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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 8, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas 8A O HeraldZeitung O Wednesday October Arts Entertainment Childrens Museums Taste of the Town approaches Warm up your taste buds its time again for Taste of the Town The New Braunfels Childrens Museum is gearing up for another citywide taste testing This years event promises to be bigger and tastier than ever More than 20 restaurants arc expected to participate in this years food and beverage sampling at the National Guard Armory on Oct 16 Members can pick up their tickets for just S12 at the museum General admission tickets for only can be bought in advance or at the door Tickets are on sale at the museum and many of the participating restaurants A few local restaurants to look for this year are Blue Dog Inn Calahans Pub and Deli Castle Avalon Cicis Pizza City Bakery Goerkes Country Tavern Granzins BBQ Gristmill Restaurant Huisache Grill Maxs Salsa Sabrosa The Mexican Rocker Cafe Molly Joes The New Braunfels Smokehouse Papa Johns Pizza Pinto Ranch Grill Swiss Chalet TCBY the Tree Tops and more Tasters can expect to enjoy delicious menu items including blackberry chicken roast pork in maple bourbon sauce buffalo wings smoked brisket and pork ribs bread pudding with vanilla sauce Jack Daniels pecan pie and mm more In addition to the nights festivities tasters can shop the silent auction How about a getaway to Horseshoe Bay Hummel Club collectibles Season passes to hot spots Tickets to upcoming events Be sure to stop by place a bid and take home some exciting new items for the whole family While youre bidding purchase your bid for the penny auction this years item is a musthave Taste of the Town is a great way to sample local flavor and support the New Braunfels Childrens Museum as they kickoff the annual corporate campaign Submitted by the Childrens Museum in New Braunfels The land in between Photo submitted Carrie Lee Allbritton of Canyon Lake visits with Erma Moss and Dee Dee Dale at the Land in Between art exhibit at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery 239 West San Antonio Street Moss Dale Angie Banta Brown and Rosa Mitchell are the exhibiting artists in the show featuring the scenes and people on both sides of the Rio Grande River The show ends Oct 15 and will travel to Mier Mexico for an exhibition the weekend of Oct 24 to 26 MIDTEXAS SYMPHONY GUILD The New Braunfels Chapter of the MidTexas Symphony Guild will welcome David Mairs to its general membership meeting and dutch treat luncheon buffet on at I Tuesday in the new River Room at the Grist Mill Mairs who is beginning his second year as Musical Director of the MidTexas Symphony will speak to the group about the upcoming symphony season Members will hear reports on fund raising efforts for the year All members are urged to attend and any prospective members or guests are welcome For information or reservations call 6095562 The seasons first concert in New Braunfels will be held on Oct 19 in the Civic Center at 4 Dancing tornados Photo submitted The Texas Twisters pause for a photo at the Texas Classic in Houston Pictured are front center Twosy Dartez instructor middle row Sara Holtermann and Billie Stehling back row Betty Cover Helga Main Susan Stennis Sheri Logan Carol Schad and Gerry Wallace Not pictured is the newest member Miriam Weiss Whats up at SWT The Southwest Texas State University Wind Ensemble will present its first band concert of the 1997 fall at 8 on Thursday in Evans Auditorium on the SWT campus Admission is S2 for the public and 1 for students The concert is under the direction of John C Stansberry professor of music Over the past 20 years the SWT Wind Ensemble has established itself as one of the outstanding collegiate wind ensembles in the nation Featured in the evening concert will be Paul Hindemiths Symphony in B flat Leonard Bersteins Four Dances from West Side Ron Nelsons Courtly Airs and Dances A Festival Prelude by Alfred Reed and Stephen Melillos The Fountainhead Parking for offcampus concert attendees has been designated in the multilevel parking garage across from the Music Building Patrons should utilize the parking garage facilities to avoid receiving parking violations Jamaniacs are created for Gruene Music Fest New band forms for 4The Blues in Gruene By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND News Editor Musicians began the Gruene Music Fest 11 years ago because they wanted to make a significant contribution to their community to United Way in particular said organizer Dick Koegle This year some of the areas top musicians have gone a step further they have formed a band to play at the 11th annual Gruene Music Fest The new band the Jamaniacs includes area musicians from such perennial favorites as Hat Trick Quarter Moon and Monty Guitar Tylers band The band consists of Tommy Thompson on lead guitar and Dennis Peek on bass both formerly of Hat Trick Alan Beavers on drums bass and vocals and Michael Byme on keyboards both of Quarter Moon Monty Guitar Tyler on lead guitar and vocals Rusty Carey on drums and John Santos on harmonica Its hard to say who will benefit more United Way or the people lucky enough or smart enough to catch the Jamaniacs perform Sunday afternoon They will play a set at noon and one at as part of The Blues in Gruene in the Grist Mill Meadows Tent The Jamaniacs will play eclectic