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The following is a brief list of
events this weekend. For more
information, call the venue.
Duffy’s Tavern, 14120 St
Sunday: TV City
Duggan’s Pub, 440511th St
Friday and Saturday:
Knickerbockers Bar & Grill,
Friday: Planet Butter, Spelling
Saturday. Skit and Pailee
Pla Mor Ballroom,
Sunday: Blackwater and
Royal Grove Nite Club, 340
West Comhusker Highway
Friday Framing Amy
Zoo Bar, 136 N. 14th St
Friday The Darlings
Saturday: Lil’ Slim and the
Back-Alley Blues Band
Mary Riepma Ross Film
Theater, 12™ and R streets
All weekend: “Croupier”
Burkholder Project 719 P St
All weekend: Ann Burkholder,
Alan Smith, Nancy Childs
Doc’s Place, Suite 150,
140 N. Eighth St
All weekend: Nick Pella
Gallery 9 Professional Artist
Affiliation, Suite 4,124 S.
All weekend: Chris Ralston
Haydon Art Gallery, 335 N.
All weekend: Lynn Soloway
Noyes Gallery, U9S Ninth St
All week-end: Sandy Meyer,
Catherine Shields, Beth
The Sheldon Memorial Art
Gallery, 12th and R streets
All weekend: “Local Color II:
Judith Cherry, Patti Gallimore,
David Helm, Larry Roots” and
“American Impressions from
tire Permanent Collection”
1. Super Furry Animals
Their fourth full-length release, the j
first on their own Piaod Casual Label, is
entirely in Welsh.
2. dock Strikes Thirteen
'Ever Decreasing Circles*
Grand psychadelic pop made about 35
years too late.
3. TheSatytt §. ' ’'
Brooding, melancholy and mellow...
an American version of Nick Cave and
the Bad Seeds. , * *
4. Jack Drag
'Soft Songs LP: Aviating'
The latest product from a one-man
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6. King Scant Time
Second EP from Steve Mason, frontman
from the Beta Band.
“Weekends of Sound*
Third album from Seattle-based guitar
rock trio. ; ' \'h * X..;:.
8. Har Mar Superstar
'Har Mar Superstar*
Soulful boyband jams with tongue
firmly planted in cheek ...on the Kill
Rock Stars label, curiously enough...
9. Brave Combo
Latest album from Grammy-winning
polka outfit... don't be frightened by
the polka label ...this is light years
beyond Weird AL
10. White Hassle
'Life is Still Sweet*
A solid EP of Gtchy alt-country from
this Railroad Jerk side-project.
Sawyer Brown, Nebraska together again
BY BRIAN CHRISTOPHERSON
Hick in the shirt and throw the fine china on the
table because a good friend is coming to town this
The people of Nebraska and the popular country
group Sawyer Brown will be brought together again
Saturday when the five-man group sings the National
Anthem before the Nebraska-San Jose State football
Sawyer Brown will then pull double duty and per
form a concert at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on
Saturday night at 8 p.m. as part of the Nebraska State
The group drew a special link with the people of
Nebraska in the face of a tragedy.
The country quintet sings ‘The Nebraska Song,’
which pays tribute to the late Nebraska quarterback
Brook Berringer after his death more than four years
Berringer had long been a fan and friend of the
band, which has been named the TNN/Music City
News Thn Vocal Band six times.
the charts for the first time with "Leona.”
Sawyer Brown also claimed early fame with party
flavor songs "Step that Step” and “Betty's Being Bad.”
But the loyal devotion of a fan base has come to
Sawyer Brown through several other ditties, such as:
“Used to Blue,” “The Walk,” “Dirt Road,” “This Missin’
You Heart of Mine,” "All These Years” and “Cafe on the
That array of songs garnered Top 5 positions on
the charts for Sawyer Brown.
As a group it is always looking for fresh material for
the fans, lead singer Mark Miller said in a press release.
“With us, a re-invention is an evolution,” Miller
said. "It’s like, 'OK, we’ve done this. Now we want to go
somewhere else.’ ”
Miller expects its newest album “Drive Me Wild” to
go far, possibly bringing about five or six hit singles.
