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Folk it up...

Check out English folk singer Kate
Rusby at the Ark tonight. 8 p.m.
Tickets are $16 at MUTO.

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ARTS

michigandaily.com/arts

JORDAN CATALANO SPEAKS
'Requiem for a Dream' showcases Jared Leto

By Matthew Barrett
Daily Film Editor

To many, Jared Leto will always be Jordan
Catalano, the long-haired, tortured soul that the actor
played on the short-lived television series "My So
Called Life."

Requiem
for a Dream
Starring Jared
Leto
Starts Friday
much as a hitch.

Leto, however, has moved so
far past the role that when I
asked him about the series he
feigned ignorance and respond-
ed with "What's that'?" After
some light prodding, the actor
relented and said that catching
himself as Jordan on television
is a little bit like looking at high
school photos - a mixture of
memories and thanks for the
fact that he's moved on.
And has he ever moved on
- Leto has made the some-
what difficult transition from
television to film without so
Since the end of "My So Called

Courtesy of Verve
Middle-aged funkster John Scofield plays at the Majestic Theater with Vernon Reid tonight.
Scofield, Vernon Reid
rngh six-strin funk
tontight a teMajestic

Life" Leto has worked steadily in movies rangmgn0
from "Prefontaine" to "Urban Le(,end" to "Girl,
Interrupted.'
[or his latest role, a part in writer-director Darren
Aronofsky's new film. "Requiem for a Dream;' Leto
dropped 25 pounds and lived on the streets of New
York City to capture the essence of his character,
Harry, a small time drug dealer who begins to lose his
grip on life and his girlfriend as he falls further into
his drug addiction.
Leto was first attracted to the project by the chance
to work with Aronofsky and the director's script. "I
read the script and it was a really fantastic script with
a great director involved so I wanted to get involved
with the movie," Leto said.
Leto said that the experience of working with
Aronofsky was somewhat similar to teaming up with
director David Fincher for the film "Fight Club."
"He's (Aronofsky) a lot like Fincher. That's the easi-
est comparison. They're both amazing craftsman and

By Christian Hoard
Daily Arts Writer
John Scofield is arguably the most
recognized guitarist in contemporary
jazz - which is strange, since, by
his own admission, he doesn't really
play jazz. "I'm not a quote-unquote
jazz guy," Scofield said. "What I'm
playing couldn't exist without jazz,
but it has elements of funk and rock,
too."
If his last two records are any indi-
cation, that's true: For A Go Go

John
Scofield/
Vernon Reid
Majestic Theater
Tonight at 8 p.m.

(1998) and this
year's Bump,
S c o f i e I d
dropped his
more traditional
jazz sound in
favor of laid-
back, New-
Orleans-sty le
funk. Though
both records
give a nod to
Scofield's con-
siderable guitar
chops, both are
also groove-

the source of his revitalized sound.
Early in his career, Scofield leaned
toward the noodly, top-heavy fusion-
style of funk that Miles Davis all but
invented on his seminal Bitches Brew
album.
Scofield's current funk sound is
greasier and more relaxed than ever
before and owes more to old-school
funk outfits like the Meters than to
jazz-funk artists like Davis or Herbie
Hancock. "It's more of a New
Orleans thing," Scofield said:
"These guys I play with now, they're
[funk] purists."
The re-vamped sound has helped
Scofield attract younger fans. who
would rather to pack into bigger
venues with large dance floors than a
sit down at a jazz club. "There's def-
initely been a decision to reach a
younger audience," Scofield said. "1
Lve it when people dance.-
Scofield has also reeled in
younger fans by embracing the jam
band scene, with which he's been
frequently associated in recent years,
having appeared on stage with mem-
bers of Deep Banana Blackout,
Gov't Mule and MMW.
That's strange company for a man
who made his mark as a sideman for
jazz legends like Charlie Mingus and
Miles Davis. Of course, with such an
extensive background in more tradi-
tional jazz, Scofield hasn't entirely
eschewed that part of his repertoire.
"We've been playing a lot from
Bump and A Go Go lately," Scofield
said. "But there are some oldies,
too."
Co-headlining Wednesday's show
is former Living Colour guitarist
Vernon Reid, whose fingers are just
as nimble as Scofield's and who's
just as ambitious when it comes to
blending genres, as is evident on the
wildly-diverse Mistaken Identity,
Reid's lone solo album. Though
Wednesday's show will mark the
first time Reid and Scofield have
ever shared a bill, Scofield said that
he chose Reid as a co-headliner out
of "mutual respect."

Museum of Art teams
up with Kelsey for
new 'Pompeii' exhibit

By Rosemary Metz
Daily Arts Writer

heavy and eminently danceable
not bad for a guy who looks more
like an accountant than a musician.
Part of the reason those two
records are so hip-shakingly funky is
the cadre of young New York musi-
cians that Scofield chose to record
them with.
On A Go Go, Scofield was backed
by the ultra-hip organ trio Medeski
Martin and Wood; for Bump,
Scofield chose among New York's
finest funk 'n' rollers, including
bassist Tony Scherr and drummer
Kenny Wollesen of the Sex Mob,
Soul Coughing's Mark De Gli Antoni
and MMW's Chris Wood.
"I change musicians a lot, com-
pared to some guys," Scofield said.
"And New York is still the best place
to find young jazz musicians."
Though New York might be the
source of Scofield's personnel,
Scofield credits the Crescent City as

The clever juxtapositioning of
scenes, statuary and drawings
heighten the sense of mystery in the
current show at
the University
Museunl of Art:
"The Villa of
The Villa of the Mysteries in
the Mysteries Pompeii."
in Pompeii From the ini-
Museum of Art tial sight of the
ThroughNov.19,2000 head of
Bacchus, with
finely chiseled
detail of face
and hair, to the
vivid, energetic
D i o n y s i a c
i-mural with
satVrs and
young women, the exhibit is rivet-
ing.
Maria Borosso, the Italian artist
and muralist, painted this recon-
struction of the Pompeian mural on
a commission from Prof. Francis
Kelsey between 1925-27.
The mural erupts in vibrant reds
and scarlets. The border details are
carefully rendered. Tiny cupids,

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Logan's national reputation as a pre-
mier chiropractic college is due in large
part to faculty members like Dr. Ralph
Filson.
In his private practice, Dr. Filson acts
as consulting doctor of chiropractic to
the St. Louis Cardinals and the>&
World Champion St. Louis Rams. x
In both capacities, Dr. Filson treats

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