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8- The Michigan Daily - Monday, October 24, 1994

Hey!!!
Did you have an incredible time at Into the Streets? Do you want to continue volunteering at the
site you worked at last Saturday because it really was such a cool time? If you do, come back into
SERVE and we will give you a contact at the organization of your interest. Or...if you prefer to
volunteer somewhere else because you heard about one of the other awesome sites, we can hook you
up with another organization in any social issue. Call 936-2437 or come to the SERVE office at
2205 Michigan Union.

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UAC's Homecoming 94 and Soundstage presents
HOMECOMING WEEKEND

ANTHONY CLARK
Hill Auditoritum, Ann Arbor, MI
Friday, October 28, 1994 8:00pr

Anthony Clark, a North Carolina native,
doesn't just make his audience laugh, he makes
them slap their knees, clutch their bellies, howl
at the moon and scream for more.
His film credits include DOGFIGHT and A
THING CALLED LOVE both co-starring with
River Phoenix. Five Funny Guys, MTV 1/2 hour
Comedy Hour, Showtime Comedy Club and
Evening at the Improv are just a few of his many
television appearances.
"Clark, a Southern fried zany with a wildly
entertaining set...closed Tuesday's show with a
bang that would have registered on a Richter
scale," N. Y Post
Tickets are $5.00 and on sale now at the
Michigan Union Ticket Office.

SwidqOvor9 94 :O
A new chapter in the life and times of Violent
Femmes begins with the release of the aptly
titled NEW TIMES. The Elektra debut of the
Milwaukee band marks the group's seventh
album in thirteen years.A
Literally born and nurtured in the streets of
Milwaukee, the Femmes' back-to-basics formula
of acoustic guitar, bass, and drums was unplugged
long before it became hip and commerciali
The Violent Femmes are one of those bandsl
that captivate their audience's imaginations with
live shows that need to be seen to be believed.
The high powered trio of Gordon Gano, Victor
DeLorenzo, and Brian Ritchie bring unparalleled
energy to every show they play.
Tickets are $22.50 and $17.50 and on sale now
at the Michigan Union Ticket Office.

Come to one or come to both. Celebrate Homecoming 94 with laughs and great music brought to
you by UAC's Homecoming and Soundstage.
The celebration of Michigan's Homecoming will take on a special significance this year, as students,
alumni, and the University come together in a celebration of Wolverine pride. This year's theme is
"The Spirit of Michigan," reflecting the tradition and enthusiasm that both current students and
graduates feel for the University. In addition, this year's celebration will be October 27-29, the
weekend before Halloween, and the University is encouraged to get in the "spirit" of the celebration.
One highlight of this year's celebration is the Homecoming Parade through Central Campus. This
event will include U-M student organizations and departments, as well as several local bands. The
parade will begin at 4:30pm, Friday October 28. The route is as follows: West on South University,
North on State St. and East on North University.
Another highlight of the weekend happens Friday night as the Wolverine fans cheer their team on to
victory at a pep rally featuring the fanfare band, the cheerleaders and members of the football team.
Schedule of Hornme mg Ets

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Evans Scholar Car Bash - Diag
Help raise money for Motts Children's Hospital. Gather your friends together and
take a swing at two of Ann Arbor's finest automobiles. k
Homecoming Parade - Central Campus
Homecoming Pep Rally/Comedy Concert - Hill Auditorium
Begin the evening with a Michigan pep rally guaranteed to excite the Maize and Blue
Pride in all Wolverine fans. Immediately following the pep rally, Comedian Anthony
Clark takes the stage with a performance straight from MTV and the Improv.
Go Blue Brunch - Track and Tennis Building
Alumni and students are welcome at the best tailgate in town! Celebrate with the
cheerleaders, Marching Band, and other Wolverine Fans.
Michigan vs. Wisconsin - Michigan Stadium
Watch the Wolverines take on the defending Rose Bowl Champs.
GO BLUE!!
Violent Femmes - Hill Auditorium
Close out Homecoming Weekend with the best show in town as the Violent Femmes
rock the University.
Michsigan Union

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UPTOWN
Continued from page 5
minded by violinistlemceeDianeMon-
roe that the Uptown is a improvisa-
tional group - as if anyone needed
reminding after the lavish improv ex-
hibited in first piece!
Rocking in their chairs,plucking
and holding the violins like they were
guitars and creating some wonderful
musical mayhem, the Uptown were
nothing short of masters of improvisa-
tion Friday Night, from the various
chants of "Thelonious Monk" during a

trio of that master's work to the stirring
solo rendition of "Amazing Grace" by
Monroe.
Another highlight included an ex-
haustive (for both the artists and the
audience) piece written by Monroe
entitled "Vibes" which began like a
squawk of bagpipes, led to an extended
jam of smooth grooves and subtle twists
and ended on a furious outburst of
melody by Monroe that evidently left
quite a few audience members (and
Maxine Roach) breathless.
Throughout the concert, the artists
and the audience clapped, shouted out,
shook their heads and tapped their feet

