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i.,..4::.4:4 1114iofrelortwo The coming fortnight By Suzanne Shelton APRIL GRAB BAG MAZESBetty Voelker, Dallas artist, exhibits “Passageways,” series of mazes which prompt viewer participation; also drawings by Avigdor Arikaha, abstract painter whose works are charged with emotional intensity; through May 6, Art Center Museum, Fort Worth. STUDENT ART Tenth annual Rice Art Students Exhibition, with works by students of Rice University; through May 12, Sewall Art Gallery, Rice University, Houston. GRAPHICS Original graphics by Rembrandt, Corot, Whistler, Rouault, Millet, Chagall, Altman, Kemp and Nelson; through April, Gallery 600, Austin. LOCAL SCULPTOR Charles Umlauf, sculptor and UT professor, displays sculptures, abstract oils, drawings, and sketches in one-man exhibit; through April 22, Gallery 17, University Art Museum, University of Texas, Austin. TRAVELING SHOW “Molas of the San Blas Islands,” traveling exhibit from Smithsonian Institution; through May 11, University of Texas, Dallas. APRIL 13 OPERA Verdi’s “11 .Trovatore,” sung in Italian by Fort Worth Opera Association with guest artist Placido Domingo; also April 15, Convention Center Theater, Fort Worth. APRIL 14 ROCKAROUND “Yes,” the affirmative rock group, in concert; 8 p.m., Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston. APRIL 15 MULTI-MEDIA Flute and modern dance concert, with Jerry Bywaters Cochran’s dancers, choreography by Joan Amick, Rita Almond on flute, and Beatrice Heikkila on piano, with works by Hindemith, Bartok, Berio and Bloch, directed by Claire Johnson; 3 p.m., Founders’ North Auditorium, University of Texas, Dallas. APRIL 17 BORODIN QUARTET Musical descendants of gifted line of string players, Borodin is foremost string quartet in Russia; 8:15 p.m., Roxy Grove Hall, Baylor University, Waco. KISSIN’ COUSINS “Mary Stuart,” Friedrich von Schiller’s historical drama focusing on conflict between Elizabeth of England and her cousin, Mazy, Queen of Scots, enacted by Theatre Center players; through May 19, Theatre Center, Dallas. APRIL 19 DOUBLE-HEADER Tranquility teams with J. Geils Band, in concert; Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin; Geils Band also plays Houston Music Hall, April 22. APRIL 20 FABULOUS FALSETTO Johnny Mathis sings some oldies; 8 p.m., Laurie Auditorium, San Antonio; also 7:30 and 10 p.m., April 21, Jones Hall, Houston. FIESTA! Seventy-eight-year-old festival features 10 days of river parades, mariachis, Battle of Flowers, Fiesta Flambeau, lots of color and sparkle-plenty, eats and treats; down by the river, San Antonio. ROCK Another of the one-word wonders, “War” rocks it up in concert; 8 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio. APRIL 21 HANG, TEN Those beautiful bleach-blondies, the Beach Boys, with the Doobie Brothers, scoobie-doo; 8 p.m., Music Hall, Houston. APRIL 23 DANCE Helen McGehee, one of Martha Graham’s principal dancers, stages original modern dance work, “Master Peter’s Puppet Show,” plus Igor Youskevitch’s production of the ballet, “Coppelia,” featuring Mary Margaret Holt in lead role; through April 28, Hogg Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin. SYMPHONY Lawrence Foster conducts Houston Symphony Orchestra, with violinist Fredell Lack and trumpeteer James Austin, in Tull’s “Trumpet Concerto,” Shostakovich’s “Violin Concerto No. 1” and Mendelssohn’s fourth symphony; through April 24, Jones Hall, Houston. APRIL 24 QUIET TIME Take the time for a pensive concert by Robert H. Young’s Chamber Singers; 4 and 8:15 p.m., Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco. APRIL 25 RIVER FEST All the debs get dolled up, and King Neches reigns over Beaumont’s snooty soiree of the year, Neches River Festival, with dances, balls, and receptions, and even an art show, flower show and regatta open to us proles; through April 29, Beaumont. APRIL 26 MORE FEST My, how these festivals do go on, with Buccaneer Days revving up in Corpus Christi; carnivals and tennis tournaments, a real-live twirling festival, beauty contests, track meets, model airplane contests, and you-name-it Americana; through May 6, Corpus Christi. APRIL 27 POPS NIGHT Longhorn Singers, Choral Union and Austin Symphony Orchestra join in pops concert; Municipal Auditorium, Austin. ROCKOUT Sing happybirthdaytome, and get ready for “Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen” plus “Asleep at the Wheel,” in concert; also April 28, Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin. MIMIEUX &MUSIC Yvette Mimieux narrates, with George Shirley, tenor, as Lawrence Foster conducts Houston Symphony Orchestra in works by Bach-Stravinsky, Berlioz, Ravel, and .S. tray:sky; through April 17, Jones Hall, LHouston. 2 The Texas Observer