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Arts & Entertainm ent Wednesday, January 19, 1977 Page Five

Guild House draws
Ann Arbor poets
OF ALL THE ART FORMS available on campus, poetry is!
perhaps the most overlooked by students. Four years ago,
poet Andrew Carrigan started the Guild House Poetry Series
in an attempt to improve this situation. The program is meant
to serve as a community forum for all sors of poets; par-
ticipants vary from workshopping amateurs to the well pub-
lished Carrigan and Richard McMullen.
Sponsored by the Guild House Campus Ministry, the series
is picking up momentum. The program is now supplemented
by a bi-weekly series of publications presenting selections by
poets who, have recently appeared in the series. Participants
in the program often find it a valuable experience in aesthetic
Last year, Bill Farmer took became the series' coordinator,
a job he shares this year with David Oleshansky. Those with
poems, stories, or drama that they'd like to present are urged
to contact Farmer or Oleshansky '(662-5189) so that they can
b'e scheduled for an upcoming meeting.
THE POETRY SESSIONS are held Thursday evenings at
7:30 p.m. at the Guild House, 802 Monroe. All are welcome
to come, of course, and admission is free. In the tradition
of the San Francisco coffee houses, the meetings tend to
begin fashionably late, and coffee and tea are served.
January 20 -.Martha Merrill and Bob Walker
January 27 - Kerry Thomas
February 3 - Patrick Patillo
February 10 - Michael Brundrage and Brenda Patterson
February 17 - Mystery Poets from Toledo
February 24 - Paul Hubbell and Bill Plumpe
March 3 -- To Be Announced
March 10 - VACATION
March 17 - Nels Johnson
March 24- Barbara Abels
March 31 - John Bunch, Glen Treisman and Bill Farmer
April 7 - Robert Clifford and Jim Robinsj
April 14 - Carolyn Gregory and Genghis
NO DATE YET - Steve DunningI

Prague group: Tight
By KAREN PAUL played Mozart's Symphony No. formance of Mozart's "Ves-
A COMBINATION of machine 41 the way Mozart should al- perae solennes de confessore"
like precision and pure, ways be played. Throughout in C rnjor.
warm - hearted musicality re- the work, the concentration of The large chorus disappoint-
sults in an impeccable perform- the musicians was apparent, ingly overpowered the small;
ance. Such was the outcome of yet it seemed a concentration sensitive orchestra. The chorus,
the concert Saturday night by stemming from enjoyment of while producing block dynam-
the Prague Chamber Orches- the music rather than technical ics of forte and piano, did
thPragdifficulty; many of them were iothing to create, the needed
tra. swaying to the musical phrases, subtleties of phrasing. The so-
Having no conductor, the The effect was again that of pranos always dominated the
small ensemble relies only on a well synchronized machine, ensemble.
the exaggerated gestures of but it was also a very human LIKOVA'S easing, expres-
the concertmaster and on their effect because each musician's sive voice highlighted the per-
own ears to perform with this artistry combined to build an formance. In the slow "Lau-
amazing unity' of technique inspired whole. date Dominum" - largely a
and emotion. The twelve vio- The andante movement con- soprano solo - it was especial-
lins, four violas, four cellos, tains a lyrical "Elvira Madi- ly delightful to experience Li-
two basses and pairs of winds gan" type theme. The ensem- kova's superior musicality.
- liberated by the absence of ble carried the melody through The orchestra, of course,
a conductor - were able to flowing and ebbing phrases performed faultlessly when it
concentrate on an artistically with well balanced inner parts. could be heard (in accompany-
corirect rendering of themusic The symphony's finale,ing the soloists or in instnmen-
In the "Six Renaissance wihicue h aosfu tal interludes). It is unfortu-
Dancs," hor graefulpiees wichincludes the famous four Hate that a small choir was not
Dances," short graceful pieces Ht hc"Jptrteebcm
by Susati (died c. 1561), the en- inmbued ith spirit as 'the chosen to maintain the intimate
semble's balance and tuning- bPrage musicians taintaie interpretation of the music with
could not have been better an ex t which the first half of the con-
Dynaics ere ffecive an exciting tempo. Flying scale
Dnamics were effective passages were easily executed cert was concerned.
winds and, strings sang with bytheae tsigs, te
sweet tones. Renaissance en- y the adeot. strings, the bas-
thusiasts may argue against the THE FIRST HALF of the
uses of modern instruments in concert ended in a crowd,
nerforming Susato's music, but cnestgende, thea"F.rodn"
th' rge hme Orchies- I pleasing encore, the "Furient" 91 Fm
t's interpretation was enjo- from Dvorak's Czech Suite. It
able noneteres s e had an animated, Slavic dance
THE PRAGUE Orchestra character, and the orchestra,
inspired by the nationalistic
music, produced a full, ener- .
getic sound.
The second half of the pro- V L U
'dinary ____
d i a ygram included the Festival ANN RBO
Chorus of the Choral Union, di -___________
right IlI's "Swimming Song", and rected to Donald Bryant; solo- Makes It A Little Bit
own version of "The Barnyard mary Russell, contralto; Leon- jEasierTo Get Through
issary Likovael, optranto;LRoe- EserTrog
, entitled, "The International Vege- ard Johnson, tenor; Ara Ber- The Day
Conspiracy". Lyn also did a great, berian, bass, and the Prague
ce Welk impression. ;Chamber Orchestra in a per-

