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performances
F R I D A Y
Brigadista. A young activist goes to Nicaragua
only to find her American background and inner
self in conflict. Performance Network, 8 pm. $9,
$7 for students. 663-0681.
The Cwqplete Works of Wiliam Shakespeare
(Abridged).
Three actors of the Reduced Shakespeare Co.
promise to butcher 37 of the Bard's ays in less
than two fast-paced, humorous hours. Michigan
Theater, 8:00,.
She Loves Me. Set in a 1930s European
parfumerie, two employees fall in love. Ann Arbor
Civic Theatre, 8:00, $7. 662-7282.
Trailblazers and Troubadours: 40 Years of
Modern Dance. A dance retrospective honoring the
choreographers who have shaped this modem
form. Power Center, 8:00. 764-0450.
U-M S Band and UM Concert Band. Two
student ensem bles perform in Hill Aud., 8 pm, free.
SATURDAY
Contenrorary Directions Ensemble. Pianist Laura
Ward plays Messiaen's Oiseaux Exotiques and
violist Kenneth Martinson plays Dodge and Hartke.
Rackham Lecture Hall, 8 pm, free.
Faculty recital. Bass-baritone guest Frank Ward
jins piaist Kelley Benson in works by Purcell,
Rel, Mozart, and African American composers.
School of Music Recital Hall, 8 pm, free.
Old Fashioned Hootenanny, Folk, blues, and country
musicians play a benefitfor the Homeless Action

Committee. East Quad Halfway Inn, 8 pm, 665-
0912.
Winterfest Choral Extravaganza. Local choral and
instrumental groups collaborate with pianist
James Tocco. Hill Aud., 8:00 $12-$17.50. 668-
8397.
Blush at Nothing. See Friday. 8 pm.
Bridgadista. See Friday. 8 pm.
She Loves Me. See Friday. 8 pm.
Trailblazers & Troubadours. See Friday. 8 pm.
SUNDAY
Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Hill Aud., 4 pm,
$14-$39. 763-TKTS.
Rayse-Bigs Duo. A member of Was (Not Was)
plays jazz in the Michigan Union Tap Room, 4 pm,
free.
Rosenshontz. Gary Rosen and Bill Shontz use
humor and various music styles in addressing family
issues. Michigan Theatre,1:30 pm, $8.50.
WillamDoppmann. A1987 Guggenheim Fellow and
distinguished alumnus, this panist will play in the
Kerrytown Concert House, 720 pm. $15 assigned,
769-2999.
Blush at Nothing. See Friday. 2, 7.00.
Brigadista. See Friday. 6:30 pm.
Trailblazers & Troubadours. See Friday. 2:00
MONDAY
Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet. 30
Renaissance and Baroque artists accompany this

quartet, which was formed by students in 1978.
Rackham Aud., 8 pm. 763-TKTS.
Campus Orchestra Winter Concert Hindemith's
Konzertmusik, Op. 49 and Haydn's Symphony No.
104 in D. Hill Auditorium. 8 pm. 764-0594. Free.
TUESDAY
The Windham Hil Winter Solstice Concert. An
exploration of NewAe sounds with Liz Story
Nightnoise, and Philip 7be.TPower Center,730
pm, 763-TKTS.
Duke Ellington Salute. The U-M Arts Chorale and a
jazz trio honor Ellington in its annual winter
performance. Hill Aud., 8, free.
W E D N ESDAY
The Marriage of Figaro, performed by the NYC
Opera National Company. Mozart's popular opera
proves even the beginning of marriage - the
wedding ceremony - isn't easy. Power Center, 8
p.m.,. 763-TKTS.
THURSDAY
Love Songs for Valentine's Day are sung by Vito
Abate in French, German, Spanish and Italian.
University Hospital lobby, 1220 pm, free.
Psycho Beach Party. From the writer of Vampire
Lesbians of Sodom, a play about teenagers who go
on a manhunt. Performance Network, 8 p.m.. 663-
0681.
The Replacements. Alternative rockers who
haven't sold out yet. Hill Aud., 8pm, $17.50. 763-
TKTS.
She Loves Me. The perfect Valentines Day date.
See Friday. 800 2-for-1.
The White Rose. A play based on a true story of
college students in Munich who confront the Nazis.
Mendelssohn Theatre, 8 p.m. $12-$9, $5
students. 764-0450.
bars and clubs
The Ark
(761-1451)
Friday: Join local band Footloose at the Footloose
Beach Party Contest Snorkels allowed. Saturday:
Alain Lamontagne, harmonicizer from Quebec.
Sunday:
Homegrown Women's Music Series. Tuesday: Nancy
Day, comedy act. Thursday: Loudon Wainwright Ill,
comedian.
Bird of Paradise
(662-8310)
Friday , Saturday: Oasis. Jazz, of course. Also
Saturday: King Brothers, noon, Footloose, 230
pm, and Mr. B, 530 pm. Sunday: Lunar Octet, 4
pm, and Renaissance Street, 5 pm.
The Blind Pig
(996-8555)
Friday: Juice, rock and roll, 10 pm. Saturday:
Trinidad Tripoli Steel Band, reggae, 7 pm. Later,
Captain Dave and the Psychedelic Lounge Cats,
music and visuals which have acquired a cuh
following. Tuesday: Destruction Ride, hard rock.
Wednesday: Wild Kingdom reggae. Thursday:
Frank Allison and the Odd Sox,.one of A-squared's
finest bands.
Club Heidelberg
(994-3562)
Friday: Vinyl Back. Saturday: Harm's Way opens

