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City's art scene
LINCOLN from page 8
McClain also will be having a party for the release
of her new CD, which she recorded live a few years
back at Lincoln’s now-defunct Purple Moon Cafe.
On December 31, Abendmusik’s “Last Blast New
Year’s Eve Concert" will be held at First Plymouth
The Plymouth Brass will perform its sixth annual
NewYear's Eve concert with a pre-concert dinner and
post-concert dessert also offered, including mid
night champagne to welcome in 2001.
Other art events that will begin in 2001 are:
The Lincoln Community Playhouse will present
"The Little Prince," opening on January 11 and run
ning through the 21s*!
The Sheldon Art Gallery also will get in the act
opening its showcase "African American Quilts" on
Also of interest on January 14, UNL’s premier
choral ensemble, the University Singers, will present
a performance at New York City's Carnegie Hall.
The University Singers will perform with the New
York Chamber Orchestra and singers from Hofstra
University for a performance of Mendelssohn's
Psalm 42, Opus 42.
So there’s a sampling of what is going on in the
Lincoln arts and entertainment world. Ifyou get a lit
tle tired of your Unde Lenny and Aunt Martha, try a
few of die ideas out
Whether these events can draw students away
from their new PlayStation 2s is still to be dedded
That’s up to you.
DEDICATED DANCERS: Alyson Me and Margaus Chapin focus on dandng in sync with the musk during advanced ballet practice at Chase Fitness 643 Street Both girls have been taking ballet
or dancing for 7 years and were preparing for the end of the year recital.
This years films offer the good and the bad
MOVIES from page 8
ter, a LA high school basketball player
who falls in love with her neighbor, also
a basketball star (Omar Epps). The
movie catalogs, by quarter, their
romances and career arcs.
Non-pandering movies like this are
rare. Latham nicely embodies the heart
of a woman whose love for basketball
begins to wane, not in a phony, useless
way, but in the right one, as she longs to
return home and rekindle love with
4. “High Fidelity" - Can more
movies about love be made like this?
John Cusack’s adaptation of the Nick
Hornby novel may not be set in Britain,
but it's been pitched perfectly to
Chicago, where Rob (Cusack) owns
Championship Vinyl, a classic record
store that serves as his monologue
backdrop, which cover the failed
romances in his life.
Rob has just been left by Laura
(Iben Hjejle), who he'd like to place into
die same sordid list of former loves, but
can’t. “High Fidelity" is bottom-line
honest about everything within, music
and love included, with side perform
ances from Ibdd Louiso and Jack Blade,
as Rob underlings, who fill their respec
tive roles well. You see the movie, you
want to see it again. See it again, and
you want to be die movie.
3. “American Psycho” - A big wink
andnudgetothe 1980s, with one hdl of
a performance from Christian Bale.
Mary Hamm's movie is the type of tight,
weird, period drama we need more of
a criticism through humor, rather than
a pointed finger accented by a sarcastic
Bale s Patrick Bateman is a young
tycoon on die verge of losing his mind,
so much so he's murdering his friends.
It gets stranger from there. Pay atten
tion to the opening scene; it says quite a
bit about what eventually unfold!
2. “Time Code” - It is rather easy to
overlook Mike Figgis' movie as a gim
mick-running four screens uncut,
simultaneously with one uninterrupt
ed take - without seeing the point
buried beneath, which cuts right to the
meat of Hollywood thinking. The con
clusion nicely points toward that
moment And the beginning, mostly
covering love lost and found, is a
unique tale all its own. Not many peo
ple have seen it Many people should.
1.“Hamlet” -The top movie so far
is an adaptation, a roaring, alive ver
sion of the tale, aptly updated for the
modem century in New York City, star
ring Ethan Hawke in the title role. The
pleasures of this film are many. Not the
least is Hawke’s performance, which
captures the slacker, brooding nature
of the character. Updating the story
into the video age was a wise touch by
director Michael Almereyda.
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Shakespeare’s best What’s more, it fits
file new setting, which can’t necessarily
be said for all films. The movie is not
garish, like "William Shakespeare’s
Romeo + Juliet", nor does it spend
much time on violence. Rather, it
explores the matter inside out, as the
cast is a aptly troubled dan of folks, and
that troubled nature leads to more
trouble, which leads to more, which
leads to more...
