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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

music
D zzling kaleidoscope ofplastic slick soul

Sunday, October 12, 1969
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
presentation
ROMANIAN CHORALE
"MADRIGAL" froxm BUCHAREST
TONIGHT at 8:30 P.M. in Rackham Auditorium
Program includes music of the Renaissance in costume; and folk songs sung
in national costumes.
TICKETS: $5.00-$4.00-$2.50
University Musical Society, Burton Tower, Anu Arbor
OFFICE HOURS: Mon. thru Fri., 9 to 4:30
Sat., 9 to 12 (Telephone 665-3717)
(Also at Auditorium box office 112 hours before performance time)
U U..

"WORTH CELEBRATING"
"Mounts to a Marvelous Climax"

-Detroit News
Michian Daily

TONIGHT AT 8:00!

MAT. SUN. at 2:30

I

-D iy -R uthard Lee
Te su per-duĀ£iper funk Iy Biroadivay golden flashing Fif th Dim ension

By JAY ANIELS
When $35,000 worth of dou-
lc-breasted sports coats and
button-down collars leapt to
their feet in musical pande-
monium last night, they st am-
peded to touch, grab and kiss
the Fifth Dimension -the most
dazzling perforlw rs of profes-
sional slick so l America has
ever produceed.
From the moment they launch
into a stunning repertoire of 30
songs. they don1 make a mis-
take. Every euberant swivel of
their hips, every shift of tempo,
every flxinoftheir voices aIs
been reheare and rehashedtl
wit int I-precision.
Stone Soul Picnic. Wedding
Bell Blues, i .,1 by the Grape-
vine splaer al over the audi-
ene i a unending assem-
bly lic of mass produced sound.
I arrived beorte the concert
feeling glum,. withI Muzak drip-
ping from honeycomb clustes
of speakers suspended from the
TlAil

monstrous dome of the Events
Building, and an image cast in
my mind of sequin-speckled
singers who turned a hot Mo-
town thing into an act which
dissipated Las Vegas business-
men could dig.
But the Fifth Dimension ex-
plodes on stage, and I was awed
-- not m o v e d emotionally,
but awed. The girls prance
around the stage on spectacu-
lar legs, the men sway and jive.
As songs flow by, they cluster
around their microphones in
changing combinations: har-
monies shift, leading parts zip
from one side of the stage of
the other, members of the group
dart by with two bar solos-and
the audience is dazzled by it all.
Too much: that's what makes
the Fifth Dimension less than
real. Incredible feats of prowess,
but too fast to catch and so
perfect they are almost sterile.
The Fifth Dimension buries
the Mississippi in Ode to Billy

Jo by making it sound like the
Ed Sullivan Show, and they
massacre Broadway with c u t e
dramatics (the girls point to
their watches with concern, to
let us the taxi is late in the
Broadway crush).
But when they forget their
steps, take off the wrapping and
sing -- like in Funky Fevdr -
you want to move your body
with them and not sit fixed to
your seat as if you are staring
at something unreal on a
screen.
The Fifth Dimension h a s
tamed raw musical. energy with
a super-slick gloss. When they
launch into the Sunshine of My
Life, from the sensual, hedon-
istic Cream, it emerges with the
mottled brown patent leather
gloss of their shoes.
It's hard to believe how they
do it, hitting four shows p e r
week. "We take one month out
of every year just to rehearse,

work out the steps, the arrange-
ments, try out numbers, throw
them out of redo them," s a y s
Billy Davis, the most electrify-
ing member of the group, who is
like a tamer Wilson Pickett.
"And we keep rehearsing on the
road, whenever we can.,'
Even after a grueling schedule
-and a grueling repertoire in
every show - the Fifth Dimen-
sion doesn't lose an electric
bond which tied them last
night to the near sell-out audi-
ence. "If we didn't feel good,
we wouldn't be up their on the
stage," says Davis.
And if the crowd hadn't felt
good, it wouldn't have rushed
the stage to clutch, kiss, and
dance with the Five Dimension.
Incidentally - when Alpha
Phi Alpha and the University
Activities Center hired the Fifth
Dimension, they mad the Mar-
tin Luther King Scholarships
about $10.000 richer. Profits
from the concert go to the fund

