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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 9, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas 6 A O HeraldZeltung o Wednesday October Arts Entertainment The beat builds as Gruene prepares for 10th music fest 1 The 10th anniversary edition of the Gruene Music Fest will get under way Friday evening 1 with some outstanding local musicians at the Music Hall in historic Gruene The festival begins with a private VIP Pre mier Party from to Friday fol lowed by a performance by Johnn Dee and the Rocket 88s at 9 in Gruene Hall The festivities resume Saturday starting with the first Gruene Music Festi val Golf Classic at at Sundance Golf Course At noon participants in the Gecko GrueneEyed Chili Kookoff will try to earn points toward qualifying for the national chili competition at Terlingua The spotlight will then turn to Trade Lynn at Kent Johnson I on the Gruene Hall stage The Dead Crickets will then take the stage at followed by Clay Blaker and the Texas Honky Tonk Band Tickets for Saturday nights shows are It will take four stages the Grist Mill Meadow Tent the Bier Garten the Bar in Gruene Hall and the main stage in Gruene Hall to contain the music on Sundayt Bring your friends come early and be pre pared for a day of pure musical enjoyment Kicking off Sundays activities at on the main stage will be the Wimberly Volunteer Fire Ants These musi cians have made a name for themselves with their unique harmonies and mandolinlaced original songs Braden Braden and Johnson a guitar and piano duo will open in the Bier Garten From ballads to country to blues their inventive tunes delight audiences Wellknown local artists Chris and Judy Wallisch can be caught in the Grist Mill Meadow Tent One of their songs is featured on the Texas Tor nadoes latest release Starting off in the Bar in Gruene Hall are the indomitable Humble Broth ers Their rode hard and put away wet sound is gently tamed by some introspective lyrics Country music fans will be delighted to lis ten to Matt Toon and the Big Deals For a foottapping good time The Whoosits Bigpile Goodtime Garbage Band is irresistible These favorites have appeared at the Folklife Dan McCoy Festival and Night in Old San Antonio Circle Aits Theatres Inner Circle will present youth activities This group has toured local schools and has received national accolades for its contributions A wellknown song writer Dan McCoy will entertain with his country music George Strait has recorded a number of his tunes The solid folk sounds and smooth guitar licks of Brenda Freed and Val Roessling shouldnt be missed The duo has a cre ative and earcatching Michael Daniels sound The Michael Daniels Band is a musthear band Hailing from San Antonio this group will soothe you with heartfelt lyrics and soulful guitar sounds The one and only Al Barlow will astound with his whimsical songs and an uncanny abil ity with words Terri Hendrix voted best female vocalist at the 1996 San Antonio Music Awards will grace the Bier Garten stage with her unforgettable voice and a wide range of original tunes The Mariachi Michoa can will perform on the streets of Gruene at Other festival perform ers include Painted Pony Ponty Bone and the Squeezetones Jimmy Spacek and Heavy Traffic and Sisters Morales Many of these artists performing at the Gruene Music Fest have recorded compact disks and tapes which will be available at a spe cial booth Al Barlow Notes Dangerous Llasons opens STSU theater season The theatre season at Southwest Texas State University will open with the production of Dangerous Tuesday through Oct 20 jon the SWT campus Directed by J Jennings the show Shea Martin left as Le Vicomte fe Valmont and Melissa Grogan right La Marquise de Merteuil two lovers pursuing outrageous relationships that create havoc in the preFrench Revo lution production is suitable for mature audiences only u For reservations call 512 2452204 Submitted by Southwest Texas State University Lecturer to focus on role of community in art A lecturer who advocates com munitybased art education will speak to area art educators and students Oct and 18 at Southwest Texas State University Peter syn pbsium lecturer on muniryBasedArtBdbcaiion Work ing with the National Landscape at 11 Oct 17 in the Chautauqua Room of the LBJ Student Center London will focus on his view of the communitys role in art educa tion London will speak at 2 that day on Art The Language of Ultimate Con He also will introduce an idea to participants and j7 ask them tp create images on that idea London will then ISad a discussion on art as a form of rrtaditation and as a tool for personal peter London growth London will complete his time in San Marcos with a workshop the fol lowing day at Travis Elementary School He will discuss the need for schools to provide a special outdoor place where students can create art or per form and instructors can teach inter disciplinary subjects The lectures are free and open to the public For more information call the Department of Art and Design at 512 2452611 Submitted by Southwest Texas State University Symphony to open 19th season this month The MidTexas Symphony will open its 19th season in the New Braunfels Civic Center at 4 Oct 20 David Mairs the symphonys new music director will be at the baton for the concert that wiJ feature four of the symphonys own players Mairs is also resident the San Antonio Symphony This is his first full concert as the MidTexas Symphonys music director after conducting the holiday concert in Jackson Auditorium last December The concert will feature Robert Cannon and Andrew Gignac in Vivaldis Concerto for Two Trum pets C Harpist Shana Norton and flutist Adrienne Inglis will be featured in Mozarts Concerto for Flute and Harp K297c C The orchestra will also perform Tchaikowskys Symphony No 4 F Cannon is the principal trumpet for the MidTexas Symphony while Gignac is second trumpet Norton regularly performs with the MidTexas Symphony and Inglis is STAGE photo by JAMES JAHNSEN Buck says Dont sound half Clayton responds Means it dont sound half good either Dont give up your day Lawrence Coop of San Antonio as Buck Ramsey and Franklin D Williams of Boerne as Clayton Snodgrass rehearse a scene from the next STAGE production Sweet Texas which opens at Krause House on Bulverde Road Oct 17 and runs through Nov 3 Call 210 4382339 for Information or reservations the principal flutist for the symphony Tickets for the concert