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YMCA Battle of the
Saturday, May 18
YMCA Activity Center, (old Odd Fellows Gym), 721 Wyatt Ave., Lincoln
event is open to all bands (including garage bands) that would like
to compete for this year’s title in the YMCA Battle of the Bands.
For more information, call the YMCA office.
will be a beverage and food stand. T-shirts and hemp jewelry will
also be available.
blankets or lawn chairs, kick back and enjoy a variety of music.
proceeds help support the YMCA Art Outreach program and YMCA NYPUMS
8, 2002] "The
Eyre Affair," Jasper Fforde, Viking, 374 pages.
Eyre Affair" is a wonderfully fun alternate history adventure
set in 1980s Great Britain. Literature is king, time travel is
commonplace, and the most important issue of the decade is who
actually wrote the works of William Shakespeare.
addition to the thrilling story line, we are treated to an array of
interesting characters such as Next’s Aunt Polly, who gets trapped
in a Wadsworth poem; her wonderfully eccentric Uncle Mycroft,
inventor of a machine that takes people "inside" the great
literature masterpieces; Next’s time-traveling father, who pops in
on the present at the most unusual moments to ask Next a question or
two in an effort to set history right; and the nefarious villain
main character in the story is Thursday Next, an "operative
grade I" for SO-27, the Literary Detective Division of the
Special Operations Network based in London. Although her title
sounds flashy, the job for the most part involves following the
trail of counterfeiters, apprehending the oh-so-common gang of
criminals well known for stealing and selling first editions,
illegal trading, copyright infringements, and fraud.
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unexpectedly gets a visit from an SO5 operative (Search and
Containment of literary criminals with permission to use deadly
force), who persuades her to transfer to his department to aid in
the capture of a criminal who is stealing characters from national
characters and killing them.
Next’s promotion to SO5, the story takes off at an alarming pace.
Suddenly the boring literary tech turns into James Bond meets
Sherlock Holmes meets Austin Powers meets The Time Traveler.
Fforde recently traded a varied career in the film industry for
staring vacantly out the window and arranging words on a page. He
lives and writes in Wales.
Reddix, Lincoln Public Library]
spring musical, ‘Cinderella’
9, 2002] LCHS
will present its spring musical, "Cinderella," this
weekend. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. on May 9, 10 and 11 and at
2:30 p.m. on May 12. All shows will be in the LCHS auditorium.
production is directed by Tom Quinn and Kim Peterson Quinn. The pit
orchestra is directed by David Swaar. Choreography is by Heather
lead role of Cinderella will be played by Betsy Buttell. Eric
Agostino will play the prince; Heather Bean will play the fairy
godmother; Kerry Dobihal will play the stepmother; Kelly Dowling and
Mallory Coons will play Joy and Portia, the stepsisters.
[Photo by Bob Frank]
County Arts Association upcoming films
9, 2002] All
upcoming monthly features in the Logan County Arts Association
series of classic films will start at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Cinemas,
215 S. Kickapoo.
Smith Goes to Washington" (1939)
Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains
naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the US Senate. His plans
promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn’t back
Hitchcock’s "Rear Window" (1954)
Stewart, Grace Kelly, Raymond Burr
wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his
apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed
Astaire, Ginger Rogers
Jerry Travers is working for producer Horace Hardwick in London.
Jerry demonstrates his new dance steps late one night in Horace’s
hotel, much to the annoyance of sleeping Dale Tremont below. She
goes upstairs to complain, and the two are immediately attracted to
each other. Complications arise when Dale mistakes Jerry for Horace.
Ford’s "Fort Apache" (1948)
Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Ward Bond, Victor McLaglen
John Ford’s somber exploration of "Custer’s last
stand" and the mythologizing of American heroes, he slowly
reveals the character of Owen Thursday, who sees his new posting to
the desolate Fort Apache as a chance to claim the military honor
which he believes is rightfully his. Arrogant, obsessed with
military form and ultimately self-destructive, Thursday attempts to
destroy the Indian warrior Cochise after luring him across the
border from Mexico.
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at Tiffany’s" (1961)
Hepburn, George Peppard, Buddy Ebsen, Patricia Neal
on Truman Capote’s novel, this is the story of a young jet-setting
woman in New York City who meets a young man when he moves into her
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (1931)
March, Miriam Hopkins
on the story by Robert Louis Stevenson. Dr. Henry Jekyll believes
that there are two distinct sides to men: a good and an evil side.
He faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run wild
with a potion that changes him into the animalistic Mr. Hyde.
