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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 3, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas 8 fi HeraldZeituna Anril A 1 ftQft Arts Entertainment RockinR Riverjam features guitar master Seven bands have donated their time and talents to the first annual Rockin R Riverjam set for Saturday April 6 in Gruene The festivities begin as soon as the Gruene 10K runners clear the streets around am and the music will continue till dusk The allday music festival benefits Family Out reach which works to prevent child abuse Featured is Jim my Spacek this years San Anto nio Current Award winner for best guitarist and best band As a special treat two beautiful Spanish singers Maga and Magal ly will open for Jimmy Spacek at the Riverjam The lineup of other area bands per forming is to Chris Judy performing for the Gruene 10K am to 1 pm Hat Trick 1 to 2 Freed At Last 2 to 3 Mike Pprters Jazz Group 3 to 4 Maya Magally opening for Jimmy Spacek and Heavy Traffic 4 to 5 Whoosits Big Pile Goodtime Garbage Band 5 to 6 Matt Toon 6 to 7 The Craze The emcee is Brian Orr and Brenda Price is providing the Belly Dancers hi addition to the wonderful music come and kick off the summer season with the 1 tubing race Jump in the 3 pm jalapeno eating contest or sign up to play in the allday volleyball tourney A sanctioned chili cookoff begins that morning with turnin time at 4 There will also be sumo wrestling where kids six and up suit up in giant foamfilled suits complete ahd boxing gloyes Sumo Jimmy Spacek The Dining Room Opens Tomorrow Having eyes only for each other Peggy and Ted Eileen Cole and Stephen Schaefer center dont notice the little kiddies wreaking havoc at the birthday party in THE DINING This unique human comedy has its champagne opening tomorrow night at the Circle Arts Theatre The children In the picture are being played by Dale Wratchford Cathy Clark Carol Blssett Darin Sims and Robin Williams Tickets are available at ChinanThings For reservations call 6093092 Monday through Saturday 3 to 7 only There will be a benefit performance for Habitat for Humanity at 7 on April 14 no passes being redeemable on the night Art like faith is best as a way of life Art of the Matter Hill Country Chorus finishes busy schedule of performances Youve heard it before Art imi tates But something tells me that the brilliant Russian writer Tol stoy would not agree For him the two words were interchangeable Because what they represent is inter changeable This was the mart who said that the purest form of art comes from the peasants expressing their joy and sorrow spontaneously in song and dance and poetry Im glad he said that It val idates my efforts Because I dont think of myself as an artist any more than any of us have the right to be But a peasant Ah that role I can Elizabeth Elliott The Hill Country Chorus former ly known as The South Texas Sound is growing and finding new enthusiasm in abundance Their new music direc tor Robert Compton is leading them to considerably improved singing qual ity which in turn is attracting guests and expanding membership They continue to support the local community activ ities in many ways from 1 to 4 Kids will ertjpylace painting and wonderful burgers from the Rafters Rapid Grill at Rockin R River Rides The highlight of the day will be the 5 drawing for the 96 Sunfire donat ed by General Manager Jim Willis of Red McCombs Universal Motors Oth er wonderful prizes will be river rides donated by Zero Rivers of Rockin R Magicl05 and Shiner Bock Beer are sponsors as well Tickets are or 10 per family and are for sale at the Music Source on Landa in New Braunfels To sign up for volleyball tubing jalapeno or chili contests call Susan Phillips EVENTS at 6095030 Urifig ihe falR and at Cnristmas they entertained the patients at hospitals by strolling the wards and singing Christmas carols they sang at the annual Wassailfest enter taining over people in the down town area Also in December the Downtown Association of NeW Braun fels invited them to sing Christmas carols at the city plaza on the Sunday before Christmas In January the chapter was the fea tured group at the New Braunfels Arts Council Dinner With The Arts attended by about 300 people Looking ahead the chapter has scheduled its spring show for April 28 and will per fill legitimately I come from sturdy peasant stock especially on my maternal grandmothers side She her self was a bond servant in Czecho slovakia before my grandfather bought her to be his wife and then to travel to this land of freedom Where am I heading