The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 30, 1991, Page 10, Image 9

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    Arts & Entertainment
Burton, Hiccups to part after Thursday
By Robert Richardson
Senior Reporter
Thursday night will mark the ironic ending
of one of Lincoln’s most popular bands, Char
lie Burton and the Hiccups.
The band’s Halloween performance at the
Zoo Bar, 136 N. 14th St., will mark its 11th
anniversary and the group’s end. And it seems
fitting for the band to end there — Charlie
Burton’s band was the second to play at the
Zoo, in December 1973.
The band will play at 9 p.m. Cover for the
show is $3.
Frontman Charlie Burton, a big part of
Lincoln’s music scene over the past two dec
ades, has decided to move to Austin, Texas.
Burton said his reasons for the move are
primarily personal.
“I somehow don’t necessarily think that
Lincoln is the best town on the planet for me,”
Burton said. “I don’t know. I’m curious. I want
to try something else.”
Burton said he felt restricted in Lincoln.
“It’s probably myself more than anything
that’s hampered me,” Burton said. “I wouldn’t
blame it on the town. I wouldn’t blame it on
anyone else in the band other than myself. And
I think for once I have made a decision that’s
my decision and I think it’s a good one. I feel
very relaxed about it.”
Larry Bochmer, owner of the Zoo Bar, said
he has no doubt Burton will be missed in
“He’s kind of a real staple of the Lincoln
music scene,” Boehmer said. “He has been
since ’73. He’s been around here a long time.”
Drummer Dave Robel has been with Burton
almost since the beginning. Robel, who has
been playing with Burton since 1972, said the
band had “something special” that kept them
together this long.
“Charlie and I have lasted longer than most
modem marriages do,” Robel said. “There was
a chemistry there. That’s the hardest thing
about any band is you’ve got to find four or five
people who are going in the same direction at
approximately the same time. You’ve got to
have a focal point, someone with ideas.”
For Robel, Burton was the man.
“Let’s face it, he was the guiding force,”
Robel said. “It was his band. It was Charlie
Burton and the Hiccups or Charlie Burton and
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the Cutouts or Charlie Burton and the Gocups.
We went through several name changes that
basically were the same thing.”
Now the H iccups face another name change.
Robcl said the band probably would stay
“At this point, it’s a little premature to say,
‘Yeah, we’ll be back,”’Robelsaid.“Butthcre’s
a pretty good chance that Phil (Shoemaker) and
I and Dave (Boye) will still play as some sort of
unit. Some sort of rock ‘n’ roll band with
perhaps another person.”
For Burton, the future is unclear. But he
wants what he said he fell everyone wanted.
“I don’t know,” Burton said. “I would hope
that my future would hold the same that I hope
for everyone’s future. Nothing but great luck
and happiness and success. Thai’s what we all
want, isn’t it?”
Grant plans
Omaha stop
From Staff Reports
Amy Grant won’t be taking her
two children trick-or-treating Thurs
day night. Instead, the contemporary
Christian pop star will perform at the
Omaha Civic Auditorium, 1804 Capi
tal Avenue.
On tour in support of her latest
album, “Heart in Motion,’’Grant will
bring with her 15 years of recording
Beginning her music career at the
tender age of 15, Grant has since
released 12 albums. Grant’s 1988
release “Lead Me On,” won her a
Grammy. Her duel w ith Peter Cetera,
“NcxiTimel Fall,’’briefly held No. 1
on top 40 pop charts.
Grant’s video to the single “Baby
Baby” has drawn criticism from her
earlier fans, many of whom believe
the singer has traded in her biblcs for
But according to Grant, who has
been married for nine years, she is not
out to change her image.
According to Grant’s press release,
“Heart in Motion” has allowed the
vocalist tobranch out from traditional
Christian and gospel music to experi
ment with songs more firmly rooted
in pop.
Tickets for Thursday night’s show
are SI9.75 and arc available at the
Civic Auditorium Box Office or at
TickciMaslcr outlets.
Courtesy of A&M Records
Gospel/pop star Amy Grant will perform at Omaha’s Civic
Auditorium on Thursday night.
Movie 6-pack otters horror
By Anne Steyer
Staff Reporter
With Halloween falling on a Thurs
day, entertainment options arc some
what 1 imi ted for those who don ’t have
costume parties. So here is a video
six-pack of fright to gel through the
“House of Wax” (P(») This 1953
suspense thriller stars Vincent Price
as a demented sculptor who uses
corpses as the foundation for the wax
figures in his museum.
Price goes on a murder spree after
a young woman becomes suspicious
of his sculpting. A very young Char
les Bronson is his “Igor”-type assis
While the swells of music and the
looks of fright might seem campy by
today’s standards, the story and the
acting are creepy enough to warrant a
shiver or two.
“Psycho” (R) Alfred Hitchcock’s
masterpiece of suspense stars Janet
Leigh and Anthony Perkins.
Perkins is Norman Bales, the psy
chologically disturbed manager of a
motel on the outskirts of town who is
extremely protective of his mother.
Thirty years later, Hitchcock’s
direction is still outstanding. High
lights include the famous shower scene
and the chilling conclusion.