Daily Photo by ANDY FREEBERG
Florence Figueroa of the New Black Repertory Company sings during a rehearsal of
Sketches in Black, the company's latest show. The play started last night and continues
through Saturday in the Mack School Auditorium (920 Miller Ave.), performances at 8 p.m.




Seven % Solution
good--but too slick
By DOBILAS MATULIONIS incompetent Holmes could no
possibly perform such a fea
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, of quick thinking.
currently playing at Briarwood, Holmes has also lost hi
is one of those calculated films charming enigmatic qualities, a
that is almost guaranteed to the movie reveals his innermos
garner a nice profit. thoughts. The hero has bee
The movie is based on Nicho- stripped of his superhuma
las Meyer's (who also wrote the qualities, and his facade has be
screenplay) best selling book come transparent. Sherloc
and it is also a quasi-revival Holmes is no longer a legen
of the Sherlock Holmes "thriller dary indefatigable crimefighter
genre" films of the 40's. As if he's become a marshmallow.
that already wasn't enough, the The plot of the film contain
producers have also given well all of the usual traits of Sher
publicized cameo roles to Law- lock Holmes stories - the trap
rence Olivier, Vanessa Red- the hidden clues, the victim i
grave and Joel Grey. All of this, jeopardy, and the final confron
of course, adds up to a good tation. However, the inclusio
(money-making) film in the of Sigmund Freud in the stor
eyes of Universal (the studio seems awfully contrived. On
that released the movie) - but gets the impression that Nich
artistic achievement and ulti- las Meyer wrote his book
mate public satisfaction do 'not screenplay around the meetin
always go hand in hand with of Holmes and Freud. He shoul
large box-office grosses. have concentrated on the pl
No one will deny that The (which isn't particularly good
Seven-Per-Cent Solution is a and made the meeting of th
truly professional piece of film- intellectual giants simply an in
making; it is competently direc- teresting facet of the story.
ted, written and acted, and the
cinematography is beautiful THERE IS SOMETHING abou
(period films such as this are intense professionalism that ca
almost always well photograph- crush originality and talent. Ho
ed). However, the film is a lywood has always been money
little too professional; behind minded (and why shouldn't the
that slick and warmly colorful be?) but lately their greed ha
exterior is coldness and sterili- become grotesque. Producer D
ty. After seeing the film one no DeLaurentiis wants Kin
feels unsatisfied and maybe Kong to beat Jaws in box offic
even a little cheated, because grosses simply for his own eg
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (for he certainly doesn't nee
neither frightens nor amuses the money). Remakes, sequel
effectively, and it ultimately and novels-into-movies are cu
fails to live up to its publicity. rently flooding the marke
(King Kong, A Star is Born
THE MOVIE contains original The Pink Panther Strikes Again
touches, some good and some to name a few) and upcomin
not so good. Robert Duvall, who sequels are scheduled for Jaws
at first glance seems horribly The Exorcist, The Omen, Th
miscast as the stiff and pomp- Poseidon Adventure and Kin
ous Dr. Watson, transcends him- Kong.
self and comes up with a fine Of course, these will all prob
characterization. The intellectu- ably be well crafted films, bu
al Sigmund Freud is (finally!) there is only a certain amour
humanized and softened by Alan of films you can squeeze ou
Arkin, and unfortunately, Nicol of one idea. When a lot of mov
Williamson also humanizes Sher- ies similar in motive to Ih
lock Holmes. Although portray- Seven-Per-Cent Solution (mal
ing Freud as vulnerable and ing money by utilizing profes
warm is refreshing, for Holmes sionalism and tried ideas) ar
the same treatment just does released, it frightens me, be
not work. The famed detective cause the films are an indica
comes across as hyper-energet- tion of where Hollywood ma
ic and capricious, and any men- be heading. Real creative film
tal dexterity he exhibits smacks making is just that - creative
of phoniness. . The standard and hopefully the film industr
"brilliant deduction" scene in will some day realize that ne'
Freud's office is awkward; the ideas can make a lot of mon
audience realizes that such an ey too.

