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The Michigan Daily - Friday, November 13, 1998 - 9

Men to gleefully sing
n annual prom
:y LeahZolg.r U of M students, the Glee Club is an
Iaiy Arts Writer eclectic group. Rehearsals are held
Ini harmony, in sync, in Hill every Sunday and Thursday, but these
.Auditorium, the University Men's guys do more than just sing.
"Glee Club will be performing their "After rehearsal, we go out together.
:dual fall concert on Saturday. For me, Glee Club is my niche," Freed
2 Under the interim direction of said. "It's where I met some of my
Jefrey Douma, the group has had a closest friends." Freed said one of his
different experience in recent days favorite performances was last year's
while Dr. Jerry Blackstone is on sab- fall concert, "everything just fell into
batical. place, and we had just beat Ohio
"Though it has been a different State"
experience, he has done an outstanding Established in 1859, the Men's Glee
job, said Senior Glee Club President, Club was the second of its kind in
4n Freed. America, and is the oldest student
The club performs music including organization at the University. Since
classical and spiritual pieces, folk the time of its establishment, the hun-
songs, contemporary selections and of dred man group has won three first
iourse, Michigan songs in support of place prizes in the International
the mighty Blue. They will be singing Musical Eisteddfod in Llangollen,
pieces in many different languages, Wales. Having performed in South
Russian and German. "We have a America in 1996, shows were sold out
.whole new style and we're really look- in Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chili
ng forward to performing," said and Peru.
keed. Recent touring focused on the West
'With its members coming from a coast. Participating in the Rose Bowl
wide range of academic areas, and festivities in Pasedena, was a great way
auditions that are made available to all to start off the '98 season. In May, the

Looking for a few
good bands
Sam Goody is conducting a search for the best unsigned
band, and its search is coming to the Detroit area. The
name of the game, kids, is bandemonium! Bands can sub-
mit demo tapes through Nov. 23, and from these auditions
Request Magazine music critics will choose two bands
from the Detroit market, as well as two bands from each
of the other nine markets across the country. The
winners will compete head-to-head as opening acts for a
major national band in
concerts throughout January and February.
After that, the 20 semi-finalists will be cut to two, and
those two will perform at Spring Break Concerts in
Panama City, Fla. The Grand Prize winner will be chosen
in Panama City, and will receive cash, studio time and a
producer to help with the demo tape. Other prizes will
also be distributed. The judges will include a recording
label representative and a local club representative.
Bands who are interested should send their tapes to:
bandemonium!
c/o CA Marketing Group
280 Summer Street, First Floor
Boston MA 02210
Once again, tapes must be received by Nov. 23.

Courtesy of Men's Glee Club
The Men's Glee Club brings its annual Fall concert to Hill Auditorium tomorrow.

group toured the Pacific Northwest
Region, performing in Vancouver,
Seattle, Portland, Corvallis, Eugene,
Sacramento, Palo Alto and San
Francisco.
This year the club will travel to
Marine City, Traverse City, Grand
Rapids, and Windsor, in addition to
this year's East coast tour in Concord,
Boston, Providence, New York,
Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and
Gettysburg.
At the concert, the group will also
highlight its well known octet, the

Friars. They will be entertaining with
several popular tunes accented by their
unique and humorous quality.
"It should be a wonderful concert.
If your parents are visiting, show them
how cultured you are," Freed said.
"And if you're interested in singing,
we have auditions at the beginning of
each semester. Come join us."
Tickets for the Men's Glee Club's
Annual Fall concert are $5, $7, $10
and $12 and can be ordered by call-
ing 764-1448, or visiting the Hill Box
Office.

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'Samurai' director grabs attention

SAMURAI
*tnued from Page 5
ings and getting them to watch my
trailer and just totally cold calling
people, and that lead to 40 compa-
nies being interested in making the
film," Mungia said.
After that, Mungia and Falcon
had a $2 million and "Six-String"
had new life.'
With only $2 million - almost
nothing by feature film standards
- Mungia and Falcon crafted a
film that belied its budget. And that
came mostly from their approach.
"I wanted to get a real sense of
style and scope," Mungia said, and
he did this by combining the
Japanese and Hong Kong
approaches to action.
Falcon took this idea and ran
with it.
"I wanted to do stuff like in
-Hong Kong, but in a tamer way." As
result, the film does not have
much blood and landed a PG-13
rating.
After the completion of "Six-
String," the film played at the
Slamdance and South by Southwest.
film festivals, where it garnered a.
lot of critical attention.
But most notably, "Six-String"
gained the attention of Ain't It Cool
#4ews guru Harry Knowles.
Using his Website to spread the.
word on the film, Knowles created
much anticipation for "Six-String,"
and also high expectations.'
Although Mungia credits Knowles',
as "a great, great supporter of the
film," he also thinks Knowles
might have built too high an expec-
tation for "Six-String."
But despite some critical back-
lash, Mungia is quick to point out,
hat "There have been a lot of crit-k
ics that love the film."
And it's that wave of success that

Don't forget
to check out
Football
Saturday
tomorrow
before the
game.
It's the last
home game
of the year,
and the final
Football
Saturday of
the semester.
Pick up one
outside the
stadium for
all the game
stats and
player infor-
mation.

Love
Scandal
4Y
Sacrzfce
K-
Virtue
Redemption
ficr
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Sung in Italian with English supertitles
Directed by Heinar Piller * Conducted by Martin Katz
Nov. 12 - 14 at 8 pm * Nov. 15 at 2 pm * Power Center
Tickets are $18 & $14 * Students $7 with ID
League Ticket Office * Call today! 734-764-0450
UM School of Music Opera Theatre

, W M "1
Courtesy of Palm Pictures
Lance Mungla awaits the hopefl success of his film "Six-String Samuil."

Mungia and Falcon have been rid-
ing. In addition to a comic book,
"Six-String" is about to become a
TV series. Mungia said that he and
Falcon "are working on a 'Six-
String Samurai' TV show ... with
MTV or another company."
In addition to the "Six-String"
TV series, Falcon said that he and
Mungia are also developing anoth-
er TV show for which Falcon and
Mungia would serve as creators
and executive producers.
"We have ... developed (a show)
called 'The Janitor: Guardian
Protector of the Universe," which
will be a primetime cartoon.
Along with all of their TV work,
Mungia and Falcon also have sever-
al film projects in the works.
"We've got another film,"

Falcon said. " One With a Bullet,'
which is a gun play film, and John
Woo and Terrance Chang are going
to produce it for Columbia
Pictures.
"We've got another movie with
John Welles the producer of 'ER,"'
Falcon said, a film that they want to
do at Warner Bros. which is called
"Sleighing Santa," he said.
Like in "Six-String," Mungia
will direct and Falcon will star. In
addition to this, Falcon will also
play the lead in the drama comedy
"Ain't Whistling Dixie."
With all of their success, Mungia
and Falcon are poised for the big
time.
In the mean time, Mungia and
Falcon are just two guys waiting for
their piece of the spotlight.

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