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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 4, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas 8 0 HeraidZeitung 0 Wednesday October i t u n g Arts Entertainment GRUENE Music FEST Fundraising event opens with VIP party concerts chili cookoff follow Music flows at nearly flood levels on the banks of the Guadalupc River in Gruene pronounced the beautiful historic district located just outside of New Braunfels Oct 68 as the Ninth Annual Gruene Music Fest is finetuned for another successful fund raising event complete with highpro file media publicity benefiting the Unit ed Way of Comal County Beginning Friday evening Oct 6 the private VIP Premier Party will kick off the event from to with dinner and a charity auction for special guests including top busi ness representatives from throughout the area Music is the star attraction and will feature Chris and Judy during the social Johnny Dee and the Rocket 88s will entertain with an encore performance at Gruene Hall doors open to the public at 9 cover charge is 10 Saturdays food fun and festivities will flow down by the banks of the Guadalupe River with the Rockin the Rockin R concerts Several fea ture acts arc slated to perform from noon until 9 Also beginning at noon join us for a spicy hot Chili CookOff that lasts until 9 Beer soft drinks and food will be available at Rafters Restaurant No ice chests please Charge for this event is only children under 12 are free Saturday evenings activities move the hill to Gruene Hall for the traditional country performance by Clay Blakcr and the Texas HonkyTonk Band from 9 to 1 Cover charge is only children under 12 Sundays event Scene in centers around Gruene Hall and the surrounding area At noon join the festivities with three stages of music for only all day children under 12 free A Folk Stage and special childrens activity area will be located behind Buck Pottery under the old oak tree and mariachis will stroll all afternoon The splendid restaurants gift shops antique stores wineries and taverns of Gruene will once again combine to provide one of the most unique set tings anywhere We look forward to seeing you at this worthwhile event of the arts which holds a wealth of experience for the entire family and benefits the United Way of Comal County Come be a part of the exciting 9th Annual Gruene Music Fest The Gruene Music Fest will fea ture the Gruene Eyed Chili Kick Off a CASIrule chili cookoff benefiting the United Way of Comal County Saturday Oct 7 at Rockin R River Rides in Gruene Entry deadline is 10 Oct 7 entry fee is per team To enter send team name names of chief cook and team members day and evening phone numbers and entry fee check or money order made payable to Gruene Music JFest to Gruene Music Fest 1352 Poppy Lane New Braunfels TX 78130 For more information contact Rus sell McDonald at 2106292305 Johnny Dee and the Rocket 88s Sunflower exhibit at gallery Follow the Sunflower Exhibit continues at the New Braun fcls Art League Gallery through Oct 24 The exhibit grew out of a field trip by some artists who became captivat ed with the flowers and in painting them The group has also painted notecards which may be used for mailing or fram ing or both The sale of the notecards and a sunflowerdecorated umbrella benefit the building renovations fund Sharon Neuhaus chairs the exhibit The sunflower exhibit may be vjcwcd Monday through Saturday between the hours of 10 and 5 at the NBAL Gallery 239 W San Antonio St Several local artists will partici pate in the River Art Show this week end along the Riverwalk and in La Villita in San Antonio this weekend The artists include Carrie Pat Deltz Dwaina Johnson Betty Mathis Erma Moss and JoAnn Wright The show and sale runs from 10 to 6 Saturday and Sunday Oct 7 and 8 Tejano promoter sees music genre receiving wider appeal in By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND Staff Writer Tejano South Texas multiculturalism turned into music Born of Mexican American music mixedwith German instruments and rhythm Tejano is the rising star in todays musi cal galaxy Promoter Ramon Chapa Jr saw its potential when Tejano was strictly South Texas Tejanos really going big Chapa said It used to be just Texas now theres a lot of demand up north like Michigan Illinois and Button accordion is a key element that Tejano music borrowed from German and Polish immi grants Some of those accordion players have even done some things for the Rolling Chapa said