The Index-Journal from Greenwood, South Carolina on March 25, 2001 · Page 29
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TEE iNEEX-JoimiL COUNTRY MUSIC MEMO ON TRAVIS Arts Leisure 1 TRITT. 1 PAGE3CL SUNDAY March 25, 2001 COMMUNITY CALENDAR The Index-Journal's Community Calendar Is a public reminder of special events and meetings sponsored by civic clubs, community groups, and governing bodies for up to seven days of publication. Deadline for these Items is seven days prior. Mm- Groups and organizations can also post events at www.green-woodtoday.com by clicking on "calendar" and then clicking on "post a new event." 10 a.m.- 11th Step Group of A.A., Brice Street Building. 5 p.m. - Sisters for Sobriety A.A., for women interested in recovery from alcohol addiction, Bricc Street Building. 8 p.m. - Night Group of A.A. and Al-Anon Family Group, Brice Street Building. 8-8:45 a.m. - Free Senior Fitness Class, for anyone 55 or older, Crosscreek Mall in front of the former Service Merchandise store. Sponsored by Carriel Inc. (Family Fitness Center) and Crosscreek Mall. Contact: 953-2173. 10 a.m. - Druid Hills Morning Coffee, 121 Oxford Road. Hostesses: Reeda Pinson, Evelyn Fooshe. 10 a.m. - Early Bird A.A., Briee Street Building. 12-1 p.m. - Power Networking Group, at Greenwood Chamber of Commerce. New members welcome, must belong to a Greenwood Chamber of Commerce business member. For more information, call 223-8431 , ext. 223. 5 p.m. - Weight Watchers, Wesley Commons. 5:30-7 p.m. - Parents Support Group, at the Greenwood Community Children's Center administrative office conference room. Contact: Brenda Edwards, 941-8196. 5:30 p.m. - West Side A.A., St. Mark United Methodist Church. 5:45 p.m. - TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), nonprofit weight loss support group, Wesleyan Church, children's building, 208 Bypass 225 South. Call 229-3361. 6-7:30 p.m. - Depression and Manic Depression Support Group, Therapeutic Support Meeting, at the AHEC Building, 202 Academy St. For people suffering from these disorders and their families, supported by Western Carolina Psychiatric Associates and Behavioral Health Unit at Self Memorial Hospital. Contact: 227-3908. 6:15 p.m., dinner, 6:45 p.m., meeting - Heritage Sertoma of Greenwood, Angelo's Restaurant. 6:30-8 p.m. - Free English classes for Spanish-speaking adults. New Haven Community Center, 51 -F Lang St., New Haven Apartments. 6:30 p.m. - Ninety Six Branch Library evening puppet show with The Puppeteers of the Purple Stage. 6:30 p.m. - Alateen, a 12-step program for ages 12-19, Fellowship Hall, Connie Maxwell Baptist Church. 6:30 p.m. - Emerald City Singles Singles Again, at Ryan's. Call 229-9421 , 543-2952. Website: www.geocities.comlapsorp 6:30 p.m. - Divorce Care, Fellowship Building, North Side Baptist Church. Free child care available. Call 229-6010. 7-10 p.m. - The Greenwood Chess Club, an affiliate of the S.C. Chess Association, at The Coffee and Dessert Company on Waller Avenue. Contact: Jeff, 229-5436, Miles, 993-3033. 7 p.m. - CHADD, support group for children and adults with Attention DeficitHyperactivity Disorder, First Presbyterian Church of Greenwood. Free child care available. Call 227-1587, 223-8797. 7:30 p.m. - McCormick A.A., Senior Citizens Building. 8 p.m. - Easy Does It A.A. Group, Parish Hall, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, North Main Street, Abbeville. 8 p.m. - Night Group A.A., nonsmoking, and Al-Anon Family Group, Brice Street Building. 9 a.m. - Greenwood Golden K Kiwa-nis. Speaker: U.S. Rep. Lindsey Graham. 10 a.m. - Early Bird A.A. Group, non-smoking, Brice Street Building. 10:30 a.m. - Greenwood County Library preschool story times. 1 1 a.m. - "Healing Relationships," support service for victims of sexual abuse, 1225 S. Main St. For details, call Alice at the Sexual Trauma and Counseling Center, 227-1623, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m. - VFW, George's Family Restaurant. Call 229-3384. Noon - New Life N.A.. Callie Self Memorial Baptist Church, 509 W. Kirksey. 1 p.m. - Greenwood Rotary Club, American Legion Building. 