set in the 1920’s, heavily publicized, poorly done, through which small bits of talent show. The light comes from the actors. In the British series from which this show was taken, there was a unifying idea the idle and ineffectual rich served by the competent poor. In this version, there that a great number of marginally interesting people show up and disappear. It is all done with a British sense of humor, which means that all the jokes are a sixteenth of an inch long. Not right for the colonies. On top of these problems, Beacon Hill is pretentious. If it gets any more pretentious, you’ll have to watch it through a straw. Its pretensions are all to moral worth, not the sort which win sympathy. Beacon Hill will not persuade the great American public to buy an adequate This is a funny little country where what is popular is assumed to be gross and vile, and the cultured and the educated run around trying to find things most people don’t like. One thing has been left out improvement. TV could be heavily improved if there were eleven networks instead of three and a quarter. More is more. Having displayed my proletarian spirit and suggested an improvement, I got into the Lancia and drove off into the night. Hiyo Silver. Fortnight … vich, Strauss, and Puccini performed by concert bands of Del Mar College and Texas A&I University at Corpus Christi; 8:15 p.m., Del Mar Auditorium, Corpus Christi. GET A HAIRCUT Texas Opera Theatre opens its season with “The Barber of Seville,” Rossini’s comic opera performed in English; 8 p.m., Kinkaid School, Houston. ENCORE, GUITAR Another classical guitarist, this the Cuban artist Juan Mercadal performing Spanish and Latin American works; 8 p.m., Hogg Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin. OCTOBER 24 CROONING A TUNE The Captain and Tennille will croon “Love Will Keep Us Together” and other myths, in concert; 8 p.m., Music Hall, Houston. MODERN DANCE Texas’ major modern dance company, Dance Theater of the Southwest, welcomes guest artist Kelly Holt \(an Erick in concert featuring artistic director Sandi Combest and company; through Oct. 25, University Theatre, North Texas State University, Denton. OCTOBER 25 STUDENT SYMPHONY University of Houston Symphony Orchestra, in concert; 8 p.m., University Center, University of Houston, Houston. KIDDY LIT Stories for children, with legends and songs from America, South America, and other parts of the world, performed by company of professional actors, musicians, mimes, and acrobats; 2 p.m., New Texas Theatre, Houston. RAGGING TIME Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra jumps on bandwagon with concert chronicling “The Ragtime Years”; 8:15 p.m., Convention Center Theatre, Fort Worth. OCTOBER 26 RODEO WARBLERS Texas Prison Rodeo features entertainers Dolly Parton and June Terry in country concert, between all the riding and roping and I don’t know what-all; Huntsville. MEXICAN PIANIST Continuing University of Texas’ “Latin America and the Arts” fine arts festival, pianist Luz Maria Puente of Mexico performs works by classical and Latin American composers; 8 p.m., Music Bldg., University of Texas, Austin. OCTOBER 27 SYMPHONY CHORALE Hilda Harres, mezzo-soprano, joins Women of the Houston Symphony Chorale, Singing Boys of Houston and Lawrence Foster wielding the baton; through Oct. 28, 8:30 p.m., Jones Hall, Houston. COLONIAL CHURCH MUSIC University Collegium Musicum, directed by Homer Rudolf, in early church music concert; 8 p.m., Music Bldg. Recital Hall, University of Texas, Austin. OCTOBER 28 BRITISH BOFFO Blood, Sweat, and Tears, the biggies at the boxoffice, perform their jazzrock in CEC concert; 8 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, Austin; also 8 p.m. Oct. 30, Music Hall, Houston. SOFTER SOUND For those who prefer stiring quartets by Ravel and Mexican composers Chavez and Galindo, a cheaper concert across town; 8 p.m., Music Bldg. Recital Hall, University of Texas, Austin. OCTOBER 29 TRIO ON PIANO Selections from music by Tchaikovsky and Martin in concert by Del Mar Piano Trio; 8:15 p.m., Del Mar College, Corpus Christi. George Frock, soloist, and Thomas Lee conducting; 8 p.m., Hogg Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin. OCTOBER 30 ANOTHER GUITAR Continuing its series of stellar guitar concerts, Society for Performing Arts brings Michael Lorimer onstage; 8:30 p.m., Jones Hall, Houston. IDialogue Don’t gimme rewrite I hope Ronnie Dugger or someone else is preparing an article on the Orwellian rewriting of history that prominent Texas newspapers are doing in the Lorene Rogers controversy. People who read these papers ten years from now will probably not even realize that the faculty of the University of Texas voted overwhelmingly at a general faculty meeting to call for Rogers’ resignation. The Austin American-Statesman \(afterday after the meeting, didn’t even write a separate story on this dramatic faculty action, but reported it with a single sentence buried in another story. The Dallas Morning News, in a “News Interpretive” by Richard Morehead printed in the Sunday, Sept. 21, edition, “interpreted” the facts to make it seem that most of the faculty supported Rogers. Here is a sample paragraph: “The lady took the campus ruckus serenely, first addressing the faculty before a majority of 700 attending the meeting voted to request her resignation. About 1,000 faculty members stayed away from the meeting.” This sounds like a quorum wasn’t even present for the faculty meeting, while actually a count was taken at the meeting to make sure it was. In addition, other sources \(such as Brenda Bell in her “analysis” in the American-Statesman largest general faculty meeting ever of the UT faculty. This kind of misleading reporting then gives Regent Shivers the basis for going on television and stating that most of the faculty either supports Rogers or doesn’t care \(as he did Friday, Sept. 19, on KTBC’s Perhaps some checking with the officers of the general faculty about whether a quorum was present at the meeting and how the attendance compared with past general faculty meetings would help put some of these questionable news reports into perspective. Jim Tankard, 3002-B Cherry Lane, Austin, Texas 78703 Postmaster: If undeliverable, send Form 3579 to The Texas Observer, 600 West 7, Austin, TX 78701. SOUND & FURY UT Wind and Perdussion 24 The Texas Observer Ensembles. perform Latin American music, with
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