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188 - e Michigan Daily Week d Maazine -Thursday, ptember 19, 1996


A weekly list of who's where,
what's happening and why you
1S T ' need to be there ...

The Michigan Daily WeekenI Mai
Cover Story
In-line skating offers fitness, tran

Karl Newhouse Ann Arbor's own singer-song-
writer who will be playing tunes from her
upcoming CD, "Playing Juliet." The Ark. 8
p.m. $8.75 at the door.
Getaway Cruiser The newest band made up of
members of whirlingRoad and the Bucket.
Blind Pig.
Jawbone Rock originals from this Grand
Rapids band. Rick's.
Moxy Fruvous With special guests Big Rude
Jake. 7th advance. Doors at 8 p.m.
The Monster (1994) Roberto Benigni is a
landscape gardener who is accused of being a
sex-crazed serial killer. Mich 7 p.m.
Purple Noon (1960) Alain Delon stars in this
re-release of the French film based on Patricia
Highsmith's novel, "The Incredible Mr. Ripley."
Mich 9:20 p.m.
Rashomon (1950) This Japanese film with
English subtitles details an incident along a
road in 9th-Century Japan, as seen by differ-
ent perspectives of the people involved. Mich


RFD Boys Bluegrass quintet plays at the Ark.
8 p.m. $8.75 at door.
Slot, Easy Action, Forge An evening of indie
rock, Detroit metal and R&B at the Blind Pig.

First Light
at Rick's.

Catch some reggae from Cleveland

about her book "Moving On," a step-by-step
plan on making it after graduation. Borders.
7:30 p.m. Free.
Nicholas Delbanco and Alan Cheuse They w ill
read from "Talking Horse: Bernard Malamud
on Life and Work," a literary tribute to their
late colleague. Shaman Drum. 8 p.m. Free.
Marc Price The comedian formerly known as
Skippy on "Family Ties" comes to Main Street
Comedy Showcase, 314 E. Liberty. 8 p.m.
Hal Ketchum In the mood for some country?
See Hal Ketchum at the Ark. 7:30 and 9:30
p.m. $17.50 in advance at Schoolkids' or call
Botfly, Poignant Plecostomus Funk rock from
East Lansing and boogie jam from Ann Arbor.
What more could one want? Blind Pig.

By Melanie Cohen
Daily Arts Writer
As I turned the corner onto my street,
I slammed on the brakes to avoid hitting
any of three figures who were
rollerblading. This instance is probably
not foreign to you.
Not a day passes that we don't see,
dodge or almost crash into an in-line
skater in Ann Arbor. In-line skating -
popularly referred to by one brand
name, Rollerblading - has become

one of the most prolific sports at the,
University. Perhaps that is because our
cement- and street-infested campus is a
perfect area for the sport.
In-line skating has evolved into many
forms ranging from roller hockey to
extreme skating. All forms exist on
campus in varying degrees. Jon
McPartlin, manager of State Street
Sports, said most people buy or rent
skates for basic recreation and fitness.
"We do get a fair amount of kids here

that are interested in the aggressive line
of skates for jumps and things, but it
seems like these are mostly high school
kids," McPartlin said. "The majority of
our customers get their skates for fit-
ness, as they are tired of the traditional
style of exercise."
Ray Borduin, LSA senior and certi-
fied in-line instructor, agrees that the in-
line scene at the University is mostly
"There are hockey players that meet at

5 p.m.


Brian Lillie, Lisa Hunter Two local songwriters
play tunes from their new CDs, "Waking Up In
Traffic" and "Solid Ground," respectively. 9:30
p.m. Cava Java. $3.
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult The Sanctum
welcomes the Infernal X-press Tour. Doors at
8 p.m.
Mephiskapheles With special guests the Big
Blue Meanies and Fat Axis. 6:30 p.m. The
Life of Brian (1979) A classic in the Monty
Python tradition. Mich 11 p.m.
Murmur of the Heart (1971) French director
Louis Malle's film about a teenage boy who is
taken to a health spa by his mother, stimulat-
ing his interest in girls. Nat Sci 7 and 9:15
Walking and Talking (1996) Catherine
Keener and Anne Heche star as two friends
trying to keep their friendship through adult-
hood. Mich 7 and 9 p.m.
Annie Well-known musical staged by the
Pickney Players at Pickney High. Jane Tasche
Theater, M-36 at McGregor. 7:30 p.m. $8/$6
stu. (810) 220-9332.
Goodnight Irene See Thursday. 8 p.m.
My Favorite Year See Thursday. 8 p.m.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor
Dreamcoat See Thursday. 8 p.m.
Jessica Fein The University alum speaks


