Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on November 21, 1966 · Page 9
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1966 THE REGISTER-NEWS -- MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS TV Review 'High Button Shoes, Opera Are TV Hits NEW YORK (AP)—The pace porked up Sunday night on two television tronts that needed a little speed-up. "The Garry Moore Show" on CBS, which hns been in ratings difficulties, tossed away its variety foi-mat for one night anyway and mounted a short version of a 19-year-old musical, "High Button Shoos."NBC's Telephone Hour, which has been trying to combine a bit of serious music with some documentary effects, finally found a subject that responded to that treatment. "High Button Shoes" on Broadway was blessed with a gay and witty score by Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn. When it was necessary to prune the show to fit one of television's 50- minute hours, the cuts came in the plot which left the best part —the music, songs and dancing —for the living room audience. For this special show, Maureen O'Hara was around to play mama and demonstrate a pretty, liglit voice. Carol Lawrence danced beautifully and sang, too, as Sister Fran. But the performer who ran away with the evening's honors was Jaclc Cassidy, playing a deliciously larcenous con man. The producer of "The New Met: Countdown to Curtain" apparently started covering opening preparations for the new opera house and the premiere of Samuel Barber's "Antony and Cleopatra" three weeks before the big event. He concenti-ated on gonend manager RudoJf Bing, director Franco Zeffirelll and prime donna Leontyne Price. But he could not have known he was going to be involved in such a cliffhanger. Could they fix the turntable on stage or would they have to restage the most dramatic scene? Would the giant pyramid dominating the stage get stuck again, trapping Miss Price in. side? Would the musicians strike In mid-performance? Would all the principals have nervous breakdowns? Cameras were all over the place. We saw overhead snatches of exasperated conversation from Bing. Zeffirelli and others, In gestiire and word, showed the terrible tension under which they worked. Tempers were short. Everyone was rushed. Miss Price, retreating exhausted from a difficult rehearsal, was overheard to say, "I'll never get out of here with my life. I know it." Eventually, somehow, the curtain was raised on the new golden Metropolitan Opera House and the new opera had its premiere, Miss Price remarked, "Wow, what a night!" And it made quite a television program, too, handsomely and intimately photographed and full of small moments more dramatic than anything that later appeared on the great stage. ABC seems to have come up with a sports equivalent of its "Bridge on the River Kwai" broadcast. It expanded Its station lineup for the Michigan State-Notre Dame game Saturday and reported that preliminary estimates by a rating service gave the football game an audience of about 33 million people—the record, ABC claims, for a "regular season" football game. Delivers this Toastmaster Broil^'Rotisserie IT'S SMOKELESS! Now you can enjoy the wonderful outdoor fun and flavor of summertime barbecues all year long! Use this electric Broiler-Rotisserie indoors or outdoors. You'll create delicious, eye-appealtngmeals with ease. No messy charcoal. And best of all, the Toastmaster Broiler-Rotisseria is smokeless and spatter-free. As a Rotisserie, it turns out roasts, ham or fowl with perfect flavor. Or use it as a broiler for mouth-watering steaks, chops or hamburgers. Clean up? Simple! The stainless steel drip tray and chrome-plated grill are designed for quick washing. Legs and heating element wipe clean with a damp cloth. S299S JUST'S"" DOWN IT'S OUR BUSINESS TO S£«Vt YOU BSHIH "l-,! auNois t0S I POWER ^COMPANY CREATIVE ART — This art program designed to stiinulate creative self-expression is being conducted by Mrs. Alma Biagi, standing at right, art instructor at Mt. Vernon high school and Mt. Vernon Community College, The innovative program, combining art and music, encourages students to "visualize" music, thereby pronnoting a deeper appreciation of music forms and developing fuller understanding of art as a medium of self-expression. time allowing the simultaneous Uplift. The couple have exper- use of a variety of music. Pro- imented widely with audio-visual Considering the current day emphasis on creativity