The Index-Journal from Greenwood, South Carolina on October 13, 1996 · Page 31
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Greenwood, South Carolina
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Sunday, October 13, 1996
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THE ILBEX-JOUXLAL ACCEVTEVG Accent 2C Entertainment ..3C Puzzles 4C Bride's Book 5C Engagements 6C SUNDAY ; October 13, 1996 Arts & Leisure COMMUNITY CALENDAR jj The Index-Journal's Community Calendar is a public reminder of lspecial events and meetings sponsored by civic clubs, community groups, and governing bodies for up to seven days of ' publication. Deadline for these -litems is five days prior. Special Church events will be published in ;, tach Friday's church page. ; Peadline for church news is noon ednesday. . ljiJMV.(, I naDiiai lor numaniiy new nouse ! Trail, Greenwood. 11th Step Group of A.A., 10 a.m., Brtce Street Building. Sisters for Sobriety, for women I Interested in recovery from alcohol addiction, 5 p.m., Brtce street Building. Night Group of A.A., 8 p.m., Brlce Street Building. the Pilot Club of Greenwood will be observing their 75th Anniversary with a Drop-In from 3 to 4:30 p.m. In the Fellowship Hall of First Presbyterian Church of Greenwood on East Cambridge Ave. The Cateechee Club will meet at 4 p.m. In the downstairs meeting room of the Greenwood County Library. Mrs. W.G. Bishop will have the program. Divorce Care, 6:30 p.m., at the Rock, Northside Baptist Church, free child care available. Call 229-6010 or 229-3800. Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), 6:15 p.m., Harris United Methodist Church. Call 229-1 140 or 223-7173. Emerald City Singles Club, 21 and up, 6:30 p.m., at The Ranch. Call 229-2656 or 227-8611. "Easy Does It" A.A. Group, 8 p.m., Parish Hall of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, North Main Street, Abbeville. Night Group of A.A., 8 p.m., Brlce Street Building. Al-Anon Family Group, 8 p.m., Brice Street Building. Weight Watchers, 6 p.m., Holiday Inn, Banquet Room. Palladian Study Club will meet at 10:15 a.m. at Lander University In Room 164 of the Jackson Building. Speaker: Gerald Brooks, "Law Enforcement Update." Hostesses: Becky McDanlel, Betty Strother and Jeanette Johnson. . -fi Atheneum Study Club will meet at the Greenwood Woman's Club. Hostesses will be Nan VanDerwerker and Maxine Huckabee. The program will be "Self Memorial Hospital at 45" by Dan Branyon, Self Memorial Hospital Director of Public Relations. The Phelea Study Club will meet at the Greenwood Woman's Club at 3 p.m. Program: Betty Rose McDonald. Hostesses: Carolyn Padgett and Lib Babb. Chrysanthemum Garden Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Greenwood Country Club. Program will be "Wildlife Shelters." Hostesses: Myrna Keith, Hilda Cox and Betty Craft. Callie Self Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, will meet at 6:30 p.m. for a covered dish followed by a regular meeting. Divorce Care, 10 a.m., at the Rock, Northside Baptist Church. Call 229-6010 or 227-1 480. Early Bird A.A. Group, 10 a.m., Brice Street Building. West Side A.A. Group, non-smoking, 5:30 p.m., St. Mark United Methodist Church. Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse, noon, 5th floor, Greir Building. Call 227-1623. Self s Neonatal I.C.U. Parent Support Group, Self Memorial Hospital, 7 to 9 p.m. Call 227-4949. New Life N.A., 8 p.m., Macedonia Baptist Church Community Center, 418 Marlon Ave. Newcomers A.A. Group, 8 p.m., Brtce Street Building. Cancer Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the First Floor Conference Room of the Social Services Department at Self Memorial Hospital. For further information call 227-4680. Positive Christian Parenting Class will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at New Life Baptist Church on Old Laurens Highway. Child care provided. Call Ruth Thomason at 374-3249. P Parent Support Group for children with special needs, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Northside Baptist Church. Call 223-8417, 223-8331 or 456-2421. An Introduction to Disaster Service Class will be offered by the American Red Cross from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Disaster training Is free. The member of the Robert A. Waller Chapter No. 687, United Daughters of the Confederacy will meet at the Fountain in Uptown Greenwood at 10:45 a.m. to