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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 9, 1982, New Braunfels, Texas Entertainment HtraldZtltuiig July Sawinstrings Folk festival to feature fiddle music Ambrose Bierce described the fiddle as an instrument to tickle human ears by the friction of a horses tail on the entrails of a Literally thousands of human ears will be tickled at the eleventh annual Texas Folklife Festival at the University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures in downtown San Antonio Music is just one aspect of this fourday The festival also features craftspeople who demonstrate pioneer skills and foods of more than 30 different cultural and ethnic groups and traditional folk Of the participants who come together from all over the the fiddlers are some of the most en Like many the fiddles heritage can be traced back to The first fiddle was probably made in Spain during the ninth At that the Gaelic word fidil emerged in Ireland viols are mentioned by name as early as By the Stradivarius era the early 1700s the violin as is it called in classical music became the most popular instrument in While formally trained musicians of the aristocracy perfected the art of playing concertos on the the common folk were busy fiddling Irish Scottish reels and Welsh Festival visitors hear these traditional folk melodies and many others from the Kings English String Band of College the Houston Folk Reynardine of Austin and the Mason Family String Band of San The fiddle was brought to Texas in one form or another by virtually every group of immigrants from Texas fiddlers developed in im provisational style of playing with a new per sonality called Texas Bluegrass performers at the Festival include the Tennessee Valley Authority and Hill Country Ramblers of San the East Texas String Ensemble of the Headwater Bluegrass Band of San Marcos and the Bluegraass Kinfolks of Buffalo Bruce Roark of Devine will play bluegrass on his homemade He is a member of the Devine Music who will play to Festival audiences from the porch of the log cabin on the Institute Roarks musical instruments are often rough looking and For the most his string music machines are not The solid block of wood may have a conventional shape or it may look like a block of firewood or a hoe handle with a neck and The sound is originally Texan and the craftsmanship Mexican fiddle players members of the mariachi groups which serenade visitors to the Mexican Market area handle the instruments in a different Since mariachi music is often fast and the playing tends to be florid and Mariachis use more ornamental trills and turns than begrass But the instrument is the same and the MexicanTexan fiddling style has become an integral part of Texas musical Advance tickets are now available at the In Box San Music makers Handhewn string instruments are the specialty of Bruce and Mary Roark of who will be two of participants in the Texas Folklife Festival Dyanne Fry Circle Arts visits New York The world is one big crap and the devil is playing with loaded It seems that at to the tiltfedoraed dice throwers of Circle Arts Theatres summer Guys ami Thwarted at every turn by prying romantic dolls and lovesick they still prowl and even underneath Broadway in search of a little After theyve got an institution to uphold the oldest established per manent floating crap game in New The might be tempted to think the devil has the upper hand even Sarah Brown of the SavASoul Shed always wanted God to send her a sinner like Sky Masterson to lead to he led her to where she got giddy just drinking Its a professionalquality from the reversible scenic sets to Jane Haass music Carol as the Biblewaving has achieved the perfect blend of propriety and female When she takes her mission parade down her costume and carriage are suitably But ex pressive brown eyes let everyone know theres a beautiful doll in there Kathryn Ward is delightfully nasal as the nightclub doll who has waited 14 years for her wedding with notorious gambler Nathan Detroit is played by Circle Arts veteran Mel who could have been airlifted straight from the The same applies to Bill a man of small stature and overwhelming stage As gangster Nicely Nicely hes the anchor for the chorus numbers Guys and Youre Rocking the Boat and the second acts Crap Game Curt as the deceitful doesnt do too badly And Circle Arts veteran Tom Henderson pulls an astonishing Marlon Brando imitation as Chicago gangster Big The musical score is loaded with catchy trios and multipart company Weve seen songs like that fall apart in small theaters but with her fourperson or holds them CinUN anil will be on tonight and Saturday at and continues Thur sdays through Saturdays for the next two There will be a matinee at 4 July Spotlight LOOP 337NEW BRAUNFELS Dance Tn The Mufir Tillis at Texas Country lovers will be heading for Texas Dance Hall when the legendary Mel Tillis takes the Sabbath causes On Texas Dance will host a benefit stomp for Peters Josephs orphanage in San The dance will run 711 with music by George Chambers and the Country San Marcos stage Year closes Saturday at the Main Theatre on the Southwest Texas State University Show time is tonight and JULY 8 THE MOODS JULY 9 CLIFTON JANSKY JULY 10 BARBARA FAIRCHILD WITHSHILOH I AVAILAWf FORPRIVATt RFCFPT1ONS F T 1 FOR MORE 62511 67 Youth portrait Nightlife On area screens Brauntex 290 San Antonio and 9 Also Tnni PG with nightly shows at and Matinees Saturday and Sunday at All seats discounted Monday Cinema Walnut Square Annie with daily shows at discount 7 and Also The Show times discount and In area clubs Bavarian 212 Shorts s Sundresses Shirts Shorts W Tai Slwwe 6257116 New Texas Austin Tonight Entertainers from Saturday The Bavarian Village Bluebonnet IH 35 South The Abbey Satur day Clifton Courtyard Shopping Center Tonight and Saturday The Smith featuring Fred and Crystal Loop 337 Tonight Clifton Satur day Barbara Fairchild with Faust Hotel 240 Seguin Tonight and Saturday Joe Brunelle on Gruene Hall Tonight and Saturday Clay Heidelberg IH 35 west access road 91 610 Moonlight Omas Sausage Haus Tonight Die Kleine Roadhouse Startzville Saturday Special appearances by two recording bands 810 and The Mystery 10 to Texas Dance 281 South Tonight Mel Saturday Texas 262 Jahn Tonight The Grapes of Saturday Drugstore Wagon FM 306 at Sattler Saturday The Wolfgangs 295 San Antonio Bill Knight on The Teen Theatre of Spotlight Theatre Arts Group popularly known as of will open July 16 with by Robert Shows will be staged at 8 July and 23 at Bulverde Elementary For ticket in call James Jahnsen at 4382339 or Amy Hudson at The Teen Theatre supports actors between the ages of 15 and FRIDAY SATURDAY THE SMITH BAND No Cover Charge In Courtyard Center New Braunfels 6258133 Sauarian Village Restaurant i Biergarten NOW OPEN Wednesday thru Sunday Tonight ENTERTAINERS From WURSTFEST Saturday BAVARIAN VILLAGE BAND 212 one block from Hospital 6250815 most devastating machine ever his jobsteal it CLINT EASTWOOD EVERY NIGHT TEXAS Herald Office Hours Country With Class GRAPES OF UDRUGSTORE ON SUNDAY PICKERS PARTY at 6 Featuring JOHN MATTHEWS Also on Sunday WATER Draught Beer 6 Were Serving FAJITAS Starting 6 AMD MONDAY ALL Try Our Country Cooking 262 Jahn 6250389 Two blocks from Century 21 on South Seguin AMe SHOWTIMES 130 lit
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