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8A The Mountain Messenger, Sunday, May 1, 1994 In the Spotlight Review If tile performing arts of mu- sic, theatre, and dance can be compared to food, then the Tril- lium Collective's "New Works '94" concert, held at Carnegie [{all April 9 was truly a sumptu- ous feast. By combining the tal- ents of six local mnsiciarts/conl- posers, seven Collective choreog- rapher/direclors, nine costume/ production artists, and 27 danc- ers, this evening became a ban- quet of creativity and diversity. The eight new works presented ninny of the elements that make modern dance and theatre so vi- brant and unique: imagination, enchantment, humor, spectacle, and most prominently, magnifi- cent physical grace and agilily. The program opened with The Sound Qf A Foolslt'p D{l.j~_,rerlt From All Others, a iolally sponta- neous hnprovisational work di- rected by Beth White with danc- ers Helge Kahler and Carli Mare- neck and the live musicians Rich Weinberg and Robert Wilson in- spiring and responding to each other in mood and timbre gave the audience a taste of one of the essential ingredients of serious professional dance: complex en|otion conveyed through move- menl and sound. From the start and staccato opening section of a fitful female figure seemingly lost and resisting any attempts at help on contact, to the lyrical, swirling resolution when the male character's cahning enerKS, encircles them both, Footstep was truly a toast to the sponta- neous artistry of the performers invoh,ed. As the dishes of a banquet need diversity to capture atten- tion and satisfy all palates, so too did the Trillium concert when the fourth piece burst upon us like hot chill peppers. The Birth of Rock. choreographed and performed by Chally Erb. delighted young and old alike with its splash of refreshing mime, interactive volcano set, and preposterous props. As the shy caveman's dinosaur bone broomstick magically trans- formed int the ecstatic enerKW of civilization's first electric guitar. Rock treated us to that Infec- tious interchange between per- former and audience that only a masterful mhne ,Jan create. Words would only get tn the way. Added spice, Margaret Baker's latest gem. Bags, tickled our brains with her trademark abil- ity to create a characler we all can identil with in a scenerio we know only too well. Though her nsual lbrte of deadpan wit and hilarious one-liners was ab- senl in Ihls movement-without- words piece, the delight of her infections comedy was actually enhanced by the vehicle of pan- toni ime. Like a marvelous Fellhll llhn, Garden led Its audience into a dream workl, peopled by dancers who one moment postured like noble Greek go(Is and the next skittered about like sprites. To be sure, this elaborate wedding cake of a dance had cameo ap- pearances by everyone from an EKWptian go(kless to Black Death incarnate to the lithe and lively May Queen. And just when the drama would clhnb to crescendo the delighlfully camp element would enter the guise of the Charlie Chapllnesque hero or the mirthful street sweeper who seemed to be the one in whose mind all these spangled phan- tasms were revelintL Reviewer A. Louerra Sweet Springs You could have heard a pin drop at Carnegie Hall, Sunday, April 24 when the Greenbrier Valley Chorale cast their spell over a large audience early on in their spring concert. Chorale member Hal Peter- son, a resident of Monroe County provided a pre-concert lecture of the pieces to be per- formed. Then the music began and a hush settled over the auditorium at the close of Adoramas "re and Regina Coeli. It seemed almost sacrilegious to applaud, so sing- ers and audience sat/stood in awed silence at the beauty of the music. Soloists were Nancy Bulla, Soprano, Khristina Mot- ley, Alto, Larry Minter, Tenor and Hal Peterson, Bass. Then, just when you think, "It can't get any better than this," up step the Men of the Chorale and Wow! once again, the audi- ence is invited to just sit back and float with the music. Following a short intermis- sion, the Chorale sang, "Sing To The Lord," "Tune: Dunlap's Creek & Text," and "Cantique de Jean Racine." What a way to spend a beautiful Spring after- noon--absolutely "drenched" In wonderful harmonies. The Chorale Ensemble fol- lowed with some close harmony in "What'll I Do" by Irving Berlin and a delightfully whimsical ren- dition of an old nursery rhyme-- "The Owl and The Pussy Cat." The program closed wlth a