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Depot this weekend
[OCT. 18, 2001] Karaoke
with Lynn Acuff is scheduled at the Depot, 101 N. Chicago, every
Thursday from 9 p.m. until midnight.
entertainment on Friday, Oct. 19, will be by pianist Jason Yarcho and
vocalist Kim Quinn.
Friday menu features include walleye, catfish and prime rib.
Yarcho and Kim Quinn will present piano and vocal music again on
Saturday, Oct. 13.
Saturday menu features prime rib.
is no cover charge for entertainment.
ribs are now on the menu at the Depot, and Tuesday is "BBQ
Night." Texas Jack’s smoked brisket is already winning rave
reviews, and the ribs have frequently been described as
"awesome." Other new selections include Spanish beef tips,
fettuccine with whole baby clams, and pecan-crusted chicken, a feature
that was so popular when it was offered a couple of times that guests
wanted it on the menu.
Restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday,
and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
735-3311 or 735-3314 for reservations.
the Road with Antiques’ program at library
[OCT. 15, 2001] Rob
and Joy Luke of Luke Auctions in Bloomington will present a program
entitled "On the Road with Antiques" on at 7 on Thursday
evening, Oct. 22, at the Lincoln Public Library.
what is hot and what is not in antique collecting. Six lucky attendees
will receive an appraisal of their antique. Light refreshments will be
served following the program. The seating is on first-come,
it’s not too late to register for the weekly story times and craft
times in the children’s department.
library is located at 725 Pekin St. For more information about the
auction program and future adult programming or the children’s
programs, call the library at 732-8878 or 732-5732.
[OCT. 17, 2001] “Fair
Weather." Richard Peck. Dial Books, 2001. 139 pages. Grades
Peck, the Newbery-winning author of "A Year Down Yonder,"
has written another winner. In "Fair Weather" he takes us
back to 1893 and a visit to the World’s Columbian Exposition.
Beckett family travels from their farm in central Illinois to
Chicago for the exposition. Aunt Euterpe had sent a letter of
invitation telling them they could stay with her, and she included
four train tickets. Rosie (who’s 13), Lottie (who’s 17), Buster
(who’s 7 and always has something jumpy in his pocket), Grandad
(who’s full of surprises) and Tip (Grandad’s dog who "pines
and gets off his feed if left behind") will make the trip. The
story is full of humor and surprises from the time they board the
train until they return home. But this is really 13-year-old Rosie’s
story, as she gives her interpretation of all the events in the
Rosie’s mama decides the trip to Chicago would be a good
experience for the children, she takes them all to town for new
clothes to wear. Buster is less than thrilled with the idea of
wearing his new outfit, complete with high-top shoes and a sailor
they’re shopping, Rosie realizes they are actually going but not
with Mama. How Grandad ends up on the train is an unforgettable
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Euterpe’s life would never be the same after attending the
exposition with Grandad and the children. They made their first
visit the night of their arrival in Chicago, against the wishes of
Euterpe. "Awful, rough types come out after dark," she
said. Rosie tells us that upon arrival it looked like "white
electricity had lit the world and erased the stars."
also narrates "The Worst Day in Aunt Euterpe’s Life (Parts
One and Two)" and "The Greatest Day in Grandad’s Life
(Parts One and Two)." She tells about the first Ferris wheel,
hamburgers, Buffalo Bill Cody, Susan B. Anthony and all of the
family’s rollicking adventures.
story is wonderful fun for all who read it — as for me, I only
wish I could have been there when Aunt Euterpe’s hired help got
ahold of the snapping turtle, or it got ahold of her, and Grandad
introduced himself to Buffalo Bill.
Peck also includes some 1893 photos, used by permission of the
Chicago Historical Society.
more information, visit the library at 725 Pekin St. or call (217)
Schlough, Lincoln Public Library]
of Eldritch’ opens this weekend at LC
18, 2001] "Rimers
of Eldritch" opens this weekend at the Johnston Center for
Performing Arts on the campus of Lincoln College. Show time is
at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18; Friday, Oct. 19; and Saturday, Oct. 20.
A matinee performance will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21.
reserve tickets call (217) 732-3155, Ext. 280, Monday through
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
group sets classical guitar event, begins to plan theater
18, 2001] On
the heels of a sellout of its first classic film offering, on Oct.
11, the Logan County Arts Association laid plans Monday night for
its next event, a classical Spanish guitar performance by Chris
Culleton at Trinity Episcopal Church on Dec. 16.
is a Lincoln native. A reception will follow his 2 p.m. classical
guitar performance. Tickets will be sold in advance, with a maximum
of 200 seats available for $5 each. Proceeds will go to the
association for future arts programming.
