The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah on April 26, 1971 · Page 25
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The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah · Page 25

Provo, Utah
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Monday, April 26, 1971
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Birth of a Navajo Rock Group LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY — A kid with a broken foot was Keeping the beat with his cane, Sliding into the seat next to him, a girl held up her spoils — a glossy-faced album titled "Silverbird." Together, they were among hundreds of students witnessing the birth of a Navajo rock group. Also on hand was an NET film crew, recording the concert for a Fanfare profile of "Silverbird" which will air May 2 at 10 p.m. on Channel's "Fanfare." It was the music that had lured the student into (he auditorium on this mild March day. Today's music: gritty, soulful, urgent. But another story was being enacted on stage. For the performers blend two cultures and two ages. They comprise a family of seven — three adults, four teenagers from Dumont, N.Y. their roots, however, are in the Southwest. Six of them combine Navajo and Spanish Blood, and the seventh had a Cherokee forbear. Musically, they represent a similar arrialgam. Ruben Ortiz, his wife Ginger, and his brother Steven have been singing together — first as the Ortiz Trio, then as the Coronados—since the 1950s. "In the early days on television in Albuquerque, we sang Ranchero FROM POP TO ROCK is the course followed by Ginger Ortiz, a member of the "Coronados," whose Navajo family has now formed a rock group titled "The Silverbird." Channel 7 documents the birth of the group Sunday at 10 p.m. BRICKEY^ELECTRONICS 274 North 100 West — Provo "Sears is across from us u \\ We Service All Makes BLACK & WHITE ^ AND STEREO (Jkulhom«dS«rvil«) 373-9873 •SERVICE THE DAY YOU CALL • HOUSE CALLS 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. • 75% of All SETS REPAIRED IN THE HOME 90-DAY PARTS GUARANTEE F IRST IN ELECTRONIC SERVICING ——••^••"•••••^•i^^ style, we sang Bolero style," Ruben recalls. "Then we formed the Coronados and came East." The mode became eclectic — show tunes, popular numbers — with a professional gloss appropriate to the Borscht Belt and other resort circuits. Meanwhile, the Ortiz children were developing their "ear" — and their voices. They even appeared on stage sporadically with their parents. (Ginger and Ruben have three sons, Gilbert, Perry and Mark; Steven's son, who completes the group, is named Joerey). Then, as they became teenagers, the four boys turned to the modern idiom — rock. Under the name of "The Real Americans," they began writing their own music, which Ruben agreed to record. "They had a sound — they really had a sound," Ruben says emphatically. Ginger further bridged the generation gap by singing with the boys. "I had the high voice which Perry was losing as he matured," she notes. The next step was initiated by Ruben as a musical experiment. "I said to Steven, 'let's put the Coronados together with the Real Americans and see how it'd sound.' We wanted to strike their roots* not impose our way on them." Says Ginger: "There was a kind of realism to this music. It was a nice contrast to what we're always supplying as the Coronados: those dreams that our audiences want." The 5,400 windows at United Nations headquarters require six to eight full-time window- washers. Stagecoach Will Be Sunday Film "Stagecoach," classic western film aaout 10 travelers on a 2,000-mile stagecoach journey, will be presented in color on "The Sunday Night Movie" May 2 at 7 p.m. on Channel 4. Ann-Margret, Red Buttons, Michael Connors, Alex Cord, Bing Crosby, Bob Cummings, Van Heflin, Slim Pickens, Stefanie Powers and Keenan Wynn, star in the!966 movie. As a stagecoach bound for Cheyenne is about to leave Dryfork, a cavalry officer tells the driver (Slim Pickens) his troop will guard against Indians part of the way. The marshal of Dryfork, Curley (Van Heflin), is riding as a guard on the stagecoach because he is hunting the Ringo Kid (Alex Cord). The coach passengers include two undersirables being evicted from Dryfork: Doc Boone (Bing Crosby), an alcoholic, and Dallas (Ann-Margret), a dance-hall girl. Also in the coach are Peacock (Red Buttons) a liquor salesman) Gatewood (Bob Cummings), a bank clerk absconding with funds from his