“Reality is Becoming: Series I Interruptions,” by Amy Freeman Lee. The coming fortnight By Suzanne Shelton JANUARY GRAB BAG RENAISSANCE ART “Looking at Renaissance Painting” provides panels which demonstrate step-by-step procedure of gold ground painting in educational exhibition; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. GOODIESMajor retrospective of over 80 works by Joe Goode, including prints, drawings, sculpture and paintings representative of “California Pop” movement; through mid-February, Art Center-Museum, Fort Worth. LEE WORKSSan Antonio artist Amy Freeman Lee exhibits paintings, drawings and assemblages plus x-ray, neon and mixed media sculptures in exhibit titled “Reverence for Life”; Mezzanine Gallery, University Art Museum, University of Texas, Austin. JANUARY 16 VINTAGE WILLIAMS “Summer and Smoke,” Tennessee Williams’ smoldering drama of preacher’s daughter and her frustrated love; through Feb. 17, Dallas Theater Center, Dallas. BALLETCynthia Gregory and Ted Kivitt of American Ballet Theatre join Houston Ballet with Soili Arvola and Leo Ahonen in performances of “Concerto Barocco,” “Paquita,” Tschaikovsky “Pas de Deux,” and “Through a Glass Lightly”; 8:30 p.m., also 2:30 and 8:30 p.m. Jan. 20, Jones Hall, Houston. JANUARY 21 MANAGUA BENEFIT Back in September, Dallas Symphony Orchestra toured Nicaragua; now they perform benefit concert conducted by Andre Kostelanetz, with proceeds going to Managua Relief Fund; 2:30 p.m., Music Hall, Dallas. JANUARY 22 JAZZ TIME Corpus Chriti Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maurice Peress, joins Modern Jazz Quartet in concert; 8:15 p.m., Del Mar Auditorium, Corpus Christi. JANUARY 23 ALBEE’S LATEST”All Over,” Edward Albee’s latest play, in Southwestern premier; Arena Stage, Alley Theatre, Houston. PIANISTSAlfons and Aloys Kontarsky, German piano duettists, perform in Baylor University Distinguished Artist Series; Roxy Grove Hall, Baylor University, Waco. JANUARY 25 SYMPHONYSan Antonio Symphony Orchestra treks to West Texas; 8:15 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, Lubbock. BRING YOUR HOGTo the 1973 American Motorcycle Association National Indoor Motorcycle Steeplechase and Short Track Championship Races, Astrodome, Houston, through Jan. 27. JANUARY 26 AMERICANAWell-scrubbed and shiny-faced, Young Americans sing out their all-American message; 8 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, Lubbock. JANUARY 27 MUSIC FESTBoots Randolph, Floyd Cramer, Charlie McCoy and Jethro Bums join in “Festival of Music”; 8:30 p.m., Music Hall, Houston. BRING YOUR PICKETTo the 18th annual State Championship Domino Tourney, Hallettsville, open only to men over 21, 9 a.m. on. JANUARY 28 PIANISTJohn Ogdon performs his own “Piano Concerto” with Houston Symphony Orchestra performing Haydn’s “Clock” symphony and Strauss’ “Also Sprach Zarathustra”; through Jan. 30, Jones Hall, Houston. JANUARY 29 HORN VIRTUOSOBarry Tuckwell, world-famous performer on French horn, with Waco Symphony Orchestra; Waco Hall, Waco. JANUARY 30 VIOLINISTIsraeli violinist Pinchas Zukerman, Isaac Stern protege and former winner of Leventritt Award, in concert; Hogg Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin. JANUARY 31 ROONEY RUNSMickey Rooney in “See How They Run”; through Feb. 1, 8:30 p.m., Music Hall, Houston. SOUL SOUNDPearl Williams-Jones and soul trio, in concert; 11:30 a.m., University Center Ballroom, Texas Tech University, Lubbock. FEBRUARY 2 JOHN DENVERIn concert, sponsored by Houston Baptist College; 8:30 p.m., Music Hall, Houston. JANUARY 18 THE HOSTAGE That’s the title of the play by Brendan Behan, smorgasbord of comedy, 22 musical numbers and eloquent plea for sanity in the world; through Feb. 18, Alley Theatre, Houston. SONGWRITER-POET Ric Masten of Big Sur presents an evening with songs of his experiences; 8:15 p.m., First Repertory Theatre, San Antonio. SYMPHONYAustin Symphony Orchestra, aided by former Concertmaster Leopold LaFosse in return appearance; Municipal Auditorium, Austin. MUSICALThe “Music Man” is back again, bringing trouble to River City, courtesy Little Theatre Corpus Christi; 5525 South Alameda, Corpus Christi. JANUARY 19 LOVE STORY Donizetti’s “The Elixir of Love” features Eileen Shelle as Adina with members of Fort Worth Opera; through Jan. 21, Convention Center Theater, Fort Worth. SPY THRILLERAnthony Shaffer’s Tony Award-winning play, “Sleuth,” with George Rose and David Haviland in national touring cast; 8:30 p.m., Music Hall, Houston; also Jan. 21, 8 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, Austin. 2 The Texas Observer
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