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Jazz|
September 30, 1980

Prince Albert

Although Don Albert’s music was a mainstay of the forties, his obstinate stand against racism put him years ahead of his time.

Feature|
September 30, 1980

Dirty Money

The ingredients: a criminal with soiled cash, an ambitious banker, a savvy go-between. The result: an almighty mess for Houston’s Allied Bank.

Classical Music|
September 30, 1980

A Fan’s Notes

Arnold Shoenberg is the century’s most maligned composer, but to know him is to love him.

Behind the Lines|
September 30, 1980

Behind the Lines

The present against the past: what the New World can learn from the Old, and vice versa.

Art|
September 30, 1980

Man-child

Leon Box is a retarded artist whose work underscores the beauty and absurdity of a world he has seen very little of.

August 31, 1980

Shock Tactics

Houston’s Equinox Theatre has fine actors and directors, but its raunchy sex and violence can make you squirm. The nineteenth-century Granbury Opera House is a fetching setting for Texas Meg.

Theater|
August 31, 1980

Shock Tactics

Houston’s Equinox Theatre has fine actors and directors, but its raunchy sex and violence can make you squirm. The nineteenth-century Granbury Opera House is a fetching setting for Texas Meg.

State Secrets|
August 31, 1980

State Secrets

Texas chic hits bottom; bak error pinches UT law school; carter alienates Texas again; a test for teachers.

Reporter|
August 31, 1980

Texas Monthly Reporter

A black Houstonian revised the Horatio Alger legend; making a racket in Mason; UT astronomers yearn to conquer the universe; requiem for a reef.

Film|
August 31, 1980

Lights, Camera—Willie!

Willie Nelson tries on a starring role and comes out smelling like a Honeysuckle Rose; in Willie an Phil Paul Mazursky pays homage to Truffaut, although he shortchanges himself.

Dining Out|
August 31, 1980

Fit To Be Thai’d

Go east, young Westerners, for the oddest, spiciest food in Dallas; Houston’s Cho is chic, but its kitchen is all shook up.

Country Notes|
August 31, 1980

The Heat Treatment

This one has been a humdinger, but every Texas summer is broiling hot—and that’s nothing to get all steamed up about.

Church|
August 31, 1980

Onward, Brother Roloff

The feisty pastor of the People’s Baptist Church keeps marching on to war with the State of Texas. Mexican American Pentecostals in the Valley ask Houston’s God’s help on a hot problem.

Books|
August 31, 1980

Capote Changes Coler

In Music for Chameleons it’s hard to tell whether Truman Capote is telling the whole truth or nothing at all of the truth; Conspiracy ferrets out much of the truth about John F. Kennedy’s murder.

Travel & Outdoors|
July 31, 1980

The Conqueror Worm

All the beautiful kickers gathered in Houston for the premiere of Urban Cowboy. It began at a shopping center and ended in a honk-tonk, and John Travolta had to say he liked it.

State Secrets|
July 31, 1980

State Secrets

Summer in the city; publisher’s power play; biting the handout that feeds you; will Oscar Wyatt abandon America?

Reporter|
July 31, 1980

Texas Monthly Reporter

Yankee lawyers kick up dust in the Panhandle; maniacal marathon man runs for his life; the redfish that got away; are Dallas’s tax ills contagious?

Film|
July 31, 1980

The War-horse

The Big Red One is Sam fuller’s war baby; roadie never gets out of its rut; The Tin Drum misses a few beats.

Dining Out|
July 31, 1980

Lasagne and Old Lace

Try pasta and veal at Sergio’s in Dallas—that’s Italian! For an outstanding Sunday brunch, put your stock in Austin’s Green Pastures.

Classical Music|
July 31, 1980

Bring Home the Bach

Mozart and Beethoven made an appearance, but Johann Sebastian was the guest of honor at Victoria’s annual Bach Festival.

Church|
July 31, 1980

God With the Wends

Texas’ rural Wends take time from chores to attend St. Paul’s Lutheran in Serbin; vacationers on Padre Island take time from play to attend an open-air mass at St. Andrew’s by the Sea.

Energy|
July 1, 1980

Profits? What Profits?

Reading Big Oil’s annual reports for the truth about profits is a little like drilling for oil in the Baltimore Canyon: you know it’s there, but how deep will you have to go to find it?

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