Yìluòic £r 2 ) LIST EVENTS rama in date BOOK Marin Barber shopper s Top Harmony Bill At Napa Fair A festival of Harmony will be the highlight of opening day at the Napa District Fair Aug. 8 which runs through Aug. 9, 10 and 11. Sponsored by the Marin Chapter of the Barbershoppers, whose president is Ivor Davies of San Rafael, it will start off with a mixed chorus singing typical songs by the Marin “Salt- aires.” The Marin Quartet of Sweet Adelines (women who do barbershop tunes) is made up of Lex Ketron, Kathy Ingram, Ruth Ingram and Betty Adams. They are billed as a “Touch of Flora Dora.” The quartet Roostairs composed of Wes Hill and Lowell Kuehn from Petaluma, Bud Spaulding from Santa Rosa and Ed McKinney from San Rafael will sing, as will the Bayaires composed of Ken Moran of Corte Madera, Hal Johnson and Leo Miller of San Anselmo and Elmer Augustine of San Rafael. Peninsula, San Jose, Santa Rosa, Berkeley and San Francisco chapters will also take part. A traditional finale will be given by the barbershop chorus of 50. The fair is open from 10 to 10 daily during the four day event. Children are admitted free. The Marin group of Bar bershoppers is flattered at holding the top entertainment spot this year, following such stars of other years as Hilo Hattie, the Mills brothers, and the Ink Spots. Events of hobby, cultural and educational nature which are open to the public are printed in the Marin Datebook. Notices of such events must be received IN WRITING by noon of the Tuesday preceding the Saturday of publication. Send to: Marin Magazine, c/o Independent - Journal, P. O. Box 330, San Rafael. Include such details as time, place and admission charge (if any). Please give name and address of ticket chairman or box office where tickets may be purchased. Of Roaring Mice “Take Me To Your President,” by Leonard Wibberley (Putnam) is the sort of spoof- with-a-moral that readers have learned to except from Wibberley, the Englishman- turned-Californian who wrote “The Mouse that Roared.” JtifaiiruftrntJournal, SMurday, Aug. 3, 1957 Mil CURTAIN CALL By Martha Bruckner, Ph.D. Merola Fund Trains 15 Youthful Singers In Operatic Techniques San Francisco’s Merola Memorial Fund, in cooperation with the San Francisco Opera Company, announced a few days ago the institution of the Merola Memorial Fund training program for contestants of the San Francisco Opera Debut Auditions and other young professional singers. Purpose of the program is to give qualified young singers of professional calibre musical and dramatic training in all phases of operatic performance. They will be prepared in principal roles and may be asked to “stand in.” THIS SEASON’S GROUP is limited to 15 members. The Merola Memorial Fund was established in honor of the late Gaetano Merola, longtime director of the San Fran- Mount Tamal puis Cemetery INVITES YOU TO VISIT Angeles (farden Outdoor Mausoleum for inexpensive above ground entombment ALSO Chapel Of Light Memory Chapel NEW MODERN COLUMBARIUM Mausoleum for those preferring indoor entombment NOW IN OPERATION, MARIN COUNTY'S FIRST CREMATORY The cemetery office will be open every day, including Saturday and Sunday from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. AN INVESTMENT IN PEACE OF MIND Mail this Coupon today MOUNT TAMALPAIS CEMETERY 2500 WEST FIFTH AVE., SAN RAFAEL, CALIF. GLenwood 4-3166 Please furnish me, without obligation, information on your new Mausoleum and Columbarium and tell me how I can purchase before need crypts or niches in the same on the easy payment plan, without interest or carrying charges NAME ADDRESS CITY ................................................................................................. ! TELEPHONE ..................................... STATE cisco Opera Company. The two 1957 Opera Debut Auditions winners, soprano Marie Gibson of Los Angeles and tenor Jess Thomas of San Francisco, will be Stern Grove soloists at 2 p.m. tomorrow. They were picked from more than 200 entrants from San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver and Salt Lake City. MISS GIBSON will sing the “Voice of the Forest Bird” from Wagner; Thomas, the “Prize Song” from “Die Mei- stersinger” and others. General director Kurt Herbert Adler will direct members of the San Francisco Symphony. Both young singers will also have roles in the forthcoming San Francisco Opera season. The San Francisco Opera Company, ever in search for exciting new voices, has assembled this season a list of internationally celebrated singers. They are headed by sopranos Maria Callas and Antoinetta Stella, mezzo-soprano Nan Marriman and baritone Robert Merrill. All are from the United States with the exception of Italian- born Stelle. HAVING THEIR operatic debuts in this country will be the famous Viennese coloratura, Rita Streich. and three top-ranking Italians, tenor Gianni Raimondi and baritones Umberto Borghi and Guiseppe Taddei. Other American newcomers are Leontyne Price, Sylvia Stahlman, Helen George, Jon Crain, Eugene Tobin, Howard Fried and Harvey Presnell. Here's A Cue On Show 'Biz' “If I were trying to break into show busineiss today, as a comic, I would do my utmost to get on a TV show such as Arthur Godfrey’s ‘Talent Scouts,’ Then I would send notes, or telegrams to agents and producers, telling them to catch my act. Whether I won a prize or not, I'd cheek back with the people I contacted. Chances are, if you’ve got any talent at all, somebody will be interested,” says comedian Stubby Kaye, who is appearing in Broadway’s *’Li’I Abner.” Radio City Kicks Out Old Hands NEW YORK (JP—1The surefire stage format used by Radio City Music Hall since the famous tourist attraction opened 25 years ago is being eyed for a change. Officials are considering elimination of the ballet troupe and glee club which have featured presentations and concentrate instead on “big name” acts as box office lures. One Music Hall feature is to be retained—the famous Rockettes, the line of 50 girls whose precision routines have won international trophies.
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