"Bamboozled" - Spike Lee's film on
race is brilliant and hampered at the
same time by its use of blackface. See it,
but be prepared for the reality of being
severely put off by the use. I didn't grade
The five worst
5. “The Replacements” - A wordi
less football movie. Devoid of any reali
ty or enjoyment The movie has no idea
how to cut a film.
4. duut wuuii c - iney maaeii. i
will never know why it was made like
this. Utter exploitative trash.
3.“DownTbYou”-My God, is this
thing laughable. Julia Stiles, an upcom
ing talent, was wasted in this teen-col
lege movie, along with Freddie Prinze,
Jr. It spends a lot of time on pom.
2. “The Adventures of Rocky and
Bullwinkle” - The movie is so self
aware of itself it simply ceases to exist
The first film that would rather be its
own in-joke than a film. 1 kept waiting
for the movie to dissolve or something.
1. “Whatever It Dikes” -This movie
ought to be arrested for rape, for that’s
exactly what occurs late in the film, and
nobody seems the wiser. This was a
teen comedy, disguised as sado
Kid A claims most overrated album
LISTfrom page 8
Best Comeback: the Go
Betweens, "The Friends of Rachel
Worth” This Australian pop duo
spent die last 12 years doing noth
ing, yet they emerged with some of
their strongest material ever.
Having more in common with
their early raw output, Quasi and
Sleater-Kinney help re-define the
group’s indie-pop sound.
Best cover song: Macha,
“Believe” (originally by Cher)
From the “Madia Loved Bedhead”
tribute-album-of-sorts, this ultra
sedated rendition of one of 1999's
dance floor anthems brings out
the oft-overlooked sentiment in
today’s pop music. Complete with
a touch-tone melody you can try
Runner-up: Helio Sequence,
“Tomorrow Never Knows” (origi
nally by the Beatles)
Most overrated album:
Radiohead, “Kid A” Had anyone
other than Radiohead released
this album, no one would have
cared. But as is the nature with
being revolutionary, Radiohead’s
experimentation has been done
before. So hooray, Radiohead have
finally caught up with 1996. At
least they’re out of 1993.
Best Album: Super Furry
Animals, “Mwng” Recorded on an
$8,000 budget, this Welsh quintet
still produced one of the most son
ically exciting and challenging
albums of the year. It would be die
best sing-along album of the year
if not for the fact that all of the
songs are in their native tongue.
Defiantly spitting in the face of
indie-rock norms, the Super Furry
Animals continue to grow as a
band and remain one of the finest
examples of a group writing songs
as a group. In any other context,
their songs would be golden indie
pop classics, yet their insistence
on pushing the sonic envelope will
always put their music a few
decades ahead of the charts.
Runner-up: the Cure,
Poe weighs in
ALBUMS from page 8
Techno music received a new audience when
Fatboy Slim’s “You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby" was
released in 1998 with accessible and pop-friendly
tunes such as “The Rockefeller Skank” and “Praise
You.” But following up such a huge hit is tough.
Fatboy Slim solidifies the statement with “Halfway
Between the Gutter and the Stars.” Collaborating
with Macy Gray on two of the album’s tracks was
Norman Cook’s first mistake, catering to the lack
luster demands of the funk queen whose 15 min
utes have expired. The first single from die album,
“Sunset (Bird of Prey)” brings back the complaints
that techno music doesn’t go anywhere.
Unfortunately, Fatboy Slim turns Jim
Morrison’s voice into one of the most annoying
sounds ever to the human ear after seven minutes
of listening to it say, “Bird of prey.” But on die open
ing track, Cook cuts off the song just as it begins to
get interesting, filling the first half with redundant
shouts from a Gospel-pop nobody who deserves to
remain that way.
Best Album: Poe, "Haunted”
Based on recordings of her late father's voice,
“Haunted” explores Poe's pursuit of spirituality
and closure. 'Hie album is filled with Poe’s great
alternative rock and each track is segued with the
next with ambient and thrilling compositions.
The album was recorded entirely on a comput
er, allowing Poe to take tracks recorded for one
tune and put them into a completely different
song. This practice makes “Haunted” the most
connected album I have ever heard. The inclusion
of her father's voice makes the album crawl with
frightening yet touching energy. Hearing Poe's fab
ricated conversations with her father could break
even the hardest exterior. “Haunted” deserves
more attention in the public eye.
It houses real emotions and the raw tastes of
the bitterness of life. And by the time “Haunted”
plucks its final note, the listener feels like they have
actually experienced something worthwhile.