Maybe to the point that the very instincts of life reach for artistic expression and the creative urges of art in turn open the door to life In other words art itself is a way of life whether its planting flowers or wrapping a gift or praying from the heart And so many faith WHAT IS FAITH Pictured lr are back Jack Ehman Ken Haugen Ray Charlie Alvarez Wes Oates middle Charles Crowley Randy Fly Tommy Bodine Jim Chatelle front Don Kennady Robert Compton Bill Schmidt and President Harry Myers form the societys package play Grandpas We meet every Tuesday evening at The First Baptist Church Choir Room located on the comer of Santa Clara and Cross streets at Come visit with us and enjoy some good close barbershop Have you found yourself asking that question from time to time Good It means youre alive and thinking I only know what it isn is swallowing someone elses belief system without your own search Somebody asked me the other day what I thought faith was Arid Im so glad she did because in answering her I got in touch with the idea Id known for a long time but had recently lost sight of My answer Faith is moving ahead dont know the outcome Hundreds of theatre productions over twenty eight years have taught me Never really knowing what the outcome oft my directing will be Oh Ive known a few colleagues in my time who have very confidently said they knew when a show was goingvto be good meaning all of theirs but Im not so blessed Then again maybe I am 1 get to demonstrate my faith over and over And you do it every night when you go to sleep Thats an act of faith if there ever was one WHAT IS ART For many its not the exercising of ones egocentric nature to astound others with the achievement Unfor tunately for too many thats exactly what it is Its doing instead of being for them But the truest most credible per formances on stage the most pro foundly beautiful poetry the sweetest all come from being in the moment You cant put those things on like a coat Sometimes of course doing and being come together in the most cel ebrative way Like the Childrens Concerts yesterday morning at the Civic Center The MidTexas Symphony and the local school districts joined forces assisted by the First Commercial Bank and the Cecelia Young Willard Helping Hand Fund and as a result cjgse to thousand children expe rienced the wonder of Laura at the This is the lady who packs up her grand piano traveling all over the country to small towns to carry Beethoven and whomever else she can fit in her van Remarkable lady And she doesnt even have a choice its as neces sary to her as breathing But the Sym phony and schools had a choice They made a good one And what act of faith art have you committed today Elizabeth Elliott is a guest colum nist for the HeraldZeitung writing on the arts and New Braunfels Art League Elaine Felder instructs students in the art of stained glass at an Artistic Outreach held last month at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery The Art League sponsors about three Outreaches a year free to members of the community Miry Beth Gibson describes facial measurements during the pastel mini workshop at tin recent Artistic Outreach at the New Braunftls Art League Gallery 239 West Sun Antonio Annette UBoeuf ltd a drawing workshop during the Outreach In spite of the drought conditions Bluebonnets roses wild flowers and in the area the New Braunfels Art garden flowers are found in varied League Gallery is in profuse bloom mats this month The Art League will host a reception Tte Floral Expressions art show js for the public an4 its members Thurs blopming in the special exhibits gallery day April 11 from 6 to 8 as a with still lifes landscapes and flowers formal opening of the show which alone in works of oil and watercolor runs now through the month of April Comal Community Band Plaza Nites a favorite family event during the month of April will once again be presented by Main Street at the Plaza in historic downtown New Braunfels beginning April 11 The free events will offer performances from a variety of talented local musicians Everyone is encouraged to bring their family and friends and enjoy a delightful spring evening of entertainment The audience may bring lawn chairs blankets picnic suppers or patronize one of the many downtown restaurants prior to the concerts which all begin at 7 This year the featured groups are Thursday April 11 Comal Community Band pictured above Thursday April 18 Toon the Big Deals Thursday April 25 icos de America For more information call the Main Street office at
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