The Press Democrat from Santa Rosa, California on January 20, 1984 · 51
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The Press Democrat from Santa Rosa, California · 51

Santa Rosa, California
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Friday, January 20, 1984
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Friday, January 20, 1984 PRESS 3D Ella Fitzgerald concert planned - V.. . yy . t ' fr y f Star dedicated foiDandridge HOLLYWOOD (AP) Dorothy Dandridge, one of the most prominent black .actresses in motion picture history, has been honored posthumously with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her star, the 1,774th to be dedicated, was placed between those previously dedicated to Harry Belafonte and Barton; MacLane. Mrs. Belafonte and Sidne Poitier accepted the award for Dandridge during ceremonies sponsored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Dandridge, who died In 1965, received an Academy Award nomination in 1954 for best actress in 'Carmen Jones." Her last major American tilm was "Porgy and Bess" in 1959. Her other film credits Included "Lady from Louisiana," "Bahama Passage," "Drums of the Congo," "Ebony Parade" and "The Hit Parade of 1943." SRJC concert set tonight Stravinsky, Beethoven, Bach and Ravel will be featured in tonight's fourth concert of the 1983-84 Chamber Series at Santa Rosa Junior College. The concert, sponsored by the college's Community Services program, begins at 8:15 p.m. in Newman Auditorium in Emeritus Hall. Musicians David Abel, violin, and Julie Steinberg, piano, will perform. ' General admission tickets are $5. Tickets to students and gold card holders are $4. JO: y . , ! Holly Near to perform Feb. 4 in YOUNTVILLE Singer-songwriter Holly Near, who has sold more than 250,000 albums since the early 1970s, will appear at the Veterans' Home Feb. 4. Near established her reputation in the 70s with original feminist and anti-war songs. Near's performance will be in the Veterans' Home Lincoln Theatre at 8 p.m. The performance is sponsored by the Women's Re-Entry Program at Napa Valley College in conjunction with the Friends of the Napa County Commission on the Status of Women, NapaCounty Nuclear Weapons Freeze November 17th Peace Coalition, Athena HouseCalifornia Human Development Corp., Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women, and YWCA of Sonoma County. Tickets are $8 and may be purchased; by calling the Napa Valley College Performing Arts Box Office, 707253-8353. Tickets are available In Sonoma County at Backdoor Records, 8055 Old Redwood Highway, Cotati, 795-9917,-and at My Daughter the Framer, 1617 Terrace Way, 542-3599. ' The' concert will be signed for the deaf. For more Information on the concert, "can Napa Valley College at 255-2100, extension 281. i r '?:" - 4., "L ""v Ella Fitzgerald will perform Jan. 28 In the Bay Lucia Scardlgno as Aida and Claude Heater as Amonasro will sing the famous father-daughter duet when Verdi's "Aida" is presented Sunday at the Fort Mason Center in a single performance in San Francisco. The performance will be in Room C-300. Tickets to seniors and students are $8 and general admission tickets are $10. Heater began his career as a baritone but switched to dramatic tenor. Scardigno has performed numerous soprano roles for bay area companies, the most recent being in Cavalleria Rusticana for El Camino Opera. Heater is a veteran of 825 performances in 45 roles on major American and European stages. Dominican Concert Wayne Peterson and George Roch-berg will perform in the 3 p.m. Sunday Dominican College Concert Series. Peterson will perform "An Interrupted Serenade" on flute, cello and harp and Rochberg will perform "Uki-yo-E II" on flute and harp. The sayings of Peter Bornemizsa will be performed by Georgy Kurtag during intermission. The program is presented by the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. Marin Quartet The Marin Arts Quartet, now In its 26th year, will present a 7:30 p.m. Sunday chamber music program in Choral Hall of the Fine Arts Building at College of Marin in Kentfield. - . . .f ... i Mil ' Holly Near established her reputation with feminist and ,j 3 t,. -.- i." ' ( X ' -; f ' X. S .4. jtt v '. ? y ? 1 1 If I.