FAX: (402) 472-1761
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Deadline: 4 p.m. weekday prior
210 Books For Sale
Management 150 or 198D course books with
CD ROM for sale. Great shape, $25 each. Call
anytime and leave a message. Ask for David
213 Clothing For Sale
Black ankle suede leather coat, purchased at
Wilson* for $590, will seN for $250 or OBO, call
216 Computers For Sale
IBM, Dell, Compaq, Toshiba Laptops. Prices
from $295. 30-Day Warranty visit
Reliable computer for cheap! Has Pentium class
processor, 33kbs modem, monitor and brand
new 48X CD-Rom. Greet for papers and internet!
Get a great computer for only $150. Call Tom at
486-3311 (Work) or leave message at 328-0844
220 Furniture For Sale
Full and Queen size mattress sets. New and In
c. Never used. 10 years warranty. Retail for
and $639. Sell for $165 for the Full, Queen
TVed of sitting on the floor? Call Sarah or Kay at
477-6571 for a beige couch that turns into a
bed. $125 OBO.
230 Jewelry For Sale
JAMJO Sterling Silver Jewelry and stones at
Krazy Krai Mai. 48th & Hwy 2.
240 Misc. For Sale
1. Speakers, TWo 12 inch with box, $80
2.25 inch RCA Console TV, $40
3. KENMORE Microwave (medium size, very
4. Vacuum cleaner $10
5. Female bike $35
6. Mate bikeinew) $80
Can 402-742-3618, please lews message
2—10" Kicker Impulse Subs with 200 watt Tita
nium Series Majestic* amp and box, $275. Call
Cort electric bass. 1 month old, mint cond.
$300 o/h/o. Call Keenan 477-2888.
Scooters, camoflauge, airsoft pistols, jeans and
much more. 3241 South 13th. 420-5151.
Three Carpet Remenants. New. 10x8,13x9,
12x8 feet, white or biege. Must Sell! Call
265 Stereos/TVs For Sale
Pioneer 200 watt AM/FM receiver with 6 disc
cd/changer. Includes 2-15' 3-way floor speak
ers. $225. Also Yamaha 3 piece computer
speakers $20. Call Jason at 325-0135. _
Sony Car CD player. 45 Watts X 4. Flip down
face (detachable) with programmable radio sta
tion titles. CD changer or MiniDisc capable.
Great sound with expansion room. Upgraded to
a new deck so I am willing to give a great deal.
Call Tom at 486-3311 (Work) or leave message
at 328-0844 (Home).
270 Ticket Exchange
Two tickets to Alamo Bowl for sale! Email me:
ees670hotmail.com or call 470-2923, evenings.
290 Vehicles For Sale
1989 Honda Accord LXi. 2 Door Couple, red col
or, only 148,000 highway driven miles. 5-speeds
transmission, A/C, power windows, CD player,
looks good, and run good. Asking price: $2100
(negotiable). Can 474-2467/310-784a
290 Vehicles For Sale
‘97 Metro, 2 door/5 speed, $3450. ‘94 Centry,
auto, $3450. ‘91 626, 4 door, auto, $2850. ‘91
Stanza, 4 door, auto, $2850. More cars. Baer’s
Auto 1647 South 3rd. 477-6442.
Sell your CAR or TRUCK with pictures FREE on
the internet at www.ezcar1ocator.coni
A young, loving, financially secure couple longs
to adopt newborn. Will provide lots of love ana a
wonderful future. Call Barbara and John at
365 Legal Services
Auto Accidents & DWI
Other criminal matters, call Sanford Pollack,
Call Dean Law Office, 17 years insurance claims
And other legal services. Free initial consulta
tion. Savarda & Klaasmeyer, 477-4520.
370 Misc. Services
Daycare - Are you looking for a loving and nur
turing environment for your child? Call Jean at
Let us help. Call Premium Financial toll free at
1-866-749-2925. We deal with good credit, bad
credit and no credit
For all your insurance needs: auto, home, health,
life and business, call Jim Wallace at American
Family Insurance. 1340 L St, Lincoln, NE 68508
or call 402-474-5077.
370 Misc. Services
GRADUATING IN DECEMBER!
Looking to get your own insurance? Need
short-term health insurance before you start
a job? We have it all: Auto, Renters, Health,
and Life. Call 24 hrs 477-8383.
Money to Loan
No application fees, nigh approval rates, low In
terest rates. Good, bad or no credit welcome.
