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at the Depot entertainment for December
29, 2001] The
December entertainment schedule at The Depot, 101 N. Chicago,
features these musicians performing in the lounge from 6:30 until 10
p.m. (no cover charge):
Dec. 1 — Thomas Anthony Quinn; acoustic folk/rock guitar and
Dec. 7 — Thomas Anthony Quinn; acoustic folk/rock guitar and
Dec. 8 — to be announced
Dec. 14 — Eleanor Gunderman and Dr. John Raffa; piano and violin
Dec. 15 — Thomas Anthony Quinn; acoustic folk/rock guitar and
Dec. 21 — Eleanor Gunderman; piano
Dec. 22 — Jason Yarcho and Allison Leonard; piano and vocals
Dec. 28 — Jason Yarcho and Allison Leonard; piano and vocals
Dec. 29 — Jason Yarcho and Allison Leonard; piano and vocals
Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve) — Jason Yarcho, Allison Leonard, Thomas
Anthony Quinn and Kim Quinn; piano, acoustic guitar and vocals.
Dancing in the IC Room from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (lounge stays open later);
Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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a new library columnist
Reddix reviews ‘The
19, 2001] "The
Alzheimer’s: Portrait of an Epidemic." By David Shenk.
Forgetting" by David Shenk is a definitive guide to Alzheimer’s
disease. This book brings to center stage a disease that for years
has been misdiagnosed. It also spotlights the sufferers of this
disease, who have been greatly misunderstood as well.
century’s great advances in hygiene, nutrition, and medicine have
increased the general population’s life span, and the percentage
of elderly within this population has nearly tripled. The unintended
consequence of this medical progress is that the cases of senile
dementia have blossomed into a major health epidemic. Senility was
once thought to be an inevitable process of aging, but doctors in
the ’70s began to realize that it was recognizable and perhaps
treatable disorder. Over the next 50 years, an estimated 80 million
to 100 million people worldwide are predicted to succumb to
describes Alzheimer’s as "death by a thousand
subtractions," and throughout the case studies in his book we
find that this is indeed an accurate description of the Alzheimer’s
process. Placed side by side, the sequences of abilities gained in
child development and those lost in Alzheimer’s nearly perfectly
mirror one another. Alzheimer’s unravels the brain almost exactly
in the reverse order as it develops from birth.
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Forgetting" will give the reader better understanding of this
debilitating disease. It explores the history, genetics and
neurobiology of Alzheimer’s, but more importantly, it gives us a
better understanding of those who suffer from it and how to care for
begins his book with the origins of Alzheimer’s, introduces case
studies, follows an experimental group of Alzheimer’s sufferers
through the various stages of the disease and charts the complicated
race to find a cure. This is not another analytical book full of
scientific jargon and statistics. The science makes this book
informative, but the story behind the science is what makes this an
informative, yet more importantly, an extremely interesting book.
Shenk is the author of "Data Smog," which the New York
Times hailed as an "indispensable guide to the big picture of
technology’s cultural impact." A former fellow at the Freedom
Forum Media Studies Center at Columbia University, he has written
for Harper’s, Wired, Salon, The New Republic, the Washington Post
and The New Yorker and is an occasional commentator for NPR’s
"All Things Considered." He lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., with
his wife and daughter.
more information, visit the library at 725 Pekin St. or call (217)
Reddix, Lincoln Public Library]
Film Nights to feature ‘It Happened One Night,’ ‘On the
Waterfront’ and ‘The Ten Commandments’
11, 2001] The
Logan County Arts Association executive board, meeting on Monday
night, announced plans to show "It Happened One Night,"
"On the Waterfront" and "The Ten Commandments"
at its Classic Film Nights in February, March and April 2002. The
movie to be shown Jan. 10, however, is still unconfirmed.
