Local Entertainers To Appear On 42's "Friends-Raisine" Dozens of local entertainers, personalities and Charlotte leaders, both taped and in person, will appear on Chan nel 42 starting December 2 for nine days of "Friend-Raising" on behalf of the educational television station. WTVI, Incorporated is rai sing funds to replace those formerly provided by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board which is phasing out its support of Channel 42's even ing services. Special program ming is scheduled from Dec ember 2-10 to coincide with the fund-raiser. Local entertainment will be provided by the following groups during breaks in that week's shows: Π* Dirt Creek Band, a five-piece bluegrass act led by Leonard McPher son; husband-and-wife team. The Roth Duo, who are Char Jim Black ...Big Ways Personality lotte Symphony Orchestra members and who tour Europe performing violin harp arrangements; the Bill Hanna Quartet, a jazz band led by former Woody Herman and Stan Kenton performer Bill Hanna; Carnegie Hall performer Mary Evans, a classical and contemporary harpist, the Ed. Drexel Rayf ordTolk Duo, who play original and noo-originai fold-country-rock music; and CPCC Artist-in-Residence Steve Roeenburg, an authority on antique and ancient musi cal instruments. Charlotte broadcasting companies and businesses have offered some of their on-air personalities to partici pate in the WTVI, Inc. "Friend-Raising." The perso nalities will host special pro grams, interview business, civic and government leaders and update the call-in pledges between shows. They are: from WSOC Radio, Leslie Wolfe and James David; from WSOC-TV, Brad Lacey and Nerissa Williams; from WBT Radio, Bob Lacey and Harold Johnson; from WBTV, Lynne ui auicjr iiiu ι veue /usion; frfim WAYS Radio, Jim Black, Jim Ballard, Scott Slade aftd Claire Shafiner; from WRET TV, Bob Raiford and Bob HI ce; from PCA internatio nal, Rusty Page; from the Charlotte Chamber of Com merce, Jerry Hancock. Civic, cultural, business and government leaders will make an impressive group during the fund drive. They are sche duled to be interviewed about public television during pro gramming breaks. They include: Betty Chafin, Harold Hansen, Liz Hair, Bob Aland er, Rev. George Battle, Will iam B.A. Culp, David Burk halter, Kim Jolly, Halsey North, Dr. Douglas Orr, Ina Hughes, Ann Thomas, Hugh McCoU, Rolfe Neill, Kefi Harris, Ward McKeithen, Ernie Phipps, Minette Trosch, Betsy Bennett, Jack Miller. Rusty Page, Robert M. Wall ace, Tom Mullen and Dr. Bill Britt. Brando To Make TV Acting Debut îwo-ume uscar winner Marlon Brando will make his television acting debut in the final episode of David L. Wol -phcf'a production of "Roots:— The Next Generations," the continuation of Alex Haley's epic saga of an American family, which will air as an "ABC Novel for Television," from Feb. 18-23, and on Feb. 25, on the ABC Television Network. ' Brando will be seen as George Lincoln Rockwell, the 2 fanatical leader of the Ameri can Nazi Party during the 1960s. Just prior to beginning his 12-year search for his African heritage, Alex Haley was assigned by Playboy Magazine to interview Rock well. Assured that his questio ner was not Jewish, Rockwell agreed to the interview, but was so stunned when Haley turned out to be black that he held him at gunpoint through out their meeting. Brando, himself, initiated his unprecedented appear ance in the project. Last July, he contactai Alex Haley and asked if there was a part he could play in the film. Haley, producer Stan Margulies and screenwriter Ernest Kinoy went through Haley's exten sive notes and selected Rock well as the character best ι suited to Brando's talents and. desired that the role be "small but memorable." Negotiat ions were begun with the actor and his representatives and an agreement was reached .vhe eby the ac'or would make his television acting debut in "Roots: The Next Generations." Brando com role on Monday, James Earl Jones portrays Haley in the segment which is being directed by John Erman from- a. teleplay by Ernest Kinoy. Stan Margulies is the producer and David L. Wolpher is the executive pro ducer of the David L. Wolpher Production in association with Warner Bros. Television. An Oscar winner as Best Actor for his performances in "On the Waterfront" (1954) and "The Godfather" (1972), Brando is one of only four actors to have seven or more Oscar nominations as Best Actor. In addition to his two wins, he was nominated for "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951). "Viva Zapata" (1952), / "Julius Caesar" (1953), "Say onara" (1967) and "Last Tan go in Paris" (1973). For Early Release Blues Brother Album Set Atlantic Records has announced that the debut al bum by the Blues Brothers, entitled "BRIEFCASE FULL OF BLUES," is set for immed iate release. Recorded at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, the LP consists of live performances by the legendary duo, Jake and Elwood Blues, and their nine piece grouD " BRIEFCASE FULL OF BLUES" was produced by Bob Tischler, with musical direction by Paul Shaffer, in close association with Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi. The album contains brand new renditions of such all-time classics as "HEY BARTEN DER," "MESSIN' WITH THE KID," "RUBBER BISCUIT," and "SOUL MAN." The complete personnel line-up is: Joliet Jake Blues lead vocals; Elwood Blues harmonica, lead vocal; Paul "The Shiv" Shaffer-organ, piano; Steve "The Colonel" Cropper-guitar; Matt "Gui tar" Murphey-guitar; Donald "Duck" Dunn-bass guitar; Steve "Getdwa" Jordan drums; Lou "Blue Lou" Mar Ini-tenor sax; Alan "Mr. Fab ulous" Rubin-trumpet; Tom "Tripple Scale" Scott-tenor sax; and Tom "Bones" Malone-saxes, trombone & trumpet. The first single to be culled from the Blues Brothers debut is "SOUL MAN" b-w "EXCU SEZ MOI MON CHERIE" (the "b side" is not available on the album). The complete track listing of "BRIEFCASE FULL OF BLUES" is: Side One-Opening Hey Bartender, Messin' With The Kid, Almost, Rubber Biscuit, Shot Gun Blues; Side Two-Groove Me, I Don't Know, Soul Man, "B" Movie Box Car Blues, Flip, Flop & Fly, Closing. Hailing from Calumet City, Illinois, the Blues Brothers-or orphans Jake and Elwood paid their dues in after-hours clubs and black-light bars across the steel belt (when ever Jake was out of jail and Elwood took time off from the Taser Factory). Curtis, the janitor at the Rock Island City orphanage, is credited for-bè ing a major influence in their developing musical career. «sS 7f CHRISTMAS HCLUBH Post Ads Bring Quick Results Get ahead of next year's holiday budget squeeze with our interest-earning Christmas Club. It's a sure way to save. Seel Mechanics & Farmers Bank 101 BMttin Ford Rd. Corner,Of Beettfc* Ford Rd. 332-2121 S. Independence Blvd. And McDowell St 333-2171 894-3275

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