“The Exorcist” (R) Linda Blair
as a 12-year-old girl possessed by a
demon is definitely Halloween fare.
Based on William Peter Blaity’s
best-selling novel, “The Exorcist” was
released in 1973. The film’s screen
play won an Academy Award that
The cast includes Ellen Burstyn
and Max Von Sydow. Sydow is the
Catholic priest determined to exor
cise Blair’s demon.
“Halloween” (R) Director John
Carpenter brought terror to the screen
in the person of Michael Myers, a
psychotic boy who murdered his sis
ter on Halloween.
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Years later Michael escapes his
mental institution to relive his crime.
This is bad news for horror queen
Jamie Lee Curtis, who is the next
victim on his list.
Carpenter has a real talent for horror.
Two years later he brought movie
goers another frightening talc with
“The Thing.”
“The Shining” (R) “Here’s
Johnny,” Jack Nicholson announces
in this 1980 adaptation of Stephen
King’s novel.
Nicholson is the new manager of a
remote hotel that has a grim, bizarre
past. He brings his wife and son out
with him. Soon, he is affected by the
hotel’s frightening past, which puls
his family in jeopardy.
Directed by Stanley Kubrick and
co-starring Shelley Duvall, “The
Shining” is a masterful blend of
madness and macabre.
“Nightmare on Elm Street” (R)
Director Wes Craven introduced horror
fans to actor Robert Englund in the
form of Freddy Krueger in this first
installment of the Elm Street series.
Freddy is a deceased child killer
who enters people’s dreams, turns
dreams to nightmares and slaughters
his victims while they sleep.
Craven and Englund created an
innovative character for the horror
film genre. Freddy’s modus operandi
is different than that of most antago
nists, an achievement in itself.
‘Robin Hood, Fantasia
out on video this week
By Anne Steyer
Staff Reporter
Releases this week offer a little
“Robin Hood: Prince of
Thieves” (PG-13) Kevin Costner
is not a merry man in this adapta
tion of the Robin Hood legend. His
accent is off and he is a tad more
somber than the Robin Hood of
These quips aside, this is a great
romp through the woods with an
entertaining cast, and a nice blend
of action, drama, comedy and
Costner warms up to his charac
ter about a quarter of the way through
the film, creating a more intro
spective Robin, particularly in his
scenes with Maid Marian (Mary
Elizabeth Mastrantonio).
The supporting cast really make
this movie, especially the delight
ful Alan Rickman (“Die Hard”) as
the sheriff of Nottingham. His
portrayal of the sheriff is a master
ful combination of comedy and
Rounding out the cast arc Mor
gan Freeman (“Driving Miss Daisy’")
as Azccm, the Moor who pledges
his loyally to Robin after Robin
saves his life; Christian Slater
(“Heathers”) as the brooding Will
Scarlet; and a surprise cameo at the
Director Kevin Reynolds also is
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hampered in the beginning, but I ike
Costner, picks up speed after the
first45 minutes. The action scenes,
which include some great shots of
flaming arrows, arc well-crafted
Despite its flaws, “Robin Hood:
Prince of Thieves” is solid enter
tainment that gets a little better
with each viewing. (Available today)
“Fantasia” (G) Fifty years af
ter its original release, “Fantasia”
is coming home to video. A mas
terpiece in animation, it also fea
tures a fine score.
While Mickey Mouse gets top
billing as the Magician’s appren
tice, he shares the spotlight with
many delightful creatures includ
ing dancing brooms.
It is priced at W4.SO, but Walt
Disney Home Video will stop dis
tributing new copies in 50 days —
an effective marketing strategy for
a title already in demand. (Avail
able today)
“Stone Cold” (R) Brian “The
Boz” Bosworth, former linebacker
for the Seattle Scahawks, makes a
leap into the acting field with his
debut “Stone Cold.”
Bosworth plays an undercover
cop who infiltrates a nasty motor
cycle gang led by the homicidal
Chains (Lance Hcnrikscn of “Ali
What there is of a plot is pain
fully simple, which leaves plenty
of room for roof-blowing explo
sions and killing rampages.
Bosworth gets to bare his chest and
Ilex his pecs, but his role doesn’t
require much talent.
Action film fans should find
“Stone Cold” mildly entertaining.
It sticks to the action formula, de
livering the requisite punches on
1. “Silence of the 1. “Dances With
Lambs" Wolves"
2. “Dances With 2. “The Doors*
Wolves" 3. “The Hard Way "
3. “The Godfather 4. "Home Alone"
4. “The Hard Way 5. “Awakenings"
5. “The Doors" 6. “Sleeping with
6. “Class Action" the Enemy*
7. "Rescuers Down Under" Dity"
8. “A Kiss Before Dying" 8. The Marrying Man"
9. “Switch" 9. "Rescuers Down Under"
10. "Nothing but Trouble* 10. “Oscar"
Recent and requested': “Defending Rising: ‘A Kiss Before Dying”
Your Life"
— Courtesy of Blockbuster Video — Billboard Magazine
~ David Badders/DN