- r - .: .V'' ' at Marin Center in San Rafael. Area The group comprises Charles Mea-cham, Michael Gerling, violins; Ruth Sudmeier, viola; Jan Volkert, cello, and features guest pianist Posie Conk-lin. The program is part of the college's concert and lecture series. Tickets are $3 to students, $4 general admission. SF State Opera Opera great Jess Thomas will hold open auditions for his Spring Opera Showcase in the San Francisco State University's McKenna Theatre from 1 until 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. The Spring Opera Showcase will present "Dido and Aeneas" by Henry Purcell and selections from "Oberon" by Carl Maria Von Weber in McKenna Theatre April 6 and 8. For audition details and scheduling, contact the San Francisco State University Music Department at (415) 469-1431. Rare Collaboration In a rare collaboration, bay area cellist Bonnie Hampton will join the Juilliard String Quartet for a performance of Schubert's "Quintet in C Major, Opus 163, D. 956," at 8 p.m. Jan. 28 in the University of California Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall. The Juilliard will also perform Mendelssohn's "Variations and Scherzo for String Quartet, Opus 81," and Schoen-berg's "Quartet No. 3, Opus 30." The Juilliard Quartet has been the quartet-in-residence since 1962 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. ..V in . . - ' A . f "' ' , Joining the Juilliard in Berkeley will be the bay area's Bonnie Hampton, currently on the faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Student ticket prices range from $6 to $12, and general admission range from $9 to $15. For tickets, call (415) 642-9988. Fernando Laires Internationally-known pianist Fernando Laires will open the Spring Season at San Francisco State University's McKenna Theatre with an 8 p.m. Feb. 1 concert sponsored by the Park Foundation. Tickets are available through the University's Creative Arts box office by calling (415) 469-1442. Music Hall Maynard Ferguson's big band plays jazz and rock at 8 and 10:30 tonight at the American Music Hall, 859 O'Far-rell St., San Francisco. Tickets are $10. Character comediennes Jane Dor-nacker and Whoopi Goldberg will play the Music Hall at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $6. Harper's home visit LOS ANGELES (AP) Tess Harper, whose film career is starting to take off, says there's nothing like a visit home to separate reality from Hollywood fantasy. She spent the holidays with her parents In Mammoth Springs, Ark., where her father owns the. local hardware store. Her father was doing an inventory and she found herself helping out. Yountville anti-war songs Ella Fitzgerald, the first lady of jazz, will present a one-night performance Jan. 28 at the Marin Center. The concert is at 8 p.m., and reserved seats are $20. Tickets are available at the Marin Center, BASS outlets and the Marin College box office, (415) 485-9385. Fitzgerald will sing swing, pop, bossa nova, Broadway musicals and soul. Preparatory Orchestra The Sonoma County Preparatory Orchestra, directed by William R. Williams, will present its seventh annual winter concert at 3 p.m. Jan. 29 in the Santa Rosa High School Auditorium. The program will comprise works from Mozart, Dvorak and Tchaikovsky. A string quartet will perform "The Sound of Music" selections. Frank Dalichow and Laura Dahl, violin; Hasten Nystrom and Kara Nossardi, viola; and Catherine Eld-ridge, cello, make up the group. The orchestra is made up of students from the fourth grade through high school. 'Raisin in auditions Auditions for "A Raisin in the Sun" will be held Feb. 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. at Santa Rosa Junior College's Burbank Auditorium. The Santa Rosa J;.nior College Theatre Arts department will put the play on April 5-14. The Lorraine Hansberry drama opened on Broadway on March 11, 1959, with a cast that included Sidney Poitier as Walter, Ruby Dee as Ruth, Diana Sands as Beneatha, Claudia McNeil as Mama and Louis Gossett as George, one of Beneath's boyfriends. Roles are available for one white man, three black women, four black men, one young black boy about 10, and two men who can be any race. Persons who want to audition should come prepared with a memorized monologue or poem. Rehearsals begin Feb. 9. Hansberry's play centers around the Indian art work exhibit ! at SR Council Chambers Art of the Huichol Indians will be displayed