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The corning fortnight By Suzanne Shelton JULY GRAB BAG CRAFTS ALONG THE CREEK Texas State Arts and Crafts Fair in striped tents along Quinlan Creek, to tune of bluegrass, country-western, and fiddlers’ contests plus arts & crafts; July 3-5, Schreiner College Campus, Kerrville. MUSEUM HUSTLES Laguna Gloria continues its burst of new energy with exhibition of works by major artist Chuck Close, photo-realist who creates large-scale paintings, through July 20; also large banners by Ken Hovis on display through Aug. 17; Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin. DANISH RAGS Rag collages and tapestries by Beate Negrad, Danish designer and needle work artist; through July 27, Star of the Republic Museum, Washington-on-Brazos State Park, Washington. MAPS OF MARS Rare exhibit of maps of the surface of Mars based on data obtained during Mars Mariner 9 Mission in 1971-72, fascinating for astronomers and pretty exciting for us normals too; through July 20, Gallery 17, Art Museum, University of Texas, Austin. COUNTRY CONFAB Great Outdoor Country Music Concerts, with Roy Acuff, Jr., Flank Thompson, Bobby Bare, Stoney Edwards, others, in four-day festival near Texas State Arts & Crafts Fair; July 2-5, Kerrville. CELLULOID CELEBRATION The big daddy of Texas film fests, Alley Theatre’s seventh annual Summer Film Festival with 30 films on regular series and 8 additional movies on Friday Midnight “Sleaze” Series of high and low camp, including in its first fortnight: “Sleaze” special, Tod Browning’s classic “Freaks,” July 4; Rudolph Valentino in “Blood and Sand,” July 5-6; week of Legendary Ladies of the Cinema with Jean Harlow in “Blonde Bombshell,” July 8-9; “Jezebel,” Bette Davis’ consolation prize for not playing Scarlett O’Hara, July 10-11; the outrageous “Down Argentine Way” with Carmen Miranda on her platforms, July 12-13; and “Sleaze” king Mick Jagger in “Gimmer Shelter” July 11; week of Cinema Spectacle with Leni Riefenstahl’s “Olympia,” July 15-16; Fellini’s “Rome” July 17-18; futuristic “Things to Come” July 19-20; and sleazy monster madness with “Night of the Living Dead,” July 18; Alley Theatre, Houston. TEXAN’S PHOTOS Frank Gohlke, who used to be a Wichita Falls boy before he went off to Yale, now ups and becomes a photographef, with exhibition of photos reflecting architecture of agriculture; Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth. JULY 4 YANKEE DOODLE DAY Doodle-doo on over to Willie Nelson’s third annual picnic, with singin’ and stuff; Liberty Hill. OVER HILLS, OVER DALES “Texas Hill Country,” a locally-produced musical, in free outdoor performances; 8:30 p.m., through July 6, 9-12, Zilker Park Hillside Theatre, Austin. HIGH SCHOOLERS ONSTAGE High School Theater Workshop participarfts come together for three plays directed by Joe Manry of UT Drama Department, Snyder High School’s Jerry Worsham, and Robert Singleton of Austin’s Anderson High School; through July 5, Hogg Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin. JULY 6 GATHERING NO MOSS Rolling Stones rumble on through God-bless-America, gathering EDITOR Kaye Northcott CO-EDITOR Molly Ivins MANAGING EDITOR John Ferguson EDITOR AT LARGE Ronnie Dugger Contributing Editors: Steve Barthelme, 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 Melinger, 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. We will serve no group or party but will hew hard to the truth as we find it and the right as we see it. 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