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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 24, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                HeraldZeitung 3 Wednesday January O 9 e i t u n g Arts Entertainment Arts Councils Annual Awards surprise honorees THE ART OF THE MATTER Elizabeth Elliott This wont be the first rime someones heard me say dont like surprises But having said that too often I finally realized the state ment needed qualifying Like most of us I dont want my world to change The comfort of stability makes life a good deal the adventurous types seek out shake em up moments I have enough challenges to last a lifetime BUT give me yellow roses home grown tomatoes a bigger IRS refund than 1 anticipated or acts of kindness from totally unexpected welcome those sur prises every time Theres one thing even bet ter though and thats the planning of surpris es and the fun of watching the stunned expres sions of those receiving them Thats what happened this past Sunday evening when the Greater New Braunfels Arts Council presented its Annual Art Awards Mouths dropping open happy tears and actu al disbelief on the faces of the honorees Though Jo Ann Lemmon chairman of the awards com mittee read a string of reasons why they were chosen these modest people seemed genuine ly amazed that they received awards for doing what they loved to do Its that old beneficial falloutonotherswhenyoufollowyourbliss theory at work again HeraldZeitung photo by DOUG LOVEDAY Enjoying some of the art work that was on display at Sundays Dinner With The Arts banquet and performance are Harry and Else Dehn Emeritus equals Enduring The first awards given were those called and Ive heard more than one per son question just what the term means as applied to the arts since the word is usually giv en as a title to retired professors And our awardees are anything but retired So we went back to the Latin root of the word which means to earn by And that says it all The Emeritus Arts Awards are giv en for a body of work steadfastly accomplished over a long period of time The people whose middle names are Ser vice are Olga Wilson Terry Walter and Car oline Weston Olga Wilson is a member of the New Braun fels Art League the New Braunfels Music Study Club the MidTexas Symphony Chorus and served at least six years on the Symphony board where she was instrumental in gaining cash prizes for promising concert musicians In memory of her husband and daughter both professional she established a schol arship endowment for young artists Terry Walter is a longstanding member of the New Braunfels Music Study Club the New Braunfels Community Chorale and the Mid Texas Symphony Chorus Shes served as sec retary for the Music Study Club and librarian of choral music for the Chorale as well as her own Methodist sanctuary choir As the awards chairman said This done quietly without fan service of integrity and Caroline Weston has been not only a faithful devotee of the arts attending on a regular basis local theater performances MidTexas Sym phony concerts and art exhibits she has been a contributing member of Circle Arts Theatre and MidTexas Symphony for many years as Photo by Dana Overstreet Surprised by their awards Sunday were KC Crandall Olga Wilson Terry Walter Caroline Weston and the HeraldZeltungs Doug Loveday well as serving on the Symphony board for the past two years Another quiet lady not comprehending how much shes been appreci ated Business gets an award too The business community has made many contributions monetary and inkind over the past year which put our awards committee in quite a quandary But they decided that for the second year in a row the business that had made the greatest impact on all the arts was the HeraldZeitung with its development and faith ful maintaining of the weekly Arts and Enter tainment page the monthly printing of the Artinerary on the cover of the Montage and the promotion of major arts events with special feature stories And as ex officio I didnt even get to vote Finally the Individual Arts Award Drum roll here The recipient was Karen Crandall not only for her lead ership in Youth ArtBeat implementation of the Murder Mystery Weekend at Prince Solms Inn and her creation of the Sisters in Suf frage parade and show but also and mostly because shes brought such a strong focus on the arts to the business community vastly increas ing its awareness of the value of the arts in impacting our communitys economy Thanks There they winners Theyve made us all winners too Elizabeth Elliott is a guest