The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 26, 1998, Page 12, Image 12

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    Page 12___Monday, October 26,1698
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KORN, organizer of the “Family Values” Tour, led the
corporate-sponsored and anti-establishment tour that
hit Omaha’s Civic Auditorium on Saturday.
Pyrotechnics top
Values’ of concert
By Patrick Miner
Staff writer
While not an outing for the entire family, teen-agers
were bouncing all over the Omaha Civic Auditorium on
The Family Values Tour, which featured hard-edged
acts Korn, Ice Cube, Rammstein, Limp Bizkit and Orgy,
braked in Omaha this weekend for a teeming crowd of
pierced and precocious teen-agers.
The final band of die night was Korn, which opened its
set with “It’s On,” the first track from the band’s most
recent release, “Follow the Leader” The band’s perfor
mance featured six songs from the current record, includ
ing “Dead Bodies Everywhere,” current single “Got the
Life” and a high-octane duet with Ice Cube cm “Children of
the Kora.”
Korn, whose set featured a make-shift prison cell full of
fans “locked” in, also played several songs from its first
two albums, including fan favorites “Blind” and
“A.D.I.D.A.S.” The majority of the newer songs, though,
proved to be more entertaining, as they have better instru
mentation and some interesting vocal distortion by singer
Jonathan Davis. Kora ended its set and the show with a -
combined performance with Limp Bizkit on ‘‘All in the
Family.” The dull remix of the song was an improper end
uing to the show, with the two bands messing around more
than actually playing the funky sounds the song requires.
The only rap act on the bill was Ice Cube, who was
making his final appearance on the tour Saturday before
heading to shoot a new film.
Along witn westsiae Connection partner W.C., Ice
Cube masterfully worked the crowd with hits ranging from
“It Was A Good Pay” and “Check Yo Self,” to the more
recent Westside Connection hit ‘Sow Down.”
Rapping in front of a gigantic statue of himself, Ice
Cube encouraged the crowd to tease him throughout the
set, and he proved that a rap act was a good fit for the bill.
While it was no surprise that Ice Cube and Korn
pleased the crowd, there was no guarantee that Omaha
would open its arms to the German techno-rock band
Rammstein. As it turned out, if the show had been a battle
of the bands, Rammstein would have been the big winner.
The band’s use of dual guitars over keyboards produced a
loud, full sound that seemed to be received with enthusiasm
by almost everyone. Rammstein’s use of pyrotechnics
received the greatest reaction, however, as the use of fire
works and fire kept the crowd on its feet and open-mouthed
and left it attentive to the band’s hardcore-gothic sound.
Orgy and Limp Bizkit opened the show with somewhat
shorter performances than the other acts. Limp Bizkit had
the most elaborate set of the night, with a “Mars Attacks”
alien landing scene. However, the band was the least enjoy
able, with few songs that could get the crowd moving and
poor attempts to cover Tool, House of Pain and George
The tour’s promise to be every parent’s worse night
mare finally came true. No loving mom or dad would ever
expose their jchildren to Limp Bizkit publicly mauling
sweet little George Michael’s greatest attempt at serious
•‘music, “Faith.”
God help*us.
haunts church
organ program
By Sarah Baker
Senior staff writer
It’s not going to have the same effect as a
haunted house, but it’s guaranteed to cause a
Concluding Abendmusik’s Lied Organ
Month, “Phantom of the Opera” organist
Todd Wilson will perform Friday at First
Plymouth Congregational Church, 20* and D
The sinister music of “Phantom of the
Opera,” which most people associate with the
well-known Andrew Lloyd Webber Broa4way
musical, existed long before Webber’s famed
version took to the stage.
Friday ’s Abendmusik presentation will
feature-the|925 original silent film version of
the eerie tale starring Lon Chaney. The screen
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ing will be accompanied by Wilson on the
An instant success, the film was accompa
nied by live versions of the haunting notes in
movie houses of the 1920s.
As a result, the music of “Phantom of the
Opera” has become quite well known, the
most fatuous song probably being the haunt
ing “The Music of die Night”
However, Wilson’s accompaniment will
be mostly improvisational, a bold move
toward such a classic piece.
“Phantom of the Opera” tells the story of a
man who spent his life luridng through the
halls ofdie Paris Opera House, half of his dis
figured face hidden undo: a mask.
The phantom haunts the halls of die opera
house, secretly steering the musical career of
his beautiful female prot£g6e.
The classic film, directed by Rupert Julian
and based on the novel by Gaston Leroux, was
filmed in an original replica ofthe Paris Opera
House constructed at Universal Studios. The
set held 3,000 extras and was constructed to
include five balconies.
i- , !
W In recent years, the Chaney classic
has experienceda revival, with clas
sical pianists lining up for the
chance to play the piano accompaniment to
the silent Him. In 1996, Omaha’s Orpheum
Theater underwent some nostalgic re-tooling
(it originally served as a movie theater) to
accommodate for a film projector and invited
* guest conductor Donald Hunsberger mid
pianist Russell Schmidt to man tire musical
. score of “Phantom.”
Audiences raved at the performance of die
silent classic, and Nebraska doesn’t have a
better venue for the elaborately produced
But the formidable First Plymouth Church
should prove to be an exciting venue in its own
After the film, Wilson will also perform
Camille Saint-Saens’ “Danse Macabre,” stay
ing m the mode of the Halloween spirit
Tickets for both the 7:30 p.m. show and
the 10 p.m. show are available at First
Plymouth Church.
Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for
seniors 60 and older and $6 for students.
For tickets or more information, call
Abendmusik at (402) 476-9933.
Pupil fails to fulfill scariness quotient
By Jason Hardy
Senior staff writer
A number of scary films inevitably are
released around Halloween, most of which
hype up vampires, witches said killers as the
source of on-screen terror.
However, this season’s mainstay of fear
has been derived from events in recent histo
ry .>
Along with the soon to be released film
“American History X,” Columbia/TriStar’s
latest release, “Apt Pupil,” addresses the Nazi
atrocities ofWorld War n.
In “Apt Pupil” 16-year-old Todd Bowden
(Brad Renfro) develops a fascination with the
Holocaust and begins to conduct his own
TIM Facts
TWe: "Apt PupiP w
Stars: Ian McKaHen, Brad Renfro
Director Bryan Singer
Rating: R (violence, language) '
Grade: C
FTve Worde: Weak plot leaves film flat
research into the subject
In doing so he uncovers the true identity
of Kurt Dussander (Sir Ian McKellen), an old
man and former SS officer who lives in
Bowden’s hometown. Bowden, intrigued by
his findings, blackmails the old man into
telling him about die atrocities he committed
during the war. Dussander, who is wanted for
the crimes Bowden wishes to hear about,
And so begins a psychological battle
between the 16-year-old high school senior
and the former Nazi that eventually spirals out
of control
While the film’s initial idea seems strong,
the plot is spotty and inconclusive with a
number of unexplored issues. Also, die rela
tionship between the two main characters is as
thin as McKellen’s hair, and Bowdenh inter
est in the Holocaust is never fully explained.
McKellen delivers a strong performance
as the aging Nazi, but his madness is hard to
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