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The coming fortnight . . . AUGUST GRAB BAG NOT JUST FOR CHILDREN It’s called “For Children,” but everyone with a little whimsy in his soul should enjoy Rice University’s sophisticated summer art show, which is hung at children’s-eye level. There’s a black-walled maze, exotic animals, a sandbox full of sculpture, closed circuit TV to dress up in front of, a giant jigsaw puzzle and all sorts of other neat stuff; Institute for the Arts, Houston, through August. FABIAN IN DALLAS Not since Snookie Lanson made his return to showbiz in Fort Worth has North Texas had such a happening. Fabian stars in “Love is a Time of Day” at the Windmill Dinner Theatre, 4811 Keller Springs Road, Dallas, through Aug. 22. PRINT SHOW Lynwood Kreneck and Terry Morrow, both graphics artists teaching at Texas Tech, bring their recent prints and drawings to the School Galleries, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, through August. MORE ART UT Austin art professors Kenneth B. Fiske and Robert Levers show collages, ink drawings and acrylic paintings at the UT Art Museum, Austin, through August. AUGUST 6 ALBEE’S PULITZER PLAY “A Delicate Balance,” directed by Sidney McLain, is presented at the University of Texas, Aug. 4-7 and 11-14, 8 p.m., Drama Building Theatre Room, Austin. AUGUST 8 RELIGIOUS ROCK “Jesus Christ Superstar” comes to Corpus Christi, Memorial Coliseum. CONCERT For those who prefer a calmer musical evening in Corpus, there’s another Magritte’s “La Therapeute” is at the center of a maze at Rice University’s children’s show. summer band concert at 8 p.m. on the People’s Street T-Head. AUGUST 10 VIENNA STATE OPERA BALLET’ The renowned European company performs “Therese,” “The Miraculous Mandarin” and “The Blue Danube,” August 10, and “Nachtmusik,” “Paquita” and “Vienna Divertissement,” Aug. 11; 8 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, Austin. TWO BY TWO Uncle Milton Berle stars in this new Richard Rogers musical, State Fair Music Hall, Dallas, Aug. 10-22. AUGUST 12 FAULK’S PEAR ORCHARD Folk humorist John Henry Faulk takes you on a touching and hilarious tour of a town of his own creation. You’ll meet Cousin Ed Snodgrass, Mayor Grumbles, Congressman Guffaw, fat Fanny Rollins, Effie McDoo, Texas’ expert on Sweet Peas and the Supreme Court, and other profound or platitudinous characters from Faulk’s fertile imagination; at Faulk’s family home, Green Pastures, 811 West Live Oak, Austin. “Pear Orchard” begins at 8:30 and costs $3. Dinner is from 6 to 7:45 for $5.25. Faulk will be doing the show twice a month. AUGUST 13 VINTAGE TRUFFAUT UT’s Cinema 40 brings “Shoot the Piano Player ” the Austin campus, Texas Union Theater. AUGUST 15 IT’S TOM JONES!!! Himself! The man that makes matrons’ hearts go pitterpatter, at the Hofheinz Pavilion, U of H campus, Houston, 8 p.m. CHAMBER MUSIC Pianist Mary Sullivan, winner of the Merchants Music Award, performs in the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts summer series, Fair Park, Dallas, 4 p.m. AUGUST 17 CINE INTRIGUE The Alley spends a week at the “mysteries” with Roman Polanski’s first feature film, “Knife in the Water”; “The Castle,” Kafka’s allegory, with Maximilian Schell; and Francois Truffaut’s “The Bride Wore Black” with Jeanne Moreau. The films run Aug. 17 through Aug. 22, but the Alley didn’t tell us which days, Alley Theatre, Houston. Suzanne Shelton, who usually compiles the Fortnight, is away for the month, attending the renowned American Dance Workshop at Connecticut College, New London, Conn. She was one of six critics from throughout the United States invited to attend the workshop this year. 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. We are dedicated to the whole truth, to human values above all interests, to the rights of man as the foundation of democracy; we will take orders from none but our own conscience, and never will we overlook or misrepresent the truth to serve the interests of the powerful or cater to the ignoble in the human spirit. The editor has exclusive control over the editorial policies and contents of the Observer. 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