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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 22, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta I THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD JUiy The Hovel seeks audience for local musicians muttered Marc Edmonton Jazz Socie- ty as the funky sound of alto saxophonist Gary Bartz and the Ntu group filled the room. But while the sound was the anticipated crowd was not during a three-night gig at The Hovel coffee house. Vasey a band that com- municates like that we expect a larger audience we knew why nobody came out to see we'd know how to get them Although he conceded some ot the concerts last winter weren't vi- Vasey termed it a mi- nor problem. the people that are im- not whether we won or lost money. The fact that great people like this are com- ing to this cultural wasteland is what counts. musicians like Dollar Brand and Sam Rivers here just to do that is in- The club drew a member- ship of about 600 last year and has a 400-member start on the new season. Though Vasey said many of the audience don't understand the music jazz buffs are addicted to the sound of the wailing horns the socie- ty has brought to the city in the last 13 months. Vasey has been credited with organizing the enterprise almost from initial phone calls and promo- tion to pouring coffee at con- certs. He is also a musician and produces jazz and post-mod- ern music programs for radio station CKUA Concerts are organized whenever space and money are available. The Hovel coffee house becomes a jazz with couples dancing under cedar beams at the back of the aisles where psychedelic posters line the walls. Or the Captain's a banquet hall with maritime is transformed for one night into a nightclub with New York jazz from Charles Tolliver and the stench of stale smoke and beer. Musician Brian Wheeler conceived the society and along with six who chipped in the club began with a concert featur- ing Vancouver saxophonist P. J. Perry. The society offered mem- bers a package deal the first including a concert and program tapes for CKUA and an educational TV station. Since then Wheeler has started another society in Vic- and a formed in Calgary last is pre- sided over by Jack a geologist Pickle says his society is cautious about financing big- name groups a non-profit organ- ization we have a responsi- bility to our membership not to blow the whole treasury at he the club is concentrating at present on building a jazz scene for local musicians. Memberships from each society are honored in the three which form a cir- cuit that recently rated a half- page article in Down an international jazz magazine. television application granted OTTAWA The Canadian Radio Television Commission announced the approval Friday of two applications from Edmonton television stations and one from a Calgary radio station. Edmonton Video owner of CITV TV. was granted an amendment to its broadcasting licence that FRAME STYLES From AROUND-THE- WORLD JULY 22 3 'JAMESTOWN from REQINA at the LETHBRIDGE HOTEL The University of Lethbridge Summer Session Students in Music 3200 4200 will present A MUSICAL EVENING OF CHORAL SINGING AND RECORDER MUSIC at THE YATES MEMORIAL CENTRE JULY at 8 p.m. The program will feature a 78-member ladies chorus conducted by Mr. Lloyd Erickson of with guest soloist Mr. James Monro. Tickets available at the door. Students Sponsored by Department el Culture end Becrollon Unlvtnlty of New West There are Pop- sicle sticks in this wild west town built by Fern- dale police officer Thomas 37. He's been working on the eight-foot model since January. His wife does the interior decorating. Buddy Kravitz opens quietly in New York permits a change of antenna site An application to increase power and to change antenna location was approved for Sunwapta Broadcasting Ltd. of which holds the broadcasting licence for CFRN TV. The station now may increase its power to watts from the present watts. Radio QR Ltd. of Calgary has been granted permission to increase power of CHQR to watts from watts. OLDER THAN COUNTRY The first law society in Can- ada was formed in 1797 in what now is Ontario. Book rights optioned re- TORONTO Plans are under way to turn The Book of the best-selling Cana- v' dian novel by Constance into -A both a movie and a it was -announced this week. The Stratford S Shakespearean Festival S Foundation of Canada fi has bought the stage and artistic director Robin Phillips Sf says he hopes to have a treatment ready for the 1975 season. S Film rights have been S optioned by Maxine Samuels Productions -g whose most re- cent full-length feature was The Pyx. The Book of -8 published last year by won the Canadian Booksellers' Association annual SI award in and will S be issued this summer S in the United States by Little Brown. S The who has written four other teaches liter- ature and creative writing at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute -S here g NEW YORK The unfortunate thing about the award-winning Canadian The of Duddy is that Paramount Pictures didn't tell New Yorkers how good it was much earlier. Paramount purchased the United States distribution rights and planned an exten- sive promotional but theatre managers com- plained about the lack of promotion before the movie opened at two New York theatres Sunday with relative- ly small audiences. By the New York movie with the exception of the heavily- read tabloid New York Daily were giving the film outstanding reviews. The movie wasn't drawing on Broadway at the Forum which can seat and on the posh East it filled about half the 411-seat Baronet Theatre for some performances. But the Baronet manager said he expects the reviews will help immensely and he expects the Canadian film to run possibly a couple of months. The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz is an ethnic drama about Jews in written by one of produced by one of them and directed by a Toronto Bulgarian. a time when Hollywood is fiddling around with suspense and od- dities from the worlds of sex and the here come the Canadians with a very down-to-earth view of people as they writes Archer Winsten of the New York Post. Author Mordecai producer John Kemeny and director Ted and all the performers all the praise they will surely receive for having made one of the best pictures