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Metro Detroit Calendar   

Week ending September 24, 1976

Detroit & Suburbs

Al Georges, 18458 James Couzens nr. 6 mile. Opus IV

All Around, 25621 Ecorse Rd., 2926838. Mon-Tues., Deep South, Wed. -Sun., Jack Rainwater. $1.00 cover Fri.-Sat.

Alvaro's 1824 W. 14 Mile, Royal Oak Wayne Harper Trio thru Sept., 8:30 Mon.-Sat. No Cover.

A-Tran, 28076 Grand River, Novi, 348-2820. Wed.-Sat., The Dittilies thru Sept.

Bruno's Lounge, 17323 Harper nr. Cadieux, 882-2010. Detroit Blues Band thru Sept.

Barnaby's Lounge, Middlebelt 2 blks. n. of Ford Rd., Garden City, 427-0102. Zoom thru Sept.

Baker's Keyboard Lounge, 20510 Livernois, 864-1200. Stanley Turrentine & Band, Sept. 14-19 9:30, 11:15,1:00. Cover $4.00 per person.

Belanger House, Main at 12 Mile, Royal Oak. 548-8700. Harvest, Tues.-Sat.

Bob & Rob's  28167 John R., Madison Heights, 541-9213. Lenore Paxton sings alone on Mon. & Tues; with band and Don Fagenson on bass, Wed-Sat., no cover.

Bobbies English Pub, 30100 Telegraph, Birmingham, 642-3700. J.C. Heard, 1 Wed.-Sat. thru Sept.

Bobbies Lounge, 15414 Telegraph Redford, 531-0189. Sound Gene ration Tues.-Sat. $1.00 Fri.-Sat.

Brendan's Irish Pub, 34505 Grand River, Farmington, 477-5090. Freeman Tucker Band thru Sept.

Bijou, Southfield Rd. at 13 Mile, Southfield. 644-5522: Jim Jew hurst, Wed.-Sat. thru Sept.

Bogarts Lounge, 26355 Michigan Ave., West of Beech-Daly, Inkster, 277-7651. The Sounds Inc. Cover Wed.-Sat.

Community Music Series, 1st Unitarian Church, Forest at Cass, 833-9107. Sept. 19, Advocates Arts Committee. (Jazz & Bop style music) 8pm.

Clamdiggers, 30555 Grand River, Farmington Hills, 478-3800. Gary Primo Mon.-Fri., 4-7; Bob Milne 7:30-11 thru Sept.

Compared to What, Trinity Methodist Church, 13100 Woodward in Highland Park, 865-3440 893-0942. Shoo-Be-Doo Sept. 17, Bob White & Vince Sadowski Sept. 24, Bob White Oct. 1.

Dee Jays Lounge, 5 2899 Van Dyke at 24 Mile Rd., Shelby Township, 731-6175. Box Lunch thru Sept.

D.B.'s, Hyatt Regency, Dearborn, 593-1234. Sept. 14-18 Sarah Vaughan; Sept. 20-25 Mel Torme; Sept. 27 Oct. 2 Lou Rawles; Oct. 4-9 Bobby Rydell; Oct 11-16 Billy Eckstine; Oct. 18-23 Charlie Callas; Oct. 2630 Phyllis Diller.

Delta Lady, Woodward, south of 9 Mile Rd., 545-5483. Sept. 17-23, Satorie . No cover weekdays.

Dewey's Lounge, Michigan Inn, 16400 J.L. Hudson Dr., Southfield, 559-6500. Struttin thru Sept. Showtime 9pm. No cover.

Desoppers, 12 Mile & Harper, St. Clair Shores, 755-9192. Entourage thru Sept.

Doug's Body Shop, 22061 Woodward bet. 8 & 9 Mile, 399-1040. Mon., Dr. Dick and his Good Vibes; Tues.Sat. Tommy Good and Plenty. No cover. Fine food.

Driftwood Lounge, Grand River at Inkster, KE5-6700. Cameldrivers thru Sept.

Ethel's Cocktail Lounge, E. Mack east of Grand Blvd. 922-9443. Sept. 18-19 Deep Heat

Francesco's 22302 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, 561-1655. The New Medium Sept. 14-Oct.2.

Gino's Falcon Showbar, 19901 Van Dyke at Outer Drive, 893-0190. The Eye thru Sept.

Henry's Cocktail Lounge, 7645 Fenkell 341-9444. Please call for information.

Holiday Inn Lounge, Woodward in Highland Park, 883-4550. Wed.Sat., Dave Hamilton thru Sept.

Inn Between, 3270 W. Huron, Waterford, 682-5690. Sept. 15-18 Dan Schafer; Sept. 12-21, 26-28 Cher; Sept. 29-Oct. 2 Travis.

Interlude Lounge, 5491 E. 12 Mile Rd, Warren, 751-4340. Jerry Libby & Co., thru Sept.

Kings Row Showcase Lounge, W. Chicago at Meyers, 834-1260. Bluenotes Sept. 16-19.

The Library 37235 Groesbeck, Mt. Clemens 1-465-6579. The I Band thru Sept.

La Honda, 6340 Auburn Rd., Utica, 739-1017. Jim Gold thru Sept.

Living Room, 23307 Telegraph, 676-7373. Kenny Miller & the Winding Road. (Country-Western).

Leone's Lounge & Arcade, 2179 Fort Park St. 3 blks. S. of Southfield, Lincoln Partf, 382-9725. Sue Crystle Sept. 14-18, Ruby Jones Sept. 21-25.

