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Friday, September 2S, 1S75 The Dally Tar Hetl 3
Endangered Species - Frank Azent
performs tonight. Catherine Cooper
entertains Saturday. Shows start at 9 p.m.
No cover charge.
Town Hal! Flood entertains tonight
and Saturday. $l cover charge. Sunday is
Jazz Night. No cover charge. All shows start
at 9:30 p.m.
Cat's Cradle Hard Times Jazz Band
performs tonight and Saturday. Shows start
around 9:15 p.m.
The Cave David Olney and Steve
Runckle perform tonight and Saturday.
Shows start at 9 p.m. There is a cover charge.
Star Point Tavern Blue Grass
Experience entertains tonight at 8:30 p.m.
Lariat Sam performs Saturday at 9 p.m.
$1 .50 cover charge. Call 942-5874 if you need
The Pier Workshoppe performs
tonight and Saturday.
The Alternative Destiny entertains
tonight and Saturday. Shows start about 9
p.m. Members only. (Special $2 membership
fee for UNC students.) There is a cover
Cafe Deja Vu Gotham a 3-man
nightclub act entertains nightly except
Sunday through Oct. 4. Shows at 8:30 and
10:30 p.m. $2.50 cover charge tonight. $3
cover charge Saturday.
Charlie Goodnight's Touch performs
tonight and Saturday. Shows start at 9:15
p.m. $2 cover charge.
Harvey B's Supergrit Cowboy plays
tonight through Sunday. All shows start at
9:30 p.m. $2 cover charge tonight and
Saturday. $1 cover charge Sunday.
Lancelot du Lac Robert Bresson may
be one of the greatest of living directors he
is certainly one of the most highly praised
but his austere, beautiful films have not been
widely distributed. In this film, he deals with
the end of the Age of Chivalry; one critic
calls it "something perfectly crafted,
unalterable, rare." (Alternative Cinema.
Friday at 7 and 9:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2,
7 and 9:30 p.m. in 101 Greenlaw. Admission:
La Ronde Max Ophuls' elegant
comment on the merry-go-round of love,
this is ranked among the world's best films.
Set in, of course, Vienna. (Union Free Flick.
Friday at 6:30 and 9 p.m. in the Great Hall of
Midnight A classic screwball comedy.
With Don Ameche and Claudette Colbert.
(Union Free P.ick. Saturday at 6:30 and 9
p.m. in the Great Hall of the Union.)
California Split Robert Altman's
relaxed and amiable story of two gamblers I
on a lucky streak. With George Segal and
Elliott Gould. (Union Free Flick. Sunday at'
6:30 and 9 p.m. in the Great Hall of the
Cinderella If the shoe fits. (Plaza I.
Shows at 2, 5: 1 1 and 8:25 p.m. Admission:
Luther Stacy Keach in the John
Osborne play. (Plaza 2. Shows at 2:45, 4:55,
7:05 and 9:15 p.m. Admission: $2.25.)
Hennessey Rod Steiger plays an IRA
assassin who sets his sights on Queen
Elizabeth. (Plaza 3. Shows at 3:05, 5:05, 7:05
and 9:05 p.m. Admission: $2.25.)
A Man Called Horse Richard Harris
undergoes Indian torture. (Carolina Late
Show. Friday and Saturday at 11:45 p.m.
Rollerball The future as lethal contact
sport. With James Caan, John Houseman
and Ralph Richardson. (Varsity. Shows at
2:20, 4:40, 7 and 9:20 p.m. Admission:
One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing
Family fare from the Disney studio. (Plaza 1 .
Shows at 3:24, 6:35 and 9:50 p.m.
by Dave Robinson
It could have been Harlem's Cotton
Club, 1935 almost. Instead it was
Chapel Hill's Memorial Hall, 1975. And
though the mild-mannered Duke was
absent Tuesday night, his famed
orchestra now led by son and former
trumpet section member Mercer
recalled some of the music that made the
world proclaim, "We love you madly."
But unlike Duke's Cotton Club days
(where he opened in December 1927),
Tuesday's crowd was young and
predominantly white. White folk in
Ellington's early days just didn't listen to
that primitive Negro "jungle stuff; such
music was sold only as "race records" to
a black audience. But these young
Chapel Hillians had come to hear the
oldies and so they did.
Mercer uses the band which he
inherited from his late father as a
showcase for the old and the new in big
band jazz. The instrumentation is the
same as it was in the 30's, with the
addition of a fifth sax man.
Conspicuous changes include the use of
soprano sax and flugelhorns, and the
electrification of the guitar (played by
Mercer's son, Edward Ellington II).
Old Ellington favorites included
"Take the A Train," "Satin Doll,"
"Black and Tan Fantasy,"
"Sophisticated Lady," and "Mood
Indigo." It was refreshing to hear a
modern big band capture so well the
sound of its forerunners.
Duke was known for his top-quality
sidemen and the longevity of his
orchestras. The present-day band
members show respect for the band's
heritage, at times paying apparent
tribute to their predecessors: one could
sometimes imagine that Art Baron's
plungered trombone was that of Tricky
Sam Nanton, the growling trumpet of
lead man Willie Singleton belonged to
Bubber Miley, and the warm breathy
tenor in "All Too Soon" was not some
young'un named Ricky Ford, but Ben
Still, jazz has gone places since the big
band era and the Ellington ensemble has
kept pace with the times. A good deal of
modal, dizzying and distinctly modern
improvisation was played, most notably
by Ricky Ford and flugelhornist Barry
Hall. Modern big-band arrangements
were offered took including the
rolicking, brassy "Jump for Joy."