father-in-law's bank; Mrs. Mallory (Stefanie Powers), who is about to give birth, and Hatfield (Michael Connors), a professional gambler. The stagecoach is stopped by the Ringo Kid. Curley captures Ringo, and makes him join the passengers. When the cavalry troop can no longer ride escort, the passengers face hostile Indians across^2,000 miles of turbulent frontier. Monday, April 26,1971 THE HERALD, Provo, Utah-TV 11 Juvenile Justice To Be Probed in Sunday Show GemletS ... a true white onyx, mined and processed in the desert of Utah, have unlimited landscaping, decorative and surface uses. This is the highest quality stone of this type that nature has produced. GemletS ... are superior in beauty, durability and heat reflection, yet moderate in cost. SEE YOUR IOCAI "GEMIETS" DEAIER • Standard Builders • Rohbock's Floral 9 Knudsen's Floral • Provo Floral Carpenter Seed • Provo Landscape • Albertson's • Mitchell Landscape • Aspen landscape 9 Am. Fork > Nurseries Hailstone* Pet mid Plants An unprecedented examination on television of juvenile justice and children's rights in America is undertaken in a one-hour Channel 2 color special, "This Child Is Rated X: White Paper on JuvrHle Justice." The program will be presented on Sunday, May 2 at 10:30 p.m. Correspondent Edwin Newman will be the narrator. Martin Carr is producer, director and writer of the program. Mr. Carr, winner of many awards for his TV documentaries, produced the highly-acclaimed "Migrant — An NBC News White Paper," broadcast on the NBC-TV Network last July. "Every year almost a million children are.fed into the court system, the detention facilities and the training schools," Mr. Carr said. "Many emerge as hardened criminals. This program will document that failure. "The system does not dispense equal justice to black and white. The system does not dispense equal justice to rich and poor. The system does not distinguish between the neglected child and the delinquent child. The system has not seen fit to give its children the same legal protections it has given its adults." The focus will be on two kinds of children: the innocent child who has done something that is a crime only because he is a child (truancy, running away from brutal parents) and the guilty child who has committed a very serious crime. These two kinds of children often end up sharing the same facilities. Filming was done at many locations throughout the country. In some of the places there are severely crowded training schools where corporal punishment is relief upon and cell-like rooms exist for those considered dangerous. Special-Value HAHN-ECLIPSE $OO95 19" rotary. . .just QJ Full Hahn-Eclipse quality, but without the appearance "frills." Exclusive » Pow-R-Vac® housing has trim- 4 mer notch. Automatic choke on B & S engine. MITCHELL (While supply lasts) (Also available—hand-propelled and self-propelled 21" Special-Value models, at correspondingly Ipw prices!) LANDSCAPE CO. 2oiN.2osow. 373-8251 Provo Sunday TV Log SUNDAY, MAY 1, 1971 7:00 5—Lamp Unto My Feet 7:30 4_Faith For Today 5—Look Up & Live 8:00 2—Science in Agriculture 4—Jonny Quest (C) 5—Rex Humbard Show 8:30 4—Cattanooga Cats (C) 9:00 2—Sacred Heart (C) 4—Bullwinkle (C) 5—Day of Discovery 9:15 2_From the Cathedral (C) 9:30 2—Herald of Truth 4—Discovery : 5—Tabernacle Choir 10:00 2—The Answer 4—Oral Roberts 5—Eleventh Hour . 10:30 2-ltaly 4—Camera 4 5—Face the Nation 11:00 2—Meet the Press 4—Directions 5—AAU Track and Field 11:30 2—Special Olympics 4—Issues and Answers 12:00 2—Sunday Matinee 4—NBA Basketball 5—Stanley Cup 2:00 2~More For Your Money 2:15 2—Sunday Matinee 2:30 4—TBA 5—Dallas Tennis Matches 3:00 4—Sunday Family Theatre 3:30 5—Animal World 4:00 2—Comment 5—News 4:30 2—NBC Nightly News 5—Talent Showcase 5:00 2—Across the Seven Seas 4—Maverick 5—Lassie 5:30 2_wonderful World of Disney 5—Hogan's Heroes 6:00 4—The FBI • 5__King Family Mother's Day 7—Creative Process 6:30 2—Bill Cosby Show 7—Insight 7:00 2—Bonanza 4—Sunday Night Movie 5—Glen Campbell 7—Firing Line 8:00 2—Sunday Theater 5—Mission: Impossible 7—Jean Shepherd's America 8:30 7_The World We Live In 9:00 4—Weekend Movie 5—Gunsmoke 7_The Possessed 10:00 2—The Scene Tonight 5—Channel 5 News 7—Fanfare 10:30 2 _This Child is Rated X 5—Eyewitness News 11:00 4—Weekend News 5—Congressional Report 5—Sunday Night Theatre 11:30 2—Sunday Night at the Movies 4—llth Hour Movie

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