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The coming fortnight By Suzanne Shelton MARCH GRAB BAG VINTAGE GLASSWARE Exhibition of 97 designs of Steuben glassware, dated from 1905 to 1970, with crystal plaques, bowls, vases candlesticks, tableware, including works by master designer Frederick Carder; through March 28, Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth. DECORATORS’ SHOWCASE San Antonio’s leading interior designers collaborate on this annual show, which features lectures, exhibitions, and meetings, with 1976 exhibit of “American Painted Furniture” and speakers Shirley Payne Low of Historic Williamsburg Foundation, “Antique Monthly” editor Grey Boone, and David Simpson of San Antonio Museum Association; Feb. 29 through March 7, Villita Assembly Hall, San Antonio. SAWDUST AND STARS Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo ’76 imports superstars to tone up the doings: Freddy Fender and Tanya Tucker, Feb. 27; Olivia Newton John, Feb. 28-29; Charley Pride, March 1-2; Rufus with Chaka Khan, March 3; Glen Campbell, March 4-5; Charlie Rich, March 6; Mac Davis, March 7; Astrodome, Houston. AMERICAN LANDSCAPES Painters Childe Hassam, Albert Bierstadt, George lnness, William Glackens, Andrew Wyeth and others are represented in exhibition of 48 American landscapes; Sewall Gallery, Rice University, Houston. SKINNY BUT CREATIVE Austin Starving Artists’ Show and sale, with over 350 artists and craftspeople from 10 states; through Feb. 29. Municipal Auditorium, Austin. SCREEN SELECTIONS Among niftier films listed in March cinema series are “Stan Brakhage Program” of shorts March 2, Cuban “Memories of Underdevelopment” March 9, both in Union Theatre, University of Texas, El Paso. LOOKING AT LIKAN Acrylic paintings by Gustav Likan; through March 14, Laguna Gloria Art Mu,seum, Austin. HOLOGRAPHS & PHOTOGRAPHS Young French Photography exhibit continues with works by Francoise Saur and Eddie Kuligowski; holographs by artist-architect St. Florian; exhibit of contemporary Latin American paintings from the Barbara and John Duncan collection; Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin. DOODLING ON That University of Texas musical revue, “Yankee Doodle,” continues its Bicentennial trek, with March stops: 2, Civic Center, Del Rio; 5, Junior College, Laredo; 8-9 High School, Taylor; 11, Tarrant County Convention Center, Fort Worth; 13, High School, Gatesville; 15, Rains High School, Emory; 16, Mount Pleasant; 18, High School, Longview; 19, Community College, Texarkana; 22, Civic Auditorium, Bryan; 26-27 Hogg Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin; 29, High School, Irving. FEBRUARY 27 IT’S WITCHCRAFT “Bilby’s Doll,” Carlisle Floyd’s opera in English, concerns witchcraft in colonial New England and stars Catherine Malfitano as the adopted daughter of the Bilbys, sung by Thomas Paul and Joy Davidson, with Houston Grand Opera cast; through March 2 and March 5, Jones Hall, Houston. TENNESSEE’S “TATTOO” Serafina della Rose is the restless heroine of Tennessee Williams’ “The Rose Tattoo,” with Rice University cast in week-long run; through March 3, University Theatre, Rice University, Houston. TWO SYMPHONIES William Steinberg guest conducts the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in Haydn’s “Symphony No. 103” and Bruckner’s “Symphony No. 4 Romantic;” through Feb. 28, State Fair Music Hall, Dallas. ENCORE, MERCEDES Mercedes McCambridge returns to St. Ed’s stage in “The Pearly Gates,” a comedy by David Stefansson, with student supporting cast; through March 4. Mary Moody Northen Theatre, St. Edward’s University, Austin. VISITING HORN Wayne Barrington, horn soloist, guests with Austin Symphony Orchestra in program of Stravinsky, Mendelssohn, and Richard Strauss; 8 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, Austin. CHOIR BOYS Continuing their Texas tour, Vienna Choir Boys perform in concert; 8 p.m., Waco Hall, Baylor University, Waco. FEBRUARY 28 INDIAN CLASSICIST Ashis Khan, sarodist, performs program of classical music of Northern India, the kind of concert few attend but offers the finest moments in listening; 8 p.m., Music Bldg. Recital Hall, University of Texas, Austin. FOR THE SMALL FRY Afternoon program of folktales, legends, myths, and songs, with EDITOR Kaye Northcott CO-EDITOR Molly Ivins EDITOR AT LARGE Ronnie Dugger BUSINESS STAFF Joe Espinosa Jr. C. R. Olofson THE TEXAS OBSERVER Contributing Editors: Steve Barthelme, Bill 13rammer, Gary Cartwright, Joe Frantz, Larry Goodwyn, Bill Hamilton, Bill Helmer, Dave Hickey, Franklin Jones, Lyman Jones, Larry L. 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