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Either time (November or March),
Robyn Hitchcock's weird but brilliant
Blind Pig performances were a
unique experience which left Ann Ar-
bor-ites blown away by the former
Soft Boy. DON'T miss Hitchcock
when he comes back to town this Fall.
Also noteworthy: Santa Cruz artists
Camper Van Beethoven merged punk,
country, folk, and hard rock (remem-
ber the '70s?) in a highly appreciated
and thrilling gig this past March. And
Alex Chilton satisfied many of his
(cultish) fans'sexpectations with his
much-awaited performance on April
Solar Sun Ra and his outer space
Arkestra descended on Lydia Men-
delssohn Theater for a truly inspired
and exciting two hour performance
this January. With a repertoire
ranging from dissonant free group
recitations to red hot swing standar-
ds, the troupe dazzled the initiated
and uninitiated alike.
The Dutch ensemble, The Willem
Breuker Kollektief was outrageous
when they played the scene last Oc-
tober at Mendelssohn as part of their
And - Buddy Guy was possibly one
of the most pleasant surprises of the
year when he set fire to Rick's
American Cafe last month.
Ann Arbor was treated to a slew of
talented folk (or something resem-
bling that classification) artists in '85-
Reunited after almost two decades,
the Clancy Brothers and Tommy
Makem brought together all the
aspects (last November) that made
them one of the '60s premiere folk ac-
ts, with all the advantages of age, and
none of its ills.
Also: David Bromberg's Big Band
deserves acclaim for their show at the
Ark that same month, John Prine
gave an energetic and personal per-
formance at the Power Center, and
the trio Uncle Bonsai thrilled their
Ark audience with an auspicious and
off-beat Ann Arbor debut.
Last but not least: While headliner
Arlo Guthrie may have been.merely
extraordinary, Doc Watson provided
the Ninth Annual Ann Arbor Folk
Festival with its most memorable
moment by announcing, "I'm gonna.
ruin my reputation," as he embarked
on a set of '50s rock classics, in-
cluding "Treat Me Like a Fool," and
"Blue Suede Shoes."
One of the greLtest -rprises of
this season was the Detroit Symphony
Orchestra's February performance
with Gunther Herbig - which
established them as one of America's
Jessye Norman's January perfor-
mance at Hill Auditorium was well
received with six encores; conclusive
proof that the University graduate is a
shining star in the world of opera.
Prizzi's Honor - Directed by John
Huston, this is one of the funniest
black comedies in a long time. Jack
Nicholson is a Brooklyn mafia hit man
who falls head over heels for Kathleen
Turner. A bored housewife? No, Tur-
ner is a "hit person" as well. They
might have lived happily ever after, if
they hadn't been hired to kill each
other. Everything is great in this
movie but especially the fantastic
performance by Anjelica Huston.
Brazil - This movie may be a little
bit weird, but the imagination and
energy makes up for it. One lesson is
learned here: never fall in love with a
totalitarian state. Jonathan Price
gives a good performance but
Katherine Helmond steals the scene
every time. Terry Gilliam's directing
and the awesome effects make this
Back To the Future - Adolescent
aimed, yes, but a fine piece of film,
nonetheless. An Oedipus complex to
the max. Michael J. Fox goes back to
the '50s and ends up trying to get his
mom and dad together. If he doesn't,
he won't be born. A helluva good time.
The Trip to Bountiful - The plot
and script aren't great but what ac-
ting jobs from Geraldine Page and
Rebecca DeMornay! It deals with an
old woman who wants to get back to
her home town before she dies.
Kiss of the Spider Woman -
William Hurt gives the performance
of his career as a homosexual hair-
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The Ann Arbor Cantata Singers
Bradley Bloom, Director
The Bivouac and Jacobson's
The Bivouac is on the cutting edge,
jumping onto the latest fashion trends
with enthusiasm and certainty.
Jacobson's is rooted in tradition, but
that doesn't mean they're stodgy.
Besides, Jake's is the place where you
can pick up Godiva chocolates as well
as clothing. We recommend checking
both, and arriving at a happy
BEST MEN'S CLOTHING
A lot of women voted in this
category, so guys who care what
women think should take a cue. The
Bivouac has the hot looks for summer.
It was a close shave, but Shear Im-
pact edged Dillon's. The two conten-
ders topped competitors that included
"Mom," "Karen," and "Heidi,"
among others. Shear Impact and
Dillon's were neck and neck as we
finished counting the ballots, but
Shear Impact won(sorry!) by a hair.
BEST JEWELRY STORE
Schlanderer & Sons
With two Ann Arbor locations,
Schlanderer captures both the South
University and the Main Street shop-
pers. Whether you're looking to start
a marriage or just to start your wat-
ch, Schlanderer & Sons is the choice of
a new generation.
BEST THRIFT STORE
The Cat's Meow
Purr-veyors of fashions that pre-
date the current decade prefer The
Cat's Meow, and.-is it any wonder?
Their collection of bowling shirts,
shades, uniforms, jewelry, and just
flat out cool stuff, provides something
for just about every stripe of retro-
chic clothes shopper.
Richardson's allows you to send a
telegram as you shop for toiletries.
The Western Union office in the back
is just one of the many attractions at
this pharmaceutical funhouse.
BEST RECORD STORE
The Schoolkids are all right. At
least that's what the voters think, as
the 'kids romped to an easy victory in
this category. Besides having an out-
standing selection of cutouts and im-
ports, they also do a great job with
frightening (hermaphrodite Princess
Tinymeat's LP, in the "Disgusting"
section) Wazoo is the choice of the
budget and quality conscious used-
record buyer. Fantastic selection in a
convenient (if cramped) location
make Wazoo the winner.
Single votes went to checks,
Grobots, and free sex. While these
are all nice, they just can't compare
with the colossal and varied selection
of gifts at Middle Earth, home of the
most extensive collection of Godzilla
toys this side of Toho. One purist
voted for "love and truth." We wish
him luck. He probably has a closetful
Jam-packed with finds ranging from
fantastic (unwrapped like-new recor-
ds for less than half of list price) to
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