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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 29, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                6 AlHeraldZeitunglWednesday March RALDZEITUNG UL JH Arts Entertainment Elizabeth Elliott Surprise Working with these kids is a pleasure Miracles DO happen You can proceed with dread towards working with a large cast TWENTY of whom are children and have the happiest of the kids are all NICE And lets not pretend I dont have the right to be incredulous The press on juveniles these days is not exactly flattering But wonder of wonders every single young person in ORPHANS ON THE GUADALUPE is respectful and wellbehaved and has definitely spoiled me for any future encounters with the small childkind Ill expect ALL of them to be this way from now on Maybe Thats The Secret To expect the best of them I mean Not to accept anything less than the best they can give For a minute there you thought Id mellowed didnt you Well I have in a way but every kid in ORPHANS can tell you Im demanding and make no apologies for it And they meet those demands Maybe not at the first go but sooner or soon er When it turns into I confess I become a nag Thats when the kids silently change their usual name for me Mrs E for the one I inadvertently gave them One day in the course of explaining to them that frequent corrections for the same error left me frustrated I playfully told them that it turned me into a grumpy old and that it didnt feel good so would they please try to fix things by the second or third time at Thanks to the sweetest most direct little boy Ive ever met we now have an ongoing game Id told them from day one that being demanding of them didnt mean that we were annoyed And naturally one expects every pearl of wisdom to be remembered right seems we remember the most recent bits of information so when I asked them the other day what Mrs E was being and expected to hear darling 6yearold Austin Smith eager to give the right answer bright ly asked A grumpy old bear Needless to say we all fell on the floor laughing Other Jewels Besides the beautiful little boy above there are other charmers in the wee world Prepar ing the Christmas scene for the first time a few weeks ago the cast was required to sing Silent Night in German They were a little weak being too tentative with the foreign words but one strong clear voice stood out above the rest It was a very rich mature sound but knowing all the adults onstage I didnt recognize it as belonging to them I was beginning to think one of the older teenagers had really blossomed vocally while I wasnt looking But as they reached the second to last line that goes a little high on the end note the owner of the voice felt impelled to crescendo the last words and I finally found the source of all that vocal power The tiniest child of all a porcelain doll of a little girl by the name of Kori Athas had drowned out a stage full of actors Shes only 7 but believe me youre going to hear from her someday And Thats Not All There are a good deal more stories I could tell about the unique delight of producing this heritage play Maybe Ill save them for a poem or two or better yet tuck them away in my journal to smile at one day years from now when the grumpy old bear doesnt have a growl left in her Elizabeth Elliott is a guest columnist for the HeraldZeitung writing on the arts and Jaguar Jamboree exposes students to other cultures By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Canyon Middle School explodes tomorrow in a multicultural extrav aganza This years Jaguar Jam boree PTA fundraiser features a kaleidoscope of events from a rain bow of cultures throughout the day said organizer Margie Skolaut The highlight of the day is a unique performance by Rosa Guerrero She weaves dance language and more into a Multi cultural Centered in El Paso Guerrero has been honored throughout the United States for her contributions as an artist and ambassador of the MexicanAmer ican experience Guerrero opens the festivities at 1 and the days parade of enter tainment culminates in her Tapes try of Jamboree day will be Crazy Hair Day courtesy of The Strand JAQUARJAMBOREE sponsored by Las Camadres with Mexican games food eta Folkforlca Hawaiian presentation by MaliaMikulenka AfricanAmerican presenta tion by Nathan Millet Native American presenta tion by Institute oftexan Cultures Karate demo team Yvonne TristarjandBretRiteyof Westhaven Academy of Karate The Jaguar Jamboree is Thurs day March 30 from 2 at Canyon Middle