Day the Earth Stood Still" (1951)
Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe
alien (Klaatu) with his mighty robot (Gort) lands their spacecraft
on cold-war Earth just after the end of World War II. He tells the
people of Earth that we must live peacefully or be destroyed as a
danger to other planets.
will be available at Serendipity Stitches, 129 S. Kickapoo; the
Lincoln Public Library Annex; at the door; or by calling (217)
732-4298. Ticket prices are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2.50
for children 13 and under. These features are one show only, with
County Arts Association ]
Satin and Swing’ closes
Community Concert series
25, 2002] All
this season, the Community Concerts have been lively, energetic and
perhaps focused a bit more on entertainment than on good
musicianship, though all of the artists who have been featured are
wonderful musicians. Some people, though, prefer to go to a concert
and listen to good music by good musicians. They don’t want gaudy
entertainment, just serious strings. This concert was for them.
number five of this year’s Community Concert series was much more
toned down than the first four. With two violins and a piano, there
is not a whole lot of room for rowdiness outside of the music.
Galaxy Trio consists of Lenny Solomon, a jazz violinist who has won
many awards (including Violinist of the Year three years running at
The Jazz Report Awards); Moshe Hammer, a violinist and leader of The
Amadeus Ensemble for 17 years; and Bernie Senensky, a pianist
"recognized as one of the foremost accompanists in the
concert, "Silk Satin and Swing," consisted completely of
instrumentals (it is rather hard to sing with a violin under your
chin), including pieces by J.S. Bach, Beethoven and even Gershwin.
There were smooth classical pieces (some originally written for
violin and orchestra), inspiring jazz pieces and a suite written
specifically for the group by Bill Bridges, entitled "Celtic
Suite." The group performed the "Air" and the
"Reel" from this suite in their concert, and then
delighted the audience with the second movement, the
"Gigue" (pronounced "jig"), as an encore.
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of the pieces were arranged for two violins and piano by pianist
songs included "Blue Room" by Richard Rogers, "A
Nightingale Sang in Barkley Square" by Eric Maschwitz and even
"Matchmaker" by Jerry Bock (yes, that is from "The
Fiddler on the Roof").
sounds and jazzy tunes dominated this concert. Though Solomon and
Hammer tried to spice it up with witty comments and jokes between
songs, the real appeal was in the music.
it’s true; this year’s Community Concerts are over. It’s sad,
but don’t worry! The Concert in the Park series is right around
the corner! (Bring your own lawn chair.)
for summer shows
9, 2002] Lincoln
Community Theatre is looking for local talent to sing, dance and act
in its summer 2002 productions. Singing and non-singing roles are
auditioning for a role in one of this summer’s musical
productions, individuals should have a song prepared. An accompanist
will be available. Individuals should also be prepared to learn a
few basic dance steps at the audition.
auditioning for non-singing roles will be required to do cold
readings from the script. Scripts may be viewed at the Lincoln
Public Library two weeks prior to each audition. Library scripts may
not be removed from the building.
auditions will be conducted at St. John Church of Christ, 204
Seventh St. in Lincoln.
and audition dates are as follows:
• "Hello, Dolly!"
dates: June 14-22
• Friday, April 12, 6 p.m.
• Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m.
• Sunday, April 14, 2 p.m., callbacks only
will be asked to sing a song, your choice or one from "Hello,
Dolly." You will also be taught a simple dance (you do not need
to prepare one). The director is looking in the age range of 25 to
60, but all are welcome to audition.
• "Dearly Departed"
dates: July 12-20
• Friday, May 10, 6:30 p.m.
• Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m.
director is looking for actors age 20 and above. There will be four
to six men, six to eight women, a trio of singers and a part for one
teenage girl. There are lots of parts for older mature actors.
People auditioning should plan to be there for entire audition
session (1½ to two hours).
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• "The King and I"
dates: Aug. 2-10
• Friday, May 31, 6 p.m., adults only
• Saturday, June 1, 9 a.m., children only (ages 5-14)
• Saturday, June 1, 1 p.m., adults unable to audition Friday
• Sunday, June 2, 2 p.m., callbacks only
are two male child leads. Adult roles include eight men and 11
females. Dancers are also needed. Be prepared to audition with a
song showing your vocal range.
information is available at the LCT website: http://www.geocities.com/
tickets are still available for this season. Send check or money
order ($20 adults, $12 children through eighth grade) to LCT, Box
374, Lincoln, IL 62656.
further information regarding season memberships or the auditions,
call (217) 732-2640 or (217) 732-4763.
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: email@example.com.
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