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Opinion by MAX GRONETHAL
Some of you still might be chuckling over last Thursday's
entertainment section headline "Norfolk Hits the Bigtime'"
But for those of you who took time out to drive up
to Kings in Norfolk last Saturday night, you know that
it was the "Bigtime" plus when Buddy Rich walked on
stage with his 16 piece all-star band. The crowds hit the
ceiling in voicing their approval after each number.
Besides Rich's virtuostic drumming, his band boasts
some of the finest young jazz musicians in the nation.
Truly a night of fine entertainment.
There's a story behind King's Ballroom that dates back
10 or 15 years. Jack King, who also owned the Kings
In Shelby, was proprietor until this winter when Joe Hupp
Jr., formerly of the Smoke Ring, and now their manager
and booking agent, bought Kings. Joe, not too old himself,
remembered the days when it was the big thing on Friday
night in Norfolk to trip out to Kings for the teen dances.
For some reason, Kings eventually closed their teenage
dances and left a void in youth entertainment not only
for Norfolk but the entire Nebraska area. Armory dances
just didn't seem to cut it and the myriad of other locations
more or less fizzeled out.
Joe seems to have brought an answer to this problem,
not only for teens but also for the 20 and above group.
In a separated area, fenced off to keep out the "gummers",
is a bar where those 20 and over can be served their
favorite un-cola. This aspect of entertainment has widened
the scope of Joe's crowd appeal and beats sitting in the
parking lot, while the band is on a break, and tipping
As far as future entertainment goes, Joe has plans
for the Box Tops, other big bands like the Dorsey orchestra,
some big country names including Buck Owens, and for
summer, talk of Three Dog Night and groups of this caliber
has been mentioned. Also, to fill the gap between national
groups there will be outstanding midwest groups.
With the all-around atmosphere of a very studley place,
top flight entertainment and for a drive that is really
shorter than the one to the "Red Dog" in Lawrence,
with the added bonus of high point beer, Kings Ballroom
In Norfolk, Nebr., is a good bet for an evening of exciting
entertainment. Watch for coming attractions, and the next
time you find yourself bored on a Friday night, head
Celebrate! Beethoven's 200th
The fifth and sixth in a series
of concerts of Beethoven's
piano sonatas being presented
by the University of Nebraska's
Sheldon Art Gallery will be
held Friday and Sunday.
The programs, In honor of
the 200th birthday of the great
German composer, are held at
A junior from Lincoln has
been named as editor of the
"University of Nebraska
Review" for the 1970-71 school
Murray Martz, an English
major, said he hopes to publish
more issues of the "Review"
and that he will probably stan
dardize the format.
8 p.m. in the Sheldon Gallery
Auditorium, 12th and R.
Friday night's performance
will be by Paul Moore, pro
fessor of piano at Emporia
(Kan.) State Teachers College.
Sunday night, Dennis
Schweiger, proefssor of piano
at Hastings College, will be
The series was organized for
Sheldon bv Larry Lusk.
associate professor of piano.
The programs are free and
open to the public.
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THURSDAY MARCH 19, 1970
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
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