electric blues from the old classics to the Alman Brothers to Johnny Winters to Stevie Ray Vaughan and beyond A good section of the set will be dedicated to the Alman Peek said kind of a tribute Well play about the first 120 minutes of Live from the Philmore East straight The seeds of Jamaniacs took root at Hat Tricks Concert in the Park performance Beavers said The concept has been lurking around that we would play double drums and the first thing that comes to mind is the Alman he said We needed a slot a place big HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Darnall The cream of New Braunfels bands came together to form a new band the Jamaniacs for The Blues in Gruene From left are Rusty Carey drums Tommy Thompson lead guitar Dennis Peek bass and Alan Beavers drums bass and vocals Not pictured are Monty Guitar Tyler Michael Byrne and John Santos Jamaniacs will play at noon and Sunday in the Grist Mill Meadows Tent G R U E MUSIC FEST 97 enough to do Gruene Music Fest organizer John Payne heard the musical friends talking and jumped on the idea Beavers said The popularity of blues is on the rise locally he said Monty Tyler has been experiencing a great deal of interest on Wednesday nights at the Holiday he said The musicians affection for each other and for the music theyve put together is evident in their banter I said Id do it if theyd let mq play slide Ive always wanted play Thompson said This band is a case of the allstars from all the bands getting Koegle said Sunday could prove to be a mark in local music history the Gruene Music Fest could go down as the day the Jamaniacs premiered The Sunday audiences might just help determine whether the Jamaniacs treat New Braunfels to more eclectic electric blues after The Blues in Gruene tent is taken down band was kind of thrown together but if we can find a gig we might keep Peek said Gruene Music Fest organizer Dick Koegle and Dennis Peek of the Music Source cradle this years grand prize a Takamine model EG 140SBC guitar provided by The Music Source to be raffled at Gruene Music Fest 97 The guitar has a solid spruce top rosewood back and Rrqamp with pickup and machine heads Theguitan tin and case are valued at v Gruene Music Fest 97 starts at Friday and continues through Sunday Sunday 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 FOR A COMPLETE GRUENE MUSIC FEST SCHEDULE SEE THURSDAYS HERALDZEITUNG opens 19th season with Sylvia Inc will open its 19th season with A R Gumeys The show will be presented at Krause House on Bulverde Road at 8 Oct 16 to 18 23 to and Nov 1 The Sunday matinees on Oct 19 and 26 and Nov 2 will be at Show tickets are S12 for adults and for students and senior citizens age 62 and Opening night Thursday Oct 16 will be a benefit for the scholarship fund of the Principia Chapter of the American Business Womens Association and all seats will be Si2 A champagne punch and cheese reception follows the opening night performance Sylvia is about a midaged couple who move to Manhattan after 22 years of childrearing in the suburbs His career is winding down while hers as a public school teacher begins to offer more opportunities He brings home a dog he found in the park or that has found him bearing only the name Sylvia on her tag A streetsmart mutt she becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until after a series of hilarious and touching complications both learn to compromise and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives Sylvia is a talking dog played by Shannon Knibbe whose words give the humans around her something to chew on Optional dinners are available after on Thursday Friday and Saturday A 1 lunch is offered on Sundays Submitted by of Bulverde Photo submitted A rehearsal scene from the next production by A R Gurney which opens at Krause House on Bulverde Road Oct 16 and runs through Nov 2 For information reservations call 830 438 2339 From left are Shannon Knibbe of Spring Branch as Sylvia and Skip Summers of Bulverde as Greg The gavel passes at the Childrens Museum in New Braunfels Former President of the New Braunfels Childrens Museum Board David King passed the gavel to new Board President Judy Brown on Sept 23 Rhonda Oestrich will serve as vice president Lorrie Coles treasurer and Karen Schwind secretary for this years 19971998 Museum Board of Directors Directors continuing service are Margaret Burns Trade Guinn Robert Heinrich Dawn Jackson David King Faye Millett Patty Pope John Stauffer Gary Steel and Janna Walker New to the Board this year are Mary Lee Baswell Sandy Stouffer Debbie Trusevich and Amy Moving to the Advisory Board are Kookie Barboza and Howard Schneider The Board is the governing body of the Childrens Museum Board members dedicate many hours in support of annual benefits including Taste of the Town and the annual corporate campaign Other events hosted by the Board include the All City Garage Sale Birthday Bash annual Family Membership Drive Magical Child Workshop and the Summer Concert All Board members are Childrens Museum members and have a strong belief in the mission of the Museum They offer many hours of volunteer time and are responsible for raising about 50 percent of the operating funds for the Museum Submitted by the Childrens Museum in New Photo submitted From left are board members Rhonda Oestrich Lorrie Coles Judy Brown and Karen Schwind who will head up the 19971998 CMNB Board of Directors
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