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The Daily Capital News from Jefferson City, Missouri • Page 18

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Dancers gain wide fame MILLER BEER 8 PACK 7 OZ. BOTTLE fc Dancing Dance troop members Gayle Strong and Jimmy Routt perform "Penguin at the Big Apple" at Lincoln University's home game with Southeast Missouri State University on Jan. 29. Limber bodies moving to the contagious rhythm of rock have created a style that has overwhelmed Lincoln Univer- sity's majorettes and dance troupe with more requests for performances than they can fill. Their dance repertoire ranges from popular rock in- cluding the motion picture theme "Shaft" "Scorpio," "Penguin at the Big Apple," "Backstabber," "Out of Space," "Moneyrunner," and "Reverend Lee," to classics like' 'The Impossible Dances for the two groups are a by Raymond Parks who began the dance troupe of four girsl and two men on his own, and then was asked last year by the majorettes to help them develop some new routines.

The choreography combines modern dance steps with the original inter- pretations of the music's meaning. "Although most of the choreography I do, I en- courage the performers to give me their own ideas on how to interpret the music," Parks said. The dance team and majorettes began performing together at football and home basketball games last year, and went on a few recruiting trips for the University to area high schools. Since then invitations have come piling in from high schools in St. Louis and Kan- sas City for the majorettes and dance troupe to perform Lincoln University makes its recruiting trips there.

Halftime game programs have been extended to both home and away games in foot- ball and non-conference basketball games both home and on the road. "After the unfortunate Rolla basketball game incident which caused conflict between our two school, we were asked by the coaches to go with the team to the remaining con- ference games as Lincoln's ambassadors of good will," Parks said. Through the enthusiastic support of St. Louis alumni, the dance troups has been in demand at several St. Louis night clubs.

"We declined the invitations because the dance troupe was a school organization," Parks said. "Actually our greatest difficulty is trying to fulfill all the other requests. For lack of funds, the University is unable to finance trips to all the schools that invite us. This year we received invitations from University of Arkan- sas-Pine Bluff, Central State University-Wilberforce, Ohio and St. Louis University which we had to decline." After receiving high ac- claim for their performing new interpretations of "Penguin at the Big Apple," and "Money-runner" which brought the audience to its feet with cheers at Tennessee State University, the majoret- tes and dance troupe will per- form at the two remaining conference games Southeast Missouri State-Springfield and a Missouri State University-Warrensburg.

will a on recruiting trips to St. Louis, Kansas City and possibly to Memphis and Washington, D.C. A touring company which selects 1,000 student enter- tainers from the Midwest to perform both In the United States and Europe, has asked Lincoln University's dance troupe to audition. The troupe will try out this month at St. Louis University for the sum- mer trip.

Also this month, the troupe will audition to perform at Six Flags over Mid-America this summer after being invited to audition for all three Six Flags parks. Individual members of the dance troupe and majorettes have also been chosen for auditions. Gloria Brown, dan- ce troupe captain, a senior a i i i a education will audition for a graduate fellowship at the University of New York to its dance and drama institute. She will do a modern rock and a modern dance routine in competition with 300 girls of which 100 will be selected. Mitchell White, dance troupe co-captain, will accompany her.

Barbara Dotson, majorette co-captain and dance troupe alternate, was selected to audition at the University but declined because she plans to pursue another career. To attain the quality perfor- mance that has become so popular, majorettes practice twice a week at night perfec- ting their routines. Because of the more difficult dance techniques, the dance troupe practices three times a week and on the weekends. Parks personally does the ccreening for members of his own dance troupe who are selected on the basis of auditons. To establish con- tinuity, the dance troupe ac- cepts only freshmen which continue through out their University training.

