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HAPPENINGS.
SUNDAY
HIGHLIGHT
The Russian and East European Studies department presents a festival of
Yiddish culturg today with free films, lectures, dramatic readings, folk
music and a reception. Herbert Paper will speak on "The Yiddish
Language: Mirror of a People," at 1 p.m., Rackham Amphitheater. At 2:30
p.m., there will be dramatic readings and Yiddish music in the Rackham's
fourth floor Assembly Hall. There will be a reception at 4 p.m. in Rackham's
West Conference Room and two films Mamele, and Yidl Mitn Fidl will be
shown at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium 4, MLB.
FILMS
Mediatrics-Song of the South, Wackiki Wabbit (short), MLB 3, 3:15, 5, 7
p.m.
Cinema I-Don Giovanni, Aud. A, Angell, 8 p.m.
Cinema Guild-Exterminating Angel, 7:30 p.m:, Viridiana, 9:05 p.m.,
Lorch Ball.
PERFORMANCES
Office of Major Events-Concert, Kenny Rogers, Crisler Arena, 7 p.m. For
info call 763-2071.
Office of Major Events-Concert, Bob Dylan, Hill Auditorium, 8 p.m. For
info, call 763-2071.
School of Music-Faculty Piano Recital, Lynne Bartholomew, Recital
Hall, 4 p.m.
School of Music-Violin Recital-Robert Gillespie, Recital Hall, 8 p.m.
PTP-Wings, Lydia Mendelssohn, 2 p.m. For info, call 764-0450.
UAC Musket-Fiddler on the Roof, Power Center, 2 p.m.
Ark-Concert, Bernardo Palombo, 1421 Hill, 7:30 p.m.
Canterbury Loft-"Ladies at the Alamo," 3, 8p.m., 332S. State
MISCELLANEOUS
iichifish Synchronized Swim Clinic, Margaret Bell Pool, CCRB, 6-8 p.m.
Armenian Church Service-"Badarak," St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox
Church, 414 N. Main, 3 p.m. For info, call 994-5611. ,
Guild House-potluck Brunch and Graduate Women's Network meeting,
802 Monroe, noon.
Gay Discussion Group-A discussion on gay relationships, Guild House,
802 Monroe, 6 p.m.
Museum of Art-Sunday tour, Frankie Simonds, "A Docent's choice:
Selected Works in the'Museum Collection," 2 p.m.
Jewish Grad Students Veggie Potluck Dinner, 801 E. Huron #5, 5:30 p.m.
Jewish Cultural Assoc. of East Quad, -Deli Dinner with Sylvia Hacker,
"Getting in touch with your own sexuality before messing around with
somebody else's," East Quad, 6 p.m.
Israeli Folk Dancing, Hillel, 7-10 p.m.
Family Sunday Funday-Kayak Club Demonstration and participation,
NCRB, 2-5 p.m.
Women's Community Center Benefit, continual bunch and live music with
Karen Bottomley, Kathy Lindsey and Alice Tite, Guild House, 10 a.m. to 1
p.m.
Amnesty International-general meeting, Michigan Union Conference
Room 5,7 p.m. For info call761-3639 or 994-6552.
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology-Gallery Talk, Laurie McCoy, "Vaults of
Memory: Jewish and Christian Imagery in the Catacombs of Rome," 2p.m.
MONDAY
HIGHLIGHT
The Center for Continuing education of Women is sonsoring a panel
disc nrn, New ifrectiois in Communications," Monday from 1:30 th 3:30
p.m. in Rackham's East conference room. Participants include: Hazen
Schumacher, director of Broadcasting and Media Services; Barbara
Bryant, group vice president, market opinion research; Marion Marzolf,
associate communications professor; and Tavi Fulkerson, area media
talent.
The School of Public Health is holding a presentation and discussion on
"The Infant Formula Controversy" Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the School of
Public Health auditorium. The key, speaker will be Dr. Stephen Joseph, who
recently resigned from his position with the Agency for International
Development in response to the United States' refusal to adopt guidelines for
the marketing of infant formula products in the Third World.
FILMS
Union of Concerned Scientists-War Without Winners, 7:30 p.m., The Day
After Trinity: J. Robert Oppenheimer and the Atomic Bomb, 8 p.m., MLB 3.
Cinema Guild-The Land, Lorch Hall, 8 p.m.
CFT- Pather Panchali, Michigan Theater, 4, 7, 9p.m.
SPEAKERS'
Medical Care Organization - Bernard Bloom, "Historic Attempts to
Measure Quality of Care: 1000 AD to the Present," Rm. 3001, SPH I, 3 p.m.
LSA-Prof. Starr, "Xenophon," Rackham Amphitheater, 8 p.m.
Near Eastern and North African Studies-Brown Bag Lec., Belinda