and expressive art it is remarkable that Mrs. Biagi began her "listen- think-express" program over 20 years ago. Students are encouraged to listen to various types of music and wliile listening to psdnt or draw whatever comes to their minds. Considerable expansion of the educational art program has been taking place recently though the cooperative efforts of Project Uplift in supplying additional sound equipment, such as phonographs, listening sets, and earphones. The additional equipment permits more students to participate at a single sitting while at the same ject Uplift is a project funded under a grant from the U. S. Office of Education to promote innovative education in Jefferson county. Ogie EUis, Jefferson county superintendent of schools and recipient of the grant award, is also project director. Ellis standing at left, observes, with Mrs. Biagi and a student assistant, Claudette Cleveland of S.I.U., the students at work with the new equipment. Bringing innovative "living art" to the community has been a longtime project for Mrs. Biagi and her husband, Joseph Biagi, who is the film technician with Project art forms, including production of ISMM and 35MM films, and have presented numerous performances of puppet theatre, electronic music and other audio-visual productions, both in Jefferson county GETTING UP NIGHTS K?"" After 35, common Kidney or Bladder Irritations often occur and may make you tense and nervous from too frequent passages both day and night. Secondarily, you may lose sleep and suffer from Headaches, Backache and feel old. tired, depressed. In such Irritation, CYBTEX usually brings fast, relaxing comfort by curbing Irritating germs in strong, acid urine and by analgesic pain relief. Get CYSTEX at druggists. Feel better fast. and other counties Illinois. of southern KELL The Kell neighborhood was saddened by the death of a neighbor boy, Roy Gene Alvis, who was killed in Viet Nam, Saturday. His family has the sympathy of the community. His body will be returned to the states in a few days. Mr. and Mrs. Gary McDaniel and Mrs. Sandy Butcher and daughter, Joey of Centralia visited wih Mrs. Eloise McDaniel, Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Don McDaniel and Dianna visied Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Lisenby and Stevie. A large crowd attended the music party Saturday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Aud Lisenby. Mrs. Ona Fields received broken ribs in a car accident, near county line road, recently. Toby Hoskins of Beach Grove, Ind., spent the weekend with his father, Elmer Hoskins. A birthday dinner was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David Simmons Monday evening in honor of Mr. Simmon's sister. Miss Evelyn Simmons. Those attended were, Mr. and Mrs. Rob Simmons and Evelyn, Mr. and Mrs. Dal Ferngson, Mr. and Mrs. HerbeiT l «uty, Mr. and Mrs. Don McDjmiel ana Dianna, Ml-, and Mrs. Lawrence McDaniel, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mercer and Mr. and Mrs. Everett Tate. Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Hawkins visited this weekend with their daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Orlen Gartrell, in Indiana. Their granddaughter accompanied them home for a visit. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kell attended memorial services at Mt. emon, veterans Day. Mr. and Mrs. Gary McDaniel of Centralia and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Brumley of Mt Vernon were dinner guests Sunday even­ ing with Mr. and Mrs. LawrenM' McDaniel. Mr, and Mrs. Richard Mercer spent Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dal Ferguson. Mr. and Mrs. Lawence McDaniel visited Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Mc-^ Daniel. . . . Mrs. Lawrence McDaniel, Cor. LINKON'S ANY PART — ANY CAR Equipment, Parts, Glass Complete Machine Shop FOR YOU. . AND PARKING TOO... Jefferson Loan Co. 801 MAIN~242^300 /eT ^S FUNERAL SERVICE MT. VERNON.aU. /%(>/»• 0604 Dear Friends, Happy ThanksgivingI — Often repeated but not trite. Not, that is, ifl we by thought and act appreciate our many blessings. ' Let us, by act and prayer, show our sincere gratitude for all our '!avor%. Sincerely, GOVERNMENT INSPECTED 18 TO 20 LB. AVG. TOM SWIFT'S GOLD CREST BRAND SMALL HEN LB. Emge's Football Top Quality BAKING HENS — '39^ HAMS LIBBY'S —303 SIZE CANS Lb. Choice m OYSTERS Frozen Large 20-Oz. 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