Wehn a senior leaves the group, he or she is replaced with a fresh- man. The sixteen majorettes are chosen each year from about 100 applicants by the faculty and student elections. Parks screens the applications down to about 60 candidates before they are presented to the faculty and students. Members of the dance troupe are Mitchell White, Iris Anderson, Gloria Brown, Jim- my Routt, Gayle Strong, and Andrea Turner. Majorettes are Vallorie Parks, Barbara Dotson, Motile Murff, Denise Bland, Thel Rentie, Andrea Adams, Evelyn Cole, Shirley Robin- son, Santa Banks, Narah Dean, Toni Simmons, Beverly Wells, Beverly Cockrell, Paris Brown, and Avis Walton.

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Across from Words 635-0422 Drama of gods slated A drama about the misfor- tune of the Greek god of i "Prometheus Bound" will be presented by University's Reader's 'Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday and "'Saturday in Langston Hughes Theatre. story Prometheus, who helped Zeus seize control of the Universe as a result was granted the privilege of creating life on a After making man in the i a of -Prometheus offended Zeus by giving man fire, previously the exclusive possession of the gods. In revenge, Zeus nails him to the cliffs of Scythia in Greece. In the play, Prometheus '2.

nailed to the cliffs, tells onlookers who journey to see him, his misfortune and gives them insight to the future. Starring as Prometheus is Roy Page, a senior major from Kansas 'City. Other cast members are Carl Banks as Might, John as Hephaestus, Jay White as Violence, Joy Williamson and Phyllis Topp as a chorus of Ocean Nymphs, Stacia Bradley as leader of the chorus; Valorye Slaughter as ''Ocean, Sandra Carpenter as lo, and David Washington as Hermes. Directing the play is Harry 1 Trickey, speech and theatre instructor, with Billie White, student, assisting. Stage lighting will be directed by Craig Slaughter.

Focus on Lincoln U. i ii Black history week attractions varied Fingerprint workshop scheduled How to take fingerprints ac- curately and evaluate them be the subject of a sponsored by Lin- coin University's law enfor- cement department Friday, February 16. The workshop will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Missouri Highway Patrol Academy, 1510 East Elm.

Participating agencies will include the Missouri attorney general's staff, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Missouri state highway patrol. Fifteen openings still remain for persons interested in the workshop especially oriented for law enforcement personnel who need to take To enroll, call Ken West, head of Lincoln University's law enforcement program, 751-2325, extension 217. Razaf dies LOS ANGELES (AP) An- dy Razaf, 77, Mack composer awl lyricist who wrote the for such songs Hcmt," "Ain't, and "Stompin 1 ttM Savoy," died Saturday. wrote more than 1,000 A black theatre company a readings, a colloquium, and a choral performance will be part Lincoln University's annual celebration of National a i February 11-17. The week will open with Dr.

Lorenzo Johnston Greene Day Monday, proclaimed by Dr. William G. Brooks, University interim president, to honor i a emeritus of history and gover- nment at Lincoln University. a a professor of history at Howard University, and Dr. W.

A. Low, professor of history at i i Maryland-Baltimore County, will speak at a banquet at 5 p.m. Monday in the Student Center ballroom. A workshop on "Why We are Here" will be directed by Walter George Robinson, director of black American i a a i a professor of rehabilitation at Southern Illinois University, from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, in Langston Hughes Little Theatre.

Choral and instrumental pieces will be performed during the workshop by Lin- coln University's department of music. Hassan Sisay, Liberian graduate student working on his doctorate in history and political science at Southern Illinois University, will show slides of his country and its culture. Miss Priscilla Hancock, Lincoln University junior, will read black poetry selections. Stimulating awareness of the black experience and blacks' self realization that they are entitled to their share of the American Dream through drama, is one of a few college black theatre com- panies in the country, the Kutana Players, who will per- form at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Langston Hughes Theatre.

From Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, the Kutana Players are directed by John Davenport, a senior in theatre, and Ralph Greene, a graduated theatre student. Their performance at Lincoln will include a conglomeration of dance, song, music and drama reflecting black culture. "3,000 Years of Black Poetry," directed by Miss Helen White, a Lincoln University student, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Wed- nesday in Langston Hughes Theatre. Poetry from Hayti, Arabia, Russia, Egypt and the United States, tracing the plight of the black man over 3,000 years will be read by students Craig Slaughter, David Washington and James Blue.

