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"t"7 WHAT TO DO Hard Work Talent Take Frontier Band To Brink Of Success By DOUG MACLEAN Special To The Observer After years of playing for country music lovers all over the United States and receiving rave reviews it looks like Harold Hill and the Frontier Band will soon climb another few rungs on the long ladder of success This Charlotte-based group will be featured at the Staler Brothers' well-known July 4th Happy Birthday USA celebration In the Statlers' hometown of Staunton Va A week later the band will return to the Arthur Smith Studios in Charlotte to polish up its first album And by July 14 the band will have opened for Sylvia at the Peach Festival In Gaffney SC on the 13th as well as taped a television appearance for cable's Nashville Network "We've been expecting success for a long time —anybody that works as hard as we do ought to make it" says Hill 29 t''k s But it isn't just hard work The x- t Frontier Band also is packed with tal- 4 4 ent From Hill's powerful and expres -s i'-4I sive baritone (edged with a legitimate '''" r" small-town Southern accent) to pia- x -itoos nist Debbie Sedgeley's accurate keytboard phrasings and vocal harmonies 1 it is as capable and exciting a country 'frir band as you'll hear 4 it Hill also is a capable songwriter Country Music Hall of Fame member Hill Bill Anderson has recorded one of Hill's original songs and he spoke highly of Hill's song-writing and performing in a recent interview on WSOCFM Members took time out from a recent performance to discuss their music and where they hope to take it Bassist Denny Beam 33 said "We've got our sights set high for the long term but I can hardly wait for July 4th Imagine being the act performing just prior to the Statler Brothers in front of 20 or 30 thousand people!" "I only hope its half as good as our expectations" added 33-year-old drummer Charlie Roarick Hill has been performing and dreaming for nine years in anticipation of times like this month The group performs about every five weeks at the Palomino Club (9607 Albemarle Rd) and other bookings have taken them as far as New York Wyoming and Louisiana A native of Big Stone Gap Va Hill attended Western Carolina University on a music scholarship After a few years of specialization on trumpet Hill returned to his home area to work at a country radio station in Pulaski Va But a love of performing and a flair for singing led him to switch to guitar and a career as a solo act began Debbie Hudson Sedgeley worked for the same radio station and her 4' 't gospel-influenced voice was soon – It- blending with Hill's on small club i ' '"'S dates After eight years of collabo -7 ration Sedgeley 28 has a smooth 1 professional style in her work with '14 Hill She also contributes solid work Allitç on piano flute and saxophone le Bassist Beam a six-year veteran of the Frontier Band notes "This group SedgeleY has a loyalty to each other and a mutual belief that we'll really make it big" A Cherryville resident Beam has another incentive to work hard "As a new father I find that I have a new outlook on my See HAROLD Page 7D PEANUTS HAHA HA NIGHTLIFE WHERE TO GO n HOW TO DO IT LI WH WE CAME ALL THE WAY TO 'POINT LOBOS a PROTO6RAPH ThE TREE5 ME ROCKS THE OCEAN ' limmodloti Ant& - 2- 1111 11111: Bumper sticker on a small foreign car laboring its way up Pike's Peak: — Jamie Berhtel Shelby Heard s shod Many Mee head good bumper 'ticker Sand a le ErriA Joie The Cheetah' Observer Sac 3211111 Charlotte MC 20231 Wel pay he tat each item published " By JOANN RIIETTS Observer MovieTheater Writer Loni Anderson looks the way most baby boom girl babies were first programmed in the '50s — by parents and playmates movies and magazines — to want to look In an Ovens Auditorium dressing room waiting for the recent "Stroker Ace" world premiere she's an extravagant carefully