The musical "Sweet Charity" continues this weekend at the Bob Boldrick Theatre in the Carson City Community Center. This is presented by the Carson Performing Arts of Carson High School, and the cast does a fine job. Rebecca Jolly, a senior at CHS, is Charity, and she does a fine job with the role, always on stage, always doing a little more than requi0red. She has a bright future. The rest of the cast is just as splendid as director Karen Chandler could ask. Everyone on stage seems to be having a fine time. So did the audience at the performance we caught.
Showtime is Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; April 1 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 for CHS students, and children 12 and under; $9 for students and seniors, $10 general admission. Call 887-0438.
Last year 50 local artists created paintings, sculptures, and indescribable "things" at Western Nevada Community College's Recycled Art(icles) show. The contest is back at the Main and College Galleries for its 12th consecutive year April 2-19. The object of the contest is to illustrate the phrase, "One person's trash is another person's treasure." Entries must be composed of recycled materials, and the materials must consist of things that have been previously used for something else. The contest is open to students, college staff and the community.
The top three places and honorable mentions will be awarded at an artists' reception April 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Entries will be displayed in the WNCC Bristlecone Building's Main and College galleries. Call 445-3274.
THREE DOG NIGHTS COMING
Three Dog Night's musical legacy is virtually unmatched in popular music. From 1969-1974, nobody had more Top-10 hits, moved more records, or sold more concert tickets. Now in its fourth decade of music making, Three Dog Night performs in the Celebrity Showroom April 6-7 at John Ascuaga's Nugget in Sparks.
The now-famous name came from a story about Australian aborigines who, on cold nights in the outback, sleep with their dogs for warmth. The coldest evenings are known as "three dog nights."
Three Dog Night performs at 8 p.m. in the Celebrity Showroom. Tickets are $49 at (800) 648-1177.
ROCKERS IN RENO
Catch "Spring Jam 07" April 7 at the Lawlor Events Center on the UNR campus at 6 p.m. Starring are Lil Jon and E-40, both platinum sales rockers, joined by the Ying Yang Twins, Baby Bash, Keak De Sneak, Paula DeAnra and The Federation. A bunch of music there.
This is an all ages show, but tickets are $25 and up so maybe the kids should stay home. Tickets are on sale at Tickets.com and Raley's supermarkets. Call (800) 225-2277.
FROM THE VAULTS
FILM: "Living It Up" was released in 2001, starring the then upcoming star Salma Hayek and the veteran Carmelo Gomez. It's all about bus driver Gozmez who, on the verge of suicide, is met by a man who tells him that rather than die, why not borrow millions from the Mafia and live it up for a week. While blowing the millions he falls in love with Mexican waitress (Hayek) and realizes now he has something to live for. The only problem is that now he has to find a way to pay back what he owes to the Mafia. The plot is wacky, doesn't make a lot of sense but is happily entertaining. Gomez is a lanky comic who knows how to milk a plot, and Hayek, inexplicably in the corn rows hairstyle, is a fiery young actress on the make. It's rated R, runs 114 minutes.
BOOK: Tony Hillerman writes about the Navajo and Hopi and Navajo Sgt. Jim Chee with skill and ingenuity. He also includes a lot of background lore about American Indian beliefs and life styles. In "The Dark Wind" (Harper Books, 1990, $4.95 back then) he opens with a man and two boys carrying firewood for an upcoming festival who discover the body of a man who has been "scalped" of palms and feet. And then a crash of something in the night close to Chee's cabin and a series of attacks on a new windmill all mesh in a tight mystery.
• Contact Sam Bauman at 881-1236 or Sbauman@nevadaappeal.com.