The corning fortnight By Suzanne Shelton FEBRUARY GRAB BAG REMINGTON RETROSPECTIVE Important major look at Frederic Remington’s career, with more than 80 paintings by the Old West master, plus bronzes and memorabilia; exhibit includes book by collections curator Peter Hassrick; through March 18 1, Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth. BALLETOMANIA American Ballet Theatre, country’s major theatre of dance classics, performs only Southwest engagement, with performances of oldies such as “Swan Lake,” “Les Sylphides” and “Coppelia,” plus Alvin Ailey’s new work, “Sea Change,” and the marvelous Jerome Robbins fave, “Fancy Free;” Feb. 7-10, 8:30 p.m. with 2:30 p.m. Saturday matinee, Jones Hall, Houston. PRINTS Thirty-four prints by modern artists, including Miro, Motherwell, Picabia; through March 4, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. ARCHITECTURE “Walter Gropius: Buildings, Plans, Projects 1906-1069” presents a photographic retrospective of late founder of Germany’s Bauhaus, through Feb. 18; 36 works by advanced art students at Rice University, including drawings, paintings, photographs, and constructions, through Feb. 11; contemporary graphics, with such works as Calder and Rauschenberg lithographs and 1927 Rouault lithograph; Art Museum, University of Texas, Austin. THE LOPERS Vicki and Craig Loper exhibit their works; TexPirg Gallery, Dobie Center, Austin. ZOLITA! Paintings and etchings by Zolita Sverdlove, Dallas painter and printmaker; through March 9, University of Texas, Dallas. RUBBINGS Eighteen Mayan stone rubbings executed on cloth by Houstonian who lived in Guatemala; also exhibition of Japanese woodcuts; through Feb. 25, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin. FEBRUARY 1 KMFA BENEFIT We all know how good music radio stations are dying; support KMFA-FM by attending Gala Benefit, good chance to scope Austin’s cultural groups; performances by Austin Symphony Orchestra, Austin Civic Ballet, Austin Ballet Theatre and pianist Alegria Arce; 10 bucks a head; 8 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, Austin. FEBRUARY 2 DENVER Back-to-the-woods balladeer John 2 The Texas Observer Denver sings it up again, o-boy.; Music Hall, Houston. OL’ CHET Twang-twanging along, Chet Atkins, Mr. Guitar, with Houston Symphony Orchestra in tow; 8:30 p.m., Jones Hall, Houston. BANG, BANG Percussion Festival, sponsored by UT Fine Arts Department; 8 p.m., also all day Saturday, East Campus Library Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin. FEBRUARY 3 FOLLOW, FOLLOW “The Yellow Brick Road,” complete with Tin Man, Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and dotty Dorothy for the kiddeez; 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Arena Stage, Alley Theatre, Houston. BENEFIT SUPERSHOW Jack Benny jokes, while Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme sing it up for good ol’ St. Joseph Hospital; 8:30 p.m., Jones Hall, Houston. TENOR Luciano Pavarotti, tenor, performs in Civic Music concert; McFarlin Auditorium, Dallas. FEBRUARY 5 BRAHMS BY BARENBOIM Pianist Daniel Barenboim performs Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2, while Houston Symphony Orchestra tries Haydn and Schoenberg; through Feb. 6, Jones Hall, Houston. FEBRUARY 6 JAZZFEST Herbie Mann, Pharoah Sanders and McCoy Tyner are among the jazz greats who’ll congregate; 8 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, Austin. PIANIST William Doppman shares his piano talent in free concert; 8 p.m., Music Building Recital Hall, University of Texas, Austin. FEBRUARY 8 NEW MUSIC Trends in experimental music in free concert by New Music Ensemble, Tom Wells, director; 8 p.m., Recital Hall, University of Texas, Austin. . CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE Thoreau did it; the result: “The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail,” performed by Zachary Scott actors; through Feb. 11, Feb. 14-17, 21-24, 28-31, 8 p.m., Zachary Scott Theatre, Austin. VIOLINIST Gvorgy Pualk on the violin, with Dallas Symphony Orchestra; also Feb. 10, State Fair Music Hall, Dallas. FEBRUARY 9 YEE-HAW! Rodeo time, all you kickers, Feb. Feb. 18, Joe Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio. GRIMM ROCK Get this: Aesop’s Fables and Grimm’s Fairy Tales set to folk music score by Broadway bunch, one performance only \(smart Lubbock. FEBRUARY 10 AH, MUSIC Sue Arnold, mezzo soprano, blends her voice with Gail Barber’s harp and James Walker’s flute; 8:15 p.m., Croslin Room, Tech Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock. FEBRUARY 11 RAGS TO TOESHOES “Cinderella,” performed by Austin Ballet Theatre,. with a couple of stepmisters you won’t believe, beer ‘n eats while you watch; 7:30 p.m , Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin. ISAAC STERN Definitely to be heard, Isaac Stern on the violin, playing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with Houston Symphony Orchestra; through Feb. 13, Jones Hall, Houston. FEBRUARY 12 0, RO-ME-O The eternal lovers cross their stars once more in Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” presented by UT drama students; through Feb. 17, 8 p.m., Hogg Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin. WINDY CITY WILDMEN “Chicago” rocks it up in concert; 8 p.m., Municipal Auditorium Austin; also Feb. 15, 8 p.m., Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston. MINSTRELSY Martin Best presents the “Art of the Minstrel”; 8:15 p.m., University Center Ballroom, Texas Tech University, Lubbock. FEBRUARY 13 EAT ON, BELSHAZZAR Baylor University Symphony Orchestra and Oratorio Chorus present William Walton’s “Belshazzar’s Feast,” with Daniel Sternberg conducting; 8:15 p.m., Waco Hall, Waco. FEBRUARY 15 GODSPELL National touring company of rock musical “Godspell” zaps through Texas; 8 p.m., Waco Hall, Waco; Feb. 17-18, Music Hall, Houston; Feb. 19, 8 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, Austin; March 5, 8:15 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, Lubbock.
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