banned at Wisconsin high school
BROWN DEER, Wis.
(AP) -- Brown Deer High School administrators are banning "
dirtydancing" at school functions.
night, all students caught " grinding" or engaging in other
types of dancing that school officials deem inappropriate will be
suspended from schooldances and their parents will be notified.
" We want
parents to know that not only do we have adults there...but we watch
what' s going on and we try to enforce the community' s values and
standards, " Brown Deer principal Richard Zimman said.
Many students, who
are accustomed to seeing sexually suggestive dances in music videos
and movies, dismissed the new threat.
" We all read
it and laughed, " said Nicole Kircher, a 17 -- year -- old
senior at the high school. " Dancing is dancing. It doesn' t
mean we' re simulating sexual intercourse."
In the last two
years, Brown Deer High School has attempted to deal with "
dirtydancing" on a number of occasions. In a letter to parents,
school officials cited a number of examples.
Last fall, a dance
was ended early because students refused to stop swaying suggestively
to the music. Last week, five students were thrown out of a dance for
dancing inappropriately -- even after several warnings over the
microphone from the DJ, the letter said.
" Teens push
the envelope, " said Andrew Kane, a psychotherapist who sees
little problem with the so -- called dirtydancing. " There have
been complaints about teen-age dancing going back 100 years and many
times over the past 30. It all comes under the general heading of experimentation."
Zimman said he had
not received any complaints from parents, but he sent out a letter
detailing the new policy so parents would be aware of what goes on at schooldances.
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eFrenzy Enters Partnership
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Opens 'Online Store' for Amplifier Accessories
Calif.-QSC amplifier owners can now order factory-direct accessories
and assembly kits online at http://www.qscstore.com
The online Order
Center, maintained by QSC's Technical Services Group, allows
customers to browse descriptions and view photos of a variety of
signal processor modules, bus card adapters, and input and output
transformers. These accessories allow users to add built-in
crossovers, limiters, EQ, delays, and other processing to most QSC
amplifiers, saving cost, weight, and rack space compared to
equivalent outboard devices. Internal mounting also reduces cabling
and interfaces for increased system reliability, and prevents
tampering by unauthorized personnel. Purchases must be made
with a credit card and orders are typically processed within one day.
"Our goal is
to make it easier for customers to get quality service quickly and
conveniently," said Darrell Austin, Technical Services Group
manager. Austin added that the site will soon be expanded to include
replacement parts, repair kits, and technical documentation.
Online orders are
for shipments within the U.S. only. For more information about online
ordering, factory parts, or for technical support on all QSC
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Essay Contest Provides Chance To Win California Music Store
owner of a thriving music store in this growing mountain-ringed
community will sponsor an international essay contest on the love of
music starting next week, with her store being awarded to the winner.
The store is located 35 miles north of Los Angeles.
president of Big Valley Music Inc., will announce the contest at the
NAMM Show in Nashville, Tennessee. She said the winning entry will
receive the keys to the nearly 1,700-square-foot store, its
furnishings and extensive array of musical instruments, equipment,
books and sheet music, and its on-going business arrangements,
including the 300 music lessons conducted by professional instructors
each month in three practice rooms.
submissions include a $100 entry fee, which will help defray some of
the costs of giving away the store," Ozanian said. Big Valley
Music will donate a portion of the entry fees to the VH1 Save the
Music Foundation to help its goal of restoring music education in
forever change the life of one lucky individual or family while
raising money for an important music-related non-profit organization.
I could just sell the store, but where's the fun in that? We prefer
to create awareness of music making and education, and at the same
time offer someone the opportunity of a lifetime. I hope the winner
is someone who is passionate about music education and appreciates
the value of music making as life-enhancing."
Ozanian said the
essays must not exceed 400 words. The essay must begin with the
phrase, "I've always wanted to own a music store..." The
contest kicks off July 20 and entries must be postmarked by February
1, 2000. Entries should be sent to Big Valley Music Essay Contest,
21704 Devonshire St., #350, Chatsworth, CA 91311. Additional
information and photos of the store are available at the Big Valley
Music Website at http://www.bigvalleymusiccontest.com/
or by calling (818) 594-7475.
Ozanian said Big
Valley Music opened in Santa Clarita 15 years ago. It has become the
gathering spot for local musicians and music students, and has
developed a mailing list of more than 4,000 names. Among the
instruments featured in its modernized interior are guitars, drum
sets, flutes, violins, cymbals, trumpets and clarinets.
information, visit their web site at http://www.bigvalleymusiccontest.com/.
Dance Hall In
Welk's Town Destroyed
(AP) - Fire destroyed a historic dance hall in bandleader Lawrence
The blaze at the
Blue Room started shortly before noon Saturday, said Bruce
Schumacher, who has co-owned the building for two years. A cause had
not been determined Sunday.
Locals disagree on
whether Welk ever played the Blue Room, which was built in the early
1900s and was the oldest building in town. Welk, who died in 1992 at
age 89, was a Saturday night staple on television for 31 years.
where (Welk) got his start; he played there as a young boy,''
He said the loss
is ``quite devastating for the community. There probably isn't a
family in the community that hasn't had a wedding in there or an
anniversary. In some cases folks were married there, and their kids
had their receptions there, too.''
Schumacher said he
is not sure whether the Blue Room will be rebuilt.
``We have to meet
with the insurance people, take a couple of days to sort of sort out
our thoughts,'' he said.