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conducting Philadelphia Daily News Tuesday, Jan. 29, 1985 41 Guide 10 The Lively Arts THEATRE LIMITED ENGAGEMENT! TONIGHT AT 8 PM TOMORROW AT 2 8 PM WINNER 7 TONY AWARDS Including Best Musical 1983 WINNER OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD Best Musical 1983 CATS A Musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber Based on 'Old Possum's Book of Practical by T. S. Eliot Tickets at Box Office, Ticketron, and 24-hour Tele-charge (215) 238-9030 1-(800) 472-2272 FORREST THEATRE 1114 Walnut Street (215) 923-1515 THE PHILADELPHIA COMPANY The Hottest Off-Broadway Theater in Town! Tonight at 8 PM! The Show About Sex, Money, Power the Movies! GENIUSES BY JONATHAN REYNOLDS POST "Thoroughly FUNNY" -NEW YORK MAG. "Blisteringly -VARIETY Popular Prices Tues.

Perfs. Tkts. Avail. at The Bourse. Telecharge 592-8333 PLAYS PLAYERS THEATER 1714 Delancey St.

592-8333 Fri. 6 3 7 LET MY PEOPLE COME Earl Wilson Musical Comedy About Sex TELEPHONE CHARGES (VISA, MC) 923-5560 after noon GRENDEL'S LAIR THEATER 500 South St. (215) 923-5559 THRU SUNDAY ONLY! THE DRAMA GUILD Philadelphia's major professional theatre Enter the fantasy world of Lathan Kane! LOVE GIFTS Charles Traeger Tues, Fri. 8 1:30 8 PM Popular Prices! Group Discounts Call (215) 563-PLAY BOX OFFICE (215) 898-6791 ZELLERBACH THEATRE Annenberg Center 3680 Walnut Street 2 Performances! Feb. 10 at 3:00 8 PM All Star-Forum presents MARCEL MARCEAU World's Greatest Mime $19.50, $15.50, $12.50, Boxes: $21.50 Tickets at Box Office CHARGIT 665-8051 ACADEMY OF MUSIC Broad Locust Sta.

893-1930 Irreverent Comedy Hit! Feb. 2-17! Simon Gray's QUARTERMAINE'S TERMS bristling with wry, even uproarious comedy" N.Y. Times 8 PM; Feb. 6 17, 7 PM Sun. 2 PM: Feb.

7, 9, 14 at 2 PM Low- priced Tkts. Group Rates 574-3562, Ticketron WALNUT ST. THEATRE COMPANY 9th and Walnut Streets Telecharge 574-3586 COMPLETELY SOLD SAT. AT 9:30 COMPLETELY SOLD FEB. 7 COMPLETELY SOLD FEB.

14 "The Hottest Ticket in -PM Mag. SHEAR MADNESS BOX OFFICE 557-7606 All Major Credit Cards Accepted. Ticketron CURTAINS THEATRE 2031 Sansom St. Just off Rittenhouse Square February 13-17 Maxene Andrews (of the Andrews Sisters) in TAKING MY TURN Award-winning off-Broadway musical joyful and engaging' Daily Y. musical treat" -Rex Reed Tickets $20, $18, $16 Eves.) $17.

$15. $13 (all other perts.) Order by phone: 898-6791 ANNENBERG CENTER Univ. of Pa. 3680 Walnut St. funny and -New York Times THE SUICIDE A COMEDY BY NIKOLAI ERDMAN NOW THRU FEB.

24 Tues. -Sat. 8 PM: Sun. 2 PM $10. $12.

$14 $15 (disc. avail.) THE WILMA THEATER 2030 Sansom St. (215) 963-0345 LOCAL THEATRE "THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE AN INTERVIEW HOME- WITH JUDY Now-Feb. 10; Tues -Sat. 8 PM; Sun.

2 PM $8 $6 Group Rates 574-3562 Telecharge 574-3586 and at the door WALNUT STUDIO THEATRE 9th and Walnut 5th Fl. Telecharge 574-3586 8:30 8.30, 11 PM 7:30, 9:15, 11:30 ($8) GALA OPENING JAN. 30, 8 PM JIM SAMUELS MIKE DONOVAN RICH CEISLER Center City's New Comedy Cabaret Garage parking next door Credit Cards COMEDY CONNECTION 2031 Sansom St. (215) 557-9041 80 Staff Photography by G. Lole Grossmann Roberto Medina (top) and Carlos Rodriguez pause in front of a mural in the 2900 block of N.

5th St. Continued from Page 36 Fifth Rodriguez says he hopes that link would establish a community-commercial corridor where residents would have everything they need to sustain them. They could transact business, work, shop, eat and relax at places of entertainment. Industry would start moving back into the area. In short, an area that was at one time not viable begin to thrive.

Rodriguez sees the physical realization as possible by 1990. But should none of the plans for revitalization come to fruition, both he and Medina picture a scenario equally devastating to commercial and community life. "It's going to be another neighborhood that's completely eroded," Medina says. "It probably won't even be a neighborhood anymore." "My prediction," Rodriguez says, "is that the commercial strip would die first. Then all industry would pull out, then the housing." Rodriguez pauses.

"My God, if it gets to that point, the course of corrective action would have to be complete urban renewal. It wouldn't be salvagable." The ugly scrawls of grafitti splaying across the walls, doors and windows of the Hersch Recreation Center, 5th and Allegheny, are respectors of neither age nor beauty. They traverse the building and continue marching across to the walls of a newer wing on the left. Sprawling loops play tricks on the eye, making it difficult to discern if the newer building was ever open for business at all. Skipping up the inclined walkway, the tangled, spider-web patterns end their splotchy embellishment at the door.

