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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Monday, June 1, 1987
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14 Pittsburgh PoM-Gacttc: Monday, June 1, 1987 People What 9s happening this week June Monday I "The Artist Is a Woman" film series sponsored by Citiparks Arts in the Parks will show "The Artist Was a Woman" with an introduction by Rita Martin Green, guest artist, at 7:30 p.m. at the King Estate, 1251 N. Negley Ave., Highland Park. The film only will be repeated at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Point Park College, Wood Street and the Boulevard of the Allies, Downtown. International Meditation Society will present a free lecture, "Living 200 Percent of Life through the Transcendental Meditation Pro-, gram," at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday and June 10, 17 and 24 at its headquarters, 5824 Forbes Ave., second floor, Squirrel Hill. June Society of America from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Westin William Penn hotel. Workshops will be held from 1 to 5:30 p.m. both days. Information: 776-8822 or 487-5055. June Thursday June V.W.H. Campbell Jr. Post-Gazette Lynn Swann, Lilyon Weingarten, center, Marylynn Uricchio after being named among city's 10 best-dressed. Pittsburghers with style And away he'll go ; Ten stylish Pittsburghers were cited Saturday night at the Rivers ' Club during the 10 Best-Dressed Pittsburghers Looking Great awards gala. They were Dr. Freddie Fu, orthopedic surgeon; Lynn Swann, sports broadcaster and former Steel-er; Marylynn Uricchio, Post-Gazette film critic; Aleta Bleier, advertising and public relations consultant; Janet Lubic, wardrobe consultant and fashion editor of Pittsburgh magazine; Joseph Massaro Jr., president of Massaro Corp.; Fern Grossman Schwartz, senior financial consultant, Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner and Smith; Stephen Nash, president of Nash and Co., Lilyon Weingarten, retired buyer of Kaufmann's Ven-dome shop; and Anthony Torcasio, senior vice president and general merchandise manager, Kaufmann's. The recipients were selected by a panel of local fashion leaders and last year's winners for their sense of style and fashion leadership. The black-tie event was sponsored by the Golden Triangle Association to benefit the March of Dimes. Dr. Rogers Fred Rogers, leading citizen of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, received an honorary doctor of divinity degree from Westminster College in New Wilmington, Lawrence County, this weekend. Rogers was the baccalaureate speaker at the school's 133rd annual graduation and he shared the honorary honors with Helen B. O'Bannon, a former Pitts-burgher and currently the senior vice president of the University of Pennsylvania. She received a doctor of humanities degree and was the commencement speaker. Jackie Gleason, hospitalized in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for tests May 22, is feeling better and should be released early this week, the comedian's secretary said Saturday. The 71-year-old actor, best known as the blustering bus driver Ralph Kram-den in the 1950s TV series "The Honeymooners," was admitted to Imperial Point Hospital after suffering complications from medication he takes for emphysema and diabetes. Simply mahvelous Comedian Billy Crystal was honored Saturday by the Multiple Sclerosis Society, which is promoting the concept that laughter is good medicine. Crystal, famous for his appearances on "Saturday Night Live" and the "Comic Relief" benefit that last year raised $3 million for the homeless, accepted the award aboard the cruise ship Fairsea in Los Angeles Harbor. The award fell apart, and Crystal, left holding the base, cracked, "It all starts with a good foundation." About 250 guests paid $100 to hear Crystal, raising an estimated $25,000 for the organization. Theater for the masses Actor Mickey Rooney says he wants to build 40 theaters across the country where people can go to see good, old-fashioned plays. "We're bringing Broadway to the people and the nation rather than having the nation pick up, pack their bags and go to New York, spend $300 a night for a hotel and spend $80 a ticket," the 66-year-old actor said in a recent interview. "People want to go out and have dinner and see 'Fiddler on the Roof,' 'The Man Who Came to Dinner' and 'Anything Goes.' " Rooney says his first project, outside of Los Angeles, will include two theaters,' hotels and restaurants. On Tuesday, Rooney opens a seven-week engagement at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood in the musical, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." Vanna comes home They lined up along the produce aisle, past the canned fruits and juices, all the way to the frozen foods to see the hometown-girl-done-good. They bought her roses, at 99 cents each, and brought their Instamatic or home video cameras. Vanna. White had given autographing par ties before, but not like this one. This was right near her hometown of North Myrtle Beach, S.C. About 350 people bought her book, Vanna Speaks," on Saturday as the "Wheel of f ortune letter-turner, accompa nied by her brother, Chip, and father, Herbert, signed copies at a Kroger supermarket. Its great to come home, she said. It s nice for all these people to come out. It's such a warm welcome. Jamming at the jail Inmates of the Los Angeles County Sybil Brand Institute for Women gave entertainer Ray Charles a token of their appreciation after he performed there for the third time. Charles, along with his orchestra and the five-member Rayettes, performed for an hour Saturday on the jail's athletic field for about 2,000 inmates. Charles was presented with a plaque. The musician staged performances at the jail in 1984 and 1985 and plans to perform there again when his schedule permits. Compiled by Carole Patton Smith 2 Tuesday PPG Place Summer Concert Series will have a program by Bon Ton Roulet, rock group, at .11:30 a.m. in PPG Plaza. The Carnegie Library Downtown Branch will show the films "Yugoslavia" and "Germany" at 12:30 p.m. in the library meeting room, One Mellon Bank Center, level A, Grant Street and Oliver Avenue. The