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Editorial and Business Offices: The Texas Observer, 600 W. 7th St., Austin, Texas 78701. Telephone 477-0746. 7.4110-‘”g” The corning fortnight… By Suzanne Shelton DECEMBER GRAB BAG MICHENER ART First major public exhibition of bulk of Michener Collection of 20th century American art, acquired by University of Texas from author James A. Michener, with samples of Ashcan School, American Scene schools of the 30s, modernists and post-Cubists, and pop and abstract art; through April 10, Michener Art Gallery, Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, Austin. NAVAJO CRAFTS Eighty-one blankets woven by Navajo Indian women during the 19th century in “The Navajo Blanket” exhibition, which also features fragments of earliest known examples of Navajo weaving, dated 1790-1805; through Jan. 15, Institute for the Arts, Rice University, Houston. AREA ARTISTS “Black and White” exhibit with multi-media works by area artists; Art Gallery, University of Texas, Dallas. MORGAN PHOTOS Photographs by Barbara Morgan, the genius of dance photography, including works covering a wide range of subjects; through Jan. 21, Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth. WATERCOLORS West Texas Watercolor Association’s annual exhibit with transparent watercolors by members; opens Dec. 8 through Jan. 12, The Museum, Texas Tech University, Lubbock. DECEMBER 3 ROCK John Mayall teams with White Trash; Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston. CONCERT And another Holiday special for the kids, Children’s Concert by Lubbock Civic Ballet and Texas Tech Symphony Orchestra; Municipal Auditorium, Lubbock. MUSIC Dallas Arts Quartet, in concert; 8 p.m., Auditorium, University of Texas, Dallas. DECEMBER 4 STRAVINSKY Music of Our Century series concludes with Stravinsky program, including “Greeting Prelude,” “Le Sacre du Printemps” and “Symphony of Psalms” with Dallas Civic Chorus and SMU Orchestra; Caruth Auditorium, Dallas. NUDIES “Oh, Calcutta!” continues its tired, tittering run with a week in Houston; through Dec. 9, Fillmore South, Old Market Square, Houston. OLD VIENNA Franz Lehar Orchestra from Vienna State Opera performs light classical works; Municipal Auditorium, Austin; also 8 p.m. Dec. 5, Municipal Auditorium, Lubbock. DECEMBER 5 CHRISTMAS CONCERT Baylor Chorale, conducted by Robert Young, 8:15 p.m., Roxy Grove Hall, Baylor University, Waco. DECEMBER 6 ALL FALL Arthur Miller’s “After the Fall,” partially autobiographical treatment of playwright’s marriage to Marilyn Monroe, in Masters of Fine Arts Workshop Series; Drama Building, University of Texas, Austin. RECITAL Renowned opera stars Renata Tebaldi and Franco Corelli, in duo recital, sponsored by Symphony Society of San Antonio; 8 p.m., Theater for the Performing Arts, HemisFair Plaza, San Antonio. DECEMBER 8 CHOIRS A Cappella and Chapel Choirs Christmas Concert, conducted by Euell Porter; 8:15 p.m., Waco Hall, Waco. DECEMBER 10 BAROQUE MUSIC Houston Chamber Orchestra opens ninth season with Christmas concert of baroque music, including Bach’s Cantata Number 147, with New York City Opera tenor William McDonald and Houston bass Jon Enloe; Hamman Hall, Rice University, Houston. DECEMBER 11 SYMPHONY Works by Strauss, Jongen, and Saint-Saens, performed by Houston Symphony Orchestra, A. Clyde Roller conducting; Jones Hall, Houston. DITTO Ralph Kirshbaum, cellist, performs Schuman’s “Concerto for Cello and Orchestra” with Corpus Christi Symphony, Maurice Peress conducting; Del Mar Auditorium, Corpus Christi. DECEMBER 12 MUSICAL FEAST “Belshazzar’s Feast,” performed by Baylor Symphony Orchestra and Oratorio Chorus, with Daniel Sternberg conducting; 8:15 p.m., Waco Hall, Waco. HUMBUG! Billed as “The Stingiest Man in Town,” old “Scrooge” takes to the stage as Theatre Under the Stars moves indoors; through Dec. 17, Music Hall, Houston. EDITOR Kaye Northcott CO-EDITOR Molly Ivins ASSOCIATE EDITOR John Ferguson EDITOR AT LARGE Ronnie Dugger REVIEW EDITOR Steve Barth elme 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, 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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