Mardi Gras, Fullerton & Livernois, 931-3212. Sept. 17-19 Wild Disco & Carolyn Crawford.

Music Station, Midtown Theatre, Canfield at Third: Sept. 17 & 18, Marcus Belgrave & the Jazz Workshop; Sept. 24 & 25, Sam Sanders & visions.

Odeyssey, 27346 Ford Rd., Dearborn Hts. 278-8597. Mirah thru Sept.

Old Mills Attic, 5838 Dixie Hwy., Waterford, 623-9300. Jo Ann Allen thru Sept.

Olde World Cafe, Pine Lake Mali, Orchard Lake at Lone Pine Rds. Sept. 15-18, David Reske; Sept. 1921 Jan Eugenides; Sept. 22-25 Carl Glover; Sept. 26-28 Jan Eugenides; Sept. 29-Oct 2 Paul & Donna.

Power's Place, 30750 Little Mack, Sunny Acres Golf Club, 293-1410. Sept. 15-18, Eddie Powers Touch System; Sept. 21, Cabaret of Magic; Sept. 22-25, Eddie Powers Touch System.

Peppermill Lounge, 8 Mile Rd., east of Groesbeck, 526-4502. Peter Damian, Wed.- Sat ; Sept. 22, Tom Powers for 2 wks.

Perfect Blend, 24901 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield, 353-4070. Mon. & Tues., Shoo-Be-Doo;Sept. 1519 Feather Canyon; Sept. 20-21, Mickey's Pulsating Unit.

Playboy Club, 20231 James Couzens, So. of 8 Mile Rd., 863-8855. A Touch of Vegas, thru Sept.

Poison Apple, 38418 Ford Rd., Westland, 326-3500. Riot and Scandles thru Sept.

Rapa House Concert Cafe, 96 E. Fisher Fwy., 961-9846. After Hours Jam Sessions, Sat. 2-6am.

Raven Gallery, 29101 Greenfield, Southfield, 566-2622. Sept. 1426 Mirabai. Cover $3.50.

Red Carpet, 16427 E. Warren, at Outer Drive., 885-0570. Sept. 15-19 Rusty Days Citizens Band; Sept. 20 -21 Ted Lucas.

Roostertail, 100 Marquette at the river. 823-2000. Sept. 10-19. Springfield Sept. 21-Oct, Jubilation, starring the many moods of Paul Lochrico.

The Starting Point, 25060 Southfleld Rd. cor. of 10 Mile, 557-5075. Sept. 18-18, Baraboo; 20-25, 27 Oct. 2, Air Tight.

Shorecrest Lounge, 23117 Harper, St. Clair Shores, 776-3033. Sept. 17 Oct. 3, Riviera's; Sept. 11-Oct. 10, Danny Woods.

Stock Exchange Lounge, 27554 Warren, W. of Inkster Rd., 261-7130.

T. B. Conspiracy. Studio Lounge, 6921 Wayne Rd., Westland, 729-2540. Sept. 14-19, 2126, Fourth Chapter.

Ted's Gatsby Room, Woodward at Square Lake Rd., Bloomfleld Hills, 338-0327. The Showcasemen thru Sept.

Tipperary Pub, 8287 Southfield, 271-5870. Jim Perkins & the Tipperary Aires.

Top of the Pontch, Pontchartrain Hotel, downtown, 965-0200. Mel Ball & Colours. Tues.-Sat., No cover.

Trio at Franklin Place, Northwestern Hwy. at 12 Mile, 358-1860. Bobbie Laurel Trio.

Union St. One, 15016 Mack, Grosse Pte. Park, 331-0018. Sept. 17-18, Gregg Bar; Sept. 19, Robin Morgan; Sept. 20, Aurel Roy; Sept. 21, Roy Kamalay ; Sept. 22, Stanley & Hollars; Sept. 23, Jan Eugenides.

Viking Lounge, 179 S. Gratiot, Mt. Clemens, 1-463-0410. Sept. 9-25, Coat of Arms.

Vineyards, Franklin at Northwestern, Southfield, 357-2579. Tues.-Sat., Ursula Walker, Matt Michaels, and Jack Brokensha.

Watts Club Mozambique, Fenkell at Northlawn, 864-0240. Sept. 14-19, Roy Ayers; Sept. 21-26, Ronnie Dyson.

Westside Six, 24052 W. McNichols,  1/2 blk. W. of Telegraph, 255-0135. Wed.-Sun., White Wolf ; Mon.-Tues., Salem Witchcraft.

Windjammer, Plymouth at Farmington Rd., Livonia, 422-7155. Eddie Kay, Fri.-Sat.

Ann Arbor

The Ark Coffeehouse, 1421 Hill st., 761-1451: Every Wed., open mike hootenanny, $.7 5; 91 7-18, Highwoods String Band, $3; 924-25. Utah Phillips, $2.50.

The Apartment, 2200 Fuller Rd. (in Huron Towers), 769-4060: New Direction every Mon.-Sat.

The Blind Pig, 208 S. First St., 994-4780: 9/15, All Directions; 9-17/18, The Silvertones; 9/20, Boogie Woogie Red; 9/22, Benson Drellis Quartet; 924-25, The Tribe($1.50). Cover $1 downstairs only Mon. & Wed., $1 up & down weekends.

Blue Frogge, 611 Church St. (off South Univ.), 995-5955: Disco Mon.-Sat.

Del Rio, 122 W. Washington St., 761-2530: Every Monday lunch, guitarist Gale Benson, 12-1:30; every Sunday afternoon beginning at 5 pm, live jazz, free.