Goodnight Irene World premiere of University
Prof. Ari Roth's new play. Performance
Network, 408 W. Washington, $12/$9 stu. 8
p.m. 663-0681.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor
Dreamcoat Andrew Lloyd Webber's first musi-
cal is back in Detroit. Fox Theater, 2211
Woodward Ave. $10 to $57.50. 1 and 8 p.m.
My Favorite Year Based on the motion picture
of the same name, this musical kicks off the
Ann Arbor Civic Theater's new season. Civic
Playhouse, 2275 Platt. 8 p.m. $12/$11 stu.
Ron lieber and Colin Hall They will speak about
their book "Taking Time Off," a guide to academic
downtime. Shaman Drum. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Elbel, there are the punk high
skater kids that do the tricks
people are just getting to clas:
exercise," Borduin said. "A
don't see much trick skating
see that a lot more people are
the trick aspect of it. I know
man year there were barely a
skaters on the streets, so it ha
little more popular and I doi
that's good or bad."
Many community colleges
grams that teach in-line
Borduin teaches skating at S
college in Livonia. Borduin
of his students are adults.
"The crowds we teach a
middle-aged. This is main]
young people are just a lot t
so they don't need lessons
comfortable and confident
then you're not going to fal
have to get over the fear."
Many in-line skaters are r
to just skate around. These
quently visit Elbel Field to
hockey. Elbel is crow
rollerbladers and
their hockey sticks
nearly all the time,
especially in sum- ays
mer. These roller
hockey players
usually don't play
in a traditional Stag'
fashion. The game
is quite similar to j
"pick up" basket- Nock
ball. WiIIi
Jeremy Zivitz, a
University gradu- V..19
ate andresident of t
Ann Arbor, said he ......
never dug the rollerblade thins
was too trendy. He did, how
an affinity for roller hocke
"There's a parking lot at
where everyone goes and plays
ey. Its like a trashy kind of hoc
fun. I used to play IM ice hocke
much more organized and inc
much higher level of skill" Zi
played with a lot of local kids
and now the band practices intl
makes it pretty difficult."
Zivitz said he loves pla
hockey and skating all over
his friends. However, he does
high tolerance for trick skatit
"What I don't like aboul
trick rollerbladers is that ti
attention to form and how th+
opposed to power skaters lil<
As a result of the explosio
skating all over campus,

East Lansing's party band comes to

Reverend Horton Heat This Texas band really
knows how to have a good time with spankings
and "psychobilly" music. The Sanctum. 8 p.m.
Robert Bradley's Black Water Surprise Feel
like doing some street singin'? Come see this
show at St. Andrew's Hall. 9 p.m. $7 in
Carried Away (1996) Amy Irving and Dennis
Hopper deal with the dilemmas of stale love in
the adaption of Jim Harrison's novel,
"Farmer." Mich 5 p.m.
Walking and Talking See Friday. Mich 7:15
and 9:15 p.m.
Goodnight Irene See Thursday. 8 p.m.
My Favorite Year See Thursday. 8 p.m.
Annie See Friday. 7:30 p.m.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor
Dreamcoat See Thursday. 2 and 8 p.m.

Rollerbiader Ray Borduin leaps behind Ann Arbor resident Virginia Mathews. Mathews, whose children are learning to
roilerbiade, says that the sport is great "If they're sensible."


Weekend Magazine Editors:

Greg Parker

Weekent Magazine Photo Editor: Bohdan Damian Cap.
Writers: Dean Bakopoulos, Anita Chik, Melanie Cohen, Jennif<
M. Kemp, Stephanie Jo Klein, Jen Petlinski, Ryan Posly and N
Photographers: Jennifer Bradley-Swift, Mark Friedman, Margaret

Cover photograph by Warren Zinn
Daily Arts Editors: Brian A. Gnatt and Joshua Rich.

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