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The corning fortnight By Suzanne Shelton JUNE GRAB BAG KRAZY KAT Exhibition of George Herriman’s famous comic strip, including 25 pen and ink drawings from period 1916-1923; through July 1, Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth. JUNE 8 ROCK Procol Harum packs ’em in, with guest King Crimson; 8 p.m., Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston. JUNE 9 GUITAR MAN “A Guitar Picker From Nashville” features Chet Atkins in country-western concert, with Louis Lane conducting Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Summer Stage, Fair Park, Dallas. JUNE 12 OKLAHOMA! Laurie and Curly apple-pie it up, with that All-American boy, John Davidson, in lead role, opening season of Dallas Summer Musicals; through June 24, 8:15 p.m. evenings with weekend 2:30 matinees, Music Hall, Dallas. JUNE 14 WAYNE WARBLES Wayne Newton, the Vegas singer with the soprano voice, brings his highpowered act to Houston; through June 17, Houston Music Theatre, Houston. JAMES DICK Winner of prestigious Tchaikovsky international piano competition, Austinite James Dick performs “The Great Melodies of Tchaikovsky,” including “Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor,” with Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Summer Stage, Fair Park, Dallas. JUNE 15 MIDSUMMER MAGIC Timing’s right for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” performed by Dallas Repertory Theatre; through July 8, North Park Hall, Dallas. CHAMBER ENSEMBLE Cambiata Soloists, directed by Yvar Mikhashoff, in concert; 8 p.m., Recital Hall, Music Building, University of Texas, Austin. LERNER ‘N LOEWE Medley of “Lerner and Loewe’s Best of Broadway,” with soprano Bonnie Murray, tenor Mallory Walker, baritone Jack Russell, conducted by Louis Lane with Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Summer Stage, Fair Park, Dallas. 2 The Texas Observer ROCKOUT Black Oak, Arkansas, in concert; 8 p.m., Music Hall, Houston. DILLO DAZE It’s the third First Annual Victoria Confab and Exposition, with a little help from Armadillo World Headquarters; cigarette-rolling contests, armadillo races, live music, general county-fair-type monkeyshines; June 15, 16 & 17, right in the middle of Victoria. JUNE 21 TEXAS! Paul Green’s musical drama annually attracts summer crowds to Palo Duro canyon for panoramic portrayal of Panhandle history, this summer starring such Texans as Vicki McCormick, Amarillo music therapist; Charles Wright, West Texas State University professor of biology; and Mitch Dean Hall, a singing Aggie; also included is Windmill Art Competition on display in theatre; through August 25, 8:30 p.m., Pioneer Amphitheatre, Palo Duro Canyon, near Canyon. MARY COSTA Glamour-girl of American sopranos \(she was voice for Disney’s “Sleeping excerpts with Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Summer State, Fair Park, Dallas. CARPENTERS With Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Carpenters, Karen and Ken, with their saccharine-rook sound; Coliseum, Houston. ORGAN HUNT “Bits and Pieces” is Corinne Jacker’s comedy about man who willed his body organs to people around the world and his widow’s efforts to find him in those people; directed by Robert Brewer in E. P. Conkle Workshop for Playwrights; through June 23, 8 p.m., Drama Building Theatre Room, University of Texas, Austin. JUNE 22 AW SHUCKS “Lil Abner” and Daisy Mae romp through Dogpatch again, with cast from Pasadena Little Theatre; through June 23, also June 29-30, July 6-7, Little Theatre, Pasadena. FACULTY CONCERT UT faculty artists: Leonard Posner, violin; Donald Wright, viola; Robert Sylvester, cello; William Doppmann, piano; in piano trios and quartets; 8 p.m., Music Building Recital Hall, University of Texas, Austin. JUNE 23 MUSCLEMAN MUSIC This you won’t believe: Dallas Cowboy Mike Reid performs “Theme From Love Story” on piano, while Cincinnati Bengals’ Mike Reid narrates Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait;” it’s called “Tackling the Summer Sound” with Dallas Symphony Orchestra \(making a big pitch to the believe it; Summer State, Fair Park, \(only could JUNE 26 THE BIG CLAP Alexis Smith takes over Lauren Bacall role in “Applause,” with Dallas Summer Musicals company; through July 8, Music Hall, Dallas. JUNE 28 GERSHWIN Baritone William Warfield joins Dallas Symphony Orchestra in “Gershwin’s Greatest,” with soprano Claudia Lindsey and pianist Alfred Mouledous; Summer Stage, Fair Park, Dallas. PLAYLETS Two short plays by Frank Gagliano, New Yorker who has had five off-Broadway productions and was playwright-in-residence with Royal Shakespeare Company in London; through June 30, Drama Building Theatre Room, University of Texas, Austin. FACULTY ENSEMBLE John Hicks, flute; Leland Munger, clarinet; James L. Dickie, bassoon; Wayne Barrington, French horn; in faculty chamber music concert; 8 p.m., Music Building Recital Hall, Uiversity of Texas, Austin. JULY 1 AMELIA EARHART “Happy Landings” memorial observance for charity at Fiesta Gardens, Austin. Ken Threadgill and the Velvet Cowpasture. All the free beer you can drink. Donation: $3 a person. Proceeds go to Denison House, Boston, America’s second oldest settlement house where AE was case worker ‘in 1920’s. Program from 7:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. Traditionally an effective, affected man the prophet spoke to the water. His words skittered into the void. Thinking of simpler times Moses struck the water with his cane. The water splashed. The prophet directed his attention elsewhere. JAN REID Mt. Pleasant ecology in texas Environment does not simply mean outdoors. It means all of our surroundings: cars, asphalt, trees, movies, other people. And ecology does not mean preventing pollution. It means looking at us, at our surroundings, and at how we affect our surroundings and how they affect us how we and our environment interreact. Subscrtbe. f or pe .vcar. TW1C6 maitre , Eco 1 0 Li i -0\( 0.1 :0, 8.6 x 2444 7-8712