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The corning fortnight… By Suzanne Shelton MAY GRAB BAG CUCKOO’S NEST It’s been running two months, but the dramatization of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” adapted from the Ken Kesey novel, is well worth your time; through mid-summer, Liberty Hall, Houston. RURAL TEXAN Velox Ward, 73-year-old Longview artist, exhibits his works which reflect the Texas of country churches, sorghum making and farmyard scenes; through June 11, Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth. BLACK ARTS -Rescheduling of Joe Overstreet exhibit with catalogue by poet David Henderson, sponsored by Houston’s Black Arts Center of Hope Development and the Menil Foundation; through July 31, Institute for the Arts, Rice University; also opens August 15, DeLuxe Theatre, Houston. DALLASITE James Brooks, American abstract expressionist and native of Dallas, opens first major exhibition of his works in a decade; through June 25, Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas. JURIED ART Texas Fine Arts Association’s national competition entries, including paintings, sculpture and drawings; through June 4, Laguna Gloria, Austin. MAY 26 SCHOOL DAZE “Child’s Play” is Robert Marasco’s recent Broadway hit concerning Gothic atmosphere of a boy’s boarding school and its ghostly inhabitants; through June, Alley Theatre, Houston. 1776 Broadway biggie “1776” opens Casa Manana summer season with Dallas resident Venetia Hobson appearing as glamorous old Abigail Adams and a cast composed of Houstonians, Dallasites, Fort Worthies and New Yorkers; through June 3, Casa Manana Playhouse, Fort Worth. MAY 27 JAZZ BLOWOUT Fourth Annual World Series of Jazz revs up, as Jim Cullum’s Happy Jazz Band with Bobby Hackett competes with . The World’s Greatest Jazzband, featuring Yank Lawson and Bob Haggart; four years ago the New York Times jazz critic judged a similar contest a draw; Laurie Auditorium, Trinity University, San Antonio. SHATZ VERKAUF Translated: Treasures for sale; come and browse; all day, Fredericksburg. MAY 28 PIANIST Sharon Locke, pianist, performs in Sunday Concert Series; Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas. MAY 31 ARTS FAIR First statewide arts and crafts fair in Texas, with entries ranging from leatherwork and weaving to blacksmithing; plus production by Ingram’s Summer Point Theatre, Old Fiddler’s Contest, carnival, rodeo, and Kerrville Folk Festival in city auditorium; through June 4, Schreiner Institute Campus, Kerrville. JUNE 1 RODEO TIME Now that the dust is good and unsettled and the sun is hottening up, it’s rodeo time; take your choice: Hereford Rodeo, June 1-3; Mount Pleasant IRA Rodeo, June 1-3; Llano, Yoakum, Marfa and Jacksboro rodeos, June 1-3; with Miami offering its 21st National Cow-Calling Contest, June 2-3. POETRY FEST Poets read 30 prizewinning poems at annual festival for Houston chapter, Poetry Society of Texas; Sheraton Lincoln, Houston. JUNE 2 VIKKI RETURNS San Antonio’s own Vikki Can returns to sing for the homefoLks, bringing with her comedian Danny Thomas in Holy Cross High School benefit; 8:30 p.m. Convention Center Arena, San Antonio. ELECTRONIC SOUNDS Steve Adams, in concert, with 20-piece band; Houston Room, University of Houston, Houston. JUNE 5 CARNIVAL MUSIC “Carousel,” the old Rodgers and Hammerstein fave, continues Casa Manana summer season; through June 17, Casa Manana Playhouse, Fort Worth. JUNE 6 SHOWBIZ “Light Up the Sky,” Moss Hart’s show about showbiz, closes Dallas Theatre Center season; Kalita Humphreys Theatre, Dallas. JUNE 7 LOVE LETTERS Based on 1845-46 love letters of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning, Jerome Kilty’s play, “Dear Love,” includes dialogue from some of the couple’s most famous poems; staged by Dallas Theatre Center summer repertory company; Ruth Taylor Theatre, Trinity University, San Antonio. JUNE 8 BALLET IN THE PARK Excerpts from “Cinderella” and “Nutcracker,” plus new ballet, “The Beauty and the Beast,” performed by Austin Ballet Theatre under the stars; 8 p.m. Zilker Hillside Theatre, Austin. Editorial and Business Offices: The Texas Observer, 600 W. 7th St., Austin, Texas 78701. Telephone 477-0746. EDITOR Kaye Northcott CO-EDITOR Moll Ivins EDITOR AT LARGE Ronnie Dugger REVIEW EDITOR Steve Barthelme Contributing Editors: Winston Bode, Bill Brammer, Gary Cartwright, 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. 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THE TEXA S OBSERVER The Texas Observer Publishing Co. 1972 Ronnie Dugger, Publisher A window to the South A journal of free voices Vol. LXIV, No. 10 May 26, 1972 Incorporating the State Observer and the East Texas Democrat, which in turn incorporated the Austin ForumAdvocate.