Jacobs, president of the arts association, said he has requested
"Gone With the Wind" for the January showing at Lincoln
Cinemas but has not received confirmation that the 1939 classic is
available. Backup possibilities are "The Adventures of Robin
Hood" with Errol Flynn, "High Noon" with Gary Cooper
and "Singin’ in the Rain" with Fred Astaire.
for Feb. 14, "It Happened One Night" was produced in 1934,
when it won best actor and actress Oscars for stars Clark Gable and
Claudette Colbert. "On the Waterfront" (1954), to be shown
March 14, stars Marlon Brando, who also won an Oscar for that
performance. Cecil B. De Mille’s 1956 blockbuster "The Ten
Commandments" will be shown at Lincoln Cinemas on April 11.
association’s first Classic Film Night was a sellout. Because
people had to be turned away from "Casablanca" on Oct. 11,
the board is investigating whether future films can be shown at 4
p.m. as well as 7 p.m.
sponsors for future Classic Film Nights and other arts events are
being sought. Those interested should contact Marshall Jacobs, (217)
899-6243, or Stuart Wyneken, (217) 732-4298.
coordinator for the film nights and for the arts association’s
project to restore the Lincoln Cinemas building, announced that he
has blueprints from when the theater was "twinned," or
divided for showing two movies. When Kerasotes Theatres builds its
new theater complex, the corporation has indicated that it will
transfer the Lincoln Cinemas building to Lincoln/Logan County
Chamber of Commerce. Jacobs said plans are for the chamber of
commerce to hold the theater as part of the downtown historic
district and for the Logan County Arts Association to restore the
interior of the building. Work will not begin until at least the
fall of 2002.
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arts association is looking for community members with photographs
of either the interior or the exterior of the theater building at
any point in its history. People with such photos are asked to
contact Wyneken. Any photos located will be scanned and returned to
more immediate business the board completed plans for the Dec. 16
classical guitar performance by Christian
Culleton of Chicago. The concert
will take place at 2 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church at 402 Pekin
St. Tickets cost $5 and are available from Lincoln Public Library
Annex, Gossett’s Design Studio, Serendipity Stitches, arts
association board members and at the door. Jacobs announced that the
local association will register Culleton with the Illinois Arts
Council, which will include him in its next biennial listing of
regular meeting time of the Logan County Arts Association board was
changed to the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The January
2002 meeting, however, will be on the second Tuesday. The meeting
place is the lower level of Lincoln Public Library.
other business the board authorized Jacobs to purchase $1 million in
liability insurance from State Farm Insurance. The insurance is to
be in effect before the Dec. 16 classical guitar concert.
Community Theatre ready to satisfy the
arts side of someone on your
30, 2001] Lincoln
Community Theatre is pleased to announce three productions selected
for the summer of 2002.
off the 31st of entertainment will be the irresistible musical
"Hello, Dolly!" the story of the beloved matchmaker Dolly
Levi and her whirlwind efforts to marry Horace Vandergelder, the
well-known millionaire, and send his money circulating among the
what do you do for a living, Mrs. Levi?" asks Ambrose Kemper in
the first scene of this delightful musical comedy.
replies, "Some people paint, some sew … I meddle."
family show will please audiences of all ages.
July production, "Dearly Departed," is described as a
comedy revolving around a colorful and dysfunctional group of
Southern eccentrics dealing with an unexpected death in the family.
The struggle to get Papa buried involves the whole clan, including
the not-so-grieving widow, who wants to put "Mean and
Surly" on the tombstone.
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final production of the summer will be "The King and I," a
delightful musical story of an attractive English widow employed by
the king of Siam to teach English and other Western ideas and
philosophies to members of the royal family, including the king’s
many wives and many more children.
unforgettable Rodgers and Hammerstein score includes "Shall We
Dance?" "I Whistle a Happy Tune," "Hello Young
Lovers" and "Getting to Know You."
help kick off the holiday season, Lincoln Community Theatre is
offering holiday gift certificates for season memberships to the
summer 2002 season. Certificates may be mailed directly to the
receiver or to the gift giver.
for adult memberships are $20 each; for children through eighth
grade, $12. Requests for gift certificates may be sent to LCT, Box
374, Lincoln, IL 62656. Further information is available at (217)
Rader, LCT publicity chairman]
Lincoln Community Theatre
Community Theatre’s website is at www.geocities.com/lincolncommunitytheatre/index.html. Pictures from past productions are
included. The LCT mailing address is Lincoln Community Theatre, P.O. Box 374, Lincoln,
IL 62656. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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