The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, January 24, 1980, Page 18, Image 18
Woakendor Thursday, January 24, 1CC0 Another gold crunch hits ; record standards change 1 l - y Page 10 11 . j 1 - v N. The Recording Industry Association of America changed its rules for the certifying of recordings as gold and platinum during 1979. 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 1978. 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 the year. : ; i Platinum singles are certified on the sale of 2 million or more copies. In the last six months of 1979, four were certified. The RIAA certified 22 singles gold, meaning they had sold a million copies. 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 1979. . 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 Jackson. 0 'is X Bill Dunham 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. Weekend Fare All-Nighter Events 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 Room 205. Film shorts and cartoons: 8 p.m. 4 a.m. in Room 207-209. 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 Jonah. 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 main lobby. Cinema Campus 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 ID. The 14th International Tour nee Of Animation At 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday in Carroll Hall. Free with UNC student ID. 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. Chapel HiO 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 Sunday. . Ram 111941. Shows at 7 and 9:20 p.m. daily. Additional shows at 2:30 and 4:40 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 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 White Theatre. Duke 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. Admission $1.50. Radio 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. Theater 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 reservations. 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 reservations. Music 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 University campus. Dance Laura Dean Dancers At 8 p.m. Saturday in Memorial Hall. Planetarium 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. Gallery 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. Nite Life Cat's Cradle Bluegrass Experience tonight. Poetry reading Sunday. The Station Hot Club today. The Green VaBey Ramblers Friday and Saturday. John Chorda and John Root Sunday. Cornerstone Coffeehouse Gene Smith Saturday. So me thyme: 506 Gattes St., Durham Dave Holt and Norm Boggs tonight, Keller and Marsh Sunday. Sports Gymnastics UNC vs. Maryland at 7 p.m. today in Carmkhael. 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.