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What helps the film are the super
cool visual and makeup effects to
transform Murphy into a prince of
The story doesn’t have very sharp
teeth; Maximillion (Murphy) has
come to Brooklyn to marry the last
remaining survivor of his people, a
half-vampire (Angela Bassett,
“Strange Days’’) who isn’t even aware
of her heritage.
For comic relief. Max turns into a
ghoul with that “drinking vampire
blood" stunt, but with one bad side
effect — his body parts begin to fall
Murphy actually shows a new
spirit to this role; he isn’t using that
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annoying laugh or doing a bunch of
fast-talking crap. He’s a little creepy
and even exudes an attitude of evil
Bassett overacts somewhat, but it’s
better than just mumbling her lines
while waiting for a paycheck. She
knows the story line is sadly predict
able and overused, but she still instills
some light into the darkness.
Craven keeps the movie rolling
along at a decent pace, pausing long
enough for some plot development
here and neat-o special effects there,
but also is dragged down by the story
Again, the real treat in “Vampire
in Brooklyn” is the special effects.
Those seeking the lighter side of
vampirism who aren’t worried about
being burdened down with an un
tested plot might want to check it out.
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technical stuff that I can’t comprehend
nearly as well as my 12-year old sister,
like computers and programming VCRs.
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Courtesy of UNL Raag
Shahid Parvez Khan, one of India’s leading sitar players, brings his music to UNL in a
concert at Westbrook Music Hall Friday.
Sitar virtuoso to play at UNL
By Patrick Hambrecht
The second-best sitar player in
the world, Shahid Parvez Khan,
performs tomorrow at Westbrook
rreview widely accepted
in India as supe
rior to all other
with the excep
tion of Ravi
R a d h a
head of the UNL Raag organiza
Ravi Shankar brought Indian
sitar music to the West in the
1960s. He is widely accepted in
India as the best sitar musician,
because of both his international
renown and beautiful improvisa
tional melodies, which can last
anywhere from 10 minutes to close
to an hour.
Shankar tutored George
Harrison of the Beatles, who
helped make sitar melodies like
“Norwegian Wood” and “Within
You and Without You” into rock
classics. Shankar also influenced
the Moody Blues and has played
with the New York Philharmonic.
Now, Khan is seen as the rising
star who may someday replace
Shankar as the premiere sitar
player. Khan, the child prodigy of
an old musical family, first per
formed at age eight.
Khan’s sitar will be supported
by Vijay Ghatc on tabla drums and
by another bass instrument per
former. Together, they will explore
Indian “raags,” similar to a basic
tune or chord progression.
“Jazz and this type of music arc
very improvisational,” said Divya
Karan, a Raag member. Karan said
though the two styles were very
different in structure and melody,
both had more in common than
other classical western styles.
Listeners can count on hearing
a performance entirely original,
Balasubramaniah said, different
from what they might have heard
on Khan’s CDs.
She said the only things predict
able about Khan’s music were the
traditional rules of the raag, but
even these might be broken and
“A lot is left to the main player,”
she said. “They only have to play
in the bandwidth of the raag. But
the greatest musicians, like
Shankar, they can break the ailes.
Change the rules and make new
rules. New raags.”
Like Shankar, and perhaps to
morrow, Shahid Parvez Khan. (
Tickets are available at the City
Union TicketMaster and at the door
of the Westbrook Music Hall. Tick
ets are S15 and $7 for students.
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