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O The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana m Entertainment , , :. On the Record By CHARLIE MARTIN NC News Service Columnist A reminder to take September 13, 1991 care of our relationships LOVE ON A ROOFTOP We used to talk forever, all the time/Now that we live together, we never find the time/We used to walk as lovers on the sand/Now we are working full time on our lifetime plan/We never stop to see the moon at night/We are jusl too busy lead- ing complicated lives REFRAIN: I remember love on a rooftop/Couldn't make the love stop/We were giving it all that we got/I remember holding you tight/Love on a rooftop Look at us now we are all grown up/We got it all together, we got it all sown up/But is this all, all that it is leading to/Or did we just run out of dreams when all our dreams came true/whatev- er happened to those endless nights/when we were happily living foolish lives REPEAT REFRAIN TWICE Written by Desmond Child, Diane Warren Sung by Desmond Child Copyright {c) 1991 by Elektra Entertainment Just listening-once is enough for some songs, You know that you like them. Such was my expe- rience with Desmond Child's "Love on a Rooftop." Perhaps my musical memory is failing, but I can't put his name with other chart hits. Whatev- er his recording history, this hit will significant- ly enhance his reputation, The person in the song reflects on his re- " mance, which has become dull and lifeless. He remembers when they "used to talk forever ... walk as lovers on the sand" and in general were "happily living foolish lives." Now life has changed. He says, "We are working full time on our lifetime plan ... just too busy leading complicated lives." Even if you are a long way from thinking about marriage, the song still has something im- portant to say. Any relationship eventually can be taken for granted. This includes romance, but also friendships and especially family relation- ships. We get so caught up with life's details that we forget to take care of our relationships. The consequences rob our lives of enduring love and emotional closeness. For example, consider someone who has been a good friend, but who moves out of your school district. You no longer see that person on a daily basis. As the song suggests, your life gets compli- cated with responsibilities and fairly soon you have lost contact with this person. Sometimes this is inevitable, as we can't keep up with all the people that we ve become friends with, par- ticularly when circumstances change and we now seldom see some of them. However, ii is important to remember that we have choices. Each of us decides our life's priorities. Certainly, it takes both people's ef- forts to keep a friendship alive, and when both individuals choose to do so something of life- time meaning and value is established. Obviously we cannot do this with every friendship, but such lifelong bonds can be nur- tured and established. Many people, and clearly those who marry, start off with good intentions. Yet the results are measured over time. Even if emotional distance does gradually erode a relationship's closeness. we don't have to settle for such loss. If a relationship of importance has grown stale or emotionally empty, reach out to the other person. Find out if he or she wants to renew the friendship. Clarify the amount of time and energy each of you will bring to the renewed relationship. Determine if enough trust still exists so that each of you can believe in the promises made. If so, celebrate a new beginning, creating new memories of what it means to care for each other. (Your comments are always welcome. Please mail them to: Charlie Martin, R.R. 3, Box 182, Rockport, Ind. 47635.) Katrina Rae to perform at two area parishes Katrina Rae, a performer of contemporary Christian music, will present two area concerts in September. Rae, a native of California, grew up in a family of singers and musicians and by age 11 was singing in the church choir and competing in talent shows. By age 15, she was singing with two bands and pursing a career in music. In 1984, Rae, married and the mother of four children, moved her family to Nashville with plans to form a band and secure a recording contract. It was in Nashville that Rae developed an inter- est in gospel music and began performing at Christian gath- erings. The satisfaction she gained from these perfor- mances led to her decision to work in music ministry. Rae presents her message on the need for prayer and sharing through her music and personal testimony. She is a member of Catholics Sharing Christ, an agency serving Catholic evangelists. She travels throughout East- ern United States performing her inspirational concert. Rae will be performing at St. Theresa Church, 700 Herndon Dr., Evansville, on Sept. 20 at 7:3O p.m. A sec- ond concert will be presented on Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. in St. Mary Church, 105 E. Jackson, Sullivan. Organist Mark Hatfield featured Sept. 15 at Trinity Lutheran Organist Mark X. Hatfie!d will present a concert Sept. 15 at 4 p.m. at Trinity Luther- an Church, 1020 West Illinois St., Evansville. tlatfield will be performing Sunday in the refurbished sanctuary on the Goulding and Wood pipe o,a:: as part of the church's 150th an- niversay Celebration. A native of Evansville, Hat- field has been a church or- ganist since the age of 10. Currently, he serves as organ- ist and choirmaster at Bethelem United Church of Christ, director of music and staff organist for Alexander Funeral Homes and is an or- ganist for Holy Rosary Church, Evansville. Hatfield also maintains a private music studio of pipe organ and voice students. As a highly acclaimed con- cert organist, conductor and vocal coach, Hatfield is listed in the International Biograph- ical Society's Men of Achievement and in the In- ternational "Who's Who in Music." The concert is being spon- sored by Trinity Church and is open to the public free of chargb,.' Simply Grimm's Stories will be presented March 8, 1992, by the Illustrated Theatre TouriOg Co. as part of the Evansville Children's,Theatre's 1991-92 season. Children's Theatre season begins Oct. 13 Evansville Children's The- tute of Art's Prince Street original versions of classic atre opens its 43rd season of family entertainment on Oct. 13 with singer, songwriter and puppeteer, Norman Foote. Foote is a performer who delights audiences of all ages with his contemporary interpretations of traditional songs and his own brand of puppetry. The season continues Dec. 15 when the Lexington Chil- dren's Theatre presents their adapatation of Charles Dick- ens' "A Christma. s Carol." This cast of seven performers portray thirty-two characters, bringing the spirit of Christ- mas to life. Players. This musical adapta- tion of the timeless fairy tale features fairies in gossamer flocks, dancing faun and the wicked "Trolerina." Closing the season on March 8 will be a perfor- mance by the Illustrated The- atre Touring Company. The company uses transformation mime, (a technique in which the actors portray their sur- roundings) masks and audi- ence involvement to create fairy tales. All performances will be held in Shanklin Theatre 0 the University of Evansville campus. Show times are 1,  and 5 p.m. Season tickets f# all four productions are $1S, and individual performanCeS are $5. Tickets may be oh' tained by calling TicketMaS" ter, 423-7222, or sending.  check to Evansville chil' dren's Theatre, P.O. Box 294, Evansville, IN 47702. "Sleeping Beauty" will be presented Jan. 5, 1992 by the . twelve' member .Detroit Insti-" ' "524. S, .Green.River Rd.' Evansville JAMES JETT & ASSOCIATES Realty & Insurance I'T1 473-4005 IN 47715