starting today through March 1 in the Santa Rosa City Council Chambers, 100 Santa Rosa Ave. The art works are a collection of the unique form of vibrantly colored yarn paintings conveying the spiritual lives of the North Central Mexican Huichol Indians. Viewing hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Art Grants Guidelines and applications for grants to Artists-in-Residence and Cultural Acts organizations are available from the Cultural Arts Council of Sonoma County. Applications must be submitted by March 1 for artists-in-residence and April 1 for organizational grants. In addition, the Cultural Arts Council of Sonoma County is co-hosting a day of half-hour meetings between organizations intending to apply in the , organizational grants category and the California Arts Council staff Feb. 14 in San Rafael. There will be an resident-artists' Cary Grant films to be shown Two suspense films starring Cary Grant, "To Catch A Thief and "Charade," will be presented Jan. 27-29 by the Sonoma Film Institute at Sonoma State University. "To Catch A Thief will be shown at 7 p.m. and will be followed at 9 p.m. by "Charade." All shows are in Darwin Theater, Darwin Hall. Admission ranges from $1.50 to $3. Grant co-starred with Grace Kelly in "To Catch A Thief," made in 1955, and with Audrey Hepburn in "Charade," made in 1963. Kids' Matinee The Montessori Children's House of Petaluma will present two Saturday film matinees Jan. 28 and Feb. 4 at the Plaza Theater, 21 Petaluma Blvd. So., in downtown Petaluma. Music Notes Tickets are $4 a family, $2 to adults, and $1 to students. The preparatory orchestra also announced that auditions for prospective members are scheduled Feb. 11. The orchestra needs double bass and bassoon players, and audition appointments may be made by calling the manager at 545-5516. The Sonoma County Preparatory Orchestra is a training orchestra for the Junior Symphony. 5 Tomales Concert 7 Compositions by Beethoven and Khatchachurian will be performed in a 2 p.m. Feb. 5 concert at Byron Randall's Guest House and Art Gallery, 25 Valley St., Tomales. The performers will be Renie Wong, violin; David Barnett, clarinet; and Ava Saiter, piano.Admission is $3 and benefits the musicians. For information, telephone 878-9992. : the Sun' scheduled gejCues crisis and conflict that is precipitated when Mama receives a $10,000 life insurance check after her husband's death. Mama wants to use the money to improve her family's lives but Walter wants to buy a liquor store. Joan-lee LaSalle is the director. 'Streetcar' "A Streetcar Named Desire" opens tonight at the College of Marin in Kentfield at 8 p.m. at the Fine Arts Theatre. The Tennessee Williams drama will be performed tonight through Sunday; Jan. 25-29 and Feb. 1-4. ., ,; Sunday performances are at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 general admission and $5 to students and seniors. Arts Colla; workshop Jan. 30 in Lake County and Jan. 25 in San Mateo. For information about the Lake County workshop, call 263-6658. To schedule an organizational grant appointment or to request guidelines and an application, call Susan Richter atr 576-1394 or write to the Cultural Arts Council, PO Box 7400, Santa Rosa, CA, 95407. Indian Valley Art The Indian Valley College's Art Gallery first exhibition of the spring semester will feature the works of Ted Greer, an art faculty member since 1973. The exhibition opens with a 7 p.m. reception tonight and continues through Feb. 17. Hours are 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and evenings until 10 p.m. except Friday and weekends. The show includes acrylics, water-color and electronic media. Film shorts "The Secret Garden," the story of a lonely, willful little girl will be shown at II a.m. Jan. 28. It stars Margaret O'Brien, Dean Stockwell and Herbert Marshall and is rated G. Also rated G is "The Adventures of Robin Hood" scheduled at 1 1 a.m. Feb. A. Errol Flynn stars as the dauntless hero who vows to end the tyranny of the corrupt Prince John, played by Claude Rains, and his cohort, Sir Guy (Basil Rathbone). Walt Disney cartoons will be shown at both performances. Proceeds from the showings will, benefit the Montessory Children's House of Petaluma. Tickets will be $2 to children and $3 to adults.

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