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4 The Daily Collegian Monday, August 2,1976 Concerts, plays and movies on schedule Out of Town Concerts the Civic Arena Aug. 10. Peter forms Aug. sat 4 and 8 p.m. at Pittsburgh: George Benson Frampton, Gary Wright and the Allentown Fair. plays jazz Aug. 7at the Syria the Beach Boys are at Three Mosque. Earth, Wind and a Rivers Stadium Aug. 14. Fire and Ramsey Lewis are at* Allentown: America per- »>• * > Dance Band Concert The Dance Band will play “Great American Tunes” at a concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday on Herman G. Fisher Plaza. li m K ili i Vi 1 * /f** yj« a. 0,, fr5 ratio; ot\bf. UNUHUmUMI UIU A-S/iase&i' \ (and|ybkw 1-ftded / OPEtf— iO3O-8 : 5o 10-fc Setfunfesy Philadelphia: Janis lan Aug. 8 at the Robin Hood Dell West. The Beach Boys Aug. 11 115 SFta&erSi. in the Spectrum. Aerosmith Aug. 13 in the Spectrum. Tickets are available at Ticketron or at National Record Marts. coming attractions Concerts in Town The Dance Band will pre sent “Great American Tunes” outside Kern in Fisher Plaza at 7 p.m. Aug. 3. In case of rain the concert will be held in 102 Kern. Free. 1 The New York Renaissance Band performs Aug. 5 at 8 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Music Building. Free. The Un-Common After- Dinner Theatre will present a musical revue of Broadway songs entitled “Yankee Doodle Tune,” in Kern, 8 p.m. Aug. 5 and 6. Tickets may be purchased at the Kern In formation Desk or call 865- 1878 for reservations. “That Championship Sea son,” directed by veteran actor Edward Binns. Aug. 3 through 7. Playhouse Theatre. “Little Mary Sunshine.” Aug. 3 through 7 at the Pa vilion Theatre. “The Girls in 509." A satiri cal comedy on politics. Boal Barn Playhouse', now through Aug. 7. Cinema I. “Murder by Death.” Peter Sellers. Cinema 11. “The Omen.” The Flick. “The Big Bus.” Ruth Gordon, Stockard Channing and Lynn Redgrave in a rompingcomedy. State. “The Tenant,” starring Roman Polanski. The Garden. “That’s Enter tainment. Part 2.” Tuesday “Life Guard” begins. Mo'vies. "The Bad "News Bears.” Tatum O’Neal and Walter Matthau. The Screening Room. “Vir gin Snow.” Campus: “Death Wish.” Thursday through Sunday, 8 and 10 p.m. Pollock Rec Room. —Compiled by Barbara Coil r oz,Gfi <lp\o?& Ballet series ends By KATHLEEN PAVELKO Collegian Arts Writer The final performances this past weekend of the Pennsylvania Ballet demonstrated once again the versatility of this young company. Completing the summer series of three programs, which have included both romantic works like “Les Sylphides” and more modern ex periments like Harkarvy’s own “Con timuun,” the Pennsylvania Ballet presented in the classical mode Harkarvy’s “Madrigalesco” and in the modern, Robert Rodham’s “An American Rhapsody.” dance review “Madrigalesco,” which opened the program, is an elegant ballet suggested by the various 4 ' paintings of the Italian Renaissance. The choreography and costumes evoked the soft colors and music of those more courtly days. The women’s high-waisted gowns were especially ap propriate, a nice touch being the colored ribbons that swirled beneath the dancers’ gauze skirts. The men’s costumes, however, looked unfortunately like football jerseys. Although the movements of the men’s corps de ballet were a bit ragged the Joy of sex put to novel 'Come Out to Play' By KATHLEEN PAVELKO Collegian Arts Writer “Come Out to Play,” Alex Comfort Crown Publishers, N.Y. (1975) For those of you who have been reading “The Joy of Sex” behind the covers of Sam uelson’s “Economics,” here at last is a book by Alex Comfort even your maiden aunt Gertrude would admit reading. Book review Comfort such a marvelous name for a sexologist wrote “Come Out to Play” in Britain in 1961, although the novel has only recently been published in the United States. The novel’s original publication date is even evident from Comfort’s note that “in those days, explicit sexual matters had to be written in Sanskrit.” Despite its decorous tone, “Come'Out to Play” is unmistakably by GsTouSoSrconcer^ tI SJg3 7pm STOCK LIQUIDATION SALE “Everything Must Be Sold" The Book Place 204 W. College Ave. ALL HARDBACK BOOKS REDUCED TO 50' & LESS!! OPEN 10 ajn. to 10 p.m. daily • Ask about storage shelves for sale • I* ** *** ** I FREE! ! 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Rodham’s ballet brings together our gaudy patriotism and our way of loving:' Uncle Sam introduces the innocent lovers, the sailor and his girl, the moll and the gangster and the sophisticated couple we idolize in film. This fantastic assemblage culminates in an art-deco sequence: a platinum-haired dream in a splendid art-decodress waltzes with her elegant partner in tie and tails across a silver stage in Gershwin’s finale to “Rhapsody in Blue,” showing what Radio City Music Hall and America were like in the great days of the past. the author of “Joy of Sex”: the protagonist shows a definite' preference for obscure Oriental copulatory positions in which th# woman hangs upside down. “Come Out to Play” recounts the adven ' Hires of George Goggins, a pioneer sexthera pist who also experiments personally in his chosen field. The results of Goggins’ research are hardly scientific they are merely hilar ious. • A Along with, his lover-assistant-personal therapist Dulcinea, Goggins sets about improving the sex lives of the wealthy and upper-caste of Paris and London. This turns out to be a more difficult task than expected money will not buy everything, it seems so Goggins enlists the aid of a chemist who has developed a perfume-aphrodisiac. ;i A little of that powerful stuff in the victim’s soap and even the stiffest upper lips begin to quiver. When an entire quart of it is let loose, Comfort’s later effort, “Joy of Sex,” becomes irrelevant. Comfort’s gospel Sex is Fun—was never better preached than in this witty novel. Alas, there are no pictures. at the regular price Get identical Medium PIZZA fisher Plaza Deliveries from 8 p.m. -1 a.m.