- and so does $3500 donated by
the Fifth Dimension out of their
$25,000 take.
The Michigan Daily, edited and man-
aged by students at the University of
Michigan. News phone: 764-0552. Second
Class postage paid at Ann Arbor, Mich-
igan, 420 Maynard St., Ann Arbor,
Michigan 48104. Published daily Tues-
day through Sunday morning Univer-
sity year, Subscription rates: $10 by
carrier, $10 by mail.
Summer Session published Tuesday
through Saturday morning. Subscrip-
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Inail
3020 Washtenaw, Ph. 434-1782
Between Ypsilanti & Ann Arbor
SandyDennis
Dayh
Par
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SEPTEMBER 30-OCTOBER 12
fAIIWT1CArlh cYremikrO

Directed by
John Houseman
plus "PLAY" by
Samuel Beckett

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hctderock7

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w ith
Patrick Hines
Christopher Walken

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In~dw- 41"A ILMII%aolI6IM LLJJ./LMLLI

mintenationai Cter ilmii Series: "It
Haea Irea ":1. and "'Bhick HiS-
tory: La st, Stolen, or Strayed": Inter-
national Citfer, 7 1:30 1; ,
legree Recital: Dlbert Dissehorst
organ: Hill Audiitoriumti, :0O p..
(Chambler Arts Series: MadrIgal, Ho-
mianian Clhirale, Marin Constantin,
conductor: 13Raam Lecture Hall, 8:30
Orgain, Mush' Conference: Rfegistra-
tioni: School of Music Lobby, 9:00 am.
Internanal aiSymposium of Remote
Sensing ol Environment: Registr'ation:
ackhan LTbby, it:00 am.
Recital by Organ Majors: l ll Audi-
torium, :30 p~m.
Recital: Lionel R gg, Conservatory of,
(eneva, Guest organist: Hill Auditor-
mum, 8:00 p.i
Comiiposeirs lorumn : Jacki; Fortner,
Sydney Hodk inson, conductors: School
of M lusic Recital Hall 8:01 p i,

School and Georgetown Law School will
be in the Jr. Sr. Counseling office, 1223
1 geli hil M1,1%onday, Oct. 13 to talk
Linterestd students. Phone 764-
13312 for al)poinments-.
GFNIERALI DIVISION
3200 SABI
Interviews at G(eneral Division, call
763-1363 for appomitments, call before
4 p,. day precedig visit. Resume is
necessary for interview, inquire about
registciig to estoblish a resume.
Organittions are pleased to speak
with young men regardless of pend-
ing military obligations,
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23
Bureau of the Census: Bach and Mast
in Econ, Psych, and Soc and Math for
Data Process, and Production of data
and statistics.
Computer Technology: Bach and
Mast in Chem, Econ, Gen Lib Arts,
Math and Physics for Data Processing.{
Cook County Department of Public I
Aid, all areas of study at bachelor level.
Michigan Consolidated Gas Co.:

Bach Mast Gen Chem, Econ, G e o 1,
Math & Physics for Data Process,
Migmt Trng, Production, Territ Sales
anti Statistics.
FRIM\Y, OCTOBER 24
Bureau of the Budget: Masters and
PhD only in Econ, Nat'l Res, and Poll
Sci for Oper res, an program anal.
University of Colorado Law School,
any area with BA degree.
Kent State University graduate pro-
grams in business admin. and econ,
any bachelors degree,
EDUCATION DIVISION
'The following schools will interview
prospective teachers for second semes-
ter and or September 1970 vacancies.
Appointments can be made by calling
764-7459.
OCTOBER 20-
Albion, Mich. - Elem, Sec Engi,
Math, Gen Sri, Soc Stud, Sch Soc
Worker.
OCTOBER 28
Ridgewood, N.J. - All fields.
Montclair, N.J. - All fields.
For additional information concern-
ing interviews call 764-7459.

SUMMER PLACEMENT SERVICE
212 SAB, Lower Level
Army and Air Force Exchange Serv-
le, Dallas,, Texas offers summer in-
ternships for soph and jrs in manage-
ment (ievelopmeiint jobs, good on-the-
job training with excellent salary.
ORGANIZATION
NOTICES
Graduate Outing Club: Sundays, at
1:30. Meet at Huron Street entrance to
Rackham for hiking, canoeing, volley
ball, occasional horseback riding. Also
Graduzate Eating Club, immediately fol-
lowing Sunday outing.
Gama Delta, Oct. 12, Meet at 1511
Washtenaw at 2:45 to go to Ypsilanti
State Hospital for orientation for serv-
ice project.
University Lutheran Chapel, Oct. 12,
9:30 and 11:00, 1511 Washtenaw Ave-
nue, Services, the Rev. Alfred Scheips,
"Protest and the Church".

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