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Despite its reputation, the University of Michigan has many conservatives.
And if one looks closely, the growing rift between different factions will
become noticeable.See Page &
The Ides of March + 2
Ramadan, a month sacred to all Muslims, begins on March 17. If the war is not
over by then, US. policy in the Persian Gulf area may become even more
unpopular throughout the Islamic World. See Page 4.
The Project Turns Fifteen
Weekend Arts Editor Tony Silber observes the Alan Parsons Project's 15th
birthday by examining its albums.See Page 10.

Co

nservatism on Campus

(cover story)

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Foreign Focus: Israel
Jennifer Knoll describes how Israelis are responding to the massive influx of
emigr6s. See Page 13.
Also:
Out to Lunch
Jonathan Chait
Scott Chupack
Craig Linne
Jesse Walker
Sketchpad by F. Zinn
The Weekend List

The World Accord
Kuwait and Lithuania are two very small countri<
recently because they are trying to free themselves i
The Kuwaitis have a lot of oil and big, powerful frie
The Lithuanians have no oil and nobody loves then
Countries interact much the same way people dc
to someone we know. Kuwait and Lithuania, for ex
former self.
When I was in elementary school, I was small an
routinely brutalized me. Luckily, I became friends
who nurtured and protected me. The atrocities stop
Kuwait is lucky because ithas a Mike Battaglia
while the entire world is focusing on developments
virtually ignoring events in the Baltic region, where
have violently tried to stall the Estonian, Latvian, a
For more than 50 years, the Soviets have made t]
members of their empire. Last year, the Baltics dec
have no military strength and the Soviets know this.
nicely and politely for their freedom, much like a lit
bully to stop twisting his arm.
And all they can do is ask. They can't start a war
lose. And they can't expect any Battaglias to come t
the gentle giant whose citizens we are - will dare t
It is impossible to tour Lithuania, as I did this su
quest forfreedom. This is characterized especiallyb
nationals have for Russians. (This feeling is not sha
since 8.6 percent of Lithuania's population is made
Baltic republic is now their home, they are made to
80.1 percent ethnic Lithuanian majority.)
Most tourists do not speak Lithuanian and are fc
abhorred in the ears of most Lithuanians. The Lith
toward the trickle of foreigners who visit. However,
Russian and may refuse to talk with the speaker, ev
knows no Lithuanian other than the word for "than
wondering, is pronounced"Achoo!" It is almost im
What a silly country.)
The Lithuanians this summer were using their
granted to them by Gorbachev's policy ofglasnost, t
and stores across theland, merchants were selling s
three Baltic states being set free from Russia by a g
were pins and placards commemorating the 50th a
Ribbentrop Pact, which allowed the Soviets to ann
In Kaunas, Lithuania's second largest city, there
slogans the equivalent of "Gorby go home!" and gr
Stalin and their respective mothers.
Lithuania's national hero, an ancient grand duk
who has been dead is 1430, has been gaining in po
of patriotism and nationalism in Lithuania. Vytauta
was the defacto king for over 30 years, ruled during
the duchy was many times as large and beholden tc
the king is visible everywhere, as posters, banners a
knight's garb on horseback, ready to lead his peopl
Vytautas is revealed in all his majesty - a mighty,
sword. In Lithuanian is written a sentence which, I
ruins, our light and our hope, may he always be wit
Lithuanian does not extend beyond the ability to s
The Lithuanians see themselves as a society se
Lithuania and Russia are two Soviet Republics, bu
cultures are very different. Lithuanians are devout
Russian Orthodox Church. The architecture in Lit
Europe and the German-speaking areas of Westerr
heavy Byzantine influence. Lithuanian is a Baltic la
Russian and the other Slavic tongues; however, it d
The Lithuanians I talked with said they could c
land appears to be very fertile and is capable of sup
Lithuania is already somewhat industrialized.
The living standards in the Soviet Union are far
their stores actually do have something in stock, its
standards. Last summer, however, it was clear that
citizens of other parts of the Soviet Union. Their st
than Moscow stores; there was a greater variety of
Despite this, the Lithuanians believe that life wou
were not being dragged into the black hole that is
Iraq will probably soon be forced to give up Ku
many strong friends. These friends really like Kuw
beaches. Never snows. Friendly natives.
Lithuania is also a lovable country. It's cold, bu
Switzerland without mountains. They have a rich<
old. But Lithuania has nothing beneath the soil mc
is willing to fight for that.
Gil Renbeg is editor of Weekend, and you're not.

