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Arts R Entertain ment TeaTHE MICHIGAN DAILY
Tuesday, February 1, 1977 Page Five
I IUAC exposes local talent

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HAPPENINGS
763-1107t
Who cares about Josh, Harold is coming!
UAC MUSKET
Presents
THE MUSIC MAN
America's Marching Musical
MARCH 31-APRIL 3

By PAULA HUNTER
rrHE UNIVERSITY Activitiesc
Center, better known as UAC,c
has recently established a new
theatre group, World Premieret
Productions. This theatre groupt
will enable local play and song1
writers to produce their own
works.1
UAC's two other theatre or-
ganizations, Musket and Soph1
Show, produce well knowp,
"tried and true" shows. As an
alternative, World Premiere
Productions offers area play-
wrights and song writers thei
opportunity to gain exposure.
Rackhain
By DAVID MASELLO
'"HE RACKHAM TRIO'S Sun-'
'day performance was a dis-
appointment for classical mu-
sic enthusiasts who were ac-
quainted with the real poten-
tial of the players. For the most
part, the trio failed in its in-}
terpretations of Beethoven's
Trio No. 2, op. 9 No. 1, and of'
the Brahms Quartet for Piano
and Strings, Op. 25.
The Beethoven trio, written

heidi Gottfried, chairwoman I The script should be submitted
of World Premiere Productions, to the UAC office in the Michi-
developed the idea of producing gan Union by February 11, 1977.
original plays after she pro- There are no restriction on the
duced "Disappearing Goobies" type of scripts eligible for pro-
through UAC's Children's Thea- ductions.
tre. She hopes that the local, Applicants are asked to type
unestablished artists will now the manuscript and include a
have a chance for recognition. title page with name, address
Gottfried points out that other and phone number. Notification
universities have prominent will begin the following week
groups established especially for by mail or phone. Anyone in-
student playwrights. terested in a play or song wri-
ters workshop or interested in
WORLD PREMIERE Produc- working on the production'
Lions invites writers to submit should contact Heidi Gottfried
scripts for a production in April. at the UAC office.
Trio disappointing

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Group Rates Available

early in his career, was meant
to be played with a Classical
grace. The musicians, however,
failed to recognize this, opting
for a later, heavily Romantic
style instead.
The first movement, an Ada-
gio-allegro con brio, was hand-
led well. Violinist Angel Reye,
violist Francis Bundra and cell-
ist Samuel Mayes handled their
instruments lovingly, maintain-
ing a smooth flow of sound.

The timing here was also excel-
lent.
UNFORTUNATELY, the mu-
sicians reached their peak dur-
ing this opening section. The
second movement, an Adagio
ma non tanto e cantabile, was
an array of slurred notes and
clumsiness. 'Thd excellent trills
performed by Reye were the
only periods of relief during the
movement.
See RACKHAM, Page 8

Daily Photo by ANDY FREEBERG
Peyton per forms
SINGER CAROLYN PEYTON, with a repertoire of jazz and folk-rock guaranteed to
please, entertains a packed house at the Blind Pig last Saturday night.