tanned vision of softness and light: Blonderthan-blonde hair delicate diamond earrings pendant and bracelet silver sandals and a whiter-than-white organza dress with a bosom-hugging eyelet bodice and a skirt drifting in silken petals about her knees Like Dolly Parton another talented woman who's built a show-business career on sexuality caricatured to cartoon proportions Anderson is so genuinely pretty you long to hose her down to see what she would look like without the exaggerated makeup and poufed hair Teeth mouth and dimpled smile are cover-girl perfect ditto the round amber eyes and tip-tilted nose She however dislikes the nose "My whole life I wanted to change my nose" she says in the almost stagily articulated voice television viewers would recognize as that of Jennifer Marlowe sagacious curvaceous receptionist on "WKRP in Cincinnati" (on WBTV Channel 3 11:30 pm weeknights) Photo From Universal Pictures Prim Part: Loni Anderson plays Pembrook Feeney a 36-year-old virgin in "Stroker Ace" adersort "I wanted a serious nose" Not enough however to fool with nature's nose Her two major frankly admitted (well-publicized even) adjustments have been a surgical breast reduction about 10 years ago and the lightening of her "almost-black" hair Although this interview has been granted only on the condition that there be no discussion of Burt Reynolds her "Stroker Ace" co-star as well as offscreen companion she brings him up casually when talking about life as a brunette Reynolds and Anderson recently watched a television special featuring today's stars in yesterday's commercials His reaction to her waist-length dark hair in a long-ago ad she says with a laugh was "Hello I am Tawndelayo" She doesn't look like a tawny jungle princess though in a dark-haired picture snapped when she was runner-up to Miss Minnesota In 1963 The square Swedish jaw apple-dumpling cheeks and generous spacing between the eyes suggest Jacqueline Kennedy more than Dorothy Lamour "I was never thought of as adorable when I had my black hair" she says "1 can see with my blonde hair I look kitteny" Tapping her nose with a fingernail painted the pale pink of cotton candy she says "My Persian cats have these pushed-in faces" The Dumb Blonde Image Is just That — An hnage BEST BETS OCruising At The Mall If you dare to believe hop into your star cruiser and travel to a distant galaxy The Jedl Adventure Center is a showcase dreams are made of Eastridge Mall in Gastonia is the selected Earth base for the traveling showcase of "Star Wars" memorabilia which opens today and will be on display from 10 am to 9:30 pm Monday through Saturday and 1 to 6 pm Sunday through July 17 Included in the exhibit is the Jedi Hall of Fame with original artwork photographs concepts and documents surrounding the saga of the courageous Jedi Knights Special communicators will allow visitors to talk to Star Wars characters laSpartanburg's Own Spartanburg's own Marshall Tucker Band is performing at the Carowinds Paladium at 8 pm Saturday The country-style rock band that drifted in with the wave of Southern groups in the 1970s was formed by childhood friends Toy Caldwell Doug Gray and Jerry Eubanks and billed as The Toy Factory in 1970 They evolved into the Marshall Tucker Band by 1972 with Caldwell as principal songwriter his brother Tommy Caldwell on bass and vocals Gray on lead vocals Eubanks on saxophone flute and vocals George McCorkle on rhythm guitar and Paul Riddle on drums Tommy Caldwell who was killed in an auto accident in 1980 was replaced by Franklin Wilkie Ronnie Godfrey latest addition to the group is featured on piano and vocals Tickets are $1495 and that Includes admission to the park Photo From 20th Century-Fox Special communicators will allow visitors to talk to "Star Wars" characters like (from left) Han Solo Luke Skywalker and Chewbacca at Eastridge Mall in Gastonia