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2B - The Michigan Daily - Weekend, etc Magazine - Thursday, October 7, 1999
WEBSITE OF THE WEEK
www.h otmail .com
No one talks of Web-based e-mail without thinking of Hotmail. The service allows the user to check all of their different
emails accounts, as well as their hotmail.com address. The Website packs advanced e-mail client features - filtering and
storage of messages -and even views html pages in messages. Now part of the Microsoft Network (MSN), Hotmail is
integrated with the MSN Messenger program, allowing users to communicate in real-time with online friends. The biggest
boon of the service is accesibility - an Internet connection and a browser guarantees the users e-mail access.
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Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St. 4:30 &
9:30 p.m. $5.50.
The Killing (1956) Stanley Kubrick's classic
crime film about a race track heist. Nat. Sci. 7
& 10 p.m. $4, $5 dbl.
Early International Avant Garde A new film
series about different types of filmmaking.
Shorts "Ballet Mechanique" and "Ghost
Before Breakfast" will screen. MLB 4. 8 p.m.
Free.
Rope (1948) One of Hitchcock's best films
about gay lovers staging a dinner party with
their murder victim's parents and fiance in the
same room as the hidden body. Nat. Sci. 8:30
p.m. $4, $5 dbl.
MUSIC
Zrazy A mix of folk, jazz, and blues from this
engaging group from Dublin, Ireland. Detroit
Women's Coffeehouse. First Unitarian
Universalist Church, Detroit. 8 p.m.. $10-15.
313-832-5888
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Geniuses of
Americana-rock roll through on their "Echo
Tour." Palace of Auburn Hills. 8 p.m.,
$39.50, $49.40. 248-377-0100
Solid Frog Original modern rock from Saline.
Blind Pig. 10 p.m., $5
Dev Singh Songwriter and multi-instrumental-
ist jams out blues and folk music. Espresso
Royale Caffe, Main Street. 8 p.m., free.
THEA TER
Escape from Happiness See Thursday. 8 p.m.
Polly Puts Her Foot Down 7 p.m.
Wide Open Floor Basement Arts hosts one of
their periodic open mic nights. You never know
you might run into. Even you. Um... Arena
Theater, Frieze Building. 11 p.m. Free.
As Bees in Honey Drown See Thursday. 8
p.m.
Three Tall Women See Thursday. 8 p.m.
ALTERNATIVES
Alumni Art Shov# See Thursday. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Her Favorite Thigs Funk, rock, jazz, a little
something for everybody. This performance will
be recorded for an upcoming live release. The
Ark. 7:30 p.m. $11. 734-761-1451.
Roots One of the most original hip-hop outfits
around. A must-see. Pease Auditorium,
Ypsilanti. 734-487-2282.
Tangerine Trousers How come you got to be so
nervous, man? Chill out and listen to smooth
acoustic pop from this Ferndale-based group.
Arbor Brewing Co. 9 p.m. Free.
THEATER
Escape from Happiness See Thursday. 2 p.m.
Evening of Scenes 8 p.m.
As Bees in Honey Drown See Thursday. 2
p.m.
Three Tali Women See Thursday. 2 p.m.
ALTERNATIVES
An Irish Evening: Poetry, Music and Song
Caitlin Lynchj1erfssms a1G11gWitWEvan
Chambers and Friends. Poets Thomas Lynch,
Richard Tillinghast and Jessie Lendennie will
read at this benefit for Ireland's Salmon
Publishing. 8 p.m. Kerrytown Concert House,
415 N. Fourth Ave. 769-2999. $15, $5 for stu-
dents.
Docent Tour See Thursday. 2 p.m.
Alumni Art Show See Thursday. 11 a.m.-4
p.m.
Seamus Deane The author of "Reading in the
Dark" reads from his book. Borders. 7:00 p.m.
Robert Creeley and Edward Sanders As part
of the Alternative Press Symposium, the
authors read from their works of poetry.
Rackham Ampitheatre. 7:30 p.m.

By Christopher Tkaczyk
Daily Arts Writer
All eyes of the opera world will
turn towards Chicago this weekend as
"A View from the Bridge," a new
opera composed by Music Prof.
William Bolcom, will have its world
premiere Saturday, Oct, 9 on the stage
of the Civic Opera House. The opera
is based upon the 1955 play from
Arthur Miller, the 1938 University
alum who wrote the classic "Death of
a Salesman."
Bolcom is the University's Ross Lee
F i n n e y
Distinguished
University
Professor of A View from
Music, and
heads thie the Bridge
School of Lyric Opera of
Music's Chicago
department of Oct. 9 - Nov. 5
composition.
'He earned a
Pulitzer Prize
in 1988 for
solo piano
composition,
and most
recently composed the musical back-
drop for "illuminata," the new film by
John Turturro.
With Miller's assistance, Bolcom
and New York librettist Arnold
Weinstein began work on the opera in
1995 after being commissioned by the
Lyric Opera of Chicago. The commis-
sion was the second for Bolcom,
whose "McTeague," which premiered
in 1994, was the first in the Lyric's
decade-long commitment to produc-
ing three brand new American works.
Anthony Davis' "Amistad" appeared
in 1997, and "View" will serve as the
final commission in the series.
Bolcom was first commissioned to
write "McTeague" after Lyric's then-
general director Ardis Krainik heard
his musical adaptation of William
Blake's "Song of Innocence and
Experience."
Turning "A View from the Bridge"
into an opera was first suggested to
Bolcom by Bruno Bartoletti, the for-
mer music director of the Lyric.
"The play comes from an actual
incident that Arthur heard about,"
Bolcom said. "A family member was
betrayed to immigration. At the time