RECORDS
Continued from page 5
band, Walk on Water's music serves as
a backdrop for its message. "I'm Tired"
begins softly with guitarist Bil ly Reedy
plucking a few strings, butitpicks up as
Kahaian begins to sing and bassist
James B. Anders and drummer Eric
Miller join in. Building slowly, the
music and the vocals reach a simulta-
neous climax as Kahaian screams,
"Take me to a better place /I would die
if I could see your (huge guitar solo)
FAAAAACE!"
"Six A.M." is not as much of a
lyrical powerhouse as the band's other
songs, but musically, it's the best song
on the CD. Much like fellow local band
Groove Spoon, Walk on Water weaves

elaborate horn arrangements (courtesy
of Racey Biggs and Dave McMurray)
into this song to give it a flashy, jazz-
rock feel.
"Carotid" may not rank in the top
ten national albums of the year, but it
does have a certain appeal simply for
its rawness. It hasn't yet achieved the
glossy, "music for the masses" sound
of the Pearl Jams of this world, but
that's not necessarily a bad thing. As
far as local talent goes, Walk on Water
is definitely making a splash.
- Kari Jones
Steffon
Trippin Wit No Luggage
Ruthless Records
Out on the West Coast a brother is
ridin' the surf, but making his own
waves. Like most everyone from Los

to some soul-stirring music.
The Quartet then pulled out all the
stops in their encore -the most unique
version of James Brown's "I Feel
Good." Not exactly their best technical
effort of the evening, the classic was
instead a crowd favorite that was en-
joyed by all.
Certainly, the Quartet made some
mistakes - it's not exactly easy to
improvise jazz, gospel or blues or*~
strings. But the fun that was had erased
any shred of doubt that the Uptown
String Quartet is one of the most origi-
nal and thrilling string quartets in the
nation.
Angeles, Steffon has caught that P-
Funk bug, but instead of sampling
GeorgeClinton hecreateshisown brand
of funk with Rhythm D. The result i
good; commence to head-bobbin' be-
cause he fills out the digital synths with
a few real nice Twin Hypesque bass
lines and prominent drums.
Most ofthe album isjust forrockin'
parties, but there are a few stand-out
tracks like "Frost Bit" (an African-
American kid in the suburbs) and
"Young and Trippin" (being young
and trippin'). His flow is not anything
spectacular, but it is surprising. He is ar@
Eazy-E project and not frontin' on the
violent life. All in all, not anything
spectacular, but it's solid and creative
enough to have some longevity.
- Dustin Howes

By BRIAN WISE
When Wolfgang Sawallisch be-
came the music director of the Phila-
delphia Orchestra just over a year ago,
there was a lot of speculation over the
direction in which he would lead this
world-class ensemble. Would the
The P01depha
Orchestra
Hill Auditorium
October 18, 1994
Munich-based conductor bring the
Germanic musical sensibilities of tech-
nical polish and precision to the en-
semble? Would he create a vastly dif-
ferent sound than his Italian predeces-
sor, Riccardo Muti? In a program of
Brahms, Strauss, and Schumann, Tues-
day night at Hill Auditorium,
Sawallisch elicited a refinement that
was highly German.in approach, yet
the performance expressed a romantic
depth that was the stamp of a great

American orchestra.
The opening measures of Brahms'
Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Op.56a were a bit tentative, but the
woodwinds quickly focused their sound
and delivered a pleasing blend of deli-
cacy and nobility. Each of the eight
variations had its own unique charac-
ter, whether suggesting a wild hunt as
in the sixth variation, or a graceful
dance as in number seven. In many
ways, the Haydn Variations were ide-
ally suited to the lush Philly sound,
given the piece's evocative sonorities
and subtle interplay of woodwind and
string color.
While Brahms used Haydn as a
model in his Variations, Mozart seemed
to have been in mind when Strauss
composed his Oboe Concerto in 1945.
It's rather remarkable how such a well-
mannered "konzertstuck" could have
been borne out of the turmoil of Nazi
Germany at the end of the WWII.
Principal oboe and soloist Richard
Woodhams gave an elegant and nu-
anced performance of the concerto.
The repeated ornamental figures that
serve to unify the piece - whether as

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Philadelphia Orchestra stays strong.

gentle sighs or brisk declarations -
were well at his command. The or-
chestra was reduced in size for this
piece, and was generally well-balanced
and coordinated with Woodhams.
Sawallisch's account of the Second
Symphony by Schumann was equally
solid and detailed. The few impreci-
sions that would momentarily creep uO
- a cracked horn entrance, some strain
in the high registers of the violins -
were harnessed by the maestro's ca-
pacity to instantly communicate with
the musicians. At one point in the third
movement, sensing that the trills in the
violins were stepping on the wood-
wind melody, Sawallisch gave a signal
that brought an immediate equilibrium.
Tempos were periodically on the fast
side, but nonetheless flexible, seeming
to emphasize the heroic struggle that
the symphony embodies.
After a concert of fairly conserva-
tive repertoire, the orchestra cut loose
with, of course, one of the most cel-
ebrated pieces in orchestral literature,
"Hail to the Victors." After a ten-year
absence from Ann Arbor, the Philadel-
phia had obviously not lost its touch.

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