Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Friday, Augutt 17, 1973 THE UTHBRIOOI HKALO IS Improvised music 'startled' playgoers STRATFORD, Ont. (CP) The world premiere of a Cana- dian operatic work, Exiles, competed by Raymond and Be- vwfey PanneD, startled the au- dience with improvised music. The work, called an opera tor the theatre, concerns the fate of a man and woman who go to live in the Welsh village of Aberfan, scene of the 1966 land- slide that killed 116 children, to expiate the collective guilt of society. Presented at the Third Stage theatre as the season's final of- fering at the Stratford Festival, Exiles drew comments from critics for its unusual electronic music on tape and improvisa- tion by seven orchestral players and four singers. Critics comments Carl Cunningham, Toronto Star: "The text could often not be understood in many beau- tifully sung improvised por- tions. While abrupt changes of dramatic pace and gesture be- tween spoken and sung portions brought some 'welcome variety to the theatrical style of the piece, they again pointed up the tremendous difficulties in trying to blend tfae two forms into a unified dramatic piece." John Kraglund, Toronto Globe and Mall: "Pannell has created a work that should have as much appeal to the theatre- goer as to the opera buff. There is some question as to whether he has served either particu- larly well. But is it enough to come away from an hour and forty-five minutes of opera, without any feeling of having been even temporarily moved by toe performance." BANK EMBARRASSED SUVA, Fiji (AP) A vaca- tioning New Zealand couple ex- changing Japanese yen at a bank got the equivalent of 000 Fiji dollars instead of the they had coming. They car- ried tfae loot to their hotel in a shopping bag and, shortly there- after, an embarrassed bank minion knocked on the door. WEEKEND BRIEFS SHOW BIZ DEBUT. Canada's Karen Magnujien, rtlgnln? queen of the skating world, has been signed to a a-year cotract by the Ice Capades show. Andy O'Brien went to Hollywood to cover Karen's entry Into ihow butinwi end tells all about it this Saturday In Weekend Magazine. Watch for his article complete with color photos. IN YOUR LETHBRIDGE HERAID WEEKEND MAGAIINt Miss CNE Twenty-year-old Betty Lou Pokol has been named Miss CNE for 1973 at the opening ceremonies of Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto, Representing the Niagara Regional Exhibition, Miss Pokol is a third- year nursing student at the University of Toronto. Wedded bliss ends for Baez, Harris REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) Folk singer Joan Baez and draft register David Harris, separated for three years, have been divorced after five years of marriage. Miss Baez, 32, and Harris, 28, were married before he was sent to prison for 20 months for draft evasion in 1968. Custody of their son Gabriel, 3, was awarded to the couple jointly. No child support or alimony is involved. WASHINGTON (Reuter) President Nixon's speech on the Watergate scandal was a wash- out as far as some television viewers here were concerned. A local television station, which interrupted a film called Duel to televise the speech, said 47 viewers who called in said: "Get the president off the air and get on with the movie." Forty-nine callers supported the president's position, 25 said he did not say anything new or was lying and five complained about news correspondents' analyses of the speech. NEW YORK (AP) Norman Mailer, the best-selling author who has already won the Pulit- zer Prize and the National Book Award, will receive the Edward MacDowell Medal finis year at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, N.H., its direc- tors have announced. The colony is a 500-acre re- treat and workshop for artists, composers and writers. The literary jury, that selected Mailer praised "the tremendous body of works he has published in the span of the past 30 years." NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. (CP) Paul Anka, the Ottawa-born singer-composer, says be wants to boost Canadian talent. "I'm spending more time here to perform and promote said the 32-year-old Anfca who was in Niagara Falls prior to a performance in Buf- falo, N.Y. "It's aH emerging creatively In this Anka, who maintains his Ca- nadian citizenship as well as homes in New Hark and Las Vegas, Nev., said he will sup- port Canadians by counselling them and adding his piresence to the music scene here. Vermillion fighters victorious HIGH LEVEL, Alta. (CP1 A team of forest fire fighters from Fort Vermilion dug, chop- ped and sprayed its way to vic- tory in the first annual native fire crew competition. Fort Vermilion defeated teams from Meander River and Rainbow, all in the Foot- ner Lake Forest region in northwestern Alberta. After the competition of dig- ging trenches to halt make-be- lieve fires, felling trees along the fire line and setting up pumps to quench simulated the Vermilion and Msander teams were tired. In the runoff, the Vermilion team completed a fire trench- chopping trees and digging earth along a 100-foot per- imeter in 13 minutes, 25 sec- onds which was four minutes, 25 seconds faster than Mean- der. LETHBRIDG6 DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY ANNUAL GARDEN SHOW SATURDAY and SUHDAY Aug. 18th and 19th LETHBRIDGE EXHIBITION PAVILION SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Exhibits and Displays Doors Open Saturday 3 p.m. Banquet Upstairs Pavilion 5 p.m. Members invited guests. Official Opening 7 p.m. (Gardiner of Ytar) Sunday Doers open 11 a.m. Anne Singers 2 p.m. Awards Trophto and Ribbons, 4 p.m. Door Prizes, Draw. Show Closes 9 p.m. DRIVE IN AND DRIVE OUT WITH THE BEST BUY OF THE YEAR Some of the equipment ilt optional at extra GOBI. Buckling seat and shoulder tx idea you can live with. 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