Crowd response reached a zenith in
several spots, once following a
Dixieland rendition of "Saints" which
closed out'the concert's first half. Lloyd
Mayers' piano work displayed a
combination of the Duke's light touch,
then a style reminiscent of Erroll Garner
and finally ended with a succession of
frantic pounding chords. Sandwiched in
between was a demonstration of
everything the double-bass can do and
then some by J. J. Wiggins. Energetic
tom-tom work by Rocky White during
"Caravan" sent slivers of drumstick
flying like sparks across the stage.
Rounding out the performance was a
number of slow ballads, often featuring
the tender alto of Harold Minerve, and a
few vocal renditions by Anita Moore
(who braved a notably deficient mike).
Mercer, who is a showman in his own
right, bears a remarkable resemblance
in both appearance and manner to his
father. Stepping slightly to the music,
quietly offering an occasional joke,
vocally encouraging the soloists and
even "bumping" with Anita, his smile,
like his father's, never faded.
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The Paper Chase A romantic view of
Harvard Law School. John Houseman won
an Oscar for his role as the crusty professor;
Timothy Bottoms is also very good. (Varsity
Late Show. Saturday only at 11:45 p.m.
A Woman Under the Influence John
Cassavetes' intense study of an American
wife. His wife, Gena Rowlands, is superb.
(Carolina. Shows at 12:45, 3:30, 6:15 and 9
p.m. Admission: S2.25.)
Animal Crackers The second Marx
Brothers film, and very funny it is.
(Quadrangle Films. Saturday and Sunday at
7 and 9 p.m. in Page Auditorium.
California Split (Freewater Films.
Friday night at 7, 9:30 and 12" p.m. in the
Duke Biosciences Auditorium. Admission:
Blazing Saddles Mel Brooks very
crude and very funny Western spoof.
Madeline Kahn is wonderful. (Center 2.
Shows at 3:45, 5:30, 7:15 and 9 p.m.
Brother, Can You Spare A Dime? A
compilation of film and newsreel clips
showing life in the Great Depression.
(Northgate 1. Shows at 1:15,3:10, 5:10,7:05
and 9 p.m. Admission: $2.50.)
Don't Look Now Nicholas Roeg
("Walkabout," "Performance") directed this
chilling and beautiful adaptation of a
Daphne du Maurier short story. With
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(Yorktowne 2 Late Show. Saturday only at
11:30 p.m. Admission: S2.)
Emmanuelle High-class porn.
(Yorktowne 2. Shows at 2, 3:50, 5:40, 7:30
and 9:25 p.m. Admission: S2.50.)
Give 'Em Hell, Harry James
Whitmore as Harry Truman. (Yorktowne 1.
Shows at 1:30, 3:25, 5:20, 7: 15 and 9: 10 p.m.
The Omega Man Charlton Heston as
one of the last men on earth. (Center Late
Show. Friday and Saturday at 11:30 p.m.
The Ruling Class Peter OToole plays
everything from Christ to a Victorian
gentleman in this satire of genteel Britain.
Directed by Peter Modak. (Yorktowne 1
Late Show. Saturday only at 11:30 p.m.
Russian Roulette George Segal in a
routine spy story. (Carolina. Shows at 2:33,
4:11, 5:49, 7:27 and 9:05 p.m. Admission:
Undercover Heroes Peter Sellers in
an R-rated farce. (Northgate 2. Shows at
1 :48, 3:36, 5:24, 7: 1 2 and 9 p.m. Admission:
The Way We Were The romantic
atmosphere of this film is so heady and
welcome that one can ignore the creaky plot
and the jerky continuity. With Barbra
Streisand and Robert Redford. (Center 1.
Shows at 2:45, 4:50, 6:55 and 9 p.m.
Don Quixote A film of the ballet.
Nureyev is the star, he re-choreographed
some sequences and co-directed. He's
accompanied by the Australian Ballet, which
is not the world's best, and their prima
ballerina, Lucette Aldous, also a
disappointment. Photographed by Geoffery
Unsworth, who did "Cabaret." (Stewart
Theatre. Sunday at 3 and 8 p.m. Monday at
10 a.m. and 7 and 9:15 p.m.)
The Carolina Playmakers open their 1975
1976 season with Dark of the Moon, the
classic story of rural America based on the
haunting ballad of "Barbara Allen."
Performances will be given tonight and
Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Forest Theatre.
Tickets are available for S2.75 in 102
Graham Memorial or at Ledbetter Pickard
in downtown Chapel Hill.
Hello Dolly continues at the Village
Dinner Theatre in Durham. Shows at 8:20
p.m. except Monday. Dinner is served from
6:45-8 p.m. Tickets are S 10.50 per person
Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday; SI 1-50 per
person Friday; SI 2.50 per person Saturday.
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We are sorry for all the confusion caused in recent weeks by incorrect
times and prices printed in Kaleidoscope. Kaleidoscope is a service of
the Daily Tar Heel . not a paid ad for this theatre and we therefore hsve
no control over what is printed. We are also sorry for any
inconvenience caused in our audience not realizing we were playing a
subtitled print of "Scenes From A Marriage." Due to the poor
reporting of a DTH movie critic P!ease check our ad or call the
theatre for correct information. . ... ,,.