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    Page 8 Daily Nebraskan Friday, September 8,2000
The following is a brief list of
events this weekend. For more
information, call the venue.
CONCERTS:
Duffys Tavern, 1412 0 St.
474-3543
Sunday: The Glands with Lori
Allison and Ben Kushner
Duggan's Pub, 440S. 11th St
477-3513
Friday: Rockin’ Fossils
Saturday: Rockin’ Fossils
Knickerbocker’s, 9010 St
476-6865
Friday: 8 Waves, Jank 1000
and the Fonzerellies
Saturday. The Aaron Zimmer
Band and Mylow
Pla Mor Ballroom, 6600 W. O
St.
475- 4030
Sunday: Double Standard
and Sandy Creek
Royal Grove, 340 West
Comh usker High way
474- 2332
Friday: Mushroom Bruise
Saturday: Thie Value Country
The Zoo Bar, 136 N. 14th St
435-8754
Friday: The Super Chilean
Saturday: The Youngblood
Brass Band
THEATER:
Mary Riepma Ross Film
Theater, 12™ and R streets
472-5353
All weekend: “Hamlet”
GALLERIES:
Burkholder Project, 719PSL
477-3305
All weekend: Ann Burkholder,
Alan Smith, Nancy Childs
Doc's Place, 140 N. Eighth St
476- 3232
All weekend: Nick Pella
Haydon Gallery, 335N 8th St
475- 5421
All weekend: Lynn Soloway
Noyes Gallery, U9S. Ninth St
475-1061
All weekend: Sandy Meyer,
Catherine Shields, Beth
TUrner
The Sheldon Memorial Art
Gallery, 12th and R streets
472-2461
All weekend: “Local Color II:
Judith Cherry, Patti
Gallimore, David Helm, Larry
Roots” and “American
Impressions from the perma
nent Collection”
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1. Super Furry Animals
"Mwng"
Second week at No. 1... by Welsh, for
Welsh, in Welsh.
2. Xing Biscuit Time
•No Style*
Not quite a full flower-hour of solo
material from the Beta Band frontman.
3. Har Mar Superstar
*Har Mar Superstar"
Indie rock's answer to Vanilla Ice, Barry
Manilow and every other white boy
who had more soul than his parents
could handle.
4. The Satyrs
The Satyrs'
Music for funeral processions.
5. Toe
"Variant"
Chicago post-rock veteran David Pav
kovic's latest, with help from members
of Tortoise, Joan of Arc and Bablicon.
6JimiTenor
"Out of Nowhere"
Finnish soundtrack-obsessor's third
solo album.
7. Clock Strikes Thirteen
'Ever Decreasing Circles"
Summery psychedelic pop... frilling
with the temperature.
8. Pole.
*3'
Experimental minimalist instrumental
music...wordless material.
9. Royal 7
"The Pop Star EP"
Advance rocking offering from its
forthcoming full-length.
10. Olivia Tremor Control
"Presents: Singles and Beyond'
Compilation of early out-of-print EPs
and other releases.
It's Shakespeare - funktified
BY BRIAN CHRISTOPHERSON
Shakespeare shall befriend
the funktified sixties and corpo
rate America this weekend at the
Lincoln Community Playhouse.
The local playhouse kicks off
its presentation of the
Shakespearean comedy “As You
Like It" this Friday night
Please forgive the playhouse
for being a little bit excited, but it’s
been some time since
Shakespeare's quotes have graced
its stage. Surely it’s been some
time since Shakespeare was pre
sented in such a groovy fashion.
“It’s been a while since we've
done a Shakespeare play here,”
Production Manager Liz Banset
said. “This play is great to do
because it has lots of love, mistak
en identity and is filled with come
dy.”
Plus, the playhouse has
thrown a subtle curve into the
Shakespeare story.
Well, perhaps not so subtle.
Town banishment will be
replaced by corporate takeovers,
the Elizabethan era is out, and the
lovable 1960s are in, and the play
house has decided to move the
setting from the forest of Arden to
happening New York City.
University of Nebraska
lincoln English Professor Stephen
Buhler, who composed the origi
nal music and serves as an actor in
“As You Like It,” said the change in
time periods might interest more
people.
“The idea is to find cultural
analogs that people can relate to,”
Buhler said. “People have a good
awareness of what goes on in the
corporate world, so this storyline
will seem natural to them."
Buhler also said a person need
not be an avid Shakespeare reader
to enjoy this modernized version
of the play.
“This is Shakespearean screw
ball, fast-paced comedy at its
finest,” Buhler said. “The banter
back and forth is really bright and
the various roles are priceless.”
The humorous happenings of
this play are unveiled after several
banishments in the nearby king
dom have already spiced up the
story.