5:30 p.m. - West Side A.A. Group, non-smoking, St. Mark United Methodist Church. 6 p.m. - Amputee Support Koalition, support group for amputees, families and friends, Optimum Life Center, Self Memorial Hospital. Refreshments served. Contact: Minnie Childs, 223-2272. Spec prcvWed I53EX-JOIUAL Possible SAG strike may affect area actors By ALICE HITE Accent co-eaitor GREENWOOD - For years, national weather experts blamed "El Nino" and, its sister system, "El Nina" in the Pacific for sending far-reaching unfavorable climate conditions into the Lakelands and elsewhere in the nation. Before we even bid goodbye to the 20th century, a devastating economic storm brewed on the West Coast, in particular in the Los Angeles area, that has an impact worldwide. This is not just to those in the entertainment industry, but the international economy. Hollywood actors, represented by the union Screen Actors Guild (SAG), voted their first major strike in 1 2 years for six months last year. At issue was a dispute between advertisers and the 1 35,000 members of SAG and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA). At the center of their argument was pay for play of TV commercials - meaning an actor is paid each time a commercial advertisement is aired. Instead, of the pay-per-per play method, advertisers, on the other side, pushed for a flat rate of pay while the unions wanted the system See SAG, page 6C BO HOPKINS V v i DARLENE MANN Coe does country in his own way GREENWOOD - The original country music rebel David Allan Coe will be at the Greenwood Civic Center Wednesday. Coe is a music legend, having written such country classics as 'Take This Job and Shove It" and "Would You Lay With Me (In a Field of Stone)." Coe was scheduled to release a new CD March 20 called "Songwriter of the Year." The CD features rock badboy Kid Rock, who is writing and who will tour with Coe. Opening the show will be Southern Fried Yankee and The South of Dixie Band. The show starts at 8. Doors open at 7. Tickets are $15 and $27.50. Tickets are available at the Civic Center, Club Spurs, Sports Break and Cultured Cowboy in Greenwood, B&T Tapes in Laurens; B&T Tapes in Clinton, Manifest Discs and Horizon Records in Greenville, or via the Internet at www.sky-dogmusic.com. 1 v TONIGHT- 8:30-until ABC-TV (WLOS-13 ASHEVILLE) Host: Steve Martin Martin could be the hero ... or the goat LOS ANGELES (AP) Steve Martin is an actor, comedian, musician and author. Tonight, he has the chance to add the title of Oscar hero or goat. Serving as the ceremony's host is risky business, as David Letterman and Whoopi Goldberg can attest. Even Billy Crystal had one or two less-than-stellar years. Gil Cates, producing his 10th Academy Awards ceremony, expressed confidence in first-timer Martin. "I think he's going to be great," Cates said. "He's smart and analytical. Kind of a precision instrument, as someone described him. And he's very, very funny. That part is good." Crystal's reign has set the bar for funny very high. Last year, in his seventh outing, the show opened with another masterfully witty sequence in which Crystal was digitally inserted in classic films. He sought counsel from Don Corleone in "The Godfather" in one scene and sang in "West Side Story" in another: 'Tonight, tonight, there'll be no dance tonight, and yet this show will still run too long." Crystal also knows how to keep his running wisecrack smart and tasteful, qualities that have sometimes eluded other hosts. At the 1996 show, after Vanessa Williams See HOST, page 6C STEVE MARTIN Voters are exclusive and eclectic bunch LOS ANGELES (AP) Like taxes and NCAA basketball, cursing at the TV over the outcome of the Academy Awards is a rite of spring. Every year viewers find axes to grind: How could "they" pick "Shakespeare in Love" over "Saving Private Ryan"? Why do "they" like Tom Hanks so much? How come "they" always go for Woody Allen's actors? So just who are "they"? The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is Hollywood's most exclusive club. Though Oscar viewers may deride it as