Khalayly, "Akkadian Verbal Stems: A Phonological Analysis," Commons
Rm., Lane Hall, noon.
Chem.-Colloquium, Arno Spatola, "Approaches Toward the Synthesis of
Orally Active Polypeptide Hormones-Analogs of Luteinizing Hormone
Releasing Hormone, Leucine Enkephalin and Related Brain Peptides," Rm.
3005, Chen,, 4 p.m., Sem., P. Douglas Williams, "Bonding Approaches to the
Rationalization of Metal Carbonyl Cluster Shapes," Rm., 1200, Chem., 4 p.m.
CRLT-Joseph Lipson, "Personal Computers and Shared-Info Systems in
Teaching and Scholarly Worl-Impact of New Technology in College
Teaching-and Learning," 3:10-5 p.m.
ME&AM/ Mathematics-Joseph Whitesell, "Power Series and Continued
Fractions in Design, 329 W. Eng., 4:10 p.m.
Computer Center-Tom Valerio, "Symbolic Debugging System," B120
MLB, 3:30 -5 p.m.
Women's Network-Regent Nellie Varner will discuss women's issues.
Michigan League, Rooms 4 and 5, noon to 1:30 p.m.
MEETINGS {
Christian Science Organ.-Rm 3909 Union, 7:15 p.m.
United Students for Christ-Union, 7 p.m.
United Jewish Appeal, Hatikvah campaign kickoff meeting, East Quad
Anderson Room, 10 p.m. For info, call 761-8045.
SACUA-4025 Fleming Ad. Bldg., 2 p.m.
Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living-monthly meeting, Ann Arbor
Moose Lodge, 390 South Maple, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. For Info, call 971-0227.
College Democrats-Mass meeting, Welker Rm., Michigan union, 7:30
p.m.For info call 662-9336.
PERFORMANCES-
Eclipse Jazz-Weekly workshop on Jazz Improvision by David Swain,
Union Assembly Hall, 8:30 -10 p.m.
School of Music-Bartok Centennial Series-Fifty (last) program of the
complete solo piano music: Recital Hall, 8 p.m.
MISCELLANEOUS

ARTS

The Michigan Daily Sunday, November 8, 1981 Page 3

Dylan's slow train

comes in

By James Clinton
OET, TROUBADOR, vocalist,
political activist, born again
Christian-Bob Dylan is all of the
above, and in rare appearances last
night and tonight he is bringing his con-
siderable talent to Hill Auditorium.-
The mercurial Dylan, who in the past
20 years has demonstrated an almost
uncanny knack for continually reinven-
ting himself, in the process has created
a mystique that defies categorization.
Not since the poet Rimbaud said "I is
another" has an artist of stature been
able to divorce his personna from his
art.
Dylan's experiments with musical
forms have run the gamut from early
folk ballads to the protest anthems that
so effectively mirrored the turbulent
60s, to the hard rock of his halcyon days
with The Band, to the current gospel
sound that espouses his recent conver-
sion to Christianity.
In the mid-60s Dylan followers bor-
dered on the fanatical. At the time, he
was at the height of his own romantic
notion of himself artistically and was
producing masterpieces with startling
regularity. Along with John Lennon, he
was among the first significant artists
to make a dent in the new con-
sciousness. Dylan incorporated irony,
surrealistic metaphors, and a poetic in-
terplay that signalled at once his own
despondency and the disillusionment of
the country itself regarding the war,
racism, and the dismal failure of John-
son's "Great Society."
Unfortunately, his energy, mystique,
and imagistic ability quickly elevated
him from the cult status to that of the
"new Messiah." He was never comfor-
table with this role, and was quick to

repudiate it by moving away from the
mainstream and into a tranquil
domesticity. The early Dylan had
exhibited a disdain that explained his
retreat, "Don't follow leaders ... "
Now at 40, Dylan speaks for himself
and-despite the lack of political
pronouncements-he remains an artist
of diversity and complexity, still true to
his voice. Forget the scathing criticism
of the 'born again' Dylan.
To be sure, Saved was didactic and
compared to his earlier work, a fact
Dylan himself agrees with; he virtually
ignored it in last summer's concert at
Pine Knob. If that show is indicative of
the material he'll play tonight, one can
expect to hear the bulk of Slow Train
Coming (a very underrated album that
is better served on stage than on vinyl).
Since Dylan is a complex artist of
many moods with a large repertoire,
capable of anything on any given night,
it becomes difficult to speculate about
the content. But it's safe to assume that
he'll juxtapose the old classics with
Slow Train.
Some surprises will no doubt surface;
at Pine Knob this summer he did a
great cover of Dave Mason's "We Just
Disagree." The new album, Shot of
Love will in all likelihood be represen-
ted by "Every Grain of Sand"-an ex-
traordinary piece providing evidence
that Dylan has retained the lyrical
facility that is his hallmark.
He will also probably draw from the
new album an intriguing ballad for
Lenny Bruce. Lenny was bad/he was
the brother you never had, says this
song, reminiscent of the Joey Gallo and
Ruben Carter ballads on the Desire
album. It continues the genre, and
Dylan's fascination with outlaws and
martyrs.

