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New York Opera Season In L.A. Dining & Entertainment The Music Center Opera Association. for the first time in seven years, will offer the 7th annual Los Angeles engagement of the New York City Opera in the Music Center’s Pavilion on a 5-series subscription basis, it was announced by John A. McCone, Chairman. Opening night, Wednesday, Nov. 14, will be a special benefit performance of NVCO’s Los Angeles premiere of Donizetti's "Anna Bolena” in Italian with Beverly Sills in the title role. This performance is not on the subscription series. Brochures are now being mailed from the Music Center for the season subscription series. Those ordering subscriptions will be given preferential seating, as well as the same seats for each performance in the series selected. Patrons should not use these brochures for either opening night, or for any single performance, since a second brochure will be published for ordering these tickets late in August after all season series tickets have been assigned Miss Sills will appear in each series General casting will not be announced until it is corrects determined. The most correct casting information should be available by mid-October, when a casting announcement shall be made; and MCOA will announce or confirm no other spot-casting at this time Series A, B and t tickets contain five operas each Series D and K contain four operas each The repertoire for Series A of four evenings and one Saturday matineee performance consists of "Ariadne auf Naxos" (R, Strauss) in German Thursday, Nov 15. at 8 p in ; "La Boheme” (Puccini) in Italian Saturday, Nov. 17. at 8 p in.; “Carmen” (Bizet) in French Saturday, Nov. 24. at 8 p in.: “I Puritani" (Bellini) in Italian Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m.; and, "II Barbiere di Siviglia" (Rossini) in Italian Saturday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. Series B contains five evening performances at 8 p.m. “Carmen” in French Friday, Nov. Iti; "Der Rosenkavalier" (K. Strauss) in German Monday, Nov. 19; "La Boheme" in Italian Sunday, Nov. 25; "I Puritani” in Italian Wednesday, Nov. 28; and, the double hill of “Cavalleria Rusticana” (Mascagni) and "I Pagliacci” (Leoncavallo) both in Italian Friday, Dec. 7. Series C will contain four evening and one Sunday matinee performance. "Madama Butterfly" (Puccini) in Italian Sunday, Nov, 18 at 8 p.m.; “Ariadne auf Naxos” in German Sunday, Nov. 25 at 2 p.m.; "Cavalleria Rusticana” and “I Pagliacci" in Italian Saturday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m.; "Manon" (Massenet) in French Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m.; and "I Puri- tani” in Italian Sunday. Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. Series I) contains two evening performances’, and one Saturday and one Sunday matinee: "Roberto Devereux” (Donizetti) m Italian Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.; in German Monday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m.; and, “Manon” in French Sunday. Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. Series K. Contains four eve- ning performances at 8 p.m.: “Carmen" in French Tuesday, Nov. 20; "Madama Butterfly" in Italian Friday, Nov. 23; “Tosca” in Italian Sunday, Dec. 2; and, "Maria Sluarda" (Donizetti) in Italian Wednesday, Dec 5. Bellini's "I Puritani" will mark the first Music Center Opera Association production. SIMON FARRELL AT TIGER: - Simon Farrell is the new face on the desert entertainment scene, and the Reno entertainer appears nightly at The Hungry Tiger in Cathedral City. Farrell plays the organ, piano, flute, saxophone, bass fiddle, guitar and harmonica. Recently he and lyricist Bob Simon cut an album which MGM studios is considering to buy. The Hungry Tiger features fresh lobsters and other seafood flown in from New England daily, in addition to the finest steaks. It is located at 70190 Highway 111, Cathedral City, and is open daily from 5 p m. Call for reservation SpiritOf 76Doesn’t Stir TheU.S. Bv TOM TIEDE WASHINGTON CROSSING, N.J. NEA) When the United States celebrated its 100 th birthday, in 1876, a Boston newspaperman wrote: “The Centennial closed in November, not too soon for the many who had found much of it so faddish and tiresome that the word Centennial was repulsive. How had it stared at us from every oyster cellar, tripe stall, coffee booth, grand hotel, haberdashery. candy shop and fish store . , .oh, give us a rest for a hundred years!” The people of Washington Crossing never read that comment. But they might have. Here it is, not 31 months before America is to commemorate its second hundred years, its Bicentennial and the citizens of this historic spot couldn't care less. For many it seems, the hundred years rest hasn’t been long enough. "Bicentennial?” says a man in the Tally Ho bar. hard by the Delaware River, “What’s that? Oh, yeah, I know. Baloney, that’s what it is, baloney. Naw, I don’t care anything about it. Gimme