New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, March 15, 1995, Page 9

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

March 15, 1995

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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 15, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas II u n g Wednesday March Arts Entertainment Klaus Muller COMING U Gfcson to be f eatired artist at NBAL Tuesday Mary Beth Gibson a New Braunfels Art League member from Garland will paint a portrait in pastel at the Art League meet ing Tuesday March 21 at at the gallery 239 W San Antonio Street Klaus Miiller to be guest at folk dance workshop From staff reports Mr Klaus Miiller a native of the town of Gladenbach in the Ger man state of Hessen will be guest instructor at Lehrgang VI The annual workshop on German folk dance and culture is sponsored by the German i Folk Dance Association of Texas The 1995 event will be hosted by the New Braunfels German Folkdancers and held here the weekend of March 25 and 26 Mr Muller began dancing at the age of ten in a group led by his parents in Gladen bach By the age of 16 he was leading his own group He passed all of the training required by his state association a dance instructor and group leader In addition to teaching and leading the group in his hometown he trains other dance groups throughout the state of Hessen Dozens of folk dancers including several performing groups will gather in New Braunfels to leam dances from Mr Muller Classes will be held throughout the day on Saturday and on Sunday morning This will be his first teaching experience in the United States The town of Gladenbach is located in the forested hills of the northern part of Hessen a little north of Braunfels The Gladenbach group was founded in 1963 and has become the heart of the cultural life of the community The ensemble of over 160 persons of all ages includes dancers singers musicians etc They cul tivate dances and music from many Ger man speaking regions with special atten tion to those native to their own area The strives to preserve the traditional folk wear of the Marburg area Their costumes reflect the richness and pride of the area Much value is put on preserving the local dialect and traditions of Hessen They sponsor and participate in numerous festivals and have traveled throughout Germany and many other countries Special guests at the New Braunfels event will include officers and representa tives of the North American Federation of German Folk Dance Groups NorthAmcr jican Sector of the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Participants are coming as far away as Connecticut Col Dorado Indiana Louisiana Oklahoma j Kansas etc Dancers will take a break from classes for a Tanzfcst or Dance Fest on Satur day evening in honor of the founding of New Braunfels 150 years ago They will don their colorful folkdance costumes and dance to the music of the Seven Dutchmen Orchestra At various times throughout the evening performing groups will exhibit special honor dances dedicated to the early pioneers from Germany who settled our area A limited number of tickets are jable to the eommunity for the Dance Fest They may be purchased at Cholletts Fash ions ChinanTWngs and Johnson Fumi J turc or by phoning 6060844 those attending will be invited to join in a Grand March and a Kanonwafeejv The evening I will begin aj at gagles Hall with a parade of flags and costumes followed Germany Attendees are but required to wear German or pioneer costumes in honor of the Sesqujcentennial ART OF T H ATT Sarah Elizabeths debut creates the most challenging role yet Youve read about Tom Henderson in this column before I know And I promise not to do it again for a long today But this is a choice one that doesnt happen every day or week or year even Weve all Elizabeth seen versatility onstage creating more ElllOtt diversified characters than anyone else a corporate executive a Roman flesh peddler a court prosecutor a retarded mute a Supreme Court judge a banker a jester a knight an name it hes done it But at 43 hes taken on his most awesome role ever one thats due for a very long run And its all because of Sarah Elizabeth You see she and the Supreme Artist had a talk in which she made it very plain that if she were going to take a spin in this old world she preferred to start off with Tom and Cheryl Henderson as parents It must have sounded like a good idea because thats what happened Friday March 10 at Weighing in at 9 healthy pounds plus 3 more ounces and measuring a models length of 20 inches the newest world citizen made her debut Now it The role of a lifetime And all the others Toms done will seem like Easy Street com pared to this one Father Papa Pop Daddy The names Sarah leams to call him wont begin to cover all the characters hell be to her keeping her safe from as many uncalledfor ills of the world as pos sible helping her gain whatev er wisdom she needs to live on this planet Hell be a Playmate too when she first leams to throw her spoon from the high chair and plays the game of Daddy fetch Hell be her practice Boyfriend with whom she learns how to flirt Later hell be the Watchdog when she starts to flirt with others Later still the Counselor will guide her through tough decisions in relationships lifestyles career moves etc And for most of Sarahs growing up years hell also be a Chauffeur a Confidante and a Disciplinari an Hell be the Stoic as his heart breaks a lit tle when she wears her first long prom dress going out with some applecheeked boy It will break the rest of the way when he gives her to the Man of My Dreams someday His heart will mend when Sarah places another little girl in his arms and hell remember a special Friday in March of 95 Welcome Sarah Any baby thats waited this long to join the two who will help her earn her life deserves a warm welcome Heres mine Introduction Blessed Baby this is Life you see Through a fuzzy gaze Rainbows and whippoorwills Roses and gingerbread