North Carolina Newspapers

FEBRUARY 20, 1964
Hot Shandy vtlll sppm at Lb Qr^house at 7:30
on March IS.
Founders^ Day Feb. 24
By Anne Wh/te
Founder's Day, a yearly
tradition of Meredith College,
will be observed Friday, Febru*
aiy 24. On this special day, the
Meredith community honors
TTiomas Meredith, the founder
of Meredith Coliege.
Tradltkmlly, Founder’s
Day begins In tlw early mwrv
Ing, when a group of alumnae
lungs a commemorative wreath
on the Thomas Meredith
memorial on campus. At 9:00
A.M., the Boanj of Trustees
meets for coffee In the Pre^-
dent’s Suite, followed by the
robing of the seniors in caps
and gowns for the first time.
The faculty and administration,
dressed In acad^lc regalia,
join In solemn processlOTi to
Jones Auditorium for the 10:00
A.M. convocation.
Opera a ^special treaf
By Anne White
If you didn't see Meredith
College’s February 11 produc
tion of Gian Carlo Menotti’s
comedIc opera, “The Old Maid
arxJ the Thief,” you missed a
special treat.
The one-act opera, set In a
splnlster’s Victorian home In a
small U.S. town, features four
delightful characters: Miss
Todd, the lovelom old maid,
performed by Donna Rector;
her wily hous^eeper Laetitia,
performed by Sally Cutchin; the
gossipy friend. Miss Pinkerton,
performed by Anna Speers; and
Bob, the charming thief,per
formed by Tom Hawkins. Each
cast member performed with
polished style and talent, right
up to the humorous surprise
ending • from the audience.
Anita Burt, an instructor In
Meredith’s Music Department,
was musical director of. the
opera «vid did an excellent job,
as did Bob Wharton, artistic
director. The piano accompetfii-
ment, played with flair by Patri
cia hlalbeck, provided just the
right toudis of humor and enr»-
tion to compl^nent the singing.
Hot Shandy to appear
at Le Greenhouse March 15
The zany duo Hot Shandy
will appear at Le Greenhouse at
7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15.
Rick Bouley and Jim Magill, two
roguish musicians who formed
the group In 1978, will present a
high powered, enthusiastic
show that has left audiences
panting for rrx>re from Pittsburgh
to Laredl and from Michigan to
Key Wtest.
Ever heard 18th century
disco tune? Want to listen
Quietly to Irish fiddle airs? Hot
Shandy plaiys contemporary
mountain music that Is fun to
listen to. Homespun music
from the North C^llna hills
mlws traditional and original
songs for today’s audiences.
Drawing from sources like Mike
Cross, SI Kahn and the Red
Clay Ramblers, or playing their
own compositions, this group
is a fine example of cunent
trends In American acoustic
Jim and Rick started play
ing together as street musicians
at Key West's famed Mallory
Square sunset. They mre soon
asi«d to appear regularly at
Ernest Hemingway'si old drink
ing s06t; Stoppy Jbe's. Bet
ween their home area of Chapel
Hill, North Carolina and tl^lr
haunts In Key West, th^ soon
developed their own style of
humor and sharpened It to a
fine edge.
Rick was bom one of 11
kids in Saxapidiaw, North Caro
lina. From an early age he
thun^jed and twanged anything
bethought would make a noise,
driving his mother to an un
timely end. By the time he was
12, he was peilorming regularly
at Sunday morning and on
Wednesday night services at
the 7th Stre^ Baptist Church In
Saxapahaw. In high school he
was fortunate enough to Inherit
the old family bouzouki and
soon had sdl the rrwonshlners
howling like their dogs as he
practiced ^h afternoon In the
woods. This assodklon with
the moonshlnere was to be a
mixed blessing, since the Bap
tists were not too happy and
flrpd him. He left town with the
local fllnvflam artist and Bible
Jim led a more n»mal life,
growing^p as a rootless,
homeless Air Force brat. He
,wes the terfw of his klnder-
TWs year's convocation
speaker Is Ms. Juanita Bryant,
Natk>nal President of the Gerv
eral Foundation of Women’s
Clubs based in Washington,
D.C. A native North Carolinian,
Ms. Bryarrt has for several years
directed the Governor's Confer
ence on Wcvnen and has been
active In political, civic, and-
cultural life throughout the U.S.
Her daughter graduated from
After the convocation,
there will be a reception for Ms.
Bry^ at the Alumnae House.
After lunch In Belk Dining Hall,
the Boanj of Trustees will hold
Its February meeting from 2:00-
4:00 P.M.
Meredith students, faculty,
and staff are encouraged to join
together on this special day to
honor the founder of our great
^Stunt^promotes class spirit
By Anne Vifftlte
Meredith students, get
your act together! ’‘Stunt” Is
right around the comer!
“Stunt” Is a long-standing
Meredith tradition organized t>y
the Meredith Recreation
Association (MRA),' usually
hetd the third week In February.
It’s class competltlcwi In the
fxm of wacky skits. Each year,
the MRA Board chooses a
theme for Stunt, usually using a
cunent fad. This year’s theme.
"Stunt the Video,” needs no m-
The14-member MRA Board
delegates several committees.
Including Entertainment,
Publicity, Admission, Script,
and Judges, to plan Stunt. Each
class elects two Stunt chair-
people to lead their respective
classes In preparing their Stunt
skits and to make sure everyone
follows the rules (for example,
rto class may spend over $50 on
The MRA Board elects
judges from the faculty about a
month prior to “Stunt”. The
judges’ kientltles are kept
secret until the blg'nlght. Stunt
score sheets, complete with
categories and a point system.
garten marching b»vj, blasting
away on a tuba In neviy per
fect rhythm. In high school and
college he became Introverted
and secretive, practtoing his
guitar and shamanlstic dances
In a quiet hollow. His exhibi
tionist street prevailed hovraver
and you can now find him on
stage, strumming his nwKtolln
and sucking on ice cubes In
four>four time.
The Improbability of these
two getting together and form
ing a muskai group Is matched
only by the llkellh^ of prac
tical fuslan power In our life
times. But strange things hap
pen in the Appalachian hills and
tfiey soon hit the Interstates in
seach of fame arid fortune In the
glittering, fast-paced worid of
folk music.
They have produced an
album, “Paradise Ain’t Cheap,”
played dozens of colleges,
several b»s and countless
street faire, festivals, private
parties, church gatherings and
other Illegal assemblies «id left
hordes of screaming fans
clamoring for rrore of their in-
fectkHJS blend of raw wit,
humor, ar^ aural madness.
are given to each Jud^ as an
aid In reting each skit. If a skit
n.Ris.over the 25-mlnute time
limit, two points are deducted
for each minute overtime. Cate
gories Include script, acting,
technical aspects, costumes
and makeup, and prograrrts.
The class with the highest total
score wins.
Jll Humberger, MRA
President and Stunt Chairper
son, encourages every Meredith
student to participate In Stunt
with her class. So what are you
waiting for? Come on^help
show e/eryone that your class
has ttie best Stunt!
A publlcHy shot from “The Old Maid and the Thief.”

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