of the Winsten writes. The film is the story of 19- year-old Duddy played by Richard a pusher who wants to get make the money by hook or crook. There are a half-dozen per- formances of award or Winsten says. Dreyfuss is in the title role. Vincent Canby of the New York Times says the film the fantastic and often moving of Duddy's ad- ventures. The fragmented assemble for jazz concerts TORONTO club date in Toronto several months Joe the oldest and perhaps greatest jazz violinist remarked that the big band era could never be revived. His comment evolved from a discussion with a reporter over the new-fo1 i interest among s young audiences in the ragtime sound of the late Scott Joplin. Joe conceded that a limited interest in the band sounds of the 1930s and '40s will always Stage designer's job keeps Brian thinking By JAMES NELSON OTTAWA Brian Jackson has a job ideally designed to keep a man's mind jumping easily from one century of the world's history to another. He is one of the country's most widely-practised theatre and this summer alone his work has taken him through eight from the time of King John and Magna Carta to the in the context of Shakespeare. who now makes his home in designed the sets and costumes for the modern music version of Hamlet which opened July 1 at the Confederation Centre in Charlottetown. He also has designed the Stratford Festival production of King John which opens next week in Ont. For the up-beat he wanted something which clearly had the flavor of when.the story of Hamlet was supposed to have taken place DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC HOSt HOSAPK Certified Mechanic I 304 Sttl St. 327-7244 at Kronborg Castle in Den- mark. But it also had to be to go with the ballad and rock music composed by Cliff Jones of Toronto. So Hamlet appears on the Charlottetown stage in a black the tradition for the mourning close-fitting leggings and a silvery zipper open to show singer Cal Dodd's broad chest. Others in the cast appear in jump-suits. Shakespeare's original play calls for many changes of from castle to ban- queting to graveyard and to private chambers. For Jackson designed three pieces of stage-high sculptured walls and a rolling platform which can move smoothly from one position to another. Jackson said in an interview he wanted something modern about the texture of those sculptured pieces and found it in the concrete ribbing of a new office building. He reproduced the texture in foam and depended on stage lighting to give it added dramatic effect. From Jackson flew directly to Strat- ford to put the finishing touches on King the Shakespeare play written in tha lolo lIlOAe fno Irinn who died in 1216. This the decision was to do the play in traditional style of the early English history. So when the play goes on stage next Tuesday the au- dience is expecting to see dou- blets and ecclesias- tical robes sweeping to the and colors perhaps taken from old English manuscripts. Jackson was born in England and after his military in art colleges and with the Old Vic Theatre in London. He came to Canada in 1955 as head of the property department at the Stratford Festival. Since then he has made his home in in Van- couver where he was resident designer for the Playhouse Theatre in and Toron- to He moved to Ottawa recently because of the increasing activity of the National Arts and be- cause it's a convenient place to live for Canadian and foreign travels. MANUFACTURES MAINLY The largest portion of New Brunswick's production per comes from followed the construction industry v Ofi 7 siAttt TV highlights MONDAY MOVIE A Tree Grows in 6 Ch. 9. An impoverished family in a 1912 New York tenement. Diane Cliff Robertson. 90 min. MOVIE Twice in a Ch. 9. A scruffy old salt leaves the Navy to start his own salvage business. Ernest Delia Eric Laneuville. 1974. 90 min. MOVIE 5 Card 8 Ch. 11. An unknown killer is methodically eliminating former members of a lynch mob. Dean Robert Inger Roddy McDowall. 2 hrs. MOVIE To 12 Ch. 7. A study of marital harmony and discord. Maj -Britt Victor Pjostrom. 90 min. 7 UP RADIO and TV LISTINGS Programs are Mated by the Radio and Tele- vision Stations. Any variation in program schedule it due to latt-minute changes by the stations and is not the responsibility of Chinook Beverages Limited or The Leth- bridge Herald. structure of the film is an al- most perfect reflection of Duddy's state of mind as he goes barging from one get- rich-quick scheme to the next. Canby .writes. Jay Gould in the Wall Street says the film has the humor characteristic of chiefly self-irony with Jews laughing at the Jews with an affec- tionate toleration. Jerry Oster of the Daily News writes that movie is so crowded with props and twists of plot that its portrait of a potentially interesting young creep is blurred and Howard Kissel of the Women's Wear Daily says Duddy Kravitz a sophis- enormously entertaining view of a Sticky just as of Bach and other classicals have weathered the passage of time. But he said with a tinge of sadness the big band era will never again enjoy the pop- ularity it had 30 years nor will a newcomer ever emerge capable of duplicating the great old sound. Mr. Venuti may be right on the second but as to a lack of interest in the big he may have been sell- ing the audiences of the '70s short. The swing era is but many of the dynamic bands which built it are still often bridging the gap between old and new music with an updated style More and there are instances of jazz societies spr- inging up in North America while looking ahead to progressive jazz as opposed to are also tending backward to the origins of the jazz of which the big band era is a part. This weekend in probably the most exciting jazz event of the year was devoted to some of the greatest names of days passed. The first annual Belvedere Jazz at the outdoor Varsity will provide for jazz buffs continuous music for seven hours both Saturday and Sunday. The 11 featured acts were no igers to being regarded as ro ..'ity among jazz circles. 1'he lineup- Count Basie and his the Dizzie Gil- lespie Maynard Ferguson and his Carmen McRac and her Woody Herman and his the Buddy DeFranco Super Louie Bellson and his Or- the Jack Wilkins and Toronto's Peter Appleyard Quartet and the Moe Koffman Quintet. 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