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Oot-fS THE PILOT Gardner-Wehb College FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24,1975 BOILING SPRINGS, NORTH CAROLINA Peter Yarrow Performs For Homecoming Peter Yarrow performs tomorrow night at 8:00 p.n On Saturday, the Peter Yarrow Band will be on cam pus for a “one-performance- only” concert appearance. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in'Bost g5on. Pure Prairie League will also perform. See Page 2. The Peter Yarrow Band consists of David Scance, (lead guitar), Brian Cuomo (all keyboard instruments), Paul Marchetti (drums), Peter Scance (bass guitar), and Peter Yarrow (acoustic guitar). Yarrow began his profes sional career as a solo per former. While stiU a psycho logy major at Cornell Uni versity, he was urged by folk great Josh White to become a performer. White, late for a scheduled concert at the University, watched Peter (who had been playing gui tar since high school) “en chant the audience.” After graduation from Cornell, Peter took Josh White’s advice to become a performer and returned to his native New York where he played in Greenwich Vil lage’s “Cafe Wha?” and “Gerde’s Folk City.” In May, 1960, Peter ap peared with Joan Baez and Earl Scruggs on the first television spectacular about folk music, CBS’s “Folk Sound U.S.A.” It was at that time that manager Al bert Grossman began his as sociation with Peter and signed him for the Newport Folk Festival. Following Newport, Peter performed in folk clubs like the “Ash Grove” in Los Angeles and “The Gate of Horn” in Chicago. Soon, Grossman introduced him to Paul Stookey and Mary Tra vers. The newly formed, “Peter, Paul and Mary” opened at the “Bitter End” in Greenwich Village in 1961 and went on to make music history. Early in 1972, Peter’s first Warner Brothers album, GWC Becomes Bicentennial Campus Gardner-Webb College has been named a Bicenten nial Campus by the Ameri can Revolution Bicentennial Administration. The designation was made following approval of the college’s proposed bicenten nial program by the ARB A. “We’re pleased the cam pus has been recognized as one that will be carrying on meaningful activities to ob serve the 200th anniversary of our country,” said Lans- ford Jolley, chairman of the Department of Social Sciences and coordinator of Gardner-Webb’s bicenten nial committee. The far-reaching program was created during the sum mer by a 12-person steering committee of students and faculty headed by Jolley. The proposed activities are arranged under one of three general themes devel oped to emphasize the growth of the nation. Heri tage ’76 focuses on Ameri ca’s past; Festival U.S.A. highlights the country’s pageantry and spirit of hos pitality; Horizons ’76 looks to the future. “By covering the com plete spectrum from the past to the future we hope to give citizens an opportunity to re-discover the ideals that made our nation great,” ex plained Jolley. The various activities will be staged during the current school year, according to Jolley. “Some though has been given to scheduling an event on the Fourth of July, either as a college-sponsored activity or in cooperation with other local groups. But nothing has been decided,” he said. A joint committee of stu dents and faculty were re sponsible for constructing the overall program. The Gardner-Webb bicen tennial activities include: Heritage ’76 1. Attic Archaeology—re search in conjunction with the Cleveland County His torical Association in find ing items suitable for in clusion in the county’s museum or in the museums of other states or counties. 2. Original Documents— development of a section in the college library of impor tant documents of the American Revolutionary Period. 3. Store-Front Displays of items related to local his tory. 4. Historical Cemeteries— research in conjunction with the Daughters of the Ameri can Revolution in locating and reproducing markings on tombstones of significant people in Cleveland County. 5. Speaking and Essay Contests—a competition in the public schools on topics related to the American Re volution to include original essays, debates and speeches. Also a poetry con test to be carried on through the campus literary maga zine, “Reflections.” 6. Language Exhibit—a display of formations and language differences be tween British and Ameri can, also borrowing from the Indians and other groups. 7. Homecoming, and Foun ders Day Celebration — speakers and activities em phasizing the role of private education in America. Festival U.S.A. 1. American Arts and Crafts Exhibit—a display of American handicraft and paintings produced by Gard ner-Webb students and peo ple of Cleveland and sur rounding counties. 2. Chapel Program—em phasizing role of religion and education in Colonial America. 3. The Spirit of ’76-a giant festival in Spangler Stadium. People would dress in Colonial costumes, music and dances from dif ferent periods would be pre sented along with skits de picting various phases of history. Bicentennial Committee Members: Cindy McGraw, Tony Eastman and Lansford Jolley examine Revolutionary War replica. “Peter”, met critical acclaim for his “beautiful, percep tive songs and superb style.” While still maintain ing a heavy schedule of benefits, he embarked on a cross-country tour. The coming together of the Peter Yarrow Band was largely due to Peter’s deci sion to put together a band to tour mainly for promotion of his album, “That’s Enough For Me.” To reflect the wide range of material presented on the album he realized that the band would have to have highly creative and talented musicians who could express themselves in more than one area of music. Peter did not wat just another “back-up” band, but rather a group of people who could share in his in volvement with his music. Peter had worked with Peter Scance, David Scance, and Paul Marchetti in the making of a video presenta tion for “That’s Enough For Me.” Brian Cuomo had also been involved with Peter, so the creative “back-up” group became a reality. The complete Peter Yarrow Band played their first gig in Boston. V. I. p. Weekend PromisesExcitement V.l.P. weekend will be held today and tomorrow. Many activities are on the agenda for the V.l.P.’s. The Claude Kipnis Mime Theatre will begin events for the weekend tonight at 8 p.m. On Saturday, activities begin with a convocation in the Dover Chapel at 9 a.m. The convocation will be fol lowed by refreshments and departmental visits by the prospective students. Then, at 10:30 a.m., a Mime Work shop will be conducted, con sisting of a lecture and de monstrations on panto mimes. After eating lunch, the V.l.P.’s wiU be given a cam pus tour by students hosts at 1 p.m. At 2:30 p.m.,.the V.l.P.’s will watch the Homecoming game with Carson-Newman and the crowning of the Homecom ing Queen. Following the game, the V.l.P.’s will eat supper and attend an Open House held in all dorms from 5 to 7 p.m. On Saturday night, all V.l.P.’s will be entertained by Peter Yarrow and Pure Prairie League.