Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 5, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Tuesday, November 5, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERA' D 7 Started music career al 12 Band leader active at 97 TORONTO (CP) Bill Miles started his versatile music career with a United States circus band when he was 12 He's 97 now and still going strong Mr Miles of Toronto can strum a banjo, bang a drum, hammpr on a xylophone or pinch-hit for a vocalist with laryngitis He is still the leadei of the Miles Metro Banjo Band he formed two years ago which he believes is the only banjo band in Canada He became a professional musician in Raleigh N C to earn money and help his Music industry awards highlight of conference KITCHENER, Ont (CP) Awards honoring the Cana- dian music industry will be initiated at this week s seventh annual Canadian Entertainment Conference Eight awards will be presented to performers record companies, and a book- ing agency chosen from nominees selected by college and campus radio stations across the country FOUR-DAY MEET The four day conference which starts Thursday night will feature as many as 30 different acts in five separate showcase presentations most of these Canadian It is expected to draw representatives from 50 un iversities and community colleges from all provinces except Quebec and Prince Edward Island The 1974 conference will ex amine entertainment promo- tion on campus, legalities of the music business, per- formers views about Cana dian campuses the role of agencies the operation of campus pubs, matters per taming to advertising and the future of the conference itself which may move to Toronto next year An independent campus radio conference is being sponsored this year by Cana dian recording companies and will take place here Friday and Saturday LETHBRIDGE MUSICAL THEATRE ____ Presents "ZORBA" THE GREEK NOV. 15th to NOV. 30th Yates Memorial Centre Featuring SHEILA PISKO WES STEFAN ELLYN MELLS KATHLEEN THOMPSON and JACK WARBURTON AS "ZORBA' With Full Cast and Theatre Orchestra BOX OFFICE OPEN Yates, Daily to 5 p.m. TELEPHONE 327-7055 Tickets and S3.50 BOOK NOW GOOD SEATS STILL AVAILABLE Performances Nightly p.m. Excluding Sundays and Mondays DON'T MISS THIS THRILLING MUSICAL J Ke 329 5th Street S., Phone 329-3434 EVERY lace, 329-Sth Street S. Is SPAGHETTI DAY at The PIZZA PLACE Spaghetti Meat Sauce ALL YOU CAN EAT! .69 widowed mother raise 12 other children The band leader who laugh ed when he saw a kid in short pantb changed his tune when he heard Mr Miles play and told the circus owner 'Sign him up for 10 years you 11 never get a better drummer He toured with the Sun Brothers Circus for two years then went on to lead or pla> lor 50 bands in Canada Mex ito and the United States 'I brought a banjo band to the Canadian National Exhibi- tion every year for 30 years Mr Miles said He is the last surviving member of 45 in the original 48th Highlanders band in Toronto Poets to share prize EDMONTON v oung poets will share the first prize in the inaugural Poets of Alberta contest Horst Schmidt, culture youth and recreation minister an nounced Monday Mr Schmidt sa'd entries from Ravmond de Celles Ganepy 20 Deena Hunter 20 both of Edmonton and Erin Moure 19 of were so much at par it was felt should share the first prize There were 354 entries received from across the province Mr Schmidt said there are plans to publish a collection of the works of the young poets GEORGE HARRISON OPENS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR fans fill coliseum s see ex-Beatle perform CHINOOK ELECTRIC Wiring" Appliance Connections 24 Hr Estimates 329-4422 1303-24thStreets Lethbndge VAISCOLVER (CP) George Harrison made his first American concert appearance in more than three vears here Saturday and showed a sell-out crowd of 500 at the Pacific Coliseum that his musical development has not stagnated during his absence Harrison his voice somewhat raspv and his hair cut snoulder-length was starting a tour that will see him do 50 concerts in 27 cities, playing along with a little musical and spiritual help from his friends keyboard SOUTHERN ALBERTA Theatre "THE LAST AMERICAN HERO starring Jeff Valerie Perrmi and Geraldme Fitzgerald In color Tuesday Wednesday November 5 6 Tuesday show at 8 15 p m ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN PINCHER Theatre "NEWMAN'S LAW starring George Peppard Roger Robinson In color Tuesday Wednesday November 5 6 Tuesday show at 8 15 o m ADULT NOT SUIT- ABLE FOR CHILDREN Theatre 'EMPEROR OF THE NORTH starring Lee Marvin and Ernest Borgnme In color Tuesday Wednesday, November 5 and 6 Tuesday shows at 7 00 and 9 00 ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOP CHILDREN Allied Arts Council Presents ONE NATIONAL TOUR "TEN LOST (A Toronto Workshop Production) YATES MEMORIAL CENTRE THURS., Nov. 7th at p.m. Tickets at Leisters the cntia Oi'f vta Citizen artist Billy Preston and Indian sitarist and composer Ravi Shankar The crowd which paid a seat to see the opening of the first North American tour by a former Beatle since the group split up did not have to wait long for Harrison who appeared onstage with Preston and a tight eight-man band to open the show His voice faltered at times but Harrison and his band playing a combination of old songs and cuts from his new- recording album to be releas- ed next week played a sophis- ticated rock that showed the influence of Harrison's fascination with Indian music Guitarist Robben Ford and Tom Scott on saxaphone and woodwinds stood out in a band that plaved with Harrison rather than behind him PLAY FOR 3'2 HOURS The 3J z-hour concert ended with the traditional encore, this time a spontaneous rendi- tion of Harrison s My Sweet Lord The controlled but powerful and open emotion convev, ed by Harrison contrasted with and was complemented by the dy- namic