Dave Schlenker's Top 5 Weekly Must List


Published: Saturday, January 10, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 9, 2004 at 10:55 p.m.

"Big Fish"

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Director Tim Burton works with a cast member during the filming of "Big Fish."

The hair is tamer, but the sense of whimsy is back. Director Tim Burton has no use for action apes here, as he returns to the wild abandon that carved "Edward Scissorhands" into our cultural psyche.

"Guys and Dolls"

Meet mobster Big Jule. Despite his smooth tawk at the Gainesville Community Playhouse, he's no scout master. If you cross him, well, may luck be your lady tonight. The classic opens Friday.

Evan Christopher Quartet

The Gainesville Friends of Jazz & Blues always books solid players with either a royal jazz history or a promising jazz future. Collectively, these guys offer both. This taste of New Orleans runs Tuesday.

"Mark O'Connor: Thirty Year Retrospective"

Simply the best, most overlooked instrumental disc of 2003 from the best, most overlooked string player of the past 10 years. O'Connor plays a remarkable catalogue of swing, light classical and Appalachian music on this two-disc set - live.

"City Streets: Photographs of American Life"

At the center of the Harn's black-and-white ode to a struggling America is a children's area, where wee ones can crash out on cushions and ponder thoughtful images hung at their level. Nifty idea. Stellar exhibit.

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