ENO, MANZANERA TOGETHER AGAIN:
0-1Live exces SEMINAR-WORISHOP IN ZEN PRACTICE
By ALAN RUBENFELD er. The rest of the first side is However, the most important SATURDAY, FEB. 5-10 A.M.-4 P.M.
basically taken from Main- aspect of the album is that this
'HEN YOU combine several stream, a release by Quiet Sun band is a solid base for the mu- K U EN Z E L ROOM, MICHIGAN UNION
of England's most talented, (which Manzanera and Eno sical expression of Manzanera (CONTRIBUTION: $10
progressive and intelligent mu- joined previous to their bout and Eno, as well as for the o her
sicians, something good is bound! with Roxy Music). However, players. Eno's "oblique starte- Conducted by ZENSON SHAKYA, Ordained Priest of the Zen Center
to happen. This is the case with there is a definite. attempt by gies" are a true complement to of Rochester, New York.
former Roxy Music members the band to alter the tunes from the scintillataing virtuosity of
Phil Manzapera and Eno, who their original free-form struc- Manzanera. Please bring 2 blankets to serve as cushions for Zazen (Zen medita-
have just recorded a triumph in ture into one more palatable to With the apparent breakup of tion) and wear loose fitting clothing.
the form of 801 Live (Island the listener. Roxy Music at present, let's!
28187 XDT). hope that 801 will become a FOR INFORMATION CALL: THE ANN ARBOR ZEN GROUP-6mi-0275
The two artists were joined in THE SIDE closes with the Pno semi-permanent fixture in mu
this effort by a group of excep- classic, "Somber Reptiles", a sic.
tionally accomplished musi- hypnotic journey through the - . - -.--____________
cians: Bill MacCormick on bass, mind's darkest depths.
keyboardist Francis Monkman, The tempo picks up on Side
Simon Philips playing drums, Two, with Eno's "Baby's on
and Lloyd Watson on slide gui- Fire (... better throw her in
tar. This musical conglomera- the water)". Listeners, prepare
tion, known as 801, has per- I for a completely oppressive vo-
formed together on several pre- cal exercise with this one.
vious albums of avant-garde The album's highlight is un-
rock; and the group's talent is doubtedly the "Miss Shapiro"
awesome. Phil Manzanera, for "You Really Got Me" medley.
example, shares the distinction Eno's blood-curdling voice, com-
with Robert Fripp of being Brit- bined with the songs' four part!
ain's greatest art-rock guitarist. harmonies and overall vicious-
Eno himself is probably the ness. make the original Kinks
most advanced expressionist in version and Mott the Hoople's
the field, performing extensively attempt seem tame in compari~
on David Bowie's new album, son.
Low. 801 Live is revolutionary as an
The album opens with a Man- album as well as a concept ins
zanera solo, "Lagrima", from several important ways. First,
Diamond Head, and moves di giv exposureto a group ofy
Dimn ed n oe i gvsrectly into "T.N.K." (TomorrowI musicians who are relativelv v
Neer Knows)y o"n.K.o'f(themor unknown outside of British re-
Newer Knows), one of the orn- cording studios. Also, it is one'
ginal "psychedelic" songs taken of the greatest sounding live
from the Beatles album Revolv- recordings ever produced.

MUSICAL MONTAGE
A Magical Fantasy is Coming!
UAC is proud to arnounce it's first Musical Montage.
Mass Meeting Feb. 22. Auditions Feb. 24E 25
MEDIATRICS Presents.. .
WEST SIDE STORY-Sat., Feb. 5 at 7:00 p.m. and
9:45 p.m.
Admission: $1.25
1st and 2nd EROTIC FILM FESTIVALS-Sun., Feb. 6
first show starts 6:00 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.
Admission: $1.25 one show, $1.50 both shows
UAC TRAVEL Presents...
Cheap Spring Break Trips to HAWAII, ACAPULCO!
JAMAICA! CANCUN! Includes round trip air transpor-
tation and hotel accommodations.
Also, charter fare is available to New York, Boston,
Newark, Philadelphia and Ft. Lauderdale.
Signup Deadline: February 4
For further information contact UAC Travel at 763-
2147
ECLIPSE JAZZ Presents...
CHARLES MINGUS in-concert February 4 & 5 at the
Michigan Union Ballroom-Two shows each night: 8:00
& 1 1:00 p.m.
FREE WORKSHOP Saturday, Feb. 5, at 5:00 p.m. at the
Union Ballroom.
Tickets are $3.50, available at the Michigan Union Box
Office, Schoolkid's Records, D i s c o u n t Records and
Wherehouse Records in Ypsilanti.
GHOSTS EXIST!
Hear about it TONIGHT in Rackham Auditorium at
7:30 p.m.
Two UCLA Parapsychologists prove supernatural exist-
ence. Admisison is free.
10:00 p.m. tonight--informal discussion in Alice Lloyd
Hall
TOMORROW-7:00 p m at East Quod--ESP demon-
stration
9:00 p.m. at Alice Lloyd Hall-ESP demonstration
UAC PRINT SHOP... Bus Posters
CHEAP
CALL 763-1107 3-5 P.M. DAILY

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Hedy West thrills
folks at the Ark

By WENDY GOODMAN
and MIKE TAYLOR
"INE OF THE world's most
energetic folksinging banjo
players thrilled audiences at the
Ark coffee house last Friday
and Saturday nights. In her an-
nual visit to Ann Arbor, Hedy
West, "maker" of "500 Miles
("I don't write songs. The pat-
tArns are set - all I do is put
them together. I make songs.),
sai g songs from her southern
culture, tales of the depression,
folk ballads, and more. Her mel-I
low, yet severe voice combined
with her aggressive guitar and
boanjo attack to leave the seem-
ingly packed house gasping with
awe at times.
Coming from a folk music fam-'
ily backgrourd, West has been
greatly influenced by the sing-
ing and playing styles of her
maternal grandmother and her
father. She is by no means, how-
ever, a folk elitist; West has ex-'
tensively studied and composed
"Western/European" (classical)
music.
She opened with a group of
songs learned from her grand-
mother. These included some