Mr. Flood's Party, 9/15, 22-25, Longhorn; 9/16-18, Country Folk; 9/19 & 26, Gwen & Kevin; 9/20, Eric Bach ; 9/21 , Gemini ; every Fri. 4:30-7:30, Mike Smith & His Country Volunteers, free.

Golden Falcon, 314 Fourth Ave., 7613548: Every Sunday, Benson & Drellis Quartet ; every Mon., II V I Orchestra (15 piece jazz band); every Wed., Headwind ; every Thurs., The Silvertones; every Fri. & Sat., Melodioso. $1 cover.

Heidelberg, 215 N. Main, 663-7758: Every Fri. & Sat., Mustard's Retreat in the Rathskeller, no cover.

Jackson Road Logging Co., 2800 Jackson Rd. (in the Ramada Inn), 769-0700: Disco every night except Mon., $1 cover.

Page One, Arborland Shopping Center, 971-6877: Salazar nightly, $1 cover on weekends.

Pretzel Bell, 120 E. Liberty, 761-1470: Every Fri. & Sat., The RFD Boys.

The Roadhouse, North Territorial at U.S. 23, 4 miles N. of Ann Arbor: 9/15, 17-18, Mojo Boogie Band; 9/22, 24 & 25, The Rockets. Open 9 pm-2 am.

Rubaiyat, 102 S. First St., 663-2401: Every Fri. & Sat., Celebration; every Tues. & Thurs., disco.

Sandlewood Lounge, 100 S. Fourth Ave. (in the Ann Arbor Inn), 769-9500: live entertainment nightly.

Second Chance, 516 E. Liberty St., 994-5350: 915-19, Cimmeron Show Review; 9/20-21, Sonics Rendezvous; 9/22, Luther Allison; 9/23-26, Brainstorm. Cover weekdays $1 students $1.50 others; weekends $1.50 students $2 others.

Westbank, 2900 Jackson Rd. (in the Holiday Inn West), 665-4444: Live bands and disco, no cover,


Casa Nova Restaurant, 11 W. Michigan Ave., 483-3027: Every Wed.-Sat., Carl Adams & Jerry Blackburn.

Huron Hotel & Lounge, 124 Pearl St., 483-1771: Disco nightly; Monday is Greek night; Thurs., ballroom dancing, no cover.

The Pub, 205 W. Michigan Ave., 485-2573: Every Wed.-Sat., live music.

Spaghetti Bender, 23 N. Washington, 485-2750: Every Fri. & Sat., 9-1 2, classical guitarist. Pete Miller; every Sunday, 9-11, Stoney Creek, no cover, no minimum. Food till 12.

The Sure Thing, 327 E. Michigan, 4827130: Live rock bands nightly.

T.C.'s Speakeasy, 207 W. Washington, 483-4470: Every Sun., John Jocques; every Mon). & Tues., Mike Lebert; every Wed. & Thurs., Ty Cool; every Fri. S. Sat., Ty Cool & Mark Hurst. No cover. 

East Lansing

Olde World Cafe, 211 M.A.C. Ave., East Lansing, (517) 351-3535: 9/17, Jim Spillaine; 9/18, Barry Bros.; 9/19, Dennie Byrum ; 9/20, Terry & Bobbie; 9/21, Barb Bailey 9/22, Joel Mabus; 9/23, Sally Rogus; 9/24, Bob & Larry; 9/25, Barry Bros.; 9/26. Joel Grifka.

Hobies, 930 Trowbridge, E. Lansing, (517)351-3800: Sept. Sun. 12-19/26, Joel Mabus; Mon. 13-20-27, Roy Kamalay;Tues. 14-21-28, Joel Grifka; Wed. 15-2 2-29, Northern Lights; Thurs. 16-23-30, Bob Bailey; Fri. 17, John Campbell; Sat. 25, Schrieber & Pinkney.

Lizard's Underground, 224 Abbott Rd., E. Lansing, (517) 351-2285: Satchel Page Band (Blues & country swing). Sept. 15-18.

Silver Dollar Saloon. 3411 E. Michigan Ave., E. Lansing, (517) 351-2451: Sept. 14-19, Phoenix; Sept. 20-26. Cazmir, Sept. 27-Oct. 3, Airbus.

Peanut Barrel, 521 E. Grand River, E. Lansing: Sept. 15-19, Orange Lake Drive (formerly Lothlorian).


Detroit & Suburbs

Sept. 17: Temptations at Pine Knob.

Sept. 18: Reggae Show with Heat Wave Express, Trinidad Brothers Steel Band, Soulful Breed, Lily Ferguson, at the Showcase with West Indian food too. Temptations at Pine Knob.

Sept. 19: Gino Vanelli with Chris De Burgh at Masonic. Detroit String Quartet at Orchestra Hall.

Sept. 23: Berlioz, Aldo Ceccato conducting at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at Ford Aud., 8:30 pm.

Sept. 24: Ron English with his 9 piece Orchestra at U.M.-Dearborn, R.O.C.

Sept. 25: Berlioz, Aldo Ceccato conducting, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Ford Aud., 8:30 pm. Leslie West & Duke and the Drivers at the Royal Oak Theatre, 7:30 pm.

Sept. 25 & 26: Motor City Music Weekend at the Showcase; 25th, Ron English & 9, Sam Sanders and Vision, Thrust, Leo Lyons; 26th, Rockets, Sonics Rendevous Band, Punks, Ted Lucas & Spikedrivers.

Sept. 26: Jazz Odyssey '76 with Grover Washington Jr., Roy Ayers Ubiquity, Marlena Shaw, and Air Tight Orchestra at Masonic, 8:00 pm.