Duke Frederick (Keith
Ghormley) banishes various fami
ly members to the wilds of the for
est, or New York City, which is the
jungle in this case.
As presented by Shakespeare,
a flock of characters are brought
together in the forest from many
different backgrounds, as the
comedy and love interests heat
up.
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In a scene from Shakespeare's comedy "As You Like It," Orlando (Tony Gilmore) and Ganymede (Lisanne Pessini), both foreground,
discuss Orlando's love for Rosalind. The play, set in pre-Woodstock 1965, begins on corporate Wall Street and moves to the
Adirondack mountains of upstate New York. The play opens today at the Lincoln Community Playhouse.
The Duke’s banished daughter
Rosaljjid (Lisanne Maria Pessini)
falls in love with Orlando
(Anthony Gilmore), who is fleeing
for his life and having his own
domestic woes with his brother
over the matter of their father’s
estate.
However, for safety purposes
Rosalind is dressed as a man, and
she attracts a girl crush of her own.
These crazy turnarounds and
mix-ups are a trademark of
Shakespeare’s play.
Other main characters in the
cast are Rosalind's traveling com
panions Celia (Sasha Dobson) and
jester Touchstone (Kevin Leon
Edwards).
Ultimately, happiness is
attained by all the characters in
some form.
University of Nebraska
Lincoln junior Scott Raymond,
who plays the role of a love-struck
shepherd Silvus, says those that
attend should be satisfied by the
production.
“People will like it There’s a lot
of physical gags. It’s more updat
ed. It is something people can
relate to,” Raymond said
And as Raymond points out,
even if you don’t dig the 60s theme,
Sir William is always the best ticket
in town.
“It’s worth the money as
opposed to just going out to a
movie or something like that,”
Raymond said “It's a chance to see
Shakespeare, which is just a bonus
on top of it"
New technology aids Joslyn visitors
BY MELANIE MENSCH
For some, the mystery of art
will become a bit less foggy thanks
to a new interactive gallery at the
Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha.
Opening Saturday, the new
Walter and Suzanne Scott
Education Technology Gallery is a
fusion of artwork, educational
tools and technology aimed at let
ting visitors take an active part in
the museum experience.
Gone are the days when only
paintings and sculptures fill
museum rooms. The EdTech
gallery introduces six computer
stations with interactive pro
grams, allowing guests to explore
die art beyond just what’s on the
canvas.
Amy Krobot, spokeswoman
for the Joslyn, said the computer
programs cover a variety of art
topics for many age groups.
“One program looks at how
artists make things look real, mak
ing a two-dimensional surface
look 3D with depth and perspec
tive,” Krobot said.
“Another shows people how to
look at artwork. It shows them
how to look for clues and meaning
behind the piece in order to
understand it rather than just look
at it”
Using the computers, visitors
can learn about 100 pieces in the
Joslyn’s permanent collection,
access art-related CD-ROMs and
connect to web sites of other
museums worldwide.
“The programs are very cool,”
Krobot said. “The graphics and
details let people have an explo
ration of the Joslyn’s collection.”
While computers aren’t for
everybody, the EdTech Gallery
also features a selection of more
than 200 art-related books. Videos
on art topics and collections are
also available to watch in the
gallery on a new flat screen televi
sion.
Visitors can choose from
either Art Packs or Connection
, Cards to guide them through the
Joslyn and gain a better under
standing of die artwork in front of
them.
Art Packs, designed for chil
dren, use objects and activity
packs to help children explore the
context of the artwork.
For example, children can
learn about animal imagery and
stories in Asian art with the ‘Tails
ofAsia”pack.
Inside is a tiny carved dragon,
reading material about the history
of Asian art and a handmade scroll
and bamboo brush that enables
kids to experiment with the art of
calligraphy.
Twelve different Art Packs are
planned, but this weekend, only
two Art Packs - one on impres
sionism and one on 17th century
art-will be available for check out.
Connection Cards are infor
mational guides to help patrons
utilize all the resources the EdTech
Gallery and the Joslyn museum
offer.
For example, one Connection
Card offers suggestions for finding
Edgar Degas’ “Little Dancer Aged
Fourteen” and finding books and
videos in the gallery to teach them
more about the artist and this
work.
This same card outlines ways
visitors may use the EdTech
Gallery’s resources to broaden
their knowledge of 1 ^-century
impressionism in general.
"If you’re interested in a topic,
these tools help show you every
thing you need,” Krobot said.
"That way, you’re not on your own
in the museum, especially if
you’ve never been here before. It's
a nice way to start off.”
Rachelle Reis Branum, the
Joslyn’s education specialist, said
the combination of education and
technology would make learning
fun and interactive.
