24 MONTROSE VOICE / SEPTEMBER 3, 1982
"Concerts need to be fun," said Andy.
"If people want to go hear the Houston
Symphony and get no communication—
go do it. If you want to come and be a part
of, and laugh, and sing, and cry, then
come to hear us."
Rumor has it that the music from Star
Wars will be conducted by a Wookie.
Broadway Comes to Houston: The
Alley Theater opened Home on August 31.
The Negro Ensemble Company of New
York City had a hit with the show on
Broadway and they are the ones doing the
play here in Houston.
Home looks at 15 to 20 years in the life of
Cephus Miles, a black farmer in North
Carolina, who is a teller of tall tales.
Chocolate Bayou Working on Season
Opener: The Chocolate Bayou Theater is
opening its ambitious new season with A
Flea in Her Ear.
Directing the Feydeau farce is Breton
Frazier, who was a special assistant to
Jean-Pierr Granval of the Theatre de
France during the 1966 American premiere of Barrett Shaw's translation of
The theater is buzzing about frantically
after finishing up their subscription and
fund-raising drives, but hopes are high
that the new season will really come
through both critically and financially—a
dream of theaters everywhere!
A Flea in Her Ear will open on September 24 and play through October 23.
The Continuing Lyric Lungs of Gene
Howie: Sometimes all I want to do is hear
some mellow music sung by someone who
That someone for me lately has been
Gene Howie, whose smooth tones can be
heard at the Copa Quiet Bar on most week-
The Negro Ensemble Company
day nights. Gene has an easy style and a
professionally relaxed presentation.
And, of course, if you get too soothed by
his sounds, you can always hop into the
next room and disco your butt off.
Mary Hooper Perks Up Rascal Mondays: Who says that Monday nights are
not good nights to go hear entertainment?
Not the people who have been going to
Rascals to hear Mary Hooper. Mary is
simply wonderful. She has a good voice,
an excellent stage persona and an overcoating of charisma that would carry her
even if she were not as talented as she is.
If your Mondays need perking,
remember Mary Hooper.
Oh. And don't forget Bill Hudson, her
accompanist and vocal coach. Sometimes
we do not give enough credit to the power
behind the throne.
Marquerite Returns Again: Sounding
pretty strong and full of plans for the
future is a recently overhauled Marquerite
who is once again performing in
She is sometimes at BacchuB and will be
at several other clubs around the neighborhood soon.
Our Lady of the Blues never seems to
rest even when she has just been
unplugged from the hospital. But with her
massive medical bills, she feelB that that
she just has to go right out and start
A very successful benefit was given for
Marquerite several months ago, but it does
not cover her recent expenses or pay her
Perhaps when you go to Bee her this
week, you can make another or a first
donation to a woman who has donated her
time and talents to help so many otherB.
Linda Petty Shines Again: The woman
is incredible. Linda Petty has a voice that
could knock down the Rice Hotel at 50
paces and she couples that with a genuine
sense of caring and communication.
Linda is at Rascals for two more nights
this week (Friday and Saturday) and then
she will skip up to Dallas to appear at the
Uptown Dallas. Her Houston appearences
are much too few and far between.
Linda is ably backed by Larry Petty on
piano, Lance Wright on drums and Ron
White on baBS. They make a wonderful
Larry (who just happens to be married
to Linda) said of Lance and Ron, "They
both super-respect her."
This Week In Montrose
(Friday, September3, through Thur»day. September.!}
Linda Petty 9pm Friday & Saturday; Mary Hooper &
Bill Hudson 9pm Monday; & Montgomery. Mayes &
Stritch 9pm Tuesday-Thursday at Rascals, 2702
Jim Cater & Tom Williams Bpm Friday & Saturday;
Greg Davis 8pm Sunday & Wednesday; Tom Williams
8pm Tuesday; & Mickey Rankin 8pm Thursday at
Keyboard, 3012 Milam, 528-6988
Richard Askin & Dana Rogers 10pm Wednesday-
Saturday at the Copa (piano bar). 2631 Richmond,
Sheila Ceasar & Joe Thalken 9pm Tuesday through
Saturday & Lionshare 9pm Sunday & Monday at
Baja's, 402 Lovett, 527-9866
Alexandra Haas & Michael Bailey Friday. Saturday,
Wednesday & Thursday at Arno's, 4002 Montrose,
■ COUNTRY & COUNTRY/ROCK
The New Happy Trail Riders Country-Western Bog-
gie Band 9:30pm Friday 8. Saturday at Happy Trails.
715 Fairview. 521-2792
Ab & the Rebel Outlaws 9:30pm Friday & Saturday &
8 30pm Thursday at the Exile, 1011 Bell, 659-0453; &
8:30pm Sunday at Brazos River Bottom, 2400 Brazos,
Flying Blind Band 9pm Tuesday-Saturday & Texus
4pm Saturday & Sunday at Miss Charlotte's, 911
Mustang Band 9:30pm Friday & Saturday & 8:30pm
Wednesday & Thursday at Brazos River Bottom. 2400
L" 9pm Friday & Irish Folk 9pm Wednesday at the
Parlour, 2402 Mandell, 529-8069
Susan Christian 5:30pm Friday; Reynolds & Rand
5 30pm Monday; Rawslyn Rutlin 5:30pm Tuesday; &
Lyra 5:30pm Wednesday 4 Thursday at Kindred Spirits, 5245 Buffalo Speedway, 665-9756
■ SHOW GROUPS
Dixie Kings 9pm Saturday & Spm Sunday at Happy
Trails, 715 Fairview, 521-2792
Mata Hari 9:30pm Friday & Saturday & Lee LaForge,
Kim Yvette & Dianne Chaiston 9pm Sunday at Bacchus, 523 Lovett, 523-3396
John Day & Co 6pm Sunday at E/J's, 1213 Richmond, 527-9071
The ADO Jazz Quartet 8pm Sunday at Harrar's, 428
Robert Ceballos Group 9pm Sunday & with Jimmy
Ford 9pm Friday, Saturday, Wednesday & Thursday
at Las Brisas, 614 W Gray, 528-9959
Windrose 9:30pm nightly (except Sunday & Monday);
6 Horace Crisby 9:30pm Sunday & Monday at Birdwatchers, 907 Westheimer, 527-0595
The Best of Comedy Workship Volume II B:30 & 11pm
Friday & Saturday S 8:30pm Wednesday S Thursday;
Manuel Labor is the Not the President of Mexico
8:30pm Sunday & Monday at Comedy Workshop,
2105 San Felipe. 524-7333
Stand-up comics nightly at Commix Annex 2105 San
Donna Day, Naomi Sims & Hot Chocolate Sunday
evening at the Copa. 2631 Richmond. 528-2259
Little Bobby, Tracey. & guests Sunday evening at
Exile, 1011 Bell, 659-0453
"Playgirl Follies" 10:30pm Saturday at Pink Elephant,
1218 Leeland. 659-0040
■ NU WAVE
Skunks & The Zealots 9:30pm Friday; The Lift & The
Incredibles 9:30pm Saturday at Omni. 1540 Westheimer, 528-4230
Montrose Country Cloggers 8pm Monday at Kindred
Spirits. 5245 Buffalo Speedway, 665-9756
NTalent shows Tuesday evening at the Copa. 2631
Richmond, 528-2259; Wednesday evening at Midnite
Sun. 534 Westheimer. 526-7519; & Thursday evening
at Twins, 535 Westheimer. 520-0244