The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 09, 2001, Page 5, Image 5

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The following is a brief list of
events this weekend. For more
information, call the venue.
Duffy's Tavern, 1412 0 St.
(402) 474-3543
Sunday: The Kirk
Rundstrom Band with the
Black Dahlias, 10:30 p.m. $4
(bluegrass & alt rock)
Duggan's Pub, 440S. 1 lti} St.
(402) 477-3513
All weekend: The Mezcal
Brothers $4 (rockabilly)
Knickerbockers Bar & Grill.
901 OSt.
(402) 476-6865
Friday: The Phunk Junkeez
and Eighth Wave, 9 p.m. $10
Saturday: The Jazz
Mandolin Project with ex
Phish drummer 10:30 p.m.
$7 in advance and $10 at the
door (jamband)
Pla Mor Ballroom, 6600 West
(402) 475-4030
Friday: Benefit concert for
St. Jude Hospital with
Cactus Hill (country')
Sunday: Sandy Creek and
High Caliber, 8 pm.-mid
night. (country) Dance les
sons 7-8 p.m. $5 All ages
Royal Grove Nite Club, 340
West Cornhusker Huy
Friday: On the Fritz (rock)
Saturday: Labeled (rock)
The Zoo Bar, 136 N. 14tfl St.
(402) 435-8754
Friday & Saturday: Teddy
Morgan $6 (blues)
Lied Center for Performing
Arts, 301 N. 12th St.
(402) 472-4700
All weekend: “Peter Pan"
Mary Riepma Ross Film
Theater, 12th and R streets
(402) 472-5353
“State and Main”
Friday: 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday: 1,3, 7 and 9 p.m.
Sunday: 3,5,7 and 9 p.m.
Students: all shows $4.50
The Star City Dinner Theatre
& Comedv Cabaret, 803 Q St.
(402) 477-8277
All weekend: ‘The King and
Howell & Studio Theatres,
UNL Temple Building, 12{h
and R streets
(402) 472-4747
“The Last Train to Nibroc,”
Nebraska Repertory Theatre
Doc’s Place, Suite 150, 140 N.
Eighth St.
(402) 476-3232
All month: Vonni Sparks
Haydon Art Gallery, 335 N.
Eighth St.(402) 475-5421
All month: Marcia Joffe
Bouska “Hard Lessons/New
Growth” Opening Friday 7
Noyes Art Gallery, 119 S.
Ninth St.
All month: Focus Gallery,
Nebraska Mothers
Association Annual Creative
Arts Competition
The Sheldon Memorial Art
Gallery, 12th and R streets
(402) 472-2461
All Month: Irving Greines,
Contemporary Prints and
Photography and African
American Quilts
are hot ticket
With spring break just getting started and many stu
dents anxious to leave Lincoln, ticket-holders to
Pershing Auditorium's country-trio concert this weekend
have no problem sticking around just a little longer.
The concert featuring Kenny Chesney, Lee Ann
Womack and Phil Vassar starts at 7:30 p.m. March 10,
with opening act Vassar followed by Womack at 8:30 p.m.
and Chesney at 10 p.m.
Marketing Director for Pershing Auditorim, Derek
Anderson said the concert was sold-out and that he has
been pleased with the the public’s interest in show's this
“We’ve been real happy with the concert schedule this
winter and the response,” Anderson said.
The only tickets available at this point w'ould be those
that are still being given away from 96 KX.
Program Director and the afternoon drive guy for 96
KX, Brian Jennings said the station would continue to give
away tickets through Saturday.
Jennings, w'ho broadcasts between 3 and 7 p.m.
weekdays, said the station would have given awray
about 75 tickets to the show' after Saturday.
“Since the concert is sold out, they’re premium
right now,” Jennings said.
Premium is certainly an appropriate descrip
tion for the caliber of the artists that will take the
stage Saturday night.
Thirty-year-old East Tennessee native Kenny
Chesney has been building his career since 1993 with
early hits like "Fall In Love,” “All I Need-to Know" and
“GrandpaTold Me So.”
