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Friday, July 11, 1986
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(g3 rj r-. J fen ..Ill IllrillA from & r" 21 The Courier-Journal, ; July 11, 19S6 INSIDE - This Weekend on TV Bridge B6. Fare Comment B7 Calendar B7 TOP BILLING i : Rockin in the garden "Addicted to Love"? Then you're probably hooked on British pop- -: rock singer Robert Palmer. He'll be in concert at 8 tonight at Louisville Gardens, 525 W. Muhammad All Blvd. Tickets are $12.50. But "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going" to see Billy Ocean, who sails his brand of rhythm and blues into the gardens , for an 8 p.m. concert tomorrow. Tickets are $15. Call (502) 589- i 9070. Drama under the stars The play's the thing in Louisville parks as Shakespeare in Central -' Park and the Iroquois Amphitheater present the second productions " of their respective seasons. Today through Sunday (and again July 16-19) "Henry rv, Part Two" takes to the stage at 8:45 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth Street and Magnolia Avenue. Performances ; are free. At 8:15 tonight, the University of Louisville Fencing Club ' ' will give a demonstration; at 8:15 p.m. Sunday, Kentucky ".' Shakespeare Festival dramaturge Stephen Schultz will discuss the , , Henry Cycle at the Old Louisville Information Center in the park., ; At the Iroquois Amphitheater on New Cut Road, the musical comedy "Guys and Dolls" will play today through Sunday and again' July 17-20 and 24-26. All performances are at 8:45 p.m. Reserved seating is $3 for children, $6 for adults and $7 for both in center ', J sections. Tickets are available in advance at the Kentucky Center . ": for the Arts, (502) 584-7777 or, toll-free in Kentucky, (800) 448-7777. ' Berea is being crafty How far are you willing to go for handmade quilts, baskets, -' cornshuck dolls and rocking chairs? More than 100 craft ' professionals are coming from as far away as Arizona and Florida ' ' for the fifth annual Berea Craft Festival today through Sunday at Berea College's Indian Fort Theater. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. each day. Take Interstate 64 to Lexington, then Interstate 75 south to the Berea exit Banners will point the way to the merriment Parking is free, but admission is $2.50 for adults and $1 for children ages 6 to 12. Call (606) 986-2540. Hocus-pocus, dominocus X37 Rabbits are jumping from hats and flowers sprouting from air as : the Magic Touch of Louisville continues its 8 p.m. shows through tomorrow in Whitney Hall at the Kentucky Center for the Arts. The performances by members of the Society of American Magicians, which is holding its national convention in Louisville, will feature a hocus-pocus finale tomorrow with performances by Louisville natives Lance Burton, Mac King and Marty Pollio. The entertainment is sponsored by WHAS Radio and the National Kidney Foundation of Metro Louisville and Western Kentucky. Tickets are $5, $7.50 and $10. Call (502) 584-7777 or, toll-free in -Kentucky, (800) 448-7777. , Staff Illustration by Staph SabrM THE INN THING HERITAGE WEEKEND You can get away from it all at country inns close to home Latin American, African, Jewish and Hungarian cultures featured that have opened up in the past two years," Strasma said. He said much of the explosion can be attributed to Americans who have traveled abroad. "Travelers have experienced the . . . inns in Europe, particularly England, and they like the personalized touch of being able to meet with the innkeeper in an informal setting," be said. "And so they are looking for the same experience while traveling in the United States." "I think people are tired of the large chain hotels where you don't know whether you are in New York or Florida or California or Maine," said Rex Lyons, proprietor of Holly Hill Inn in Midway, Ky. "They are all the same. People want a more regional atmosphere." "They are looking for something a little bit more slow-paced, and they find that in the country inn experience," said Chuck Ded-man, whose family has owned the Beaumont Inn in Harrodsburg, Ky., for four generations. "I think there is a uniqueness to it that people are looking for." And though many of the nation's inns are clustered on the east and west coasts, weekend travelers will find a growing contingent in Kentucky and Indiana. Lodging ranges from three rooms at the Holly Hill Inn to 55 rooms at the $3.8 million Walden Inn in Greencastle, Ind., and 72 rooms at the 19th century Shaker village of Pleasant Hill, Ky. At the Story Inn, there's even talk of expansion of sinking a swimming pool west of the patio, planting tennis courts near the barn, installing a hot tub and sauna, stocking a fishing lake and building or renovating enough cabins to shelter up to 40 overnight guests. "That's the maximum it will ever grow because we want it to be a small, exclusive resort," said Peggy Webb, waitress-tour guide-manager-publicity director for the inn. Cyndi Schultz and her husband, Benjamin, opened the five rooms See THE INN THING PAGE 6, col. 1, this section "I like to be there with other cul- ' hires because I think, side by side,' -the difference is more sharply emphasized," said Paul Dorgay, of the-Hungarian American Culture Club of Louisville. "When you get to see how other people live, and their cultures as compared to yours, you become possibly a little more tolerant. You" know, the most intolerant people are those who have never been any-;; place outside of their own backyard." Residents of the Louisville area, need go no farther than the River- ., front PlazaBelvedere to sample a. slice of the cultures of the world. The third Heritage Weekend will fill; the downtown Louisville plaza tomorrow and Sunday from 1 to 10 p.m. Admission is free. The Heritage Corporation of Lou-' isvllle and Jefferson County will highlight African, Latin American,, Hungarian and Jewish cultures this weekend. Entertainment will be found in See HERITAGE PAGE 6, col. 1, this