Call toll free, 1 -888-654-4365.
Birthright is a confidential helping hand. Please
call for appointment or more information,
483-2609. Check out our website
Female roommate wanted to share 3 BR apt.
near sunken gardens. $210 + 1/3 utilities. Call
after 5pm, 476-6498. Ask for Meghan.
Graduate student needs housemate as of De
cember 1. $325/month, no utilities, 475-7581.
22nd and D.
M/F roomate wanted to share 2 bdrm. w/ F stu
dent In SW Lincoln. $240 + 1/2 utilities. Call
Male roommate needed to share lagre 4bedroom
2 bath duplex. Nice neighborhood, close to
campus. W/D, garage, 2 living rooms. Available
January 1 ■ $24Q/morrth-futilities. Call 477-9690.
Male/Female needed for 2 BR/2 bath, newer
apartment, close to East Campus, ASAP.
$30Q/month plus 1/2 utilities. Call 325-0498.
Male/female needed for nice southeast house.
$350 includes utilities. Call 328-8202.
One male/female roommate to share NICE 3
bedroom duplex for Spring Semester. Includes
W/D and garage. $298 a month. Must seel Call
474-6269. Leave a message!
Roommate needed to share nice 2 bedroom
apartment. $275/month and 1/2 utilities. Call
Roommate needed to share large 3 bedroom du
plex. Firepalce, washer/dryer, 2 car garage. Call
Chris or Jason, 438-6645.
Roommate needed to share house. Rent $275.
Roommate wanted for nice, clean house 2
blocks north of city campus. $225/month, no
utilities or deposit, washer/dryer, central air,
parking, lots of storage space. Call 474-2412.
Roommate wanted to share 2 bedroom house
near zoo. Must enjoy dog. $250 + utilities.
474-6616. Available 1/1.
Share 4 bedroom house in Northeast Lincoln.
Quiet neighborhood. Nonsmokers. $275/month
+1/4 utilities. Call 466-3122. Leave message.
420 Rooms For Rent
Private room includes cable, laundry, utilities,
own phone line. $180/month plus deposit.
Non-smoking female. 435-0030.
430 Houses For Rent
2 + one bedroom, 2 bath, all appliances, 6035
Madison, $695/month. 432-3559.
3 bedroom 1300 South 9th $725. 3 bedroom
628 South 18th $700. 3+1 bedroom 830 North
58th $850. No pets all have washer/dryer, cen
tral air. 432-8180.
5 bedroom house in good neighborhood, near
campus. Call 641-6051 or 984-1956. No pets al
430 Houses For Rent
$223.75. 900 A Street. 4 bedrooms, 2 bath
rooms. Washer/dryer. 438-0832.
Big 3 bedroom house, with new interior close to
campus. Ail appliances including W/D. Call Julie
Brick bugaloo. 33rd & South. Unfenced yard.
Near park/path. 2 bedroom, garage, wash
er/dryer. $825/month. 450-9302.
Large 5 bedroom house. 2822 R street 2 bath,
central air, off-street parking, washer/dryer,
dishwasher. $950 + deposit. 560-9330.
440 Duplexes For Rent
200 South 44th, new duplex, four bedroom, two
bath, two car garage, washer/dryer hookup, no
pets, $950,423-6334 or 890-3321.
2BR, 32nd P St,lots of room, $450 plus utilities.
Call Melissa at 435-7002.
Deluxe 3 Bedroom/2 Bath
2701 N. 37th or 808 Peach. Near new. Between
Campuses. Low Utilities. Washer and drier In
cluded. No Pets. Available January 1. $750.
Deluxe 4 Bedroom/2 Bath
2701 N. 37th or 808 Peach. Near new. Between
Campuses. Low Utilities. Washer and drier in
cluded. No Pets. Available January 1. $995.
Large, two bedroom, oak floors, recently updat
ed, no dogs, W/D, C/A, off street parking. $525.
Newer three bedroom, two bath, two garage,
family room, fireplace. No smoke/pets. Available
12/20. $875+. 432-0415.
Students! Duplex, 4BR, 2 bath, available 1/1/01.
Near campus, all appliances, garages. Call
434-1220, day or 488-4159, night.
Take your pick, Brand New close to UNL 4 B/R
2 Bath. 1 stall Gar, W/D, 2225 R St. $940 or
large 4 B/R 2 bath $695 at 375 N 33rd. N/S N/P
call Julian 432-7030 or Rembolt Homes
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