Sept. 30: Shostakovich, Stravinsky conducted by Aldo Ceccato, Ford Aud., 8:30.

Oct. 1: Cheech and Chong at the Royal Oak Theatre, 7:30 pm.

Oct. 3: Gil Scott-Heron at the Showcase. Grateful Dead at Cobo, 8:00 pm.

Oct. 5: Tommy Bolin at Ford. Joseph Mayes, lute & guitar at U.M.-Dearborn, Sisson Rm., 8pm.

Oct. 10: Black Oak Arkansas at Cobo.

Oct. 23 & 24: The World of Star Trek starring Gene Roddenberry at the Royal Oak Theatre, 12:30 pm & 7:30 pm.



   'Well, here we are once again with our "edutational" observations on the best live music in "Metropolitan Detroit and Greater Michigan," like the sign out front says.
   I hope you found last week's offerings stimulating-I certainly did. As a matter of fact, I'm buzzing so hard from all the music last weekend that I almost missed this class altogether! Good thing I didn't, because we've got a lot to cover this week too:

   The big news is Marcus Belgrave & the New Detroit Jazz Ensemble at Roy Brooks' MUSIC Station, now (as of last weekend) comfortably ensconsed in Ron Milner's Midtown Theatre, Third and Canfield. The big band from the Jazz Development Workshop will fill the Station Friday-Saturday, midnight to dawn

  "Back in Town" is the word for Eddie Jefferson, the legendary vocalese innovator called back to Dummy George's by popular demand-this time for ten big days starting Friday, Sept. 17. Roy Brooks & the Artistic Truth, with Kenny Cox, Cass Harris, Vince Bowens and a cast of many, surround the master vocalist like velvet around a gemstone

   The Blue Notes-reportedly sans Harold Melvin and Teddy Pendergrass- show off their new act at King's Row, West Chicago at Meyers, Sept. 16-19

   The ever-changing Temptations, still trying to find a contemporary pocket that both feels and sounds good, light up the stars at Pine Knob, Sept. 17-18

   Classy, sassy Ms. Sarah Vaughan woos the supper-club set at db's in the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dearborn-Sept. 14-18

   Just as sassy and ever so classy herself, Ms. Carolyn Crawford and her band hold down the stand at B.J.'s Mardi Gras Lounge, Livernois south of Davison,Sept. 17-19

   Sun reviewer (see The Vortex this issue) and maniac bassist composer-poet-bandleader Reginald "Shoo-Be-Doo" Fields takes you out with a stellar Detroit jazz unit Sept. 17 at the Compared to What? coffeehouse, in the Trinity Methodist Church at Woodward and Buena Vista, Highland Park. Dr. Doo and his crew are also working the Perfect Blend in Southfield, Mondays and Tuesdays       

   Detroit's own reggae roots get a fine airing Sept. 18- at the Showcase Theatre, of course-with Horatio Bennett's Heatwave Express, the Trinidad Bros. Steel Band, the Soulful Breed, and Lily Ferguson

   Look out for tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine and his quartet at Baker's Keyboard Lounge, Livernois at 8 Mile, now through Sunday

   Legendary pianist Vernon "Boogie Woogie Red" Harrison- the east side's finest -continues to treat the Blue Monday blues every week at Ann Arbor's Blind Pig Cafe, 208 So. First Street

   Coming: Sam Sanders & Visions will kick off the Motor City Music weekend at the Showcase Theatre Sept. 26, joined by Ron English & 9, James Brown's Thrust, and the Leo Lyons (featuring insanity's Bobby Franklin on voice) . . . followed Sept. 27 by The , Rockets, Sonic's Rendezvous band, Ted Lucas & the Spikedrivers, and Pontiac's notorious Punks for an evening of Motor City Rock & Roll-just like the old days, huh kids? . . .

   And Jazz Odyssey '76 will bring Grover Washington back to Masonic once again, this time with vocalist Marlena Shaw and vibist /vocalist Roy Ayers. Do your homework!


Detroit & Suburbs

Those wishing to tour any of the facilities listed I should write or phone in advance for details on length of tour, availability of tour on any particular date and restrictions on age or group size.

Detroit Free Press, 321 w. Lafayette (222-6888 or 222-6415). Tour of editorial & production facilities. Group tours by appointment only.

Detroit Metropolitan Water Department, 11000 E. 8 Mile Rd. (371-2525). Water filtration plant. One-day notice for up to 10 persons, two-week appointment for 11 to 35 persons. Min. age, 12 yrs. Also waste water treatment plant at 9300 W. Jefferson (8421 900).

Detroit Tonight Tours: Tour offers a complete, fully-escorted night out on the town aboard an English double-decker bus, featuring cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner and entertainment at two or three of downtown's finest establishments. There are also daytime tours and a restaurant lunch stop. Advance reservations required. 300 W. Larned (across from Cobo Hall). 961-5180.

Fair Lane Center: Former home of automotive pioneer Henry Ford, the 56 room mansion is open for tour on Sunday, 1-4:30 pm. On the campus of University of Michigan-Dearborn, 4901 Evergreen between

Ford Road Rouge Michigan. 271-2300 Ext. 343. Ford Rouge Plant, Dearborn. Tours of Mustang II assembly line & hot strip steel mill begin at Ford Guest Center on Village Road between Oakwood & Southfield Fwy. opposite Greenfield Village. Call (322-0034) for schedules & arrangement or write Guest Relations, Ford Guest Center, 20800 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Mich. 48121.

