The Rice Thresher (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 78, No. 11, Ed. 1 Friday, September 28, 1990 Page: 18 of 20
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18 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1990 THE RICE THRESHER
Best bets off campus...
The Houston Symphony will present Berlioz's Symphonie
fantastique tomorrow at 8:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m. and
Monday at 8 p.m. Guest pianist will be Keith Jarrett. Tickets
start at $10 on Saturday and $8 on Sunday. Student rush
tickets are available for $5, 30 minutes before the show.
Austin's Sharir Dance Company will perform tonight and
tomorrow night at the Miller Outdoor Theater at 8 p.m.
Admission is free. For more information call 520-3291.
Parks and Wildlife, a rhythm and blues group, will play at
Zelda's tomorrow night at 9 p.m. Admission is $4.25 for
minors, free for adults.
Mark Alden Branch, senior editor of Progressive Architecture,
will be talking about the new look Disney is pursuing architec-
turally in "Kingdoms to Come: the Mousing of America" at the
Brown Auditorium of the Museum of Fine Arts on Wed., Oct. 3
at 8 p.m. Tickets are $4 with student I.D.
Folk Fest tomorrow from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. to promote planet-
ary issues at The Orange Show, 2401 Munger. Eight folk
musicians will play. Admission is $8. Student discounts
available. For more information call 939-8609.
"Carnival '90," Houston Caribbean Festival opens tomorrow
with a costumed parade and live Caribbean musicians from 1
to 6 p.m. The parade begins at 10a.m. on the corner of Main
and Pierce and will end at an open air festival at the Houston
Center SuperBlock, (opposite George Brown Convention
Center.) For more info, call 660-9645.
Ansel Adams' "50 Years of Photographs" exhibit closes this
weekend on September 30 at the Houston Museum of
Natural Science. The exhibit is open 9 to 6 on Friday and
Saturday and noon to 6 on Sunday. Admission is $2.50.
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Benjaman Barrett's Barbecue Band, bass guitarist Jim Cahoun, guitarist Rob Robleto, and Rice students Steve Hanson on
guitar and Brad Wendel on drums performed at Zelda's last weekend.
Barbeque Band to play in Pub
BY SARAH LEEDY
ast weekend Benjamin
Barrett's Barbecue Band played
for a small but appreciative
crowd at Zelda's. The band
includes two Sid Richardson
seniors, Brad Wendel on drums
and Steve Hanson on rhythm
guitar, with Rob Robleto on lead
guitar and Jim Cahoun on bass.
BBBB is different from most
bands, mainly because of the
heavy emphasis on guitars and
the underemphasis on vocals.
They get away with it by playing
mostly upbeat songs that
actually require some talent to
Despite an awful debut at the
0-Week Casino Party, BBBB has
tightened up their sound and
become a fun, bluesy and
occasionally danceable group.
The Zelda's crowd was
(believe it ot not) not dominated
by Rice folks, but by a large
group of twentysomething UH
Although I missed the first
few songs, I arrived in time to
hear my choice for best title, an
original song called "Funk Up
Your Ass."Then they switched
gears, with some slow jazzy
songs that got the UH chicks
drunkenly confiding over the
heads of their men.
They (the band, not the
chicks) revved things up again
though with a quirky song called
"Snails" and a cover from "The
Rocky Horror Picture Show."
They closed the set with a nifty
song I really liked called "What-
My one big complaint is that
even if the guitar playing is
good, the vocals are utterly lost
in the effect. One of the two
guitarists, who currently share
vocal duties, needs to be
working on playing well and
singing loudly at the same time.
But all in all, I would pay money
to see them.
Benjamin Barrett's Barbecue
Band will play Blythe Spirits on
Sunday at 10 p.m., no cover.
They will also play Willy's Pub on
Wednesday, October 10. And
they promised me they'd start
on time, unlike Toy Subs, who
despite the blow-job review they
got in this publication two weeks
ago, started an hour late while
they changed clothes.
FROM PAGE 17
The stage lighting is instru-
mental in developing the mood
of Secrets. Lighting designer
Bradford Duncan (who won the
Barbara Long Chilton Scholar-
ship for theater last year)
culminates his Rice stage
career with elaborate lighting
The opening scene is particu-
larly effective because the
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lighting allows the two sisters to
"talk" to each other, even
though they are separated.
A strong script, well-executed
production and excellent acting
combine to make Secrets an
intriguing, emotional drama.
Secrets runs tonight and
tomorrow night, and again
October 3-6, at 8 p.m. in
Farnsworth Pavillion. Ad-
misssion is $6 for the general
public, $5 for Rice faculty and
staff, and $4 for students and
senior citizens. Call 527-4027
for ticket information. Reserva-
tions are strongly recom-
FROM PAGE 17
John Knapp is a George
Bush-like Judge Wargrave
(although he never says "junc-
ture"), and Rachel Kay's Vera
Claythome remains the hilarious
token deadpanner who stays so
resolutely but stiffly in character
as to crack up the rest of the
cast. Andy Li as Dr. Armstrong
also gets a special stamina
award for two hours of sheer
The rest of the cast does
carry its own weight, although
without as much daring as the
others. Mike Dobson, Eric Hahn,
and Greg Meeks hold down an
irrational sense of reality as
General Mackensie, William
Blore, and Philip Lombard, and
Helen Kim plus debut-ers Alan
Ying and Tom Robbins (no, not
THE one!) support well.
Although the production as a
'whole is not golden, and the
lines don't always flow as
convincingly humanly as they
could, the play was great for
me, as a freebie, and surely
worth the $3 admittance for all
you mystery, Church Lady,
Brown fans out there.
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Moeller, Kurt & Yates, Jay. The Rice Thresher (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 78, No. 11, Ed. 1 Friday, September 28, 1990, newspaper, September 28, 1990; Houston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth245762/m1/18/: accessed April 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Rice University Woodson Research Center.