The Daily Register from Red Bank, New Jersey on November 11, 1988 · 22
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Barbershop chorus says farewell to a musical era : Continued from Page 1C barbershop choruses, the more the better. Smaller groups have a difficult time attracting serious singers, and few voices produce a thinner sound. The more sound you generate the more talent you have and the more fun it is. says Paul Reussille, director of the Raritan chapter. The men offer several reasons for their difficulty in attracting new, and especially younger, voices. Young people dont have any place to hear and learn about barbershop music, says Celia, who heard his first quartet on the Ed Sullivan Show and who sang with his father. Some members blame themselves for their population problems. 'e dont shut other people out, but weve become so close-knit, we just dont meet other people to bring them in, says Jim Hawthorne, a Holmdel resident and a Raritan member for 10 years who adds that many of the men and their wives form their social lives around the chorus. Unfortunately, the men have not had much to celebrate recently. Several members have retired and moved away in the last few years, and a handful of members also have died. The members ages range from 29 to 75. Dwindling memberships are not unique to this area. Ray Heller, manager of communications for the national bar-bership singing society in Wisconsin, says about 37,000 men sing in quartets or choruses worldwide in 830 chapters. While more and more Europeans are joining barbershop singing groups, Americans are losing interest In its 50th anniversary year, the national society is studying why fewer people are interested in barbershop singing, Heller says. Rather than wait for the studys results, the two local chapters have decided to face the inevitable. At tomorrows con- cert, which starts at 8 p.m. with tickets costing $7, the groups will perform God Bless America together, while singing the rest of concert separately. Old habits die hard. Certainly theres a feeling we would like to stay as we are. Its going to hurt for a while, Celia says. . playwright Kennedys Children touches young actors lives Continued from Page 1C sassination Information Bureau, the lecture centered on the theory that Lee Harvey Oswald did not shoot Kennedy, or at least he did not fire alone. But the most important element of the presentation was the home movies Yazijian showed of Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. Many of the students had never seen Kennedys assassination before. In a certain part of my speech, I get teary-eyed, says Melissa Hunt, who plays Wanda, the Kennedy worshiper. I had been looking for a week and a half to find a traumatic experience. But when I saw that thing, I just felt so there, she says. A month ago, Wieske says she thought of the people from the 60s as "a bunch of wackos. Now the students say they wish they shared their characters committment. Wieske says that one day last week she tried frantically to call a television talk show to say something that would make an impact on those people. Hunt now calls the day Kennedy was shot the most important day of my life, even though she was bom five years after he died. Morrison and the actors expect some of their audience to be students who, like the cast, have no personal basis for understanding the play. That does not worry them, or the author, Robert Patrick, who will come to the college on opening night to host a question-and-answer period. Like any good play, its not really about the 60s or the 70s or the 1500s. Its about people in a particular place and at a particular time going through something that has affected them strongly. Not knowing about the 60s is not going to interfere with enjoy ing the play, Patrick said last week from his New York office. The actors agree; they are living proof. And they want their 1980s peers in the audience to experience the same angst and empathy that grew in them over the last few weeks of rehearsals. I want the young ones to say, God, this really happened, says Anthony Rapisarda of Monmouth Beach, who plays the homosexual playwright I want them to be more aware because there will never be a time like that Its a piece of history that will never be repeated. No one got away from the 60s. J County librarys 14th annual jazz week features pianist Tyner McCoy Tyner, called the most influential jazz pianist of the last 15 years by the New York Post, will perform with his Big Band at the final concert of the Monmouth County Librarys 14th annual Jazz Week, at 3 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Librarys Eastern Branch, Route 35, Shrewsbury. The library will host seven free concerts from Nov. 15 through 20 at three locations in the system; its Headquarters, 125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan, its Marlboro Branch, One Library Court, and its Shrewsbury branch. The appearance of Tyners 16-piece orchestra will conclude the week-long jazz series. The first of the weeks free events, a concert by Allan Namerys Jazz Focus, is scheduled for 8 