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Thursday, February 13, 1986

The Michigan Daily

Page 7

WCBN bashes for funds

By Noelle Brower
GET READY for 88.3 hours of
the best in alternative radio
programming. Starting this morning
at 9 a.m., WCBN kicks off its seventh
annual on-the-air fundraiser. WCBN,
situated at 88.3 on the FM dial, is the
University's own student-run, cam-
pus radio station; it's also one of the
most daring stations around offering
a program list of alternative and
highly innovative music. And true to
its reputation for being an alternative
station, it is offering its loyal
following an alternative to most fun-
draisers.

When public-supported radio
stations declare that it's fundraiser
time it usually means that their
audience is in for several days of
D.J.'s adlibbing and begging for
donations. Not WCBN. You won't find
the D.J.s at WCBN spending all their
time asking for money; you will,
however, hear the best in alternative
radio not to mention live on-the-air
acts and special location spots.
"For most other stations, fun-
draiser time is also the worst time to
listen. Ours is the best possible (to
listen)," says the station's Program
Director Paul Townsend.
The culmination of the fundraiser
will be the Benefit Bash on Sunday

night at the Michigan Union
Ballroom. Admission to the Bash is
$4, but if you pledge $4 or more your
admission is free. Pledges can be
made during the next four days by
calling 763-3501.
Aside from the good feeling that
will come from knowing that you have
supported your campus station,
premiums are attached to the
monetary donations; anything from
theatre tickets to books to free meals
could be yours with a donation. Of
course, the most popular premium of
all is the one for $10, the perennially
popular WCBN t-shirt. Most of WC-
BN's budget is determined by the
fundraiser proceeds - not University

support - so tune in and support your
radio station.
The following is a schedule of the
highlights of the fundraiser and Bash.
Thursday: 1:30 p.m. - It's Raining,
8:30 p.m. - Surreal Estate; Friday:
10 a.m. - The Ann Arbor Sax Quintet
(comprised of the best Sax players in
Ann Arbor, 4 p.m., - the Circle Con-
fusion, 8 p.m. - Sleep, 10 p.m.
Angry Red Planet, 12 a.m. - Hysteric
Narcotics; Saturday: 9 a.m. -
New Hope Tabernacle Choir, 1 p.m. -
country pickers Garth and David,
also The Chenile Sisters, 3 p.m. -
Blues singer Queen Ida (tentative);
Sunday: 11:30 a.m. - Allison and
Thomas Hunter perform classical In-
dian music.
Sunday evening the doors to the
Union Ballroom open at 7:30 p.m.
Crucial opens the Bash at 8, The
Lunar Glee Club will perform at 9:10,
Tracy Lee and The Leonards at 10:20,
and Map of the World at 11:35.

Co. presents

6

T HE BRECHT Company will open
their 1986 season with a produc-
tion of Bertolt Brecht's political
parable, The Exception and the Rule.
The company describes this debut as
the hard-earned product of an "inten-
sive series of dramaturgical
workshops" conducted under the
working methods and principles of
the German playwright.
Originally published in his Gesam-
melte Werke in 1938, the play is what
Brecht called a Lehrstueck - a lear-
ning piece. Director Bob Brown con-
strues this as a dialectical process,
one that brings both the audience and
the actors themselves to question
social and dramatic conventions.
Brown describes Exception as "the
droll tale of a journey, a murder and a
free flung trial." Brecht's plot ex-
plodes these familiar themes by
redefining the terms of what con-
stitutes a crime, and what is meant by
justice.
Brown says that the company striv-
es for what Brecht called Ver-
-emeungseffekt - the estrangement
effect. By overturning a dramatic
situation, the effect is said to move
the audience to a different, perhaps

strange, vision of their environment.
The Brecht Company will use
several innovative techniques in their
interpretation of Exception.
Dixieland clarinetist and composer
Peter Ferrar will perform an original
score that is a combination of
Dixieland and traditional jazz. By
means of masks, choral speaking,
and comic caricature, the ensemble
intends to "emphasize social process
over character."
Having just received a grant from
the Michigan Council for the Arts, and
plaudits from influential Theatre
magazine, the ensemble, explains
Brown, is delighted and optimistic.
The cast includes Martin Walsh,
Barbara Thorne, Franji Minwalla,
Mary L. Petit, Deborah Allen, Jeff
Safron, Annette Jagner, Jill Ackles,
Tom Charbonneau, and Sean Yar-
dley.
Performancesurun at the Residen-
tial College Auditorium Thursday

Irama
through Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at
2 p.m. from Feb. 13-22. Tickets are $5;
half price on Thursday and Sunday.
Tickets remaining at curtain time are
available to students for $3.00. Ad-
vance tickets can be purchased at the
Michigan Theatre Box Office on East
Liberty.
-Peter Batacan
STRICTLY
ORIGINAL
Songwriters Expo
Thursday, Feb. 13
1986
in the U Club
9:30 p.m.
p- *

Daily Photo by MATT PETIIE
Map of the World, the WCBN benefit bash headline band, will make the
Union Ballroom stage at 11:45 Sunday night, culminating 88.3 hours of on..
air fundraising. =

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