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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Sept. 8, 1997)
NEW YORK SOPRANO Ann Hampton Callaway (center) pays tribute to jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald
through song. Her Saturday night performance in Rrownville featured a Kansas City trio.
IN MID-FLIGHT, South Sioux City pilot J.P. Martin tightens the gas cap on his father’s 1939
Piper Cub. Martin said the two-seater plane had been in his family for three generations.
Jazz, stones make splash along river
RIVER from page 12
a family friend. Marlin says coasting
thousands of feet above the earth
without the hum of an engine pro
vides him unparalleled tranquillity.
“That glider is the top,” Martin
says. “You’ll be up there with a bald
eagle and the sound ... it’s like the
sound that comes through a car win
dow when it’s cracked. It’s so quiet
Overhead, Martin’s father, Gene,
prepares to drop the tow rope from
the 1964 Pawnee spray plane that
launched the glider to freedom.
“He’s going to drop it,” Martin
says of the impending fall. “One, two
three, four: There it goes.”
Down the road in Macy, sights
can be unsettling.
Boarded up split-level homes and
gravel roads provide the backdrop
for 11 children gathered at an inter
section in this Omaha Tribe town.
The children, ranging in ages
from 6 to 12, observe two mutts cop
ulating in a nearby ditch.
Dave, 6, understands enough of
the situation to call it, but not enough
to allow its completion.
He tries to pull the dogs apart,
upsetting the barking animals.
“How are they supposed to get
place-to-place when they’re stuck
together?” Dave, the group’s leader,
Two minutes later: “They came
unloose. She’s gonna have some
In Omaha, traffic whizzes along
the Interstate 80 viaduct crossing the
Missouri into Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Underneath, at the Heartland of
America Park, time seems a bit slow
er. Sean, Euvon and Raphael, three
black youngsters, participate in some
late summer respite by gliding rocks
over the park’s pond.
The Chicago and Tennessee
natives relieve their Saturday after
noon boredom as other families
stroll along a nearby sidewalk. If
their day began with the mundane, it
is relieved by the play at hand.
“I think I found the right one,”
Raphael hears Euvon say, ready to
sail a concrete piece over the dark
Aye, aye, my captain
Dropping south 72 miles to
Brownville, visitors discover a river
town reminiscent of a New England
Built in 1854 as the capital of the
Nebraska Territory, a rich history
bespeaks the community’s many and
Among the attractions are two
riverboats - Belle of Brownville and
Spirit of Brownville, artisan shops, a
31-year-old summer repertory the
ater and the monthly Brownville
Held in a restored Lutheran
church transplanted from Peru, Neb.,
in April 1990, the renovated hall fea
tures jazz Saturday night.
New York soprano Xnn Hampton
Callaway and Kansas City musicians
Wayne Hawkins, Keith Kavanaugh
and James Albright contrpl the stage
and captivate the crowd.
Throughout the two-hour set, 100
patrons clap and occasionally whoop
to the singer’s tribute to Ella
Fitzgerald and Hawkins’ fingerings
on the 9tfoot Steinway grand piano.
Meanwhile, cocktail waitresses
crouch on the hall’s maple so they
don’t distract audience members.
Pouring Merlot into wine goblets
and mixing Scotch and waters, the
bartender downstairs voices his
views on Nebraska, the nonprofit
concert series and the community
that sponsors it.
“Nebraska is much more diversi
fied than it is given credit for,” he
says, preferring not to give his name.
“There’s always an evolution in
Brownville. We’ve got so many com
mitted people here doing so many
wonderful things. Quality, that’s
what we have here.
“And ihe most surprising aspect
is that we’re five miles from the near
est nuclear power plant.”
Knickerbockers welcomes regional ska bands
By Bret Schulte
Finally, an evening in Lincoln when
thrown elbows and high stepping won’t get
you thrown out of the bar.
Knickerbockers, 901 O St., is brandishing
regional ska acts MU330 and the Bishops for
an all-ages show tonight from 6 to.9.
Although ska music might finally be
receiving national attention due to such dilut
ed and corporately-enhanced acts like No
Doubt (look for its first album) as well as the
Top 40 surf ska sounds of Sublime and its
eager younger brother, Third Eye Blind - ska
has actually been around longer than rock’s
geriatric Olympians, The Rolling Stones.
Tonight’s show bookends the 30-odd years
of ska music as a first-wave Omaha group, the
Bishops, opens the show and third-wave neo
funk fivesome MU330 of St. Louis, Mo.,
Influenced by first-wave Jamaican forefa
there the Skatelites, the Bishops are intention
ally heavy on horns and light on lyrics. Then
shows are salted with a relaxed and sometimes
ragged reggae sound with an indulgent instru
mental style of Old-school class. Although
their sets rarely manage to spin the crowd
beyond a few shuffling feet, the Bishops
always do a competent job of setting the tone
for a brassy evening.
