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nere s uie lineup tor last
week's Top Five in the list of
"50 Top-Grossing Films": 1.
"Marathon Man," 2. "Car
Wash," 3. "Norman Is That
You?," 4 "The Ritz," 5. "The
Front."
"Melba At The Met" will
mark another first for singer
actress Melba Moore when
she appears at the Metropoli
tan Opera House on Sunday,
Dec. 12. Melba, the spokesper
son for "Big Blue Marble,"
ITT's Emmy and Peabody
Award-winning public service
TV series for children has a
new release out on Buddah
label, "Melba." She's also
entertaining at Capital Press
Club's annual dinner next
month in Washington.
...Great comedian
Aunt Esther
Is Feature Of
Sanford & Son
Aunt Esther (LaWanda
Page) wears a neck brace in
the Friday, Dec. 3 episode of
"Sanford and Son," to be
shown on Channel Nine at 8
p.m. The dialogue indicates
that she sustained the injury
in a collision that occurred
while she was riding in her
husband's delivery truck.
However, the truth of the
matter is that actress Page
was injured in a real-life
accident.
In late August, Page was on
a cross-country tour to pro
-, mote "Sanford and Son" when
she was called bçck to Los
Angeles to appear on the
"Dinah!" program with Redd
Foxx.
After the show was taped, a
friend was driving her home
when another car ran into
them. Page was injured but
. neither the driver nor the
other passengers were. She
sustained a mild concussion,
multiple back, shoulder and
neck injuries, and was hospi
talized for ten days.
After her release from the
hospital. Page had to undergo
therapy for many weeks. E
ven when this episode of "San
ford and Son" was taped in
early October, she had to take
frequent breaks in order to
take back and neck therapy
and treatment.
SIJPER
SOUNDS
1 YOU DON T HAVE TO BE
A STAR
Marilyn McCoo & Billy
Davis Jr..
2 LOVE BALLAD
LTD
3 CAR WASH
Rose Royce
4 JUST TO BE CLOSE TO
YOU
Commodores
5 ENJOY YOURSELF
The Jacksons
6 DAZZ
Brick
7 THERUBBERBANDMAN
The Spinners
8 SHAKE YOUR RUMP TO
THE FUNK
Bar-Kays
9 GIVE IT UP
Tyrone Davis
I j PLAY THAT FUNKY
MUSIC
Wild Cherry
II CATFISH
Four Tops
12 HOT LINE
The Sylvers
13 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN
Walter Murphy & The Big
Apple Band
14 LET S BE YOUNG
TONIGHT
Jermaine Jackson
15 GROOVY PEOPLE
Lou Rawls
16 DO IT TO MY MIND
Johnny Bristol
17 I DONT WANNA LOSE
YOU LOVE
The Emotions
18 YOU ARE MY STARSHIP
Norman Connors
19 KEEP ME CRYIN·
AI Green
20 MESSAGE IN OUR MUSIC
The O'Jays
rvu commissioner Ben
jamin L. Hooks' decision to
take over as executive direc
tor of the NAACP means that
on becoming president Jan.
20, Jimmy Carter will have
the option of choosing his own
FCC Chairman or selecting
one from within the commis
sion. Many people felt that
Hooks was the frontrunner for
the chairmanship. He said
that he recognized that possi
bility but that he thought "the
NAACP needs me." Blacks
will now demand at least
another black on the commis
sion.
"Open Sesame," a 65-pro
gram series drawn from the
original version of "Sesame
Street." is being broadcast in
six countries under varying
names Children of 42 coun
tries and territories enjoy the
original production in English.
Four co-productions of "Sesa
me Street" are on the air in
Europe and Latin America.
' Ready to travel? The 100
Black Men have a fantastic
trip to Jamaica. Dec. 3-6. Then
there's the United Negro Col
lege Fund trip to Las Vegas,
Dec 16-19 to help Sammy
Hnuic I»· oe1al\rn»« u.:— »l
day, to be finalized in a dinner
featuring Frank Sinatra,
Pearl Bailey, Steve Lawrence,
Eydie Gorme, Flip Wilson and
Sandy Baron. And you can
start planning now for The
Fellas' Lake Tahoe Weekend
Thing, May 27-30. Or The 15th
Annual 1977 International Golf
Tour which includes air and
sea cruise to Italy and Greece,
July 14-25.
Ron Delsener, New York's
major concert promoters of
rock shows, has a point. He
says when there's violence
and vandalism at rock shows
the cry is to ban them-per
manently. But when there's
even greater violence at athle
tic events there's no public
hue and cry to ban sports
events. He cites the tearing up
of Yankee Stadium field after
the Yanks won the American
League pennant, the vanda
lism and mugging at the Ali
Norton fight and two killings
at the Jets-Patriots game in
Foxboro, Mass.
The National Touring Com
pany of Raisin has grossed
' million since it went on the
road on Dec. 3, 1975. Expecta
tion is that gross will hit the
$5,000,000 mark in 1977.
