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12 - The Michigan Daily - Monday, October 10, 1994

Co-Curricular Prograins
& UnvriyUin

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Project Community

ALTERNATIVE SPRING BREAK
Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct 11 and 12
8pm, Michigan Union, Pendleton Room

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Spend a week living and learning with other UM students in community and cultural based organi-
zations across the nation. This year there will be 20 sites in approximately 15 states working with a
broad range of issues. For example, groups will travel to South Dakota to live with Sioux Indians,
New York to work with an AIDS hospice, and Kentucky to work with rural poverty in Appalachia.

The fans at Hill Auditorium on Saturday night were the "fortunate ones" when the Indigo Girls played.
Indigo Girls send no one home blue

By JENNIFER BUCKLEY
"We are fortunate ones, fortunate ones, I swear,"
harmonized Indigo Girls Amy Ray and Emily Saliers
during their two-hour set on Saturday night. Judging from
their reaction, the
devoted crowd at
Hill Auditorium
Indio Gi certainly agreed
!go Wri S with them. Sing-
Hill Auditorium ing along to the
October 8, 1994 Girls' melodic
folk-rock, danc-
ing during the slow songs, the mostly female audience left
the show and walked out singing in the pouring rain.
Opening acts Shawn Mullins (sensitive-male acoustic
folk) and Atlanta's Band de Soleil (gospel- and country-
tinged rock 'n' roll, Maria McKee style) were met with
polite, and sometimes enthusiastic, applause, but the Girls
themselves were the main attraction. They didn't disap-
point.
Reaching deep into their five-album repertoire of
perfect pop songs, Saliers and Ray played without a band,
relying on the near-telepathic musical connection the two
have built since they began playing small Georgia clubs as
teenagers. Ray's gravelly alto perfectly balanced Saliers'
sweet, soaring soprano and the two shone on the opener
"Wood Song" from their latest effort, "Swamp Ophelia."

Ray's impassioned, I'm-gonna-break-a-string-any-
second-now guitar work powered the duo through the
grave "Fugitive," "Center Stage" and "Welcome Me."
Saliers' intricate picking brought her distinctive, softer
touch into the spotlight in the lovely "Power 'of Two" and
"Language or the Kiss." Ray absolutely rocked out on
"Joking" from the pair's breakthrough LP "Rites of Pas-
sage," and Emily's beautiful vocal on "Love Will Come
to You" perfectly displayed her talent for simple, lovely
melody.
Throughout the concert, the two complemented each
other, making sure the crowd knew who wrote each song.
Careful to differentiate themselves from one another, the
Girls were nevertheless at their best while harmonizing -
Amy's gritty low notes with Emily's strong high ones;
Ray's aggressiveness with Saliers' calming presence. The
two played this cohesiveness to perfection on "Prince of
Darkness" and the exuberant encore sing-along "Closer to
Fine" (both from their self-titled debut). Amy reached her
peak during an eerie, angry rendition of "Touch Me Fall,"
the only song during which the Girls played electric
guitars. In the middle of her intense guitar solo, Ray burst
into shouts of "We will not be complacent!" in the show's
one openly political moment.
On Saturday night, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers lived
up to their lyrics beautifully, "standing at opposite poles,
equal partners in a mystery."

RECORDS
Continued from page 11
It's going to hurt to see "Easy
Come, Easy Go" deemed a failure in

the long run, but that will inevitably
happen. All we'll be able to do is
stand helplessly (and for most of us,
with little interest) as Joe Public fades
away - probably never to return.
- Eugene Bowen

may have been "rehabilitated" by the Catholic Church, but he can't play College
Bowl because he's dead. Even if he could, he would never get questions like this!
"In his record two-hour inaugural address, he pledged to serve only four years as
President. He fell short of keeping that pledge by three years and eleven months. For 10
points - name him."

The Student Organization Accounts Service (SOAS) is presenting workshops to assist
officers and members of student organizations in learning more about policies, procedures
and the unique services SOAS offers.
Some of the areas that will be highlighted are: Opening and Renewing Accounts,
Depositing Funds, Withdrawing Funds, Tax Information, and Understanding your
Financial Statement.

might have been able to get that one, but he's dead too, so he can't play College
Bowl either. That deprives him of the opportunity to answer questions like this:
"It celebrates the 1925 delivery of diphtheria serum to Nome, Alaska. For 10 points -
name this annual dogsled race whose winners include four-time champion Susan
Butcher."

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The workshops will convene this month on:

Wednesday, October 12, 1994 - Rm. 1209, Michigan Union
Wednesday, October 19, 1994 - Rm. 1209, Michigan Union
5:30pm - 7:30pm
If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at 763-5767.
We hope to see you there!

can play, though. All you have to do is fill out a registration form at the UAC
office-2015 Michigan Union. The fee to register a team is $24, which includes 4
players and an alternate. The fee to register as an individual is $7; we'll put you
together with three other people. The deadline to register is Thursday, October
13th, at 5:00pm in the UAC Office.The first round of the College Bowl IM
tournament will be October 22nd and 23rd. (And yes, there are prizes.)
New this year-If your team represents a residence hall, Greek organization, or
other campus group, you can win a pizza party and a trophy for your group!
Groups can have multiple teams, to accumulate more points.
Questions? Call the UAC office at 763-1107 and ask for the College Bowl
coordinators, or send email to dfrazee@umich.edu. Oh-the answers are

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