While many artists have hit quickly and disappeared
just as fast, Chesney is not one of them.
Jennings said that Chesney had established himself
as one of the premiere male vocalists in country music
“He’s super-hot right now,” Jennings said, “he’s
by far one of the hottest male acts in country.”
Jennings said Chesney had finally found his
Please see CHESNEY on 6
Courtesy photo
of music,friends
Oct. 4. 1995.
The Smashing Pumpkins
were releasing a new album,
double discs, 28 songs. Their
first new music in two years,
and we could smell the world
tour on its heels.
After school, Ben and I
fought over the window seat in
Ryan's truck. We had to jump to
get into the maroon GMC. This
was no city boy’s truck; it was
designed to haul bags of seed or
tractor parts, but the only thing
that ended up in the bed of the
beast was Ryans little sister. His
truck’s engine was so loud that it
was hard to have a conversa
tion, but with the window's
dowm and the radio up, every
thing was drowned out.
We sped over to Best Buy,
our cheap music Mecca, and
rushed to the stack of new pure
Pumpkins' albums: “Mellon
Collie and the Infinite Sadness.”
The album had no clue what it
was foreshadowing. It just sat
there with its taut shrink-wrap
covering, its perfectly applied
stickers and the bright yellow
price tag that shouted,
In and out and on our w^ay,
Ryan ran reds, raced around
corners and got us safely to my
house, as always. Down to the
basement with a bag of cheese
popcorn and a two-liter of
Mountain Dew', and our after
noon had begun.
I took pleasure in removing
the packaging, slipping my
house key under a corner and
Music Commentary
slitting the plastic down the
side. The virgin jewel case gave
the resistance like they only do
the first time you open them. I
had to pry out the first disc,
"Dawn to Dusk,” relishing in the
molded plastic on molded plas
tic squeal of a freshly-opened
CD. Once placed in my comput
er’s CD-ROM, I knew something
spiritual was taking place.
1 fell in love again. With
Billy’s soft whine, his grinding
screams, Iha's subtle expertise,
Jimmy’s enraged drumming,
D’Arcy’s lustful harmonies, the
composition, the production,
the epic possibilities of the
Pumpkins' craft.
The three of us sat around in
my folks' basement on old plaid
chairs on shag calico carpet. It
was the first time I could
remember having a conversa
tion like ours, but it became the
template of what I would con
sider a real conversation for
There's that time in your life
when you realize your sister and
mother and father can also be
your friends. With "Mellon
Collie and the Infinite Sadness”
as the backdrop, I began to real
ize that my two best friends
were becoming my brothers.
We talked about everything.
They complained about their
math teacher; I told them they
were lucky to have a class
Please see MEMORY on 6
'Pan'flies into Lied
■ The beloved tale by Sir
James Barrie ends a six-month
tour this weekend in Lincoln.
"Peter Pan” will be flying
into the Lied Center this week
making it the final stop of a six
month tour.
The classic Broadway musi
cal will feature performances
tonight and tomorrow night at
7:30, as well as 2 p.m. matinee
tomorrow and Sunday.
A timeless tale of lost inno
cence, the story recounts the
adventures of three children
who leave their nursery and
journey off to Never Never Land.
There they are met by
Captain Hook, villainous
pirates, a ticking crocodile,
brave Indians, The Lost B'ovs
and, of course, Tinkerbell.
Alisa Belflower, lecturer of
musical theater studies who is
giving a pre-performance talk,
said she would focus her talk on
why "Peter Pan” had endured for
nearly a century appealing to
audiences todav just as it did in
Belflower said she believed
the answer was because of the
“whole idea of willingness to
believe” and “exploring possi
Belflower said that it was a
"flight of fancy” for children
because it presents imaginary
things as facts.
“They are easily imagined by
children,” Belflower said. “Here
they have them presented as
Belflower said it appealed to
adults because when they see
someone like Peter Pan who
refuses to grow up, it could
make them think about their
own decision to grow up and
make them ask themselves
about their own inner child.