go to Oakley Park In Edgefield for tour and luncheon. The Iris Garden Club will meet at 11 a.m. at Gatewood. Hostesses will be M.F. Llde and Gen Watklns. Program: "A Look at Emerald Center" by Felton Burton, Executive Director. Greenwood Association of Realtors wilt be at the Inn on the Square at 1 1 .45 a.m. for the Annual Business Meeting. The 1997 Slate Officers and budget will be presented. Al-Anon, 7 p.m., Faith Home. Families of alcoholics Invited. Night Group of AA, 8:30 p.m., Brice etreet Building. AA., 7 p.m., Faith Home. . Emerald City Rotary, 7:30 a.m., Inn on the Square. Imagiii TVs Dooley traces roots to Greenwood By JOSEPH SITARZ GraphicsFeatures editor GREENWOOD Dooley is a character that defies description. He could be a dragon, a frog or a toad, a turtle, a lizard, a dinosaur or a combination of all those. What the little green guy with big eyes, a tail and one tooth is, really doesn't matter. He can be whatever children and adults imagine him to be. According to Dooley's press release, " species unknown.. .he's just a friend, another kid, but not from this world.. .he was bom on a star." There' s one thing for sure, Dooley is one of television's newest celebrities, having debuted Saturday on SCETV in South Carolina. The first episode introduces Dooley and his friends to the viewers. Dooley sprang from the imagination of Greenwood native Mark Riddle and the artistic talents of Greenwood graphic designer Kevin Barry. Riddle started working on the idea of Dooley, then called Dinky, around 1988-89. The Lander graduate, who has owned several businesses in Greenwood, came up with the concept for a clothing line that featured Dinky. , As it would turn out, because of doesn't Beach just shaggin' By JOSEPH SITARZ GraphicsFeatures editor MYRTLE BEACH Myrtle Beach and Ocean Drive were once synonymous with beach music and shaggin'. While the shag lives on, there is a variety of musical styles one can dig up on the Grand Strand. Granted, most of the music scene these days centers around country music and the theaters several stars own there. But, there is much more. Country dominates with the Alabama Theatre at Barefoot Landing and the Gatlin Bros. Theatre and the Ronnie Milsap Theatre at Fantasy Harbour-Waccamaw. Then there's the venue that started the musical move to the beach in 1986 the Carolina Opry, which features a variety show that ranges from comedy to country and from bluegrass to rock and roll. Gilmore also owns the Dixie Jubilee in North Myrtle Beach. The theater showcases the same type of variety show that the Opry does. The Alabama Theatre has its Big Band The Tommy Dorsey Band with mir , - Am : " m iMn 1 rr i - - -- M mm ijkii The "Dooley" cast includes Maxx, third from left on front row, and her friends who share adventures with Dooley, third from left on back row, and his copyright laws, Dinky would have to be renamed. Dooley was the choice. "Dooley fits him better," Riddle said. . License companies liked the product and told Riddle to look into television. "They liked it," Riddle said. "They liked his look." music mean own in-house production, the American Pride Show. It lets listeners hear a variety of music, . from country to pop. The theater also hosts a celebrity concert series that draws some of the top names in country music. The theater's namesake, the supergroup Alabama, also makes regular appearances. Alabama was a Myrtle Beach favorite before hitting the big time. The Gatlins opened their theater in August 1994. Larry, Rudy and Steve perform more than 250 shows a year, with celebrity guests filling open dates.. The Gatlins' move to the beach is due largely to their love of golf. With more than 95 courses, Myrtle Please see BEACH, page 2C sound to get GLPA season off on Photo courtesy Lander University conductor Buddy Morrow. auon raie : if -fi' n 1 Riddle hired Barry to work for him. One of Barry's first projects was to finish a character Riddle was working on. "He did a great job," Riddle said. "Kevin created the look of the character. He's part of him. We worked on it and fine tuned it here and there." Riddle put together a book and 1 1 f? (if (I o Photo courtesy Alabama Theatre The Alabama Theatre at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach is the home of the American Pride Show as well as the host of the Country Comfort Tpur that brings top-name country singers to the beach. American