Details: 588-2600 10 am to 10 pm Saturday Cin The Spotlight Another of the Playwrights' Forum staged readings will be presented at the Mint Museum Golden Circle Theatre at 2 pm Saturday The featured play Bright Moments and Turning Points was written by Harvey Jeffries professor at Lander College in Greenwood SC The presentations are staged after one rehearsal and lines are read rather than memorized Following the reading the audience can become involved by critiquing the play In the writer's presence The presentation Is free The Mint is at 501 Hempstead Place Details: 334-9725 8 am to 5 pm weekdays Dust Off Your Ears Okay dust off your mouse ears and get ready for some healthy entertainment Shape Up With Mickey (and other Disney characters) when they do "mousercize" aerobics to Disney music today through next weekend at Outlet Square East Independence Boulevard and Kings Drive Shows are at I I am 2 4 and 7:30 pm today through Saturday and Tuesday through July 9 I 3 and 5 pm Sunday Monday and July 10 There's also a Disney story-time from 10 to 11 am and 6:30 to 7:30 pm Monday through July 9 also at Outlet Square Details: 377-3467 9 am to 5 pm weekdays — Penny Broff man Details on weekend events and entertainment are in the EXTRA Calendar Page 100 An 18-year-old single mother who put herself through college might better be described as a tiger than a kitten however After a disastrous three-month marriage to Miss Minnesota's brother she went home to Roseville (a suburb of Minneapolis-St Paul) where parents Maxine and Klaydon Anderson took care of her but insisted Loni pay her way through the University of Minnesota after her daughter Deidra was born She majored in art education and taught briefly after graduation until landing the role of bubble-brained Billie Dawn in a local production of "Born Yesterday" She wanted to be a Disney animator because she loved Snow White and drawing but realizes now she wasn't "good enough to do more than backgrounds" The Snow White fantasy was the inspiration of her father a pharmaceuticals executive she describes as "strong masculine rugged" As a child she was crushed by the discovery that "all the princesses in the fairy tales were fair We found Snow White and my dad said 'This Is you'" One can't easily imagine Snow White describing herself as Anderson did in a recent Ladies Home Journal profile as "controlled driven and Insecure Nor did Snow White with no career ambi See ANDERSON's Page 8D 1 itAWaMOWS4061'SoWl 1 RdIppliftiogot4lvsiagleoqMww! - - af''44"aiVvt'qiueowaNatigir-v4 THE ClIARLOTTE OBSERVER Friday July 1 1983 Poi) Goes The Fourth It's going to be a noisy dazzling Fourth of July around the Carolinas For a NN listing of Independence Day NN events including pyrotechnic displays (that's just a fancy way of saying fireworks) see Page 8D t M - - ' - ' - - - - -11440tit414V000AWIRAWOMKWlittnw ttttetitttrot 4adtturttor ' - ' t ttt -- -' - - tot -tvt t-t 40--eWtm itAleVitAtittwttAttitemett414INA044Wttkttottlet”410 ''11414110WONI400"4r"444001Ittt Otititsittitttplittthwtmtt e t TI1E CI IARLOTTE OBSERVER Friday July 1 1983 ! Poi) Goes The Fourth - I It's going to be a noisy dazzling Fourth of July around the Carolinas For a 'RP r - ----------1 listini of Independence Day I ' ' ' -I --' be I a fancy I: ' ' ' ' ' 7-74 - ' " -4- t -- it i events including pyrotech- L- - ) : 1 D i nic displays (that's ' I -- 1 j ust --- - ' I Way of say- 1 1 in fireworks ) i- 'k 1 t - - k 1 I see Page - : 732 r ' t404 1 ' 8D Pr witturrizr 4 WHAT TO Do 0 WHERE To Go n HOW To Do IT 0 wti L 1 1 - c :: -- NIGHTLIFE -" ' ' -- ' ' ' - 14 I : Hard or - Talent --rlree-r- - -' :: - - ::-:::-:--- H t ‘ Take Frontier Band I:- - - - --4 y4- ' ' L' -t - ii - t- :4 crk '1' - -2' -- ' ' 60 ' teT 0 t :k 'i 4t 54' 1 ' ? '''' ' -p' 4s 1 Brink 01 Success ra1: °''A' - Ot t 7 0 :- °f ' ! - '' 1 4' '4 i - -::” --e --- A 1 - x)AA'' --t