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    The Arts______________
Record Bonanza
‘Hot wax’ afficionadoes to meet
By J. Dana Haynes
Of The Print
In many ways, phonograph re­
cordings act as milestones in history
for most Americans. Many of us still
associate our first love or graduation
day with whatever songs were “hot”
that year.
The nostalgia factor in music has
contributed to the large number of
record collectors across the country.
This Saturday, April 15, Clackamas
Community College will host the third
annual Oregon Record Bonanza, from
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Community
Center Mall. Dealers, collectors and
fans are invited to browse, buy and
meet others with similar interests in
“hot wax.”
The Bonanza has been organized
by Don Rodgers, 33, of Canby.
Rodgers has organized two other
record meets, both of which were held
at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds.
This year’s event will also be co­
sponsored by the Willamette Valley
Entertainment Guide newspaper.
Rodgers said an added attraction
at this year’s meet will be the North­
west Rockers’ Reunion, featuring
members of recording acts from the
195O’s and 1960’s.
Already scheduled to make ap­
pearances will be members from the
four most successful acts in Portland
history, The Kingsmen (who sold ap­
proximately 20 million records), Paul
Revere and the Raiders (with record
sales at nearly 30 million), Don and the
Good Times (a composite group made
up of ex-members of The Kingsmen
and the Raiders) and Tikis and the
Fabulons.
Admission for the event will be $1,
and $.75 with a Clackamas Communi­
ty College student identification card.
Anyone who performed with a recor­
ding act in the 1950’s or 1960’s will be
admitted free, Rodgers said.
The meet will include more than
old rock and roll records. In past years,
dealers and collectors in such genres as
comedy, country/western, rhythm and
blues, big band and classical music
have attended. Rodgers said there is
also a market for collectors who
specialize in “78’s”.
Most of the records collected are
out-of-print, he said, although many
/ Boom year predicted
forDisney, Touchstone
TOUCHSTONE
FILMS
By J. Dana Haynes
Of The Print
This was supposed to be a review of the
movie “Splash.”
Go see it. It’s great.
Good. I’m glad we got that cleared up.
Now, on to a preview of Touchstone
Films, the new off-shoot of Disney Studios that
promises to breath new life into one of
Hollywood’s great production houses.
As most everyone knows, the late 1960’s
and 1970’s were not kind to Walt Disney Pic­
tures, that old bastion of family entertainment.
Part of the problem lies in the changing tastes
and mores of our country (I grew up on a
steady diet of Disney flicks, but my ten-years-
younger brother, Tyler, would sooner sit
through “Die Walkure” than a G-rated film).
Another problem for Disney has been its
talent level. For the past 15 or so years, Buena
Vista (Disney’s distribution house) has released
some real garbage: A slew of “Love Bug”
films, “Escape to Witch Mountain” parts I and
II, and a host of otherwise dull and colorless
drivel.
In short, Disney spent a decade and a half
underestimating the youth of America and
created an entertainment void quickly filled up
by George Lucas, Steven Speilberg and Jim
Henson.
Well, Disney is now on the comeback trail,
or so it seems. To begin, they have unveiled
Touchstone Films. Touchstone will be a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Disney, but will
produce flicks not intended for a G rating.
Touchstone will release a number of pro­
jects in ‘84, including “Country,” with Sam
Shepard (“The Right Stuff,” “Francis”) and
Clackamas Community College
Jessica Lange (“Tootsie,” “Francis”). “Coun­
try” will be a somber show about the tribula­
tions of modern-day farm families, and has
been written by William D. Wittliff, who wrote
“Raggedy Man” and “Barbarosa” and co­
wrote “Honeysuckle Rose” and “The Black
Stallion.”
The new house will also release “Baby,”
starring William Katt (TV’s “Greatest
American Hero”) and Sean Young (“Young
Doctors in Love,” and “Blade Runner.” Note:
Daryl Hannah of “Splash” was also i® “Blade
Runner.” Both actresses played the Tyrell Cor­
poration’s androids called Replicants).
“Baby” is about two American zoologists
who discover a family of dinosaurs alive and
well and living on The Ivory Coast.
And, of course, there’s “Splash,” which
threatens to be the best money-maker in
Disney’s history and which is well worth seeing.
On the flip side, Disney studios itself is far
from dead, as best seen by 1983’s “Never Cry
Wolf” (which garnered rave reviews and turned
a few bucks in the process) and “Something
Wicked This Way Comes,” a slick and
thoroughly frightening treatment of Ray Brad­
bury’s classic novel.
This year, Disney’s banner will grace the
re-release of “The Jungle Book” and “Pete’s
Dragon,” as well as an animated adventure
film, “The Black Cauldren” and “Oz,” a live-
action fantasy based on L. Frank Baum’s “Oz­
ma of Oz” and “Land of Oz.”
Incidentally, nine-year-old Fairuza Balk of
Vancouver, Washington has been tapped to
play Dorothy in “Oz.”
So between “Splash,” “Jungle Book,”
“Pete’s Dragon,” “The Black Cauldron,”
“Oz,” “Baby” and “Country,” 1984 may be a
year Walt Disney himself would have loved.
collectors are interested in current
material. He predicted approximately
50,000 records will be on display and
up for sale at the event, with prices
ranging from $.10 to $200. “This is
probably the premiere meet in the
state,” Rodgers said.
Rodgers’ interest in music centers
on northwest rockers from the 1950’s
and 1960’s. As a teenager, Rodgers
played in “various garage bands”
around the Portland area and “was
lucky enough to jam with Tikis and the
Fabulons once.”
Besides collecting, Rodgers also
writes record reviews for trade
magazines and the Willamette Valley
Entertainment Guide, and has recently
written a guide to rock and roll musi­
cians from the northwest.
Ceramics lectures slated
A free ceramic lec-
ture/workshop will be held at
Clackamas Community Col­
lege’s art department on April
16-17, Monday and Tuesday
of next week.
The workshop will
feature artist Scott Streiker,
who will present demonstra­
tions of tile, clay and ceramic
wheel work.
The schedule for the
presentation includes:
Monday, April 16: 10
a.m.-noon, Tile Making
Techniques; 1-3 p.m., Tile In­
stallation Methods; 7-9 p.m.,
Clay Chemistry.
Tuesday, April 17: 10
a.m.-noon, Stamp Transfer;
1-3 p.m., Bauhaus Throwing.
For more information on
these lectures and workshops,
contact the art department,
ext. 386.
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