Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on June 23, 1974 · Page 64
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Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida · Page 64

Panama City, Florida
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Sunday, June 23, 1974
Page 64
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The Arts Are Mil for The Privileged Ftew! "A majority of Americans do not boHove they on futflll thoir cultural modi at homo, daspHs TV and radio, rocordtortapoo." I spend every third or fourth week of my life in New York City. And since the theater, ballet and music are among my favorite recreational items, I always manage to spend an evening or two at Broadway shows or at Lincoln Center. Lincoln Center (for those who have. not seen it) is a complex of beautiful buildings interlaced by gardens, pools, fountains, walkways and outdoor table service—altogether incredibly lovely and practical for the performing arts. As I stroll about the Center before and after a performance-with the fountain playing, the lights on the pools, and t .4 .jib**-**?, Smoking a menthol but finding it dull? Get the taste of extra coolness. Come all the way uptoKGDL KGDL (QDL 1M Warning: Tbt Surgaon Gtntrtl Has Dttifmined That Ugaratta Smoking Is Osngsraus to Your Health. mmmmmmmmmssasasmmrnKx.^ - —.. n—i i raw -. jmammmmm^mmm^^^mm^mm MUt.13 mg."t8r,"0 -9 mg.nicotine: Kings. 17mg/WM .3 ing.nicotine; Longi.17 mg."ter."1.2 mg.nicotine, tv.percJgenme,FTC Report Mar,74 By Gerald A.Bartell Especially for FAMILY WEEKLY "It has been believed for too long that Americans are cultural eunuchs; that spectator sports are their only significant leisure- time indulgence." thousands of people walking, chatting, eating and dallying at the outdoor caf6 -I remember the dark, dismal, decaying semi-slum that was the Lincoln Center area some 15 years ago. Today, Lincoln Center is a world model for the performance and display of the arts. There, the power of the arts is expressed in architecture, in the creative design of building arrangements and landscaping, in interior decora of elegance and taste, in impressive examples of sculpture and painting, in imaginative theatrical productions of music and drama, in the assembled treasure of library and school. It is a never-ending exhibition of the power of the arts in ministering to the malaise of a city caught in computerism and facelessness. America has many civic arts centers, most not as elaborate as Lincoln Center, but existing in response to a need. More than 70 million adult Americans experience and enjoy the arts in one form or another. They go to arts and crafts shows, to galleries, historical museums and restorations. They go to the theater, movies, ballet, opera. They paint, sculpt, sketch, weave, carve. They attend performances of music, from opera to rock. A majority of Americans do not believe they can fulfill their cultural needs at home, despite TV and radio, records or tapes. They go out to where the arts are for their enjoyment and appreciation. These startling facts were revealed for the first time in a recent survey conducted by a special team assembled by Louis Harris and Associates. It has been believed for too long that_ S • FAMILY WEEKLY. Junt 23,1974

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