Cast aside any preconceived notions
you might have about the new "Born
Again" Dylan. The criticism he's
received of late has been dispropor-
tionate to the entire context of his work,
and Dylan himself has realigned his
priorities and discarded much of the
proselytizing that marred Saved.
Dylan brings with him to Hill a great
band, including Ronnie Hawkins and
Jim Keltner, the legendary drummer
who dominates the rhythm section.
Look for a very professional show
with a heightened emphasis on the old
standards. Dylan at 40 is totally com-
fortable on stage; his voice remains
idiosyncratic, but it's bereft of the snarl
that characterized his earlier perfor-
mances.
While Dylan no longer writes lines
like 'the ghost of electricity howls in
the bones of her face', he still sings
them with passion and clarity, and

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King Crimson holds
court once again

By Bill Brown
NOW I DON'T know about you,
but the ido ,morrow night's
K ig Crimson cofje at Detroit's Nitro
sAids shivers .dowp s iy spine. Their
afums aes'o frighteningly intense..
Starless and Bible Black always used
to remind me of this edition of Franken-
stein I owned when I was a kid. The
book had this drawing of the monster on
the cover which scared the living hell
out of me. But I couldn't bring myself to
just throw the book away; I hid it under
the sofa and always knew it was
there.
In the five years during which
the band was together (1969 to 1974),
King Crimson let fly some of the most
driving, nasty sounds ever made by
human beings. The basic Crimson
sound was like a tortured nerve of
Heavy Metal, made to twitch in odd
meters and intricate snycopation.
Starting with the knowledge that we
live in what is actually a very
dangerous world, King Crimson songs
used to tell stories about parlor games;
they were full of suspense, excitement,

logic, cruelty and madness. These
stories, like Frankehstein, are
children's fairy tales told for adults.
It has indeed been a long seven years
since guitarist/composer/leader
Robert Fripp officially disbanded the,
group "forever.' Crimson itself was
largely ignored during its existence and
now, in oh-so-post-punk 1981, the band is
memorable only in its absence. (More
than just memorable, King Crimson is
missed and needed by the few die-hard
fans who remain loyal.)
Fripp, nothing if nobody's fool,
realizes that a reunited King Crimson
could now be a profitable commercial
venture. So he has quickly assembled a
superstar band comprised of himself,
former Crimson percussionist Bill
Bruford, guitarist Andrew Belen, and+
bassist Tony Levin. He booked a
Stateside tour, helped throw Discipline
together, and went into print explaining
it all with The Diary of the Return of
King Crimson.
But oh, never mind, you rocky horror
fans; if the new King Crimson deigns to
play "Larks' Tongues, Pt. II," that
alone will be worth the price of ad-
mission.

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Daily Classifieds Bring Results

Bill

of Rights

At this time I know of no other musical ensemble that
combines, as these superlative musicians do, the deep concern,
musical perception, and faultless realization of all they play."
-- The Washington Post

ArtiCle 1:
The Right to Throttle a Bottle.
Longnecks Cheap!

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Every Monday Night(
Article IT
You are Required to Register for the Draft
Good Time Charley Wants You!
Draft Board
Refills 500
Every Tuesday Night

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Richard Stoltzman, clarinet Fred Sherry, cello
Theodore Arm, violin and viola Ik-Hwan Bae, violin and viola
Ida Kavafian, violin and viola
Program
Mozart: Divertimento for String Trio in E-flat major, K. 563
Husa: Evocation de Slovaquie
Weber: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in E-flat major, Op. 34
Sunday, Novcnber.15, at 4:00
ackI Auditorium
Tickets at $8.50, $7.00, $5.50

Article III:
The Wild Life Preservation Act of 1981.
'Save the Gators'
Your Gator Drinks for Free!
Gator Night
When Wearing an Aligator on a Piece of Clothing
You Get Two Drinks For the Price of One!
Every Wednesday Night
Article IV
An Act Soon to be World Famous!
Pitcher Night
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