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Page 10 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, July 6, 1984
switches to
the stage
(Continued from Page9)
facilities at the Power Center. "It's a
beautiful theater," she said, "a beautiful
facility...and the size is wonderful,
the people don't seem so far away."
Lavin was in no way disappointed
with the size of the audience for the
company's production of Moliere's
Sganarelle, an audience that filled
scarcely half of the Power Center's
seats. She noted that a crowd of that
size was actually very respectable for a
theatrical presentation on the night of
the Fourth of July.
Mentioning her television ego only
briefly, Lavin said that the coming
season is to be "Alice's" last one. She
claims that there will be only 16 more
episodes filmed. When asked why the (ito r) Conrad
show was ending she said, "We're be a rock spect
ready to finish; to go on to something
else. -Joseph Kraus L os
1:OQP.M. SHOWS $2.00 By Byron L.


Lozano, David Hidalgo, Cesar Rosas and Louis Perez are Los Lobos, getting ready for what promises to
Iacle at the Union Ballroom tonight.
Lobos find time to dance at

-Richard Preedm,

title of their first r
Dance from the E
this fiery, tireless'
known for bringi
dancing frenzyb
their exotic mix
Mexican flavorin
rhythmically spic
T-Bone Burnett de
and roll."
Their appearan

Jnion Ballroom tonight
B ull at Joe's Star Lounge still sends the
Bword-of-mouth circuit into gleeful buz- roster, co-producer S
zing, and their increasing critical ac- Blasters fame). He
ropriate that the Los claim (including their recent Grammy augmenting the bands
d Los Lobos took the nomination) have only added to their emphasis on the saxoph
record,... A Time to momentum.
cclesiastic passage - Advance word is
band of desperados is Now Los Lobos are back, to play at material along with
ng its audience to a the Michigan Union Ballroom tonight at musical influences, is
by show's end. With 9, and expectation is mounting for what sational. Los Lobos cot
x of roots-rock and promises to be a highlight of Ann Ar- into one of ther
gs, Los Lobos is a bor's summer concert schedule. stylistically rich bands
cy, no-frills band that Things bode well for the band. into national promin
scribes as "pure rock They've just finished recording a performance could w
second album of original material, and sports arena-staged
ce just five months ago have added a new member to their Detroit has to offer this


teve Berlin (of
will now be
ound with a new
one. .
that the new
the band's new
nothing but sen-
ld be solidifying
more original,
currently rising
ence. Tonight's
ell outshine any


Jackson saves face with donation

FRI. 100, 7:10, 9:10, 11:00 P.M.
110, 3:10, 5:10, 7:10, 9:10, 11:00 P.M.
From the makers
of the original
(Not The Wright Brothers)
FRI. 1:00, 7:20, 9:20, 11:00 P.M.
1:20, 3:20, 5:20, 7:20, 9:20, 11:00 P.M.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Singer Michael Jackson said
yesterday he will donate to charity his money from his
family's upcoming concert tour and said he no longer wants
fans to be required to mail in $120 for a chance to buy tickets.
"I want you to know that when I first agreed to tour, I
decided to donate all the money I make from our performan-
ces to charity," Jackson said in a brief news conference.
Neither Jackson nor his manager, Frank DiLeo, said how
much money might be given to charity.
There have been published reports that Jackson and his
brothers are guaranteed as much as $40 million.
After Jackson's appearance, promoters announced a list of
more cities on the tour, which begins tonight at Arrowhead
Stadium in Kansas City. The revised schedule includes per-
formances Aug. 25-26 at the Pontiac Silverdome.
Jackson, wearing sunglasses and his trademark glittering
outfit, said he had asked tour officials to arrange a new
ticket-distribution process, one that no longer requires a $120
mail order for a block of four $30 tickets.
Prospective buyers had to send in a $120 money order to get
in the ticket lottery. People not picked at random to get
tickets wouldn't get their money back for several weeks.
"There has also been a lot of talk about the promoter
holding money for tickets that didn't sell," Jackson said,
reading from a statement. "I've asked our promoter to end
the mail order ticket system as soon as possible so that no one
will pay money unless they get a ticket."
Tour promoter Chuck Sullivan said that beginning with
the group's appearance in Jacksonville, Fla., later this mon-

th, tickets will be sold over the counter. He said ticket prices
had not been changed but that fans will be able to buy one or
two tickets rather than a block of four.
Jackson said he felt "great concern" that many youngsters
who wanted to see him and his brothers in concert were
having trouble getting tickets.
"We've worked a long time to make this show the best it
can be," he said. "Buy we know a lot of kids are having
trouble getting tickets. The other day I got a letter from a girl
in Texas named Ladonnia Jones. She'd been saving her
money from odd jobs to buy a ticket, but with the current
tour system she'd have to buy four tickets and she couldn't
afford that."
When Jackson finished his statement, he left without an-
swering questions, waving his gloved hand and saying"Hi."
Hundreds of children and adults congregated outside the
room where the news conference was held, hoping to get a
glance at Jackson. When he and three of his brothers ap-
peared momentarily, young girls screamed "Michael!
Earlier yesterday, Mayor Richard Berkley and Randy
Jackson distributed the first of 1,500 free tickets to this
weekend's concerts for disadvantaged or handicapped
"Speaking on behalf of my brothers and I, we're so happy
to be a part of this," Randy told about 150 people gathered for
the ceremony outside the Kansas City Housing Authority Of-
fice. "This means very much to us. We want everyone to see
the show ... because it's going to be spectacular."



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