General Motors Technical Center, 12 Mile & Mound Rd., Warren (575-0334). Guided 50 min. tours of GM's unique research & development facilities include grounds. Design & Research staff bldgs. & 3 special exhibit tents. Mon.-Sun. (10 am-5 pm). Groups of 10 or more by appt. June 1-Sept. 7.

Greenfield Village-Henry Ford Museum, Henry Ford's famous outdoor and indoor museum of Americana, a showplace of America's past from colonial times through the early twentieth century. Hours: 9 am-5 pm weekdays, 6 pm weekends. Oakwood Blvd. (one-half mile east of Michigan Ave.) Dearborn. It can be reached via 1-94 or Southfield X-Way. 271-1976 and 271-1620.

Meadow Brook Hall, Oakland University, Rochester (377-3140), 16th Century Tudor-style mansion. $3.50, $2 under 12 & sr. citizens. Group rate for more than 20 afternoons, more than 30 in eves.

Stroh Brewery, 909 E. Elizabeth (961-5840). Beer-making & bottling. Thru May, weekdays (10:30 am & 2 pm). June-Sept.: weekdays, hourly (11 am-3 pm). Max group 15.


The Art Gallery of Windsor: New museum converted from abandoned brewery, featuring finest works by Canadian artists. Graybiel, Royal Ontario Museum & children's galleries, sculpture terrace, cafeteria. Unique gift shop. 445 Riverside Dr. West.

Double-Decker Bus Tours. Bessie and Bertie, authentic old English buses, tour major points of interest in Windsor. Tours leave Dieppe Park on Ouellette & Riverside Dr. 7 days a week. Adults $2, children $.75.

Jackson Park Sunken Garden. Natural beauty of extensive gardens glow at night from 400 ornamental lights in flower beds and shrubs. Fountains with underwater lights, sculpture "Coordination" and Lancaster Memorial Bomber decorate grounds. Tecumseh and Ouellette.

Point Pelee National Park. Long, partially wooded peninsula is southernmost point of Canadian mainland extending into Lake Erie. 3,859 acres, with beaches, fishing areas, picnic facilities, boardwalks, camping grounds, nature trails, forests and one of a few remaining fresh water marshes in North America. Array of plant-life from cacti to tropical, migration flyway for birds and monarch butterflies. East of Leamington on Highway No. 3.


Detroit Antique & Collections Show Sale:

Sept. 16-19, 1 pm to 11 pm daily except Sun. 1 pm to 9 pm, Light Guard Armory, 4400 E. Eight Mile, Detroit, Admission. Phone 823-2233.

Disco Fashion Concert Magic Porte: Jazz East, Gratiot at Holcomb, featuring Thrust, also The Austin Models. Sept. 19, 5-9 pm. $4.00 in advance, $4.50 at door. 865-8457 9-6

 Grand Rapids Public Museum: Sept. 11-Oct. 17, Quilts, Sept. 19-Nov. 14, "122 Years of Collecting". Mondays through Fridays. 10 am to 5 pm. Sat., Holidays, 2 pm to 5 pm. 54 Jefferson, S.E., Grand Rapids (616) 456-5494.

Grape and Wine Festival: Paw Paw, Michigan Sept. 16-19.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: at Olympia Stadium, Sept. 21-Oct. 3. Tickets $6.50, $5.50, $4.

Ypsilanti-Eastern Michigan University: Kappa Karnival '76 Tsa Talent Show, Beauty Pagant, Rides, Games. Sept. 24, 7 pm-3am, Sept. 26, 11 am-6 pm. Disco Fri-Sat


Detroit & Suburbs

Detroit Film Theatre at the Art Institute, two shows nightly, 7 & 9:30: Sept. 17, "Zandy's Bride"; Sept. 18, "The Lady Vanishes"; Sept. 19, "Touch of Evil"; Sept. 24, "The lceman Cometh"; Sept. 25, "California Split"; Oct. 1, "Castle of Pur tv"; Oct. 2, "Pickpocket"; Oct. 3, "A Bird That Sings."

U of M Dearborn Films: Room 179 E.L.B.- Admissions $1.00; American Film Series: Wed.-Sat., 9:45 pm; Sun. 6:30 pm, Sept. 15-19, "Bananas"; Sept. 22-26, "The Last Detail"; Sept. 29-Oct. 3, "Young Frankenstein". Foreign Film Series: Wed.-Sat. 7:30 pm;Sun. 4:30 pm: Sept. 15-19, "Swept Away"; Sept. 22-26, "The Passenger"; Sept. 29-Oct. 3, "Last Tango In Paris."

Royal Oak Public Library Sound Film Series, 222 E. 11 Mile, Free, 6:30 pm: Sept. 23, "Stairway To Heaven" with David Niven; Sept. 30, "Open City" with Anna Magnani; Oct. 7, "Farewell To Arms" with Gary Cooper, Helen Hayes.

Ramona Theatre, 13705 Gratiot nr. 6 Mile, 527-4110. Sept. 17-19, "That's Entertainment-Part II" and "The Return of the Pink Panther", $1.00 admission. Live music coming soon. 

"Skyriders" & "Moving Violation", Alger, Allen Park, Calvin, Camelot, Carousel, Farmington 4, Macomb (Mt. Clemens), Parkway, Punch & Judy, Showboat, Taylor Cinema, Terrace, Universal City.

"Don't Open The Window", Adams, Norwest, Beacon East, Royal Oak, Northgate, Showcase (Sterling Hts.). "Sparkle" & "Black Belt Jones", Fox. "Tunnel Vision" & "A Boy and His Dog",Old Orchard, Towne, Eastland, Parkway, Wyandotte Annex, Movies (Fairlane), Quo Vadis, Miracle Mile, Movies (Lakeside), Showcase (Sterling Hts.).

