January 12, 1970
The N. C. Essay
Deposits can be made toward
your copy of the FIRST yearbook of
the North Carolina School of the
Arts, beginning today through Feb
ruary 6, 1970. A three dollar
deposit is necessary in order to
give the staff some idea of the
number of copies to order. The
final cost of the yearbook depends
primarily on the number which are
sold. The total cost should not
The book willcontain over 120
pages of photos, including a
history of the school in pictures.
The book will have a hard cover and
plans are to include all students,
faculty, and staff, arranged
"astrologically". Reserve your
The N.C.S.A. basketball team
is playing the Big #5 of the Patter
son Y.M.C.A. on January 22, 1970.
A later announcement of time and
place will be posted.
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"ST.STEPHEN WITH A ROSE, IN AND
OUT OF THE GARDEN HE GOES."
Instant rush, a mad momentum
that pushes us to the Dead. Garcia,'
a big round circus bear, singing and
rocking. Weir and Lesh playing for
each other, on their own trip. We're
dancin' in the streets.
The Dead are peaking. Pigpen
out front. "TURN ON YOUR LOVELIGHT!"
They've been playing forever. We’re
Energy. Music coming from
everywhere, bodies flashing, lights
dancing. It isn't a song, but music -
rock, jazz, folk-country - all com
ing together over the Grateful Dead,
one organism making music. Acid
rock. One trip. Ours. My trip,
Weir, the merry prankster,
comes to us and holds out his arms,
calling us to the tribe. Into the
Woodland of Weir. Clapping begins,
a pumping staccato in tempo with the
magic on stage. The Dead are
smiling. So are we. We're in the
Dead's movie. It's like Woodstock,
a new world.
An orgy of exchange. Giving
and taking. Pigpen and Weir out of
their heads. "OH YEAH!" The Dead
split, waving and smiling. We
dance into New York's frozen six
o'clock streets, wasted, but still
Later, we drank coffee and
listened to the silence of the
sunrise. It seemed to be the only
thing to do. God bless the Grateful
Rehearsals for a lively musical,
set in the 40's will start January
26. The musical is Guys and Dolls
and the choreographer and director
will be Duncan Noble. This will be
Mr. Noble's fourth production of
Guys and dolls. He also danced it
in stock. It will be performed in
the Drama Theatre, March 6-14. The
cast was chosen by audition before
Christmas, but Mr. Noble is still
looking 'for someone to play the role
of Arvide, Miss Sara's father.
Arvide, who is a caricature of an
old man, is a singing role. The ,
orchestra will play, conducted by
Marc Gottlieb, and the singers will
be under the direction of George
After much consideration, Guys
and. Dolls was picked because "every
one would get the most out of it."
In Guys and Dolls every department
at NCSA will be used. The two lead
ing ladies are challenging roles,
and the dance numbers are marvelous.
But above all, the kids can have fun
with Guys and Dolls^ said Mr. Noble.
He continued by saying, "I'm
not updating this show. It's a
40's musical and will stay as such.
For me it's my Valentine of the 40's."
The plot of Guys and Dolls
centers around a little known Runyon
story, The Idyll of Sarah Brown.
It is enriched, however, by a horde
of Runyon's typical Broadway charac
ters: Nathan Detroit, Sky Masterson,
Big Jule, and Nicely-Nicely Johnson,
among others. All of them are
gamblers and the action concerns them,
their girls, and their troubles.
Who's the stranger on campus
who wears the raccoon coat and
vanishes when you want to see him?
Well, it's Richard Gain, who will
be guest teaching in the Dance
Department until February 6.
Born in Illinois, Mr. Gain
made his first professional career
in St. Louis. He later studied
under Duncan Noble and Martha
Graham. He has danced television
specials under John Butler, and
has been seen on Broadway, He has
also toured Europe with Jerome
Robbins and "U.S.A."
In 1967 Mr. Gain joined Robert
Joffery's company and while touring
the East taught his first Master
Classes at N.C.S.A. He has now
returned for a second time teaching
both Modern and Ballet students.
"L-O-V-E! I love dancing and
I like being with dancers," he
commented. "I also love ice cream
Guys and Dolls was first
performed on November 24, 1950. Five
years later it was revived, but then
and even now the play has retained
in all the versions "the swagger,
the absurdity, the toughness, the
tenderness, and authenticity of the
writer who was not only a humorist,
but a humanist Runyon the Inim
itable." - Louis Utermeyer
Reootovnss ■ ■
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Green River, \Jilly and The Poor Boys -
Creedence Clearwater Revival; Led
Ze'p'petin 1 and 11; Blind Faith;
Poao; Salty Dog - Procol Harum;
Clouds - Joni Mitchell; Village
Green - Kinks; Happy Trails -
Quicksilver; Elephant Mountain -
Youngbloods; James Taylor; Through
The Morning, Through The Bight -
Dillard & Clark; Turning Point -
John Mayall; Soft Parade - Doors;
Chicago Transit Authority; Happy
Sad - Tim Buckley; Dr. Byrds &
Mr. Hyde & Easy Rider - Byrds;
Bread; Changing Horses - Incredible
String Band; Shhhh. - Ten Years
After; Moby Grape '69; Gilded
Palace of Sin - Flying Burrito Bros.;
Copperfields - Dillards; Then Play
On - Fleetwood Mac; Your Saving Grace -
Steve Miller Band.
Best Single: Honky Tonk Women - Stones
Worst LP: Words and Music by Bob Dylan
Biggest Shuck: Blood, Sweat & Tears;
Johnny Winter (actually Columbia)
P.S. Song Cycle fVan Dyke Parks) is
the LP of the decade.