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Mustard Plug ...
The ska band plays at the
Blind Pig tonight. 10 p.m.
$8 ($10 under 21).


APRIL 12, 2002 8


Blackstone to direct
final Glee Club show

By Jamie Freedman
Daily Arts Writer
Dr. Jerry Blackstone, director of the Universi-
ty's Men's Glee Club, will direct the group for
the last time in its 142nd Annual Spring Concert

this Saturday.
This will be the
Glee Club's final
concert in Hill Audi-
torium before it clos-
es for a two-year
renovation. A special
program has been
chosen with featured
guests from the Glee
Club's past, present
and future.
With mixed feel-

aR E E
At Hill Auditorium
Tomorrow at 8p.m.
University Musical Society

ings, Blackstone will step down from his posi-
tion after 14 years. Beginning next year he will

take on different<
responsibilities inr
the School of
Music, such as con-
ducting the School
of Music's fall
opera and teaching
new courses in
choral literature.^
This will be in
addition to con-
ducting one of theL
School of Music's
choirs and teaching
conducting classes,
both of which he
has been doing for
several years.
Blackstone has :
taken the Glee Club
on tour throughout
Asia, Eastern and The Men's Glee Club in full dress
Central Europe,
South America and Australia. Also interested in
working with younger singers, Blackstone con-
ducts the University's All-State High School
Choir and Chamber Singers during the summer
at the Interlochen Center for the Arts.
During the academic year, he conducts the
Michigan Youth Chamber Singers, an ensemble of
highly talented singers from all over Michigan.
Beginning next fall, Professor Stephen Lus-
mann will take over as Director of the Men's
Glee Club.
Lusmann has been a member of the voice
faculty at the University of Michigan since
1999, coming out west from New York City.
He has performed as a guest soloist with the
Men's Glee Club and will conduct a Beethoven
piece at this spring's concert.
The 142nd Annual Spring Concert will be a
special performance for Glee Clubbers both
past and present.
The program is a mix of past favorites and
brand new works, including an Argentinean
piece given to the Glee Club during their trip to

esting relationship with
the Michigan music
scene adds another
wrinkle tonight with JIMM
their concert in Mt. .1W
Clemens. Tempe's own
rock stars were sched- Emerald
uled to play St. Mt. C
Andrews on Sept. 11
but canceled due to the Doorsa
unexpected events of S
that day. Jimmy made
up that show in December just a few
days after opening for Tenacious D
and Weezer in Kalamazoo.
Last year's unexpected blow up in
popularity of Jack Black and the D
plus Weezer's triumphant return
after a four year hiatus helped
Jimmy Eat World increase their own
visibility on the music scene. Their
first single "The Middle" earned
decent rotation on MTV and even
creaped its way onto TRL. This was
partially due to its shameless images
of teenagers partying in their under-
wear but no one can overlook the
catchy guitar hooks and musical tal-
ent most MTV artists currently lack.


Jimmy Eat World has
quickly developed a
reputation for high
EAT intensity performances
that avoid visual tricks
LLD to deter attention from
heater in the rock they so enjoy.
mens JEW showcased their
energetic presence on
6 p.m. last weekend's Saturday
Night Live. Performing
the heavily played "The
Middle" and fan favorite "Sweet-
ness," the sound was garage-like and
slightly out of tune but the crowd
screamed wildly, reacting to the
heavy guitars and lively charisma of
lead singer Jim Adkins and band-
Doors are unusually early tonight,
opening at six, and the Plain White
Tees are the only opener. However,
any fan's night will be more than
complete and fun filled thanks to
Jimmy's usual hour and an half set
which mixes the new with the old
favorites as well, from their Clarity
and Static Prevails EP's.

Pop rockers Jimmy
Eat World to rock
Mt Clemens tonight
By Todd Weiser The single's success lead to
Daily Arts Writer increased sales for last year's Bleed
American EP which garnered early
Jimmy Eat World's short but inter- criticism for its misunderstood title.

South America.
Professor Randall Reid-Smith, also a mem-
ber of the voice faculty, will be the featured
soloist in a set of selections from Broadway
Musicals. The Friars will also perform several a
cappella songs and show off their unique brand
of humor and colorful socks.
And, as always, the program will include a
collection of Michigan songs. Howard Wad-
kins, past accompanist for the Glee Club for
many years, will join the Glee Club in the tra-
ditional rendition of "Varsity and the Vic-
tors." Wadkins now works at the Metropolitan
Opera in New York as an accompanist and
vocal coach.
Senior and three-year Glee Club member
Michael Steelman said, "Not only is this a spe-
cial concert for Dr. Blackstone and the graduat-
ing seniors, but special also for many of the
younger Glee Clubbers who will be singing in
Hill Auditorium for the last time."
Glee Club concerts will be given in Rackham
Auditorium after it reopens this fall.


