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Thursday, January 24, 1CC0
Another gold crunch hits ;
record standards change
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The Recording Industry
Association of America changed
its rules for the certifying of
recordings as gold and platinum
A gold album, for instance, is one
which has sold 500,000 copies.
Previously, some albums shipped
gold, meaning that 500,000 copies
were sent to stores. That record could
be certified as gold before any
member of the public had bought
one. Stores didn't sell all they had and
returned some to record companies.
To prevent the certifying of a
record which didn't really sell enough
copies to justify it, the Rl AA decided
that on records released after July 1,
1979, records could not be certified
until three months or more had
elapsed. By then, sales and return
figures should be available.
So, it's difficult to compare the
number of records certified in 1979
with the number certified in 1978.
However, the first six months of the
two years can be compared, and in
that time span 1979 was down from
The second half of 1979 had fewer
certifications'than the first half of the
year, with no records released after
Sept. 1 eligible for certification during
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Platinum singles are certified on the
sale of 2 million or more copies. In the
last six months of 1979, four were
The RIAA certified 22 singles gold,
meaning they had sold a million
Platinum albums and their
counterparts on prerecorded tapes
are certified after selling a million
copies. Sixteen albums turned
platinum in the last six months of
And 46 albums were certified gold
after selling 500,000 copies.
Of the albums certified gold in
1979, Neil Young had two: Decade
and Rust , Never Sleeps. Other 1979
gold LPs were Jimmy Buffett's
Volcano; The Cars' Candy-O; Bob
Dylan's Slow Train Coming; Get The
Knack by The Knack; Little Feat's
Waiting For Columbus; Bad Girls by
Donna Summer; Queen Live Killers
by Queen; Reaty . . .What a Concept
by Robin Williams; Highway to Hell
by ACDC and Off the Wall by Michael
The Road Company will present Horsepower: An Electric Fable atthe Art
School in Carr Mill Mall at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. Sunday.
The Road Company, from Johnson City, Tenn., is a 6-year-old touring
theater troupe which produces original shows dealing with Southern
culture, history and current issues. The plays are developed in
improvisational rehearsal by the ensemble's six actors.
Horsepower, The troupe's 10th work, is an allegorical investigation of
the responsibilities of energy consumption, based on a short story by Jo
Carson. Backed with funds from the National Endowment for the
Humanities, the play uses a variation on the Promethean myth and a
moaern tveryman to tneatricaiiy explore the problems ot energy use.
Chris Rush and Nick Barrett: 8:30 p.m.
midnight in Great Hall.
Roller Skating: Midnight 4 a.m. in Great
Hall (75 cents per hour).
Lost Key Contests: One at 8:30 p.m. and
one at midnight, clues every half-hour.
Bingo: 8 p.m. midnight in North Gallery.
Finger and Face Painting: 8 p.m.
midnight in South Gallery.
Bowling specials (Moonlight bowling and
red pin): 8 p.m. 4 a.m.
Billiards special: 8 p.m. 4 a.m.
Chess Challenge: 8 p.m.midnight in
lower level lobby. . .,
Casino: 8 p.m. 4 a.m.; in Snack Bar, 50
cents for $250 worth of playing money.
Food specials at Union Snack Bar: 8 p.m.
4 a.m. '
Disco: 8 p.m. 4 a.m. in Rooms 202-204.
Palm Reader: 9 p.m. 1 a.m. in Room 206.
New games and a food eating contest: 8
p.m. 4 a.m. in upper level lobby.
Middle Earth games: 8 p.m. 2 a.m. in
Film shorts and cartoons: 8 p.m. 4 a.m. in
Backgammon and other tournaments: 8
p.m. 4 a.m. in Room 213-215.
College Bowl: 8 p.m. 2 a.m. in Room 217.
Coffee house: 8 p.m. 4 a.m. in Deep
Prize drawings: 9 p.m., 10:30 p.m.,
midnight, 1:30 a.m., 3 a.m. and 4 a.m.
Tickets available at each event or center of
If . . . Lindsey Anderson's film about a violent
rebellion in an English boarding school. At 7 and 9:30
p.m. Thursday in Carroll Hall. Free with UNC student
The 14th International Tour nee Of Animation At 7
and 9:30 p.m. Friday in Carroll Hall. Free with UNC
The Mark Of Zorro With Tyrone Power and B.isil
Rathbone. At 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday in Carroll Hall.
Free with UNC student ID.
Pandora's Box F.W. Murnau's silent film about a
girl who will do anything to survive. At 8 p.m. Sunday
in the Great Hall. Free with UNC student ID.
Ram I Going m Style. At 7:1S and 9:15 p.m. daily.
Additional shows af2:30 and 4:40 p.m. Saturday and
. Ram 111941. Shows at 7 and 9:20 p.m. daily.
Additional shows at 2:30 and 4:40 p.m. Saturday and
Ram III Night Watch. Final shows at 7 and 9 p.m.
today. If s Not The Size That Counts starts Friday. Call
967-8284 for times.