On the other side of this urban camouflage, the Mann Older Adult Center is an audio-visual assault that impacts all at once. A corridor of bright orange walls grabs your attention immediately. Years of activities and events flash frozen through MUSIC FIRST APPEARANCE IN PHILADELPHIA ONE NIGHT ONLY Saturday, Feb. 2 at 8 PM, $9.00 A MUSICAL EVENING WITH JOSH LOGAN FRIENDS WAYNE CONCERT SERIES 651 North Wayne Wayne 667-8809 TONIGHT AT 8:00 THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA RICCARDO MUTI Eugene Fodor, violin Stefania Toczyska, mezzo-soprano Wieslaw Ochman, tenor Westminster Choir Joseph Flummertelt, Director Program: works by Handel, Paganini, Scriabin THE ACADEMY OF MUSIC Broad Locust Sta. Tkts.

avail. today (215) 893-1930 Tuesday, February 12 at 8 PM All Star-Forum presents ANDRE WATTS $19.50. $15.50, $9.00 at Box Office CHARGIT 665-8051 ACADEMY OF MUSIC Broad Locust Sta. 893-1930 the miracle of Kodak line the walls, adding their own splashes of color to a general gleam. At the end of the corridor a Puerto Rican woman wails a song in her native tongue, her words dancing in and out of the pauses between notes played by the flashing fingers of a male accompanist.

Welcome to Monday morning, and the Mann Center For Older Adults. "The center has been here 26 years, since November of 1958. I've been here since June 13, 1960. The goal then and now continues to be to keeping people healthy, strong and independent. And to help them maintain the pride in themselves, their sense of self-worth and and their sense of ego." Directer Sam Scheiner, has closed the door of his small office, transforming it into a sanctuary.

The center is sponsored by the Public Health Department, receiving 75 to 80 percent of its funds from federal and state sources. These resources in turn are managed by the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, which has contracted with the Health Department to provide services. "The center was different then, in the sense that it was in the youth part of the building," said Scheiner, recounting the history of the 5th Street Center since his tenure. "We started off with the agreement between the Health Department and the Recreation Department, which agreed to permit the program to exist in the building with youth." "We could use any facility in the building as long as the youth were not using it. That worked out, because we were here during the daylight hours.

We also had an adult lounge which we used continuously, and a suite of offices." That arrangement, however, was not without problems. The center's membership were not permitted to put anything on the walls or leave equipment in any area, and members had to climb three flights of stairs for access to what was then used as a dining room, kitchen and auditorium. "In June of 1980," said Scheiner, "we lost space as you can see we have several activities existing in the same room or spilling out into the halls but we gained privacy, no stairs, and a new The population of the center has changed, too. "It was considered an 'anglo' center when it opened, but for 10 years we've been developing, and Hispanics have been coming in," Scheiner notes. "We've always had black members, a few self-selected individuals who came here.

We had an outreach worker who managed to bring in a large Hispanic population. Now, I'd say that 50 percent of our members are Hispanics." The center's enrollment has dropped to approximately 125 on a daily basis, falling during the last four to five years because of the "rapid deterioration of a neighborhood whose physical structure is breaking down." Membership is open to adults at least 60 years of age and those younger than 60 with spouses in that category who live within "reasonable limits" of an area bounded by Broad Street to Erie Avenue and Cumberland to Butler streets. The center's special services include limited inhome care for members who are ill, a van available for shopping or transportation to and from the center, and breakfast and lunch programs. In addition, members choose from a menu of activities that could cause exhaustion in a youngster. One of the Center's jewels is a member-initiated English class that meets in one section of the auditorium.

"It's a class for Hispanics who want to learn English and, I guess, it works the other way Scheiner says. Does such a class make him feel he's working in two separate centers? "Well, the only reason the center is not totally united is because of language. As long as you have that barrier, some element of the center will always be separate. But that's not a problem here," he points out, smiling. "An anglo man and a Hispanic woman met here and got married.

And neither one of them speaks the other's language." TOMORROW: Society Hill DANCE February 6, 7, 8, 9 Tharp's dancers remain, as ever, la creme de la Examiner TWYLA THARP DANCE Feb. 6, 7, 8 PM: Brahms' Paganini, The Fugue, Nine Sinatra Songs Feb. 9:2 PM: Sorrow Floats, Short Stories, Baker's Dozen. Dance Celebration Tickets: $20. $18 (eves $18, $16 (mat.) To order call 898-6791 ANNENBERG CENTER Univ.

of Pa. 3680 Walnut St. The Critics say: "These kids are "Steamy, sassy and WAVES A JAZZ DANCE CONCERT CHOREOGRAPHED BY SHIMON BRAUN Feb. 1, 2 and 3 Performance times: Sat. 8 PM Sun.

7 PM Tickets $18.50. $15.00, $12.00 Ticketron. Chargit-665-8051 SHUBERT THEATRE Broad Spruce Ticket Office 735-4768 A SMASHING HIT MUSICAL I DO! I DO! Evenings Wed. thru Sat. from $18.95 Matinees Wed.

Sun. $17.95 Tax and Gratuity Included Group Discounts Reservation-(215) PHILA. 922-7077 DE, MD, N.J.-(800) 523-7515 RAMADA DOWNINGTOWN INN RESORT THE FANTASTICKS Now through February 3rd 7 PM Fri. ($20.50) Sat. ($22.50) Sun.

3 PM ($20.50) Thurs. Matinee at Noon ($18.50) THE WARRINGTON DINNER THEATRE Routes 611 132, Warrington, PA (215) 343-5601 On Down The Road To" THE WIZ Limited Engagement Eves. from $18.95, Mats. from $16.95 Group Discounts Available Tickets Charge Information- -Call 925-7000 RIVERFRONT DINNER THEATRE Delaware Ave. at Poplar Phila.


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