The print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1977-1989, November 04, 1987, Page 8, Image 8

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Guitarist Robert Nathanson performs at CCC
by Michelle Walch
Staff Writer
“I basically taught myself,”
says guitarist, Robert Nathanson.
“I went to college as an engineer­
ing major, quit school, and then I
went back and started music and
haven’t quit.”
classical, folk, and Spanish guitar
pieces on Thursday, Oct. 29 in
the CC Mall. For most of his set,
Nathanson used an acoustic
guitar, and for three songs, he us­
ed a “Baroque” guitar. The
Baroque guitar, according to
Nathanson, is “basically a box”
designed elaborately. He uses an
exact copy of one built for the
daughter of King Louis XIV in
1687. Nathanson’s intense hour
and a half set was well received
by the audience.
Presently, Nathanson teaches
guitar at the University of North
Carolina at Wilmington. He
started playing at nine years of
age and has been “studying play­
ing guitar for the past 20 years,”
and it was evident in his perfor­
“I tour around the country
about 20 times a year,” perform­
ing in varied settings from formal
recitals to children’s school pro­
grams. He also conducts
“My first album was released
in 1983. (It’s) contemporary
folk music,
like Dan
Folgelburg. I wrote one song.”
It was a collaborate effort with
other artists. “Exposure” was
his critically acclaimed solo
album in 1985.
Thanks to Brian Wagner and
the music department for ar­
ranging Nathanson’s ap­
Robert Nathanson, instructor at University of Nor th Carolina, performed in concert at CCC.
Movie Review
Jon Cryer leads ‘Hiding Out’
by Sherri Michaels
News Editor
“Hiding Out,” which is due
out Nov. 6, is one of the few little
violent and little sex movies out
for the fall/winter entourage of
Jon Cryer, who has the leading
role, plays his first “adult” part.
He is a stock broker that has got­
ten involved with the mob and
becomes a reluctant witness in a
federal investigation. Through
the course of the first 15 minutes
Cryer manages to stay alive and
ends up on the road to his Aunt
Lucy’s, played by his mother
Gretchen Cryer.
Cryer for his other roles in
“No Small Affair” and “Pretty
in Pink” has never had the
chance to do adult roles. Here in
“Hiding Out” he does hold his
own. The change from teen to
adult is scary but how about from
adult to teen? Cryer plays a
character that has to reverse to
his teen years to hide, but can
now do and say all of the things
he wanted to when he first was in
Along with Cryer, Keith
Coogan and Annabeth Gish por­
tray, respectively, his cousin and
girlfriend at the high school. Both
Coogan and Gish do a good job
in their roles.
Coogan portrays Cryer’s nerdy
cousin that is just learning to
drive and deal with girls when
Cryer shows up. From then on
things start to spice up both
Coogan’s and Cryer’s life.
If you enjoy comedy and
seriousness then go, but
remember “Hiding Out” was
made for teens.
REO Entertains Portland
Speedwagon hit the stage short­
ly after Marx departed. Speed­
wagon, a G-rated band, played
Soft rocking REO Speed­ mostly love songs and anthems,
wagon made a rare appearance but got no complaints from the
in Portland Monday, Oct. 2, crowd of about 7000 jammed
only their second concert in into the Arlene Schnitzer Con­
Portland in five years.
cert Hall. Lead singer Kevin
Opening for Speedwagon was Cronin got things started with
Richard Marx, who has en­ “That Ain’t Love,” a song off of
countered much success with his their new album “Life As We
hit single “Don’t Mean know it.” They followed that
Nothin’.” Marx, a 24-year-old with a song off of their first
California native, was greeted album, “I Don’t Want To
with screams by the majority Know.” It’s almost impossible
teenage girl crowd. Marx seem­
not to like some of REO Speed­
ed at home in Portland; as well wagon’s call-to-arms. Pieces
he should, having played twice that, regard less of a songs
here within five months - last lyrics, always sound as though
time opening for Night Ranger. there’s a crisis that must be
Already a very successful
dealt with by collective faith.
group (billed as the main act),
Some of the songs included
Los Angeles-based band REO
were “Take It On The Run,”
by Mark Borrelli
Staff Writer
and “I Can’t Fight This Feeling
Any Longer.”
After the show I had the
pleasure of meeting with both
bands, at a party thrown by
radiostation Q105. First to arrive
was Richard Marx and he had
some comments for the people at
the party: “You guys were great,
you were the best we have had,
and that’s no B.S.” A little bit
later, REO Speedwagon arrived
and also was grateful to the
Portland fans. “Hey we’re go­
ing to come here more often.
You guys are some of the best
rock and roll fans anywhere,”
Cronin told the partiers before
leaving, but not for good, as
both acts promised to come
back for another display of
good old rock and roll.
‘Hiding Out’ star
remembers when
by Sherri Michaels
News Editor
“I have always wanted to be an
actor,” said Jon Cryer in an in­
terview at Metro on Broadway
last week.
“My parents didn’t want to get
into the business,” according to
Cryer. Cryer, who has two new
movies due out in November and
the early part of 1988, has been in
“Pretty in Pink,” “No Small Af­
fair,” and “Superman IV” to
name a few.
Cryer, now 22, grew up in a
family of performers. His
mother, Gretchen Cryer, played
Aunt Lucy in his new film
“Hiding Out.” His mother and
sisters sing whereas Cryer “can’t
sing a lick.” According to Cryer,
the parties that the crew from
“Hiding Out” had “never were
firn until my mother got there.”
Also Cryer worked with his
mother as the producer for a play
that she wrote called “Eleanor
Roosevelt.” It ran at the
Williams Town Festival in New
Cryer grew up in Manhattan
and attended public schools. He
can remember wanting to slit his
wrist and die when he was a
teenager. That rememberance
helped Cryer in “Hiding Out”
where he goes from adult to
teenager in the movie.
Most of Cryer’s close friends
are not in the business (acting)
because they don’t really know
him like his friends from growing
up. Cryer when asked about
girlfriends said, “it is tough to
have girlfriends because you
aren’t in anyplace for any length
of time.”
Cryer recalls his worst high
school performance, “West Side
Story.” Not only did he act in the
production he also built the set.
“I told them to take it down (the
set) but they didn’t and it later
fell down during a play,” said
“You have to really love it,”
said Cryer about acting. “A lot
of awful things will happen to
you before you make it.”