IA'' ' 1 0' ir '1 - 1' ''' 0 1 1 By DOUG MACLEAN 1 ot i ' :: ' t '' ' Special To The Observer ' i4t1 - - - After years of playing for country music lovers all 7 r I -- ' - - IN I'(' j over the United States and receiving rave reviews it 2-' - 4t:!1 '' A- ' !' ''' s '' ' - ' - - - '' 4 ''''t::- looks like Harold Hill and the Frontier Band will soon 1 ' ' climb another few rungs on the long ladder of success ' ' v ' 1 & I ' - - This Charlotte based group will be featured at the - if - Statler Brothers well-known July 4th Happy Birthday ' ' ' 1 ' -'4: A USA celebration in the Statlers' hometown of Staunton ''' r at: Va T tili ti— A week later the band will return to the Arthur - ' N) - ' 4 "?: - - - Smith Studios in Charlotte to polish up its first album ' t i'l SS ' "lVrl''''-”' ! st 4 ' A I- ----1 And by July 14 the band will have opened for Sylvia at ' ' the Peach Festival in Gaffney SC on the 13th as well 104 l ' 1 'st 1 l' Network 0 1 I I as taped a television appearance for cable's Nashville "V - ' :- i'1 " : 1‘ - 011111111! 4 ' 9 We ve been expecting success for a long time —any - : ' "i i- - body that works as hard as we do -' S:f ' ii -L -k':'' - - -- ought to make it" says Hill 29 - - ) 25' '-' : 0 i'k t y '‘ But it isn't just hard work The 'yt : ' ' s ' $1 ti i i Frontier Band also is packed with tal !44 - Z ' 4 i 1'-A -11 4 1 t ent I ' - 4 r- k - From Hill's powerful and expres- '' ''-'::'10: --1-mt sive baritone (edged with a legitimate '''21- 'v' 4 - v-'" ik I - - oef0 JC small-town Southern accent) to pia V't'' t -1— - i 01' C '' ' ' 'A ''' ' ' F - ''''''t4-'a-Aba-m """ '' '''' ' ' w - ' - hear ox 10 lust Debbie Sedgeley's accurate key- Photo From Universal Pictures k ' 'Ir'"wlii -''' board phrasings and vocal harmonies ' Tb :iiir - I t is as band as you capable and exciting a country - -1-1 14 'll oft rrilli Part: Loni Anderson plays Pembrook Fee- ney a 36-year-old virgin in "Stroker Ace" : Hill also is a capable songwriter : Country Music Hall of Fame member ' 4 Hill Bill Anderson has recorded one of 11 - Hill's original songs and he spoke highly of Hill's song- 0 1 4 n d ers on writing and performing in a recent interview on WSOC- ' ' FM Members took time out from a recent performance to il discuss their music and where they hope to take it Bassist Denny Beam 33 said "We've got our sights The Dumb Blonde Image Is lust That — An htitt(re 4 set high for the long term but I can hardly wait for July t) t Li 4th Imagine being the act performing just prior to the Statler Brothers in front of 20 or 30 thousand people!" By JOANN RHETTS "I wanted a serious nose" An 18-year-old single mother who put her- i "I only hope its half as good as our expectations" '' Observer MovieTheater Writer Not enough however to fool with na- self through college might better be de' added 33-year-old drummer Charlie Roarick Loni Anderson looks the way most baby- ture's nose Her two major frankly admitted scribed as a tiger than a kitten however : Hill has been performing and dreaming for nine years boom girl babies were first programmed in (well-publicized even) adjustments have been After a disastrous three-month marriage to '' in anticipation of times like this month The group per- the '50s — by parents and playmates movies a surgical breast reduction about 10 years Miss Minnesota's brother she went home to forms about every five weeks at the Palomino Club and magazines — to want to look ago and the lightening of her "almost-black" Roseville (a suburb of Minneapolis-St Paul) (9607 Albemarle Rd) and other bookings have taken In an Ovens Auditorium dressing room hair Although this interview has been where parents Maxine and Klaydon Anderthem as far as New York Wyoming and Louisiana waiting for the recent "Stroker Ace" world granted only on the condition that there be son took care of her but insisted Loni pay ' A native of Big Stone Gap