there were immigrants known as sub-
marines who were smuggled into the
country."
"A View from the Bridge" tells the
story of Eddie Carbone, an Italian-
American immigrant living in
Brooklyn's Redhook longshoreman's
district who harbors submarines in his
house and whose lust for his niece
leads to vicious betrayal.
Turning a play into an opera is a
daunting task, Bolcom agreed, but
because of the solid structure of
Miller's play, the transference worked
well.
"The whole
thing was a
c ha lle ng e," i
Bolcom said.a
"Wahen people
P uc c in i's -
operas, they
forget that they
were made 1
from successful
plays - hit
plays from his Prof. William Bolcom
time."
"A View from the Bridge" is still a
hit play, after Roundabout Theater
Company wowed audiences in 1997
with a highly successful revival in
Manhattan. The production was
awarded a Tony Award for Best
Revival of a Play, and Anthony
LaPaglia received Tony honors as Best
Actor in a Play for his performance as
Eddie Carbone. Miller's "Death of a
Salesman" recently celebrated its 50th
anniversary with a successful
Broadway revival that was honored
with four 1999 Tony Awards.
"Arthur's plays are going to be
played a long time into the future,"
Bolcom said.
"The only way I could write the
opera is with Arthur and Arnold to
remake (the play) into an operatic
text," Bolcom said. "We went back to
a pared down version of the play that
Arthur had written in 1955, so the
details could be suppressed."
For the opera, some of the smaller
characters were added to the chorus,
including Alfieri, the lawyer character
who serves as Ike play's narrator. In
the opera, however, Alfieri is the
leader of the chorus.
See BOLCOM, Page 118

courtesy of valerie Trucchia
Pianist Myra Melford is the leader of
the band. Granted, there's only two
other guys in it, but it'll be at Edgefest.
Sunday
CAMPUS CINEMA
Babe: Pig In The City See Sat. 10 & 11 a.m.
Quest For Camelot See Sat. 10 & 11 a.m.
The Cameraman (1928) Buster Keaton's film
about trying to be a newsreel cameraman.
Michigan Theater Screening Room, 603 E.
Liberty St. 3 p.m. $4.
My Life So Far See Sat. 4:30, 7, 9:30 p.m.
Lovers On The Bridge See Fri. 6:30 & 9 p.m.
MUSIC
Tricky Behold the smoky, moody sounds of the
trip-hop master. Clutch Cargo's, Pontiac. 8
p.m. $16.50. 24&-333-2362.

Monday
CAMPUS CINEMA
Lovers On The Bridge See Fri. 6:30 & 9 p.m.
My Life So Far See Sat. 7 & 9:30 p.m.

Master thespians Molly S
second installment of the
Dare to Dream." The mov
MUSIC
"Acoustic Open Mic" Probabl
should be able to figure withot
expert analysis. Hosted by Ch
Room. 9:30 p.m. Free.
The Sachal Vassadani Group
when serious jazz runs smack
Campus? Tune in tomorrow. L
764-7544.
Jammin' Dis Turntables, beat
other sorts of illness. Rick's.
734-996-2747.
ALTERNATIVES
Alumni Art Show See Thursda
Ann Waldman and Ron Padge
Alternative Press Symposium,
from their works of poel
Ampitheatre. 7:30 p.m.
Tuesda
CAMPUS CINEMA
Lovers On The Bridge See. Fri.
My Life So Far See Sat. 7 & 9
MUSIC
"Blind Pig Showcase Night" FE
Arbor's favorite party-ska band
Punch, along with Lost Cause,
Centrifuge-1108 Thugz 4-Life.
p.m. Free.
Echo & The Bunnymen Vetera
Clutch Cargo's, Pontiac. 8 p.r
333-2362.
Los Fabulosos Cadillacs High
Espaniol, with awesome specia
Groove. Do you like to rock?
Hall, Detroit. 7:30 p.m. 313-9(
ALTERNATIVES
Alumni Art Show See Thursda
Nicholas Sparks The author
Remember" reads from his boo
p.m.

Courtesy of MCA Records
Yes, this is one guy who knows it's good to be king, because he's Tom Petty and he's coming to town. Playing Saturday with the
Heartbreakers, Petty is not only a hot ticket at the Palace, but he's one guy you can be sure didn't sleep his way to the top.

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