columnist for the HeraldZeitung writing on the arts and The Good News Is Lucy Alexandra Stanley center shares the latest news about her rriother with her girlfriends Kelly Kohlenberg left and Abigail The gabfest includes talk about the weird actor whos moved into their apartment The scene takes place in Neil Simons romantic musical comedy The Goodbye opening Feb 1 at Circle Arts Theatre A benefit per formance for the Comal County League of Women Voters will be given at 7 on Sunday Feb 4 Tickets for all shows are available at ChinanThings for reserva tions call 6093092 Monday through Saturday 3 to 7 only Classical musician returns to Texas for Jan 28 performance Music Study Club offers scholarship to graduating senior Graduating high school seniors who plan music majors in college may apply for the scholarship awarded each year by the new Braunfels Music Study Club Students may audition in voice instrumental music or dance Applica tions are available from the three high school band and choral directors and are to be submitted to Mrs Melitta Frueh scholarship chair by the dead line of Feb 10 Auditions will be March 2 at Seele Parish Hall A non refundable application fee of should accompany each application Repertoire must be from advanced literature for example UIL or Feder ation Festival advanced must include two contrasting styles and peri ods and the length should not exceed 10 minutes Dancers should prepare a program of classical ballet with a con trasting number or improvisatory or modern dance Music must be memo rized and all contestants should pro vide their own accompanist The auditions are closed to the pub lic li is required that the winner per form at the May 10 music club meet ing Funds for this scholarship are pro vided by the offering taken at the annu al Advent Vespers Massed Choir Con cert on the first Sunday in December each year which is also sponsored by the New Braunfels Music Study Club affiliated with the Texas and National Federated Music Clubs Past recipients include Carolyn Lem mon Maria de la Cerda Jason Conner David Houde Susan Johnson Allen Moore Mike Michie Caroline Wolf Kelly Miller Rachel Caballero Julie Ann Rider Tracy Ohm Sarah Miller Lisa Hendry Glenn Green Catherine Kelfer Teresa Moehrig Georgie Tamayo Susan Gibbs Roger Sim mons Carrie Bretzke Amanda Ray burn Jennifer Voges and Rachel Grif fin For further information contact Melitta Frueh scholarship chair 720 Laurel Lane New Braunfels TX 787130 or call 6256658 Application deadline is Feb Names in the News Geraldo swears hell keep it clean really LAS VEGAS AP Geraldo Rivera will keep on talk ing but this time his mouth wont have to be washed out with soap Rivera said Tuesday that hes decided to stick with the talk show game but hes changing the rules no more sleaze The Geraldo Rivera a revamped version of his syndicated begins Sept 1 and will run at least through 1999 Were getting rid of the sleaze Its all Rivera told a news conference at the National Association of Tele vision Program Executives convention After a journalism career that included a Peabody award and multiple Emmys Rivera said he didnt want to be remembered as the guy who got his nose broken in an on camera brawl with skinheads Frankly 1 was sick of Rivera said of the tabloid talk show scene Rickles head to 90 on the auction block PALM DESERT Calif AP Ddn Rickles isnt losing his head Hes just giving it away Rickles who gave Mr Potato Head a voice in the movie Native Texan and Grammy award winner Donald Moline returns to his home state when he teams up with San Antonian Dr Christopher Lundell on Jan 28 to present a program of music for organ and cello Moline has been a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1967 and Lundell is director of music at St Johns Luther an Church in downtown San Antonio The performance sponsored by Texas Lutheran College will be given in San Antonio at University United Methodist Church 5084 De Zavala on Super Bowl Sunday at 2 Some people think this concert will provide a super alternative on that said Susan Rinn director of spe cial events at Texas Lutheran but actually it will be possible to attend the concert and still get home in plen ty of time for the opening Born in Ft Worth Moline has been a cellist most of his life including ser vice in the Peace Corps in Nigeria He earned a bachelor of music degree from Hartt College of Music of the Univer sity of Hartford and a master of music degree from Indiana University He has studied with Marylouise Baker Luigi Silva Leonard Rose Bernard Greenhouse David Wells and Janos Starker