Va Hill attended Western premiere she's an extravagant carefully no discussion of Burt Reynolds her "Stroker her way through the University of Minnesota Carolina University on a music scholarship After a few I tanned vision of softness and light: Blonder- Ace" co-star as well as offscreen companion after her daughter Deidra was born She ma years of specialization on trumpet Hill returned to his than-blonde hair delicate diamond earrings she brings him up casually when talking jored in art education and taught briefly after 1 home area to work at a country radio station in Pulaski : pendant and bracelet silver sandals and a about life as a brunette graduation until landing the role of bubble' Va But a love of performing and a flair for singing led whiter-than-white organza dress with a bo- Reynolds and Anderson recently watched brained Billie Dawn in a local production of him to switch to guitar and a career som-hugging eyelet bodice and a skirt drift- a television special featuring today's stars in "Born Yesterday" - as a solo act began ing in silken petals about her knees yesterday's commercials His reaction to her She wanted to be a Disney animator be y ' Debbie Hudson Sedgeley worked Like Dolly Parton another talented waist-length dark hair in a long-ago ad she cause she loved Snow White and drawing for the same radio station and her ' woman who's built a show-business career says with a laugh was "Hello I am Tawn- but realizes now she wasn't "good enough to Ars$ gospel-influenced voice was soon on sexuality caricatured to cartoon propor- delayo" do more than backgrounds" The Snow - pl blending with Hill's on small club tions Anderson is so genuinely pretty you She doesn't look like a tawny jungle prin- White fantasy was the inspiration of her fa i dates After eight years of collabo- long to hose her down to see what she would cess though in a dark-haired picture ther a pharmaceuticals executive she de- ''"''''g :7 ration Sedgeley 28 has a smooth look like without the exaggerated makeup snapped when she was runner-up to Miss scribes as "strong masculine rugged" professional style in her work with and poufed hair Teeth mouth and dimpled Minnesota in 1963 The square Swedish jaw As a child she was crushed by the discov: '1- Hill She also contributes solid work smile are cover-girl perfect ditto the round apple-dumpling cheeks and generous spacing ery that "all the princesses in the fairy tales - Aix - on piano flute and saxophone amber eyes and tip-tilted nose between the eyes suggest Jacqueline Ken- were fair We found Snow White and my 5 r14' dad said 'This is you'" Bassist Beam a six-year veteran of : She however dislikes the nose "My nedy more than Dorothy Lamour 4 the Frontier Band notes "This group whole life I wanted to change my nose" she "I was never thought of as adorable when One can't easily imagine Snow White deSedgeleY has a loyalty to each other and a mu- ' says in the almost stagily articulated voice I had my black hair" she says "I can see scribing herself as Anderson did in a recent ' tual belief that we'll really make it big" A Cherryville : television viewers would recognize as that of with my blonde hair I look kitteny" Tap- Ladies Home Journal profile as "controlled resident Beam has another incentive to work hard "As : Jennifer Marlowe sagacious curvaceous re- ping her nose with a fingernail painted the driven and insecure a new father I find that 1 have a new outlook on my ceptionist on "WKRP in Cincinnati" (on pale pink of cotton candy she says "My Nor did Snow White with no career ambi : See HAROLD Page 7D WBTV Channel 3 11:30 pm weeknights) Persian cats have these pushed-in faces" See ANDERSON's Page 8D ' PEANUTS BEST BETS 1 ' IA I" 40"-- - C4 1 -1----- ' - SILL AND HARRIET ' WE CAME ALL THE GOT MARRIEPAi WAY TO "POINT LOBOS!' °Cruising At The Mall fi ir t I N 1 I 10 NOTOGRAPH THE TREE5 - - N " rt- - THE ROCKS THE OCEAN If you dare to believe hop into your star i- a 4 s I 0 4 4I - 9 10 cruiser and travel to a distant galaxy The t i - - s --" on ‘si ) i- - y ' 41 '77-13""""r Jedi Adventure Center is a showcase dreams t ‘ I 4 i i Le li' ( ' ''''''kt '''' -- ' 4 )46 ' 4-'' t ti t---"11) ' : are made of Eastridge Mall in Gastonia is the ---------- kt -- selected Earth base for the traveling show- 0 sr- 1 uf - tik ow 2 o 7-I 1p t 40 i4 ji I vilf -A-11'11 case of "Star Wars" memorabilia which - r:00 610 -1 VI' bt - e ' ------- - --P-- opens today and will be on display from 10 X v - L 6 e4 ' am to 9:30 pm Monday through Saturday t ' C IOW UMW Feature S sic Int 4- 14kt ti ' - and 1 to 6 pm Sunday through July 17 N-I 44 -- "14 " 17 -'- 14 (ti - Included in the exhibit is the Jedi Hall of 041r I - AN WHAT DO WE GET I WEDDING PICTURES! 4 Fame with original artwork photographs 4 1 1 concepts and documents surrounding the saga of the courageous Jed! Knights Special 5wAf aliP -----5 Photo From ?Cah Century-Fox dooS cooc c ilk i Star Wars characters ic communicators will allow visitors to talk to Special communicators w ow v ors Wars” characters i Sial till allow to talk to "Star W" cht like (from d 0A iTc:i left) Han Solo Luke Skywalker and Chewbacca at Eastridge Mall in Gastonia t lit i r c ' tat : is 1 ' : 1 ' Itei se uSpartanburg's Own ur Deai: - — I : I Dust Off Your Ears dayt ls 588-2600 10 am to 10 pm Set- iel 4°' AWf634 171: 47'lle - - - Spartanburg's own Marshall Tucker Band Okay dust off your mouse ears and get 1ie 5—-04:-r— is performing at the Carowinds Paladium at 8 pm Saturday The country-style rock band C In The Spotholit e ready for some healthy entertainment W Shape Up With Mickey (and other Disney - that drifted in with the wave of Southern Another of the Playwrights' Forum staged characters) when they do "mousercize" aer- : groups in the 1970s was formed by childhood readings will be presented at the Mint Mu- obics to Disney music today through next HA HA HA 3 ' '''' friends Toy Caldwell Doug Gray and Jerry seum Golden Circle Theatre at 2 pm Satur- weekend at Outlet Square East Indepen- ' Eubanks and billed as The Toy Factory in day The featured play Bright Moments and - dence Boulevard and Kings Drive 1970 They evolved into the Marshall Tucker Turning Points was written by Harvey Jet- Shows are at 11 am 2 4 and 7:30 pm Band by 1972 with Caldwell as principal fries professor at Lander College in Green- today through Saturday and Tuesday Bumper sticker on a small foreign car laboring its ' songwriter his brother Tommy Caldwell on wood SC through July 9 1 3 and 5 pm Sunday Mon way up Pike's Peak: ' bass and vocals Gray on lead vocals Eu-The resentations re sta ged after day and July 10 There's also a Disney story- p a one re- time f 10 to m i banks on saxophone flute and vocals "I could've had a V-8" - George McCorkle on rhythm guitar and Paul hearsal and lines are read rather than memo- Mondrom ay throug11 arn h July and 6:30 to 7:30 p 9 also at Outlet i rized Following the reading the audience :- Riddle on drums Tommy Caldwell who was Square Details: 377-3467 9 am to 5 pm — Jamie Bechtel Shelby killed in an auto accident in 1980 was re- can become involved by critiquing the play weekdays A is it i Wilkie Ronnie n Godfrey in the writer's presence The presentation Is " shed Oil mood to good bumper thaw" send it se arm jokes ' placed by 1-- ran lin vv e Mis Thai Chertatte Observer Sal 32101 Charlotte NC am 2:12 Wel pay IN tar each 1 latest addition to the group is featured on free Th nt i at 501 Hempstead Place — Penny Broffman itOm publightd piano and vocals Tickets are $1495 and Details: 334-9725 8 am to 5 pm week- Details on weekend events and entertainment are in the that Includes admission to the park days EXTRA Calendar Page 100 I ' 1 j i I : 5 t PORNO

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