a homoge neous body that makes bad calls come awards time, the academy actually is a big, broad assemblage of people with wildly different backgrounds and fiercely individualistic tastes. The 5,700 voting members are artists, actors, directors, designers, musi- w cians, writers, studio boss- f es, publicists, technicians and other movie professionals. Some are rich, some are working stiffs. They may be old or they may be kids. See VOTERS, page 2C V J'li t v f" in m-M m i - TEL : j i m is ,p ft ' : f4 r s tin i j ACADEMY AWARDS Top categories BEST MOVIE Q Chocolat Q Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Q Erin Brockovich O Gladiator a Traffic BEST ACTOR Javier Bardem, 'Before Night Falls" Q Russell Crowe, "Gladiator" a Tom Hanks. "Cast Away" Ed Harris, "Pollack" Geoffrey Rush, "Quills" BEST ACTRESS QJoan Allen, The Contender" Juliette Binoche, "Chooolat" Q Ellen Burstyn, "Requiem for a Dream" U Laura Linney, "You Can Count On Me" a Julia Roberts, "Erin Brockovich" SUPPORTING ACTOR Jeff Bridges, "The Contender" O Willem Dafoe, "Shadow of the Vampire" Benicio Del Toro, Traffic" Ct Albert Finney, "Erin Brockovich" Q Joaquin Phoenix, "Gladiator" SUPPORTING ACTRESS Judi Dench, "Chocolaf Marcia Gay Harden, "Pollock" U Kate Hudson, "Almost Famous" O Francis McDormand, "Almost Famous" a Julie Walters, "Billy Elliot" BEST DIRECTOR Stephen Daldry, "Billy Ellior QAng Lee, "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Q Steven Soderbergh, "Erin Brockovich" U Ridley Scott, "Gladiator" a Steven Soderbergh, Traffic ON THE TUBE 7:30 - Barbara Walters Special 8 - Oscar Countdown 2001 (Live pre- show) ! 8:30 - The Academy Awards DAVID ALLAN COE at Civic Center Wednesday Star watching ' Here's a look at some of the presenters for tonight's Academy Awards show on ABC: JULIE ANDREWS r This will be her sixth appearance as a presenter. She is a three-time Oscar" nominated actress, who won the Best Actress Oscar for the title role in "Mary Poppins." ANNETTE BENING The Academy Award-nomi- nated actress will make her sixth appearance as a presenter. Last year, Bening received a Best Actress nomination for her wldely-acclalmed performance in "American Beauty." HALLE BERRY She will make her first appearance as an Oscar presenter. Last year, Berry received accolades for her performance in HBO's "Introducing Dorothy Dandrklge." JULIETTE BINOCHE ; .-!MswWI.tr)acQndtim.. the actress has been a pre-. sentBton the show, Binoche, who Is nominated in the Lead-ihg Actress category for her performance in "Chocolat," won the Supporting Actress statuette in 1 996 for "The English Patient" (4h NICHOLAS CAGE The Academy Award winner will make his sixth appearance as a presenter. Cage won his own Best Actor Oscar for his perfor mance as an alcoholic drinking himself to death in Leaving Las Vegas," in ' 1995. MICHAEL DOUGLAS The Academy Award winner will make his ninth presenter appearance. Douglas made his first Academy Awards appearance in 1984 when he served as one of the co-hosts tor the 57th Awards ceremony. The winner of two Oscars, Douglas received his first statuette for Best Picture in 1975 for "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest." In 1987 he won the Lead Actor Oscar for his performance in "Wall Street." ANGELINA JOLIE The Academy Award winner will make her first presenter appearance. Jolie received her Actress in a Supporting Role Oscar last year for her portrayal of a disturbed psychiatric patient in "Girl. Interrupted." BEN STILLER This will be Seller's first appearance as a presenter at the Oscars. HILLARY SWANK The Academy Award-winning actress has been scheduled to present. Swank received a Best Actress Oscar last year for her portrayal of Brandon Teena in "Boys Don't Cry." LOOKING INSIDE Lander University will really jazz things up Tuesday night when the school's jazz ensemble performs. Talk about making a world of difference! Keep yourself well grounded for this Curiosity Comer. It wonl be bedtime for Bonzo when Lander presents "Storytime on the Piano." j "i L

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