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MON-TUES-WED-FRI-SAT Atlantic city I jSincerity seeps through Bon Jovi's thunder mm 8B DETROIT FREE PRESSWEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 1989 VOTED 1 IL led his group onstage and right into Iby Gary Graff Tree Press Music Writer In the footnotes of rock 'n' roll Jiistory, Jon Bon Jovi will be listed as jthe first and probably only fcuperstar to blend Bob Dylan and prince influences into one song. It happened about halfway through lis sold-out concert Tuesday night at oe Louis Arena. The song was his atest single, "I'll be There for You," a hiid-tempo number that bore a striking resemblance to Dylan's "I Shall Be Released." That was until the end, When Bon Jovi extended the song with the kind of oohs and aahs and high-pitched screams heard at the end of prince's epic "Purple Rain." I The mixture was notable because it like the neighborhood band down the street that just happens to have 20,054 friends willing to pay $20 to see them. Considering the group has sold a combined 18 million copies of its last two albums, "Slippery When Wet" and "New Jersey," it seems remarkably disaffected. But if the Jersey quintet is pulling a con job, it's a darn good one.

Tuesday's fun started with an explosion of sparks and swirling spotlights that made the group's large but clean stage look like the outside of a Hollywood movie premiere. In just seconds, Bon Jovi dressed in denim and leather, with a picture of a nude woman painted on his right pant leg was the moment of originality in Bon Jovi's 16-song, two-hour concert. The rest was prototypical arena rock, a high-energy evening that could have been bottled up and shot into space as an example to other worlds of late 20th Century teen culture. That hardly speaks ill of Bon Jovi's abilities. What kept Tuesday's show from becoming the kind of shallow cliche many of his peers offer is a sincerity that bleeds through the thundering drums, squealing guitars and genuinely putrid sound mix.

Bon Jovi and his four bandmates seem to view themselves as grown men who haven't quite lost their adolescent spirit, and with their smiles and constant attention paid to the audience, they come off luin-zoin Tickets Now on Sale At the State Fair Ticket Office, AAA and all Ticketmaster Outlets. Tickets priced from $3.00 For more information: 366-6200. STATE FAIR COLISEUM. Lay Your Hands on Me," slapping hands with fans pressed against the front of the stage. He also made it to the back of the hall during the power anthem "Let it Rock," prowling along an arena-long steel ramp that was suspended just a few feet above the delirious, mostly female crowd.

Bon Jovi fans who weren't able to get tickets for Tuesday's one-nighter shouldn't despair; the group will return during the summer for a multiple-night stand at a venue yet to be determined. Free Press special writer Dana Jackson contributed to this story. girls Fries must have known to make the movie work. It's all formula good-natured and escapist enough for a family Easter outing, but without the genuine wit or heart of a "Down and Out in Beverly Hills." I'd call it a bland "Meatballs" ala Spago's and consider, instead, a visit to "The Rescuers." Troop leader Shelley Long follows a well-traveled trail AT THE DON'T MISS THE NEW many new ones here. From the "Hello Again" scenes that asked her to fall into the gazpacho or dump cakes on people's heads, she's now falling off garden walls and into swimming pools.

"Troop Beverly Hills" is based on the real experiences of its producer Ava Fries, but it doesn't pay the kind of detailed attention to the Beverly Hills 09 I A Jl UIM4lt1IMI rsr Ifelnbmed by BUKNA VISTA PICTURES DISTRIBUTION. INC. WHEN VISITING WALT DISNEY WORLD OPENS MAY 1 s)T1k Wall Disney Company skimp The comedy that glows in the dark. NOW SHOWING 5:00 7:30 9:45 7:30 9:30 1:15 4:45 7:15 9:55 7:45 9.55 12:50 3:05 5:30 7:45 10:05 5:00 7:15 9:45 10 12:00 2:15 4:30 7:15 9:45 5:00 7:00 1:10 4:15 5:45 12:30 7:00 1:00 3:00 12 20 2:05 1:30 3:20 1:00 7:10 1:00 WAICH 1H IMMICMWOWDi Ol act QJgfiOSLO IB 5:00 0 By kathy huffhines Free Press Movie Critic Forget lanyards and S'Mores. If you're the leader of a troop of Beverly Hills Wilderness Girls, you need to teach 10-year-olds how to survive in their own city's fields of green.

They need to learn how to: Roast wienies in fireplaces large enough to condoize, Set trail guides through shopping malls, Hike Rodeo Drive without missing a sale, Create better marketing campaigns for Wilderness Cookies, Earn merit badges in Jewelry Appraisal and Sushi Appreciation. i As the leader of Troop Beverly A daily roundup of local entertainment information. Today Shrine Circus, through Michigan State Fairgrounds Coliseum. I 423-6666. Builders Show, through Cobo I Hall.

737-4477. i Ann Arbor Film Festival, 7 i 9:30 p.m., Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty. 995-5356. The Chieftains, 8 p.m., Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor.

764-2538 i "The Road to Mecca," through Meadow Brook Theatre, Oakland University, Roch. Hills. 377-3300. BTOM RUSSELL BAND, 8:30 p.m., Midtown Cafe, Woodward at Maple, Birmingham. 540-9031.

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12:45 2:45 5:00 7:30 9 45 7:20 9:20 1:15 7:15 9:15 4. 6. 8. 10:10 DRIVE-IN on Oscar Wednesday March 29 EZZZ tWiw i iin hilu Troop Beverly Hills 5 Parental guide: Rated PG; mild profanity. Hills, Shelley Long begins by insisting on a couturier uniform, but soon finds she's willing to ruin her white mink as she scrambles through Malibu Canyon mud to prove she and her girls are no babes in the woods.

In "Outrageous Fortune" and "Hello Again," Long earned badges in Klutziness, Ditziness and Achievements in Falling, and she doesn't win The "LINES: New Writing at the Detroit Institute of Arts" series will present a symposium, "On the Horror Film," on April 8, in conjunction with the Afternoon Film Theatre's series of 16 horror classics that will run weekly April 11-July 23. Speakers will include Village Voice film critic Andrew Sarris and William F. Nolan, who wrote the screenplay of the film "Burnt Offerings." Admission is $10, or $6 each for morning or afternoon sessions only. For symposium information, call 833-1858, 9-5 weekdays. For Afternoon Film Theatre ticket information, call 832-2730, Compiled by Dana Jackson EGGED On Easter weekend is coming up and that means Easter egg hunt time! The Free Press Friends sections Thursday will list the egg hunts closest to where you live.

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