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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 29, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas                                Arts Entertainment Concerts return to Landa Park The City of New Braunfels Paries and Recreation Department is proud to announce the 12th Annual Conceits in the Park music series Local musicians will perform a variety of musk in the beautiful setting of Landa Park Families are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs picnic baskets and dancing shoes Concerts are held from to 10 Thursday evenings at the Lan da Park dance slab The 1996 season will lack off with a performance by Matt Toon Thursday May 30 Toon whose musi cal influences range from Ray Charles to Buck Owens will be performing a variety of original songs and familiar favorites Throughout the season music lovers can enjoy a variety of performances by bands such as The Grapes of Wrath Chris Judy Carlene Walker and The Texana Band to name a few July 11 will be a night to remember when Jay Eric and Clay Blaker come together for an evening of country music Jay and Clay will play for a special cause that night All attendees are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to the SOS Inc Food Bank Attendees can enjoy a great per formance while helping to feed the hungry in Comal County Concerts in the Park are free events that promote local musicians and familystyle entertainment The concerts are made possible by the following sponsors Oaynes Productions Miller Genuine Draft New Braunfels HeraldZeirung The Music Source Bug OMeister Pest Control KNBT Radio TCI Cable vision and the City of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department Read the HeraldZeitung and listen to KNBT FM for concert information and rainout announce ments Submitted by the New Braunfels Parks and Recre ation Revue needs performers The Community Service Center is once again producing the Red Stock ing Revue as a major fundraiser This is a sparkling musical revue pro fessionally staged by the Jerome H Cargill Producing Organization of New Perfomances will be June 21 22 and 23 at the New Braunfels Civic Center The director will turn cast members into a topnotch performers in just three weeks Their talent in singing dancing acting or having a part in skits will be professionally directed plus theyll experience the thrill of being in a New York show Anyone who wants to be in the show will be included All are invited to the Directors Par ty at 7 on Monday June 3 at the historic Forke Store in the beautiful Conservation Plaza on Churchill Street At this party the director will give a general overview of the show and a preview of entertainment Afterward everyone will have the opportunity to sign up for his general area of interest participants need to be available for rehearsals for the three weeks prior to the For information call Jim and jMelaney Beath general chairpersons or Carol Bissett directors party 6290262 Submitted by the Community Ser vice New Arts Council officers New officers elected by The Greater New Braunfels Arts Council for their 199647 board year are already hard at work They are Elaine Felder president Jo Ann Lemmon secretary Bob Landrum treasurer and Ann Kleeman vice president Felder also represents the New Braunfels Art League on the councils board Lemmon represents the New Jflujlc Study Club Landrum Is a dlrectorattarge and Kleeman is Community Chorales officers are planning the councils board retreat to be held in August We have good new ventures In mind and Invite all arts organizations to join us in our Felder aald Pritchards students shine at contest Pat Prttctmrd Josh Furlow and Usa Owens Thirteen music students taught by Pat Pritchard compet ed in the Junior Auditions at San Marcos Saturday May 19 Judges there rated the memorized performance of all stu dents who competed against the others in their own cate gory Students named AState Winners also performed for an audience of outstanding students parents and teachers Students from the Pritchard Music Studio their cate gories and their ratings are as follows Laura Broussard Piano Primary I very good Sheena Broussard Piano Pri mary II outstanding Josh Furlow Piano Primary II allstate winner Lauren Janzen Voice Senior I outstanding Aman da Jenkins Voice Junior I outstanding Aubrey Lee Voice Elementary II outstanding Kelly Griffin Piano Primary I outstanding Lisa Owens Voice Musically Advanced ID all state winner Jessi Perring Voice Senior I outstanding Rosalinda Rojas Piano Primary II superior Jamin Scott Piano Primary Eric Schwind Piano Primary U outstanding Lesley Schwind Piano Primary III superior Southwest Texas State University played host to this event which is sponsored annually by the Texas Federation of Music Clubs Art League awards scholarships to area students The New Braunfels Ait League has awarded two scholarships them in their future artstudies The Braunfels High School and Scott Franchowiak of Smithson Valley High School rooting the recent Spring Aits and Crafts Show were Caroline Ander sson first andKristal Oehler sec ond and third Both