Pride rings loud,clear By JOSEPH SITARZ GraphicsFeatures editor MYRTLEBEACH Sure-country group Alabama makes appearances at its namesake theater at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach. Several times a year the band returns to the beach to perform. But don't believe for a second that when Randy Owens and the boys from Fort Payne, Ala., aren't there, the theater is dark. The Alabama Theatre's in-house cast performs the American Pride Show six nights a week. The theater also books top- GREENWOOD Greenwood-Lander Performing Arts will open , its 1996-97 season Thursday with . an 8 p.m. performance by the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. This performance is the first offering in the 50th anniversary season, which was preceded by a gala benefit performance by Greenwood native Nat Chandler and friends Oct. 4. In Big Band history, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra is recognized as one of the greatest all-around dance bands. It could swing with the best of them, and no other band could come close to Tommy's when it came to playing ballads. Tommy Dorsey, "The tttvi Photo courtesy Scripps Howarde friends. Other notable cast members are Chatter the squirrel and Coach the barn owl, the magical mail carrier and Grandma. pitched the idea to several companies, including Hanna-Barbara. Everyone liked it, but some wanted all rights, and Riddle wasn't ready to give Dooley up. Riddle hooked up with Gary Zeidenstein, a friend in Cincinnati. They formed Mr. Z's Animation and Production Corp. Eventually, Riddle and name stars as part of the Country Comfort Celebrity, Concert Series. Alabama is scheduled for its final performance of the year at the theater Nov. 8-10. This year's celebrity concert series has featured Charley Pride, Patty Loveless, Tracy Byrd, the Glenn Miller Orchestra and Kathy Mattea. Still, the American Pride Show is one not to miss. It packs a lot of punch as it takes the audience on a journey through 50 years of American music. It includes everything from gospel to pop, not just country music. Please see PRIDE, page 2C Sentimental Gentleman of Swing," was a master at creating moods warm, sentimental and forever musical moods at superb dancing and A BUDDY MORROW listening tempos. And what's more, Tommy selected arrangers who could sustain these moods: Paul Weston, Axel Stordahl and Sy Oliver. He showcased singers who could Zeidenstein met with Scripps Howard Broadcasting and the Dooley show was born. ; Emmy-award winning producer Jim Friedman was brought on board and the show went into production at WCET, a PBS outlet in Cincinnati. "They took our creation and worked with it and it all blended ' well," Riddle said. "They made it all come together." Mr. Z's retained half ownership . of the show while Scripps Howard has the other half. Riddle said Mr. Z's is consulted on all aspects of the show. "We have approval on everything on the show," Riddle said. "We can take things out or add things if we wanted to." The show takes place in the attic of a house where Maxx, her parents and her grandmother live. Maxx's mother owns her own business and works a lot. Her father is a photographer who travels around the world. Maxx spends the day with her grandmother and is visited by many of her six friends, Dooley often brings his friends to the attic to play. Dooley's friends include Coach, 1 a barn owl; Chatter, a squirrel; Polly, an opossum; and Parker, a bird. Also in the cast is a magical mail carrier. Each show focuses on learning about life and teaching moral values through games and songs. "Dooley can affect kids in a good way," Riddle said. "We went with our own concept and our own Please see DOOLEY, page 2C TIFFANY CALLAHAM high note project those moods wonderfully: Jack Leonard, Jo Stafford, the Pied Pipers, Frank Sinatra and others. By late 1946, it was becoming ,1 apparent that the band business was getting worse and worse. In the -single month of December 1946, v-eight top bandleaders, including ' Tommy Dorsey, announced they . were calling it quits. For all intenti . and purposes, this was the official ; ., end of the Big Band Era. Tommy Dorsey, however, continued to ; ; fight the cause of the Big Bands ' with words and actions, and less J than two years later, he was j fronting a formidable new group. 1 Please see GLPA, page 2C i t

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