16.2000TH E MERCI
de Bop in
The Youngstown State University Jazz Ensembles
to put a little
deBop in your life? The Young-stown State University JazzEnsembles have plenty to spareand will be sharing
t witheveryone Thursday, Feb.
at7:30 p.m. in the Mary D'AngeloPerforming Arts Center.
The YSU Jazz Ensemble,with a straight-ahead big bandsound, will perform jazz staples
Weep for Me" andother works from greats likeThad Jones and Tommy Harrell.The group
be joined by jazzsaxophonist Bruce Johnstone.The
ensemble hasearned numerous awards,including
OutstandingBand" at the Wichita JazzEnsemble in
and theCentral Ohio Jazz Festival in1980,
J984. Theyhave performed at many jazzfestivals, including the NotreDame,
and CentralNew York
are both schoolfaculty and students.The ensemble, begun in1969, is under
director of JazzStudies at the Dana School ofMusic at Youngstown StateUniversity.
ton, BuddyRich and Chuck Mangione. Hewas named
in 1966 by the Ohiochapter of the National Associa-tion of Jazz Educators, andreceived the DistinguishedProfessor Award at YSU in
Tickets are $8 for adults, $5for students.
Upcoming moviesat the PAC
The Mary D'Angelo Perform-ing Arts Center continues thisseason's
Vista SocialClub,"Wednesday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m.This highly popular
presents the story of a group
legendary Cuban musicians,some as old as their 90s,brought together by Ry Cooderto record a CD. Come
y forcoffee!•On Wednesday, Feb.
at8 p.m., the PAC presents theIndian film,
Mehta, this filmdepicts the
culture of thecity of Lahore, portraying thedeterioration of tolerancebetween close friends of differentreligions and the maddening
zealots as the city ofLahore is decidedly given
Pakistan.•The PAC will continue itsspring film series with "Dancingat
on Wednesday,March 1,
story,told through the eyes of a youngboy, portrays
areforced to cope with the fatherlessboy and their older brother. Thesisters continue to function
aclose-knit unit, until
happens that disrupts the veryfabric of
?•On Wednesday, March
at8 p.m. the
Thismovie tells the story of a princein search of a cure for
deadlydisease. During his journey, hecomes upon a war waged by theanimals of
forest against anexploiting mining town. Theanimals are lead by the humanPrincess Mononoke, who wasraised by wolves. Tickets are $3for each movie. Mercyhurststudents are free
No appointment needed!Hours: Mon.-Sat. 8 a.mSunday
unday 9 a.m. -9 p.m.
tanning package to suit every
can't wait until July tocelebrate everything American,then all the makings of a July 4thcelebration are available six
months early in the nostalgic,patriotic musical revue,
memorylane runs Thursday, Feb. 17,through Saturday,Feb.
at 8p.m., and a Sunday matinee Feb.
at 2:30. The show will be
a musicalpageant of
from the days ofragtime
the birth ofvaudeville.
The show features
American tunes,telling the story of Charlie, aRussian
dream the AmericanDream. Along the
he meetsfive people
have definedtheir decade in American historv:Anna
the music hall
the socialist, EmmaGoldman; Susannah, a domesticworker; and President TeddyRoosevelt.This is not the first time"Tintypes"
graced theMercyhurst stage. Director IgorStalsky
presented the showtwice before
eviews andcommunity accolades. Thisproduction features Mercyhurststudents: Jeremy Verdi, RayAllen Fritz, Tricia Six, JulieMason and Kristin Weeks.Musical director Louisa Jonasonprovides direction for songs suchas The Yankee Doodle Boy,"
"MeetMe in St Louis,"
Bailey, Won't You ComeHome," and
For tickets, call
Hurst presents "Y2Dance?"
By Charon HribarMerciad writerOn Thursday, Feb.
present"Y2Dance?" an in-studio perfor-
with all-new, world-premiere choreography
dancemajors, and a guest appearancefrom the Lake Erie Ballet FestivalDancers.The production showcases awide variety of
memorial presenta-tion of
Columbine HighSchool shooting,
andRequiem," to the electrifying,upbeat techno number,
Paradise."The list of choreographersinclude Cindy Cannon, SylviaBlum, Brendon LaPier, KellyMarkos, Katie Mitchell andElizabeth Shelton."Y2Dance?" isa
greatdiversity of dance being pre-sented Thursday
something for everyone
m. Admission to theperformance isfree.
of the Beholder
bad as"Any Given
editors of "Eye"knocked off
making us somewhat grateful.Ewan MacGregor and AshleyJudd are surely wasted in
try to confuse you onpurpose" type of a movie. Juddplays a murdering woman wholashes out violently toward menbecause "daddy wasn't there forher while growing up." She isstalked, followed and eventuallysaved by
other than Obi-
all, they sort of
in love and end up... well, I'll letyou watch it
exceptfor a few scenes delivered
her best to be a
off.Ewan was good
only watching Judd through-out
whole movie (if you want
that a limitation). Thescenes were almost non-existent,and the plot
much to bedesired. The only really goodthing about it was its shortenedlength
3 out of 10.