are for adults for senior citizens and col lege students and for other students They will be available at the door the day of the concert Season tickets will also be available at the door The season ticket package includes tickets for a special concert Nov 17 marking the 10th anniversary of the Opening of Jackson Auditorium on the campus of Texas Lutheran University The concert will feature world pianist Barry Douglas with Akira Endo conducting For more information call 210 3728089 Another theater son comes home to visit Theres been an embarrassment of riches lately Love ly moments happening all over the place Several of those moments had to do with the return of our all grown up and glowing with a passion for life Mostly because theyve chosen against the odds to follow their They rarely go to bed early one of the requirements for becoming healthy wealthy and but theyve opted for the healthy and wise part of thjt admonition because their world of theater and the performing arts seldom lets them count sheep before mid niiht First came the privilege of working with Rob Wicall in very recent production of Greetings The most wed seen of him before that was in the Taco Bell commercial Hes the young man in the striped shirt wHo dances the most energetically in Anyway Rob spent the majority of his childhood years in New Braunfels graduating from NBHS and acting in tha touring youth company The Inner Circle then later creating the unforgettable role of Ellard in The Foreign Update He performs at Sea World and manages the Ski Show does commercials in and else whjere and has earned an entertainment contract with the Spurs Dream Team Thats our boy of course I told you about David Houde last week also a former member of our youth company Then last Friday another theatre son made our day KJIARK GORDON AND CENTER ljhe lanky still boyish approaching 30 young man didjrt come home alone this time ifrpm the Big Apple where he fiyes and works he brought back his prize the ravenhaired French lady known as Anne Gordon his bride Theyre both fine actors according to those New York Cjty reviews I read but their bliss these days lies in directing for their theatre company Millennium Stage They favor the classics especially intrigued with his torical plays because thats our said Mark Its exciting to see how humanity has developed through the centuries and history points the way to future Brave souls That kind of theater requires long hours of research and I meticulous attention to style and details that contemporary comedies and dramas dont demand Listening to them though I was i aware that they didnt think of their work as an arduous exhausting Quite the opposite Their artistic obsession is as neces ifcary as breathing And they support their habit with jobs until their theatre can support them May the day come soon Elizabeth Elliott Guest Column IMAGINE THE JOY Like Rob Wicall and David Houde Mark Gordon grew up under pui watchful eyes in the theater Looking back I he mentoring the demands for excel lence and his enthusiastic response discovering the God given talents we asked him to share Somewhere in the Good Book it says something about paraphrasing here not always knowing the fruits of your So how did wq get so lucky As exciting as theatre is it cant compete with seeing how the young ones turned how they became suc cessful as human beings Of course compared to their parents our contribution was small but what a return on the investment Elizabeth Elliott arts advocate writing for the HeraldZettung on the arts and Firing up for festival San Marcos potter Billy Ray Mangham shown demonstrating the art of raku pottery will be one of the 29 participants at this years Texas Clay Festival on Oct 26 and 27 in Gruene Names in the News Madonna happy to end stay In Argentina NEW YORK AP Dont cry for Madonna Argentina The truth is she was happy to leave you at least thats the impression from her diaries Excerpts from the Material Girls private musings appear in the Novem ber issue of Vanity Fair In them she describes the months she spent in Argentina filming She calls the South American nation an uncivilized country with no decent The diaries which cover Jan 13 to May 29 also describe when Madonna first saw an ultrasound of her fetus I was stunned when I saw on the ultrasound a tiny living creature spin ning around in my womb Tapdanc ing I think Waving its tiny arms around and trying to suck its thumb I could have sworn I heard its laugh she wrote k She also denies she got for shockvalue or used be Carlos Leon as a stud I realize that these are all com ments made by persons who cannot live with the idea that something good is happening to she wrote Madonnas baby is due about Oct 15 Mayfield to make return after paralyzing accident NEW YORK AP People get ready Curtis Mayfield is back Six years after he was paralyzed the soul legend has released a new album New World and the title track is in Spike Lees new movie Get on the Mayfield was tuning his guitar in 1990 when a lighting tower fell down on him in Brooklyn leaving him par alyzed from the neck down I feel like when I got hit it knocked everything out of he says in the Oct 14 issue of Newsweek Now everything is somewhere else Some times it feels that if someone whacked me good another time itd knock them all back in Mayfield 54 recorded the songs prone singing a few lines at a time until his breath ran out The album is a triumph to an artist who one thought hed never make music again Its nice to say Im back to living he says Mayfields career peaked with his 1972 soundtrack album for the film His other hits include Its Alright and People Get Sculptor preferred simple Paris lifestyle LONDON AP How much space does an artist need Not much that is for someone like Alberto Giacometti Giacometti spent years living and working in a tiny studio in Paris Montpamasse district Now some of his work is getting some breathing room at the Royal Academy of Arts in London An exhibition of 230 of his sculp tures paintings and drawings opens Wednesday and runs through Jan 1 1997 He is one of the great figures of our Simonetta Fraquelli an acade my curator said Monday It may seem odd to us that Gia cometti lived like he did but perhaps his work was suited to that environ ment He never wanted to change Curator Patrick Elliott said he ranks Giacornetti as one of the halfdozen greatest sculptors of the first half of the 20th century
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