One of the most fantastic sounds in the audible realm is the anonymous raptor shriek used in every Hanna-Barbera adventure cartoon; it signaled the beginning of a pell-mell run from aerial danger, the beginnings of a fracas with a giant bird or the arrival of Avenger, Birdmans trusty and very literal wingman. That screech is burned into the cerebral cortex of a generation - and that generation would probably very much like to attend the final installment of the World Bird Sanctuarys Birds in Concert Series
. At 7 p.m. in the WBS Amphitheater (125 Bald Eagle Ridge, just inside Valley Parks Lone Elk Park; 636-225-4390, extension 0, or www.worldbirdsanctuary.org
), live birds of prey wheel overhead while the Tyson Valley Ramblers perform on stage. If at any point one of those raptors should let loose with a full-throated Hanna-Barbera roar, do not be alarmed if a wild-eyed man in a Herculoids
T-shirt returns the cry. OK, maybe you should be a little alarmed. But dont let it detract from your enjoyment of the evening.
Thu., Aug. 30