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Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, April 24, 1997 AA 1 ........ 1!! " . Ik I' I !llpii!O'"' n l "To Gillian On Her 37th Birthday," study in avoidance by Barney Basin Gazette Reviewer On the surface "To Gillian On Her 37th Birthday," is a ghost movie. But as the film unreels, it becomes evident that this is more of a love story than anything else. Peter Gallagher, played a young widower, who can not accept the death of his wife. He avoids the grief process by having his wife materialize whenever he walks the beach. His meddling in-laws, played by Bruce Altman add Kathy Baker, don't think this is healthy for him or his thirteen year old daughter. In the end, he must choose between the love for his dead wife and the love for his loving daughter, played by Claire Danes. This film is a solid, satisfying production, that in spite of the subject matter never allows itself to be bogged down ,n tears. The dialogue is bright, the pace is light, and the characterization is right Of course what film would be dull with Michelle Pfeiffer as the ghost. She is animated, sexy, and worst of all, a fantasy. She could have her choice of haunts. Wendy Crewson plays a guest that the in-laws bring along in the hope that possible romance would bring Gallagher from his fantasy world. Wendy is so good in her supporting role that the audience wants to know her char- acter better. However all the cast members in this show work very well together. "To Gillian On Her 37th Birthday" is a party to be attended by viewers with VCR's. "Vegas Live" at Saddle West by Barney Basin Gazette Reviewer In an attempt to bring a little neon over the hump to Pahrump, Saddle West Casino presented a production last week-end called "Vegas Live." It was a typical Vegas lounge review and well worth the time to take it in. Unfortunately, only about 150 Pahrumpians took the effort to be entertained on Saturday night and about the same on Friday, the rest stayed under their toadstools, or whatever else Pahrump's phlegmatic population does on weekend eves. The show consisted of music, comedy, and scantily clad dancers. On Saturday night one dancer almost had an impromptu striptease, when she and her costume parted ways. Just to give the show a local flavor, Saddle West Sam, portrayed by George Kiernan, put in an appearance. Brian Mullen, as the host, kept the production moving and the audience in laughter. Dane Stewart entertained with his country music and John Kelley Ramsey was funny as a country comedian, even if he did have a lot of sheep jokes. Andy Marquez performed a couple of songs in Spanish. Background and other music was provided the "The Packrats," and the dancing was presented by the "Stonedancers." One of the most entertaining acts in the ensemble was Danny Countess and Cecil. Besides playing in the band, Danny is an extremely talented ventriloquist who kept the audience in mirth with his wise-crackin', wooden-headed partner, Cecil. Those who made the show were truly entertained. And picture your advertisement here in the.., Pahrump Valley Gazette I THE ANACONDA - PG 13 LIAR LIAR - P13 BEAUTIFUL SONG LADY - D.J. Susan Markcity will be entertaining in the lounge at Longstreet Friday evening April 25th. Come in and enjoy the excitement. t. limrm 2. ttlco p /l. t01 lnatl . (io.,'ag Ond Flr (. Long 10t (ioodnight 8. First Wlvo (iI I0. Iligh chool lligl I 00traT m00tH00.m I 6?/o,Jd Stateline 373 Amargosa Valley (702) 372-1777 ,//.7