students attend NBHS and received cash awards in thejwJgingylSJBAL rnember ship at their last meeting ParnelFs long winding road leads to Gruene Hall for June 6 show Lee Roy Pamell has traveled a long and winding road in his career one that has allowed him to cover a lot of ground while maintaining an integrity and steadfast com mitment to his music that is uncommon in the commer cial world Pamell grew up literally on the lap of the legendary Bob tee Roy Pamell Wills He leans on the memory of the man he first gang with as a yearold boy on a Fort Worth radio station Parnell credits Wills influence on his decision to pursue music but Ws teenage years found him studiously delving into the work of artists ringing from the AJJman Brothers to Muddy Waters and Freddie King The diversity of experience and influence that are Lee Roy Pamell have served to shape this native Texan into one of the most respect ed and innovative artists in country music today Im a fifthgeneration Texan with a rural he said The lyrics to my songs are a very country thing but the heart and the backbeat of the music is the blues Im really just a product of my environment This incredible product will perform at Gruen Hall Thursday June 6 Tickets are and avail able by calling to charge cash only at Gruene Hail or at Josephine Surest Cafe 400 E Josephine in San Antonio Submitted by Gruene Hall Send submissions to HeraldZeitung Arts Entertainment 707 Landa New Braunfels TX 78130 Dorittu mess with Huck Finn chooses hell over Klan philosophy Elizabeth Elliott Lets face it As much as we love this place we call home and as much as we dont mind bragging about what a unique and wonderful city New Braunfels is we could very happily do without the attention a certain upcoming visit is bringing to our com munity A good many people have searched both sides of their brains for the best possible way to handle the KKKs most unwelcome arrival on the first of June The con sensus from church and gov ernment officials has been to ignore the vipers in our midst to stay home to let them know how it feels to throw a party to which nobody comes Its called and that sounds like a winner to me But I confess that I thought it might greait to have as many of us whWared to form a handholding ring around the downtown plaza with our backs to the gazebo making a strong silent statement that the Klan could see Of course a few weeks ago Roger Croteau came up with an embellish ment of my idea It was rather humor ous and we need more of that laugh ing our troubles but there arent many of us brave enough to follow his moonstruck suggestion Anyway you can add my vote to staying but for more reasons than nonsupport of the Klans phi losophy of Christian white supremacy and the desire to prevent ugliness erupting in our town We need to be aware that the best reasons begin in the attitudes of our hearts and the insight of our minds MY CURRENT TEXTBOOK Those attitudes and insights can be found in many religious beliefs and spiritual philosophies since Time began indeed Life itself is one lesson after another But lately I have a new text book You cant prepare a stage production without dissecting and analyzing the script first And though the one Im working on is an upbeat summer musi cal theres a strong wonderful mes sage that undergirds all the humor and the footstomping songs Its a message that answers the sick kind of thinking that diminishes any human being because of race or creed In traveling through Big there is a moment when Huckleberry Finn has an astonishing Hes been riding a raft down the sissippi with Jim a runaway slave sharing all kinds of close calls with him and slowly but surely becoming his friend At one point when Jim talks lovingly about his wife and children and his need to be free so that he can buy his own family the big black man weeps from pain and longing Huck turns aside and says to the audience It dont sound natural but Jim cares for his people just as much as white folks dofbrtheirn 5 bringsHucTcto strugglewith his conscience hes been taught all his life that those who help slaves to get free are dirty abolitionists and are doomed to go to everlastin fire Well Huck breaks down and prays about his consterna tion but as he says You cant pray a lie So I says to myself Would feel better if you give Jim up No Id feel worse And whats the use in leamin to do right when its trouble some and no trouble to do wrong and the wages is just the same So all right Ill go to hell Ill take wickedness again and steal my friend Jim out of slavery What joy Mark Twain must have had poking fun at judgmental self righteousness and through a boys confusion teaching us that the love of our fellow human beings is the only right that matters Elizabeth Elliott is a guest colum nist writing on the arts and humani Do You Suspect In Your Waters SYSTEMS Maybe its the smell that gives it away If your has an unpleasant taste or ECO smell an EcoWater system in your home can help Call us and well catch the problem PUT AN ECO IN YOUR HOME ALL WRIGHT WATER ol TEXAS INC Antonio St QuiHty Treatment Sine 1925   

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