans. With hundreds of thousands of tapes annually inundating record companies, the Formans credit a lot of luck, the right contacts, a different sound and a hefty dose of tenacity for the LP contract they finally won. Forman, 31, was raised in Dallas on bluegrass music and learned to play a variety of instruments to complement his distinctive singing voice. He worked his way through the University of Texas playing warmup for such acts as Willie Nelson. He met secretary Linda Teglia while playing a Reno, Nev., Fourth of July celebration in 1973.The two married and played lounges at major hotels in Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe, always dreaming of an elusive record pact. He quit the business in 1977 and began selling cars, "because enter- Marquee AP Robert Forman's first album is "Cat Juggling." tainment was not the most stable environment" for the family they were starting. The Formans moved to Los Angeles in 1980 when one of his car customers offered him a job as sales manager at television station KSCI. "We kept seeing those recording buildings and we wanted so bad to get into the business," Linda Forman recalled. "So finally we decided we were going to go for it." Bankrolled by illusionist Doug Henning, the pair cut a demo tape with four of their best songs. The two returned to Reno in early 1982, disillusioned with offers of record contracts that left them little freedom — or financial returns. Forman returned to the car business while trying to sell limited partnerships to Nevada investors to fund production of his own record. He finished his first album early in 1984 and began making the rounds of record companies, with little success. But through contacts with Henning, he met show business attorney John Mason, whose clients include Kenny Rogers. Mason opened the door at Scotti Brothers. Forman ended up with guest artists such as Stephen Stills, Nicolette Larsen, June Pointer and jazz sax player Tom Scott. Emmy- and Grammy-winner Jimmy Haskell happened by a studio where For-: man was recording and asked to do; the string arrangements. Also on the album are co-producer and guitarist Don Evans, known for his work with Billy Joel; Bette" Midler's drummer, Tony Braungel; and Paul Revere's keyboard player, Danny Kraus. Armed with the record contract, a wealth of new contacts in the music business and a Sacramento, Calif., investor, the Formans are now. building their own state-of-the-art $1.35 million recording studio in Reno. Send your news tip to The Salina Journal; up to $45 in cash weekly. Live in Salina Joke Contest, Grades 1-8, Salina Children's Library, 2 p.m. Spring Poetry Reading Series, featuring Michael Heffernan, Salina Public Library, 7:30 p.m. Salina movies Baby — Secret of the Lost Legend — Mid-State Cinema, Rated PG Friday the 13th Part V — Sunset Plaza Cinema, Rated R Mask — Mid-State Cinema, Rated PG-13 Police Academy 2 — Fox, Rated PG-13 Porky's Revenge — Sunset Plaza Cinema, Rated R The Slugger's Wife — Vogue, Rated PG-13 Movies and specials 7 p.m. — The Black Stallion Re- turns, WGN, Salina Cable Channel 11 Kelly Reno, Terry Garr (1983). A boy travels to the Sahara Desert to find his beloved Arabian stallion, which was reclaimed by its previous owner. 7:05 p.m. — Winchester '73, WTBS, Salina Cable Channel 13 Tom Tryon, John Saxon (1967). A man's prized rifle is stolen, and he waits for it to go through many hands before it is returned. 8 p.m. — A.D., NBC, Salina Cable Channels 3 and 4 The stuttering Claudius begins his reign; Paul returns to Judea to be confronted with Herod Agrippa's (Damine Thomas) purge; Valerius is blackmailed by Messalina (Jenni- fer O'Neill); Agrippina (Ava Gardner) schemes to make Nero (Anthony Andrews) emperor. (Part 4 of 5). 8 p.m. — Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, CBS, Salina cable Channel 5 Steve Martin, Rachel Ward (1982). A hard-boiled private eye encounters 1940s film characters while investigating the death of a scientist/cheese tycoon. 8 p.m. — Death Scream, Salina Cable Channel 7 Raul Julia, Lucie Arnaz (1975). A woman is fatally stabbed in full view of her Brooklyn neighbors who fail to respond to police inquiries because they "don't want to get involved." Lindsborg, Kansas Restaurant Hours: Tues.-Sat. 5:30-9:00 Sun. Brunch 11:30-2:00 Club Hours 5-7 That's right! As long as we can get the hamburger to make up our 100% pure beef hamburgers and cheeseburgers, you'll get them at 29$ and 39$. Or, until this special offer ends—whichever comes first. We urge you not to wait to see if America runs out of hamburger before we run out of offer. Join us at Hardee's today. Oiler available al participating Hardee's restaurants during all hours except breakfast hours. This offer will end sometime. Limit 6 per visit. 7QC SINGLE ay HAMBURGER With this COUpon icheese and lomalo extra) Good al participating Wendy's in Empoha. Salina. Great Bend and McPherson. Not valid with any other otler. Please present coupon when ordering. Cheese, lomalo extra and tax exlra where applicable OFFER EXPIRES: April 17, 1985 SINGLE HAMBURGER With this COUDOn (cheese and tomato exlra) Good at participating Wendy's m Emporia. Salina, Great Bend and McPherson. Not valid with any other offer. Please present coupon when ordering. Cheese, tomato extra and lax extra where applicable. OFFER EXPIRES: April 17, 1985 7QC SINGLE * 7 HAMBURGER With this COUDOn (cheese and tomalo exlra) Good at participating Wendy s in Emporia. Salina. Great Bend and McPherson. Nol valid with any other offer Please present coupon when ordering Chees.e. tomato extra and lax exlra where applicable. OFFER EXPIRES: April 17, 1985 SINGLE HAMBURGER With this COUpon (Cheese and tomalo exlrai Good al participating Wendy s in Emporia. Salina. Great Bend and McPherson Nol valid with any other oiler Please present coupon when ordering Cheese, tomalo exlra and Ian OK Ira where applicable OFFER EXPIRES: April 17, 1985 SINGLE HAMBURGER With this COUpon (cheese and lomalo exlrai al |j,i.h.:i|),ihim Wendy tm|»,n.i Sdlma. (.,,,..11 Bwid mul McPlitjiiioii Nut vdliu with dny nliii.>i <>lli>i pi,.,!.., pmsenl r:iai|»jn wtilili oMlrum] Clic!i»,i- t.nu.ilci i i jiul 1,1. ,-.lia whole '" OFFER EXPIRES: April 17, 1985 A LOVE STORY ABOUT TWO OP AMERICA'S FAVORITE PASTIMES WATCH OUT! THEY'RE THE WORST POLICE FORCE IN THE UNIVERSE. They told 16 year old Rocky Dennis he could never be like everyone else. So he was determined to be better. CHER • SAM ELLIOTT and ERIC STOLTZ BABY Secret of The Lost Legend new beginning ALL NEWITHE PIO STRIKES BACK PORKY'S REVENGE

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