President Marshall Jacobs reported a meeting with Kerasotes Theatres
officers, Lincoln Mayor Beth Davis and Bobbi Abbott, executive
director of the Lincoln/Logan County Chamber of Commerce, at which a
"workable framework" for transfer of the Lincoln Cinema’s
theater to the chamber was devised. He said plans are for the arts
association to restore the interior of the building with office
space on the second floor. Work would start after GKC has completed
a new theater complex, probably in the fall of 2002.
architectural firm of Kenyon & Associates, which oversaw
restoration work on Lincoln Public Library, will examine the theater
building soon, and other firms have also expressed interest in the
project, expected to cost more than $1 million. Jacobs said that
$5,000 to $10,000 seed money is needed, and at least two grants have
been applied for.
of the theater restoration in 2003 would make it available for use
in relation to Lincoln’s sesquicentennial that year. Jacobs said
plans are for the chamber of commerce to hold the theater as part of
the downtown historic district. Details of how the building would be
used have been discussed but not finalized.
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classic film showing of "Casablanca" on Oct. 11 was a
sellout, netting the arts association about $650. "I was very
pleased with the turnout, and the demographics were great,"
Jacobs said, adding that all age groups were represented. The
community is asking, "What’s next?" according to board
secretary Louella Moreland, and a list of preferred choices is being
contrast to the success of the classic film viewing, the association’s
other recent presentation attracted only a small audience.
"Music, Magic and More," a Sept. 29 performance by Mr.
Tone, a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey-trained clown, was
described as an "excellent show" which "the kids
loved." However, only about 30 people attended.
half a dozen logo designs have been submitted in the association’s
contest. The board decided to keep the contest open.
membership committee consisting of Jean Gossett, Dan Bailey and
Jeanie Xamis was formed. The committee is charged with writing
policies for what benefits come with a membership in the association
and with planning a membership drive.
Logan County Arts Association is seeking corporate sponsors for
coming events, including the classical Spanish guitarist and future
classic film nights.
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hears Pasadena Roof Orchestra
13, 2001] Thursday
night, the second of this year’s community concert series brought
what seemed like most of Lincoln to the LCC chapel. The Pasadena
Roof Orchestra from London, England, filled the hall with its blend
of ’20s and ’30s jazz, big band and swing music.
band, which got its name from Warren’s "(Home in) Pasadena,"
had the style and appearance of the 1920s lounge
bands, from their suit-and-tie apparel to their music stands with
the PRO logo on the front. They delighted the audience with old-time
favorites such as "Jeepers Creepers," "My Melancholy
Baby" and "Forty-Second Street."
band member got his turn in the spotlight. Pianist Simon Townley
"tickled the ivories" in "Kitten on the Keys";
Andy Kuc, the baby of the group, shone on the rhythm guitar in
"Play that Hot Guitar"; and Dan Hammerton stole the show
with his dynamic trumpet solos in almost every song.
vocalist James Langton had amazing stage presence. His white tie and
tails complemented his loose and interactive style. When he wasn’t
caressing the microphone with his smooth voice, he was dancing
around the stage and mingling with the band members. There was only
one time when he seemed to lose touch with his audience.
Stomp" contained around seven minutes of instrumental solos.
The lack of vocals was almost too long. The band was saved, however,
when they did their "rousing conclusion" two songs later.
"Minnie the Moocher" by Calloway and Mills brought the
audience to life with its wailing trumpet and echoed scat. Blues
Brothers fans kept up nicely with the energizing refrain.
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Pasadena Roof Orchestra members are:
Langton — orchestra leader, vocalist
Ford — trumpet
Hammerton — trumpet
Shaw — trombone and vocal trio
Payton — alto and baritone sax, clarinet
Jones — alto sax and clarinet
Scannell — alto sax and clarinet
Townley — piano and vocal trio
Kuc — guitar and banjo
Sutton — drums
Berry — bass and sousaphone
Merriott — sound engineer
learn more about the Pasadena Roof Orchestra, visit http://www.pasadena.co.uk/.
Lincoln Community Theatre website
Community Theatre’s website serves a number of functions, from providing information on
becoming a season ticket holder to showing what new productions are
being planned. Pictures from past productions are also
Visit LCT’s website at www.geocities.com/lincolncommunitytheatre/index.html,
e-mail LCT at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or write to Lincoln Community Theatre, P.O. Box 374, Lincoln,
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