And all the million miracles God put upon this earth For you to wonder at This is for you Life this is a newborn A novice to your Great Adventure Pink and white Soft and small And all the overwhelming sweetness God alone can bring to His Creation This is a Open your arms Elliott Elizabeth Elliott is a guest columnist for the HeraldZeitung writing on the arts and Beyond The Storm Stretch Williams is back driving his rythym blues harder than ever in his newlyreleased album By MARK LYON Managing Editor Stretch Williams is back After spending more than six months in the recording studios Williams a harddri ving rythyir blues musician is ready to take his works to the stage Hell get that chance Friday night at Freiheit Country Store two miles north of Hwy 46 on FM 1101 beginning at as he debuts his newlycompleted album Beyond the According to Williams Beyond the Slorm represents the culmina tion of a lifelong dream Its my ines dream to record with some of the my idols and produce an album I have no reservations about releasing to the Williams said In fact some of the people in the business have looked at it and said there are 100 many hit singles on it and that it should be spread out over the next two to thiee Stretch Williams Williams music includes some lofty names consisting of Tommy Shan non Fontana New Braunfelsnative Gilbert Gonzales Sam Chacon Keith Ferguson Gary Primich Doc Sully Kevin Taylor Larry Eisenberg and the Texans Dames His fivepiece touring band includes Gonzales Al Gilhausen Eisenberg and Rob Mahoney Williams describes the albums music as Texas style harddriving rythym blues with a style mix that is unique to his alone but with a closer listen are detections of Stevie Ray Vaughn and Albert Collins However the content is Peers in the business have embraced Williams new cuts and have warned that it might be the Its my lifes dream to record with some of my Stretch Williams material which throws him over the top I think said Williams on whether this could be the album that makes his name prominant across the country At first I was just happy to get it out I could have rested easy just to sell if to my mom BiittKe responses from those in the industry have been positive Theyre talking me into believing that this is some thing that could throw us over the Beyond The Storm has 12 songs 10 of which are Williams originals Hes hoping to sell some copies or more in its first year All of which will be debut to the public for the first time at Freiheit Friday night His first album a demo had six songs and sold more than copies Circle Arts gathers Orphans for play By ELIZABETH ELLIOTT Special to the HeraldZeitung The call went out for the loan of children and when 19 sets of parents decided it was a good deal Circle Arts Theatre had gathered enough orphans for its upcoming heritage play Inspired by the more fictional ized childrens storybook by Frances Alexander Orphans on the Guadalupe is the result of detailed research into the early days of the Ervendbcrg Lane orphanage by Roberta Elliott playwright and co director of the stage version The story of the play involves 19 orphans whose parents died at sea or on the long overland journey to reach the new settlement of New Braun fels They were taken in by the towns first pastor Reverend Louis Ervend bcrg and his wife Portraying the composite charac ter of Eric Bauer who dreams of owning land in this new is Patrick Pope last seen as one of the boys who was Lost in The other orphan roles are filled by Kimberly Traill Randy Foerster Robin Williams Edward Coles Melissa Yeaman Eric Burton Amber Anderson David Reeves Bethany Schwarz Matthew Sabo Alexandra Stanley Austin Smith Laurel Green Susanna Green Rachel Roberts and Jessica Pantermuehl Playing the Ervendhergs1 own daughters are Shealyn Nolton and Kori Athas Recreating bis rote as Rev Louis veteran actor last seen as the shady Uncle Louie in Lost in Fresh from her part in Cathy Clark will do the honors as Mrs Ervendberg Playing one of his favorite characters Mr Hoon will be Lewis Sarkozi Bill Spears will portray the historical figure of Herr Lindheimer and Brian Orr will play the romantic role of Hans von Specht the dashing German soldier who mar ried the oldest orphan Lizettc Schmidt Wrapping up all the grand mothers of that day into one Bobbye Streightoffis cast as Oma Click Tay lor Lee and Tony Ramirez will play Indians White Shadow and Eagle Feather and Rebecca Childs will do the part of Catherine Krieg a neighbor girl infatuated with Eric Most of the incidents in the two year chronology of this heritage dra ma were derived from accounts by actual descendants of the orphans Said Elliott Though the fabric of this bit of history is held together with threads of artistic license the essential facts are true and filled with the spir it of the founding settlers Thats all the reality anyone should Tickets for the show which opens April 13 will be available at Chinan Things beginning March 20 Reser vations for contributors and season pass holders will begin March 25 and for the general public a week later They can be made by calling 609 3092 Monday through Saturday noon to only A benefit performance will be giv en on Thursday April 20 for the child advocacy group CASA of Central Texas Music in art Dwaina Johnson paints a grouping of musicians during the Youth ArtBeat while Patty YznagaKing watches at the New Braunfels Art League building Johnson is a gallery chairman for the NBAL gallery located at 239 W San Antonio St Featured paintings Ella May Breckenrldge and Laurice Bremer arrange their paintings at the New Braunfels Art League gallery 239 W San Antonio St Their paintings are featured this month Breckenridge has watercotor paintings of abstracts landscapes portraits and seascapes Bremer has oil and water color paintings of still lifes landscapes florals and birds Next month Sesquicentennialthemed paintings will be featured throughout the gallery ;

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