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Michael Arth, 1976 The coming fortnight By Suzanne Shelton AUGUST GRAB BAG DECORATIVE ARTSIn addition to exhibition of Flemish Renaissance tapestries, which continues through Aug. 25, exhibition of decora tive arts from Bayou Bend collection, demonstrating what Philadelphia was like at the time of signing of Declaration of Independence; through Aug. 29, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. CELLULOID CLASSICSAlley Cinemafest ’76 continues with midnight showing of “The Corpse Grinders” with cannibalistic killer kittycats, Aug. 6; week of “The Page and the Cinema” continuing with “Teorama,” adapted from Pier Paolo Pasolini’s novel, Aug. 6; and Josef von Sternberg’s “The Scarlet Empress,” based on diary of Catherine the Great, Aug. 7-8; week of “Silent Comedians of the Cinema” headlined by Buster Keaton in 1927 classic, “College,” Aug. 10-11; Charlie Chaplin in “Modern Times,” Aug. 12-13; midnight showing of Pasolini’s “Decameron,” Aug. 13; and Jacques Tati comedy, “Playtime,” Aug. 14-15; “Love and the Cinema” week beginning with “She,” camp film featuring Helen Gahagan Douglas in pre-political days, Aug. 17-18; Houston premiere of “Touch and Go” with Michael York, Aug. 19-20; Alley Theatre, Houston. NAVAJOS AND NORWEGIANExhibition of 32 blankets created by Navajo weavers, plus retrospective of works by Edvard Munch, Norway’s distinguished Expressionist; Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio. AUGUST 6 GERSHWIN GALA”‘S Wonderful” is Gershwin revue, done Follies-style, with tunes like “Clap Yo’ Hands,” “I Got Rhythm,” and “Somebody Loves Me” sung by Dallas cast; through Aug. 8, August. 11-15, Theatre Three, Dallas. PALATIAL PLOTTINGUgo Bettis’ drama “The Queen and the Rebels” features revolutionary plots revolving around unusual triangle of queen, prostitute, and commissar; weekends through Aug. 21, New Texas Theatre, Houston. SONGSTRESS STARRKay Starr warbles for the night crowd; through Aug. 14, Venetian Room, Fairmont Hotel, Dallas. SOUTHERN INVASIONGeorgia is on our mind and in our blood when the Atlanta Rhythm Section and Wet Willie come to town; Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin. AUGUST 7 NOW WE ARE SIXAWHQ celebrates its sixth with $100-a-ticket birthday partyBalcones Fault and exotic dancer Chastity Fox entertain; Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin. AUGUST 8 AFFIRMATIVE ACTIONYes wows the multitude, in concert; Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston. AUGUST 10 CHILDREN’S HOUR”Stories” is collection of children’s myths, folktales, and legends presented by a multitalented cast; afternoons through Aug. 12, New Texas Theatre, Houston. RAISIN’ CAINBased on Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun,” dynamite musical “Raisin” stars original Broadway cast, including Tony Award-winning actress ‘Virginia Capers; through Aug. 15, McFarlin Auditorium, Dallas; also Aug. 17-22, Music Hall, Houston. WILLIS WARBLESWillis Alan Ramsey performs a little low-key music; through Aug. 14, Steamboat Springs, Houston. AUGUST 11 KISS KISS BANG BANGDevil-rock lives, with the New Kiss Destroyer Show letting Halloween loose, with Bob Seeger along as backup for Kiss; 8:30 p.m., Tarrant County Convention Center, Fort Worth. AUGUST 17 GENTLE SOUNDWildwood entertains the cabaret set; through Aug. 28, Steamboat Springs, Houston. THE TEXAS OBSERVER The Texas Observer Publishing Co., 1976 Ronnie Dugger, Publisher A window to the South A journal of free voices Vol. LXVIII, No. 15 August 6, 1976 Incorporating the State Observer and the East Texas Democrat, which in turn incorporated the Austin Forum-Advocate. Editorial and Business Offices: The Texas Observer 600 W. 7th St., Austin, Texas 78701. Telephone 477-0746. EDITOR Kaye Northcott EDITOR AT LARGE Ronnie Dugger Contributing Editors: Steve Barthelme, Bill Brammer, Gary Cartwright, Joe Frantz, Larry Goodwyn, Bill Hamilton, Bill Helmer, Dave Hickey, Molly Ivins, Franklin Jones, Lyman Jones, Larry L. 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