Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 17, 1975 · Page 93
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 93

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, August 17, 1975
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Morris Festival to explore Appalachian music By J.P. Rool Music is made to express all the things that people can feel. Music is made to share happiness, to share-- and perhaps alleviate--sadness, to convince others of the rightness of our thoughts..To thank God arid to berate Him. To say what we can't say any other way. Man has made music as long as he has talked. The Morris Family Old-Time Music Festival to be held at Pipes- tern Aug. 22, 23 and 24 will explore the types of music made in Appalachia. There will be ballads-- David Morris sings an a capella "Barbry Allen" that is unchanged in perhaps two centuries-- working songs, organizing songs and gospel songs. Both David and John Morris have been active in miner union activi- Freakshow ties. They campaigned for Joseph Yablonski before his murder, and they campaigned for current UMWA President Arnold Miller. Some of the best tunes they do are mining songs. The Morris Family festival is by now a tradition. The brothers and their family and friends join to celebrate the music they love and to share it with others. This year the festival is scheduled for Pipestem, instead of the family's Clay County farm where it originated. In addition to the music, there will be displays of Appalachian crafts. Many items will be for sale. Arnold Miller will speak at the festival, perhaps as a favor to the boys who have made their music in his behalf, but as much because the men and women he represents are the men and women who are Appalachia. Cost for camping at the 3-day event is $10. Three meals per day will be cooked--they cost extra--but campers may fix their own meals if they like. Craftspersons who wish to dis- play or demonstrate their wares pay only the regular admission price. There is no commission charged on sales. Anyone who wishes to show or sell crafts, however, is urged to contact one of the Morris brothers as soon as he or she enters the festival site. ONE OF THE uses of music is demonstrated by Lynyrd Skynyrd, the rock band that is scheduled £o appear in concert here Tuesday':' The band's latest single, "Saturday Night Special" from the Nu- thin' Fancy lp, is a gun-control song. if you listen to the lyrics, you'll find the song is urging that "Saturday night specials"--those cheap handguns--be outlawed. The group sings: "Handguns are made for killin' Ain't no good for nothin' else. { Please turn to page 17m Question Box kmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm^mmmmmmwwwmw GET ABIC DISCOUNT ON Carrier ® CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING AND HEATING IF YOU ACT NOW- Model 38SE illustrated Our wirk ucws mcke ui mtucy M · lul ichrivk. FH ytw hwne Mi w uhtdvle. We'l lit yMir h«me Ml* a Uw price. CHARLIE KERSHIN WANTS TO CLOSE ONLY i»icm 10 MOIECERTIU AlCOMTrMK MKATM . JMSDvRMGAUCUST SAVE.p..'200 I ROOM AIR CONDITIONER TRADE-INS ACCEPTED OHtr may include Carrier furnace, humidifier, tUctronk air cltontr (Air Pollution Rmtovor) and Room Air Conditioners. 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Apart from everything 4 else, the hour-long game show com- 4 mitted the unpardonable rule in en- 5 tertainment . . . it got boring long | before the end of the first show. | 9 Q. -- Whatever happened to plans 4 for a Joan Rivers show? I think 4 she's hilarious and I would like to 4 see her on her own show. -- Mrs. 4 J. C., Hartsdale, N.Y. 4 A -- Joan Rivers has no present 2 plans to star in her own TV series. She is a frequent guest on the talk shows -- Merv's, Johnny's and Mike's -- and she will probably make visits to some of the-variety shows next season. HIS and HER Gas Grills MtMCC-l-DMtks Use single unit for small groups, both units for larger I groups. And you can Bar-B- | Q in any kind of weather, because Charmglow | Bqrbeque Grills are made I from heavy-duty cast ' aluminum so they won t rust,! ever. Its perfect controlled heat givesyou year-round cooking pleasure! OP EM SATURDAY SALE ENDS Wei,Au0ist20thL Q. - In the movie, "The Fortune,"'with Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson, was Stockard Channing, the young actress who played with them, the girl who starred in the TV movie, "The Girl Most Likely To ..."? - M.K., Toledo, Ohio. A Stockard Channing played the leading role in the 1973 TV movie about a dumpy, homely college coed who is transformed into a sexy, foxy lady after an auto accident and plastic surgery. Incidentally, "The Girl Most Likely To ..." was based on a story by Joan Rivers. To The Charleston Sternwheel Regatta Aug. 23 -- Sept. 1 Sot. ANO. 231 M. Go-by's Trophy Parade (Downtown) Moil. AH|. 25 9 Mi. Kanawha Valley Bank River Memorabilia Display Unveiling. 10 1JR. Big Mac Tennis Match (Beside McDonalds). ipJL Baseball, Hot Dog, Apple Pie and Tag Galyean Night (Capitol St.). ^ Tots. Anf. 2t 10IJI. Guinness World Book of Records Contest (City Parking Building). 1-2 pJL Arrival of Gateway Clipper at the levee. Economy Marine and Skiff Exhibit all day. Wed. Aiq. 2710U5CO Train Rides downtown. 12 ROM Sternwheel Regatta Queen Contest coordinated by WCHS -- Radio at the Kanawha Co. Library. Tkws. AMO. 2810 to 5 CO Train Rides downtown. 12ROM Alum Creek Square Dancers at the Library 2p.m. Nicholas Co. Folk Dancers at the downtown triangle. hi Avg. 29 9to5 CO Train Rides downtown. 9to4 Rhodedendron Outdoor Arts and Crafts Show Sponsored by Empire Federal Savings and Loan (Capitol St. at theYMCA). . ^ 1 to 5 Track Clinic at the Civic Center Little Theater 7 pJL Firemans Parade downtown. 5 pJR. Meet the runners at the Library. 8:30 pJI. Dixieland Music at the Library. Sot. Auo. 30 9 to 4 Allied Artist Show on Capital St. 9 a JR. Charleston Distance Run. 9to 5 Charleston Jaycees Street Fair on Capitol St. 1 pJH. Innertube Race on the Kanawha. 3pJR.Skiff, Canoe, and Pedal Boat Races on the Kanawha 6 to 10 PJR. Rock Concert at the Levee. 9p.m. Sternwheel Regatta Ball at the Civic Center. Sunday Ao|. 311 PJR. Shoving Contest on the Kanawha. 2 pJR. Boat Parade on the Kanawha. 2:30 PJM. Skydivers... see them at the Kanawha. 3 PJH. Sternwheeler Race. ,t 4:30 p.m. Sternwheeler Race Awards. 1:30 pJR. Family Music Concert at the Levee. 9 PJI. Fireworks at the Levee. Monday Sept. 1, 9 to 4 Antique Auto Show at the Charleston Civic Center. Trid iANKAMEHIUftO Specialties «.Chtfle»t«i 25303-HHHK H Use Want Ads. Dial 348-4848 SHOWTIME, August 17,1975 CHARLESTON. W. VA. 13m

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