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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 13, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Former back yard girls now wooed for concerts By IAIN MACLEOD TORONTO (CP) "We used to sing in church, in the streets, in alleys and in our back shrieked Anita Pointer half way through the show. "You can learn a lot in your back garden." These days, the Pointer Sis- ters have found another place to world's major concert halls. Anita, Ruth, Bonnie and June are four Negro girls from an Oakland, Calif., ghet- to. They grew up in poverty. Wilcoim Cinidiins STARLIT MOTEL GmlFilliMontini Modern Units. Heated Pool Now Under New Management Wes and Laura Gorrell of Calgary Left Off City Centre Exit PHONE 452-9597 There was only one lux- "People wonder how we can harmonize so Ruth said after a smash concert here by the Pointers. "But we've always sung together, ever since we can remember. It just comes naturally." The concert, their first ap pearance in Canada, showed why the Pointers have, in six months, shot from singing ob- scurely in backing lineups to recording a fast-selling album and perfecting a top-billing stage routine which leaves au- diences breathless. Their songs can only be de- scribed as high-energy music. Most of their material is fast, with complicated harmony lines and syncopated rhythms. In many songs, words are irrelevant. Their unique style is created by the sounds of their voices, backed only by a scattering of in- strumentation. TONIGHT THE LINEMEN At The ALEC HOTEL ELKS PUBLIC BINGO 1251 3rd AVENUt SOUTH EVERY THURSDAY 8 p.m. 16 GAMES NIW BLACKOUT Played Till Won (No Number Limit) Thuradays, October November and 15 IF WON ON A BLUE BONUS CARD (No Limit Purchased) PAYS DOUBLE No one under 16 years allowed PUBLIC ELKS AND INVITED GUESTS ONLY DOWNSTAIRS WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT For Elks and Invited Only Tonight, Sat., Oct. "SOUTHERN PLAYBOYS" ADULT SKATING CLASSES by the COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT CITY OF LETHBRIDGE and LETHBRIDGE FIGURE SKATING CLUB not Required) The program will consist of ten (10) hour sessions, with classes for beginners and those who wish to learn all levels of basic skating. There will also be instruction for those wishing to learn the basics of figure skating and ice dancing. Professional instruction will be provid- ed by te Lethbridge Figure Skating Club. WHERE? ADAMS PARK ICE CENTRE WHEN? Smdiy Hidings from p.m. commencing October and continuing through to December 16, 1973. REGISTRATION? Registration for the above program will be taken on the night of the first class, Sunday, October at the Adams Ice Centre from to p.m. The registration fee will be per person for ten (10) sessions. For further information, please contact the Community Services Department Office at 328-2341, Extension 256 or 328-7146. SOUTHERN ALBERTA THEATRES CARDSTON Mayfair Theatre "THE NASHVILLE SOUND" in color] Starring Johnny Cash, Skeeter Davis, Loretta Lynn and Charley Pride, plus others. Saturday, October 13 Shows at and p.m. FAMILY. FORT MACLEOD Empress Theatre "HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER" in. color. Starring Clint Eastwood. Saturday, October 13. Show at p.m. RESTRICTED ADULT. Starts Sunday, October 14, "SLITHER" in color. Starring Peter Boyle and Sally Kellerman. Sunday show at p.m. ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN. MILK RIVER Sunland Theatre "JOE KIDD" In color. Starring Clint Eastwood. Satur- day, October 13. Show at p.m. RESTRICTED ADULT. PINCHER CREEK Fox Theatre "TRADER HORN" in color. Starring Rod Taylor, Anne Heywood and Jean Sorel. Saturday, Octo- ber 13. Shows at and p.m. ADULT. 'Showing Sunday, October 14 at p.m. "PAINT YOUR WAGON" in color. Starring Clint Eastwood and Lee Marvin. ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN. TABER Tower Theatre "SAVE THE TIGER" In color. Starring Jack Lemmon. Saturday. October 13. Shows at and p.m. ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN. In one song, That's How I Feel, the girls carry on an en- tire conversation without a word of understandable lan- guage. "It's all gibberish, but it makes sense to June said. "Sometimes we go around the house singing to each other in scat instead of that song just came naturally." Their manager and pro- ducer David Flubinson says it is "impossible to describe the music of the Pointer Sisters." "They use their voices like instruments." Rubinson is largely respon- sible for the girls' success. Before they joined forces with him, the Pointers were sing- ing commercial bop and get- ting nowhere. At one time, the Pointers found themselves in Houston, penniless and out-of-work after a series of singing en- gagements fell through. As a last resort, they telephoned Rubinson and cried for help. "I didn't believe he re- called. "I was getting this call from a group of girl singers I'd never heard of, asking for plane tickets back to Cali- fornia. How could I But the veteran of the pop music business was quick to realize he had a winning team on his hands. Rehearsals be- gan immediately and within a few months, the girls were in- side a studio recording the al- bum which was to change their career. "Choosing the material for the Pointers is of ultimate im- portance." Rubinson said. "But we now have all the best song writers in the States con- tributing songs for them." HAIR-FLAIR Beauty