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Black ink : Black Student Movement, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. online resource ([Chapel Hill, N.C.]) 1969-current, February 27, 1987, Image 3

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February 27, 1987* News Page 3 Wynton Marsalis Puzzle of “Fax” Lori Roberts Features Editor 20 Questions to Puzzle of “Fax 9) ACROSS DOWN 1 Wynton Marsalis’ instrument 2 Elijah Muhammad’s last name at 3 Langston Hughes’ best play birth 4 Led slave revolt in Stono, SC 4 “Yet Do I Marvel” (1739) 5 Sen. Hiram Revels’ term 8 JJ’s mentor 6 Earl Klugh’s instrument 1 1 Dr. Percy Julian is famous for an 7 1956 Montgomery bus boycott end remedv ed in this month 12 Cosell’s “little monkey” 9 Wally Amos’s specialty 13 Herman E. Valentine’s business 10 Jackson’s 1984 Tour 15 Cowboy Bill Pickett’s horse 12 Founded Motown Records 16 Ted Rhode’s sport 14 B.B. King’s guitar 19 Billie Holiday’s trademark 17 “Killing Me Softly” — who sang? 20 1980’s largest Black business in the 18 James Brown Enterprises radio U.S. station Blacks vie for honors in Grammy’s By Sheila Simmons Editor Jazz and classical fans of trumpeter Wynton Marsalis will be glad to know that the musician has once again reaped several top Grammy nominations for this year's Grammy awards show. Marsalis received four nominations which include two in jazz, one as an in strumentalist, and one as a group leader. He also received nominations as a classical trumpeter and a composer. Bringing in almost as many nomina tions as Marsalis, was 21-year old Janet Jackson. The younger sister of pop and soul star Michael Jackson received nominations for best album and best female rhythm and blues performance. She also received a nomination as a songwriter for “What Have You Done For Me Lately?” The 5,000 voting members of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences accepted, for nominations, 210 albums and 211 singles. These nomina tions were from 48 categories. Other acts nominated for a Grammy award include Nu Shooz and Simply Red for best new artist of the year. Founder and former leader of the group Genesis, Gabriel, received a nomination for song of the year for his “Sledgehammer.” “Graceland,” an LP which contains the sounds of South African township rhythms, earned Paul Simon a nomina tion for album of the year and best pop male vocal performance of the year. The single, entitled “Graceland,” was nominated for song of the year. The works that the voting members Continued on page 7 Few black promoters to handle big demand Andrea Shaw Managing Editor Black promoters in the entertainment industry are few and far between. Those who are successful live in cities with arenas which seat 10,000 to 12,000 people. Many area black universities and col leges use black promoters to secure black acts for homecoming events and spring festivals. Student government represen tatives from two area universities said pro moters are willing to work with various student committees to put on shows well worth the student's money. One black entertainment promoter is Bernard Bailey Entertainers of America in Charlotte. This agency was instrumen tal in setting up homecoming and past Ag gie Fests at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University according to the student government vice-president. “We work with a promotion agency, like Bernard Bailey who is very willing to work with students,” Albert Blake, vice-president of external affairs said. “We send out feelers to find out what type of agreements we can arrange with groups, what to expect from them and what they can expect from us.” Blake said a meeting is set up with Bailey to discuss general information like guarantees, ticket sales and possible acts. Usually, a show has four acts v> th ticket prices costing $10. He added that Bailey’s response time in arranging a possible show was usually a week. In terms of breaking even, expenses are covered due to good financing he said. For example, homecoming 1986 cost $45,000 total he added. “We have this concept when you’re spending activities fees, you’re getting what you want,” Blake said. Yet, at North Carolina Central University, a promotion agency from Washington, D.C. handles all special events student government president Kevin Armstrong said. “They charge us $10,000 and han dle all arrangements, like the contract in formation,” Armstrong said. “They also send someone out the day of the show to set up the stage and do lights and sound. ’’ The promotion agency. Dimensions Unlimited, handled the University’s homecoming show which featured four acts costing over $22,000 for performers alone Armstrong said. Students were charged $8 per ticket while general admis sion the day of the show was $12. Blake said it’s hard work, but if you know what you want, it can be done. “We’re working hard on Aggie Fest right now, and thanks to promotion agen cies like Bailey’s, it’s all worthwhile,” he said. 10th Annual UNC Jazz Festival guest artists The Rufus Reid Quartet in concert Friday, February 27 —Hill Hall also Saturday, February 28 —Memorial Hall with the UNC Jazz Band Tickets $5, General Public, $3 Students Presented by: Carolina Union and UNC Music Department

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