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The Charlotte Observer from Charlotte, North Carolina • Page 55

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(The Charlotte (Dbsctw Friday April 3 1992 SECTION Wtttfvwtwwmw mu util iU iU A i V- Hot buttons Patty Loveless remembers living on Charlotte time ARTS -t t-rsf -rJiM Stf Htfc -fHiacHfcSr Live music will team up with poetry film and photography tonight at the Milestone Club in a Southern Artists show benefiting the Planned Parenthood chapter The music Daily folk edged rock and the multiple influences of The Jody Grind shares the lineup with readings by Charlotte poet Christopher Davis and film from Wes Johnson whose series runs on Cablevision of public-access channel 33 The work of photographer Deborah Triplett will be on display and for sale throughout the evening the rates musicpage 7F Kathie Cimla Southern Artists benefit for Planned Parenthood starting at 9 today at the Milestone 3400Tucka-seegeeRd Admission $6 Details Southern Artists at 333-3059 or the Milestone at 398 0472 anytime or Planned Parenthood of the Southern Piedmont and Carolina Mountains at 377-0841 9 a -5 today FASHION -s" -i-t t-ss Want to be on the cutting edge of Charlotte style? Or at least see what its leaders look like? Try Hair Aid Some of the top hairstylists gather Sunday at Spirit Square 345 College St to show off their cutting skills and present a far-out fashion show both live and audio-visual The event benefits MAP the Metro-lina AIDS Project Itbeginsat4pm and is followed by a champagne reception Tickets are available at the door $40 balcony $70 mezzanine and $100 VIP priority seating Louise Lione Blockbuster opener Who: Patty Loveless opening with Doug Stone for Hank Williams Jr in the 1 992 debut show for the Blockbuster Pavilion When- 8pm Saturday Where: Blockbuster Pavilion 707 Blockbuster Blvd off Mallard Creek Church Road (off 29 1 1 miles north of uptown Charlotte) Tickets $10 to $22 50 Available at area Ticketmaster locations including New World Records and Tracks Record Bar and Camelot Music stores To charge tickets by phone 522-6500 9 a -9 any day By MARK PRICE Staff Writer Hammer headliner: The rapper has top billing FRESH AIR Feeling vigorous? You can still sign up for walk to help fight multiple sclerosis Heck you can wait Saturday morning (check-in is from 9 to 10 a to sign up for fourth annual Super Cities Walk and still get goodies along the 15K way from Rheinland Haus Bermuda Palms and Kabuto Japanese Steak House Need more info? Call the chapter office at 525-2955 anytime Helen Schwab MUSIC it fe-fcvt I At concert the best bands (not the most famous) will win not mentioned at all in her official bio sketch but country singer Patty Loveless says the i 10 years she spent in the Char- Li lotte area were important to her career A recent high school graduate at the time Loveless says she owes much of her distinctive vocal style to the nights she fronted various rock bands in local clubs Somewhat less influential but equally memorable to her is the series of day jobs as a waitress and cook she held in several Shelby area eateries One divorce a second marriage and five hit albums later the former Patty Lovelace (she changed a few letters) is now one of the most sought-after singers in country music Starting with her 1987 debut album on MCA Loveless has produced a string of hits Please see Lovelesspage 5F uck Andress and Patti Cathcart LAWRENCE TOPPMAN Motown Records Daughters of the Dust Vi Harmony heavies: Boyz II Men has scored repeatedly on the charts Producer-director-writer: Julie Dash Rating Unrated Nothing objectionable No stars Showing at Manor Synthesizers leave you cold? Drum machines got you feeling beat up? There will bean acoustic cure for your high tech blues Wednesday at Spirit Square a concert by guitar-vocal duo Tuck Patti and pianist David Lanz No digital sampling allowed Tuck Andress and Patti Cathcart are a husband-and wife team who have conquered the contemporary jazz charts with nothing but his guitar and her voice David Lanz tops the New Age roster with only his two hands and a piano