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for Noiz That Hurtz. Thursday: Valentine's Day
Massacre with Gone in Sixty Seconds and Rights
of the Accused.
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Cross Street Station
(485-5050)
Friday: Mug Shots, cover tunes. Saturday: Fully
Loaded, hard rock and blues. Wednesday: Open
mike. Thursday: Reggae Night with Wild Kingdom.
Mainstreet Comedy Showcase
(996-9080)
Friday, Saturday: Will Miller.
Tuesday: Open mike 8:30. Wednesday: Best of the
Midwest. Thursday: Elayne Boosler.
Nectarine Ballroon
(994-5436)
Wednesday: Rhythm Corps, Detroit rockers of
national "Common Ground" recognition.
Polo Lounge
(761-7800)
Saturday: Skanking Voodoo Dolls, reggae music
influenced by Miles Davis.
Rick's American Cafe
(996-2747)
Friday, Saturday: Huntunes, rock covers and
originals. Tuesday: Ryth McFeud, rockers formed
from Voodoo Kazoo and Mission: Impossible.
Wednesday: The Attic, classic rock Thursday:
First Light, popular reggae band.
U-Club
(763-2236)
Wednesday: Laughtracks.
campus cinema
F R I D A Y
Enemies: A Love Story
Great performances in this Paul Mazursky comedy
about a holocaust survivor living the good life in
New York with two wives and a mistriss!
(Paul Mazursky, 1989)
Aud B7&9:15
Peter Greenway'Shorts
The director of the highly controversial The Cook,
the Thief, his Wife and her Lover is exhibited with
filmshorts from his career.
(P. Greenway, 1978)

MLB4 700, 8:30, 10:00
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russel go to Paris and
raise hell in this Howard Hawkes musical comedy
about a couple of 'material girls' from Little Rock.
(Howard Hawkes, 1953)
MLB 3 8:00
The Seven Year Itch
More Marilyn! This time she plays the dumb blond
moving in to Tom Ewell's apartment building while
the old lady's on vacation.
(BillyMWilder, 1955)
MLB 310:00
Sea of Love
Al Pacino, Ellen Barkin and John Goodman star in a
movie about a man who has to live with being a cop.
International Center, 7:00.
SATURDAY
Deserving Oscar for Best foreign film. Akira
Kurosawa's first major hit outside Japan shows
how different people can interpret the same rape.
Aud A 7:00
The Seven Samural
The Magnificent Seven was born out of this
Kurosawa classic. 16th Century Japanesses
villagers hire "professionals" to ward off the
meanie bandits.
(Akira Kurosawa, 1954)
Aud A 8:30
C'est La Vie
Diane Kurys's autobigraphical account of her
difficulty with family divorce as a young girl. Third
film in a trilogy.
(Diane Kurys, 1990
Mich Th. 7:00
FauosBaBy
Piano -plying Brid ges brothers hire siltry Suzy
Diamond (Michelle Pfieffer) to spruce up the act
and get a little too much "Stormy Weather as a
result
(Steve Kloves,1989)
MLB 3 7:30 & 9:45
The Kingof Comedy
Disturbing, yet brilliant quasi-comedy about a

Weekend Editor-Gil Renberg
Weekend Associate Editor-Josephine Ballenger
Weekend Arts Editor-Tony Silber
Editorial Assistant-Erica Kohnke
Cartoonist-Fred Zinn
Food Consultants-Noah Finkel, Eric Lemont
Columnists-Jonathan Chait, Scott Chupack, Mike Gill,
Larry Hu, Craig Linne, Jesse Walker
Artist-Adam Levine
Business Manager-Dionne E. Webster
Special Sections Coordinator-Nancy Sagar
Sales Manager-Lisa Greenberg
Assistant Sales Manager-Cyndi Peters

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