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Friday, February 9,1996
It may not be official yet, but the
weather indicates that spring has in
fact sprung here in Nebraska. So get
outside, take in some fresh air and
romp in the brown soggy grass.
After that, though, you might want
to take a look at some indoor enter
tainment activities. Here’s a few.
Take a short road trip to Omaha
and check out C’mon Jack, a Lincoln/
Omaha ska/punk band, in an all-ages
show Saturday night at the Cog Fac
tory, 22nd and Leavenworth streets.
The show starts at 8 p.m. and cover is
Also on Saturday, a concert by 12
voice a cappella choir Hub of Har
mony II will be at the United Church
of Christ, 13th and F streets. The con
cert, sponsored by the Lincoln Asso
ciation For Traditional Arts, starts at
7:30 p.m. and admission is $7, $6 for
On Sunday, Soli deo Gloria
Cantorum, a vocal group that has
worked with Omaha musician/com
poser Chip Davis, will perform at First
Presbyterian Church, 840 S. 17 St.
Tickets are available at the door for
$14; $11 for students and senior citi
zens; and $7 for children age 12 and
At Knickerbockers, 901 O St.,
Wide and Sardina will play tonight.
Saturday will see Birdcage Walk and
Nodding Begonias. Both shows start
at 10:30 pun. and have a $3 cover.
At Mudslide Slim’s, 1418 O St.,
Mercy Rule and Opium Taylor will
take stage Saturday to play some rock
‘n’ roll with a local edge. The concert
starts at 10:30 pun. and has a $3 cover
The only new release in Lincoln
theaters this week is “Broken Arrow,”
directed by John Woo (“Hard Tar
get”). Two pilots (John Travolta and
Christian Slater) are searching for a
lost nuclear warhead (hence the movie
title), but one wants to kill people with
it, and the other must stop him.
It’s Oscar time, and “The Bridges
of Madison County” is being re-re
leased to the big screens. Also return
ing to Lincoln screens are “Ace
Ventura 2: When Nature Calls” to the
Star Ship 9, 1311 Q St., and the ro
mantic-comedy “Sabrina” arrives for
Valentine’s Day at the Joyo Theater,
6102 Havelock Ave.
At the Mary Riepma Ross Film
Theater, Michael Apted’s documen
tary about the 1989 Chinese student
democracy movement, “Moving the
Mountain,” will take the screen.
The film will play tonight at 7 and 9,
and Saturday at 1, 3,7 and 9 p.m.
On Sunday at the Mary Riepma
Ross Film Theater, a French double
bill will hit the screen courtesy of the
University Program Council Interna
tional Film Series. Jean Luc-Godard’s
“Germany Year 90 Nine Zero” and
Anne Fontaine’s “Augustin” will run
Sunday only at 4:45,7 and 9:15 p.m.
Admission for both “Moving the
Mountain” and the French double bill
is $5.50; $4.50 for students; and $3.50
for senior citizens, children and mem
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Michael Mason, a fifth-grader at Pyrtle Elementary School, checks the spotlight placement
and speakers before the rehearsal. Mason plays Sam-I-Am in the orchestral version of Dr.
Seuss’ "Green Eggs and Ham.”
Concert hams up Seuss story
By Gerry Beltz
With a toot of a flute and a blow
on a reed, “Green Eggs and Ham”
has a new sound indeed.
One of the most well-known Dr.
Seuss stories of all time, “Green
Eggs and Ham,” will be performed
by'the University Wind Ensemble
— with vocal accompaniment —
Sunday at Kimball Recital Hall.
Robert Franzblau, a UNL gradu
ate student in music education, will
conduct the performance. Vocal ac
companiment will feature UNL
Voice Professor Donna Harler
Smith as “the grouch” of the story, a
role she said she found rather easy to
“I am like the grouch because I’m
also afraid of new things,” she said.
“You have to take me by the hand
and lead me through this new expe
Harler-Smith said she also found
the experience to be very emotional.
“In rehearsal, it was difficult to
get through without crying because
it is so touching,” she said.
