Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Wednesday, June 19. 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Swedish musical life sees change By DICK SODERLUND STOCKHOLM (AP) An American music man with fresh ideas on how to bring music into the hearts of people is shaping a new "togetherness" in Swedish musical life He has organized a successful symphony concert with handicapped and retarded children, brought old and young together and arranged "open house" mu- sical sessions and sermons in schools and churches Oliver Shearer, a vibraphonist who grew up with jazz greats like Fats Waller, had a solid and varied musical background when he left New York more than two years ago for a scheduled one- year visit to Sweden as guest teacher in music. The 48-year-old Detroit-born New Yorker had studied singing at Wayne State University and piano and vibraphone with Milt Jackson ane received a Duke Ellington stipend to the Juilliard School of Music in New York. He toured the United States with name bands and in 1958 began to compose his first symphony, called Full Circle DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC ROSS HOSACK Certified Dentil Mechanic 8 304 5th St. S. Ph. 327-7244 Symphony. It was completed and performed 10 years later in New York. GOT NEW CONCEPT The work introduced some- thing of a new concept into American contemporary music. It brought classical symphony musicians together with top jazz musicians and amateurs "off the street It also became the jump-off for Shearer's program of "making rnusc together." The basic concept is that an amateur should be able to make music instead of just listening to renditions by professional musicians. "I want to tear down all mu- sical barriers to activate he said. Shearer started his program with the New York City parks department, concentrating on poor areas, and also headed the New York City music centre and led study groups at City College. During his first year in Swe- den, Shearer journeyed around the country to dozens of schools, community centres and handicapped and pensioners' institutions. He set up music workshops for amateurs and tried to fuse a blend of Swedish folk music with jazz and classical true to the motto that "the language of music is universal." WW ELKS PUBLIC BINGO 1251 3rd AVENUE SOUTH EVERY THURSDAY 8 p.m. 16 GAMES NEW BLACKOUT Played Till Won (No Number Limit) IF WON ON A BLUE BONUS CARD (No Limit Purchased) PAYS DOUBLE No under 16 yean allowed. ELKS and INVITED GUESTS ONLY DOWNSTAIRS WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT Friday, June 21st "ALBERTA RANCH BOYS" Saturday, June 22nd Upstairs "VARIETY MEN" Downstairs RANCH BOYS" RED COACH LOUNGE r- Lk. GENE LENNEN nightly i for your entertainment TAVERN NIGHTLY "WES KUCHERAN" Phone3Z7-3191 HOTEL KrntoHerson Special June (18 MMs) .SI OS Expo Harry Special 27th, (7 Expo Liberace Special A July 1 (10 992.SO Expo Mormon Tabernacle Choir Chicago Special. 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Phoiw 327-3536 329-4474 Ateo Travel One of the finest Robin Trower (centre) poses with band members On threshold of success Guitarist acclaimed by critics By IAIN MacLEOD MONTREAL (CP) Robin Trower smiled nervously into the spotlights as the crowd rose to its feet, roaring for another tune. He had already returned twice to the Mon- treal Forum stage and King Crimson, the concert's top bil- ling, was waiting in the wings. Trower was not to know un- til the next morning that he had stolen the show Critics acclaimed him as one of the finest guitar players since the late Jimi Hendnx and even during King Crimson's per- formance there were shouts of "Bring back Trower Unlike some musicians. Trower has no illusions that he has achieved perfection in his field, which probably is an important reason why he sud- denly appears to be on the threshold of success. He has mat ared as a guitar- ist in the four years since he left Procul Harum, a group in which he was unable to work at his fall potential. Today Trower. bassist Jim Dewar, formerly with Stone the Crows, and drummer Reg Isadore play hard, high- energy rock laced with gutsy- blues. On stage and records, few guitarists come as close to the power and volume Hen- dnx was able to generate from a single guitar. Trower has developed his own style, based on the belief that good rock music needs no frills REALIZES A DREAM "Trower wrenches from his axe thick, luscious tones drenched with tremolo and one music