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The coming fortnight By Suzanne Shelton JULY GRAB BAG CINEMADNESS Alley Theatre’s Fifth Summer ‘Film Festival continues with “Comedy and the Cinema;” Buster Keaton’s 1927 “The General,” July 31-Aug. 1; “The Private Life of Henry VII” with Charles Laughton, Aug. 2-3; and W. C. Fields’ best comedy “The Bank Dick,” Aug. 4-5; also week of “Music and the Cinema;” the classic “The Jazz Singer” with Al Jolson, Aug. 7-8; Melina Mercouri in “Never on Sunday,” Aug. 9-10; and Bogart and Bergman in the legendary “Casablanca,” Aug. 7-12; Alley Theatre, Houston. INSIDE MAX’S MIND Step into the imagination of Max Ernst with “Inside the Sight,” exhibition of the surrealist’s paintings, collages, drawings and sculptures; through Sept. 3, Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas. SIMON COLLECTION “Selections From the Norton Simon Foundation” include works by varied artists, from Braque to the 17th century Spaniard Francisco de Zurbaran; through December, Museum of Fine Arts, Austin. ASTROART Nancy Graves exhibits lithographs based on geologic maps of lunar orbiter and Apollo landing sites \(if we can barter through July, Marjorie Kauffman Graphics, Galleria, Houston. JULY 27 COWARD TWICE OVER “Twice Over Lightly” is title of two evenings of Noel Coward’s songs and sketches, running on alternate nights; first revue contains “Family Album,” “Fumed Oak” and Musical Revue, while second show features “Red Peppers” and “Ways and Means” plus entirely different Musical Revue; through Mid-August, Theatre Three arena theatre, Dallas. AUGUST 1 PICKIN’ WITH GLEN The Arkansas kid \(via perform old hits and a few newer misses; through Aug. 4, Houston Music Theatre, Houston. FACULTY CONCERT Leave this world of Watergate and inflation and enter the world of Chopin and Haydn, with Frank Speller on the harpsichord, in faculty concert; 8 p.m., Recital Hall, Music Building, University of Texas, Austin. AUGUST 3 HEEEEERE’S Johnny Carson, as though the tube image weren’t enough, cardboarding and banalizing, with Phyllis McGuire in tow; 8 p.m., Jones Hall, Houston. AUGUST 6 CIVIC CHORUS If the cicadas don’t drown them out, the spunky Austin Civic Chorus will sing under the stars in free \(bring your own Park, Austin. AUGUST 7 ENEMY NO. ONE Straight from the Watergate Enemies’ List, the deadly, conniving and crooked Carol Channing as “Lorelei” with Dallas Summer Musicals cast; through Aug. 12, Music Hall, Dallas. FROM ORLEANS The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, down our way from New Orleans, join forces with Robert Shaw, the barrelhouse pianist-blues singer who owns a favorite barbecue spot and is 64 years young; 8 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, Austin. LET IT RAIN This one’s billed as “a romantic comedy with insight into the human heart,” but it’s a pulse-pumper playing on that old Western vein, with a cowboy who claims he can make rain so as to make it with a purty gal; starring Peter Breck who’s Nick in tubeland’s “Big Valley;” through Aug. 19, Mary Moody Northen Theatre, St. Edward’s University, Austin. AUGUST 8 FACULTY SING Arturo Sergi, tenor, and Jess Walter, baritone, join Nancy Garrett, pianist, in faculty’ concert; Music Bldg. Recital Hall, University of Texas, Austin. Editorial and Business Offices: The Texas Observer, 600 W. 7th St., Austin, Texas 78701. Telephone 477-0746. 70430PV.1 Contributing Editors: Winston Bode, Bill Brammer, Gary Cartwright, Sue Horn Estes, Joe Frantz, Larry Goodwyn, Bill Hamilton, Bill Helmer, Dave Hickey, Franklin Jones, Lyman Jones, Larry L. King, Georgia Earnest Klipple, Larry Lee, Al Melinger, Robert L. 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Postmaster: Send form 3579 to Texas Observer, 600 W. 7th St., Austin, Texas 78701. THE TEXAS OBSERVER The Texas Observer Publishing Co. 1973 Ronnie Dugger, Publisher A window to the South A journal of free voices EDITOR Kaye Northcott CO-EDITOR Molly Ivins ASSOCIATE EDITOR John Ferguson EDITOR AT LARGE Ronnie Dugger Vol. LXV, No. 14 July 27, 1973 Incorporating the State Observer and the East Texas Democrat, which in turn incorporated the Austin ForumAdvocate.