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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 1, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas 8A O HeraldZeitung O Wednesday October t u n g Arts Entertainment The Boys say goodbye The final performances of The Boys Next Door take place Friday and Saturday at Circle Arts Theatre The comic drama concerns the lives of four mentally handicapped men who share an apartment under the supervision of a caring social worker Seated center is Daryl Fleming who plays that role clockwise from bottom left are Stephen Schaefer Bob Byxbee Cathy Clark Terry Caven Cindy Lynch Paul Padilla and Roland Bradfute Jr Cast members not pictured are Carol Bissett and Bob Landrum Tickets are available at ChinanThings For reservations call 6093092 from 3 to 7 through Saturday New childrens chorus begins in New Braunfels Progress is being made in the of the New Braunfels Childrens Chorus The director and founder of the chorus is Judy Stephenson Accompanist for the chorus is Jody Bagley an accomplished pianist and New Braunfels High School choral director The chorus welcomes boys and girls ages 8 to 14 This is wonderful opportunity for children to come together for music training performance friendship and fun Auditions will be Oct 7 at the lirst Protestant Church in the choir room All children who love music and like to sing should call for an audition time or drop by the church between and 7 Call Stephenson at to make an appointment or to make further inquiries retarding NBCC This will be an year for the chorus The goal will be to develop quality musicianship in order to become a viable part of the international childrens chorus movement Singers in these choirs number in the thousands I hese choirs arc much more than a group of children who meet for an hour after school to sing sonus Rather these quality organisations provide the opportunity for young people to learn the skills for quality musicianship perform with symphony orchestras meet and perform with guest artists work with other conductors and travel just to name a few The San Antonio Childrens Chorus under the direction of Marguerite McCormick is certainly recognized to be one of the finest This past summer SACC sang at Carnegie Hall in New York City The previous summer the group traveled to Ireland and it has its eyes and voices set on an invitation to participate in a childrens chorus festival in 1 ily for the summer of 1998 Some adults who did not have the opportunity to sing in their youth often think they cannot sing and therefore their children probably cannot sing either This has proven a misconception time and again Some children are innately gifted for music just as some children have a natural talent to write understand mathematical concepts or play sports Fortunately each of these skills can be taught learned and developed All things are possible with children musical direction teaching and a supportive community Bring your friends Lets get the children of New Braunfels singing Submitted by the New Braunfels Children Chants Gruene Music Fest to be biggest best ever Music fest organizer John Payne holds the hat while a young audience member draws the name of the grand prize winner at the 1996 Gruene Music Fest This years grand prize to be raffled at Gruene Music Fest 97 is a Takamine model EG140SBC guitar provided by The Music Source The guitar has a solid spruce top rosewood back and sides graphic preamp with pickup and machine heads The guitar and case are valued at about Gruene Music Fest showcases local and regional singing and songwriting talent Pictured is local favorite Al Barlow familiar to those who frequent Landa Station and Humble Barlow will perform at Oct 12 in the Gruene Hall Bar Other local favorites to be featured include Jay Eric and Blieders Creek Clay Blaker and the Texas Honky Tonk band and a new band with familiar local members Jamanlacs G R U E MUSIC FEST 97 Pictured are Johnny Dee and the Rocket 88s who will play from to midnight Oct 10 at the Gruene Music Fest premier Other regional favorites featured will be Ponty Bone and the Squeezetones the Wimberley Volunteer Fire Ants Ray Wylie Hubbard the Whoosits Bigpile Goodtime Garbage Band Terri Hendrix and Braden and Johnson Gruene Music Fest 97 starts at Oct 10 and continues through Oct 12 Oct 12 is the big day for families with adult admission and children 12 and younger admitted free Sundays festivities will include a new attraction The Blues in Proceeds from the Gruene Music Fest benefit United Way of Comal County Book lovers Hit the Chic Center Find your stoutest shopping bag and borrow your grandson or neighbor boys red wagon and comedo the Friends of the Librarys biggest and best sale ever The Civic Center on Thursday and Friday will be filled with a choice selection of hardback and paperback books in every category you can think of Our same low prices of 75 cents for hardbacks and 3 for for paperbacks will still be in effect Most childrens books sell for 25 cents Higher prices will be charged on the special and collectible items Thanks to several large donations organizers will have books for the outdborsman from how to catch it to how to cook it Art and antique lovers you wont believe all that is available for you There will be informative books on photography and architecture and the media section will be full to the brim with video and audio tapes compact disks records and a huge variety of books on movie lore The collectible section is outstanding this year There are many rare books plus an exciting collection of westerns and Texana and some good first editions Organizers say this is a once inalifetime sale of wonderful clean welldisplayed books that will make great additions to any personal library As an added attraction Friends will have a brown grocery bag full for sale at 4 on Friday Come and be a part of the excitement at the Civic Center from 9 to 7 Thursday and from 9 to 5 Friday Bring friends and our Friends will meet you Submitted by the Friends of the Library NBAL paints the town Photo submitted Karen McCauley of Pleasanton shows New Braunfels Art League members how she uses alcohol to remove color or to lighten colors on her acrylic painting at her recent demonstration Artists demonstrate their techniques in various media at most art league meetings which are every third Tuesday of the month except December at the gallery 239 W San Antonio St Rose Trevino left of Laredo and Erma Moss pose with Trevinos landscape photograph at the Land In Between art show reception at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery recently Trevino arranged visits in Mexico and Laredo for Moss and other show participants Angle Banta Brown Dee Dee Dale and Rosa Mitchell Trevino represents the Texas Cultural and Historical Society and the Mexico Cultural Foundation The exhibit runs through Oct 15 and will travel to Mier Mexico for a show Oct 24 to 26 The Art League Gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10 to 5 NBAL receives grant The New Braunfels Art League has received a grant from the Cecilia Young Willard Helping Hands Foundation to aid in ongoing building renovations The Art League has received from the Willard Foundation over the past eight years The first grant helped the group purchase its downtown building in 1990 and succeeding grants have paid for various improvements on the first floor roof and basement We started with a dilapidated building with a leaking roof and rescued it benefitting the downtown area as well as the Art said Elaine Felder president Its now a showcase for affordable regional art with special shows such as the current Land In Between exhibit and the successful WOW show last month Next well have our annual Wurstfest Art Show In January we will have a post office murals It has not been decided what area will be renovated next but the second floor needs new electrical service air conditioning updated plumbing and door window and floor repairs paint etc The second floor will eventually be used for classes and artist leased studios Submitted by the New Braunfels Art League
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