“We let the vocals run wild in some of the songs on
there,” Hubbard said. “It was a lot of fun to put togeth
Hubbard also is proud to be part of a
group that can be heard by all
“I’m glad that
we can have peo
ple listen to our
music who are 6
and can also have
people who are 60
listening to it,”
"Vou can be suc
musicians but instead, is more than content to con
tinue in positively influencing country music.
“Regardless of what profession you are in, we all
live by the same rights and wrongs,” Hubbard said.
“Just because I am a musician, it shouldn't change the
way I live.”
[Sawyer Brown )
—C Where: Bob Pevaney
—C When: Saturday 8 p.m.
“With us, a re
invention is an
evolution. It’s like, ‘OK,
we've done this. Now
we want to go
somewhere else.' “
Sawyer Brown lead singer
Sawyer Brown keyboardist _
Hobie Hubbard said the
friendship blossomed with
Berringer and his sister
after several meetings at
Berringer still lives
on in the memories of
the group’s members.
“Brook was not
only a great football
player but also an
incredibly great per
son,” Hubbard said. “When we went to
his funeral, the outpouring of prayers
and support that was received was
Sawyer Brown set up a scholarship
in Berringer’s name and put on a benefit
concert to aid the scholarship fund, in
which it sang a teary version of “The
“I remember when we played that
song at the benefit concert,” Hubbard
said. “It was very difficult to get
Sawyer Brown is looking forward to
the chance to return to Lincoln to see
Butch Hug, University of Nebraska’s
Director of Events, said things worked
out perfectly to have the group sing
before the game.
"They’ve had a great relationship with
the university, and they happened to be in
town,” Hug said. “So it just all worked out that
they could perform at the game.”
And, oh yes, Hubbard is also excited about
attending his first Nebraska football game.
"We understand it’s a borderline religion there,”
Hubbard said with a laugh
It could be said that the band has built its own reli
The group has fine-tuned themselves with the
times on each of its 16 albums but still continue to
succeed in the same fashion it did in 1984, when it hit
Festival offers cure for the blues
■ Big Bottom Blues Festival is
expected to doubleTekamah's
population this weekend.
BY BRIAN CHBiSTOPHERSON
Little Tekamah's got the blues
A serious case, too.
The Labor Day weekend tradi
tion that is the Big Bottom Blues
Festival will occur in Tekamah, a
town of about 2,000 people.
It sits at the halfway point
between Sioux City, Iowa, and
The number of people in town
should double in size Saturday
when people converge upon the
“We’ve grown each year from
the 700 we had the first time
around. We are expecting over
3,000 people this year,” festival
coordinator Jennifer Gill said.
The reason for the festival’s
growth is simple in Gill’s eyes.
“It combines small town, rural
hospitality with great blues music
and all types of activities,” Gill
said. "We have many different
styles of blues going on.”
The headliners for the fourth
annual festival are Deborah
Coleman and Curtis Salgado.
Coleman and Salgado will take the
stage at 5 and 7 p.m. respectively.
Coleman was nominated for
the 2000 W.C. Handy Blues Award
for Contemporary Blues Female
Artist of the Year.
Salgado is no slouch himself,
noted as one of the finer contem
porary soul-blues artists around.
Also tabbed to perform are
Bob Malone, The Mighty
Jailbreakers, C.A. Waller and a
group of local interest, Lil’ Slim &
die Back-Alley Blues Band.
Lil’ Slim has been a familiar
sight at the Zoo Bat in Lincoln.
Lit* Slim bass player Jeff
Boehmer said it's always a treat to
perform at outside festivals.
“It’s a lot more intimate when
you’re inside, but it's fim to play in
front of as many people as you do
when you’re outside at the festi
vals,” Boehmer said.
Those in attendance at this
year's festival also will see the pres
entation of the second Boehmer
Award, which is given to an indi
vidual who has contributed great
ly to the growth of blues in
Included in the melee will be
hands-on activities for the young
sters, food and a walking fund
raiser for Alzheimer’s disease.
And if you aren’t blue in the
face by that point, Gill said there
will be a first annual “Big Belly
Breakfast” on Sunday morning,
which will raise money for
Big Bottom Blues
—C Where: Tekamafi, NE
—C When: Saturday Sept.
