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Montrose Voice, No. 139, June 24, 1983 - File 024. 1983-06-24. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 3, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/1787/show/1777.

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Title Montrose Voice, No. 139, June 24, 1983
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date June 24, 1983
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 22329406
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Transcript June 24,1983 / Montrose Voice 23 Rally and celebrate gay pride, good performances, springtime, dancing and frol- licking to culminate a week of festivities—for whatever reason, come be a part of the Sunday Summit Experience. d Montrose Cloggers Put a Big Stomp on Opera Buffs By Hollis Hood Toes were clacking with heels in the air when the Montrose Cloggers went through their high stepping routines at a private party given by Leonard Bernstein, composer of the opera A Quiet Place which premiered here last week. The audience was a bit skeptical about who and what was going to be done when Clogger Rusty announced the presentation. But, after the performance started and the Cloggers did their routine to the "Texas National Anthem" (Cotton Eyed Joe), everyone began to shout and sing along. (And nobody sings along like the cast members of an opera.) They finished with "Yellow Rose of Texas" and presented Bernstein with a bouquet of yellow roses and both he and Stephen Wadsworth, his assistant, with Clogger T-shirts. "These guys (and one girl) are really great," exclaimed Bernstein. "I think they should go on national TV. They would be an overnight success. They demonstrate a lot of training and excellent self discipline in their performance. They're just wonderful." He suggested that they be used to raise money for AIDS. "That's such a terrible thing. People are dying. Something must be done. Like those nurses who won't attend AIDS patients anymore. And did you know that morticians in New York are refusing to embalm the bodies of persons who have died from AIDS? It's just ridiculous." Bernstein conducted the national anthem at the Men's Health Crisis circus benefit in April at Madison Square Garden and said that he was overwhelmed by the unity and deep sense of conviction exhibited by the people who attended the performance. "I have performed all over the world," the composer/ conductor said, "and I have never felt anything like what was in that building. It brought tears to your eyes." The Cloggers performed via special invitation fronj Bernstein. □ Entering This Place Is No Risk By Jon Cheetwood If you're ready for something different and totally refreshing in entertainment, check out Risky Business at 2700 Albany, adjacent to the Officer's Club. The new club opened last Friday, filling a void Houston was not aware it had. I'm not certain there's a real category to put Risky Business into; it's sort of a cabaret-burlesque hybrid. However, you may classify it, it's one of a kind, full- throttle entertainment. Now we're not talking about some kids getting together to put on "the local show." This is a professional enterprise in every aspect. Some of the talent was imported, but most ofthe cast was selected from the near 300 who auditioned for the present show. Houston can be proud ofthe caliber of talent it has produced. Directors Andrea Modisette and Jay Matino should be commended for their cleverness, originality and enterprise in seeing their vision through. The club itself has an audience-aware comfortable layout with no bad view in sight. If has a proper balance of performing and audience space, cozy but not at all cramped, allowing 12 performers to work the whole club with ease. The raised bar area provides more seating for those who might want to drop in alone. This club was built from scratch for performing; live entertainment was not an afterthought here, but it's prime concern. Risky Business has an unpretentious ambience with a soft classiness, comfortable in all respects. The handsome cast of the present show. From Blues to Broadway.definately aims to please. Among the many highlights in the evening, Dolores Garcia is armed with three of them and a show-stopping voice. Her blues number and Cabaret's "Maybe This Time" in the first half could only be paled by her saucy delivery of "Hard Hearted Hanna" in the second act. Working with the audience during "Hanna," she doesn't miss an opportunity to play off an unsuspecting but delighted male patron. This girl has the aplomb and instincts to raise blood pressures with her theatrical savvy. Poppy Ann Champlin will win your heart and take control of your funny bone. Floating through both acts as a screen test reject of Scarlet O'Hara, she too has such a natural audience rapport as to invite heckling, firing back with a charming quick wit. Miss Champlin also writes her own material. Her fishschick monologue keeps the audience laughing in tuna. Tim Forrester has a minor tour de force with his wimpy perfection in "Nobody," and Frank Vega is constantly charming, particularly in a smoldering "Fever." Director Andrea Modisette does stop the show with "Tarara Boom De Ay." The number simply could not be better. I wouldn't want to see it without Miss Modisette; there's talent in every easy gesture she makes. Of particular note also is the clever choreography by Lea Geaslin and Terrence Karn, and the costuming by Johnny V. Oh, I could go on and on. Each and every one of the performers are soloists, and together they have a delicious sound. I could carry on about each of their numbers and qualities, but you really have to see this for yourself. Risky Business is different and provides you with a totally entertaining evening. Believe me folks. Go. RMS AUTOMOTIVE COMPLETE AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE, TIRE SALES AND SERVICE, PLUS ROAD SERVICE FREE COOLING SYSTEM CHECK FREE BRAKE CHECK 10% DISCOUNT WITH THIS AD 1759 WESTHEIMER AT WOODHEAD 529-5855 The Cloggers clog for Leonard Bernstein LAZY J LOUNGE presents The Annual BARTENDERS SHOW* Monday, July 4th, 6pm 1st Prize $100 2nd Prize $50 MC/Miss Gay Nothing Ron Sioux Call Lazy J to Register 'Bartenders only Good Booze. Good Music, Good Men and Good Times! Open 10am-midnight Monday- Thursday 10am-2am Fri. & Sat. Noon-Midnight & then some on Sundays Happy Hour Daily tOam-noon & 5-7pm 312 Tuam, 528-9343
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