As a cellist Moline plays a rare instrument made in 1767 by Carlo Antonio Testore During his tenure with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Moline has had the opportunity to perform and record most of the orchestral literature in most of the music capitals of the world As a chamber musician he is a member of the Chicago Arts Quartet which has Donald Moline Grammy award winning cellist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra joins with Christopher Lundell Jan in a rare performance of music for organ and cello performed on college campuses around the Japan and Europe He received a Grammy for his recordings with Chicago Pro Musica In 1992 Moline was a soloist with the Chicago Symphony in David Otts Concerto for Two Cellos He recently performed Miaskovskys Cello Con certo in its Midwest premiere with the Northwest Symphony In addition he has just completed a CD of music for cello and organ with Dr Randall Swan son at St Clements Church in Chica go Moline enjoys writing and has com pleted his first novel entitled Murder in Orchestra Hall He was a sixtime win ner on ABCTVs Family Feud and still enjoys board games when he doesnthave a cello in his hands The musician is the brother of TLC president Jon N Moline an amateur violinist himself However the Moline brothers do not plan to team up on this occasion Ill leave that to Charles Lundell an excellent musician in his own right and a member of our TLC said President Moline For the San Antonio performance Moline and Lundell will present selec tions of 19th and 20th century com posers including Gunter Rafael Karl Holler Josef Rheinberger Theodore Kirchner Rudolf Bibl Camile Saint Saens and Peter Mathews Tickets for the performance are 10 and are available in advance at TLC and at St Johns Lutheran Church and will be sold at the door prior to the concert TLC is delighted to welcome Don ald Moline back to said Rinn not only because he is our presidents brother but because he is a distin guished musician Donald Moline and Christopher Lundell will give the musicloving pub lic an opportunity to hear some rarely performed music which the University United Methodist Church facility in northwest San Antonio will showcase Toy has autographed one of the plastic tubers for next months Frank Sinatra Celebrity Golf Tournament Silent Auction Also up for auction is the book signed by actress Janet Leigh a ButtMaster exercise device auto graphed by Suzanne Somers a golf ball signed by Luciano Pavarotti and a years supply of Frank Sinatra Legendary Neckwear Money raised during the Feb 910 auction at Marriotts Desert Springs Resort will benefit the Barbara Sinatra Chil drens Center founded a decade ago to treat and counsel abused youngsters Lovett Robertson on hand for charity ski race ASPEN Colo AP Lyle Lovett and Cliff Robertson have taken a downhill slide The country singer and actor were among about a dozen celebrities and former Olympic athletes who turned out Tues day for the Spirit of Skiing charity race on Aspen Mountain The event raised for Gildas Club a support group for cancer victims and their families named for come dian Gilda Radner who died of ovarian cancer in 1989 We all have friends and relatives who have died of can Robertson said Art Briefs A Little Night Music will be staged Jan 26 and 27 The Southwest Texas State University Opera Work shop will present Stephen Sondheims A Little Night Music on Jan 26 and 27 at 8 in the University Per forming Arts and Conference Center The pro duction is under the direction of MaryBeth Smith General seating tickets are for students and for the public and may be purchased at the door the evening of each performance or at the music department office between 8 and 5 Monday through Friday For additional information contact the music office at 5122452651 or MaryBeth Smith at 5122458369 Meridian Arts Ensemble to perform in Evans Auditorium SWTSU will host a performance of the Meridian Arts Ensemble on Feb 6 at in Evans Auditorium Tickets are for adults for students and senior cit izens For more information call the fine arts hotline at 512 2452030 Nigerian author to give poetry reading March 7 Funso Ayejina a Nigerian author on the faculty at the University of the West Indies Trinidad will be giving a poetry reading on March 7 1996 at Flowers Hall Room 341 at SWTSU A reception will follow Ayejina also serves as a Fulbright lecturer in creative writing at Lincoln University in Mis souri Send your Arts Entertainment briefs to 7O7 Luanda Braunfels TX 7813O   

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