“Many adults will be drawn
to that kind of thinking and
emotional exploration,"
Belflower said.
For nearly a century, “Peter
Pan,” has been portrayed in var
ious forms including book, play,
cinema, cartoon and musical.
In 1902, Sir James Barrie first
introduced the character Peter
Pan in his novel “The Little
White Bird.” Two years later, the
play was introduced in London,
quickly catching the public’s
attention. It later became a
musical comedy in 1954, and in
1991 it became a motion picture
as Steven Spielberg's “Hook”
This production of Peter Pan
will feature all-new choreogra
phy, sets, costumes and a
renewed emphasis on the origi
nal text of Barrie’s novel.
Without disregarding the
element of danger in the story, it
maintains a pleasant theme
with songs such as “I Gotta
Crow," “I Won’t Grow Up" and.
“Never Land.”
The Lied Center also will be
holding a Peter Pan Costume
Contest tomorrow in the Johnny
Carson Theater at 1 p.m. prior to
the matinee performance.
The contest will be divided
into three age groups; five and
younger, six to nine and 10 and
Each group will have one
winner who will have their pic
tures taken backstage with
members of the “Peter Pan” cast,
as well as other prizes.
Belflower said that for the
characters, it was about how
believing affects their destiny
throughout the play.
“It’s a story about believing
in infinite possibilities and
something you don’t intellectu
ally understand," Belflower
Suspense, comedy give'15 Minutes'a longer time in the spotlight
■ Robert DeNiro gives a
credible performance as a
beloved New York cop.
A story of two cops, two bad
guys, a couple of pretty ladies
and a journalist with no moral
standards, "15 Minutes" out
lines a basic principle - fame
equals power.
Robert DeNiro plays Eddie
Flemming, a hard cop with a
good heart.
As a cop that is always in the
15 Minutes
1 (★★★-£)
public eye, Flemming is an icon
for New York. The journalists
love him and other cops want to
be him.
Although not too far off from
DeNiro's gangster image at First,
Eddie turns into a well-rounded
character with complex issues
in love and life.
Opposite him is Edward
Burns playing Jordv Warsaw, a
fire marshal with a heart of gold
and a lot to learn about how the
world works.
Not impressed with Eddie’s
image of greatness. Jordy
becomes a sort of prodigy to
Eddie in homicide after the two
end up at the same crime scene.
Kelsey Grammer plays the
typical tabloid journalist. As
host Robert Hawkins of the TV
show “Top Story,” he is always
looking for ratings, and sex and
violence are usually where he
finds them.
To add to the mix, two for
eign convicts enter the picture.
Karel Roden makes his
Hollywood debut as the dis
turbed Emil Slovak, and Oleg
Taktarov plays opposite him
with the ultimately lovable Oleg
As the story unfolds. Emil is
the one who always commits the
violence, and Oleg seems to be
an innocent childlike figure.
Oleg, who carries a camera
everywhere the two go, said that
he had always loved American
movies, and now he was trying
to make the ultimate movie by
filming the violence.
In a plot filled with so many
twists and turns that it would be
impossible to put into words,
each of the characters demon
strates that fame is the ultimate
American dream.
The movie starts out with
comedy and wit and turns into a
suspense-filled, gruesome story
But. of course, every good
movie needs one more thing: a
love interest.
Although sex doesn't play
into the story line, both Eddie
and Jordy have female counter
parts that each have their own
interesting stories.
An interesting, sometimes
funny look at women is how the
love-struck puppy dog (which is
what he looks like when he sees
a beautiful woman) Oleg always
makes a point to show his obvi
ous interest in the opposite sex.
Filled suspense and comedy,
perhaps the greatest thing about
this film is the look at the
American justice system.
Though details that cannot
be explained before viewing the
movie, the statements made
about criminals in America are
both true and frustrating.
With equal parts of all ele
ments necessary to make a good
film. “15 Minutes" is definitely a
must see for this season.