"Seven Beauties" & "Swept Away", - Studio 4, Birmingham.

"Silent Movie", Americana, Allen Park, Showcase (Pontiac), Terrace, Movies (Fairlane), Movies (Lakeside), Warren (Cinema City). "Hot Potato" & "5 Fingers of Death", Madison. '

"The Groove Tube", "Flesh Gordon", & "The Cheerleaders", Pontiac, Van Dyke.Wayne Drive-lns.

"The Great Scout and Cathouse Thursday", Abbey, Macomb Mali, Dearborn, Pontiac Mali, Tel-Ex Cinema, Gateway (Sterling Hts.), Radio City, Universal, Livonia Mali, Showboat.

"Murder By Death", Carousel, La Parisien, Somerset Mali, Americana, Farmington 4, Movies (Lakeside), Southgate, Beacon East, Gateway, Showcase (Pontiac).

"St. Ives", Livonia Mali, Showboat, Tel-Ex Cinema, Palms, Movies (Fairlane), Showcase (Pontiac), Warren (Cinema City), Bloomfield, Quo Vadis, Showcase (Sterling Hts.), Woods.

"In Search of Noah's Ark", Farmington 4, Main (Royal Oak), Tel-Ex Cinema, Westborn.

"And Now For Something Completely Different" & "If", Cabaret. "The Pom Pom Girls", Kingswood, Gratiot, Tel-Ex Cinema, Algiers, Michigan, Wyandotte Main, Grand River.Troy.

"Drum", Grand Circus, Mercury.

"Logan's Run", Abbey, Livonia Cinema, Showcase (Sterling Hts.), Macomb Cinema, Southland, Bel Air, Dearborn, Quo Vadis.

"Harry & Walter Go To New York", Eastland, Old Orchard, Southland, Macomb Mali, Pontiac Mali, Dearborn, Movies (Prudential Ctr.), Quo Vadis.

The" Rocky Horror Picture Show", Towne beginning Sept. 29.

"End of the Game", at specially selected theatres, beginning Sept. 22.

"Breaking Point" & "Fighting Mad", at theatres and drive-ins, beginning Sept. 15.

Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor Film Co-Op, Aud. A- Angell Hall or Modern Languages Bldg., U of M. 769-7787: Showtimes 7 & 9, adm. $1.25. 9-15, "I Vitelloni" (1953, Federico Fellini) 7 only, "La Strada" (1954, Federico Fellini) 9 only; 9-16, "Blow-Up" (1966, Antonioni); 9-17, "Harold & Maude" (1971, Hal Ashby) 7 & 10:30, "The Wrong Box" (1966, Bryan Forbes) 8:45 only- MLB 3, "The Night of the Following Day" (1969, Hubert Cornfleld) 7 only, "Viva Zapata" (1952. Ella Kazan) 9 only- MLB 4; 9-18. "Shampoo" (1975, Hal Ashby) MLB 3, "Spellbound" (1945, Alfred Hitchcock) 7 only, "North By Northwest" (1959, Hitchcock) 9 only- MLB 4; 919, "Closely Watched Trains" (Czech, 1966, Jiri Menzel) 7 & 10:30, "Intimate Lightning" (Czech, 1965, Ivan Passer) 8:45 only- MLB 4; 921, "Les Enfants Terrible" (Frenen 1949, JeanPierre Melville) 7 only The Milky Way (La Voie Lactee) (French, 1969, Luis Bunuel) 9 only- Aud. A, "King of Hearts" (1967, Phillppe de Broca) MLB 3; 9-22, "Singin'n the Rain" (1952, Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly); 923, "MacBeth" (1948, Orson Welles) 7 only. "Falstaff" (1966, Orson Welles) 9 only -Aud. A ; 924, "Psycho" (1960, Alfred Hitchcock) 7 & 10:30, "Le Boucher (the Butcher)" 8:45 only- MLB 3; 925, "The Point" (1970, Fred Wolf) 1:30, 3 & 4:30, "The Four Musketeers" (1975, Richard Lester) MLB 3, "Swingtime" (1936, George Stevens) 7 only, "Gold Diggers of 1933" (1933, Mervyn LeRoy) 9 only- MLB 4.

Cinema Guild, Old Architecture Aud. (Tappan & Monroe), 662-8871

BEN'S HI-CHAPPARAL, 6683 Gratiot, 923-0601 Disco every night.

BOGART's 26355 Michigan Ave., Inkster, 277-7651. Disco every Night.

BOOGIE DOWN LOUNGE. 9933 Greenfield (betw. Chicago and Plymouth) 835-5811. Open every night.

BERT'S BLACK HORSE Saloon, 8239 Gratiot Nr. Van Dyke, 9213739: Disco Thurs-Sat., Paco, D.J.

CLUB FEVER, McNichols at Woodward, 867-9568.

CORAL GABLES, 2245 N. Woodward, Berkley, 398-7333. Tues.Sun., Terra-Nova.

CRACKER's 1403 S. Commerence Nr. 15 Mile, 624-6662: Mon-Sat. Tues. dance lessons.

DIAMOND LOUNGE, 15350 Fenkel (1 bik. east of Greenfield) 493-9635 Thurs. - Sun., D.J. Sweet Jerry.

