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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Jan. 14, 1997)
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0 St., Thursday light.
Melt blahs with live music lineup
By Ann Stack
Senior Reporter ■
If the cast of textbooks didn’t break you,
you might be able to find a few good tilings to
do in Lincoln this month. And if you like live
music, you almost can be guaranteed a good
The Zoo Bar, 136 N. 14th St., has live blues,
rock and R&B six nights a week. Tonight, it’s
open stage night, and Wednesday, Minneapo
lis’ Mango Jam performs jam-style rock with a
$4 cover charge. Thursday, the Bent Scepters
from Iowa City perform British ’60s-style rock
with a $3 cover charge, and Lincoln’s own
Grateful Dudes play dead-head rock Friday and
Saturday with a $3 cover.
Some other upcoming shows at the Zoo in
elude: Tinsley EHis on Jan. 20,Caribe on Jan,
24 and 25, the Self-Righteous Brothers on Jan.
31 and Feb. 1, Matt “Guitar” Murphy on Feb.
3 through 8, Punkinhead on Feb. 12, the Bcl
Airs Feb. 43 through 15, Kenny Neal on Feb.
20, Eddy Clearwater on Feb. 21 and Gezzae
Feb. 28 through March 1.
Knickerbockers, 901 O St., is another good
place for live music. Tim Masters and Dave
Cathro perform tonight, Omaha’s Sawdust
Devil and Cadmium rock out on Friday and
Gasoline 9, Hogleg (both of Columbia, Mo.)
and Thrilling Head Gear play Saturday.
On Jan. 21 it’s Ken Whitmore and Tony
Lamar, and cm Jan. 23 UNL’s own Bar None
recording artists Lullabye For The Working
Class play with Chicago’s own The Drovers.
On Jan. 24, the Gene Wise Group from Flint,
Miss., will perform with For Against, and on
Jan. 25 Omaha’s Janglepop and Helpless
Speech will perform their brands of rock mu
sic. The month is capped off Jan. 31 with long
time Lincoln favorites Mercy Rule and Side
Hangar 18, at 1818 O St., is Lincoln’s new
est landing site for live music every Thursday
and Sunday. This Thursday, Warner Brothers
recording artists Catfish play with Judge Noth
ing from Alton, 111., and Lincoln’s For Against.
On Sunday (bill-e-roo-bin) take the stage with
The Chicken Hawks and Victims Anonymous,
both of Sioux City, Iowa.
On Thursday, Jan. 23 Lincoln’s Wide plays
all night long with no cover charge, and on
Sunday, Jan. 26 Shithook plays with Fugitive
Kind from Colombia, Mo. Rascal Basket and
Please See CONCERTS on 10
as a new release
By Gerry Beltz
It’s a slow week for new releases on this
first week of the semester, but at least there’s
good stuff. The pick-of-the-week stars a clas
sic film actress who is celebrating her birthday
• “Phenomenon” (PG-13) — John Travolta
continues to find just the right material to keep
his career going in high gear.
As a small-town mechanic, George (John
boy) sees a bright light and can suddenly read
piles of books a day (with full comprehension),
move things with his mind and accurately pre
dict the time and intensity of local earthquakes.
Naturally, the townsfolk are scared to death
of him because he’s different.
Wonderful performances abound, including
Robert Duvall as the local doctor and Forest
Whitaker as George’s buddy Nate.
There’s good stuff here, though the govern
ment intervention subplot is really annoying
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• laics riuiii me V/iy\n nwma umuvuu
of Blood” (R)—It’s horror with tongue-firmly
superglued-in-cheek, and with Dennis Miller
heading up the cast that’s where the humor
would have to go.
Sister Katherine Verdoux (Erika Eleniak)
has lost track of her rebellious brother Caleb
(Corey Feldman). The last place he was seen
was a house of ill-repute, run by the salacious
Lillith (Angie Everhart).
After a bit of stilted bantering to bring out
Miller’s comedic style and charm, she hires
private detective Rafe Guttman (Miller) to track
down her brother.
This ain’t Academy Award material folks,
nor was it meant to be considered as such. Rent
it, sit back and enjoy the fun.
PICK-OF-THE-WEEK — Faye Dunaway
is blowing out candles on a cake today (some
one get the hose!)? and in celebration of her
day, the pick goes to...“Chinatown.”
Jack Nicholson plays a private eye who gets
caught up in political shenanigans, incest and
getting his nose forcefully perforated (a truly
unforgettable scene. Yuck!).
Dunaway’s performance is, as always, won
derful. It’s her past work like this (and “Bonnie
and Clyde” and “The Towering Inferno” and
...) which makes her appearance in waste like
“Dunston Checks In” somewhat excusable.
‘Evita’ stars shine
in Alan Parker’s film
By Gerry Beltz
After months of speculation, bewil
derment aid even protest, “Evita” has
finally hit the big screen.
“Queen of Pop” Madonna ECjpases
to let the critics of the past Jake her
down as she stars in this etpic film
based on the highly successful Andlew
Lloyd Webber musical of. the sapie
Parker (“The Road to Wellville”) is
no stranger to large-scale big-screen
productions; and has never allowed
himself to be contained within any
specific cinematic genre (rangmg
from “Pink Floyd:.The Wall” ttr“Afe
gd Heart” to “the Commitments”)."
With “Evita,” Parker has made
possibly his grandest-seale film to
date, and one of the mdfct difilcujl
projects as wdL both politically and
Eva Duarte (Madonna) leaves for
Buenos Aires on the aim ot a popular
singer, but reality deals her some very
hjjtrsh cards upon arrival, living her
stranded and ?lonciL . . ’• ?
Still, her dlesire tojsucceed is
unsquelched. Eva eventually finds sue
cess fn film and radio, and ,begins
moving up the social ladder. She fi
nally meets —-aftd.is couftqd by —
rising polttiedfb%-dude Juan Peron
(fonatham Pryce, “Carrington%. 1 I
. Naturally, their relationship isn’t
approved of ta^^yohe, it even gets
Pedbn throwniiptb thebigSouse fora %
list revolt takei placd,;
Peron getsout of jail, Gharries Eva t
and is elected president. Eva becomes
the spokeswoman for Peron’s style of
politics, an&tbe rest-3- as th^y % ,
is history, including her. flmtimely - :
death from cancer at 3Jr \ J 4
Che,(Antonio BandCras) pulls
“Evita* together as the ‘Everyman”
narrator who is absolutely hypnotic /
Please see EVITA on 10
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