Salon 503 7th St. S. PHONE 328-0197 New caper Billie Jean King, who defeated Bobby Riggs re- cently in a tennis match at Houston's Astrodome, puts her hand to her face as she makes a mistake while do- ing a routine with Bob Guccione, publisher of Pent- house magazine, for an appearance on the Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour at Los Angeles. Theatre closed to Hair LONDON (Neuter) The cast of rock musical Hair gave its performance outside the theatre which housed it for almost five years. The company has been with- out a home since part of the Shaftesbury Theatre collaps- ed in July after the cast had given performance No. Large crowds gathered to watch abbreviated 40-minute show on the street. A temporary court order was issued earlier this week to prevent the theatre from being closed permanently following a protest vigil by hundreds of London actors, including Sir Alec Guiness and Paul Scofield. LOS ANGELES (Reuter) George c. Scott says he will retire from film acting as soon as his current acting commitments end. Scott. 45, who said he had about a year of film contracts to run, announced he will take up writing and directing when he retires from acting. His most controversial act in Hollywood was his refusal to accept the Oscar he was awarded by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his role in Patton in 1971. Describing acting in a tele- vision interview as a "destructive life." Scott said: "I think my personality has been scarred by it. Scott recently married ac- tress Trish Van Devere, his fourth marriage, after divorc- ing another actress, Colleen Dewhurst, a native of Montreal. Saturday, October 13, 1973-THE LETHBRIOOE HERALD-7 AND SUNDAY Qaltt Open at p.m. One Comolete Show I o.m college cinema STARTS SUNDAY ONE SHOW AT 8 P.M. MGM INTRODUCES A NEW FILM EXPERIENCE fflHON NO GLASSES-ALL YOU NEED ARE YOUR EYES MONDAY ______ FIRST SHOW RESTRICTED 7 fin. ADULT THE HUNTER. SEE THE HUNTED. BOTH AT THE SAME TIME LOYAL ORDER OF MOOSE SOCIAL and DANCE SAT., OCT. 13th, 9 P.M. MUSIC BY BRIDGETOWN TRIO MEMBERS AND INVITED GUESTS Organ Recital Lethbridge Alliance Church 1202 -3 Avenue So. Wed.. Oct. 17th p.m. Daniel Van Warrdhulzen Playing the Eminent 650 from Lethbridge Organ Centre Show Times DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC ROSS HOSACK Certified Dental Mechanic Suite 8-304 5th St. S. Ph. 327-7244 WICKED, WICKED TWICE THE TENSION! TWICE THE TERROR! IIADELEINE SHERWOOD ROGER BOWEN and ARTHUR 0 HIT NO. Color with BERNIE CASEY ADULT, Not Suitable For Children paramount PHOENIX, ARIZONA TOUR 3 16 days transportation and accommodation Reno. San Francisco Disneyland. Hollywood, Palm Springs, Phoenix and Las BOWL PARADE TOUR Dec. 26 14 days transportation ana accommodation (twin) Reno San' En" iT' FLORIDA-DISNEY WORLD TOUR Jan. 12 25 days transportation and accommodation (twin) Washington. D.C.. Cape Space Centre, Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach. Disney World. MRVV Orleans. Texas, Phoenix Las Vegas TOURS ESCORTED BY STEVE KOTCH REST ROOM AIR CONDITIONED "AQUILA" Book Now Limited number of tickets available. NORTHERN BUS TOURS LETHBRIDtiE. ALTA. PHONE 327-3536 October 13 PARAMOUNT THEATRE Short Subjects: A TOUCH OF CLASS: LAST COMPLETE SHOW: 9-n.O ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subjects: FORTY CARATS: 7'30 9'40 LAST COMPLETE SHOW: FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT COLLEGE CINEMA Short Subjects: EMPEROR OF THE NORTH: LAST COMPLETE SHOW: ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN GREEN ACRES DRIVE IN THEATRE WARM DECEMBER: THE REIVERS: ONE COMPLETE SHOW: B'OO GATES OPEN: ADULT ENTERTAINMENT Sunday October 14 PARAMOUNT THEATRE Short Subjects: A TOUCH OF CLASS: ONE COMPLETE SHOW: ADULT NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN PARAMOUNT CINEMA Short Subjects: GODSPELL: ONE COMPLETE SHOW: FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT COLLEGE CINEMA WICKED WICKED: HIT MAN- ONE COMPLETE SHOW: RESTRICTED ADULT GREEN ACRES DRIVE IN THEATRE WARM DECEMBER: THE REIVERS: ONE COMPLETE SHOW: 8'00 GATES OPEN: 7-30 ADULT ENTERTAINMENT DIET CLAMP LONDON (CP) Com- pulsive eater Charles Smith. 32. was told he would have to reduce his 322 pounds and has chosen a foolproof method. Dental surgeons clamped his teeth shut with steel and glue, permitting him to ingest only liquids. He shed 70 pounds in the first four weeks. George Glenda Segal Jackson Touch Of Class NOW SHOWING At p.m. ONE SHOW SUNDAY AT All the love and all the laughter Or the Broadway hit! Liv Ullmann Edward Albert paramount cinema Gene Kelly Last Times Tonite Binnie Barnes At p.m. ADULT, Not Suitable For Children 20th Ave. Mayor Mayath Dr., 328-6300 WARNING: Violence May Bt Objectionable to Some Lee Marvin Ernest Borgnine in EMPEROR OF THE NORTH LAST TIMES TONITE AT AND P.M. Starts Sunday Show at p.m. Monday Two Shows p.m. Fall COLOR PORTRAIT SPECIAL 4 Custom Size Portraits Plus Combination Presentaiion Attractively Mounted MAKE YOUfl APPOINTMENT NOWI A.E. Cross Studio Saint Convenient Location 710-3rdAve.S. PHONES 328-0222 FAMILY The Gospel according to today FAMILY __t An extraordinary experience for everyone, everywhere! COLUMBIA PICTURES PRESENTS A PRODUCTION COOIKlL IS THf QOOSMLL SCREENPLAY BY DAVID GREENE and JOMN-MlCHAEl TE8ELAK OFFICIAL IIIICTHXI TO MUSIC AND LYRICS BY CTEPHEN SCHWART2 OTEN TMI ttAM PRODUCED BY EDGAR LANSBUHY. DIRECTED BY DAVID GREENE FILM FltTIWt ;