section els and small cakes of scented soap. A bud vase filled with black-eyed Susans and wild roses atop a chest in the bedroom welcomes an overnight guest as do the queen-size bed and paisley comforter. If the bobwhlte's call doesn't wake the traveler in the morning, a rap at the door will. There's something about the way a person announces, "Breakfast is ready," that makes one feel at home. And that is the attraction of the small country inns that are springing up all over the country. "There definitely has been an increase in all types of inns," said Norman Strasma, who with his wife, Janice, publishes Inn Review, a newsletter chronicling the industry. In the two years of its existence. Inn Review has reported on 400 inns. "Many are new ones By CHARITEY SIMMONS tff Wrlttr STORY, Ind. Population 15. Highway 135 swerves right by this town on its tortuous way to Houston, Freetown and other points south. That's the General Store, that three-story structure with the old gas pumps on the cement porch. The metal facade makes the building look drab and deserted during the day, but at night, when the globes atop the Gold Crown pumps are ablaze, the place glows. See, the Story General Store is not what it appears to be. Sugar, flour, milk and canned goods are not for sale here, even though the store has been in place since the 1850s. Instead, the full bath adjoining the upstairs Poplar Room has been tidied and stocked with tow By CHARITEY SIMMONS Staff writer Yes, the differences will be apparent in the food: There will be burritos from the Latin American group, kolbasz from the Hungarians, knishes from the Jews and stuffed banana leaves from the African contingent And in music, Los Romanticos will sing Mexican-style, while Moshe Yess might sing Hassidic, Yiddish, Hebrew and English lyrics. Frank Teremy will play gypsy melodies on his violin while his wife. Carmen, accompanies him on the piano. And Phyre will strike up the jazz and rhythm and blues. ON THE TOWN Jazz bass player bops back home for Water Tower gig tomorrow ' ! IIHIIIWIMII. LWJllJluMI,UWWUUUWIimiLltaTOW''iUiiUW, I If After high school, Goldsby went to Bellarmine College for a year. There he met New Albany, Ind., jazz educator Jamey Aebersold and was bitten by the jazz bug: "I went to one of Jamey's jazz clinics. That's when I really got interested in playing bebop and other forms of jazz music." Then in 1979, Goldsby was hired as house bassist at Stanley J's Lounge, a jazz showcase located in the old Fig Tree Restaurant at Third Street and Broadway. In less than a year at Stanley J's, the young bassist got to accompany a long list of top jazz stars, including pianist Jay McShann, tenor saxophonist Buddy Tate and clarinetist Buddy De-Franco. All that jazz exposure had quite an effect on Goldsby, and, when Stanley J's closed later that year, he decided to pack his bags and join some other Louisville jazz musicians who had already migrated to the Big Apple. "I wanted to come here because some of my friends like drummer Mark Plank and saxophonist Tim Whalen were already here and working. So I came on up and moved in with them." It wasn't long before Goldsby be-; gan to find work. "At first I was just scratching up whatever music gigs I : could find. But just the fact that I . was in New York working as a jazz musician eventually led to me work-ing with some pretty heavyweight musicians." After two years, Goldsby began ; playing regularly with saxophonist Bob Wilbur. But his fondest expert-, ence occurred when he got to play with one of his idols, the legendary , jazz bassist Red Mitchell. "It was a , two-week gig, and Mitchell switched , from playing bass to piano while I backed him up on bass." Goldsby said he now lives in . Brooklyn within three blocks of two other Louisville natives, drummer , John Clay and pianist Dave Leon-hardt (who until recently held the ' piano chair in jazz singer Jon Hen-drick's band). i "It's really amazing when you think about it We all used to play together in a band at the Hilton Inn in New Albany," he said. One of the jazz stars sharing the stage with Goldsby during tomor-See ON THE TOWN PAGE I. coL 3, this section f V Water Tower at 3005 Upper River Road during the Louisville Jazz Society's free jazz picnic. In a telephone interview last week, he said it was a pretty daunting experience when he first moved to New York City to pursue a career in jazz. "From Louisville, New York City looks like such a huge, vast place just to jump into. But once I was here it took on a different perspective. Now I have a lot of friends, and it's more like home," he said. Goldsby's introduction to music was not unlike that of a lot of other young Louisville-area musicians. "When I was going to Westport High School, I played electric bass in some rock bands," he said. "Later I began playing acoustic string bass with the Louisville Youth Orchestra. When I was 17, I began studying bass viol with Daniel Spurlock, who is the principal bassist with the Louisville Orchestra." By DANNY O'BRYAN Special t TIm Courier-Journal In 1980 Louisville-born jazz bassist John Goldsby, then 24, moved to New York City to join several other jazz musicians in a neighborhood In Brooklyn that was to become known as the Louisville Jazz Ghetto. Since then Goldsby, a 1976 graduate of Westport High School, has played and recorded with some of the Jazz world's greatest performers including tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton, pianist Roger Kellaway and singer Helen Merrill. He also was the bassist on saxophonist Bob Wilber's Grammy Award-winning sound track for Francis Ford Coppola's film "The Cotton Club." And he has appeared on "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" playing with pianist Claude Boiling and flutist Hubert Laws. Now Goldsby will be playing tomorrow with 14 of this country's finest jazz musicians on the lawn at the John Goldsby has played with some of jazz's great musicians.

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