spirited tune, "Swingin' With the Saints." Although this group, in one form or another, has been around for many years, the tonal balance In.this particular group of singers was "the tops." 1 don't know if they shnply listened to each other more, or practiced longer and/or harder, but there was a certain--'togetherness'--- or musical cohesiveness. I don't know what you call it technl- cat]y, but l just call it "beautl- ful!" vote SCHOON0VER STATE SENATE Keep On Recycling-- It's Making a Difference! lU 7- 122 IV. Court Street Lewisburg, WV 24901 304/647-5724 Ideas For Better Living A weekly focus on the marketplace Call Phil McLaughlin to place your ad 647-5724 Jazz Ensemble Toots Horns for I, GCCC 'Step Up to the Future' I[ Fund Drive Bluefleld State College's Jazz clans who have participated in Ensemble will appear in concert the Jazz Festival include Clark at Carnegie Hall at 3 p.m. on Terry, Urbie Green, Phil Wilson, May 1 to entertain and raise funds for relocation of BSC's Greenbrler Community College Center to Greenbrier Hall. The eight-year-old class of students of The Dance Studio will open the concert with a folk dance and Glnny Walls' classes from Greenbrier Dance Academy will perform during the intermission. "The Bluefield State College Jazz Ensemble Is really out- standing." BSC President Dr. Robert E. Moore said. "it is a dedicated group of college and community musicians." Moore said the band's repertoire con- tains big band sounds as well as original and contemporary jazz renditions. The BSC Jazz Ensemble was organized in 1970 by William [3. Caruth, St., and has been led by his son, William B. Carulh, Jr. since 1973. Originally a student group, the band now includes an unusual combination of stu- dents, educators, and some of the community's finest musi- cians. Many members have been with the band for a number of years. The ensemble maintains stan- dard Instrumentation of ten brass, five saxophones, and a rhythm section. Weekly rehears- als continue year round. The Bluefield State College Jazz. Festival, an annual event on the Bluefleld campus, has al- lowed the band to perform with some of the greatest jazz players In the world. Outstanding mnsi- Dave lmibman, Arnie Lawrence and Jan Metzger. "The fund drive for Greenbrier Community College Center is llnporlant to the larger Bluefield State College family," Caruth said. "The Jazz Ep.semble Is pleased to perlbrm near GCCC's proposed new location and be- fore the community college center's home audience." "The BSC Jazz Ensemble and sludenls of The Dance Sludio and Greenbrier Dance Academy promise a delightful afternoon," Thomas Greenstreet, CLU, event coordinator, said. "This is a pleasant way to snpport the community college fund drive." Menlbers of Ihe GCCC Stu- dent Education Association or- ganized by SEA president Bobble Jo Deitz and advisor Dr. Mary Relihan, along with other fat?- ulty, students and volunteers will serve sandwiches, desserts. drinks and popcorn at intermis- sion. "West Virginia Power Com- pany is sponsoring the event," Gl'eenstreet sakl. "Because West Virginia Power is underwriting the costs of this concert, there is no admission charge. Donations toward the colnmt|nily college center's relocation fund drive will be gratefully accepted at the door and every penny collected will go into the fund." For more information contact the Greenbrier Comnlunlty Col- lege Center at 645-3303. By Carol HaU America's Favorite Pastime Another winter has come and gone and once again it's time to raid the "frldge," fix up your fa- vorite beverage and reserve a seat In front of the TV for America's favorite pastime-- Baseball. Once again, the "boys of summer" take over the head- lines and hearts of sports fans. i'm a devoted Pittsburgh "Pi- "Take Me Out To The Ballgame," during the 7th Inning stretch. I like to watch the games by my- self. I yell and cheer and jeer. The Pirates used to play at Forbes Field in Oakland. That was a nice cozy field, a lot smaller than the one they play in History Is full of heroes. They are the substance of fact and fic- tlon that induce us to read and study the stories of the past. The activities of exceptional men and women in difficult situations and times of strife have shaped events and directed the course of mankind since the first group of humans gathered Into a rudi- mentary society. Great leaders are hon3red, revered and cher- Ished, yet all have been imper- fect. Every icon of history has been burdened