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Jazz great to perform at Lied
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Jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval will perform at the Lied Center
From Staff Reports
Arturo Sandoval, the celebrated
jazz trumpeter of the “Mambo Kings”
and “Havana” movie soundtracks, will
play tonight at the Lied Center.
Originally a classical musician, he
studied under the innovative Dizzy
Gillespie, combining the Latin sound
with his mentor’s masterful style of
jazz. Soon, he began playing around
the world and joined the international
ranks of superior trumpeters like
Maurice Audre and Adolph Hereseth.
Sandoval defected from Cuba in
1990, and began performing in the
United States. He now serves as a full
professor at Florida International Uni
versity. In 1992, he joined the Dizzy
Gillespie United Nation Orchestra.
Sandoval pulls from a grab bag of
styles, easily moving from Afro-Cu
ban jazz to classical music in the same
song. His 1994 album “Danzon” won
a Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album.
Tonight’s concert will begin at 8.
Ticket prices range from $22 to $14,
and are half-price for students from
UNL, Wesleyan and Doane.
Two pre-performance talks will be
given by David E. Sharp, director of
jazz studies at UNL’s School of Mu
sic, at 55 minutes and 30 minutes
Film depicts end of German era
By Fred Poyner
Rim Critic ~
“In the German language, there are
more terms for the
word deceit than
any other lan
guage, and most of
these have a ring
Godard as he
blends bits of exis
tary into a dispas
sionate view of a
ii vided Germany at the end of its com
Never mind “Alphaville,” the 1965
novie to which this was the supposed
:equel. “Germany” portrays the end of
he Cold War, the fate of European
listory in the shadow of the swastika,
and the death of a separatist West.
The figure of Lemmy Caution
(Eddie Constantine) is the key meta
phor within a series of metaphors. As
the Last Spy, his trek across the land
scape of Europe at times begs the ques
tion of whether Godard thinks history
in general, and Germany in particular,
is evolving or devolving.
Followingthis thought, one charac
ter comments, “History is the process
of man’s goals—he is both the cause
and the effect.”
Text switches from German to
French and back again to combine
with snapshots of present-day Ger
many and a Germany long gone. In
retrospect we are left to explore the
relationship between the myth of the
individual and the will of the state.
Godard at times defies all explana
tion, which is exactly the attitude he
works to incorporate into his films.
From the start with “Breathless,” to
Film: “Germany Year 90 Nine
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Eddie Constantine
Five words: Germany seen
through Godard’s eyes
the last scene in this release, where
Lemmy Caution finds himself in the
cultural No-Man’s Land of a Berlin
hotel, Godard screams against the
power of the post-modernist mind-set.
“Germany Year 90 Nine Zero”
shows this Sunday at the Mary Riepma
Ross Film Theatre at 4:45 p.m., 7 p.m.,
and 9 p.m. The film is played concur
rently with the one-hour film
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month that it existed before the single.
The process utilizes a new system
Icnown as Instant Audio. Smallens said
lie expected the Instant Audio to be
used much more extensively in the
A quick glance through the web
reveals that Natalie Merchant’s next
single, “Wonderfulalso will contain
the video for the song for both
Macintosh and IBM, for those users
who have CD-ROMs. No mention of
price is included.
Several industry people agree this
is definitely the way to go.
“Some of these videos never get
seen more than once,” said Mark
Waldrep, president of ADC Entertain
ment. “It’s not hard just to throw the
video on there. My company can put
together a full presentation on the
empty space of an album within two
weeks for about $25,000, at no addi
tional cost to the consumer.” '
Jimmy Dixon, director of New
Media for Reprise, agreed.
“It just seems like a good idea to
get these videos out for people to see
them,” Dixon said. “So why not use all
that extra space on CD singles? It’s
not like it’s getting any use now.”
Smallens also sees Enhanced CDs
interfacing with the Internet in the
future. Eventually, Enhanced CDs will
be able to get updates from the Internet
for things such as tour itineraries or
diaries, Smallens said.
