The coming fortnight By Suzanne Shelton MAY GRAB BAG PIONEER PHOTOGRAPHS Exhibition of Eadweard Muybridge’s pioneer photographs of animal motion, taken during 1872-1882, including his famous “Automatic-Electro-Photograph” in which a running horse tripped shutters, freezing hiS image and proving that running horses have all four feet off the ground; also on display, Muybridge’s invention, the Zoopraxiscope, forerunner of Thomas Edison’s motion picture projector; through June 15, Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth. RAGTIME OPERA Spring Opera Festival featuring Houston Grand Opera performing Scott Joplin’s “Treemonisha,” with free admission; May 23-24, 28, 30-31, June 3-4, Miller Outdoor Theater, Hermann Park, Houston. PHOTOGRAPHS: PAST AND PRESENT Two photographic exhibitions provide contrasting views: Edward Weston retrospective, featuring more than 250 photographs from first half of this century, including abstract nudes, landscapes, cloud studies, and architectural structures, through June 29, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and “Michael Kostiuk: Recent Photographs” with chiaroscuro images by the contemporary Dallas photographer, through June 29, Art Museum, Fort Worth. JURIED EXHIBITION Artists from across the United States exhibit watercolors, acrylics, oils, batiks, sculpture, weaving, lithographs, and mixed media works in Texas Fine Arts Association’s 64th Annual Exhibition, judged by Lamar Dodd and Mitchell Jamison; through June 15, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin. OPERA DESIGNS Exhibition of costume and set designs by Robert Israel for eleven major opera productions performed by European and American companies; through June 15, Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth. MAY 20 FRANK ZAPPA Recording a live album, no less; through May 21, Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin. MAY 23 JUST COUNTRY FOLK Mac Davis, with a little of that soft pseudo-country sound, in concert; 8 p.m., Convention Center Arena, Fort Worth, also May 24, Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston. MAY 24 CITYWIDE ART FEST What Fiesta is to Austin and MayFest is’ to Fort Worth, ArtFest hopes to be to Dallas; with eats, art classes, music, exhibitions, and festive atmosphere outdoors; around the lagoon, Museum of Fine Arts, Fair Park, Dallas. PIANO PLAYER Some call him the “American Horowitz,” but the American David Smith is more accurate, in solo concert featuring Chopin, Scarlatti, Horowitz, and Debussy selections; 3 p.m., Brown Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. PUPPETS PITCH IN “Punch and Judy” and “Strictly for the Birds,” comedy puppet show about Austin’s environmental problems, with Bijuberti Puppet Players; also May 31, 11 a.m., Creek Theatre, Austin. HEAVY ORGAN Virgil Fox plays Bach while Revelation Lights turn on in light and sound show just this side of Disney; 8:15 p.m., Music Hall, Dallas. MAY 26 BARD’S BLOOD-BROTHER We shall not meet his like again: B. Iden Payne, Shakespearean scholar and director, honored with his own “B. Iden Payne Night” by Austin Circle of Theaters, with special guest Sally Rand; Driskill Hotel, Austin. DO YOU? DO YOU? “I Do, I Do” opens. Casa Mariana Summer Musicals, with Howard Keel and Patrice Munsel in marriage-go-round musical by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones; through June 7, Casa Mariana, Fort Worth. MAY 27 LEONTYNE AT ANY PRICE Don’t let anything stop you from hearing the incomparable Leontype Price, singing Verdi, Puccini, Strauss, and Mozart selections with Houston Symphony Orchestra; 8:30 p.m., Jones Hall, Houston. MAY 29 GET READY FOR HELEN Double-bill concert, with Helen Reddy and ,Jim Stafford sharing the stage; 8 p.m., Convention Center, Fort Worth. MAY 30 BALLET PREMIERE Ron Sequoio stages “A Tenor Serenade,” plus “Aria” and “Untitled Opus,” with co-director James DeBolt and talented Festival Ballet in repertory season; through June 1, Theater San Antonio \(formerly MAY 31 BB,, BERRY & BUDDY Can you stand it; Two big ones, with Chuck Berry and Buddy Miles together in concert at Civic Center, competing THE TEXAS OBSERVER Ronnie Dugger, Publisher A window to the South A journal of free voices Vol. LXVII, No. 10 May 23, 1975 hicorporating the State Observer and the East Texas Democrat, which in turn incorporated the Austin ForumAdvocate. Editorial and Business Offices: The Texas Observer, 600 W. 7th St., Austin, Texas 78701. 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