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Editorial and Business Offices: The Texas Observer, 600 W. 7th St., Austin, Texas 78701. Telephone 477-0746. 7431134P'”ii: The coming fortnight By Suzanne Shelton FEBRUARY GRAB BAG CARICATURES Readers of The Houston Post will recognize Hap Garman as creator of a series of caricatures which have chronicled Alley Theatre productions since 1965; 34 caricatures from the Alley’s last ten seasons on display, celebrating Garman’s tenth anniversary as theatrical caricaturist and coinciding with current production of “Twelfth Night”; through mid-February, Sculptural Landing, Alley Theatre, Houston. PICTURES OF US Richard Balzar traveled through 47 states to photograph contemporary United States, exhibited in 103 enlargements, “a family album about us”; through Feb. 24, St. Edward’s University, Austin. ARBUS’ WEIRDOS Diane Arbus’ photographs of the bizarre, the. abnormal, and the socially outcast; through March 2, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. JANUARY 31 BANG, BANG Ninth Annual Percussion Festival Concert, with UT Percussion and Mallet Ensembles in a heavy program under direction of FEBRUARY 2 GUEST PIANIST -Claudio Arrau appears in Solo Artist Series; 8 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, Austin. HARLEM HAMS You may call it sports, but I call it pure theater: Harlem Globetrotters, best comedians-dancers-mimes in the business \(with a Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston. PERLMAN PLAYS IT Houston Symphony Orchestra welcomes guest violinist Itzhak Perlman,. with Lawrence Foster conducting; through Feb. 4, Jones Hall, Houston. FEBRUARY 3 WINTERTIME Bouncing back from his layoff, rock guitarist Johnny Winter, in concert; Coliseum, Houston. FEBRUARY 4 AH, EUGENE Henry E. Hammack directs Theatre TCU in Eugene O’Neill’s durable “All, Wilderness”; 8:15 p.m. through Feb. 8, and 2:15 p.m. Feb. 9, Scott Theatre, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth. FEBRUARY 5 . TO BE SAVORED The Juilliard ‘String Quartet is a must for those who’ve never heard it, and for those who have; 8:15 p.m., Caruth Auditorium, Southern Methodist University, Dallas; also Feb. 7, 8 p.m., University Center, Houston Room, University of Houston, Houston. BIGTIME BARITONE Hermann Prey is one of the biggies, with a baritone to prove it; 8:30 p.m., Jones Hall, Houston. FEBRUARY 6 CLOUSER’S `CARMINA’ James Clouser’s “Carmina Burana,” pre,miered last season, performed by Houston Ballet, along with Anton BACH ARIAS In a chamber music celebration, Bach Aria Group performs under direction of William I-1. Scheide; 8 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, Austin. FEBRUARY 8 DUCLOUX DIRECTS Faculty artist Danielle Martin, pianist, performs with University Symphony Orchestra in Wagner’s “A Faust Overture”; De Falla’s “Nights in the Gardens of Spain,” the Dvorak “Scherzo Capriccioso, Op. 66”; and Frank Martin’s “Sinfonie Concertante,” under direction of Walter Ducloux; 8 p.m., LBJ Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin. FEBRUARY 9 IN THE BEGINNING Haydn’s “Creation” performed by Louise Russell, soprano, Bruce . Brewer, tenor, Robert Hale, bass-baritone, and the Mastersingers Choir, Victor Alessandro conducting; 3 p.m., Theater for the Performing Arts and 7:30 p.m., Feb. 10, Laurie Auditorium, San Antonio. FEBRUARY 10 DAMN YANKEES -So it’s a little dated … at least UT Drama Department has the services of a Broadway pro, Lathan Sanford, in staging the Adler-Ross musical of a couple of . decades ago; through Feb. 15, Hogg Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin. WAGNER’S `WALKUERE’ -Houston Grand Opera presents Wagner’s “Die Walkuere” \(Acts I Ballard, soprano soloists; Jess Thomas, tenor; David Ward and Jon Enloe, bass soloists; through Feb. 11, Jones Hall, Houston. SPANISH POETRY-DRAMA Federico Garcia Lorca’s classic, “The. House of Bernardo Alba,” with. Department of Drama cast in thesis George Frock; 8 p.m., LBJ Auditorium, Dolin’s staging of the traditional “Pas de University of Texas, Austin. Quatre”; through Feb. 8, Jones Hall, Houston. Contributing Editors: Steve Bartheline, Bill Brammer, Gary Cartwright, Joe Frantz, Larry Goodwyn, Bill Hamilton, Bill Helmer, Dave Hickey, Franklin Jones, Lyman Jones, Larry L. King, Georgia Earnest Klipple, Larry Lee, Al Manger, Robert L. Montgomery, Willie Morris, Bill Porterfield, James Presley, 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. 1975 Ronnie Dugger, Publisher A window to the South A journal of free voices EDITOR CO-EDITOR MANAGING EDITOR EDITOR AT LARGE Kaye Northcott Molly Ivins John Ferguson Ronnie Dugger BUSINESS STAFF Joe Espinosa Jr. C. R. Olofson Keith Stanford Vol. LXVII, No. 2 Jan. 31, 1975 Ilicorporating the State Observer and the East Texas Democrat, which in turn incorporated the Austin ForumAdvocate.