Ha-zelwood Branch will show "Mt. Vernon in Virginia" and "Washington, D.C." at 1:30 p.m. at the library, 4748 Monongahela St. June Wednesday 1 The Challenge, a musical with Father Tom Smith and Elsie Doughty, will be presented by St. Joseph Nursing and Health Care Center Auxiliary at 7:30 p.m. in the Sister M. Ferdinand Clark Auditorium, Mercy Professional Office Building, Locust and Stevenson streets, Uptown. A wine and cheese reception also will be held. Donation is $10. Tickets: 665-5100 or 461-4276. . A i f Red Rose Day, Pittsburgh Opera Tag Day, will be sponsored by the Women's Auxiliary of the Pittsburgh Opera at various Downtown locations. Long-stemmed red roses will be sold. To order in advance, $1 per rose or $9 per dozen, call 661-3311. Classical music concert with 1987 graduates of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music will be presented as a benefit by the Pittsburgh Peace Institute at 7:30 p.m. at Calvary Episcopal Church, Shadyside. A reception will follow the performance. Tickets $5. Noontime Concerts sponsored by Citiparks and WTKNWWSW-97FM will stage a performance by The Memories at noon at Mellon Square, Sixth Avenue and Smithfield Street. Music 601, sponsored by the After Five Committee of the Pittsburgh Symphony Association, will offer a video and pictorial showing of the symphony's Far East tour at 6 p.m., reception at 5:30, in the Heinz Hall Gallery. Ben Spiegel, the symphony photographer, will show his work. Sylvia Turner of the symphony public relations will summarize the tour and discuss the 1987-88 symphony season. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Admission $5. Robexs '87, an exhibit on robotics and expert systems, will be presented by the Robotics and Expert Systems Division of the Instrument Saturday U Rugby Tournament will be sponsored by the Travelers Aid Society of Pittsburgh from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hartwood Acres. The Pittsburgh Harlequins and the Pittsburgh Rugby Club, not available for last year's tournament, will be participating. $5 general admission, $50 admission for four and reserved parking for tailgating. For information: 281-5466. A Safe Boating Cruise, will be sponsored by the Pittsburgh Safe Boating Committee beginning at 12:30 p.m. on the Party Liner, boarding at Station Square Dock. The Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety will join the cruise and demonstrate its new rescue procedures on the water. The three-hour cruise will include travel up the Allegheny to the lock and damn at Highland Park and demonstrations of safe boat-handling on board. Tickets are $3 adults, $1 children. Environmental Education Day will be sponsored by the Allegheny County Conservation District from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Boat House, Pearce Mill Road, North Park. There will be appearances by Wee Willie Worm and Freddie the Fish, slide presentations, talks on water safety, soils, fishing and other topics. This is also a Free-To-Fish Day. Participants should bring a brown bag lunch, soft drinks will be provided by McDonald's Restaurant. Compiled by Jane Shaw Sgt Pepper: 20 years ago today . . , FROM PAGE 13 became a parlor game to name all the pop figures that peopled it. Of course, since McCartney was the only Beatle pictured backwards on the album cover, that meant Paul was dead, right? "For the cover we came up with a list of our heroes, like Oscar Wilde, Marlon Brando, Dylan Thomas, Al-dous Huxley, Lenny Bruce," McCartney says in Taylor's book. "Everyone had their choice. It was really to say who we liked it was about time we let out the fact that we liked Aldous Huxley. That wasn't the sort of thing we'd talked about before. No one had ever asked us in an interview." Harrison recently recalled: "We all wrote down the people we liked. I had a few Indian Yogis and also Gandhi, Lenny Bruce and Carl Jung. They were people who meant some thing to us. The late John Lennon, tongue in cheek, wanted to include Adolf Hitler on the cover, but dropped the idea. "Sgt. Pepper" cost a then-unheard-of $75,000 to produce, and ; much of its technical wizardry was ; due to the Beatles' long-time produc-; er, George Martin. They spared no expense to cap-; ture musically the image of an old ; carnival with complex dubbing and mixing of organ music on Lennon's song, "Mr. Kite." It took a 41 -piece orchestra to create the album's unforgettable finale, "A Day in the Life," a chilling, . sad musical voyage inspired by some : mundane newspaper items: "I read the news today, oh boy "It winds ; up with an orchestra crescendo that can only be described as a cacopho-; nous scale, finally concluding with a ; 40-second-long piano chord. "She's Leaving Home," a tearful ballad about a young girl breaking I away from her parents was an .' evocation in the '60s of the deep ; misunderstandings between parents ! and their children that remains no J less poignant today: "We gave her ; most of our lives; Sacrificed most of ; our lives; Fun is the one thing that money can't buy . . ." There were enough drug references for those looking for them. Some of the plants on the Dayglo-ish jacket cover look suspiciously like marijuana plants, though album artist Peter Blake insists in Taylor's book that they were "just plants from a regular nursery." There also were lyrics: "I'd love to turn you on"; and a character named "Harry the Horse" in the song, "Mr. Kite," a veiled reference, many thought, to heroin. Not everyone believed Lennon when he swore that "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" was simply a song inspired by a childhood drawing by his son, Julian. Lucy-Sky-Diamonds: L-S-D, right? But "Sgt. Pepper" is hardly just "acid rock." The Beatles were too, clever to date themselves with bla-' tant psychedelia, preferring innuendo instead. Lennon ridiculed the seemingly endless search for hidden meanings in a 1969 interview: "All that symbolism exists in people's minds. If an intellectual sees intellectual crap in it, it's there. And if a drug addict sees drug crap in it, it's there. "But for instance, the title, 'Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds' really wasn't LSD. 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