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Editorial and Business Offices: The Texas Observer, 600 W. 7th St., Austin, Texas 78701. Telephone 477-0746. 7-413=P.V.:1 The coming fortnight By Suzanne Shelton AUGUST GRAB BAG FILMFEST Alley Theatre’s Cinemafest ’73 flickers out with final two weeks of classics, including “Directors and the Cinema” week: Ken Russell’s “Women in Love,” Aug. 28-29; the legendary “Hiroshima, Mon Amour,” directed by Alain Resnais, Aug. 30-31; and David Lean’s “Great Expectations,” Sept. 1-2; final week of “Dynamic Duos of the Cinema,” with “Top Hat,” featuring the dancing duo, Ginger Rogers and Fred Asatire, Sept. 4-5; Bogart and Bacall in her first film, “To Have and Have Not,” Sept. 6-7; and silent stars Gloria Swanson and Erich Von Stroheim in “Sunset Boulevard,” Sept. 8-9; Alley Theatre, Houston. STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHY For the backto-school bunch, exhibition of first and second year students’ photography; Media Center, Institute for the Arts, Rice University, Houston. FEMART In celebration of 53rd anniversary of women’s suffrage, Dallas County chapter of NOW presents “Women and Art,” exhibition-sale of works by women, with proceeds used to promote passage of Equal Rights Amendment; noon through 9 p.m., through Aug. 26, Marriott Inn, LBJ at Coit Sts., Dallas. FRESH ART Works by three American artists, Joan Mitchell, Sam Francis, and Walasse Ting, in exhibit titled “Fresh Air School” in recognition of artists’ attempts to translate onto canvas the color intensities of nature; through Sept. 30, Michener Gallery, Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, Austin. . TEXAS SCENICS Color photographs of Texas scenes and wildlife by Bill Reaves, photographer for Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept., who calls these works “Texas scenics” ranging from West Texas vistas to coastal scenes; through Sept. 2, Gallery 17, Art Museum, University of Texas, Austin. JOHN BROWN LIVES And he’s in prison, but that doesn’t keep him from painting and exhibiting his works in prison art show; through Aug. 30, Union Gallery, University of Texas, El Paso. AUGUST 24 BACKYARD BOOGIE Kenneth Threadgill and the Velvet Cowpasture in Backyard Country Music Celebration; Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio. ROARING GREASEPAINT “The Roar of the Greasepaint the Smell of the Crowd,” featuring Texan oldies like Kay Coleman Hendrix and Donald Bayne, is the musical story of struggle between the haves and the have-nots; weekends through Sept. 8, First Repertory Theater, Hemisfair Plaza, San Antonio. ART MART Second Annual Artists Market brings together hungry artists in need of dealers open to professional art buyers only through Aug. 25, open to public Aug. 26; Astrohall, Houston. FAIRWEATHER FLING Last chance to enjoy the sultry summer, try the Gillespie County Fair, Fredericksburg. PURLIE PLAYS AGAIN “Purlie Victorious,” Ossie Davis’ comedy concerning Purlie, the gospel-breathing reverend, who plots to free slaves from the clutches of Cap’n Cotchipee, repeated by Afro-American Player Theatre which performed it last spring at LBJ Library; 8 p.m., Methodist Student Center, 24th and Guadalupe Sts., Austin. AUGUST 25 ART UNTIL DARK Arts and crafts festival featuring works by artists from Texas and out of state; 10 a.m. until dark, also 1 p.m. until dark Aug. 26, park across Main St. from the bank, Lewisville. AUGUST 26 RAILROAD’S COMIN’ The Grand Funk Railroad in concert; Memorial Coliseum, Corpus Christi. SEPTEMBER 4 FALL FOLLIES Entertainment in late. August and early September is as scarce as choice prime beef, but you can always count on Houston Music Theatre, which brings us “Follies” and, no doubt, lots of beef and ballyhoo; Houston Music Theatre, Houston. SEPTEMBER 6 FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL They call it the grand-daddy of all ethnic celebrations, second annual Texas Folklife Festival which merges 15 area festivals, featuring historic music, dances, foods, games, contests, costumes, arts and crafts of Texan culture; to name a few: Alabama-Coushatta tribal members, a Lebanese belly dancer, German oompah bands, a Chinese portraitist, and Cajun crawfish boiling; through Sept. 9, Institute of Texan Cultures, Hemisfar, San Antonio. 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. Montgomery, Willie Morris, Bill Porterfield, James Presley, Charles Ramsdell, Buck Ramsey, John Rogers, Mary Beth Rogers, Roger Shattuck, Edwin Shrake, Dan Strawn, John P. Sullivan, Tom Sutherland. 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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. 16 Aug. 24, 1973 Incorporating the State Observer and the East Texas Democrat, which in turn incorporated the Austin ForumAdvocate.