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Saturday, February 6, 1943

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Three

Satuday Feruar 6,194 THEMICIGA DAIY Pae hre

Kenton Is New Band Sensation THE LADY BUXTON
Characteristic Arrangements Make L
ILaw Studcnts t. i
His Music 'Most Original in Years' P s
Protest Recent 1
One of the newest band snores- at the ae of 10. He began a con-
ses in the nation, Stan Kenton and centrated study of music when he
his orchestra, will share the musi- was 14 and sold his first arrange- mTa
cal spotlight at the 1943 Victory ment when he was only 16. He has E
Ball. Continued from Page 1
Although only a few months old, --- --- - ----
the Kenton band has gained tre- reins "the souttling of the law-
mendous popularity. It is heard N, yers' Good Neighbor Policy withl
nightly over the Mutual Broad- = the Martha Cook girls."
casting System and has a contract -'This "Martha Cook Policy," it
with Decca records and the Mc- was claimed, has been fostered and
Gregor Transcription Company. promoted for years but is now See
The transcriptions will be used by breaking down because the Army fin=
more than 200 radio stations has taken over the east side of the
throughout the country. b which is nearest the dor- w tc
On the bandstand Kenton is a mitory for women. All lawyers have
dynamic conductor. He draws the been moved into the north side of
best from his group of talented the law club where they claim "the
musicians and entertainers picked scenery isn't worth a free ticket 4~i..iI .
from the cream of Hollywood mu- to a Mosher-Jordan tea dance."c teS N TNea r r lo ca
steal talent. STAN KENTON The lawyers were also circulat-
Kenton's music is distinguished -- -- - --ing rumors to the effect that the LUGGAGE
by odd timings and chord progres- worked as pianist-arranger for Army men were "intentionally and SHOP
sions that keep you on the edge of Everett Hoagland, Gus Arnheim, maliciously" ruining the good im- 327 South Main
your chair awaiting a spine ting- Vido Musso and Johnny Davis be- pression which Martha Cook girls
ling chord or a tenor solo note. fore organizing his own orchestra. had about their legal neighbors.
Kenton arrangements are always -- ------ ------------------- --
building for something The ar-
rangements, mostly done by-Ken-
ton himself, require a great deal
of work.
The general opinion expressed
by critics is that Kenton's organi-
zation is "the most original and
sensational band in "ears.
the leader himself. before fo m
mas his own band, 's' a eatured
piano player with several big name
orchestras. A serious musi-cal the-
grist, he has achieved a st'le that
is distinctly unique.
Kenton's initial engagement was
at the Rendezvous in Balboa
each, Cal., where he was an in-
stant hit. His broadcasts from thee '11 h
spot acquainted thoussands of mu-
sic lovers with his orchestra. Mu-
tual Network officials were so Velvets brocades sequins, crepes, satins.s. i
thrilled over Kenton's new style of In all stytes and all colors---black; white,
music that they gave him 12 con-
secutive weeks of the finest air- gold silver, red, blue.
time a band could have from the
Pacific Coast. Kenton has recently
achieved great success at Frank
Daly's Meadowbrook.
A native Kansan at first, Kenton
moved to California in his early;-
childhood. He started piano study aCos U inw e

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Roberta Lee
To Sing Here
A five-foot, six-inch, 120 pound
bundle of dark loveliness supplies
the female vocal refrains for Les
Brown's "Band of Renown."
Selected as the best from a tal-
ented group of 43 singers, audi-
tioned for the vocalist spot with
the orchestra, Roberta Lee is a na-
tive of Dayton, O. She sang on
radio stations and in fashionable
hotels before joining the Brown
organizations.
Miss Lee's hobby is amateur act-
ing, and she has done considerable
work in the dramatic field. Model-
ing has been another pursuit, but
she insists there is nothing she
would rather do than "sing." She
especially enjoys singing at Army
camps.
Women To Wear
Dresses Tonight
Continued from Page 1
A forma1 of simple black taf-
feta, with plaid gores, laces at the
neck, silver belt with rhinestone
trimiming and chiffon sleeves, will
surround Mildred Otto, publicity
committee.
Jean Whittemore has selected a
dress with a jersey top grossing
and in so doing neatly molds Miss
Whittemore's neat figure.
Jane Pritchard, program chair-
man, has originated a little "Gone
With the Wind" affair with drop
shoulders and voluminous skirt,
madeout of crisp chintz print with
organdy ruffles.

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