"little perversions" of old tradi-
tions, as well as "Little Mattie
Groves" and Cisco Houston's
"Roving Gambler." A thirties
love song and a '64 remember-
ance of child labor turned the
subject -of the evening to the
Depression. "How Can a Poor'
Man Stand Such Times and
Live?" by Blind Alfred Reed, ;
and Molly Jackson's "Hardwork-
ing Miners" were also perform-
ed. '
WEST'S DIVERSE singing
ability was exhibited by a num-!
her of German language songsl
interspersed throughout the
show. The first, by a German
Jew, was about Berlin in World
War 11. "Pans of Biscuits and
Bowls of Gravy" was also pre-
sented in German, as was a
song of the Loyalist troops in
the Spanish Civil War done to,
the tune of "Red River Val-
1ey' "
Before her encore of Bruce
Phillips' "Green Rolling Hills
of West Virginia," West sang
a song about a bird, a mouse,
and a sausage which typified
the evening's works: "Happi-
ness: how soon it ends, but,
misery pays poor dividends."

THE ROBERT A tMAN
FESTIVAL PRESENTS:
Saturday, Feb. 12--McCABE & MRS. MILLER, Aud. A,..
Angell Hall, 7:00 p.m. & 9:15 p.m.
FEB. 17: SNEAK PREVIEW OF A FILM PRODUCED BY
ROBERT ALTMAN STARRING KEITH CARRADINE,
SALLY'KELLERMAN, GERALDINE CHAPLIN, LAUREN
HUTTON, SISSY SPACEK AND RICHARD BASKIN
ALAN RUDOLPH, the director, will discuss the film after
its screening. Alan Rudolph was assistant director for the
following Altman 'films: The Long Goodbye, California
Split, and Nashville. He co-wrote} the screenplay for
Buffalo Bill 6' the Indians.
Admisison, is $3.50. The film will start promptly, at
6:00 p.m. in Aud. A, Angell Hall.
ADVANCE TICKETS will go on sale Feb. 10, Thursday,
at UAC Ticket Central in the Michigan Union. The
Rudolph sneak preview is .also part of the screening pass
which will admit you to the following Altman films:
McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Images, The Long Goodbye,
Thieves Like Us, California Split, Nashville and Buffalo
Bill & the Indians. The all screening pass is now avoil-
able for .$10.00. You save $2.75 and are guaranteed a
seat for theexclusive preview.
UAC's TICKET CENTRAL...
Main lobby, Michigan Union
Ticket Central's experienced Box Office personnel will
take away your ticket selling problems and worries-
have your event's tickets sold for a mere 5% commis-
sion!'
For more information, call 763-1107.
MUSKET. .
Watch for MUSKET'S production of the MUSIC MAN-
coming in April!
WORLD PREMIERE
PRODUCTIONS...
A Theatre group designed to produce original scripts;
they are still accepting submissions of original manu-
scripts for consideration. Deadline is February 11, 1977.
Starving artists-here is your chance for recognition!
For further information, call 763-1107,
AVANT GARDE FILM
LECTURE SERIES...
Brings you PETER KUBELKA and his works of art in
film-Friday, February 11, 1977 at the Nat. Sci. Audi-
torium. Tickets: $1.50 each
Unusual offerings from the COLLABORATIVE WINTER
ART AND CRAFT CLASSES are'still open. Find out about:
Native American Design, Contemporary Quilting, Photo
Images, and Macrame. Contact the Collaborative at
668-7884, 2nd floor, Michigan Union. These classes
are sponsored by the U-M Artists and Craftsmen Guild
University Activities Center and the Michigan Union.

JAMES CAGNEY in1949
One of the most hard-hitting, fpst-paced gang-

With an enormous repetoire based upon the rich resources of the
country's folklore, these 42 singers, dancers, and musicians display their
versatility and brilliance. To the accompaniment of native instruments,
they portray Indian dances, folk dances, ceremonial dances, Zarzuelas,
dances from the Spanish Colonial period, and dances reminiscent of
flamenco and zaateado-all done with great exuberance and expertise.

I

Applications are now being accepted for the Senior Of-
ficer positions of the University Activities Center for-
the 1977-7978 school year. Four students are needed to
fill the positions of President. Financial Vice-President,
Public Relations Vice-President and Co-ordinating ice-
President. The UAC Senior officers have responsibility
for the overall administration of the University Activities
Center:which is the primary entertainment and cultural

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