Ram Late hows Manhattan and Looking For Mr.
Coodbar at 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Varsity The Jerk. At 3:15, 5:15, 7:15 and 9:15 p.m.
Varsity Lateshows The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
At midnight Friday and Saturday.
Plaza I The Electric Horseman. At 2:30, 4:50, 7:10
and 9:30 p.m.
Plaza II The Rose. At 2:15, 4:45, 7:20 and 9:50 p.m.
Plaza III The Muppet Movie. Final shows today at
2:45, 5, 7 and 9 p.m. Promises In The Dark starts Friday.
Shows at 2:35, 4:50, 7 and 9:15 p.m.
Carolina Blue Star Trek. At 4:30, 7 and 9 p.m.
Carolina White Kramer vs. Kramer. At 3, 5, 7:05
and 9:15 p.m.
Carolina Classics A Streetcar Named Desire. Final
show today at 2:15 p.m. An American In Paris starts
Friday at 2:15 p.m. Shows at 2:15 daily.
Carolina Lateshows Shampoo at midnight Friday
and Saturday in the Blue Theatre. Looking For Mr.
Coodbar at 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the
Cunga Din With Cary Grant. At 7 and 9:30 p.m.
today in the Bio. Sci. Auditorium on the Duke
University campus. Admission $1.50.
Slaughter House Five At 7,9:30 p.m. and midnight
in the Bio. Sci. Auditorium on the Duke University
campus. Admission $1.50.
Moonraker At 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in
Page Auditorium on the Duke University campus.
Inside Track The Romantics debut album tonight
at 11 p.m. on WXYC-FM 89.3.
Classic Album Feature Santana's Abraxas at 11 p.m.
Friday on WXYC-FM 89.3.
In Focus Featured artists are Todd Rudgren and
Focus today and Eric Clapton Friday. Aired from 6-11
p.m. on WDBS-FM 107.
The Gin Came UNC Playmakers Repertory
Company presents D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize
winning play at 8 p.m. today through Saturday and at 2
and 8 p.m. Sunday in Playmakers Theatre. Call 933
1121 for reservations.
The Playboy of The Western World UNC
LaboratoryTheatre presents J. M. Synge's play at 8 p.m.
Saturday and at. 3 and 8 p.m. Sunday in the Laboratory
Theatre, 06 Graham Memorial.
Horsepower: An Electric Fable A drama which
deals with energy concerns in the South at 8 p.m.
F riday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Gallery
Theatre of the Art School. Call 942-2041 for
Dylan The Raleigh Little Theatre presents this play
based on the life of poet Dylan Thomas at 8 p.m. Friday
through Sunday in the Little Theatre in Raleigh. Call
821-3111 for reservations.
Shut Up, We're Singing Duke University's Hoof 'n'
Horn presents this potpouri of comic musical numbers
at 8:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Fred Theatre on
the Duke University campus. Call 684-7445 for
The North Carotin Symphony With the Billy
Taylor Trio. At 8 p.m. Friday in Memorial Hall.
Cincinnati SymphonyAt 8 p.m. Friday and
Saturday in Reynolds Coliseum, Raleigh.
Recital Donna Coleman, piano. At 4 p.m. Sunday
in Hill Hall Auditorium.
The North Carolina Chamber Players Featuring
the Mozart "Horn Quintet," Prokofieff "Sonata for
Two Violins" and the "Dvorak Piano Quintet." At 8: 15
p.m. in the East Duke Music Room on the Duke
Laura Dean Dancers At 8 p.m. Saturday in
The Planet Seekers A science fiction show about
aliens scrutinizing the planets in our solar system. At 8
p.m. today and Friday; at 11 a.m., 1, 3 and 8 p.m.
Saturday; and at 2, 3 and 8 p.m. Sunday.
Morehead Planetarium Cattery Marine Paintings
by Myron J. Becker today through Jan. 31.
Horace Williams House Works by 30 area sculptors
today through Feb. 29.
Art School Gallery: Carr Milt Malt Paintings and
prints by Nina Freifelds today through Feb. 4.
Cat's Cradle Bluegrass Experience tonight. Poetry
The Station Hot Club today. The Green VaBey
Ramblers Friday and Saturday. John Chorda and John
Cornerstone Coffeehouse Gene Smith Saturday.
So me thyme: 506 Gattes St., Durham Dave Holt
and Norm Boggs tonight, Keller and Marsh Sunday.
Gymnastics UNC vs. Maryland at 7 p.m. today in
Women's Basketball UNC vs. Stetson at 9 p.m.
Friday in Carmichael.
Men's Basketbat UNC vs. Oemson at 3 p m.
Saturday in Carmichael.
Men's Indoor Track UNC vs. Duke and N.C State
at 1 p.m. Saturday in the New Tin Can.
Women's Indoor Track UNC vs. SL Augustine's at
1 p.m, Saturday in the New Tin Can.
Women's BasketbaS UNC vs. Minnesota at 9 p.m,
Saturday in Carmichael.