The coming fortnight By Suzanne Shelton APRIL GRAB BAG THIRTY YEARS OF AMERICAN ARTMajor exhibition of American painting from 1900 to 1932 includes works by “The Eight,” European-influenced modernists and American regionalists, such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Edward Hooper, and George Bellows, in rare traveling loan from permanent collection of New York’s Whitney Museum; Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio. LOOKING BACK AT BAUHAUSReview of theories of color and their applications in the Bauhaus, influential movement in 20th century architecture and design, through 120 works, including paintings and color studies, graphics and typography, weaving, architectural projects, theatre designs, and so on; through May 30, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. 2 The Texas Observer TRIO OF EXHIBITSWatercolor sketches by Capt. Arthur T. Lee, infantryman during mid-19th century who painted Davis Mountains area and Rio Grande, through May 30; slide show of color photographs by Ferenc Berko titled “Images of Nature,” through May 30; “Naives and Visionaries” exhibit of slides showing environmental art by untrained natives, through May 9; Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, Fort Worth. APRIL 22 SHOWING OFFGeorge Kelly \(Grace’s unbrash youth’s entry into Philadelphia society; Alley version features Dwight Schultz in central role, with supporting cast including Robert Symonds, recently nominated for an Emmy as Ben Franklin in “Adams Chronicle”; through May 30, Alley Theatre, Houston. BIRTHDAY WITH BRUBECKParamount celebrates its first anniversary show with return of jazzman Dave Brubeck; 7:30 p.m., Paramount Theatre for the Performing Arts, Austin. APRIL 23 BUGS OF BIG DHe’s big in Dallas and is coming to Armadillo, Bugs Henderson with his blues guitar, with rock-blues band Journey for openers; through April 24, Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin. CLARINET RECITALDavid Harman has been practicing his clarinet and he’s ready with a recital; free admission, 8 p.m., Ruth Taylor Concert Hall, Trinity University, San Antonio. CHORAL CONCERTMorris Beachy directs Austin Symphony Choral Union in all choral concert of works by Ives, Barber, Hansen, Beethoven, and Diamond; 8 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, Austin. AYN RAND IN PASADENA?-0k, all you would-be John Gaits, Ayn Rand’s play “Night of Jan. 16” is performed by Pasadena Little Theatre cast; weekends through May 15, Little Theatre, Pasadena. APRIL 24 BIG HOSPITAL BENEFITEvery year the stars arrive for St. Joseph’s Hospital benefit; this year’s entertainers: Helen Reddy, 20th Century, Red Skelton, and Ed Gerlach Show Band, all coming on strong for charity; 8:30 p.m., Jones Hall, Houston. APRIL 25 AND A BENEFIT FOR HELENThis one’s not designed to feather any nest but Helen’s, as Reddy goes on to Dallas for solo concert; 6:30 and 9 p.m., McFarlin Auditorium, Southern Methodist University, Dallas. MAKING MUSICAL PROGRESSKathleen Scott, mezzo-soprano, joins baritone David Beckett in recital sponsored by Amster Foundation for Musical Progress; 2:30 p.m., Paramount Theatre for the Performing Arts, Austin. TEXAS TRILOGY ON TOURHouston Ballet brings “Moonscape” and “Allen’s Landing” from its Texas trilogy, plus James Clouser’s popular “Con Spirito” to Austin, where locals will cheer on Mary Margaret Holt, company soloist who grew up dancing in Austin; 8 p.m., Municipal Auditorium, Austin. DOOBIE BROTHERS ON BILLAfternoon concert with Doobie Brothers, Marshall Tucker Band, Freddie King, and Journey; 4 p.m., Jeppessen Stadium, Houston. SHAKER SONGSIn a special tribute to the big B, Chapel Choir presents music in Shaker tradition, with authentic songs from the New England religious sect; 11 a.m., Margarite B. Parker Chapel, Trinity University, San Antonio. FREEBIES CHAMBERRobert H. Young conducts Chamber Singers in free Spring Concert; 3 p.m., also 8:15 p.m. Apri126, Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University, Waco. BROWNLEE AT KEYBOARDRobert Brownlee performs in faculty piano recital; 4 p.m., Dudley Recital Hall, Fine Arts Bldg., University of Houston, Houston. MASSIVE `MASS’Leonard Bernstein’s “Mass” performed by Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and area artists; also April 27, Convention Center, Fort Worth. POPS OF THE PAST “200 Years of Popular Music in America” salutes the one-more-time, with Stewart Clark conducting free concert; 8 p.m., Hogg Auditorium, University of Texas, Austin. APRIL 26 UT WINDS UP THE WINDSAnd once they get started, Tom Lee’s UT Wind Ensemble is something to hear, in free program of Hoist, Schuller, Ives, Giannini, Copland, and Arnold
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