another beer, huh." The opinion, minus barley breath, is echoed throughout this tiny settlement. An official in the township (Hopewell) municipal building says he hasn’t “heard word one about 1976.” A man driving a road repair truck says he has "other things to worry about than that stuff." Several people queried, actually, respond that they do not even know what Bicentennial means. The apathy is both odd and at the same time understandable. Odd because of the knee- jerk interest in history here (this is where, on Christmas night, 1776. George Washington led his military across the Delaware to fight the critical Bat- tie of Trenton); understandable because to this date the long planned, long troubled, long ignored U.S. Bicentennial commemoration has not caught a twit of the public fancy. Public fancy? This Bicentennial in some quarters is a public joke. Some citizens grump that the celebration should be moved up a year or two, “before the Indians take the country back.” Others complain that all the money spent is in vain because "people won’t have enough gas to go to see it.” Still more wonder, morosely, what with Watergate and corruption, “if there’ll be a nation left by then to honor.” The cynicism should be expected. In the seven years since Congress first mandated the observation of the nation’s 200 th anniversary, not only has there been malfunctions in the nation but in the anniversary planning as well. Superpat riots first tried to capture planning power, then superpoliticians (intercepted secret messages suggest the Republican administration once saw 1976 as an opportunity to strengthen the party). A world's fair was planned, and rejected. Leaders of major participating cities argued ideas to death Even now, most stales have only rudimentary plans for the Bicentennial; Congress has rejected the top priority Bicen- tenmal proposal (national parks in all 50 states); and politicos are debating whether to change the 50-member federal planning board (The American Revolutional Bicentennial Commission) to one- man rule. Small wonder the average citizen is yawning. In New Jersey, as example, the state has not even named its commemoration commission. Anybody interested in 1970 cannot find a Bicentennial number in the phone book. One guy connected with the ho-hum task of organ- izing some action here says, “We think we’re going to build a Libery Park on the New Jersey side of the Statue of Liberty, but .. But, indeed. Time is running out. Says one state newsman: “What I’m going to do in 1976 is take my kids to Union City and let them smell what has happened in two centuries." To some extent, of course, the official confusion and public inertia is a natural byproduct of an activity so immense and, until recently, so far away. Says an AKBC official in Washington: “How can you gel 210 million people interested, much less in agreement, on something like this?” You can’t. Students, for example, according to Chip Burlei of the College Press Service, “think the whole thing is ludicrous.” Other segments of the society agree. Indians, because the land to be commemorated is land stolen from them; Blacks because at the time of the revolution many of their ancestors were slaves. Even entire states of people feel no overwhelming pride for the Bicentennial; Alaska, for example, was part of Russia in 1776. Yet beyond these examples of natural torpidity, there is also evidence that Bicentennial planners have not opened th doors to public interest. Except for some exceptional states (such as Massachusetts), people are disinterested merely because they’ve not been asked to be interested. Too often the designated planners have held their own meetings and formulated their own ideas. Here at Washington Crossing, the township has not even formed a citizens Bicentennial committee; all work to commemorate the anniversary is being handled by state parks personnel and historical interest groups. There are some who feel the absence of citizen participation in the anniversary planning is deliberate. The People’s Bicentennial Commission, a counterculture gremlin group in Washington, feels the 1976 commemoration has "been taken over by bureaucrats, American Legion soldiers and the Daughters of the American Revolution.” NOT REAL THING - The annual re-enactment at Washington Crossing, N J., of a local historical event is a reminder of the nation's heritage which Americans are ignoring. Stardust Camperland Ready LAS VEGAS A record influx of recreational vehicle travelers visiting this resort community will welcome the news that famed Stardust Camper- land will be ready with expanded facilities to take care of huge summer crowds. Located on the grounds of the Stardust Hotel, in the heart of the glittering Las Vegas Strip, Camperland is adding more than 250 spaces to its present capacity of 150 vehicles. Cited as the first park ever built in conjunction with a major resort hotel, Camper- land is totally integrated with the entire Stardust Hotel