Traveling via air wave, sound wave and
ocean wave, ska music flooded Great Britain
largely due to second-wave founders The
Specials. The Specials melded the reggae-ska
sound from the Jamaican music revolution of
the ‘60s (which came promptly on the heels of
the drug revolution) with the current British
garage punk sound forged from the blue-collar
despair of many of Britain’s unemployed
American skins and punks of the ‘80s and
early ‘90s resurrected the ska sound from the
ashes of its predecessors - bands like The
Mighty Mighty Bosstone? and Rancid have
warped power punk rock and ska music into an
all new hybrid of horn and guitar. This third
wave of ska music is a more aggressive and
funk-based force than its progenitors and man
aged to proliferate untouched by the tentacles
of corporate America - until recently.
With the Bosstones’ most recent hit and
top videos by Goldfinger and Rancid, third
wave ska-punk bands are becoming an
increasingly influential presence in popular
music. While more and more groups have
taken to the bouncing bass, rapid vocals and
drug-inspired (as subject matter or by use)
lyrics, many of the founders of this reincarna
tion are still working happily without the aid of
corporate labels or radio time.
So is the case with MU330, which has
toiled loudly for years on tours and albums and
is largely responsible for the popularity of the
sound for many Midwestern youths looking
for an alternative to the hollow roar of too
many guitar-god ensembles. Because of its
frequently young constituency, bands like, and
including, MU330 play almost exclusively all
ages shows, allowing its most avid and eager
fans an opportunity to see their mentors live.
MU330’s most recent tour is in support of
its third album, “Crab Rangoon,” which is,
surprisingly enough, a sweatbox of sarcastic
joy, unbridled doubt, irrepressible talent and
complete skankin’ pop funk. Following previ
ous albums like the definitive “Chumps on
Parade” and the inchoate and formative
release “Press,” the newest continues in its
unique pulsing vein of irreverence and swing
Tonight’s show promises to be an uncon
tainable performance of that same'irrepress
ible vision etched into their albums. Along
with the Bishops, the evening will be a hom-y
skankin’ event. Call Knickerbockers at 476
6865 for ticket prices.
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paper feeder included. $15Q/OBO Brandon, 438-3428.
Great for typing papers! 486 SX/33 MHz microproces
sor. 8 MB RAM, monitor, modem, MS Windows,
Works, Money, Original, Packaging, extra computer
books, software, dot matrix printer, $400,464-4310
Toshiba Laptop Computer, new. $1400/OBO
King Waveless Waterbed for Sate, Good Condition,
Cable descrambler kit $14.95. View all premium and
pay per view channels. 1 -800-752-1389.
RCA 25” Color Console TV. $150. Blue Velour Love
Seat, $150. Excellent Condition. 421-1391._
TI-85 $70; Rollerblades, women’s 9, $20; CardioGlide,
$30; phone and answering machine $20; cd discman
FOR SALE: K2 in-line skates. Like New. $50 Call
483-5177. » ~
Snowboard. Burton Twin-tip, 153 cm, PBS bindings,
$250 obo. 438-2778, ask for Aaron.
INCREDIBLE Tower Infinity Kappa 9 amplifiers and
cassette deck. Must sell, make reasonable offer,
NEBRASKA FAN IN WASHINGTON needs TWO TICK
ETS for upcoming game. Call with offers at 476-9766.
NU at COLORADO
NU at Washington 9/2Q, buy/sell 1-800-281-0753.
12 tickets for October 18th’s Homecoming game. NU
vs. Texas Tech. Seats need not be together. 483-6334.
87 Grand Am. Runs Good, Must Sell. $1000 or better.
1987 silver Volvo 240DL, sedan, power windows, power
locks, heated seats, AM/FM cassette stereo, interior
& exterior very good condition, exceptionally reliable.
132,000 miles, $5500.423-7753.
Hey! 94 HONDA ELITE 50CC SCOOTER. Excellent
condition, like new, low mileage, great gas mileage.
Must sell immediately. $1000 OBO. Call 477-0032.
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Swedish Massage. 477-0138.
Don’t fall behind in class!
FRENCH, RUSSIAN, and CZECH tutoring. Call now for
an experienced professional; 477-4490, ask for Katja.
KUNG FU 435-1137
needed for Maxey (SE Lincoln) afterschool program.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30-4:05 pm, 45 classes, Oc
tober.-April, $10/class. Call Jane Amen at 421-6010
for application. Deadline is Sept. 18.
Auto Accidents & DWI
Other criminal matters, call Sanford Pollack 476-7474.
Birthright is a confidential helping hand. Please call for
appointment or more information, 483-2609.
Resumes, cover letters, term papers, secretarial servic
es, accounting, and more. Call 475-2505 between *:30
am to 4:00 pm, and after hours 477-7107.
1 M/F roommate wanted to share house. $l50/month
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