Night & Day

June 18 - 24, 1998

June 23
Representing a mishmash of type styles, shapes, and colors, the letters in artist Jack Pierson's sculptural relief look like a line from some giant ransom note. Sadly, no amount of cash will bring back the Chairman of the Board, but Frankie is a unique homage to the late Frank Sinatra. The work, currently dominating the front wall of the lobby at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lake Worth, was created before the singer's death. Its oversize letters from discarded business signs spell out F-R-A-N-K-I-E. The "F," for example, comes from a Firestone sign, and while Pierson won't reveal where the other letters came from, one looks like it used to hang on an old movie marquee, another on a Burger King sign. Frankie and two exhibits -- "Karen Thompson: Woman, Goddess, Mad Dog" and "Mick Sheldon: Odd Mythologies" -- are on view through July 5. The museum is located at 601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth. Admission is $2. Call 561-582-0006 for more information.

June 24
With its brooding, midtempo guitar and the warbling vocal inflections of frontman Travis Meeks, the first single from Days of the New, "Shelf in the Room," sounds like something from an Alice in Chains album. So do the songs on Jerry Cantrell's solo debut, Boggy Depot. It's not surprising, since Cantrell is the guitarist and sometime vocalist for the Seattle-based Alice in Chains. With the group on hiatus, Cantrell has had a chance to go solo, and he's hooked up -- ironically or intentionally -- with the similar-sounding Days of the New for a road show to support his record. The acts make up two-thirds of the Metallica/Days of the New/Jerry Cantrell tour, which stops tonight at Coral Sky Amphitheatre, 601-7 Sansbury's Way, West Palm Beach. Ticket prices for the 7 p.m. show range from $25 to $39.50. Call 561-795-8883.

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