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The corning fortnight. By Suzanne Shelton APRIL GRAB BAG RODIN Lovers of Rodin sculpture can view this collection of 84 bronzes and sketches from the Musee Rodin collection in Paris; April 18 through June 18, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. WEBER WORKS Fifty works by “Max Weber: The Years 1906-1916,” covering the years of experiment that led Weber to become first American artist utilizing concepts of Cubism; also retrospective exhibition of works by B. J. 0. Nordfeldt, Scandanavian-born American painter living in Southwest, including 45 paintings and 11 graphic works covering period 1901-1954; through May 14, Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth. ART FESTIVAL Twenty-second annual Houston Post Spring Art Festival of various art forms created by students from 30-county area; April 22 through May 14, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. APRIL 13 RAINDROPS MAN B. J. Thomas, whose recording of late goes something like “Long Ago, Tomorrow,” in concert with Climax, doing their hit recording of “Precious and Few”; 8 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, Austin. APRIL 14 JOE EGG Josephine, known as Joe, a 10-year-old epileptic whose father describes her as “a human parsnip,” is subject of playwright Peter Nichols’ comedy “A Day in the Death of Joe Egg,” in University drama department’s experimental series; through April 19, Drama Building Theater Room, University of Texas, Austin. OPERA Pathetic hunchback Jester, known as Rigoletto, plots and schemes until his vengeance misfires in Verdi’s opera, performed by Fort Worth Opera Association with New York City Opera baritone Louis Quilico and Met soprano Joy Clements; also April 16, Convention Center Theater, Fort Worth. FEIFFER COMEDY “Little Murders” is Jules Feiffer at his most bitter in comedy directed by Clifford Ashby, performed by University Theatre; 8:15 p.m., also April 15, 5:30 and 8:45 p.m., April 16 and 17, 8:15 p.m., University Theatre, Texas Tech University, Lubbock. MORE OPERA “Tannhauser” features one of those love triangles with a goody-twoshoes, a superwolf and a red-hot-mama, sung by Jess Thomas, Klara Carlow, and Wolfgang Annheisser with Houston Grand Opera; also April 16, Jones Hall, Houston. APRIL 15 FOLKLORICO This is the colorful Ballet Folldorico of Mexico, directed by Amalia Hernandez, with 7 5 dancers, singers and musicians in dances exemplifying Mexican heritage; 8:30 p.m., also 2:30 p.m. April 16, Music Hall, Houston. HAIRCUT HARMONY Eleventh annual “Make Mine Barbership” concert with 2 The Texas Observer “Vaudeville to Broadway” theme highlighting heritage of American theatrical music; Municipal Auditorium, Austin. APRIL 17 SHAKESPEARE “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Shakespeare’s lyric comedy on three levels, including two love triangles and a play-within-a-play, plus the rustic antics of Bottom, presented by Department of Drama with guest director Jerome Kilty; through April 22, 8 p.m., Hogg Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin. APRIL 18 STALLIONS The famous Royal Lipizzan Stallions of Austria that can jump and glide in horse ballets, featuring Wolfgang Dellefont on horseback; through April 19, 8:15 p.m., Coliseum, Austin. ICE SKATERS “Holiday on Ice” features all the trimmings, ice queens and clowns and sparkling tutus; what better way to spend a hot summer day?; through April 23, Coliseum, Houston. APRIL 21 AUSSIE FILMS Australian filmmaker Roger Sandall, visiting professor at Rice, best known for his penetrating documentaries on Australian aborigines, presents selection of his films; through April 23, Media Center, Rice University, Houston. MORE JC “Jesus Christ Superstar” is “back by popular demand,” with national touring company; 7:30 and 10 p.m., Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston. PIANO CONCERT Albert Hirsh, piano soloist, with A. Clyde Roller directing UH Symphony Orchestra perform selections by Wagner, Rachmaninoff, Webern and Stravinsky in second annual University of Houston Music Scholarship Benefit Concert; 8:30 p.m., Jones Hall, Houston. APRIL 22 JAZZ FEST Brazilian guitarist Laurindo Almedia, credited with introducing bossa nova to this country, performs with Billy Taylor, musical director for David Frost Show, plus One O’Clock Lab Band of North Texas State University in 1972 College Jazz Festival; 2 and 8 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, Austin. LAUGH-IN LILY Lily Tomlin, the Laugh-In girl who recently won a Grammy for best comedy album, in concert; 8:30 p.m., Music Hall, Houston. APRIL 23 MUSICAL TRIO Emerson, Lake and Palmer experiment with their moog synthesizer, organ and piano, along with the group, “Free” \(though University of Houston, Houston. APRIL 24 WOODWINDS SMU Faculty Woodwind Quintet perform as part of SMU Faculty Series; Meadows School of the Arts, Dallas. APRIL 27 MUSIC MEN Kenny Rogers and the First Edition, in concert; Jones Hall, Houston. BRECHT “Threepenny Opera,” Bertolt Brecht’s drama set to music by Kurt Weill, performed by First Repertory Company; through April 29, also May 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27; First Repertory Theatre, San Antonio. Moon sample No god was ever moved to make a man from this ambiguous dust. Grace Ross Fort Worth Farenthold Reprints The article on Frances Farenthold from the April 9, 1971 Observer \(“A endorsement of her candidacy from the March 3, 1972 issue are available in a four-page reprint. Minimum order: 10 for $1.00. Additional copies, 100 each. Substantial discounts for orders of 100 or more. 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