Flaco Jimenez considered by many to be the worlds best button accordion player makes his home in San Antonio He just shot a video not long ago in Gruene Chapa said He tours all around the Chapa currently promotes two Tejano acts Rene Zapata y Grupo Presidente and Adric y Grupo TMax He also books other acts like MAZZ arguably the hottest Tejano band today Chapa recently packed the New Braunfels Civic Center in a Tejano concert cosponsored by the the Greater HispanicChamber of Comal County Jay Perez Adrie y Grupo TMax and Rey Zapata and Grupo Presidente took the stage to help support the GHCC Project Learning and the Comal Independent Mens Association Tejano bands used to just get up on stage and sing Chapa said Now they incorporate lasers lights they all have a he said But MAZZ has no gimmick at all They just put out the best music that you could put Tejano singers are beginning to cross over into country Chapa Three country tracks on Perezs latest CD are poised to break into the country charts accord ing to a recent Billboard Magazine article Mexican audiences are packing arenas to hear Tejano music Chapa said MAZZ played a couple of months ago in Mexico peo he said If you go to a Tejano concert you dont listen I you listen and dance Chapa said R a n c h c r a music has a fast tempo and partners dance together The Cumbia you dance separat ed from each he said The dances originate around your regional Chapa said 1 lore in New Ramon Chapa Jr Braunfels they dance in a big giant circle Houston con certgoers dance in their own little circles You go to California and they dance more like Banda music a close grinding Chapa said That originates from Chapa was a part of the Tejano scene before it started to explode KGNB used to have Tejano music early in the he said I used to DJ with Lupc Although his promotions business is growing Chapa plans to keep his day job He works as a program coordinator for the city of San Antonios lileracy program Half the time Im on the phone booking bands and return ing he said It doesnt look like Chapas life will be getting less hectic in the near future Bands like MAZZ La Mafia Einilio and La Tropa F can pick and choose between bookings Pnly three more performances remain of Wait Until the suspense thriller being presented at Circle Arts Theatre In addition to Fridays and Saturdays shows one will be tffered on Thursday night to benefit the local United Way In the scene pictured here con fun Mike Tatman Henderson stops a blind Suzy Hendrix Lara Wright from see W Mm preventing her from making an identification Tickets are available at Chinan in Lands Plaza For reservations call 6093092 through Saturday 3 to 7 only TALENTED PEOPLE WANTED THE ART OF THE MATTER Deep in the Art of Texas Thats the theme chosen by the Greater New Braunfels Arts Coun cil for its 16th annual Dinner With The Arts scheduled for Jan 21 1996 Now you know that event is going to need a big number of talented people to pull it off Besides the decorating exhibits awards menu coordination and ticket sales committees it will take a cast of dancers singers instrumentalists poets and actors to make it the wonderful celebration it is every year In other words theres a good chance that we need you And the auditions are set for next Monday Oct 9 beginning at at Circle Arts Theatre Dont tell me you dont have or you havent any dont believe that for a minute The show is put together with one organizational meeting and TWO count cm rehearsals The busiest human can handle that And as for talent this town is absolute ly loaded with it You dont even need to have your act all together and give us an idea of what you can and want to do Last thought on the subject Because of the theme each individual performance will either need to be about Texas or the material created by Texans You can do of cake Elizabeth Elliott is a guest columnist for the HeraldZeilwig writing on the arts and Elizabeth Elliott Master sculptor featured at Hummel Oneman exhibit to run Oct 7 to Nov 12 An adrenalinecharged impala flees for its life from the swift charge of an African leop ard on a vast Kenyan plain Golfing legend Ben Hogan swings his club through an imag inary fairway Chicago Bear Hall of Fainer Walter Payton scores yet another touchdown in largerthanlifesize style These arc but a few of the images that mas ter sculptor Paul Tadlock has captured in bronze Tadlock will be featured in a one man exhibit of his sculptures at the Hummel Museum that will open Saturday Oct 7 and will run until