ELEPHANT DISCO, Livernois & Long Showtimes 7 & 9:05, adm. $1.25; 9-15, "Smiles Of A Summer Night" (Swedish, 1955, Ingmar Bergman); 9-16, "Birth Of A Nation" (1915, D.W. Griffith) silent, 7 & 10; 917 & 18, "Swept Away" (Italian, 1975 Lina Wertmuller); 9-19, "Ugetsu" (Japanese, 1953, Kenji Mozoguchi); 9-21, "Zabriskie Point" (1969, Antonioni); 9-22, "Brink of Life" (Swedlsh, 1957, Ingmar Bergman); 9-23, "Seventh Seal" (Swedish 1956, Bergman); 9-24, "Klute" (1971, Alan Pakula); 9-25, "Murmur of the Heart" (French, 1971, Louis Malle); 9-26, "Hiroshima Mon Amour" (French, 1959, Alain Resnais).

Cinema II, Aud. A- Angelí Hall, u of M, 769-7787: Showtimes 7 & 9," adm. $1.25, 917, "The Killing of a Chinese Bookie" (1975, John Cassavettes); 918, "Don't Look Now" (1973, Nicholas Roeg); 919, "Fata Morgana" (German, 1970, Werner Herzog); 9-24 & 25, "Seven Beauties" (Italian, 1975 Lina Wertmuller); 926, "Muriel" (French, 1963, Alain Resnais).


Lake Rd.,Troy, 879-6810. Disco every night. GIRAFFE. Raliegh House, 10 Mile & Telegraph, southfield, 353-4451.

GRAPEVINE LOUNGE, 13519 Joy Rd. at Schaefer, 834-4342: Andy Adams, Johnny Robert, Fast Eddie D.J.'s.

GOLDEN COACH, 30450 Van Dyke, Warren, 573-7850. Open every night except Sun.

GREEN'S PLAYROOM LOUNGE. 8121 Unwood, 896-4530, D.J. - The Rag Man on Mon., Thurs., and Sun.

LATIN QUARTER, Grand Blvd. at Woodward, T R5-6600: Disco every Wed.

THE LANDING, 25060 Southfield Rd., Southfield, 557-5035. Open seven nights, cover charge of $5.00, including 2 drinks, dining upstairs.




Detroit & Suburbs

"The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail", by Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee at Will-O-Way Repertory Theatre, 775 West Long Lake Rd. in Bloomfield Hills. Fri.Sept. 17-Sat. Sept. 18. Curtain: 10 pm. 644-4418. 

"A Touch of Spring", comedy by Samuel Taylor, curtain time: 8:30, Fri. Sept. 24-Sat. Sept. 25 at the Wlll-OWay Repertory Theatre, 755 West Long Lake Rd., in Bloomfleld Hills. 644-4418. Four week run.

Aladdin, a new musical fantasy for children featuring the world life-size marionettes, presented by the producers of the popular Pinocchio, at the Fisher Theatre. Opens Mon., Sept. 27 at 1 pm only. Tues.-Fri. 10:30 am-1 pm.Sat. 11 am-l:30 & 4 pm.Sun. 1 pm-3:30 pm. $3.50, $2.50, $2.00.

Carnaval Do Brazil, at the Fisher Theatre direct from Rio, a resplendent 864-8340. D.J. Rappin' Roge every night.

OCIES PARADISE LOUNGE, 8202 Fenkell, 861-5111. Open every night with D.J. Rappin' Rino.

OLIVER'S. 16360 Harper, nr. Whittier exit off 1-94, 881-7230. Disco dancing to: CIRCUS. ONE FLIGHT DOWN, Dix Hwy., Meivindale, 383-1116.

POISON APPLE, 38418 Ford Rd., Westland. D.J. John, every night.

ROSE ROOM, Michigan Ave. at 24th, 894-1860. Wed. -Sun., with Arthur "Baby" Hughes.

SINDROME, Telegraph at Ford Rd., Dearborn Hts., Disco all week. Instructions on Mon.

SUBWAY DISCO 525 W. Lafayette, 964-7938. Live disco bands and D.J.'s Bob Grant and Brent Hudson.

UNCLE SAM'S, 14060 Telegraph at Schoolcraft, Redford, 638-1645. Dancing seven nlghts a week, panorama of folklore expressed in songs and dance. Tues.-Sat., 8:30 pm, Sun. at 7 pm, Matinees Sat. and Sun. at 2 pm, $5-$12, thru Sept. 19. "Seasons Reasons", by Ron Milner at the renovated Midtown Theatre on Canfleld, Thur-Sun., beginning Sept. 15.

"Selma", held over at the Music Hall with Tommy Butler starring and directing the story of Martin Luther King, also starring Kim Weston and LaVerna Mason, thru Sept. 19.

Ann Arbor

"Five On The Black Hand Side" at Trueblood Theatre, U of M, 8:30 pro, Fri. & Sat., 917-18 and 2 pm Sun., 919, ticket info. 764-0450.

"A Little Night Music"- Sondheim's hit musical in the Power Center Sept. 24-26, PTP ticket office 7635213.


WJR-AM, 760, Middle of the road.

WWJ-AM, 950, News & information.

WCAR-AM, 1130, All news.

WXYZ-AM, 1270, Contemporary.

WJLB-AM, 1400, Spiritual-jazz, am /Soul pm.

WSDS-AM. 1480, 6 am to Sunset Modern Country (Sept. 7:45).

WDEE-AM, 1500, Detroit's modern country. CBEF, 540, Windsor, local & network. WHND, 560, Monroe, oldies classic gold. CKWW, 580, Windsor, contemporary middle of the road.

CKLW-AM, 800, Windsor, contemporary rock.

