CELINE DION is not what you’d call an idler. No sooner has the glamorous French-Canadian chanteuse rocketed into the charts with her latest studio album Falling Into You than she’s back on Ia route tor another tour, with a new live album in tow (recorded in Paris, and titled - as you might expect — Geline Dion live In Paris) and a new single, ‘All By Myselt’ due out next tortnlght. What you might call a tour de lorce.
Celine Dion plays the SEGG, Glasgow, on Tue 19/Wed 20 Nov. live In Paris is available now.
KEITH HABING is not often associated with vodka. though the New York-based pop artist did attribute his distinctive style partly to LSD. Whatever the inﬂuence. both he and Andy Warhol completed commissions for the Swedish brand Absolut before their respective demises. The Absolut Collection. which ‘stretches the boundaries between advertising and art' began when Warhol painted that distinctive bottle in W85. and continued in l986 with Haring's contribution. It now boasts over (300 pieces. seven of which (including one by Scotland‘s Turner-nominated Douglas Gordon) can be seen in Edinburgh for the first time this fortnight. In addition. there are new Absolut commissions from three young Scottish artists .— Catriona Grant. Gary Rough and David Shrigley — which are displayed alongside some of their other works. That‘s the spirit. we say. See Douglas Gordon feature. page l8.
The Alisa/ta Blue xlml White exhibition is at the Royal Bulrtllir‘ (hm/en, Iz'rlin/mrgh. Sat If) Nov—.S'un 5 Jan.
SHOOTING STARS is the department store of television game shows. The popular 8802 quiz teatures men in sharp suits with dodgy hairstyles, lots ot glamour, a plentitul supply of haberdashery and a lavishly stocked cheese counter. Oh, and a bald, smirking person with a drumkit. Now lucky ticket-holders can catch the whole experience live as Shooting Stars whines into orbit on a national tour. The Glasgow dates - which teature teams ot local celebrities led by Ulrika .Ionsson and Mark lamarr - are already sold out, but the truly devoted might be able to obtain returns on the night. Shooting Stars is at the lting’s zheatre, Glasgow, Thurs 28-Sat 30 av.
The list’s at-a-glance guide to the highlights ot the fortnight ahead.
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I Music: Tricky The past master of the mind mess tours to promote his new album. Pre-Millennium Tension. Slower and more disjointed than his previous efforts. this is the Bristol boy mumbling and screaming his spliff- sodden insecurities into the bowling wind. Garage. Glasgow. Fri 22.
I Film: Mt liellable One of the hits of this year's Edinburgh Film Festival. this Australian romantic comedy follows the true story of an unlikely working—class hero.’ Proof once more that the most unexpected surprises come from Down Under. See preview and review. General release from Fri 22.
I Comedy: Ben Elton The man from Auntie (well Catford. actually) brings you two hours of brand new observations hot on the tail of his new novel and play Pupr‘nl'lt and naturally. throws in a little bit of politics. See preview. King's Theatre. Glasgow. Tue 26/Wed 27.
I Film: French Film Festival Five years on. Scotland's annual celebration of Gallic cinema grows ever stronger. Previews and premieres of big star movies share the screens with work by exciting newcomers. See feature. Glasgow Film Theatre. [Edinburgh Film/rouse. Fri 22—Man 2 [)er'.
I Sport: Coca Cola Cup Final Hearts are out for revenge after two successive drubbings at the hands of Rangers while Walter Smith will see this as an opportunity to get this crucial season back on track. Celtic Park. Sun 24. 3pm.
I Theatre: A Midsummer Night's Oream The Royal Shakespeare Company. on the first of two autumn visits to Scotland. present the man‘s playful comedy of love. lust and amateur dramatics. directed by Adrian Noble. See preview. lz'dinburgh Festival Theatre. Tue 26—Sat 30.
I Music: The lightning Seeds Broudie tours to promote Dizzy Heights. his new album which has been garnering rave reviews wherever it‘s raised its cheeky little face. Add on support from Swedish power poppers and part-time grave-diggers and you‘re staring down the barrel of a humdinging concert. See album review. Barrmvland. Glasgow: Fri I 5.
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