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Montrose Voice, No. 337, April 10, 1987 - File 025. 1987-04-10. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. February 29, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/7879/show/7874.

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Title Montrose Voice, No. 337, April 10, 1987
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
  • Wyche, Linda
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date April 10, 1987
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 24 MONTROSE VOICE/APRIL 10, 1987 'Grandpa Hasn't Moved' at Radio Music Theater Review by Bill O'Rourke Montrose Voice □ Radio Music Theater If you don't mind laughing (and I don't), Radio Music Theater is a very comfortable place to be. Currently, Grandpa Hasn't Moved in Days is playing there. RMT is a cozy little nightclub with tables. They have an efficient smoke eater but they don't allow smoking during the show. Alcohol (complimentary white wine) is only available at the Saturday late show. The performers are certifiably talented, among other things. Their recent short (two nights?) engagement in NYC resulted in three offers to produce their show there. So we may be losing them next fall. They're proud to point out that they have homes and children here in Houston. They're not at all sure that the Big Apple will get them for more than six months at a time. scapes. Most of the people included in the pictures are incidental—to be overlooked or perceived as just one more element in the overall picture. However, there are some very telling portraits, such as the one of a couple manning an AIDS information booth in a park. Most of his compositions are geometrical, finding interesting angles and planes. It hints at an abstractionist influence. His skies are blue and sunny. An occasional study of lighting or a tornado are interesting standouts. And he shares my deep and abiding love for mountains. In fact, one mist-filled photograph lets Houston's own Penzoil building loom in the background like distant peaks. However, his recurring motif, the one that gives rise to the feeling of geometrical planes, is off-beat ground covers. There's a sloping California lawn full of" something pink. There's a desert lawn- alternating rows of low, hairy cacti and Vicki Farrell, Steve Farrell and Ken Polk They also make comedy film shorts which are seen on "Saturday Night Live." Do you get the feeling that I laughed my head off and am having difficulty remembering any details? At intermission, one person sitting near me thought that the three performers (Steve and Vicki Farrell and Ken Polk) had become a total of 12 characters. Another said it was 14. (Most of the recurring characters that regulars love appear, except for Mack Sloan and the Old Dick.) We are in Dumpster, Texas. Grandpa Fertle, the wiener king, preacher and leader of the now disbanded famous gospel family group, has just passed on. It was his dying wish (wasn't it?) that the Singing Fertles be reborn, even though his son now wants them to switch to "secular" music. And his daughter Justicina (Polk) thinks of herself as a very large Joan Baez. Well, there are marital spats and reconciliations and complications with a pregnancy and the simple son's reactions to his father's death. It all sounds very serious. The best comedy usually is. The second part ofthe second act is a concert. The music is delightful. (This group has actually put out a good LP.) Some of it is openly, downright hilarious. Some of it works very well as the kind of song it's intended, with close harmony and all. But there's always some kink to it that will draw a laugh right out of you. □ Joel Sternfeld's Photography There's a major showing of Joel Stern- feld's photography at the Museum of Fine Arts. These are gorgeous land- of Radio Music Theater flagstones. He often pulls the camera way back til trees and even houses become ornamental ground cover themselves. You can't help but notice his bright, autumnal colors at the very first glance. As you progress through the works, you become aware that he has used some darkroom technique I won't pretend to understand. He achieves more vibrant hues without leaving behind attention to realism. Unfortunately, part way through the second room full, it just became too rich a pawtry. The aggregate just got to be a bit much. I think you'll really like these photos, if you only take them one room at a time. Thankfully, there are so many other things worth seeing at MFA that you can give yourself an enjoyable intermission. d Notes Hey, all you "stud puppets" and "pseudo virgins" out there! Judy Tenuta, queen of the sleazy prom and goddess of sorts, will be at the Comedy Workshop. Her opening night, April 21, is a benefit for the AIDS Foundation. So get insulted for a good cause. You know I won't usually mention garage sales at all, but today and tomorrow at Clay and Main there's a garage sale covering an entire city block! And the proceeds benefit Houston's hungry, homeless and jobless. Chocolate Bayou has been able to extend the run of John Henry Faulk's one man show through April 18. The newly incorporated Houston Academy of Motion Pictures is having a screenwriting contest. Deadline for scenarios is April 18. Call HAMP for details. 546-9633. The Plutonium Players' "Ladies Agains Theater on April 11 Auditions: '87-'88, Kuumba House, April 13-14, by appointment only, 524- 1079. □ Celebrate! Saturday, April 11, is my dearly beloved mother's 75th birthday. She lives in Colorado Springs and I will be there. April 20, 1956, Birmingham, Alabama. White racists took to the stage to beat up Nat King Kole while he was trying to perform. B'days: 10—Hans licht, Clare Boothe Luce, Max von Sydow. 11—Paul Douglas, Joel Gray, Louise Lasser. 12— David Cassidy, Lionel Hampton, Herbie Hancock. 13—Lanford Wilson, Lyle Waggoner, Ricky Shroder. 14— Julie Christie, Loretta Lynn, Sir John Gielgud. 15—Claudia Cardinale, Hans t Women" returns to Maceba Murray Perahia, pianist (Jones, 10)— HSO Ernst Riejseger and Alan "Gunga Purves (Diverse Works, 10)—cellist and drummer. ONO! Tibet: The Mystic Mountain Sanctuary {Museum of Natural Science, 10)— illustrated lecture by Harold A. Knutson. ONO! Wind/ Percussion Ensembles (HSPVA, 10)—ONO! Ladies Against Women {Maceba, 11)—"You're Nobody until you're Mrs. Somebody!" ONO! World of Beauty (Stages, 11)—Texas Playwrights Festival Very Special Arts Festival (Sam Houston Park, 12, 1-5)—for disabled children and adults to see and be artists. ONO! Vlado Perlemuter, pianist, performs at Heinen April 10 and 11 Conreid, Elizabeth Montgomery. 16— Edie Adams, Herbie Mann, Peter Ustinov. "The human race's prospects of survival were considerably better when we were defenseless against tigers than they are today when we become defenseless against ourselves."—Arnold Toyn- bee (born April 14) □ Openings Vlado Perlemuter, pianist (Heinen, 10 & 11) Feiffer's People (Company Onstage, 10) Duane Michals, photographer (Glassell, 12, 3:00 p.m.)—illustrated lecture about his own works. Freebies. ONO! Choir and Orchestra of St. John the Devine Episcopal (12, 4:00 p.m.)— Freebies. ONO! George Hunter Jazz Quintet (Tranquility Park, 13, noon)—Freebies. ONO! Mark Anderson (Diverse Works, 14)— performance art. ONO! James Merrill (MFA, 14)—readinghis own works. ONO! A Lie in the Mind (Alley, 16)— h_ySam Shepard Sounds of Gee (Jones Plaza, lfi, noon)—Freebies. ONO!
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