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The Michigan Daily - Friday, November 15, 1991 - Page f

who what where when

Bruce Cockburn, a perennial fa-
vorite of college leftists, appears at
the Michigan Theater tonight. The
Canadian folk-pop artist, at first in-
fluenced by Bob Dylan, and later a
Christian mystic (well, wait, didn't
Bob have a "Christian mystic"
phase), makes serious, socially con-
scious music. Opening for Cockburn
is similarly folky Sam Philips. Her
friends that helped on her album,
Cruel Inventions, include T. Bone
Burnett and Elvis Costello. Creden-
tials, credentials. Tickets are $15.50
and $17.50, available in advance at
TicketMaster (p.e.s.c.).
Yep, they're the previously un-
known sisters of flame-haired
"Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun"
Creator Julie Brown. The members
of Voice of the Beehive, who left
L.A. to become hit pop artists in
England, bring their "let's-rag-on-
guys-all-night style to St.
Andrew's Hall this Saturday.
Tickets are $6.50 in advance.
And for the rest of you with no
car and no money, you can catch a
free movie on campus every night
this weekend: tonight at 7 p.m. in

Angell Aud A, Gene Kelly's grea-
test musical, Singin' in the Rain,
preceded by a Droopy Dawg short.

JESUS
Continued from page 10
better than the tours we did be-
fore."
Just when it seems like you've
figured Griffin out, he finds other
ways to surprise you. He has torn
apart the notion of blind faith in re-
ligion, he has sung about the "Killer
Inside Me," he has talked to an alien
and he has questioned everything in
between. When asked what new sur-

prises fans might expect on his next
release, Griffin replies in a very
roundabout way: "The idea of not
getting stuck in a rut is obviously
very appealing to me. I definitely do
not want to start repeating ideas."
The only thing Griffin may have
left to do is a polka/rap combina-
tion.

MC 900 FT. JESUS
night at St. Andrews
are $5 at the door.

performs to-
Hall. Tickets

Philips
The Purple Rose Theatre Com-
pany is holding auditions for this
season's third show, More Fun
Than Bowling, on Monday, Novem-
ber 18th and Monday, December
2nd, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Auditions are by appointment only,
and will be held at the Garage The-
atre, 137 Park Street, in Chelsea.
Call 475-5817, Tuesdays-Thursdays
between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., for more
info.

From Here to Eternity
dir. Fred Zinnemann
Did you know that Frank Sinatra could act? Or that Donna Reed could
be sexy? Or that Deborah Kerr could speak with an American accent?
If your answers to the above questions were yes, yes, and yes, then
you've probably seen From Here to Eternity, Fred Zinnemann's (high Noon,
A Man for All Seasons) 1953 classic about the lives and loves of American
G.I.'s stationed in Hawaii at the outbreak of World War II.
When it was first released, the movie seemed more like a publicity stunt
than a film. No one believed that Zinnemann and company could really pull
off a successful film adaptation of James Jones' mammoth, sentimental,
racy bestseller. After all, the book seemed more like an epic-long ode to
sex than great literature.
Adding to audiences' low expectations of the film were the seemingly
bizarre casting choices. Would it be possible for Reed, Jimmy Stewart's
loyal wife from It's a Wonderful Life, to convincingly play an alluring
prostitute? Who could believe that English, prissy Kerr could transform
herself into a sexy, wisecracking, American adulteress? And, of course,
what about the casting of that has-been Sinatra in a supporting role? The
only sensible cast choices seemed to be Burt Lancaster, as a tough army cap-
tain, and Montgomery Clift, as the sensitive, rebellious boxer/trumpet
player.
Though Lancaster and Clift play Lancaster and Clift quite well, it's the
performers who are cast against type that stand out. Reed (who won an
Oscar) is sensuous and mysterious as the prostitute who falls for Clift. She
conveys a startling mixture of toughness and vulnerability in a remarkable
performance. Kerr, who is effectively brittle and abrupt, completely sheds
her British schoolmarm image, and indeed, holds her own as she shares the
film's "notorious" beach love scene with Lancaster. As for Ole' Blue Eyes,
the crooner never sang as well as he acts in this picture.
Oh, yeah, the film has a decent plot and dialogue, too, and some evoca-
tively stark black and white photography. But see Eternity for its stars'
performances. That's really all it's about, anyway.
From here to Eternity is playing tonight at 7:30 in the Nat Sci
Auditorium. Admission is $3.
-Aaron Hamburger

"Why don't you shut up and leave me alone?" Mark Griffin, a.k.a. MC 900
Ft. Jesus, knows that truth is out of style, and he's not happy.

The University of Michigan
SCHOOL OF MUSIC

"Mmmm, are those Bugle Boy jeans you're wearing?"

Lorch Hall, Tokkan, a Japanese sa-
10 tire about some young farmers who
become samurai to meet women, not
realizing that the samurai era has
ended; also in Lorch, tomorrow at 8
,p.m., A Woman from Hunan, a
Chinese drama about an arranged
Nmarriage between a 12 year-old and a
2 year-old; and Sunday at 7 p.m. in
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Michigan Marching Band
in Concert
Tickets: $4, $2 (children)
(764-0582)
Crisler Arena, 3 p.m.
Faculty Piano Recital
by Jeffrey Gilliam
Assisted by Stephen Shipps, violin
Berg: Sonata op.1
Enesco: Violin Sonata no.3
Prokofieff: Sonata no.8, op.84
Rzewski: Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues
School of Music Recital Hall, 4 p.m.
French Classic Series
Margaret Thomsen, organist
"J.S.Bach, the Synthesizer"
Blanche Anderson Moore Hall, 4 p.m.
Michigan Youth Ensembles
Michigan Youth Band
Dennis Glocke, conductor
Michigan Youth Symphony
Donald Schleicher, conductor
Michigan Youth Chamber Singers
Theodore Morrison, conductor
Hill Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
Piano Forum
School ofFMusic Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Necdet Yasar Ensemble
Sufi and Ottoman Court Music
Tickets: $8, $3 (students)
(763 -TKTS)
Rackham Lecture Hall, 8 p.m.
Faculty Recital
Arthur Greene, piano; Hong-Mei Xiao,
violin/viola; Karen Lykes, mezzo-soprano
Brahms: Two Songs, op.91; Sonata in E-
Flat, op. 120, no.2; Sonata in d-minor,
op.108
School of Music Recital Hall, 8 p.m.
Small Jazz Combos
Ed Sarath, director
North Campus Commons, 8 p.m.
Symphony Band and
Concert Band
H. Robert Reynolds, Gary Lewis, Dennis
Glocke, conductors
Hill Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Faculty Harp Recital by
Lynne Aspnes
Assisted by Jeffery Zook, flute
Music of J.S. Bach, Mozart and Rochberg
School of Music Recital Hall, 8 p.m.
Guest Artist Recital
Joaos Mat6, violin, Bavarian Radio
Symphony Orchestra and Flavio Varani,
piano, Oakland University
Mozart: Sonata no.34, K.378
Franck: Sonata in A Major
Ravel: Tzigane
School of Music McIntosh Theatre, 8 p.m.

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lacks women of moral character?

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