2nd, gates open
@ 2:30 p.m.
^Cost: $10 advance,
$15 @ door
Tekamah’s volunteer fire depart
Gill said it would be tough not
to enjoy the ambiance of this
“There’s nothing better than
being alongside the Missouri
River, rocking to the blues," Gill
Quilt exhibit weaves detail on canvas
BY MELANIE MENSCH
Intricately woven into Lynn
Soloway's paintings of fashion
able women and luxurious beds is
a sense of comfort that wraps itself
around you better than a goose
Fourteen of Soloway's lush,
exotic creations will hang in the
newly remodeled Haydon Gallery,
335 N. Eighth St., from Sept. 1-23.
The opening reception will
begin at 7 p.m. today.
Anne Pagel, director of the
Haydon Gallery, said Soloway’s
professionalism and skill made
her an exciting choice for the sea
son’s first showcase.
“This exhibit shows a couple
of years of work,” she said. "Her
use of patterns and attention to
details are what separates her
from other artists.”
Soloway, an associate art pro
fessor at Concordia University in
Seward, has shown her work in
more than 150 exhibitions.
She also has been director of
exhibitions of the school’s
Marxhausen Gallery since 1989.
A graduate of Kent State
University, Soloway received her
M.A. and M.F.A. from the
University of Iowa, where she was
twice awarded the Paula Patton
Some of Soloway's work has
been acquired by the Haydon
Gallery, which is a project of the
Nebraska Art Association in sup
port of the Sheldon Memorial Art
In this showcase, Soloway’s
mixed-media paintings of interior
and figure images speak about the
devotion to material comfort in
the American lifestyle.
Using ink, paper and pastels
as her fabric and brushstrokes as
her stitching, Soloway creates a
kind of painted “quilt” in each of
her artworks. *
Her images of bed scenes and
1 women seem enveloped in tex
tured backgrounds and patterned
borders of swirls, stars and
Soloway’s paintings seem
more like warm blankets tucked
Her figures of lavishly clad
women represent the ideals of
Soloway pays much attention
to details: the smudges of make
up, the tucks and folds of the
clothing and the arching of bodies
adds a touch of reality to the
Soloway’s interior images of
precariously stacked pillows on
casually made beds represent the
desire for ease and luxury.
Ornately decorated cushions
and detailed folds of the sheets
will make visitors feel warm and
cozy in the newly remodeled
Alyssa DeFrain, administra
tion assistant, said the gallery was
—C where- Haydon Ga,,e|ry
rV wner^ 335 N. 8th St
When: Sept 1-23
-C Cost: Free
eager to show off the gallery's
“We got new carpet and new
wall coverings, so it looks 100 per
cent new,” she said. “It is almost
like a new gallery.”
The gallery, in the Historic
Haymarket, is open Monday
through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5
showcase show openings
Lincoln galleries are hold
ing numerous openings
tonight for shows that will run
Many forms of artistic
expression are represented in
the galleries’ shows.
The Burkholder Project has
its opening of works by three
artists. “The Nebraska Art
Horizons” encompasses the
body of work created by Ann
Burkholder; Alan Smith's pho
tography and Nancy Child’s
printmaking also comprise
Doc’s Place in the
Haymarket will be hanging the
art work of Nick Pella begin
ning this weekend.
Any interested artists are
encouraged to inquire about
opportunities for future shows
Gallery 9 also is displaying
the ceramic sculptural forms
of Chris Ralston.
Some of the forms are
-^oxed and stacked totem style
while others are circular for
The Gallery’s entrance
will house the paintings of
Linda Wooten-Green and the
mixed media creations of Jim
The Noyes Gallery opens
tonight with the artwork of
three Nebraska women.
Sandy Meyer’s watercolors,
Catherine Shields’ pottery and
Beth Turner’s metal sculptures
comprise the exhibit.
Finally, the Haydon Gallery
reopens after renovations with
the works of mixed-media^
artist, Lynn Soloway.
Many of the openings
begin as early as 7 p.m., and all
are open to the public. Some
offer food and live music.
Call specific galleries for
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