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Marlboro Branch. Saxophonist Namery will play tunes from the bebop era to present-day fusion with vibist Dave Elson and bassist Chris Berg. The Lewis Porter Quintet will appear at 8 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Librarys Headquarters in Manalapan. Alto saxaphonist Porter, a professor of Music at Rutgers University, will perform with Marguerite Jeunemann, lead singer for the jazz vocal group Rare Silk. Steve Nelson, vibraphonist, will add his keyboard harmonies to the music of John Goldsby on bass and Keith Copeland on drums. Copeland has recorded with Stan Getz and the Billy Taylor Trio. At 8 p.m. Nov. 17, at the librarys head quarters in Manalapan, saxophonist and clarinetist Richard Reiter will perform in concert with Sue Williams on bass, Connie Atkinson on drums, and famed pianist Richard Schulman. Tricia Slafta, vocalist for the quintet, specializes in standards from the Swing Era. Ray Alexander, who has played drums with the Dorsey Brothers and accompanied Peggy Lee on the vibraharp, will perform with his quintet at 8 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Eastern Branch in Shrewsbury. The village Voice lauded the happy, mentholated feeling of Alexanders swing music. The concert will showcase the talents of -drummer Ray Mosca, who played with Benny Goodman; Marty Napoleon, piano virtuoso who was a member of the Louis Armstrong and Gene Krupa orchestras; and bassist Harvey Swartz, as well as tenor saxophonist Bob Kindred. The Widespread Jazz Orchestra, a 10-piece swing ensemble led by alto saxophonist Michael Hashim, will perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 19 at the library in Shrewsbury. High Fidelity calls the group a truly great combo of gifted players, blowing the lid off classical jazz. Solo numbers by Hashim and vocalist Julia Steele will be featured in this concert by the Orchestra, which has recorded six award-winning albuns and performed across the United States, Canada and Europe. Pastor John Gensel and pianist Eddie Bonnemere will perform at the library in Shrewsbury at 10:30 p.m. Nov. 19, following the Widespread Jazz Orchestras performance. This musical vesper, presented once a month at St Peters Lutheran Church in New York, has been part of the annual Jazz Week celebration at the library for a decade. The McCoy Tyner Big Bands performance at 3 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Eastern Branch concludes the week of jazz. Tyners band has appeared at many of the leading jazz clubs in the New York Area. Soloists Avery Sharpe on bass and Louise Hayes on drums will be spotlighted at the concert, along with Tyners own swirling, percussive piano style, which was recently praised by the Chicago Sun-Times. Great Adventure adds great scream machine JACKSON Ray Williams, President of Six Flags Great Adventure has announced the addition of the tallest and fastest looping seel roller coaster in the world - the Great American Scream Machine. When the Great American Scream Machine opens during the Parks 1989 season, it will be the worlds tallest and fastest looping - steel roller coaster. Costing $6.8 million, the ride is the most expensive single attraction in Six Flags Great Adventures history. In the course of the 2-12 min- of Clearfield, Utah, the ride features the most advanced safety systems available, including shoulder harnesses and dual redundant interactive computer control systems. When the Great American Scream Machine opens in 1989, it will be one of more than 100 rides, shows and attractions featured at the nations largest seasonal theme park. Six Flags Great Adventure is located in Jackson, N.J., Exit 7A on the N.J. Turnpike and Exit 98 from the Garden State Parkway. EARLY DEADLINES Advertisers and readers, Take note of the following dates due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Register WILL PUBLISH on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, and the editorial offices will be open. However, the sales offices will be closed. The following advertising deadline schedule is in effect. For ads running in The Register... PUBLICATION SUNDAY, NOV. 27 AND MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28 Proof Deadline: Tuesday, November 22, 12 noon No-Proof Deadline: Wednesday, November 23, 5 p.m. PUBLICATION TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29 Proof Deadline: Wednesday, November 23, 12 noon No-Proof Deadline: Friday, November 25, 5 p.m. Any questions, please call your sales representative, 542-4000. 70 Afa 1 SPONSORED DY cctpnis rr.Avit center 476 Brood & Shrewsbury H oljScandutetvta 1 ute ride on the Great American Scream Machine, guests will change elevation 16 times and turn completely upside down seven times while reaching speeds in excess of 68 miles per hour. Climbing to a height of 1 73 feet, riders will have a split-second opportunity to view what lies ahead before plunging 155 feet down a 55-degree banked drop. Immediately, the sleek train enters a 136-foot verical loop with two loops measuring 107 feet and 97 feet respectively to follow. 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