Harry Belafonte's concert
tour of West Germany was
such a hit that the promoters
had to downplay the advertis
ing because all the tickets
were sold out within a few
days of going on sale. His tour
across Canada was also a
sell-out.
The U.S. Zone Committee of
the Second World Black and
African Festival of Arts and
Culture (FESTAC), has an
nounced that 32 high school
and college students essayists
will be invited to attend the
Festival next January. They
have to write 1,000-word es
says on "How Do You See the
Relationship Between Culture
and the Struggle of African
People for Self-Determina
tion." Essays must be in by
Nov. 30.
Ihoney's
Introduces its NEW
K.C. AND THE SUNSHINE BAND
'• Hard-driving 9-man aggregation
K. C., Sunshine Band To
Boggie Down On Soul Train
Two stellar acts appear on
Soul Train this weekend-K.C.
and the Sunshine Band, of
1 "Get Down Tonight" and
"Hock Your Baby" fame, and
Tony Award winning singer,
Dee Dee Bridgewater.
Harry Wayne Casey, the
"K.C." of the Sunshine Band,
and Richard Finch, origina
tors of the group, write, pro
duce and perform their own
material which includes,
"That's The Way I Like It," "I
Like To Do It" and "Shake
Your Booty," their Soul Train
selections.
The nine-man aggregation
is a hard driving, innovative
band of Black musicians, with
the exception of Casey and
Finch, who developed their
"Miami sound"' near the Hia
leah. Florida racetrack.
A vocalist earmarKed for
stardom. Dee Dee Bridge
water brings a wealth of talent
to her renditiôns of "Going
Through the Motions" and
"Mv Prayer."
Before earning the Tony
Award as best supporting ac
tress for her portrayal of
Glinda in the Broadway play.
The Wiz, she had earned an
international reputation as a
jazz singer Mrs. Bridgewater
is now living in Los Angeles
where she hopes to pursue an
acting and recording career.
Lee, Michaux To Get
Top Government Posts
Continued from page 1
office. Lee said, "I have been
in one meeting with Governor
elect Hunt but he did not
mention any appointment at
that time." Hunt made the
commitment before the pri
mary to appoint at least one
Black to his cabinet. Lee, one
of the most active Blacks in
N.C. Democratic Party, said
his preference for a cabinet
post would be the N.C. Depart
ment of Human Resources.
The Human Resources De
partment has never been
headed by a Black. Dr. Renee'
Wescott-Hill; Director of the
, Social Services Division, is the
mgnesi ranKing black person
within the department. She
recently submitted her resig
nation to Governor-elect Hunt
as he had requested of politi
cal appointees.
Political observers familiar
with the North Carolina scene
say that while Lee and several
other Black North Carolini
ans, including Walter John
son, a Greensboro Attorney,
have a good chance to land at
least one cabinet post in
Hunt's administration, Mi
chaux's ambition to be the
nation's second Black to hold
the HUD post is not as politi
cally expedient for several
reasons.
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"CLAUDINE"
2 BIG SHOWS STARTS
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D1LWORTH THEATRE
THESE DAYS, RADIO STATIONS ARE GETTING HARD TO CLASSIFY.
WE GUESS YOU COULD CALL US A COMTEMPORARY BLACK STATION,
OR MAYBE A BLACK ROCK STATION,
OR A BASIC BLACK STATION,
OR A 360° MUSIC STATION,
OR A DISCO STATION,
OR AN INFORMATION MUSIC RADIO STATION.
WE CALL OURSELVES "CHARLOTTE'S ORIGINAL MUSIC" RADIO "STATION,
BECAUSE THE WGIV COMMUNICATORS ARE INTO YOUR MUSIC,
AND WE KNOW HOW TO MIX IT TO FIT YOUR MOOD, GIVE US A LISTEN SOON.
WE'RE ON THE RIGHT END OF YOUR AM RADIO DIAL.
WGIV - 1600 AM - CHARLOTTE'S ORIGINAL MUSIC RADIO STATION.
S.C. State Accepts Bid
To Bicentennial Bowl
ORANGEBURG—South Caro
lina State College head foot
ball coach Willie Jeffries,
whose Bulldogs meet Norfolk
State in the Bicentennial Bowl
at Richmond. Va., on Dec 11,
Washington Height*
Secret Pain
Exehange Gifts
An exchange of gifts be
tween secret pals will take
place at the next meeting of
the Washington Heights Gar
den Club
The meeting will be held
Tuesday. December 14. at the
home of Mrs Willett Patter
soi^^^^^amgu^Stree^^^^
has been named "coach of the
Year" in NAIA District 6
Jeffries' selection as the top
coach in the District marks
the fourth consecutive time he
has received the honor from
his fellow coaches
S.C State recorded its third
straight Mid-Eastern Athletic
Conference i.MEAC) title with
a 3-1 mark and finished 9-1
overall, the best record in the
school's history. Jeffries'
squad was also one of the top
ranked teams in the NAIA
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