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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 23, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas & Entertainment Marc and Becky Fulgham will perform at 3 p.m. 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, Ky., Symphony Orchestra Fie recently completed the doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Colorado in A&E Briefs Final wHktnd of "Whit# Chicks” It’s been called “different,” “comical” and “thoughtful.” But those who haven’t 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 whose 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 Mountain region he performed with many musical organizations including the Denver Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Denver Brass and the Colorado Brass Quintet. Becky Fulgham holds a bachelor’s degree in music education and a master’s degree in piano pedagogy from Pittsburgh State University. She the best ensemble acts we’ve ever had on our stage!” Tickets are available at China-n-Things. For reservations, call 609-3092 from 3 to 7 p.m. through Saturday. Children’s tickets are not being sold because of some mature content. (Submitted by Circle Arts Theatre) Children's art exhibit ends Saturday “Picasso Faces/Kachina Faces,” an exhibit by the fifth-graders 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 Photo submitted The popular cowboy music group Riders in the Sky will perform at Texas Lutheran University’s Jackson Auditorium in Seguin at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Composed of Ranger Doug (“Idol of American Youth”), Woody Paul (“King of the Cowboy Fiddlers”) 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 long-dormant style of cowboy music. Tickets are $6 for children younger than 12; $9 for seniors and students; $11 for other adults. They are on sale in the TLU bookstore, located on campus in the Alumni Student Center. Call (210) 372-SI 40 for ticket information or telephone orders. Bookstore ticket hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Tickets also will be available at the door before the eventHerald-Zeitung g Wednesday, April 23,1997 g 5A Riders in the Sky Duo to present trumpet and piano recital Arts Sometimes the awareness circuits get overloaded Slaker 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 p.m. Saturday. Advance tickets are $7.50, which includes $2 general admission; tickets at the door are $8. The day-long festival includes: ■ Noon to 7 p.m.: Barbecue, beer, soft drinks, hot dogs, funnel cake, frozen yogurt and other food items ■ Noon to 1:30 p.m.: viewing of live and silent auction items ■ Noon to 4 p.m.: silent auction bidding ■ Noon: bake sale, until sold out ■ I p.m.: German chocolate cake contest ■ I to 4 p.m.: KNBT-92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels live broadcast ■ 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.: live auction with Auctioneer T.K. Schneider ■ 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. die Cloggin Meisters and Hill Country Line Dancers ■ 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.: dancing to Gruene Crossing Western Band ■ 9 p.m. to midnight: Clay Blaker and the Texas Honky Tonk Band General admission to the day’s activities is $2. Children younger than 12 are admitted free with their parents. Tickets can be purchased at the Senior Center, Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, China-n-Things, Jak’s 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) Charity day right around the comer Time is running out to purchase tickets benefiting the New Braunfels Art League during Foley’s Charity Day set for Tuesday at the North Star Mall Foley’s store. Tickets can be bought at the NBAL Gallery through Monday. One can gain admittance to Foley’s only by ticket that day, but the $5 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 sale,” said Elaine Felder, president. “A person can also purchase as many tickets as one wishes in order to get more discount JLI!) OOI IDI tickets for more savings. They also will have a door prize drawing every hour for $250, and the winner doesn’t even have to be present.” The Art League will keep all the money from the sales through the gallery. All tickets sold at the Foley’s entrances will be shared by the 144 non-profit 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 St., through 5 p.m. Monday. For more information, call Pat Deltz at 629-4607. (Submitted by the New Braunfels Art League) r! I Fill Youth company to perform Circle .Arts Theatre will present its touring youth company, The Inner Circle, in its annual end-of-the-school-year production May 6 and 7. Beginning at 7 p.m., the performance will consist of two one-acts, the first being “Snoopy, the Musical,” followed by “Windows Are Only Solid Air,” and original comic drama. Director Roberta Elliott, who wrote “Windows ...,” calls it a “fantasy that takes a mind-trip,” and the audience goes along on the journey. The main character is Person, a young woman who’s come to a crossroads in her life, and must decide what direction to take, and what part of her personality should be “in charge.” 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 Carden, Rebecca Childs, Margaret Green, Sheryl Hall, Tracy llungate, Matthew Koenig, Eva Maldanado, Yesenia McNett, Bethany Schwartz, Alexandra Stanley, Robin Williams and Melissa Yeaman. Tickets are now on sale at China-n-Things 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) 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 Chaney, organ. Bronk teaches in the music department at New Braunfels High School and Chaney is the organist at become an annual event with the fifth-graders,” 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 tile New Braunfels Art League Gallery.” The gallery is open from IO a m. to 5 p.m. 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 tor the 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, Peeters, Enesco, Maurat, Franceschini and Robbins. (Submitted by First Baptist Church) 24, 25, 31 and June I in the Palestnna Hall at the University of the Incarnate Word, 4301 Broadway. The auditions, which are open to anyone between the ages of IO and 21, will be for all instruments as well as for principal chair positions The next season’s repertoire highlights include Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet," Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition," Mendelssohn’s “Symphony No. 2 ‘Lobgesang,’” and Bernstein’s “Candide Overture.” Application deadline is May 19. For further information or an application form, call the YOSA office at (210) 737-0097. (Submitted by the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio) Painting workshop Carien* Reeves Bencher of Taos, N.M., assists Doris Mears of Canyon Lake in painting roses during lest week’s 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 Rancher, above, of Taos, N.M., 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 th* painting before It was finished. Rancher Is a well-respected artist, particularly in New Mexico, Utah and Nevada. Photos submitted 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 don’t 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 peach-colored bloom. And I chickened. Couldn’t 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. I’d had my fill. Though there haven’t been any peach-colored 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 ... Believed,” Wally Black’s 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 “Rags,” an historical musical about Jewish immigrants coming through Ellis Island, searching for dreams and finding 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 I felt! I wonder now if I didn’t get more from the exchange than they did. And last night, I heard two adults share their feelings before they read their award-winning 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. It’s time to get the earplugs ready and, at least, dark glasses. (Elizabeth Elliott is an arts advocate, writing for the Herald-Zeitung on the arts a humanities.) My right brain has had quite a workout this past week. Not always in the creating phase. A good deal of the time, it’s been busy absorbing, digesting, assimilating ... and sometimes, to the point of overload. Sometimes, there’s just so much your senses and perceptive powers can take. That’s when I 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 university.) Anyway, before I became free-wheeling, 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 Elizabeth were many times Elliott    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 sight-seeing. ;

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