operation, giving recreational vehicle guests complete guest privileges. Camperland features complete utility hookups, a swimming pool, playground, recreation hall, laundry, showers and other facilities desired by the traveling public. As well, guests are Invited to make full use of the hotel’s other two swimming pools, tennis courts, restaurants, gaming casino, shopping mall, children's arcade and showrooms. Since first opening last October, Camperland has been acclaimed by the nation's recreational vehicle industry as a major breakthrough in vacation travel. The overnight park has also met with fantastic acceptance from travelers, who have kept it full every night of its existence. Allan D, Sachs, president of the Stardust Hotel, said Cam- perland’s policy of no reservations will be continued in the 400-space park. This is done to assure vacationers space once they arrive in Las Vegas. The flat fee of $4 per vehicle, per night will also be maintained. with no additional charges for utility hookups or extra members of the family. Camperland stays are limited to three nights, in order to give as many travelers as possible an opportunity to enjoy the unique park which also makes them a hotel guest, even though they bring along their own room. Guests from every stale, Canada and Mexico have already enjoyed Camperland, and manager Mickey Salerno savs there is a tremendous amount of repeat business in the park. The full-service park was originally conceived to provide proper facilities to the RV public. Until Camperland opened, RV owners were forced to park their vehicles in hotel parking lots or in the desert. Stardust management saw the tremendous number of vehicles parked in their own lot and noticed how inconvenient it actually was for the travelers, since they had no utility hookups or necessary facilities at hand. Surveys also showed that the majority of recreational vehicles coming to Las Vegas were going right on through the tow n because of inadequate facilities along the Strip Camperland has proven to be the answer to this great need. Guests have a clean, comfortable park with complete security. and they are within easy- walking distance of all the glamour that is Las Vegas ‘ Scarecrow ’ Wins Award At Cannes CANNES "Scarecrow.” Jerry Schatzberg’s film for Warner Bros., is the winner of the Golden Palm, the best-picture award, at the XXVI Cannes Film Festival, it was announced today. Starring Gene Hackman and Al Pacino as a pair of drifters seeking a way into American society, “Scarecrow” was directed by Schatzberg and produced by Robert M Sherman from a screenplay by Garry Michael White. The film, an official United States entry, was screened in competition at the Palais des Festivals. Also awarded a Golden Palm was “The Hireling," an Alan Bridges film. THE DESERT SUN Saturday. June 2.1973 A8 STEAK HOUSE! •COCKTAILS* r TOP SIRLOIN or BRAISED SHORT RIBS (CHOICE OF SOUP OR SALAD), POTATO, VEGETABLE, IND. LOAF OF BREAD, & BEVERAGE EARLY DINER'S SPECIAL SPECIAL SERVED DAILY 4 to 6 p.m. 3 25 Phone 325-2251 950 SO. PALM CANYON DR 1 900 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, Calif. Phone 327-1161 Presents PAT RIZZO (APPEARING: FRI. SAT. ) and Joe Masters & Trio r AT THE > PURPLE L I^OOM for your dancing pleasure ENTERTAINING NIGHTLY WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY FRIDAY - SATURDAY AT THE PURPLE ROOM h w \U=S*A BANDUCCI’S ■IT OF ITALY FINEST ITALIAN CUISINE Try A "kilo Bambino Kelly Am" Entertainment Nightly Cocktail Lounge 12*0 So. Palm Canyon Dr. Phone 325-2537 Rainbow Room CWWESE FOOD DINNERS-—FAMILY STYLE or A LA CARTE OPEN 4:30 P.M. to 1 2 MIDNIGHT Also Food To Go Cocktails Highway 1 11 Cathedral City Phone 338-3615 Free Parking in Boar Dining Room Cloied Tuesday ffi f If The Talk of the Town” fsM iTk -rxrr. -ft-Ax 7 m MARIOS Vf. y J, u - 217 NO. PALM CANYON DR., 325-9172 HYATT TROPICS STEAK HOUSE and i COCKTAIL LOUNGE Overlooking Our Pool & Terrace SELECT YOUR STEAK from “THE CART” 411 I. PALM CANTON DR. 327-1391 \mm* Tf- TOP QUALITY FOOD AT SENSIBLE PRICES ■Paul Di3mico’s * —; fiif IL,J EARLY DINER’S SPECIALTIES (7 DAYS A WEEK 5 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.) SPAGHETTI & MEAT SAUCE (Original Recipe) 2.50 LINGUINI WITH CLAM SAUCE (Cooked to order) 2.75 SUN-OF-A-GUN-STEW (Formerly so b stew) 2.75 LIVER STEAK VACQUERO (World famous) 2.95. TOP SIRLOIN STEAK (Eastern Corn Fed Beef) 3.25 GROUND SIRLOIN STEAK (mushrooms or onion rings) . . .2.95 (NON TENDERIZED MEATS) ABOVE ORDERS INCLUDE COMPLETE SALAD BAR-COTTAGE FRIES SAN FRANCISCO SOUR DOUGH BREAD-BEVERAGE AND A GLASS OF OUR SPECIAL WINE. LUNCHEON • ( €ccfi/ath • DINNER 1180 Sooth Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs Phone 325-9191 \\\\ ...by POPULAR DEMAND “UPSTAIRS” Will be OPEN thru JULY 4th WEEK-END the THE LJ BEST ENTERTAINMENT IN TOWN!! i For Music Lovers Only GEORGE ALLARDICE PHIL MOODY RANCH CLUB THE 1445 NO. SUNRISE 327-8552

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