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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 16, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas A&E Briefs Friendly invasion Photo submitted Little Feat ie, left to right, Ken Grantley, Richie Hayward, Shaun Murphy, Sam Clayton, Paul Barrera, Bill Payne and Fred Tackett. Little Feat plays at 8 p.m. April 24 at Gruene Hall. Little Feat returns to Gruene Little Leat is most comfortable when it’s on stage From the early ‘70s to the late ‘90s, Little Feat’s unique brand of rock and roll, blues, jazz, Cajun, country and soul has been displayed in vibrant fashion. “We do the classic songs in a different way than we used to, but yet the song remains true to its original form,” said Bill Payne. “Our main goal is to maintain the integrity and legacy of the group. Those two elements were — and are — intact. Plus, our fans give life to our inherent desire to perform live.” It’s been a long time since Little Feat visited Gruene Hall. In fact, it was March 1990 when the group filmed its video for “Texas Twister” there. Little Feat will return to Gruene Hall at 8 p m. April 24. Advance tickets are on sale bv calling (210) 629-5077 to charge, cash only at Gruene Hall. (Submitted by Gruene Hall) The New Braunfels Art League is participating in Foley’s Charity Day set for April 29 at the North Star Mall’s Foley’s store. One can gain admittance to Foley’s only by ticket that day. but the S5 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 tickets for more savings They also will have a door prize drawing every hour for S250, 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 fimshed. Tickets may be purchased at the Art League Gallery, 239 W. San Antonio, from IO a m. to 5 p m Monday through Saturday . For more information, call Pat Deltz at 629-4607. (Submitted by the Sew Braunfels Art League)‘Snoopy’ coming to Lands Park the one they call “child” or “sibling” or “spouse ” It’s a good time to celebrate these discoveries, too. April just happens to be National Poetry Month! Bet you didn't know that. Hopefully, you 'll be there because you’re one of those valued people we call an individual member of the Greater New Braunfels Arts Council, and you want to attend the annual General Membership meeting. And are you ever welcome! As a matter of fact you're welcome even if you’re not a member. We’ll let you join! THEN, ON TO ELECTIONS After the cash prizes have been awarded, the medallions draped on the necks of the winning poets, the readings delivered, the refreshments demolished, the Arts Council’s general membership meeting will begin. Maybe you’ll be there to give some good input on the Poetry Contest or any other project the Council sponsors throughout the year. Then the nominating committee, chaired by Ann KJeeman, will offer a slate of candidates to fill the five directors-at-large positions. Once elected, these people will help the other 14 board members (who represent the different arts organizations that form the coalition) to fulfill the mission of the Council. I know I’ve hardly ever mentioned it before, so here goes: to PROTECT the artistic environment through unity, advocacy and education; to PROMOTE the development and health of local arts activities; and to PROVIDE events by guest artists in media of expression not available locally. Member organizations of the Arts Council are: Book Review Club, Circle Arts Theatre, Community Band, Community Chorale, German American Society, Hill Country Chorus, Hummel Museum, Mid-Texas Symphony, New Braunfels Area Quilt Guild. New Braunfels Art League, New Braunfels German Folkdancers. New Braunfels Music Study Club, New Braunfels Outdoor Historical Gallery and STAGE Inc. That’s a bunch! It must be impressive, because a Northerner who chose to put down roots here in Texas a few years ago, told rn, .ecently how she continues to be amazed at the wealth of aits we have in New Braunfels and how effectively we use them. That’s nice to know, but we’re going to do even more. Want to help? (Elizabeth Elliott is an arts advocate, writing for the Herald-Zeitung on the arts and humanities.)Art League takes part in charity day Photo submitted Actors rehearse a scene from the next STAGE production, “A Few Good Men,” which opens at Krause House on Bulverde Road May 1 and runs through May 18. Call (210) 438-2339 for information/reservations. Shown, left to right, are Tracie J. Coop of San Antonio as LL Cmdr. J. Galloway, Keith Wilson of San Antonio as LL Col. Jessup, and Mark Daratt of San Antonio as Lt. j g Daniel A. Kaffee. ‘A Few Good Men’ debuts May I The next STAGE production, “A Few (iood Men” by Aaron Sorkin, will be presented at Krause House, 1300 Bulverde Road, at 8 p m. May I, 2, 3, 8, 9, IO, 15, 16 and 17. A Sunday matinee is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. May 4. An additional matinee has been added at 2:30 p.m. May 18. Show tickets are $ IO for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens age 62 and older. Opening night, May I, will be a benefit for Vineta Lodge No. 15 for its scholarship fund — sit teats will be SIO A champagne punch and cheese reception follows the opening night performance. Playwright Aaron Sorkin received the Outer Critics Circle Award for “A Few Good Men.” The action takes place during the summer of 1986 in various locations in Washington, D.C., and on the United States Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. This STAGE production will be the first presentation of Mr. Sorkin’s play in this area. The STAGE director for “A Few (iood Men” is Tom Balmos with