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The coming fortnight . 13y Suzanne Shelton JANUARY GRAB BAG TEXAS ART Exhibition of paintings and sculptures representing development of art in Texas from 1900 to present; through March 7, Pollock Galleries, ‘Southern Methodist University, Dallas; March 2.1 to May 2, Witte Confluence Museum, HemisFair Plaza, San Antonio; June 18 to July 18, University Art Museum, University of Texas, Austin; Sept. 16 to Nov. 15, Amon Carter Museum of Western Ait, Fort Worth; and Jan. 9 to March 5, 1972, museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock. TAPESTRIES Paintings, gouaches, and collages by Spanish artist Josep Grau-Garriaga, professor of tapestry at Escuela de Artes y Oficias de Barcelona, in first retrospective of his work; through March 14, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. PRINTING DISPLAY Works of El Pasoan Carl Hertzog, custom printer, includes bookplate for volume by J. Frank Dobie, plus only surviving copy of 1937 Paso del Norte Hotel folder, much in demand by collectors; through January, Institute of Texan Cultures, HemisFair Plaza, San Antonio. GRAPHICS By Georges Rouault and Alberto Giacometti; through Feb. 7, Contemporary Gallery, The Quadrangle, Dallas. JANUARY 22 JAZZ FANS Rev up for Pete Fountain and “An Evening in New Orleans,” one-man jazz show; 8 p.m., Jones Hall, Houston. JANUARY 24 ROCK Canned Heat shares bill with It’s a Beautiful Day in afternoon rock concert; 4 p.m., State Fair Music Hall, Dallas. JANUARY 25 KINETIC SCULPTURE Pol Bury, Belgian sculptor living in Paris, exhibits his kinetic art, including motorized wood pieces, magnetized metalworks, balls and cubes in patterns of conjunction; through March 7, Institute for the Arts, Rice University, Houston. HAIR That naughty nude finally found a . Texas city that would host it; billed as “American Tribal Love Rock Musical,” it features a road show cast; through Jan. 30, HemisPlaza Theatre, HemisFair Plaza, San Antonio. PRO MUSICA Masters of Medieval and Renaissance music, the New York Pro Musica’s singers and instrumentalists, present a varied repertoire, including French court ballads, traditional Flemish works, and others; a CEC event, 8 p.m. Municipal Auditorium, Austin. SYMPHONY Pianist Nelson Freire, Brazilian artist known as “a young Horowitz,” performs Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor with Houston 2 The Texas Observer `Sphere on a Cylinder’ by Pol Bury. Symphony Orchestra, under direction of German-born Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt; through Jan. 26, 8:30 p.m., Jones Hall, Houston. JANUARY 26 VIOLINST Child-prodigy grown-up, Leonid Kogan of Soviet Union is acknowledged master of the violin; presented by Cultural Hogg Auditorium, Austin. JANUARY 27 VAREL & BAILLY They’re the French equivalent of Bachrach-David, accompanied by eight French male singers singing their compositions; 8:15 p.m., McFarlin Memorial Auditorium, Southern Methodist University, Dallas. JANUARY 28 BALLET Young and accomplished Pennsylvania Ballet troupe in concert; 8:15 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, Lubbock. JANUARY 30 . BENEFIT SHOW Tailor-made for Silent Majority freaks, it’s Bob Hope, Dinah Shore and Peter Nero performing in 5th annual St. Joseph Hospital Benefit Show; 8 p.m., Jones Hall, Houston. JANUARY 31 SOPRANO Mary Costa of Met fame sings Four Last Songs of Strauss with Houston Symphony Orchestra; also billed, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6; 2:30 p.m., also 8:30 p.m. Feb. 1 and 2, Jones Hall, Houston. FEBRUARY 1 AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE Performs “Les Sylphides” and other short ballets, plus the full-length “Coppelia” Feb. 2; 8 p.m., Theatre for the Performing Arts, San Antonio; -also performing the “Sylphides” bill Feb. 5 at 8:30 p.m., “Coppelia,” Feb. 7 at 2:30 p.m. and a bill of short ballets Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m., Jones Hall, Houston. FEBRUARY 3 PLAZA SUITE The ubiquitous Neil Simon’s Broadway hit, with Larry Parks and Betty Garrett, in the Broadway-comes-to-theBoonies series; 8:30 p.m., Theatre for the Performing Arts, San Antonio. FEBRUARY 4 PIANIST British-born John Ogdon performs with San Antonio Symphony Orchestra; through Feb. 5, 8:30 p.m., Theatre for the Performing Arts, San Antonio. FEBRUARY 5 CHILDREN’S THEATRE University of Texas chilren’s series production of Aurand Harris’ “Rags to Riches;” through Feb. 7 and 12 to 14, 19 to 21; Drama Building Theatre Room, University of Texas, Austin. \(Calendar events may be submitted to the Coming Fortnight, Texas Observer, 504 W. 24th The covers Austin This session of the Texas Legislature may be the most difficult in modern history, and the Observer doesn’t feel very confident about making predictions as to what might happen when legislators try to come up with $800 million or so in new taxes. This issue is going to press two days before the governor is scheduled to give his opening address to the Legislature. Members of the governor’s staff have been wandering around with Cheshire Cat grins on their faces, predicting that Preston Smith is about to lay out a tax program that will make everybody happy and make him the most popular and most influential man in state government. Now, that would be rather surprising. Most political observers predict that Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes ultimately will be faced with the difficult task of putting together a tax program that can pass both the conservative House and the allegedly liberal Senate. So we’re hedging our bets and offering you two Observer covers. You can decide for yourself which side to turn up on your coffee table. K.N.