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May 09, 1975 - Image 6

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Friday, May 9, 1975

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Plans for Blues festival scrapped

(Continued from Page 1)
out to be a financial debacle.
Andrews pinpointed border has-
sles as a principal reason why
the festival flopped.
"THE EVENT became a total
horror show because nobody
could get across the border to
support the show."
The result was skimpy audi-
ences despite the appearance of
such notables as B. B. King,
James Brown. The Persuasions
and other big - name acts.
Crowds averaged 3,000 com-
pared to an audience of around

13,000 in '73 according to An-
drews. Rainbow Multi-Medlia
consequently suffered severe fi-
nancial losses.
"In '72 we broke even. In '73
we lost $30,000, but we attracted
national coverage. Last year we
lost in excess of $130,000 while
gaining minimal national recog-
nition" he said.
ANDREWS termed Rainbow
Multi - Media's bank account
"clean as a whistle" and with
Rainbow out of the running as
promoter for the 1975 Festival,
no other group has stepped for-

ward to organize the event.
Meanwhile, City Council's out-
look on the Festival has bright-
ened considerably. Councilwo-
man Carol Jones (D-2nd Ward)
even said ''there are definitely
six votes on the Council for the
But despite the new political
alignment, it seems no promot-
ers are willing to risk a poten-
tial financial fiasco to organize
the festival.
A combination of lingering
distrust of the City Council and
the grim monetary realities of
the fest. seemingly assure the

absence of one of Ann Arbor's
most prestigious events.
A N D R E W S, still per-
sonally in debt from last year's
jamboree, bitterly dismisses
even a slight possibility of a
1975 Ann Arbor Blues/Jazz Fes-
"No-one is going to mess
around on the garbage dumps
the city have given us past
years and besides, its really too
late to organize .anything. I
know the festival isn't going to

New hiccup
cure found
TUCSON, Ariz, (M') - Jarette
Burdine found the cure for a
severe case of the hiccups.
After he was unable to shake
the hiccups, he called for an
ambulance to take him to a hos-
En route Wednesday night,
the ambulance collided with a
car and Burdine lost his hic-
cups, police said.
No one was injured in the ac-

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O brought brilliantly to blockbuster." -Jeph Gel-. NEWSDAY portant screen role there
life." arschard CRAWDADDY "Masterpiece" P WCBSTV has been for wo en in
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FALK is of a virtuoso enjoy it, the movie proves that real artistic "Blazingly good. She 4
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--Holls Alpert SATURDAY REVIEW/WORLD "Not only a social document. But an intensely about the most exotic of 4
"PETER FALK'S splen- involving emotional experience. film characters in 1974, 49
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whole human being.. JOHN CASSAVETES once again proves that to receive an avalanche
an extraordinary feat of he is among the most profound and subtle and of praise JahnCttende,
acting.*-- alive students of human behavior operating ,in ,~
Kathleen Carrol. N.Y DAILY NEWS any art form. -Richard SchiheI4
Words can hardly de-
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outlandish yet beautiful tragedy. Brilliant. Powerful. Emotional nudity." MISS ROWLANDS' per- 4
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working class people "Explosions are going off in Mabel Longhetti's ,, ENA R OWLA NDS
tick. PETER FALK'S Nick head and we can see them, we can hear them.
emerges as a truly great
I may be the first authen- It is not a pretty sight, but watch we do, com-see rs a rul gea"
. tic hard hat on the screen pulsively. Big and gawky and blonde and batty screen ersTaiyN"
since the 1930's. Award Mabel looks like a wild goose trapped in a man- -The soul of the filM is s
givers take notice! It's made cage. Her eyes flicker with intensity, then the strange intense 41
high time that the film drift out of focus, go dead. Her broad brow emotionaly daring per- 40
community embraced creases in pain and bewilderment, her sentences formance by GENA k
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wool American film of her Los Angeles bungalow home' understand and respond
~ maker, and as such he's akRK ch NEW TIMES MAGAZINE to ud M Haske
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