critic wrote. "But these effects aren't sheer electronic gim- mickry, rather they enable Trower to realize a guitarist's dream, obtaining the max- imum mileage with each note Trower says that after first hearing Hendnx shortly be- fore his death in 1970, "it all started coming together." "I was deeply impressed with him as a musician and I knew from that day what I wanted to say as a guitarist." Like Hendnx. Trower uses the guitar as the total back- ing In places in his music, the bass and drums take over as lead instruments while Trower's guitar forms the foundation of the tune The he suddenly switches to a soulful guitar solo And like Hendrix. Trower executes each note with in- tensity and taste Trower's two albums to date, Twice Removed from Yesterday and Bridge of Sighs, demonstrate his out- standing technique as a gui- tarist. Both records are at- tracting attention after his re- cent North American tour, which included several Cana- dian dates. STAKES OWN TURF Rolling Stone, a leading rock paper, wrote of Trower's performances: "He transcends the realm of traditional rock music forms, staking out a musical turf that most musicians can't even comprehend, much less attempt to explore." It is a far cry from his days with Procul Harum, a group in which "I was just the lead guitar he said. "I think Procu! taught me a lot about composition because they were very song-oriented, rather than performance. They also taught me dis- cipline which I still need a lot of." But inside the rigid frame- work of Procul Harum, Tro- wer began to feel stifled After four years with the group, which had enjoyed gi- ant hits such as Whiter Shade I run a very simple business. Do you know who I am? Singer Pat Boone charged with illegal tax deductions WASHINGTON (APt -The United States Tax Court has ruled that entertainer Pat Boone illegally deducted from his income tax in 1965-and 1966 The deductions grew out of Boone's participation in an Arizona land development called Desert Carmel. located midway between Phoenix and Tucson. Boone was the founding president and an 18.5-per-cent owner of the development company The company ran into financial trouble, and Boone forgave the corporation in loans Boone deducted the loss on the loans as business expense from his income of S220.059 in 1965 and 1966 But the court held that cancellation of indebtedness to a corporation by a shareholder-creditor is not deductible. ARLINGTON HEIGHTS. 111. (AP) Pamels Britton. who played the title role in the Blondie television series and was a regular on another show. My Favorite Martian, died yesterday of cancer. Her age was not known. She was appearing at the Arlington Park Theatre with Don Knotts. in the play The Mind With the Dirty Man. Miss Britton starred on Broadway in the musical Brigadoon and played in the touring companies of Oklahoma and Guvs and Dolls. Among her films were Anchors Aweigh and Key to the City. LONDON (AP) The rock musical Hair will be open at the Queen's Theatre June 25 for the 2.000th performance of London's first full-frontal nude show. The 2.000th performance should have ben given at the Shaftesbury Theatre last fall, but the ceiling fell in and the theatre had to be closed. Composer dies of cancer Regional theatre directors honored of Pale and Homburg. he left to make his own mark FORMED OWN BAND He formed Jude. a four man band in which he began to experiment with his new- found freedom as a guitar player But its success was short-lived and Trower real- ized he had to use the three- piece format in order to tap his own resources to the full. Less than two years ago, his current band, was put to- gether and it has taken the best part of the intervening time to perfect its sound, style and integration. Although Trower has crossed the hurdles of select- ing the right musicians, de- veloping the band and break- ing into the music market, he now is faced with the problem of sounding repetitious. So far he has succeeded in writing and choosing a wide repertoire of music, breaking refreshing new ground as he seeks to attain a reputation as a guitar player enjoyed by only a small group such as the legendary Hendrix, Roy Buchanan and Eric Clapton STRATFORD. Ont. (CP) Five directors of regional professional theatres have been appointed associate directors of the Stratford Festival. Robin Phillips, artistic director designate of the festival, said today the five directors will be brought to Stratford for periodic con- sultations