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The herald. (Geneva, N.Y.) 1942-current, May 10, 1984, Image 8

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arts (Si entertainn\ent The Band and Stevie Ray Vaughan Visit Geneva by Peter O’Rriiy The Band returned from their self- imposed exile with perhaps the most en­ joyable show seen in Geneva in years. With the support of three unnamed musicians on lead guitar (replacing the absent Robbie Robertson), keyboards, and second drums, Rick Danko (bass, vocals), Levon Helm (drums, mandolin, harmonica, vocals). Garth Hudson (orgen, saxophone, clarinet), and Richard Manuel (piano, drums, vocals) ran through a repertoire o f their groups hits, material from their solo albums, and old standards which had the audience o f 800 to 900 people cheering. The early songs in the set were marred by reverb problems (especially with Hudson’s accordion on “Long Black Veil”), but, by the time Richard Manuel’s piano announc­ ed the arrival of “The Shape I'm In’’, there was no doubt that this was going to be a monumental evening. The concert managed to capture most o f the group’s best material (“It Makes No Difference” , “King Harvest (Has Surely Come)”, “ W.S. Walcott Medicine Show” , “ Stage Fright” , and “Chest Fever”), but also provided some surprises (“Java Blues”, form Danko’s solo album, “One More Shot” , form an obscure album called the Legend o f Jesse Jamesr and “Willy and the Hand Jive”). Also included were Bob Dylan’s “I Shall Be Released” and a'cover of the old Elvis Presley hit “Mystery Train”. The set was marred by slightly lackluster performances of “Mystery Train” (slower than a train song should be; listen to The Last Waltz version) and a colorful but Hir-^ionless organ introduction to “ Chest Fever” (listen to Music From Big Pink), but the overall evening was so tremendously energetic that problems were easily overlooked, especially with the strong en­ cores “ Up On Cripple Creek” and “Rivers o f Babylon” (a capella). Conspicuous by their absence were “ The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” and “The Weight” perhaps their two best know songs, but 1 also missed “ Life Is A Carnival”, “ This Wheel’s On Fire” and “Rag Mama Rag”. I also missed Robertson, but he was there in the songs he wrote, and, anyway, I wouldn’t have missed the show for anything. Band crony Artie Traum Opened the evening with a set of humorous pieces,' featuring shots at Dylan, 'Van Morrison, and his good friends, The Band. Like Spike Jones, Traum loves the music he -affec­ tionately parodies, although his intimate style was lost in the cavernous Smith Opera House. Maybe the Artiaranth could get him... The Herald's Arts/Entertainment Calendar MAY 10 -13 THURSDAY, MAY 10 7:30 p.m. Stooping Beauty • A film of the Russian Ballet In Albright Auditorium 8:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. Tommy The Trsvolor • Discussion follows. The Geneva Room Phoenix Players present A Midsummer Night’s Dream Blanchard Howard Bartlett Theatre FRIDAY, MAY 11 7:00 p.m. Annual Student Art Show Opening Reception at Houghton House Show will run from May 11 to May 18 8:00 p.m. A Midsummer Night’s Drssn Blanchard Howard Bartlett Theatre 8:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. Hair - Now that you’ve seen the musical - check out the movie. Directed by Milos Forman. Last Tango in Paris - Marlon Brando at his best. Once you get over the sexual crudity it transforms into a film worth watching and thinking about. SATURDAY, MAY 12 10:00 a.m. Annual Antlqua Show and S a lt In the Bam 8:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. A Midsummer Night’s Dream Blanchard Howard Bartlett Theatre Heir 10£0 p.m. The Leet Tango In Peris SUNDAY, MAY 13 400 p.m. Student Recital Geneva Room S.*00 pm. kOQpjn. A M ld e u m m e r Night’s Dream Blanchard Howard Bartlett Theatre Leet Tango In Parts 1000 pan. Hair length of “ Pride and Joy”, which was com­ paratively brief. Really, only The Allman Brothers Band’s Live At Fill/non East album has successful extended jams, unless you’re an unabashed Deadhead, in case you d o n ’t care what the critics t Thank goodness The Band wound up upbeat note. Student Recital This Sunday (Courtesy of the Mask Department) The Department o f Music of Hobart and William Smith Colleges will present a Stu­ dent Recital on Sunday, May 13 at 4:00 p.m. in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. Miargit Adams, Soprano, accompanied by pianist, Cynthia Egler, will sing “Fain Would I Change That Note” by Hume, “Menuet d’Exaudet” by Exaudet^ and “Giunse Alfin U Momento...Deh Vieni Non Tardar” and “ Non So Piu Cosa Son, Cosa Faccio” from Le Nozze di JFigaro by Mozart. - A student woodwind trio featuring clarinetists William Steele and Marilyn Rawlins and bassoonist Harry Kaplan will perform “ Wake Up” form J.S. Cantata N o . 140, \The Three Stoo and “ Two Voices Counterpoint” Williaun Kuerten, and Mozart’s “Di timento No. 1, K . 229, Mezzo Soprano Deborah L. Mann1 accompanied by pianist Cynthia Eyler, perform “The Nightingale’* arranged Clifford Shaw, “ Sonntag” by Joh Brahms, “ Cabin\ by Paul Bowl “Chartless*’ by Isadore Freed, and Che Sapete” from Le Jiozze di Figaro Mozart. Margit Adams is a student of Pamela Berta, Deborah Manning is a student Professor Ronald A Cox, and tbe woe wind trio i s coached b y Professor Jose M. Berta. Traum was followed by Stevie Ray Vaughan, who played six songs in ninety minutes with guitar jains~solongjis to rival The Allmans, Skynrd, or the Grateful Dead. Major flaw: Stevie Ray’s incredible talents (he put on quite an acrobatic guitar- ing spectacle) are better suited to songs the THEL t v *€ r ^ o v » E 1 • • A R E M I N D E R T O ALL W IU T E R S , A reminder to all writers, poets, artists, ant photographers: Thel will be coming out twlci next year adding a fall edition it its spring Issue, and it needs you submissions. The first deadline will be early in the fall so plan on having work ready at the beginning of fal term. Also, don’t forget to attend ttie Senior Poetn reading May 15. After the seniors have read, the reading will be open, and all are invited to present their work. I N T E R E S T E D I N L E A D I H G A T R I P F O R P.O.O.P. ’84? Is so, it’s not too late, but time is running short... Pick up an application from Coxe 19 (Chris Lyons' Office) AND ATTEND THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT MEETINGS FN COXE 7 Thursday, May 10 7:00 p.m. Monday, May 14 7;C0 p.vn. Wednesday, May 16 7:00 p.m.

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