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Entertainment Briefs
Murphy becomes a father
Comedian Eddie Murphy became a father on November 18, reports
this week's issue of People magazine. The mother of the baby girl
is model Nicole Mitchell, 21, who Murphy has been seeing for
over a year.
Beach Boys object to special
An unlicensed ABC production about the Beach Boys is receiving
some not-so-good vibrations from the band. "It's not authorized,
and we're not getting paid," said the group's manager. "We don't
want to help them get any publicity, and we are refusing to.license
any of the music we can control." The telemovie is scheduled for a
spring airing.
Disney to create record label
The Walt Disney Co, unable to purchase a record company for a
price it considered reasonable, has announced plans to create its
own label. The label, titled Hollywood Records, will include rock
and roll,movie soundtracks, and other pop formats, and it is set to
begin business early next year.
Ringing the bells to
bring in the season
Handbell Soloist: Frank Bowker, one of just
four handbell soloists in the nation, appeared
last night in the Reed Lecture Hall as part of
the Cultural and Performing Arts Series. Mr.
Bowker's performance contained a variety of
music, ranging from classics such as
"Beethoven's Ninth ,Symphony" and "Chariots of
Fire" to modern music like "The Pink Panther"
and "Linus and Lucy" from Peanuts.
Behrend choir ready for
Christmas performance
by Michael Gettleman
Collegian Staff Writer
On the heels of a warm-up
performance at Diehl Elementary,
the Behrend Concert Choir is
now preparing for its show on
campus, scheduled for December
9 at 8 pm.
"We're really excited about the
songs that we've assembled this
year," says David Stuntz, director
of the choir. "The group has
worked very hard all semester arid
we're looking for the effort to pay
On some of the pieces, the
choir will be joined by the
Presque Isle Brass Quintet, a
group of five members from the
Erie Philharmonic Orchestra.
Says Stuntz, "The addition of the
brass ensemble adds a wonderful
touch to many of our pieces.
We're fortunate to have them
performing with us."
The songs which have been
selected vary in languages, places
of origin, and time periods. The
diverse program includes songs
from the 16th century up to
traditional American hymns.
The brass group will
participate on "Christmas
Contata," a three-part score by
Daniel Pinkham. This is a very
involved piece with. three distinct
sections, each having its own
unique rhythm.
The ladies of the choir will
1 Heavenly body
5 Edge
9 Drinking vessel
12 Comfort
13 Lampreys
.14 Native metal
15 Near . _
16 Grow genial
18 Sink in middle
20 Reverse: abbr.
22 Periods of time
24 Great quantity
27 Bivalve mollusk
29 Traced
31 Game at cards
32 Repulth
34 Profound
36 Symbol for
37 Reach
39 Mexican shawl
41 Symbol for
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sing a traditional piece called
"Patapan". This piece features
Michelle Gares on the piccolo
and Julie Buckler on the bongo.
Its catchy tempo has made this
one a favorite of the group.
The gentlemen also have an
exclusive piece. "You Come
Too" is from the poem
"Stopping By Woods On A
Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost
and was set to music by Randall
Thompson. It's a touching ballad
and, as Mr. Stuntz said, "If you
listen closely throughout, you
can almost hear the snow
There are some traditional
pieces as well which everyone
should be familiar with. The
program includes four-part
divicinng of geaconal favnritec
"Deck The Halls" and "The
Twelve Days Of Christmas."
The concert will utilize the
effects of the echo on "While
Shepherds Watched." A quartet
made up of Lalena Forsgren,
Laura Muns, Dan Cedrone and
David Starsnic will assist the
already astounding sound of the
Winter Garden. Another
selection, "Whence Is That
Goodly Fragrance Flowing?,"
features a strong soloist role by
Whitney Hoffacker., _ .
The "Lute-Book Lullaby" by
William Ballet is also on the
program. On this piece, the choir
42 Journey
44 Playthings
45 Antlered animal
47 Reverberation
49 Barracuda
50 Walk unsteadily
52 Corn plant parts
54 Symbol for
55 Lamprey
57 Go by water
59 Teutonic deity
61 High mountain
63 City in Russia
65 Skin ailment
67 Genus of cattle
68 Foundation
69 Wagers
1 Ocean
2 Gossip
3 Equally
4 Soak flax
5 Whiskers
puts forth a peaceful sound, much
like the sound of a lute.
Handbells are used on the piece
"Come Thou Redeemer." The
bells set a serene and seasonal
mood for the concert as a whole.
The choir will also perform
"Stale Nacht," a David Stuntz
original arrangement of the
traditional favorite "Silent Night"
as well as "II Est Ne Le Devin
Enfant." Translated, this means
"He Is Born The Divine Christ
Recently, the choir performed
a number of songs at our adopted
school, Diehl Elementary. Said
choir president David Starsnic, "It
was a lot of fun for us as well as
for the kids at Diehl. We really
enjoyed hearing them sing along
on • some of the more familiar
"We even provided some
comic relief on the 'Twelve Days
Of Christmas.' We did some hand
motions with the students and
used a few cute props that got
some laughs: It was nice to get
the practice in a public forum and
playing around with the kids was
king." .
The choir's one and only
performance will take place in the
Reed Building Winter Garden on
December 9 and it starts at 8 pm.
Tickets are on sale for $2 from
Mr: David Stunt?' at extension
6289 - or from any choir Member.
There is limited seating available.
Answers on
10 Chaldean city
6 Requite 11 Earth goddess
7 Negative prefix 17 That man
8 Manuscripts: 19 Forenoon
abbr. 21 Transported
9 Magnate with delight
23 Observes
25 Ship's crew
26 Free - from fraud
27 Mouth of
28 Flesh
30 Unwanted plant
33 Unit of Italian
currency: pl.
35 Those in
favor of
38 Keen
40 Mountains of
43 Aspects
46 Retains
48 Pope's scarf
51 French article
53 Spanish for
56 Tennis stroke
58 Experimental
room: colloq.
60 Legal matters
61 Hebrew letter
62 Behold!
64 Sun god •
66 Symbol for