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THE TEXAS OB SERVER The Texas Observer Publishing Co. 1971 Ronnie Dugger, Publisher A window to the South A journal of free voices Vol. LXIII, No. 17 Aug. 27, 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. 7.41M-‘7; The coming fortnight . . . By John Ferguson LATE AUGUST GRAB BAG BECKETT A production of “Waiting for Godot,” Beckett’s masterpiece of minimal theater, is being presented every Friday and Saturday through Sept. 25 at Roger Glade’s Playwright’s Showcase, 6526 S. Main, Houston. Curtain time is 9 p.m. UT GRAPHICS A collection of 70 drawings and prints entitled “Contemporary Graphic Art from Austria” will be displayed in the Mezzanine Gallery at the UT Art Museum, Austin, through Sept. 20. It’s free every day \(10-4 on Mon.-Fri.; 9 1800’s TEXIANA “Mugs, Jugs, & Pottery Pigs,” better known as 19th-century stoneware, are being exhibited at the UT’s Winedale Inn near Round Top, in Fayette County. It’s open Thurs.-Sun., 10-6, through Oct. 30, and there’s no charge. HOUSTON GALLERIES The Jones Galleries are showing works by Javacheff Christo, creator of the Valley Curtain; the South Garden Gallery has “Giacometti Graphics” through Aug. 29; and Masterson Junior Gallery is temporary Blossoms”. KINETIC SCULPTUREA George Rickey retrospective continues at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts in Fair Park through Sept. 6. Rickey is an American sculptor famous for his simplicity and precision: many of the 56 pieces will be exhibited outside to emphasize their “natural” quality. View them from 10 to 5, Tues. Sat., or on Sundays from noon to 6. SOUTHERN EXPOSURE The Houston Museum of Fine Arts continues its exhibit on early Galveston architecture, including pictures by the renowned French photographer Henri Carter-Bresson. The collection will be shown for the remainder of the summer. AUGUST 18 ENGLISH ROCK Wishbone Ash returns to Houston to do two shows at Of Our Own, Aug. 18 & 19. CINE INTRIGUE The Alley’s series of “mysteries” continues, extended through Aug. 29. Sometime in that period each of the following will be screened \(call 228-8421 for Castle,” from Kafka’s novel, with Maximilian Schell; Truffaut’s “The Bride Wore Black,” with Jeanne Moreau; and the original “Frankenstein.” AUGUST 20 ROCK AND ROLL Velvet Underground, post-Nico, post-Reed, post-Warhol, gets it on at Liberty Hall tonight and tomorrow night. Two sets each night, the early one for minors, the late for majors. AUGUST 21 THE DYNAMIC! James Brown comes to Dallas. If you’re ready, be at the State Fair Coliseum at 8:45. AUGUST 22 BELA LUGOSI The Alley presents DOWN HOME Castroville \(“The Little gargantuan barbeque in Koenig Park, down by the Medina River. Good food and good people. Houston, at the Coliseum, at 8:45. AUGUST 24 DARK SHADOWS “Wait Until Dark” opens in Fort Worth, starring Jonathan Frid sans fangs, at the Windmill Theatre. AUGUST 25 BE-BOP Led Zeppelin attacks the Coliseum in Houston, featuring Jimmy Page on guitar and Robert Plant on bump and grind, at 8 p.m., courtesy of Concerts West. AUGUST 26 MORE BE-BOP Led Zeppelin moves to the Hemisplaza Arena in San Antonio, also at 8 p.m. GO GO GO DADDY-0 “Sweet Charity” opens at the Attic Theater, in the Cullen Building at the University of Houston. Musical comedy for those who like it. Closes Aug. 28. SEPT. 2 CORONADO TRIP “They Came from Spain,” an exhibit of photographs tracing Coronado’s expedition through Mexico and Texas in search of El Dorado, opens at the Pioneer Amphitheater at Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Thunderheads A strange, quiet space comes between drifting storms when even the grass seems to smell of ferment. Charles Beamer Austin EDITOR Kaye Northcott CO-EDITOR Molly Ivins EDITOR AT LARGE Ronnie Dugger Contributing Editors: Winston Bode, Bill Brammer, Gary Cartwright, Lee Clark, Sue Horn Estes, Joe Frantz, Larry Goodwyn, Hanis 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. None of the other people who are associated with the enterprise shares this responsibility with her. Writers are responsible for their own work, but not for anything they have not themselves written, and in publishing them the editor does not necessarily imply that she agrees with them, because this is a journal of free voices. GENERAL MANAGER C. R. Olofson OFFICE MANAGER Irene Gaasch The Observer is published by Texas Observer Publishing Co., biweekly from Austin, Texas. 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