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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 23, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas HeraldZeitung g Wednesday April 0 5A i t u n g Arts Entertainment Sometimes the awareness circuits get overloaded My right brain lias had quite a workout this past week Not always in the creating phase A good deal of the time its been busy absorbing digesting assimilating and sometimes to the point of overload Sometimes theres just so much your senses and perceptive powers can take Thats when 1 want to stuff cotton in my ears and squeeze my eyes shut so tight that not even the suspicion of light can sneak inside I remember a particular incident that illustrates this reaction It was back in the days before I could drive I learned when I was 41 and was forced to because my daughter the chauffeur was going off to the Anyway Blaker headlines Music Fest The Wursthalle will explode with music and merriment when the first annual Bluebonnet Country Music Fest presents Clay Blaker and the Texas Honky Tonk Band at 9 Saturday Advance tickets are which includes general admission tickets at the door are The daylong festival includes Noon to 7 Barbecue beer soft drinks hot dogs funnel cake frozen yogurt and other food items Noon to viewing of live and silent auction items i Noon to 4 silent auction Bidding Noon bake sale until sold out 1 German chocolate cake contest 1 to 4 FM Radio New Braunfels live broadcast to live auction with Auctioneer Schneider to die Cloggin Meisters and Hill Country Line Dancers B to dancing to Gruene Crossing Western Band H 9 to midnight Clay Blaker and the Texas Honky Tonk Band General admission to the days activities is Children younger than 12 are admitted free with their parents Tickets can be purchased at the Senior Center Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce ChinanThings Jaks Food and Beverage and Countryside Veterinary Clinic All proceeds will benefit the Comal County Senior Citizens Center Expansion Fund Submitted by the Comal County Senior Center before I became freewheeling cabs were a necessary part of my life And as much as I resented the waiting and waiting and waiting for them to show up there were many times I managed to dispel my frustration by daydreaming in the back seat Sometimes I pretended I had all the time in the world and so I stared at it as if I Were sightseeing Elizabeth Elliott On one such occasion just before Spring let Summer take over the cab was traveling down Comal Avenue a route that was as familiar as breathing All of a sudden it happened And I dont know why But suddenly without benefit of hallucinogens I became aware of every leaf on every tree I saw Everywhere I looked things seemed exceedingly bright Then the cab turned onto Coll Street and there on the comer in front of a little very old house was a rose bush with the promise of glory tightly wrapped in its buds and one magnificent peachcolored bloom And I chickened Couldnt handle some inexplicable joy that made me feel as if my heart was going to burst out of my rib cage I shut my eyes against the beauty Id had my fill Though there havent been any peachcolored roses to dazzle me this past week awareness of light and energy and love has been in great abundance First there were the glorious voices singing their message at They too Wally Blacks musical drama staged at First Baptist Church The next night a trip to the Jewish Community Center in San Antonio brought the exhilarating experience of an historical musical about Jewish immigrants coming through Ellis Island searching for dreams and finding Riders in the Sky Photo submitted The popular cowboy music group Riders in the Sky will perform at Texas Lutheran Universitys Jackson Auditorium in Seguin at Friday Composed of Ranger Doug of American Woody Paul of the Cowboy and Too Slim the Riders trio presents a blend of classic Western harmonies and humor which has introduced a new generation of fans to a longdormant style of cowboy music Tickets are for children younger than 12 for seniors and students for other adults They are on sale in the TLU bookstore located on campus in the Aiumni Student Center Call 210 372 8140 for ticket information or telephone orders Bookstore ticket hours are 9 to 4 weekdays and 11 to 1 Saturdays Tickets also will be available at the door before the event Duo to present trumpet and piano recital Marc and Becky Fulgham will perform at 3 Sunday at the First Baptist Church 733 Cross Dr Fulgham is assistant professor of trumpet at Southeast Missouri State University and principal trumpet in the Paducah Symphony Orchestra He recently completed the doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Colorado in Briefs Final weekend of White Chicks Its been called comical and But those who havent seen A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking yet will have only two more chances to decide for themselves This Friday and Saturday Circle Arts Theatre will present the final performances of the comedy by John Ford Noonan The story concerns a New York society matron wfiose privacy is invaded by a new whirlwind of a neighbor from Texas The two diametrically opposed ladies are played by Cathy Clark and Joy Lindsey According to director Roberta Elliott They create one of Boulder While in the Rocky region he performed with many musical organizations including the Denver Symphony Colorado Symphony Denver Brass and the Colorado Brass Quintet Becky Fulgham holds a bachelors degree in music education and a masters degree in piano pedagogy from Pittsburgh State University She the best ensemble acts weve ever had on our stage Tickets are available at Chinan Things For reservations call 609 3092 from 3 to 7 through Saturday Childrens tickets are not being sold because of some mature content Submitted by Circle Arts Theatre Childrens art exhibit ends Saturday Picasso an exhibit by the fifthgraders of Carl Schurz Elementary ends Saturday at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery 239 W San Antonio One hundred works of art are on exhibit in the side gallery I fully expect that this will was formerly an adjunct piano