Leroy Howard Jr. will narrate. i the poetry readings, dancers, musicians and guests from the Legion of Black Collegiates of the University of Missouri-Colum- bia will perform. Dr. Gossie Hudson will speak on "The Needed War Between the States: Black Historiography and the Civil War" at a colloquium at 8 p.m.

Thursday in Room 106, Martin Luther King Hall. Guest com- a A a a Strickland, professor of history at the University of Missouri-Columbia, will evaluate the paper. Dr. Strickland served as chairman of the committee that established and designed the black studies program and initiated four new courses in Afro-American history at the University of Missouri. Introducing the guest com- mentator will be Mrs.

Lucille Lang, Lincoln University history and government in- structor, and narrating the program will be Charles Mink, Lincoln University assistant professor in history and gover- nment. A poetry reading entitled "Not Without Laughter" will be given by Joanna Feather- stone, black poet, at 8 p.m. Friday in the University Cen- ter ballroom. 5C off on How sweet rt is. UbbyV Dudley Randall Publisher, poet set to speak A poet and founder of Broad- side Press, a company known for publishing the works of many contemporary black poets, Dudley Randall, will speak at 7 p.m., Friday in Room 200 Young Hall on the Lincoln University campus.

Early in his career, Randall served as librarian for Lincoln University. Winner of the Tompkins Award for poetry and fiction in 1962 and another for poetry in 1966, Randall's poems, short stories, articles and book reviews have appeared in "Midwest Journal," "Milestone," "Negro Digest" which has been renamed "Black World," "Free Lan- ce," "Umbra," "Journal of Black Poetry," and "Negro History Bulletin." A sweet 5t off Libbys Sauerkraut. i f. To Grocer: Libby, McNeill Libby will redeem this coupon for 5C plus 3C for handling, pro-' videb (1) it is received from a retail customer in part payment for product specified herein: (2) grocer mails it to Libby, McNeill Libby, P.O. Box 1620, Clinton, l9wa 52732 (redemption will not be made in any other way through outside agei cies, brokers, Customer must pay any sales tax.

Cash redemption value of 1 cent. This offer void Ubbyr wherever taxed or re- stricted. Good only in Continental U.S.A. Limit one to a household. FRAUD CLAUSE: Invoices proving purchase within the last 90 days of suffi- cient stock to cover coupons presented for redemption must be shown upon request.

Any other applica- tion of this coupon, other than under the terms stated herein, constitutes fraud and violators will be prosecuted. Offer expires December 31, 1973. STORE COUPON 3M You'll like LibbyV Minority jobs session on tap Thirty-four Missouri companies will participate in a workshop on minority employment Feb. 14 at the Marriott Motor Hotel, St. Louis.

Topics to be discussed were announced by Ben Young, coordinator for the workshop sponsored by Lincoln University's human relations center and Missouri department of community affairs. Among the companies attending the workshop are Rexall Drug Owen-Illinois, General Cable, Bemis Company Falstaff Brewing Corporation, ACF In- dustries, the Seven-Up Sigma Chemical Con- cordia Publishing House, Nooter Corporation, Univer- sity of Missouri-St. Louis and Columbia, Westinghouse, Sunnen Products Barnes Hospital, Nixdorff Chain Christian Hospital, Valspar Cor- poration, National Biscuit Gusdorf Sons Burkart Randall Crane Midwest Fittings, Pulit- zer Publishing Certain-Teed Products Cor- poration, Lutheran Medical Center, Sealtest Foods, Monsanto Chemical Bemadette Business Forms, Purex Corporation Ltd. and Kisco Company, Inc. NTC Jefferson City's First Discount Center Locally Owned 9 A.M.

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SUNDAYS EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 11, 1973.

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