share the stage with full sets by each first with their catchy original tunes and jazz-inflected covers Lanz next with his own cosmic compositions Dean Smith Tuck Patti and David Lanz 8pm Wednesday Spirit Square 345 College St Tickets $20 Details 372 7469 or (800) 922 6431 9 a -5 30 weekdays noon 6pm Saturday VIDEO i 1 Dennis Miller is flip sardonic and unusually articulate in short an acquired taste in the blunt frequently mundane world of stand up comedy and a taste acquired You can hear his most recent observations in Miller Black (Columbia TriStar $39 95) a follow-up of sorts to his celebrated album Miller been allowed to cut loose (or felt comfortable doing so) on his late-night show and this tape lets him be to paraphrase the infamous Two Live Crew nasty as he wants to be nasty in spirit by the way not profanity Lawrence Toppman MUSIC commentary By JASON WHITLOCK Staff Writer He gyrating rapper has I dropped the from his name but Hammer still packs an 80-member I danceband crew that promises to electrify the Queen City with footwork footwork that Hammer believes even Michael Jackson touch His world tour steps into the Charlotte Coliseum tonight Unfortunately for Hammer have difficulty matching the talents of his opening acts Unlike his 1990 tour when the raspy voiced lyricist traveled with Vanilla Ice Hammer traveling with a fellow rapper touring with a pair of harmonizing vocal quartets two of the most talented singing groups in some time gospel-turned-rhythm and-blues group Jodeci and Boyz 11 Men can harmonize a cappella as easily as Hammer can boogie into his trademark dance Skill comes up short But a bigger problem for Hammer He lacks the rapping skills to justify his position atop rap music the master of creating catchy cliches and repeating them while performing a Jane Fonda-style workout His biggest selling singles Touch and Legit To are cute but so was Gary Coleman and we miss him A taste of Hammer's prose from the title single 'When I feel high post don play me close A dig 'em smat a get you batk I'll hit with a dose of Oaktown power and charge you by the hour memory of nursery school rhyming may be unmatched but he comes up short when it comes to sophisticated lyrics or messages His female sidekick group Oak-town 3-5-7 also performing Please see Hammerpage 1 0F Who 's who tonight? A rap sheet on the Coliseum show page 10F Film puts face on forgotten place people ollywood movies like droningly successful pop songs frequently have the same rhythm set-up payoff downtime In a comedy those waves roll by about every two minutes in a drama they come every 20 to 30 Daughters of the has its own indefinable rhythm an undertow that sucks you in Dozens of small ideas and emotions ebb and flow around you More than a dozen characters swarm around Ibo Landing as a turn-of-the-cen-tury family prepares to leave the islands off the South Carolina-Georgia coast for jobs and up North You have to be patient with this movie need time to learn identity get used to the Gullah accents sort of a Jamaican patois with certain letters dropped and sort out images from the past present and future which run together in the script by producer-director Julie Dash Your reward is an understanding of a place and people that are Please see Daughterspage 4F Inside MICHAEL BENA8IBMCA Records Hometown heroes: The Charlotteans in Jodeci scored with their debut LP 2F C0ME-SEE-ME: festival time in Rock Hill planned Hammer time DINING: The Newmarket Grille? talk dessert for starters Who Rapper Hammer (with female sidekick group Oaktown 3-5-7) with two groups opening Boyz II Men and Jodeci When: 7 30 today Where Charlotte Coliseum 100 Paul Buck Blvd (off Tyvola Road West) Tickets: $25 Available at area Ticketmaster locations including New World Records and Tracks Record Bar and Camelot Music stores or at Coliseum box office 357-4738 or 357-4739 10 am- show time today To charge tickets by phone (704) 522-6500 9 a -9 any day PS Also playing Chapel Hill on Sunday and Atlanta on April 18 Details in calendarpage 6F MOVIE LISTINGS 3F CmCSJJSTINGS 6-8F.

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