by that characteristic of Greek mythological heroes, the fatal flaw. Such a flaw does not necessarily kill the hero, but may diminish him or her in the eyes.of history, and may serve to foll the hero's ambitions or cor- rupt his or her accomplish- ments. Richard Nixon will be re- garded in history as a hero. His life is a story of struggle, victory and defeat endlessly repeated. He was a man of great vision who was impeded by vindictive- ness and a singleness of purpose that Impelled hlm to win at any cost. In totaling Richard Nixon's career: he was a good man who honestly wanted to serve his country and to improve the lot of mankind. He made mistakes and he employed unethical and per- haps illegal tactics to further his cause and career. It is possible he believed hls opponents were doing the same, but that does not excuse him. Nlxon left office in a cloud of scandal and a presidential pardon may have preserved him from dire punish- ment. His humiliating departure from the White House was pun- Ishment enough. Richard i/ Nixon's accomplishments out- weigh his failures, and it is fit- ting that a day of mourning was set aside in his honor. There are no heroes whose feet are not partly of clay. No great man was ever free of hu- man foibles, and those who have gained stature among their peers did so in spite of some defect of character--or maybe because of it. When we look back on Rich- ard NLxon's public life, there is ample evidence of excessive zeal in pursuing certain goals, but that same zeal enabled the man to execute important accom- plishments in foreign and do- mestic affairs. He opened China to the west and secured an arms reduction agreement with Russia at the height of the cold war, and advanced the cause of the fl'ee world in many ways. NLxon was well-known and respected among world leaders and, even after his fall from grace, was ac- cepted by them as an elder statesman. On the home front, he attempted to salvage his predecessor's "Great Society" an tried to decentralize government a little by initiating revenue sharing. Among other thlngs he tied Social Security to the cost of living index, granted 18 year- olds lhe vote, and closed the Vi- etnam war. He was loved by many and hated by many, but that is the fate of any man who moved the world. He left the While House in disgrace, but: rose once more to worldwide prominence, and those who would cast stones should tliink twice; once of NLxon's sins, once of their own. Richard NLxon is laid to rest, a man with fatal flaw and feet of clay, but a hero none-the-less. May he rest ill peace. now. I've only been to one ball rates" fan. That's their real game in my life and that was be- name, but in "the city" they're fore they got the big stadium. also known as "those bums," The walk up the hill to Forbes "the Bucs,'and the "Bucco's." Field with hundreds of other My dad was a boxing fan. I fans, the smell of popcorn and remember him sitting in his fa- cotton candy and the yelling of vorlte chair with the radio close the vendors was so exciting to to his ear, raining blows on the me. 1 cheered everything, pop imaginary fighter, humping up flies, line hits, anything. They his shoulders, weaving and lost. Figures. Sometimes when I dodging, and making little watch on they win. Usually, "umph" sounds. You could al- they win. I've always felt like I ways tell when the fight was get- jinxed them that first time I ting hot as he'd yell, "Use yer went. Maybe I'm doing them a left, jab, jab, ahhh nuts." favor by staying away'?. Mom liked baseball. She'd sit -,. .... by the ope0 dining room 3 dow, fanning herself with the D i ---,- / newspaper. "Here comes /Liner," good, she'd say, "That bum, he can't hit worth anything." (,Visit a Pubhc Libraryf Every baseball team an- .,_ , j nouncer has his own special way of telling radio listeners when a player puts one out of the park. In Pittsburgh, when somebody got a good hit, a home run, the announcer would yell, "Here she comes. Open the window Aunt Minnie" and sometimes Mom would yell that right along with him. I watch baseball on TV when- ever I get the chance. They don't yell "Open the window Aunt Min- nie" anymore, but they do sing, Roy M. Gulshall, Auctioneer VRA - 1532 SATURDAY, MAY 7, 1994 - 10 a.m. HEVENER'S STORE - going out of business sale. Located 5 miles west of Monterey at Hightown, Va. ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES - F.M. platform scales; old Winchester & Peters amino list; Ramom's jar; 2 Chev. hub caps; new hand sheep shears; old yeast boxes; small Dr. Pepper sign; Boker commemorative knives; 2 columbus & 2 R.M. Titanic; 2 wheel hand cart; hand tongs; K.C. baking powder box; Bayerson spring oil & box; Trojan power box; Prestone & Esso oil & cans; 5 gal. Std. oil can; buggy rake teeth; mower guards; A.C. grain combine with sacker; Pepsi & Coke cartons; and much, much more. MICS. - Large asst. of bolts, nut, nails, 6" stove pipe ells, etc.; hinges; horse shoe calks; misc. home & garden supplies; wool twine; plow points; roofing; smooth wire; syrup cans; 10 key manual adding ma- chine; aluminum screen wire; milk oil dip and good selection of animal health products; Aladdin wicks; wooden clothes pins; auto. oil, brake fulid, W.S. washer, gas treatment, 2 cyc. oil; lot of misc. paint; linseed oil, candies; Wand's Tiller - B & S engine' & much more. GUNS - Rein model 700, 280 cal with Redfield illuminator 3x12 scope & sling; Thompson con. 45 colt (bored for 3" 410); Bushnell banner 6x40 scope; Winchester Model 12-12 guage; Winchester Model t905- 35 cal. Not responsible for accidents. Sale held rain or shine. Terms: Cash or check with proper I.D. Announcements made day of sale take precedence over all ads. Food & Drinks available. For information call owner, (703) 468-2366 or Roy Gutshall u ,|, 10:00 A.M. From Lewisburg take Rt. 219 North about 30 miles to Hillsboro (Dick McNeel Road) and 10 miles South of Marlinton Rt. 219. FARM EQUIPMENT 2940 JD Tractor (80 HP with turbo & cab), NH 851 Round Baler, NH HayOine (12 ft. cut), 315 NH Square Baler AC Combine (self pro lied 9' Cut); JD Grain Drill, AC 4 Row Sod Corn'Planter, Set 4 Bottom ~lows, 18 Cherokee Stock Trailer, 2 AC Self Unloading Wagons, 2 Grain Gravity Wagons, 2 Hay Wagons, AC Manure Spreader, JD Manure Spreader, JO Manure Spreader, Ensilage Blower with Pipe, AC 2 Row Chopper, Brillion Pulvimulcher, NH Feed Grinder Mixer (80 bu.), 48' NH Hay & Grain Elevator, Tri-axle Low-Boy Trailer, 20' Grain Auger with Electric Motor, Lely Tedder/rake, JD Scraper Blade, 1983 Dodge Pickup Heavy Duty 4x4-Automatic, Myers Snow Blade, AC Roto Baler, Bush Hog 10, Bush Hog 6', Ski-Doo Snow Mobile, Moisture Tester, Drill Press, 3 Bale Movers, 3 Hay Rakes, Creep Feeders, Paint Spray, Steel, Old Ties, Hydraulic Drill Press, Hydraulic Cylinder, Round Hay Feeders, Wooden Feed Troughs, All Purpose Sprayer (Tractor Hook-up), Sheep Shearing Blade Sharpener, Press with Large Jack, Hydraulic Seeder, 1985 Ford Escorts (Pony), and many small items. Sale conducted for Sinking Springs Farme, inc. Lanty McNeel, owner by .... KERMIT MORGAN, Auctioneer #479 BILLY MORGAN, Auctioner #605 TERMS: Settlement day of sale. , Lunch will be served. An Open Letter To The Citizens of Greenbrier County Living amoung you, my friends and neighbors, I know we share the same concerns, frustrations and hopes. Having never held political office, I have felt, as many of you have-- that my voice, my concerns, were falling on deaf ears. When our county's elected officials had decisions to make, it was their decisions, not ou__.r decisions. I realize that our officials are responsible not only to lead, but also to serve. I feel you can do neither without a deep concern for the wants and needs of the people by whom you have been elected. This is the foundation of my campaign for county commission. I feel as nearly all of you do about the issues which face our county. I feel the tax reappraisal is many times grossly unfair. I wish to see a reduction in the 25% unemployment in our county, I want to entice businesses that compliment our county. And, I believe the education of our youth is the foundation for a successful community, thus, I sup- port our libraries and our youth programs. in my concern for the safety of all our residents, I would strive to find the most workable solution for a holding facility for prisoners and their transportation to the regional jail. I feel it is urgent that our emergency services be equipped to meet our needs. Being a citizen, farmer and teacher in this county, I am acquainted personally with the everyday problems of finding enough monies to meet the needs of a growing community. Please consider me for your county commissioner, You know where I stand -- it's with you. t want to be Y_9_ r voice in county's govern- ment. Elect to the Greenbrier County Commission. Punch No. 85. Pd. for by candidate. ******************,* ,****, ( 5 l fi I 5 r C t 8 1 J