Other possibilities include video
being broadcast over the Internet, pos
sibly even to the point of holding an
Apple and Reprise also havejoined
forces to give each company a little
“Apple gives us technological le
verage, and we give them street cred
ibility,” Dixon said.
Artists like Filter, who write al
most all of their music on Macintosh
computers, might be perfect spokes
men for Apple musical programs.
Reprise’s Enhanced CDs will use
Apple’s Media Tool instead of the
Macromedia Director, which is what
most people now use.
Almost every company represen
tative said plans to do more Enhanced
CDs, as we]l as interaction with their
web pages, were in the works.
An entire conference is being held
in March on the CD Extra/Enhanced
CD format. The conference will be an
attempt to set down some general
guidelines for what Waldrep describe
as “uncharted territory.”
But for some in the industry, the
future is too unpredictable to even
“I don’t like talking about the fu
ture,” Smallens said. “There’s just so
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over the place.”
Harler-Smith said although it was a
difficult piece, she enjoyed the chal
“Everyone knows the text,” she
said, “but the composer set the entire
text to music, and he repeats things not
necessarily in the text.
“It took forever to memorize.”
The variety of music within the
work also presented a challenge,
“There are different styles of mu
sic in the piece, such as blues, Ameri
can ppp and opera,” she said, “and
you have to use your voice in a lot of
The work with the piece thus far
has been nothing but positive, he said.
“It’s been great,” he said.
Harler-Smith said she was equally
pleased with the performances, but
said she was a little edgy during the
performances at the Rogers House
Bed and Breakfast Inn, 2145 B St.
“It was a really small, intimate place
for this piece,” she said. “We were
right on top of the audience, about a
“I have a pretty loud voice, and I
was afraid I would scare people.”
Sunday's performance begins at 3
p.m. Admission is free.
Jazz festival begins
By Cherie Krueger
Staff Reporter ~ '
The 1996 Nebraska Jazz Festival
is under way and in full swing.
The event, sponsored by UNL’s
School of Music, runs today and Sat
urday in the Westbrook Music Build
ing and Kimball Recital Hall.
The High School Jazz Band Com
petition, which begins at 9:30 a.m.
Saturday and runs through the late
afternoon, will start the festival. The
contest brings talented students from
Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa.
In addition to the actual competi
tion, this event includes clinics, per
formances from UNL’s various jazz
bands and a UNL faculty jam session.
The festival will culminate Satur
day night with the Nebraska Jazz
Orchestra’s concert. The UNL Jazz
Ensemble, conducted by festival di
rector and UNL music instructor David
Sharp, will play first. The ensemble
will feature special guest Michael
Parkinson on trumpet.
* Parkinson, director of jazz studies
at the University of Missouri-Kansas
City Conservatory of Music, is com
ing to UNL in part by a grant from
United Musical Instruments U.S.A.
Other members of the Jazz En
semble are undergraduate and gradu
ate students who have performed
throughout the area.
The Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, di
rected by Ed Love, then will play with
renowned drummer Victor Lewis.
Lewis has been involved with a long
list of jazz greats and also has made
several solo recordings.
The orchestra features 16 of the
finest musicians from Nebraska, all
but two of whom are either faculty or
alumni of the UNL School of Music.
The group has played internationally
as well as throughout the Midwest,
and at jazz festivals of many local
The concert begins at 8 p.m. Satur
day in Kimball Recital Hall. Tickets
are $10 and $6 for students.
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Music events and will perform a gradu
ate recital on April 2.
Fry runs a private flute studio with
two to eight junior or senior high stu
dents in addition to teaching five or
six flute minors.
“With the younger students, it’s a
challenge to find ways to teach that
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across the importance of making mu
sic, even when it’s 'Beauty and the
“The older students know the tech
nical stuff. It’s important to bring out
music in the midst of technical chaos.”
Winning the Arapahoe Concerto
Competition is another indication that
Fry continues to be on the right track,
one step at a time.
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