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June 16, 1989 - Image 8

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Star Trek 5 beams
up to the Big Guy
BY TONY SILBER directed Star Trek 3 and 4 ). Does
Rejoice, all Trekkies! The fifth that mean that Star Trek 9 will be
installment of the Star Trek directed by Mr. Chekhov? Whatever
motion picture series has arrived in the case, don't expect any bold
our galaxy. changes - Shatner is out to play it
And what began as a small cult safe here.
following of a television series In Part 5, the gang is sent off to
from twenty years ago has grown a planet in the distant neutral zone
into a black hole of movie-going to quell an uprising which has
dollars. Star Trek V: The Final taken hostage the representatives of
Frontier reunites the all-too-famil- the United Federation of Planets
iar crew of the Enterprise for yet (that's us), the Klingons (the loath-
another unbelievable space adven- some villians), and the Romulans
ture brought to you by the special (neutrals who look like Vulcans).
effects department at Paramount The leader of the rebellion is
Pictures. This fifth addition to the. Sybok (Laurence Luckinbill), a
Trekkie legacy is for the most part Vulcan who was kicked off his
a good dose of thoughtless enter- planet for wanting to be more
tainment... but something essential human. No one is suprised to find
is, missing. out that he is, in fact, a relative of
William Shatner (Captain Kirk) Mr. Spock's. Sybok hijacks the
becomes the second crew member Enterprise and sets off with the
to direct a big-screen version of the whole crew in a quest to find the
memorable series (Leonard Nimoy idea of God in the universe; his
See Trekky, 0..10

A hot musical recipe
Cajun squeeze-box rockers to spice up scene
BY ARI SCHNEIDER
Finals will be over soon, and I'll
bet you want to spice up your life
after the drudgery of studying for
hours. Well, I have just the recipe
for you - a Cajun recipe, to be
exact. First, take a large chunk of
Louisiana back-country music. Then,
mix it with a touch of soul, blue-
grass, country, jazz and rock - and
fire all it up with some hearty accor-
dion melodies. The result will be
what Ann Arbor has to offer over the
next two weekends.
Since the introduction of French-
Louisiana culture into the American
mainstream through movies such as
The Big Easy and Angel Heart, to.the
point of national companies offering
Cajun-flavored potato chips, the
region's music has been gaining
steam on the American music scene.
In particular, zydeco has become a
very hot genre of American music. Lousiana's Terrence Simien, who was featured in The Big Easy, is one
Next Friday and Saturday, June of three accordion-playing vocalists whose bands bring the craze of
23rd & 24 (rain or shine), The Frog zydeco music's folky, Creole style to Ann Arbor at the month's end
Island Zydeco, Blues, and Jazz
Festival will expand for the first in the French of the Creole South). fiddle, triangle and guitar are charac-
time in its eight-year history to in- After a free-lance writer heard her and teristic of the French Cajun tradition;
dlude this hot and spicy music along wrote her up in The San Francisco the bass, washboard and drums typi-
with the soulful and cooler tunes of Chronicle, Guillory has come to be cal of Afro-American music.
blues and jazz, under a big tent. known as Queen Ida. But the distinctive element of
Headlining this amazing lineup A native of Lake Charles, La., zydeco music is the accordion, espe-
will be the internationally known Guillory naturally turned to zydeco cially when it's played by Queen Ida.
Queen Ida's Bon Temps Zydeco music- the word derives from the While the instrument is now being
Band, featuring the Grammy award French "haricot," or snap bean, and accepted by the American public, the
winning music of Ida Guillory. She suggests a lively dance. Zydeco is , adjustmen has taken a while.
picked up her accordion about fifteen part string-band music and part "Back when I started," the Queen
years ago after giving up driving a rhythm ensemble, combining the says, people really weren't ready for
bus in San Francisco when her three waltzes, two-steps and jaunty this music, at least not in America.
children had grown up. Ida began melodies of Cajun music with a veri- The accordion has always turned the
playing with her brother's soft-rock table gumbo of other styles - no- American people off. Most people
trio and eventually formed her own tably blues, country, rock, Latin, think it's only good for oom-pah-pah
band (bon temps means "good times" bluegrass, calypso, and reggae. The See Cajun, p. 10

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