Tribute to Erie native
In celebration of Black History Month, theMary
Performing Arts Center
be honoring Erie native Harry T. Burleigh'sspiritual music Saturday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m.in the PAC.
Burleigh wasAmerica's first black Jconcert artist, composerof art
and arrangerof spirituals for concertuse. After graduatingfrom the National Con-servatory of Music, hebecame a leading bari-tone soloist of his time,performing before such
day as Theodore Roosevelt,the Archbishop of Canterbury and King Ed-ward VII of England.The spiritual, a form of black folk musicthat developed during the experience of sla-very, had been transmitted in an oral tradi-
tion. Fearing that this indigenous American
might die out, Burleigh, encouraged
Dvorak, created arrangementsfor over 100 of these songs. As a result,Burleigh, more than any other person,
with preserving andmaking
the world this rich veinof uniquely Americanmusic.Saturday's concert in-cludes musical works
IMercyhurst Collegechoir, Mercyhurstchamber singers, andMaryAlice Brown, Charles Kennedy, HayesMoses, Tina Porter
by MelWitherspoon.Come and enjoy
that illuminates yoursoul. Seating is reserved. Tickets are free toMercyhurst students.By Charon
Contributing writerAs of September 2000, the Mercyhurst com-munity has officially been blessed with theaddition of a Liturgical Dance Ensemble.Sponsored by the Rev. James Piszker andGeraldine Rosinski, RSM of Campus Minis-try and Tauna Hunter of the Dance Depart-ment,
not only withcampus worship, but has also been workinghard to get involved with
Ensemble isstudent directed by junior Elisabeth Shelton.Including Elisabeth, there are 14 dancers inthe group. Members include (seniors) SarahLucovich, Gretchen
and BruceSneed; (juniors) Elisabeth Shelton, ShannonSeedhouse and Maria Ellis; (sophomores)Tanya Trombly, Heather Richmond and LauraMoore; and (freshmen) Janet Struckley, LeahBannier, Liz Nahser, Lindsay Roller and
Pohm.This past year the Liturgical Dance En-semble has been active in establishing theirgroup.
the group has
danced on cam-pus
and with the aid of
by Mark Santillano
Heather Richmond, the dancers performedin the community at the Pine Valley NursingHome.The Liturgical Dance Ensemble has cur-rently sent out letters to various churches inthe Erie community in hopes of sharing theirgift
five Masses during
March and Aprilmonths.As for on campus events, those wishing tosee the Mercyhurst Liturgical Dance En-semble perform can look forward to theirdancing at Palm Sunday services
andat the Graduation Masses in May.The group currently consists of dance ma-jors and dance minors, but according toShelton, the group would like to extend itswelcome to the entire student body in the fu-ture.
An Affair ofLove
PHOVE THtM WROVG
at 8 p.m.
GirlfightPlaying at the
Dinner and a movie
By Kristin Elizabeth
Merciad writerLooking for
good home cooked
Lookno further.Many of you walked past the cafeteria andright past the Grotto, curiously looking insideand wondering. Of course, you
to put ina reservation to eat here, but the service andthe quality of the food
worth the meal.
three-course meal including
appetizer, an entre,a starch food, vegetables, dessert and bread.At any normal restaurant, this type of mealcould run you near
Save yourself the tripout of Mercy world and sample the vast arrayof dishes the Grotto has to offer.Hotel Restaurant and
Man-agement students are hard at work in and outof the kitchen, serving up lunches and dinnersthroughout the week. Students create themenus based
foods, cre-ating a complete three-course meal thatcomplements
The Grotto is a non-profit organization
by HR1M students who are fulfilling lab
quirements for classes. Whether they're
thekitchen cooking, serving you, or managing,they're hard at work and gaining valuable ex-|perience.Meals are planned, but if you decide thatwhat's on the menu doesn't suit your appetitefor
there are always
thestandard meal.The a la carte menu gives diners the optionof an onion loaf for $3.50, a grilled chickensalad for $5, or filet of scrod complete withappetizer, starch, vegetable and dessert for$8.50.
Lunches are served Tuesdays and Thursdayswith seating from
p.m. anddinners are served Wednesdays and Fridayswith seating
p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Res-ervations are required, as seating is limited tothe maximum of 60 diners, so plan accord-ingly. Stop by the Grotto to pick up a flyer ofscheduled
your reservation.You will be pampered and served by thefinest at Mercyhurst in the setting of
students enrolled in theapplied service class learn how to be profes-sional servers and move gracefully with con-fidence. While dining
campus in a ritzy res-taurant, eating one of the finest (and well-priced) meals you've ever sat down to.Any tips
for waiters go to a scholarshipfund for
students, so don't be shy, it'sall for a good cause.''
stop by the Grotto
south-west corner of
Egan dining hall.
By Phil PirrelloMovie critic
Brother, Where Art Thou?
The Cohen brothers have provided humorous,if not
overdone films about thelives of simpletons in the most complex ofsituations, usually based on criminalactivities. Where they succeeded with "Rais-ing Arizona," "The Big'Lebowski" and"Blood Simple," they have fallen short with"O Brother," in terms of having the formers'cinematic
everythingat the wall, but very little sticks.The plot: The
borrows its plot fromHomer's "The Odyssey."
cape of three prisoners from
Mississippi.The leader, Ulysses Everett McGill, (playedwith great
comedic range by George
much want to take along company,but because he is chained to
(TimBlake Nelson) and Pete (John Turturro), hehas no choice. McGill convinces them thatthere
hidden treasure waiting for them, sothey go along for a ride.
is a bumpy one, as the threegoofy cons encounter a Cycloptian con manportrayed by John Goodman, who delivers aperformance that reminds us of how great hecan be, as seen in"Lebowski."The journey concludes with a disturbinglyfunny KKK rally
precedes an act of na-ture that hints DivineIntervention.The film'smiddle act felt
basically a few short
a feature,and those little vignettes are better than thewhole.The sequence concerning the fugitive's en-counter with the Sirens is mesmerizing in itssimplicity. Using only the Sirens' hypnotic
song, it provides a brief instance where weactually care about
motley crew.1 also enjoyed the scene where McGill andcompany sing
blue-grass song that becomesa
catchy tuneand Clooney and company sell the vignetteperfectly.The bad:
Brother" feeling par-tially satisfied, as though I had ordered Lon-don Broil and got a
a bad Cohen movie.I don't expect films like
Brother" tosatisfy all my
needs. But I doexpect them to not make me ask why such agreat collection of talent and ideas are setadrift in a not-so-great movie.
Brother" has a case of the coulda,shoulda. It leaves the audience wondering ifthey shoulda seen something else.
The Street Beat!
"Show Me Lovemovie in the PAC Feb. 7 at
p.m.Coffee House: Fade
Shade — band in the Union
9 from 10:30 p.m. to
Tribute to Harry
Burleigh in the PAC Feb.
at 8 p.m.Diversity 101 Dance in the Union
p.m. to 2
Blues Beaters playing at Quaker Steak & Lube Feb. 7 at
p.mThe Pat McGee Band playing at Docksider
at the Alex
10 at 8
Musical" at Warner Theater
at 7:30 p.m.