Franzblau said the piece was a
unique first for Dr. Seuss fans.
“Robert Kapilow (the writer of
the piece) is the first composer to be
granted permission by the Dr. Seuss
estate to set one of the stories to
music,” he said.
Franzblau said the piece had been
a lot of fun to conduct.
“It’s a lot like Bugs Bunny car
toons where the score is so schizo
phrenic,” he said. “It just goes all
See SEUSS on 13
Grad student wins flute contest
Chris Fiy, who recently won a $1000 scholarship, will be
performing with the Denver Arapahoe Symphony In March.
By Emily Wray
One UNL flutist is a step closer
to her high ideals.
Winning the Arapahoe Concerto
Competition was the most recent
success of second-year graduate stu
dent Christina Fry.
Fry, who received her bachelor
ofmusic degree in flute performance
at James Madison University in Vir
ginia, said she was excited to play in
a major symphony.
“This award is significant because
out of the people who sent tapes, I
was selected as the best,” she said.
“It keeps you optimistic, and it’s a
great opportunity to play with a great
In addition to playing with
Denver’s Arapahoe Symphony on
March 22, Fry is also the benefi
ciary of a $1,000 cash award,
In the concerto competition for
winds and brass, she was chosen
from 12 finalists and will have two
rehearsals with the orchestra before
She said she hoped this experi
ence would open more doors in the
future. Her ambitions include be
coming part of a major symphony
and teaching at the college level.
“I’ve had six years of school,”
she said. “Now I need to apply what
She’s also no stranger to compet
ing and winning. Fry said that she
had won three other competitions
since she began playing flute in the
seventh grade. Rewards included the
opportunity to play with other or
chestras and cash prizes.
Fry tries to perform at least once
a month at various UNL School of
See FRY on 13
at Zoo Bar
By Kevin Bensley
Little Ed Williams, famous in the
blues world for his charismatic, true
to-his-roots style, will perform with
Chicago’s “hardest-working” blues
band, Dave Weld and the Imperial
Flames, at the Zoo Bar, 136 N. 14
St., tonight and Saturday.
Both Williams and Weld were '
taught by Ed’s uncle, the late great
J.B. Hutto. Hutto, the famous
“Westside slider,” introduced the
two, and they played together as
“Little Ed and the Blues Imperials”
in the late ’ 7Os and ’ 80s before Weld
broke off and formed his own group.
Larry Boehmer, owner of the Zoo
Bar, said: “This will not be your cry
in-the-beer blues. It is wild when
these guys play.”
Little Ed exudes the epitome of
what is called “House-Rockin’
Blues.” He is known to get fanny
packs swaying and hearts racing with
“C’mon baby, help me spend my
I’m all dressed up, no place else
weia is an outstanding guitanst
from the north side of Chicago. Join
ing him are the Imperial Flames,
Herman Applewhite on bass guitar,
Jeff Taylor on drums and Leo Davis
on keyboards. The group has j ammed
individually with greats such as Jun
ior Wells, James Cotton and George
Both shows begin at 9 p.m. and
have a $6 cover charge.
Editor’s note: This is the fourth
and final installment in a series
designed to take a look at enhanced
compact discs, theirfeatu res, their
creators and the musicians who
have used them.
By Cliff Hicks
So Enhanced CDs, which can be
played in the computer or the CD
ROM depending on the mood, are
what’s happening today. What about
Well, things are happening ...
What does the future hold for
music? Should consumers expect
technology to turn the music world
You better believe it.
We have hundreds of artists put
ting their music and nearly anything
else onto Enhanced CDs already.
But we aren’t even close to the
future yet. The future lies in the
Internet, said Sandy Smallens, se
nior director of multimedia for At
“Our web site had the new Tori
Amos single available on it for weeks
before it was available anywhere
else. Radio, music stores... the only
way to get it was through the
Internet,” he said.
“The fans loved it, and so did the
radio stations. All of them were
pointing their web sites to ours, so
that people could hear the song.”
The Tori Amos track received
more than 200,000 downloads in the
See ENHANCE CD on 13
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