School The Rosa Guerrero Jamboree will happen rain or shine Skolaut said Games for all ages a raffle and festive food can be pur chased with tickets Artist shows his stuff Doug Prine of Nemo in the DallasFort Worth area works on a painting while Sheila Orr and Marie Rawls watch Robin Lester is working on her painting in the background Orr is from New Braunfels and Rawls and Lester are from Gonzales The New Braunfels Art League will host another Doug Prine Workshop June 1517 A noted artist of western subjects Prine is also an actor in historical reenactments MidTexas Symphony to sponsor childrens concerts Nearly area schoolchildren will attend the annual childrens concert presented by the MidTexas Symphony on Tuesday April 4 at the New Braunfels Civic Center The free con certs at 9 and are part of the Symphonys community outreach program Fourth and fifth graders from Seele and Carl Schurz in the NBISD will attend along with students from New Braunfels Christian Acad emy Sts Peter Paul and Bracken Christian schools Comal ISO students will be from Bill Brown Bulverde Elementary Comal Ele mentary Frazier and Mountain Valley Ele mentary schools The children will hear an abbreviated version of the same concert scheduled for Sunday April 2 at Jackson Auditorium in Seguin It will feature guest conductor Yoichi Udagawa who will conduct Rossinis overture to The Barber of Seville and two movements of Beethovens Symphony No 5 in C Guest artist will be violinist Heather Zim merman who will play SaintSaens Violin Concerto No 3 in B minor with the orchestra Now 17 she performed previously with the symphony when she was 12 A group of docents from the Symphony Guild and Society have visited many of the par ticipating schools to tell the students about the concert and to play excerpts of the music They are Meredith Patterson Dana Scheel Jean Wilson Jeannie Mayo Norma Staats Arthur and Michaelina Wages Caroline West on and Carol Glanville Assisting at the concerts are Joy Hill Ter ry Keith Norma Staats Meredith Patterson Dana Scheel Carol Glanville and Dr Carl McCauley Seguin Eithne Goetz Vice Presi dentEducation and a violinist with the orches tra trained the docents and Bette Spain made arrangements for the school briefings The MidTexas Symphony has sponsored the free childrens concerts for seven years and will perform the same program for Seguin and Guadalupe County students on Monday April 3 Theatre in the Park offers family fun On April 2 the dance slab in Landa Park will be covered with fam ilies who have come to greet Sneeches and Zaks and Barbaloots and other fascinating creatures from the mind of Dr Seuss Undoubtedly some of the younger family members will even converse with these colorful characters It will happen this coming Sunday beginning at 3 when the Circle Arts Theatre in cooperation with the City Parks and Recre ations Department presents its prestigious youth company The Inner Cjrcle in SEUSS ON THE The production will mark the theatres fifth annual performance in the park offered free to the public The only cost to the audience is an enthusiastic said Roberta Elliott director of the show In exchange theyll receive 45 minutes of fun and music from a dedicated troupe of talented young The company now in its fifteenth year of existence has brought theatre to the schools of central Texas performing for over students to date Members of the company are Amber Anderson Randy Foerster Margaret Green Sheryl Hall Jamie Pantermuehl Patrick Pope Leslie Scott Amanda Smith Justin Watson Robin Williams and Melissa Yeaman Elliott recommends that people bring their own folding chairs and come early to get a place as close to the stage area as possible Send submissions for the Arts Entertainment page to HeraldZeitung Arts 707 Landa St New Braunfels TX 78130 Or fax to 6251224 For more information call Interim Managing Editor Roger Croteau in the newsroom at 6259144 NBAL workshop Mary Gibson of Coppell near Dallas painted a pastel por trait of Mehboob Khan at the recent New Braunfels Art league meeting at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery Gibson skilled in all media and has pictures hanging in the NBAL gallery One of the more distant NBAL members she plans to hold a painting workshop in the near future Sharon Neuhaus hospitality chairwoman prepares punch In the background Our BEST offer FREE Phones WO Activation Fee Credit your cellular service Offers only from Cellular One Mobile Assist Nationwide Roadside Assistance Voice Touch 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