“It’s a wonderful space to con
nect to people on a more personal
level,” she said. “We’ve opened the
museum to more people and not
just people with an art back
ground. Art isn’t about if people
like it, or they don’t like it It’s a way
for them to spend time to under
stand it”
Made possible by the con
struction of the Kiewit Companies
Foundation and Level 3
Communications, an information
technology company, the EdTech
Gallery is for people curious about
or intrigued by art
“Whether you’ve been to a
museum 100 times or it’s your first
time,” Krobot said, “ the gallery
will have you really thinking about
art”
Author lets minds fly
■ Robert Reed appears
to sign books Saturday at
the University Bookstore.
BY
BRIAN CHRISTOPHERSON
Science fiction author
Robert Reed disclosed his
secret on what traits have
helped him achieve great
science-fiction writing.
“I’m wired, a little
funny maybe, maybe a lit
tle goofy,” Reed said.
Whatever it is he's got,
take a sip of what Reed’s
having because the 43
year-old Lincoln resident
is carving a name for him
self among the elite writ
ers of science fiction.
Fans of Reed will have
the chance to see the
author when he auto
graphs copies of his new
novel, “Marrow," at the
University Bookstore on
Saturday.
The John Hancocks
will start at noon and con
tinue until 2 p.m.
Reed doesn’t make
many autograph appear
ances, and the Lincoln
native is always cautious
about being in the lime
light.
“They can be fun,”
Reed said of his auto
graphing days. “But you
see how many fans you
really have. But it is nice to
be appreciated.”
University Bookstore
General Book Manager
Stephanie Budell is
appreciative and hopes to
bring in more authors like
Reed.
"He’s a local author
who is very well thought
of,” Budell said. “We’re
always looking to increase
the number of authors we
have, and it helps to have
some diversity.”
None may be more
interesting than Reed,
whose book, “Marrow,”
lets the imagination fly.
In Reed’s book, a plan
et is discovered in which
secrets have been hidden
for millions of years.
The planet has been
wandering the universe in
a ship with an immortal
crew at the helm.
The ship sends down a
team of its finest to check
out this planet and see
what it’s all about. It is
there that the drama
unfolds.
"I like science, and I
like to use my imagina
tion for stories," Reed said
of his ability to conceive
such ideas. “I just put the
two things together.”
Reed hopes that
“Marrow” will prove as
successful as some of his
past writings have.
Reed was the first
Grand Prize winner of the
Writers of the Future con
test and has also been a
finalist for the Hugo &
Nebula Awards.
He also was recog
nized by the New York
Times Book Review with
his novel “Beyond the Veil
of Stars” achieving
Notable Book status.
“It is gratifying to see
your name in print and
mystifying. I have worked
for a long time to get here,
but I have a lot of work left
to do.”
Music fads come and go,
but Setzer is still swingin'
BY KEN MORTON
Brian Setzer has never been one to jump
on the bandwagon. In fact, in some cases,
you may even say Setzer is in the driver’s
seat.
In the early ’80s, Setzer and Stray Cats
made rockabilly cool again, and one would
be hard pressed to find an ’80s compilation
without a Stray Cats tune.
Then, in 1992, Setzer assembled a big
band with a full horn section and fronted
the outfit with a rockin’ guitar sound. Six
years later, Setzer found himself in the mid
dle of a short-lived swing revival, set off by
the movie “Swingers” and a Gap commer
cial featuring Louis Prima’s "Jump, Jive an’
Wail.”
Setzer’s 1998 album, “The Dirty Boogie,”
just happens to include a version of Prima’s
classic swing tune. Setzer’s version hit radio
stations across the country and spawned
the swing revival.
Now that swing music has retreated
back to Vegas and a few juke joints around
the country, Setzer has released another
album of jump blues, lounge and horn
fueled rockabilly titled “ Vavoom.”
Setzer breathes new life into some old
swing classics such as "Pennsylvania 6
5000” and “In The Mood,” by adding his own
brand of lyrics. Setzer even takes a pretty
successful stab at the lounge anthem,
“MackThe Knife.”
Setzer’s originals sound just as timeless
as the covers, spiced up by Setzer’s great gui
tar work. He’s never been one to tackle a lot
of social issues, preferring to sing about par
tying, women and cars.
Two of the album’s most impressive
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tracks, “Drive
Like
Lightning
(Crash Like
Thunder) ”
and “’49
Mercury
Blues,” focus
on cars, with
Setzer’s biting
tar leading the way down dusty highways to
broken-down cars.
Without the help of a fad to push sales,
Vavoom” probably won't be as big of a
financial success as “The Dirty Boogie,” but
Setzer will keep swinging until he’s ready to
move on.
When he does decide to tackle the
music of another bygone era, keep an eye
out - he may just be driving another band
wagon.