Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Jan 16 1967, Page 10

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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - January 16, 1967, Tokyo, Japan Operas losing Money but the show goes on i by Delos Smith new York 10 weeks the Chicago Lyric opera grossed at the Box office by performing to per Cento capacity yet wound up its season with a deficit of before you play that contradiction on your business have a look at the finances of the metropolitan its season is 31 not a Mere it plays to capacity audiences night after yet the met is going to wind up its in with a walloping deficit which May reach nor Are operatic fiscal affairs bad Only in Chicago and new there bad All Over even by All opera in America never had so Many cities with lesser opera companies also fill their houses and run up the metropolitan opera National com Pany which took opera to cities and towns that dont have their and played usually to capacity Dies in the Spring with a Large so whats wrong with the opera Busi Ness say the phonograph record companies that each year make Complete recordings of a dozen or More operas which sell but that Only proves what All operatic Box offices americans like opera enough to pay the How for the met boosted its Al ready High prices about 20 per cent when its huge deficit began and now if you take your wife to the opera there it will Cost you for the seats if you buy the Best in the other opera houses charge a lot though not that since business is whats wrong must be in the Way the business is being operated in opera impresario never open their of but they wring your heart with piteous tales about the exaction of of of by for new and the expenses of getting the chewing gum off the seats and sweeping yet the same unions get High pay for their members out of the Broadway Musi Cal some of them have casts As Large or larger than most operatic and All of them have a Star or stars who Are paid More than opera these shows make profits on Broadway and on the at the first inkling of coming there the mets explanation of its increased deficit it has one every season is the unanticipated High costs of breaking in its new opera House inaugurating it with nine new productions to add to 14 operas already in its but the Chicago Lyric opera ran up its deficit in a Well broken in House and with Only two productions that were really and the metropolitan operational company is running up its some deficit with a company without stars and with a repertoire of Only four whatever is wrong with the opera it is not cutting costs to the Bone is not the it has been Many the result was opera so bad it verged of the there have been touring opera companies which somehow kept in the Black but even in the operatic ally unsophisticated towns where they their audiences Folind More reason for laughter than maybe opera int a business at at any there is no reason to anticipate the demise of through Bank the the Chicago Lyric and All other operas have their Rich those Angels Are now undergoing their annual shaking the contributions Thall make up the beatles Juliet to perform in London actress Jane Asher was headed for the United states Friday the role of Shakespeare she expects to be because she and her real life beatle Paul will be i love Paul very deeply and he feels tie the 20year old actress she again denied rumours that she and Mccartney have secretly but said she Hopes to marry this year and have lots and lots of she i certainly should be very surprised indeed if i mar ried anyone but miss Asher is scheduled to tour several cities for five months playing the feminine Lead in Romeo and there will be a break of More than two weeks in the she and til either come Back to England or Paul will Fly Over to see we wont be getting married in America or anything like i want Bur wedding to be in England with my family and every one no plans to adopt african child Liz Dahomey Elizabeth Taylor has no intention of adopting an african the film stars Secretary said the Secretary said a Story to this effect originated when miss Taylor told husband Richard Bur ton after seeing two Little african girls they Are so i would like to adopt Rome cars face Rome up Rome City fathers Are killing thousands of stray cats living among the ruins of the roman the cites leading newspaper the pretext is to eliminate sick but the aim is to kill them ii Messaggiero calling on animal lovers and officials to rally against the the newspaper said the cats were being gassed in the municipal stones1 get Jane Asher Pacific stars strides 1967 believer tops tune Parade new York nation Al list of 20 top single pop records for this As selected by billboard in a the snoopy versus the red the Royal Tell it like it Aaron Good Paul Revere and the words of the mammas and the stand Iris in the shadows of the four Gyorgy the sugar Nancv Nashville the lovin Tell it to the the four coming Home Bobby Winchester new vaudeville aint got nothing blues ninety eight Point King of color my Petula the music machine Ive passed this Way Jimmy that Knight in Rusty Peter and Welcome York rolling stones received a noisy Welcome at Kennedy Airport on their arrival from for an Yearance on the de Sullivan show about 60 teenagers shrieked a Welcome As the English entertain ment troupe came out of two of the teenagers had hand cuffs attached to their open ends which they planned to attach to one of their idols or to their they were thwarted by a detail of Airport policemen who pushed them behind in a Brief group one of the entertainers said heavens when they were asked if they minded the Why should we the entertainers said that they were unaware of any ban of their lets spend the night although release said that such a ban was in asked if they had any trouble with the song and its lyrics another said no but added that there probably would be a Cabinet meeting about it Back she looks Good at any Angle Kay of is evident from any Angle As the 1967 maid of Cotton faces reporters from a mirrored Alcove at new Yorks Moritz a pc Campus dispute on tap lir a a to i 171 Juji v Washington fed eral communications commission expects heavy criticism from the nations collegians Over a govern ment proposal that might shut Down Many Campus radio Sta an acc official said last week the commission has received fewer than 100 letters thus far on the but he added that this is midyear examination time at Many the dead line for filling comments int until he said sides appear to be drawn students and Campus radio station faculty advisers on one regional and state Edu cation associations on the the dispute centers about an acc announcement 14 ask ing for comments on the possibility of rearranging its 20 pm radio channels reserved for noncom Mercial educational the acc said it wants to pro vide for a number of powerful pm stations that would cover Large areas so state and regional educational broadcasters could set up it also would set aside other local channels on the basis of population in reassigning these frequent the acc would largely eliminate the Verlo Power pm Sta there were 158 such stations among 314 educational pm most on College Cam a n 0 y a p p that outa Mouth an1 get in Ere Ner i the Hall and daily London to of Beer never ver were

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