IIE TAPPED his heels, she tapped her
toes: Jay and Lyn Unger delighted an
enchanted audience at the Ark coffee
house last Saturday night with their good-
humored strumming, bowing, picking, and
singing. Trading off jokes between num-
bers the duo sang and played a wide as-
sortment of old and new folk tunes, Jay
alternating between fiddle and mandolin,
and Lyn switching off between guitar and
of banjo.
t "Anybody here have perfect, pitch?"
. queried Jay as he tried to tune his fiddle
s for the umpteenth time. "No? Thank
st God!" They both then broke into a tube
n called by some "Snow-dove" and among
n others, "Butcher-boy". Jay and Lyn's
e- comedic style held the evening together
k and kept it moving at a comfortable gait.

Lyn: Extraor
The Ungers come from Westchester Wainwi
County, New York, where they used to be theiro
two-fourths of the Putnam String County Dance"
Band. They tend to travel on weekends, tarian{
spending the remainder of the week "'ar- Lawren
ranging the weekends." Playing mostly at Thee
"colleges coffee houses, museums, and lous, h
any place else that will let us", they usual- selectio
ly drive from date to date staying with of Fren
friends they've established over the years, night o
rather than in motels. "We're like one treat".
big; family," Lyn commented. McCasl
BEFORE SINGING "She Can't Help it will be,
if her Heart - is Big Enough for Two," own "L
which Jay characterized as "Country & Latei
Eastern music", Lyn explained what that we're g
genre is. "It sounds like Country & West- he rem
ern, but something's wrong." The pair also ing for.
performed tunes such as "I Wish I Was other o
a Mole in the Ground", "You Married My blazone
Daughter and Yet You Didn't", Loudon very gi

evening was not completely
owever. Jay and Lyn playede
on of fiddle tunes, including a
nch-Canadian ones, as well as
n the Water" and "Bonaparte
In' addition they performed
in's "Young Wesley" (M
at the Ark this weekend) and
in the show, Jay announcea,
gonna do our disco number".
oved the T-shirt he had been
the past two hours to rev
ne. Jet black in color, it wG
ed with two radiant words
litter: "DISCO SUCKS"!

a hefty
e's Re-
d Lyn's
eal an-
as em-,
of sil-

' u .,.:

FRI.-SAT. $3.00
Rolling Stone: "An
exceptional album right
up there with today's
best. McCaslin's
unorthodox guitar
{ "tunings create unusual,
ethereal melodies of
striking beauty." "Jim
Ringer seems plucked
out of a Tijuana,
Sun.: TONY BIRD from South Africa
An excellent writer with a great deal to say.


sAlbum prices rise
n By MIKE TAYLOR xvid Bowie's new disc', Low, also
n- is priced at $7.98.
n Several weeks ago, School OF COURSE, it's easy to buy
y Kids Records posted a recent records in the Ann Arbor area
e Billboard cover in their window, for far less than the list price,
o. Its three lead stories all warned but for most local outlets, the
/ of a looming increase in the increase 'will cause records that
g price of records. have been selling for about $4 to

In a FREE Exhibition
4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.


1421 HILL



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U It seems now this dreadful cost about $5.
ot possibility has come true. Last What does this mean for the
) ear, the soundtrack to A Star average University student?
e is Born boasted the list price Probably just that we'll have to
n- of $8.98 for a single album. and face parting with an extra ,dol-
yet the album has sold remark- lar the next time we want to
ably well. The new Queen al- buy an album. Of course we
ut bum, A Day at the Races, re 'could organize a record boycott,
n leased a couple of weeks ago but can we do without the lat-
l- has a $7.98 list price. Now, Da est in rock 'n' roll? We could
y- --------- beg local record store managers
y EDITOR'S NOTE to work something out with the
record labels to save the $3.99
i- THIS IS AN APPEAL to all record. But there's not much
g you art students. The Daily arts hope in that working either. No,
e page needs you to write reviews I think this time Corporate
of art exhibits in the Ann Ar- America has us up against the
d bor area, and to write features wall.
s, on the graphic and plastic arts.
r- If you're interested, please call
et 764-0552 or drop by The Daily
n, soon and ask for Lois (that's
n, me). o


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g The list of speakers during the
Robert Altman Festival pub-
b- lished on yesterday's Arts page,
ut may have caused some confu-
nt sion. Alan Rudolph's appearance
ut together with the sneak preview
v- (Feb. 17) was listed under the
e $10 season pass. Actually un-
k- like all the other speakers, his
s- appearance will go in the $12
e film series instead. The Daily
e- regrets the error.



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