The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, December 04, 1998, Page 12, Image 12

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The following list is a brief guide
to weekend events. Please call
venues for more information.
Knickerbockers, 901 O St.
Friday: 8th Wave, Scott’s Wallet
Saturday: Apparition, N.O.S.
Zoo Bar, 136 N. 14th St
Friday: Big John Dickerson and
Blue Chamber
Saturday: The Dynatones
Duggan’s Pub, 440 S. 11th St.
Friday and Saturday: The Grateful
Duffy ys Tavern, 1412 O St.
Sunday: Accident Clearinghouse,
The Mezcal Brothers
Kimball Recital Hall, 11th and R
Sunday: Choral Gala
Nebraska State Capitol, 14th and K
Friday: Kusi Taki
Star City Dinner Theatre, Eighth
and Q streets
Friday and Saturday: Bob Rook
comedy cabaret
All weekend: “Annie”
Mary Riepma Ross Film Theater,
12th and R streets
Friday and Saturday: “Views of
Merchant Ivory”
Sunday: “Insomnia”
Joyo Theatre, 6102 Havelock Ave.
All weekend: “A Christmas Story”
Joslyn Art Museum, 2200 Dodge
St, Omaha
All weekend: Installation by Cuban
artist Jose Bedia,
“Allure of the Exotic,”
“Images of the Floating World”
Burkholder Project, 719 P St
All weekend: The annual holiday
art show “Color Me Christmas”
Hay don Gallery, 335 N. Eighth St
All weekend: “Small Treasures,”
featuring works by gallery members
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery,
12th and R streets
All weekend: “One Hour Smile,”
“Pablo Picasso and Peers,”
“Different Voices: New Textile Art
from Poland”
A Capitol
Kusi Taki to bring unorthodox
holiday music to Rotunda
By Sarah Baker
Senior staff writer
Although they won’t be playing “Jingle
Bells” or “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,”
they will still get anyone in the holiday spirit
with their “happy music.”
Kusi Taki - a folk group that plays tradi
tional music from the Andes - will help kick
off the holiday season tonight in the Nebraska
State Capitol, 14th and K streets.
The ensemble, which started in 1993,
plays music native to Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador
and Chile.
Erica Pohireith, manager of the group,
said this show is the kickoff for the downtown
holiday festivities.
Pohireith said this show,
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a different sound than other
Kusi Taki shows in the past
and will be more realistic to
how the music sounds in the
The group will play in
the Capitol Rotunda, an
area with a domed ceiling
allowing for the more ethe
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“The music is played in mountainous
areas,” she said. “That echo you would hear in
the mountains, you will hear in the rotunda.
It’s going to be really neat and really unique.”
Traditionally, the music is played by
Andean young men hoping to win the love of
young women, she said.
A man travels into the mountainous areas
and plays the flute for a woman, either pro
No matter what people may be
doing - ending the school year,
shopping or just feeling stress -
this music is great to listen to”
Erica Pohireith
Kusi Taki manager
fessing his love and desire to marry the
woman, or letting her down gently
through music if the romance has come
to an end.
Roxanne Smith, Capitol tourism
supervisor, said she first heard Kusi
Taki during a rehearsal before another
performance it did at the Capitol.
“(The music) sounded so wonder
ful. I heard them totally by chance. It
was divine intervention,” Smith said,
Although the group will play
Andean music, Pohireith said the show
is still appropriate for the holiday sea
It is botn a relaxing and joyous
music,” she said. “No matter what peo
ple may be doing - ending the school
year, shopping or just feeling stress -
this music is great to listen to.”
Smith agreed.
“This provides the opportunity for
people to hear this music, which is so
festive,” she said. “It makes you think of
happy holiday thoughts.”
Pohireith added that the music has a
universal appeal.
“I can count on one hand the number
of people I have met who didn’t like it,”
she said.
The music incorporates traditional
South American musical instruments
such as the Kena, a flute and the
Charango, a guitar.
“It’s music that comes from the nat
ural environment,” she said. “The pipes
sound like the wind.”
Kusi Taki will play its holiday con
cert tonight in the Capitol Rotunda at 6.
For more information, call the
Capitol tour office at (402) 471-0448.
‘Bug’s Life’ appeals to adults, too
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enraged when the renegade group of ants decides to stop providing food
for his demanding followers.
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By Danell McCoy
Who would have ever guessed
that bugs lead such interesting lives.
Now not only do they gather food
and build ant holes, but they also star
in their very own animated movies.
It all began when Dreamworks
opened its animated film “Antz” in
October, which grossed a disap
pointing $86 million. But Disney
countered and has enjoyed a consid
erable opening week, already gar
nering about half of the total earn
ings of “Antz.”
Disney and Pixar Animation
Studios, which also worked together
to create “Toy Story,” opened their
own animated arthropod adventure
with “A Bug’s Life.”
Disney’s story begins when Flik
(voiced by David Foley), the hero of
the movie, manages to accidentally
dump the food the ants had gathered
for the feared grasshoppers into a
lake. When the grasshoppers come
to feed and find there is no food,
havoc erupts in the ant hole.
After the grasshoppers leave,
Flik decides the ants need to fight
back, and he travels to the city in
search of warrior bugs.
But what seems to be the perfect
plan ends in disaster when the ants in
the colony find circus bugs were
hired instead of warriors.
Despite a predictable ending,
and an obvious romantic subplot, the
light-hearted adventurous filin is
entertaining for audiences of all
The computer-generated anima
tion is impressive, and the land
scapes look almost lifelike. The only
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