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The coming fortnight . . . AUGUST GRAB BAG RICKEY’S KINETICS A retrospective exhibition of Geroge Rickey’s air-current powered kinetic sculptures and study-detail drawings; Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, through Sept. 6. OBJECTS: USA The Fort Worth Art Center Museum presents works by more than 300 contemporary American craftsmen, including objects of metal, wood, fabric, enamel, pottery, glass and rope to wear and look at and drink out of and sit in or sleep under and no telling what else; Fort Worth, through Aug. 17. BEHOLD THE PEA Athens, Tex., which happens to be the Black-Eyed Pea Capital of the World, is holding the first annual Black-Eyed Pea Jamboree, Aug. 6-8. Attention BPA cooks and connoisseurs, the heart of the Jamboree is a cook-off, with prizes offered for best recipes in three categories. Judging will be held Saturday and a public taste-in of the winning recipes on Sunday. A tennis tournament, square dancing exhibition, art fair, carnival rides and watermelon eating contest will round out the jamboree. ROCK BALLET The rock opera “Tommy,” written by the Who, will open in Houston July 29 and will play three consecutive weekends, Thursday through Sunday, until Aug. 15. This interpretation is being done by Trix Productions and will be performed at Liberty Hall, 1610 Chenevert. Performances begin at 8 p.m. HE RIDES AGAIN! The Lone Ranger, that is, on Austin’s KRMH-FM, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 6:30 p.m. The tapes date back to 1932. SOME AMERICAN HISTORY Larry Rivers and six black artists, Ellsworth Ausby, Peter Bradley, Frank Bowling, Daniel La Rue Johnson, Joe Overstreet and William Williams, have moved their multimedia exhibition about the black experience from Rice to the University of Texas; Mezzanine Gallery of UT’s Art Museum, Austin, through Aug. 22. PANHANDLE HISTORY For the sixth season, “Texas,” billed as a “musical drama of Panhandle history.” Son et lumiere in Palo Duro Canyon State Park, near Amarillo and Canyon. Lots of fresh and earnest faces, through Aug. 28. JULY 23 MEDIEVAL AGONY The First Repertory Company presents “Cenci,” a galvanizing play by Antonin Artaud; 9 p.m. July 23-25, Ursuline Academy, San Antonio. JULY 27 CORPUS CONCERT Another summer concert at People’s Street T-Head, 8 p.m., Corpus Christi. MOLLY BROWN The unsinkable bobs up again, this time with Barbara Eden at the State Fair Music Hall, July 27-Aug. 8, Dallas. JULY 28 ROD STEWART & FACES At the Houston Coliseum along with Deep Purple and Southern Comfort, a great rock show at a groan price, $4 in advance, $4.50 at the door. JULY 30 MORE ROCK Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Humble Pie at equally high prices, Music Hall, Houston. FLICKS UT’s Cinema 40 brings Peter Watkins’ “Privilege” to the Austin campus, July 30-31; “Blind Husbands” directed by Eric von Stroheim, Aug. 3, and Ingmar Bergman’s eerie “Hour of the Wolf,” Aug. 6; Texas Union Theater, Austin. JULY 31 WATCH TINA She’s really something, along with her husband, Ike Turner, and the Ikettes & Kings of Rhythm, Coliseum, Houston, tickets from $3.50 to $5.50. AUGUST 3 THE BAD GUYS The Alley Theater devotes a week to the cinema’s tragic hero, the gangster. On Aug. 3 and 4, it’s Fritz Lang’s “M,” the movie that got Hollywood interested in Peter Lone; Aug. 5 and 6, “Public Enemy” in which James Cagney cinches his reputation as a man’s man by squishing a grapefruit in Jean Harlow’s face; Aug. 7 and 8, “Little Caesar,” Edgar G. Robinson at his best. AUGUST 6 MUSICALS FOR CHILDREN The children’s Theatre Repertory Company does “A Horse of a Different Color,” “Rumplestiltskin” and “At the Sign of the White Dragon”; Aug. 6-9, North Texas State University, Denton. AUSTIN AQUA FESTIVAL For the tenth year in a row, Austin swelters through a summer tourist attraction with skipper pins, beauty queens, parades, speed boat races and all manner of civic highjinks. It’s a good week to go camping up in the hills; Aug. 6-15. Suzanne Shelton, who usually compiles the Fortnight, is away for the month, attending the renown American Dance Workshop at Connecticut College, New London, Conn. She 14A7S one of six critics from throughout the United States invited to attend the workshop this year. THE TEXAS OBSERVER 4The Texas Observer Publishing Co. 1971 Ronnie Dugger, Publisher A window to the South A journal of free voices . Vol. LXIII, No. 15 July 30, 1971 Incorporating the State Observer and the East Texas Democrat, which in turn incorporated the Austin ForumAdvocate. Editorial and Business Offices: The Texas Observer, 600 W. 7th St., Austin, Texas 78701. Telephone 477-0746. 7c5I IM’V EDITOR Kaye Northcott CO-EDITOR Molly Ivins EDITOR AT LARGE Ronnie Dugger Contributing Editors: Bill Brammer, Gary Cartwright, Lee Clark, Sue Horn Estes, Joe Frantz, Larry Goodwyn, Harris Green, Bill Hamilton, Bill Helmer, Dave Hickey, Franklin Jones, Lyman Jones, Larry L. King, Georgia Earnest Klipple, Larry Lee, Al Melinger, Robert L. Montgomery, Willie Morris, Bill Porterfield, James Presley, Charles Ramsdell, Buck Ramsey, John Rogers, Mary Beth Rogers, Roger Shattuck, Edwin Shrake, Dan Strawn, John P. Sullivan, Tom Sutherland, Charles Alan Wright. We will serve no group or party but will hew hard to the truth as we find it and the right as we see it. 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