Night & Day

September 10 - 16, 1998

September 15
For the last three months or so, fledgling comedian David Silverman has been running a sort of comics' support group. Every other Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., he and other standup newcomers meet at his Hollywood home (1101 Hillcrest Ct.) for Comedy Junction. They run through new material in front of the group -- usually three to eight people -- and critique each other's routines. "There is no formal comedy class anywhere in South Florida, nothing that's taught by a university or even a proprietary school," claims Silverman. "This gives them a chance for feedback." The comics also go as a group to try out their stuff at open-mic nights in local comedy clubs. The group meets tonight, and admission is free. Call 954-961-3307 for details.

September 16
At the Bauhaus School of Art, Design and Architecture in Germany, professors preach that less is more. Bauhaus, the seminal early-'80s goth band from England, couldn't agree more. Vocalist Peter Murphy, guitarist Daniel Ash, bassist David J, and drummer Kevin Haskins virtually created the goth-rock sound with just a couple of elements: sharp guitar chords and haunting synthesizers. Here and there they added elements of glam, funk, and heavy metal and, with songs like "Bela Lugosi's Dead," earned a fiercely devoted cult following. But after putting out four albums between 1980 and 1983, the group broke up. While fans pined for Bauhaus, Murphy embarked on a marginally successful solo career, and Ash and Haskins put together the bands Tones on Tail and -- along with David J -- Love and Rockets, each of which spawned a couple of hits. A reunited Bauhaus plays a show tonight at Sunrise Musical Theatre, 5555 NW 95th Ave., Sunrise. Tickets cost $28.75. Doors open at 8 p.m. Call 954-523-3309 or 561-966-3309.

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