energy of Preston who roused an unusually-quiet Vancouver audience with a footshakmg boogie across the stage After a short opening set Harrison and friends gave way to Ravi Shankar a man Harrison savs has been the single most important influence on his music Conducting 16 Indian musi cians Shankar. who has be- come the high priest of Indian music in America, floated easih between the RADAR HANDY Todav with radar com- puters and other sophisticated devices flight service stations in the U S can keep in touch with 35 000 pilots daily classical and his personal in novations of those basic themes The subtle intricacies of the music and interplay of instruments was transmitted effectively despite the size of the Coliseum After another set by Harrison the two groups of musicians joined together on stage setting up a revealing juxtaposition of two culturally distinct styles of music The result showed the influence each has had on the evolution of the other Not evervone who tried to see Harrison succeeded A spokesman for the Pacific Coliseum said about 30 counterfeit tickets were con- fiscated from people entering the building Harrison s next perfor- mance is in Seattle today He will make four more Canadian in Toronto Dec 8 and two in Montreal Dec before ending the tour in New York at Madison Square Garden the scene of his last North American appearance The one album from that Concert for already grossed more than 84 5 million for the United Nations children s fund Still popular HONDO'S (4P) John Lennon sav s the Beatles have been offered S7 million to get together again but he won t sav who made the offer 'For a full Beatles reunion I been offereJ S7 million And I could get about million just bv myself Lennon was quoted as telling a London reporter in a New interview The Beatles the hottest group of the 1960s, broke up five vears ago Elderly author in love again By BRUCE RUSbKLL LOS ANGELES (Reuter) Author Henry Miller is in love again But the 82 year old writer confined to bed for most of the because of illness re- fuses to talk much about his new love Instead he said in a recent interview that he had completed a new an old love Miller, whose erotic works Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn set up a chain readmit of censorship around the world in the 1930s, is about to publish a book about his courtship of a young Japa nese showgirl his fifth wife The book Insomnia, or the Devil at Large describes what the octogenarian author calls his despair and frustra tion in the courting of his young wife Estranged from her now but still good friends he finds looking back on it, that the courtship proved more in trigumg than the marriage It wasn t a reallv good marriage he said It was more like a truce of some kind She thought it was more like living with an ambassa- dor here and I got bored with going round to her go-go places INLOVEAG4IN remain married partly because Miller said he does not intend going through the tedious process of getting a divorce again But in the meantime I have fallen in love with some one else he said He refused to reveal further details about her bevond saying she is also Oriental but this time is a mature woman With me it s alwavs love with a capital Miller said 'When I tell young people I'm in love they just can't un- derstand it They look at me as if I were some phenome non from another planet The young are the people who are supposed to be ro- mantic but they re not So it s up to us older people to keep romance alive Largely bedridden during the last vear with arthritis and sciatica and deprived of the use of his right eye by an operation Miller wrote his new book in longhand because he can no longer type APPEARS ON TV He has retained his wry hu- mor and lively mind and gets out as much as he is physi cally able appearing on tele- vision talk shows and opening an exhibit of his paintings at the Windsor Gallerv in Los Hows Your Hearing? Montreal froo offer of special interest io tho-e who hear hut do not understand words has been announced Beltone A non opentmc mod oi of the "irnllest Reltonc aid over nude will he luk'lv free to imom request inu it This is no) a re )1 hearmcaid hut it will show how tim hearing help cin he It s to keep free The actti il aid wemhs less ihin a third of an ounce and it's all at cir in one unit No w ires lead from io hold These models in fio write for our; now I Non muled write todni to Dept 2709 Bel tone Electronic- of inacla Ltd 3637 Metropolitan BKd E Montreal H12 2K2 PQ Show Times PARAMOUNT THEATRE DtA'H c; L- c o 2-, AOUL" PARAMOUNT CINEMA 00 4C COMPIE'E SHOV'i a -S COLLEGE CINEMA t j c TRAIN AT HOME for an exciting career as MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST n how jou may become a medical receptionist through our hone study program 204 15G1 17Ave SW Calgary Phone 245-6656 Name Address City Education Age Phone Angeles He refused to reveal dt tnis stage who will be in the book although his friends and ac quamtances nave included some of the most famous writers jnd painters of the centurv like Pablo Picasso Salvador Ddh U H Law rence and James The trouble is that some of these it or still alive so I have to be careful what I Mv problem is that I have this compulsion to tell the truth and not to conceal or hide things But Miller said the book will have none of those vivia '-ex ual passages which marked his Tropic novels It isn t necessarv in this book Mv first books were about Pans and thev were in accord with mv life at that time The main reason whv those earlv books created such a sensation because of the language I Aent to the limit in those dav paramount NOW SHOWING at 7 00 and 9 05 p m Vigilante, city jury, and executioner CHARLES BRONS0N MICHAEL WINNEB "DEATH WISH" TECHmCOLOtt A x.i ise NOW SHOWING at 7.15 and 9.20 p.m A heart and soul comedy. 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