They will not receive salaries but their ex- penses will be paid The five representing theatres from coast to coast are John Wood, newly ap- pointed head of Neptune Theatre, Halifax, Jean Roberts, theatre director of the National Arts Centre. Ot- tawa: Bill Glassco. Tarragon Theatre. Toronto: John Neville. Citadel Theatre. Ed- monton: and Christopher Newton. Playhouse Theatre Centre. Vancouver Miss Roberts and Mr. Newton were named associate directors of the Festival Stage here Mr Neville will be associate director of the Avon Stage, and Mr Wood associate director of the Third Stage. Mr Phillips said that while the associate directors will be concerned primarily with the theatre season at their par- ticular stages, they will be consulted on the development of the festival as a whole. Mr Phillips recently an- nounced he plans to treat the three festival stages as equals, and not have the Avon Theatre and the Third Stage ranked secondary to the main Festival Theatre. By bringing in directors from across the country, he hopes to have Stratford become the focus of a national theatre spread across Canada SEES NEW STRENGTH In his announcement Mr. Phillips said the appointment of the five should strengthen both the Stratford Festival and theatre in Canada generally "Not only do I look for the support and participation of this group of directors in the new Stratford movement, but we at Stratford hope as well that we will be able to offer some valuable assistance to each director's particular area of activity The appointments run to Oc- tober. 1975. Mr Phillips plans later to appoint advisory groups of theatre designers and actors Show Times SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES Theatre 'TODAY Wh KILL TOMORROW WE DIE1' in color. Wednesday. June 19. Show a! 815pm. ADULT Theatre "THE SLEUTH" in color Starring Michael Came and Lawrence Olivier Wednesday. June 19 Show aj 8 00 p.m ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN PiNCHER Theatre SCARECROW in coior Slarrma Gene Hartman and Al Pacino Wednesday. June 19 Show at 8 15 p m RESTRICTED ADULT NEW YORK (AF) Russian-born composer Sholom Secunda. 80. who wrote more than 60 operettas for the Yiddish theatre and about 1.000 songs, has died in hospital here of cancer. Secunda's songs included Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen. popularized by the Andrews Sisters, and the more recent. Donna. Donna Secunda was born in Russia and emigrated io the United Slates at the age of eight. already a prodigy as a vocalist. Besides composing, he served as conductor of a W- piere symphony orchestra and for more than 20 years was musical director of the funcord Hotel in IheCatskills Wednesday June 19 PARAMOUNT THEATRE EXORCIST 7 00 9 00 No Short Subjects TWO COMPLETE SHOWS 7 00 9 00 RESTRICTED ADULT PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subjects 7 15 9 15 MASH 7 25 9 25 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 15 ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN COLLEGE CINEMA Short Subjects 7 00 9 05 SUGARLAND EXPRESS 715925 LAST COMPLETE SHOW 9 05 ADULT ENTERTAINMENT GREEN ACRES DRIVE IN THEATRE ENTER THE DRAGON 1000 FIVE FINGERS OF DEATH 11 55 ONE COMPLETE SHOW 1000 GATES OPEN 9 00 ADULT NOT SUITABLE COP CHILDREN loi the Stratford Festival, also drawn Irorn theatres across Canada Mr Phillips, who assumes otliee later this summer succeeding Jean Gascon ar- tistic director ol the festival, announced earlier he will sit on the advisory groups for each of the festival stages, but will take particular respon- sibility for the Avon Veteran actor William Hutt who is playing the title role in this summer's production of Mohere's The Imaginary In- valid, will be head of the group of advisers for the Festival Stage, and Michael Bawtree will be chairman for the Third Stage Both are associate directors of the festival AIR CONDITIONED FOR YOUR COMFORT college cinema Wednesday Night at the LEGION VIMY LOUNGE "Moonglows" Members and Invited Guests NOW SHOWING at and p.m. A girl with a great following... 600 troopers on her tail And the rest of the country cheering her on. mmmm ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN rur pffjijDf rvnaroo mi ouanninnu ENJOY A SHOW IN COOL COMFORT paramount TONIGHT THURS. at and p.m. RESTRICTED ADULT Frightening of demonic possession extremely course, language and repulsive sequences may b'e disturbing to some. 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