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.Mars Hill, N. C. 28754
M.H.C. Announces “Culturefest” 1978-’79
College has announced a
and special lectures, concerts,
bv presentations sponsored
‘nrerf/^'^^°° ® 3"^ Lec-
*ers Committee.
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at Marc u^i ^riality of special events
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event admissions price to each
"lonipc ® amount, coupled with the
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brino „ get, allowed the committee to
Perfor„f'^^'^^ outstanding lecturers and
college instead of
titlp P®'’ “Culturefest,”
*bat nrn ?■ year’s series continues
*1 and ® between
Reason ^ most events. A special
avaU^^bie*° ^ performances is
® eonrlt?^u September with
'’^^sic'c 1- . y Watson, mountain
living legend. The Tuesday
concert with the blind musicians will be
held in Moore Auditorium, with a cur
tain time of 8 p.m. as will all of the
events during the series.
The second presentation will be one
week later on September 19, and will
feature “Way of Action,” a theatrical
experience of the martial arts. This un
usual program is a choreographed per-
forniance of the martial arts of Kendo,
hand and foot fighting, sword, chain,
stick, and knife fighting combined with
music from both East and West
There will be two events in October.
The first, on Tuesday, October 3, will be
reknown magician Kramer and Com
pany. Regarded by his peers as one of
America s top illusionists, Kramer and
Company s show features a flowing
multisensory series of spectacular il
lusions. Also in October will be a con-
cert by the Porgy and Bess Singers,
who will present concert staged scenes
Coming In Concert . . .
Doc Watson
from George Gershwin’s folk opera as
well as other great musicals. This per
formance will be held on Thursday,
October 26.
The last event of 1978 will be the North
Carolina Dance Theatre production on
November 8. The company of 15 talent
ed performers will present their reper
toire of classical and contemporary
ballet as well as modern works.
On February 5, 1979, The National
Opera Company, a troupe of 12 multi
talented artists, will perform Puccini’s
comedic opera, “La Boheme.” This poig
nant love story of carefree students in
Paris of 1830 will be performed in Eng
lish. On Thursday, Febraury 19, The Na
tion Theatre Company will be on campus
to present a musical adaptation of Mark
Twain’s “Tom Sawyer.”
One production is planned for March
when the Tucson Boys Choir will per
form on Tuesday, March 20. Known
internationally as the “ambassadors in
blue jeans,” this company of youngsters
performs an assortment of classics,
carols, folk songs, Mexican novelties,
and flavorful westerns.
The final two presentations will be
featured in April. On Tuesday, April 10,
ABC White House correspondent Tom
Jarriel will be on campus. Georgia-
born and Texas-educated, Jarriel join
ed ABC as a correspondent with the At
lanta bureau in 1965. His coverage of
the civil rights movement earned him
national distinction and the White House
job in 1969. He was one of the reporters
who accompanied then-president Nix
on on the historic trips to China and Rus
sia. His reputation is that of one of the
most knowledgeable national political
The final event of the series will be a
film festival featuring foreign directors
and the films they made specifically
for the American market on April 24,
25, and 26.
years, playing at VFW dances and the
like until 1960, when Doc was “discover
ed” by folklorist Ralph Rinzler.
Qbe In musician Doc Watson
M*'‘®»ibeViTK* Tuesday evening,
. ’ beginning at 8 p.m. in
^ “Patchwork Quilt,”
i Th?® band will also per- .n.
‘be V ®°" u""**^® ten dur- „J^® folk music undergo a
!^®t is sponsored by the became much
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*“®e under the title “Culturefest.” S'""’ “"«^"®btng honesty Coupled
Tern *"®''®^‘bly fluid picking s?vle
kept his name prominent even ^as the
folk movement waned and rock resurg-
bfa® "^^o^’^wh" 'I?® Pteked up the nick-
oJbe R* _ '^hen he was 19 - was bom
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in 1923 Watauga
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'?ducatoJ~”‘ .since Dirth, he
Raleigh* School for the
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r°‘^®'’ mountain music-
vv«hPbsh»a from a family nf
Watson’s followers also credit him
with single-handedly elevating the flat-
top guitar from the role of rhythm and
background to the level of a lead in
strument. Recently, rock stars have
credited Watson on their albums with
“influence and inspiration.” This wide
range of acceptance, his warm under
stated personality, and his virtuousity
have led one critic to call the blind gui
tarist “a legend, and it’s still his own
mother was
his f *||® ®rea as a ballad sing-
saug/’•s father picked a banjo and
^ PayS Watson’s music be- 3,^^®!® ‘be concert will be $1.00
proposition. Jack Wil- f* ‘b® door. A season pass to all ten
SUitar”*^ Tenn., chose Doc 1''®"/® f"^y be purchased for $15 oo
I'he^^ad wju[.' electric guitar - in further information call Robert Kra-
vvoS'^f®P‘?‘“"g‘“gather. ™T’ ®b®*rman of the Visiting Artists
ked together for eight Lecturers Committee at 689-1114
Pure, old fashioned, two-handed guitar player - Doc Watson

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