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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1987 - The Classrooms. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 14, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/25027/show/24812.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1987 - The Classrooms. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/25027/show/24812

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Transcript Anthony Price: A Houston Institution "Morning has broken, like the first morning. Good morning, ladies. What a beautiful day," he said, taking off his hat with a bow. And the two young girls just giggled and rushed right by him. His face is not funny but he nevertheless makes people laugh. You could call him either the University's favorite entertainer, or a pain in the neck. He is Anthony Price, or Tony. Perhaps the best way to describe Tony is not by his height, which happens to be six feet, nor by his weight — a tad on the heavy side — but by his trademark derby hat and black briefcase, for in good weather or in bad, Tony Price never forgets to don his derby or carry his briefcase. "I have had my derby hat for the last ten years, and my briefcase ever since Junior High," he said, tipping his derby and wishing two more people a good morning. The hat is so precious to him that in foul weather he protects it with plastic. Tony's favorite colors are black, brown, and white. If you have ever seen him on your way to class, you must have noticed that he usually wears black or brown pants and a white shirt. REBUKED Singing is Tony's passion, and perhaps his vice. And sometimes he is rebuked for his rather outlandish behavior. One morning he was walking by the University Center — crooning a classic 30s song as usual — a stranger came up to him and said, "I think you should be on TV so when you come on it, we can shut you off." But did that bother Tony? No. Tony just went right on with his song, walking away in his jaunty manner. "Petty remarks don't bother me," he said, "I sing because I want to make people happy." To Tony, all those University students who pass by him and giggle nervously, are not really making fun of him but are being made happy by him. "Many people feel that I sing to draw attention [to myself], but that isn't true at all," he said. Tony has never had any formal musical training, but that hasn't deterred him in the least. "My interest in old movies, musicals, and stars of the thirties like Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra inspired me to sing," he said. Tony began singing in 1980, five years after his mother's death, but he denies his singing as having anything to do with the tragedy. "At the time when I was growing up, most black children were listening to James Brown or Kool and the Gang, but I was more interested in Fred Astaire and Glen Miller," he said. COMEDIAN, ACTOR OR SINGER Tony is 26 years old and an only child. His father is a security officer at the Federal Reserve, but Tony himself is currently unemployed. He lives at home with his father and Grandparents on Scott Street, near the University. "I want to enter showbusiness as a comedian, actor or singer after I graduate," he said, adding that right now he is studying to complete a degree in Radio and Television, with a minor in Drama. But singing is not Tony's only interest. Not surprisingly, he collects records too. His collection encompasses over 400 titles. Also Tony is an accomplished artist. He loves to draw pictures of the stars and collect their autographs. "I have a collection of over 200 autographs — famous people like Robert Young, Bill Cosby, Yul Bryn- ner and Mohammed Ali." His other hobby is visiting Shasta. She is privileged every morning to hear Tony sing, for never does a day pass without Tony visiting her. His reason for visiting her is, "Her eyes intrigue me," and so she gets to hear, "Morning has broken like the first morning, blackbird has spoken like the first bird. 184