instructor at Southwest Baptist University and is currently the director of the Southeast Music Academy in Cape Girardeau Mo Assisting in the recital will be Beth Bronk trumpet and Van Chancy organ Bronk teaches in the music department at New Braunfels High School and Chancy is the organist at become an annual event with the said Christina Rhrholm art education specialist who is coordinating the event It will be a great transition for them to go to the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio after they have seen their own work hanging in the New Braunfels Ait League The gallery is open from 10 to 5 Monday through Saturday Submitted by the New Braunfels Art League Youth Orchestras invites membership auditions The Youth Orchestras of San Antonio will be holding its membership auditions llie 1997 98 season Auditions are set for May First Baptist Church in New Braunfels The recital is free to the public and will feature works by Telemann Hindemith Peelers Enesco Maurat Franceschini and Robbins Submitted by First Baptist Church 24 25 31 and June 1 in the Palestrina Hall at the University of the Incarnate Word 4301 Broadway The auditions which are open to anyone between the ages of 10 and 21 will be for all instruments as well as for principal chair positions The next seasons repertoire highlights include Prokofievs Romeo and Mussorgskys Pictures at an Mendelssohns Symphony No 2 and Bernsteins Candide Application deadline is May 19 For further information or an application form call the YOSA office at 210 7370097 Submitted by the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio sweat shops Joyous music And heartbreaking too Then last Friday night I watched as two of our best actresses reached the peak of ensemble acting and the audience that jumped to its collective feet knew it too Saturday I saw The Inner Circle bring Snoopy and his Peanuts friends alive for a happy crowd gathered on the Landa Park dance slab Sunday I had the privilege of working with that group helping them to interpret their characters for another show And I became so excited The more I was able to give them and they more they gave back in energy and credibility the more alive felt I wonder now if I didnt get more from the exchange than they did And last night I heard two adults share their feelings before they read their awardwinning poems What occurred to me later was the fact that they did this in a room of mostly strangers but obviously they felt safe They knew they were in a climate not of Show us but Share with us As I said at the beginning sometimes the right brain comes close to overload Its time to get the earplugs ready and at least dark glasses Elizabeth Elliott is an arts advocate writing for the Herald Zcitung on the arts a Charity day right around the corner Time is running out to purchase tickets benefiting the New Braunfels Art League during Foleys Charity Day set for Tuesday at the North Star Mall Foleys store Tickets can be bought at the NBAL Gallery through Monday One can gain admittance to Foleys only by ticket that day but the ticket includes two 25 percent discounts good on almost anything including sale merchandise Additional sales are planned for the event Some items like major electronics and fine jewelry are excluded the exclusions are noted on the back of the discounts One can select the item he or she wishes to buy on said Elaine Felder president A person can also purchase as many tickets as one wishes in get more discount tickets for more savings They also will have a door prize drawing every hour for and the winner doesnt even have to be The Art League will keep all the money from the sales through the gallery All tickets sold at the Foleys entrances will be shared by the 144 nonprofit organizations involved in the event The Art League is raising funds for the next stage of its building renovations The second floor an elevator and stairwell are still to be finished Tickets may be purchased at the Art League Gallery 239 S San Antonio through 5 Monday For more information call Pat Deltz at 6294607 Submitted by the New Braunfels Art League Youth company to perform Circle Arts Theatre will present its touring youth company The Inner Circle in its annual endofthe schoolyear production May 6 and 7 Beginning at 7 the performance will consist of two oneacts the first being Snoopy the followed by Windows Are Only Solid and original comic drama Director Roberta Elliott who wrote Windows calls it a fantasy that takes a and the audience goes along on the main character is Person a young woman whos come to a crossroads in her life and must decide what direction to take arid what part of her personality should be in To help her make a choice six distinct fragments of her persona take form before her competing for the honor of being the dominant one They do this with humor tenderness and insight Members of The Inner Circle participating in the show are Amber Anderson Randy Foerster Vern Garden Rebecca Childs Margaret Green Sheryl Hall Tracy Hungate Matthew Koenig Eva Maldanado Yesenia McNett Bethany Schwartz Alexandra Stanley Robin Williams and Melissa Yeaman Tickets are now on sale at China nThings in Landa Plaza shopping center and may also be obtained from any member of the company At the end of May The Inner Circle will also bring a performance of Windows to the state Youth Conference in Arlington Revenue from the May 6 and 7 shows will go toward the financing of the trip Submitted by Circle Arts Theatre Painting workshop Carlene Reeves Rencher of Taos assists Doris Mears of Canyon Lake In painting roses during last weeks oil painting workshop at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery Students also came from San Antonio Gonzales and New Braunfels to attend her third workshop here Ron Rencher above of Taos pauses during his demonstration In oil of a still life with lilacs copper china and grapes A couple from San Antonio wandered into the gallery during the meeting and purchased the painting before it was finished Rencher Is a wellrespected artist particularly In New Mexico Utah and Nevada Photos submitted
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