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JANUARY 1987 □ Voi. 2, No. 1
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Carolina Drummer '67 Slated May 16
Carolina Drummer '87 will be held
Saturday, May 16, at Park Center in
Charlotte, according to Robert Sheets,
president of Queen City Quordinators,
the group which will sponsor the event.
It will be QCQ's second sponsorship of
a regional contest leading to the na
tional male pageant sponsored by
Drummer magazine, a periodical tar
geted primary to gay men in the levi-
leather community. The national winner
QCQ Gets 7 States And D.C.
In National Men’s Contest
becomes "Mr. Drummer."
Last year's Carolina Drummer Con
test, sponsored by QCQ as a new fund
raiser, drew 300 spectators and broke
even. Sheets expects the 1987 contest to
be one of the organization's major
"Frank Hatfield of Drummer has in
formed us that territory for our regional
contest will be Georgia, the Carolinas,
Virginia, Tennessee, West Virginia,
Maryland and Washington, D.C.,"
"We're planning an entire weekend
of events around the Saturday night
contest. There will be a Friday night
welcome party; a roast of Butch Steven
son, who won Carolina Drummer in
,1986; a dance after the contest; and
possibly a wind-down party on Sunday
He said that since last May's contest,
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Legs up, cast! The New Lite Players let some of it hang out after wowing the
70-plus crowd at the Acceptance Christmas dinner. The Players performed
"Get The Dickens Out, ” a belly-laugher. It was the second performance
for the Players, who produced the drama "Bent" last summer.
The first women's music festival in the
Carolines v/ill be held Feb. 27-28 at
UNC-Charlotte featuring Debbie Fier,
Alex Dobkin, Beth York, Casselberry-Du-
Pree and others representing a cross
section of music from jazz to New Age.
The two nights and an afternoon of
concerts, sponsored by UNCC's
Women's Resource Team, is called
"Winter Womynmusic I," according to
Billie Rose of Rose 8c King Promotions, the
Charlotte partners presenting the event.
"We've talked with women's groups
throughout the Southeast," Rose said.
"People from as far away as northern
Florida have expressed incredible en
She said the February timing for the
festival is ideal because no other major
New Chorale Sparkles In Debut
The Charlotte Lambda Chorale made
a melodic debut Dec. 13 that earned a
standing ovation, and produced voices
that showed promise and trained pro
In comparison with the appearance
some weeks before of the Atlanta Cho
rale, the Charlotte group audibly de-
montrated more expertise. 'The all-male
chorus, directed by Art Fleschner, pro
duced a rousing program that com
bined traditional Christmas works with
musical favorites such as "Oklahoma."
For pure beauty, the shining moments
were Michael T. singing "Bethlehem
Morning" and Frank L. singing "O Holy
Fleschner, who directed with high
spirit, kept the voices in tight rein. Rare
were the times that the new chorus
showed the hesitancy and lack of phras
ing that so often flaw first performances.
As might be expected, the tenor sec
tion dominated because of a prepon
derance of members, caused partially
by the loss of two basses the week
before the debut. At the end, Fleschner
acknowledged the lack of basses and
baritones by stating the chorale's need
for the deeper voices.
With auditions beginning soon for its
next concerts, the chorale can be ex
pected to tighten even more its phrasing
and ensemble singing. The row material
is there and was surprisingly well pre
pared for its debut. With more concen
trated work on future selections, the
soimd should become fuller as well as
more professionally phrased.
The appreciative audience joyfully
joined the chorale at the end in singing
Men wishing to audition for the May 8
spring concert and the June 13 Gay
Pride Concert — and women interested
in starting a women's chorus — should
call Fleschner after Jan. 10 at 373-1817.
Rehearsals for the men's chorale begin
Wednesday, Jan. 14. The women's cho
rus will rehearse on Tuesday nights.
GLC6L Elections Aie Jan. 8
Help select QCQ's board of directors and officers for 1987. Attend the 8 p.m.
meeting Thursday, Jan. 8, at the Carolina Community Project House, 2700 E. 7th St.
At 7:30 p.m. that night, QCQ's present board will hear the report of its nominating
Then the board will vote to accept or reject the report. If accepted, the names the
committee proposes will be placed in nomination along with any others anyone
else cares to place m nomination beginning at 8.
NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN. The only stipulation is that persons nominated must be
there to consent to the nomination.
The votes of all persons at the meeting — not just of current QCQ officers and
board members — will determine the board and officers for 1987.
QCQ is the Charlotte group that holds fundraisers to supplement Q-Notes, to
organize Pride Week activities and other activities that are community-wide, and
— when funds ore available — to help other organizations with their work,
QCQ has been in existence since 1981.
women's music festi
val is held during
mid winter. The
concerts will be
held in McKnight
Hall, a performance . t..,
in UNCC's Cone
'The festival is the
prime public attrac
tion of a week of
at UNCe, Rose said.
It features perform
ers who have satis
fied audiences at
events including Sis-
terfire, the Michigan
and the Southern
Women's Music 8c
Alix Dobkin was
one of the first to in- York
corporate into her performances the
style and political statement that have
become synonymous with feminist mu
sic. In 1973, she and Kay Gardner re
corded the landmark women's music
album, "Lavender Jane Loves Women,"
that was among the first albums to de
fine the genre.
J. Casselberry and Jaque DuPree,
also from New York City, have per
formed with Whoopi Goldberg, Taj Ma
hal, Harry Belafonte, Holly Near and the
Persuasions. Their music combines
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