WCHB-AM, 1440, Inkster, disco.

WPON-AM, 1460, Pontiac, middle of the road.

CBE-AM (CBC), 1550, Windsor, M.O.R. network.

WXOX-AM, 1250, Bay City, contemporary country.

WNIC-AM, 131.0, Dearborn, easy listening. WEXL-AM, 134.0, Royal Oak, inspirational (gospel).

WBRB-AM, 1430, Mt. Clemens, adult contemporary.


CJOM-FM, 887, Windsor, very middle of the road.

WIQB-FM.103, Ann Arbor, rock station. WIOT-FM, 104.7, Toledo, white rock.

WIID-FM, 109.0, Garden City, hourly ethnic shows.

WQRS-FM, 105.1, weekdays classical, weekends ethnic, folk, big band.

WSHJ-FM, 88.3, top 40 progressive (begins Oct. 4).

WWJ-FM, 97.1, beautiful music.

WMZK-FM, 97.9, foreign language.

WSPD-FM, 89.3, Toledo's commercial station.

WUOM-FM, 91.7, u of M classical & Jazz. _ WCAR-FM, 92.3, 24 hour news.

WDRQ-FM, 93.1, mostly rock/am- housewives, pm - teens.

CKLW-FM, 93.9, country.

WMJC-FM. 94.7, magic radio.'70's music. WLDM-FM, 96.5, middle of the road.

WJR-FM, 96.3, good listening.

WMZK-FM, 97.9, foreign language.

WBFG-FM, 98.7, 24 hour religious stereo. WABX-FM, 99.5, progressive rock.

WNIC-FM, 100.3, middle of the road.

WRIF-FM, 101.1, album rock.

WDET-FM, 101.9, public radio community access.

WBRB-FM, 102.7, Mt. Clemens, adult contemporary.

WMUZ-FM, 103.5, Christian radio.

WOMC-FM, 104.3, easy listening Muzak. etc.

WJZZ-FM, 106.7, laid back jazz.

WWWW-FM, 106.7, albums- mostly rock, some jazz.

WGPR-FM, 107.5, Detroit's black r&b, I some jazz.

FREE TRIPS 53 Free Things To Do

   We 're ready to take off on 53 Free Trips this week so let's start right in: With fall coming on so fast let's take the out-of-doors trips while we can, including the Nature Center  and Trails at the Metroparks- Stoney Creek, Kensington and Oakwood- along with all the fun at Belle Isle - the Giant Slide, Aquarium, pony, Conservatory, Great Lakes Museum, Childrens Zoo and vast playgrounds and picnic sites ....

On Sept. 19 there will be a Black Family Day Festival on, Belle Isle with a rally, demonstrations, discussions and games, all in honor of Marcus Garvey, from 11 am to 8 pm

. . .also some outside fun 'downtown: on the 20th it's Munch 'n Music at noon in St. Antoine Park; on the 21st, an Art Market on the Kern Block; the 22nd brings "Food For The Soul" with music and entertainment all day at Harmonie Park; and another Munch 'n Music on the 23rd at Kennedy Square. All day long on the 17th & 18th you can take the kids for an elephant ride at the Wonderland Center for a mere 25 cents.

   Other sights to see include the fabulous Cultural Center with a bunch of different things to see and do: the lecture series at the Art Institute includes Linda Downs speaking on 15th-century German paintings on the 17th and Susan Rosen discussing "Love Flight of a Pink Candy Heart," American paintings of the 30's. There's also The Peaceable Kingdom on exhibit (see the Vortex this issue). Also check out the old-time streets of Detroit at the Historical Museum, the children's displays at the Science Center and Your Heritage House, the Main Public Library and the International Institute. In that same area is the W.S.U. Walter P. Reuther Library with an exhibit titled "Michigan and The World of Work" showing the various means Michiganders have used to earn their livelihoods. The Walter P. Reuther Library is located at Cass and Kirby.

   Other amusements are an antique show at the Somerset Mall in Troy, the Fall Rose Show, Sat. & Sun. at the downtown Mall in Kalamazoo; the Arts & Apple Festival at the Rochester Civic Center on Sept. 23-26; the exhibit of "Quilts" at the Grand Rapids Public Museum on Jefferson. There is also a demonstration on Food Drying Techniques at Kitchen Glamor on Grand River this Friday, call 537-1300.

   Check out the music and events at the last Ethnic Festival of the season -the International Festival Sept. 17-19 Jon the riverfront.

  There are free films every Thursday at the Royal Oak Public Library with "Stairway to Heaven" on the 23rd at 6:30 . . . There is always a different tour going on too, so call up and plan one for yourself and some friends:

Detroit Metro Water Dept., 371-2525; Henry Ford's Rouge Plant, 322-0034; GM's Tech Center, 575-0034; Stroh's Brewery, 961 -5540; Hiram Walker Distillery in Windsor, 254-5171 ; the NBD Money Museum at Fort and Woodward; Detroit Free Press, 222-6888; Detroit Sun, 961-3555.

  To slow things down a bit you might want to catch the International Movie Marathon on Channel 56, it starts on Sept. 25 at 2 pm and continues for 28 straight hours, showing 15 different movies . . . also, on weeknights at 7:30 beginning the 20th for 2 weeks is "The Dawn of Laurel and Hardy," with the old time comedy team, on Channel 56. For a real crack-up time, watch Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman every night at 11:30 on Channel 2 . . .

   For a mellow enjoyable evening of music, listen to the Full Circle show with Leonard King every Monday night at 9 pm on WDET-FM, 101.9.