Courtesy of UMS

Dr. Jerry Blackstone, no relation to Harry.

Sinisstar to join Ozzfest tour this summer

By Sonya Sutherland
Daily Arts Writer
After the alleged Limp Bizkit
Guitar Center Guitarist Search
scandal, in which
Limp Bizkit is not
only accused of
already having hired
a female guitarist SINI
replacement prior toA
the whole "search" The Stat
process, but also of
stealing un-copy- Apr
righting guitar riffs
from aspiring contestants, it's hard
to trust anything that comes out of
the Durst camp.

At a time when simply "the
music" doesn't necessarily speak
for itself, and label-based imaging
has paved the new path for this
'decades music scene, the recent


te Theater
glance at

surgence in goth-rock
is not entirely sur-
prising, considering
the market for bands
looking like they
maxed out the corpo-
rate card at Hot Topic
has become some-
what of a gold mine.
With a quick
Sinisstar, it's more than

understandable that one might
quickly right off the band as noth-

ing more than a third generation
rip off of the darker trend a la
Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch
Dreadlocks, fishnets, and plat-
form boots usually serve as eye
candy, distracting the audience's
attention and masking the fact that
on stage there is nothing in the
least bit musical going pn.
As these boys proved Wednes-
day night, opening for Rocker leg-
end Rob Zombie, there is more to
Sinisstar than meets the eye.
Actually taking the time to com-
pose their own songs with gen-
uinely musical attributes, as
opposed to the formulaic verse,
slight key change for chorus,
verse structure that can be found
in any top ten list, Sinisstar does
more than simply look good on
Combining a retro '80s big gui-
tar sound with the modern marvel
of electronic based programming
might sound like a bad idea, con-
sidering the darker influences that
reigns over Sinisstar's musical
Fortunately, since their endeavor
was tackled with the correct
acoustic precision, the result is
more than marvelous.
Its about time for bands to actu-
ally have someone who can sing
occupying the position of singer,
and as for edgy he more than fits
the bill, sticking with vocalization
as opposed to screeching, leaving
the hoarse grunts up to back up
screamer Shadow.
. Revisiting the greater tirhes of
old, China lays it down with
incredible speed and proficiency
on the guitar; doing more than the
usual three chord, drop d combi-
nations that have become the sadly
excepted norm of today's radio
They are able to rip through a

Courtesy of Dreamworks
Hey, don't write them off yet.
Entertainment News

Courtesy of Geften
Rock star and ex-male nurse Zombie.
45 minute set and still manage to
captivate an audience that couldn't
give two shits about the opening
It's no wonder that despite the
fact Sinisstar's debut album,
Future Shock, has yet to be
released, they mantged to not only
open for Zombie, but secured
future slots with Static-X and even
possibly this summer's Ozzfest,
which kicks off on July 6.
Rob Zombie is filling the spot
left empty by Chris Cornell and
the remaining members of Rage
Against the Machine since the
group broke up.

FAMILIES OF SEPT. 11 - "Star Wars:
Episode II - Attack of the Clones,"
which wil scheduled to open nation-
wide on May 16, will premiere at the
close of the Tribeca Film Festival on
May 12. There will be two screenings
for the families of the victims of Sept.
11, and there will be another screen-
ing earlier that day to benefit the
Children's Aid Society. "As a father
and filmmaker, it is my pleasure to
offer the film in support of the chil-
dren of New York City," said George
Lucas. The Tribeca Film Festival was
founded by Robert DeNiro and Jane
The Wachowski
brothers and
Warner Bros. have
cast Nona Gaye to
play the role that
Aaliyah was set to
play before she
died last year. The . l
role of Zee, which
will be introduced
in "The Matrix
Reloaded" and
will be expanded
in the final film in
the trilogy, "The The Coen Bros. ont



Matrix Revolutions," which will be
released in the summer and fall of
2003. The films are being filmed
simultaneously so they can be
released within a matter of months of
each other.
FEATURE FILM - Joel and Ethan Coen
have begun casting for their next proj-
ect, "Intolerable Cruelty," which is
scheduled to be released some time in
2003. The story is about divorce attor-
ney Miles Massey (George Clooney)
falls in love with the wife of one of
his clients, Marilyn Rexroth (Cather-
ine Zeta-Jones).

Courtesy o1Gefen

Courtesy o ui rois
the set of "The Man Who Wasn't There."

Thesse guyss are Sinisstar.

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The tragic story of the trial and lynching of a Northern
Jew wrongly accused of killing a young Atlanta girl.



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