Sherri Truitt serving as assistant director. Optional dinners are available beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Serving begins at I p.m. on the May 4 Sunday matinee. Only dessert will be available for the May 18 matinee. (Submitted by STAGE in Bulverde) Movie* night sot at Circl* Arts Theatre Those who’vc had the itch to be on the stage, but weren’t quite brave enough to scratch it, will have the opportunity to do just that, this coming Monday. That’s when Circle Arts Theatre will sponsor its annual Novice Night, a marathon workshop in acting for newcomers. It’s a crash course in stage terminology and techniques, how to audition and proper use of the voice. Also, novices will be paired with experienced actors to perform short duet scenes. “We’ve been very pleased in the past to find some really good talent dunng Novice Night,” said Elizabeth Elliott, executive director of the theater. Theatre staff suggests that those who plan to attend should wear comfortable clothes. There is no fee involved, “other than an eager spirit.” The workshop will begin at 7 p.m. (Submitted by Circle Arts Theatre) Carl Sc burs fifth-gradors display artistic talents The fifth graders at Carl Schurz Elementary School have their “Picasso Faces/Kachina faces” on display through April 26 at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery, 239 W. San Antonio. One hundred works of art are exhibited in the side gallery. “I fiilly expect that this will become an annual event with the fifth-graders. 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 Art League Gallery,” said Christina Rhrholm, art education specialist, who is coordinating the event. . The gallery is open IO a m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. (Submitted by the New Braunfels Art League) Soldier's Chorus joins Field Bend for TUI show The Soldier’s Chorus, the vocal counterpart of the United States Army Field Band of Washington, D C., will perform with the Field Band when that group performs in Seguin. The band and chorus, the “Musical Ambassadors of the Army,” will present a public concert at Texas Lutheran University’s Jackson Auditorium al 7:30 p m. April 23. The concert is sponsored by the Seguin Gazette-Enterprise, KWED, Lone Star Printing and TLU. Tickets for the performance are free, but required. There is a limit of four tickets per person requesting them. Tickets are available at the Texas Lutheran University bookstore, located in the school’s Alumni Student tenter. Bookstore ticket hours are IO a m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 11 a m. to I p.m. Saturday. For additional ticket information or directions, call the bookstore at (210) 372-8140. If you know the password, they’ll let you in the back room at New' Braunfels Art League Gallery this coming Monday. At 7 p.m. the door will open and if you say “Art sent me,” you’ll be allowed to slip in and join the select company gathered there. Scanning the room, you’ll see some Arts Council board members setting out the waist-busting sweets for a special reception. And sitting nervously in another comer will be some bright-eyed people who see life in a wondrous way. They’re called poets. And on this night, they’ll be awarded for their winning poetry. That’s not why they’re nervous, of course. The butterflies are there. because these weavers of poetic spells will be expected to read their entries to the audience. Scary, presenting your (brain) child, hoping all will love it! Look around again and Elizabeth you’ll see proudElliott    £™|ies, *nd friends, a little in awe of their loved ones who have this magic gift of imagery-making. It’s almost as if they've discovered another person in In cooperation with the Parks and Recreation Department of New Braunfels, Circle Ans Theatre will be presenting its touring youth company. The Inner Circle, in “Snoopy. the Musical" this Saturday. The performance will take place beginning at 2 p.m. on the Landa Park dance slab, and will run about 45 minutes. The youth company, now in its 19th year, has brought the experience of theater to many schools in the Central Texas area, performing for more than 90.000 students to date. “Snoopy” has visited most of the elementary schools in Comal County. Director Roberta Elliott calls it “a show for grown-up children, too,” observing that teachers enjoyed the show every bit as much as the students "Now, we’d like to present the show as this year’s Theatre in the Park oftenng. for all those kids from 2 to 92 who didn’t get to see it. We really appreciate the Parks Department and board for helping us to make this project possible,” Elliott said Company members performing in the musical will be Randy Focuser. Robin Williams, Margaret Green. Ysema McNett. Tracy Hungate, Eva Maldanado. Matthew Koenig, Bethany Schwartz* Amber Anderson and Alexandra Stanley . Admission to the performance is free. “The only requirements,” Elliott said, “are that everyone bnng their own folding chairs, and a ready smile.” (Submitted by Circle Arts Theatre) Chicks’ continues Photo submitted Maud* (Cathy Clark, left) la a Nae York society matron appalled at tho Invasion of bar privacy by bar now neighbor from Taxaa, Hannah Ma# (Joy Lindsay) In this acana from “A Couple Whits Chicks Sitting Around Talking.” Tho comedy continues this weekend at Circle Arts Theatre, with a matinee at 3 p.m. slated for Sunday. Tickets are available at China-n-Thlngs. For reservations, call 609-3082, from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. No children’s tickets are being sold for this production because of some mature content. ;