Nov 12 The exhibit opens at 12 noon Oct 7 with the artist introducing a figurine which he has cre ated for the benefit of the nonprofit muse a coldcast porcelain handpainted figurine which depicts a bum blebee among springtime daisies Tadlock will ign figurine purchases that day only at an 12 to 5 p introduct m The figurine will be offered ory price of Realistic wildlife sculpting is a Tadlock remarked John Collins Hummel executive director From sculpting a jaguar for the Jaguar Motor to the imposing life size grizzly bears for the Wichita Zoo his work seems to edify nature to capture nature in such a way as to present its true represen he added The exhibit at the New Braunfels museum will include pieces from Tadlocks Big Five of Africa scries as well as American waterfowl animal wildlife and freshwater and deep sea fish The exhibit will contain 15 sculptures among them bronzes and coldcast porcelain These arc but a few of the images that Tadlock has said Collins Some of them arc just majestic yet the playful scene of a hunter being startled by his airborne prey demonstrates Tadlocks ability to introduce spirit action and surprise into an art form known for its rigidity and perma For more information regarding the fig urine signing party or the exhibit opening please call the museum at 6255636 Something for everyone at Taste of the Town Event benefits Childrens Museum From appetizers to desserts from Texas wines to Chinese soup from barbecued beef to prime rib the Taste of the Town will have it all this year This event the annual fundraiser for the Childrens Museum in New Braunfels will be Oct 12 from 6 to 9 at the Krueger Chevrolet building comer of San Antonio and Acad emy streets in downtown New Braunfels Tickets are in advance and at the door and are available at the Childrens Museum MailIt Plus in the HEB center Comal Bowl Col lected Memories and Broussard That night the museum will feature Pizza and Playtime for the kids at the museum Admission is per child which includes all the Mr Gattis pizza they can eat Reservations are rec ommended Door prizes will be handed out throughout the evening including a whole cooked brisket and dinners for two The grand prize will be dinner for two for a certificates from area restaurants In addition more than a dozen items will be sold in a silent auction a fish cooker from Entex TexasTexas Tech football tickets San Antonio Iguanas hockey tickets San Antonio Spurs basketball tickets a batik quilt tickets to the Childrens Fine Art Series signed childrens books a custommade childs chair donated by Betty Neumeyer tickets for two to the Amer ican Cancer Society gala season tickets to Circle Arts Theatre a package of items from downtown merchants framed photos by Unda Gabbard and Morris Goen a Melitta coffeemaker and Landmark Coffee a guide to Hill Country day trips and a picnic basket a tasting box from New Braunfels Smokehouse pass es to Schlitterbahn Waterpark a halfday at The Day Spa and an original art lamp by Mark Nelson Music will be provided by three bands Kato and the House boys featuring Don Forres Joe Grist Earl Leaverton and Jack Williamson Chris and Judy and Pete Williams Dennis Rathburn and Forres In keeping with the service area of the historic Krueger Chevrolet classic cars will be on display including three from the collection of building owner Jack Krueger who is donating the use of his building free of charge Food at the Taste of the Town will include baked goods from New City Bakery hamburgers from Comal Bowl salsa and chips from Maxs Salsa Sabrosa sour cream enchiladas from Pats Place oldfashioned malts and shakes from Sip N Sup Miller beers from Wholesale Beer beers and ales from Cells Brewery finger sandwiches gourmet cinnamon rolls and teas from the New Braunfels Coffee grilled peppered fresh salmon and charbroiled steak from Huisache Grill pota to soup bread pudding and pigsinablanket from the New Braunfels Smokehouse barbecue beef chicken pork and sausage from Granzins BarBQ cocktail meatballs and sausages from Caterall riblets from Applebees Neighbor hood Grill and Bar chicken and brisket tacos pinto beans and pico de gallo from the Guadalupe Smoked Meat yogurt cake from TCBY fried catfish from TJs Burgers and More prime rib from Treetops Riverside Grille hotandsour soup from Dragon Place cookies from Plaza Diner and a sampling of wines from Texas wineries For more information about Taste of the Town call the museum at 6200939
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