New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 2, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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Z e i t u n gArts & Entertainment
hi the Clubs
Landa Station, 381 Landa St. (629-
** Solms City Limits - Solms Rd at ^FM 482 (606-0277).
Gruene Hall - 1281 Gruene Rd. (606-1281.).
Freiheit Country Store - Two
miles north of Hwy. 46 on FM 1101
^Bluebonnet Palace - 16845 I-35 south, Schertz (651-6702).
Wednesday, closed. Thursday, closed. Live entertainment Friday, ($5 cover — 9 p.m.); Saturday, ($5 cover — 9 p.m.). Adjacent clubs include Back Alley, a rock club; and Rocnrodeo Saloon (21 and older). $5 cover “charge gains entry to all clubs. Limousine shuttles to Retama Park ^available.
^ Watering Hole - 1390 Old •: McQueeney Roau (625-0045).
EV Bavarian Village - (625-0815) 212 r!W. Austin St.
Barry’s Under Pass Saloon - 904
'S. Seguin (625-1223).
^Cibolo Creek Country Club - 8640 «4E. Evans Road (651-6652) Open until C11 pm
*>The “O" Aces Patio & Cantina - #1
River Rd. (620-RAFT). Music -Thursday’s from 8 p.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. to 2 rn. (Beer specials all day Sunday).
*>The Shanty - Corner of Highway 306 ^and FM 2673, Canyon Lake. Live rock
music and more. Call the Music line 7(210-964-3992). Open daily until 2 a m.
</The Shanty - Corner of Highway 306 and FM 2673, Canyon Lake. Live ■rock music and more. Call the Music line (210-964-3992). Open daily until 2 a.m.
Call fthasa establishments for more entertainment information.
Commuhhs In Schools Kids [an A Hawi
Volunteers flock to CMNB
The Children’s Museum in New Braunfels discovered how to get 60 hours crammed into two work days. The hours were multiplied when 9 students from the Community in Schools (CIS) summer work program volunteered their time at CMNB.
On arrival at the museum, the students were asked to walk around and check out the exhibits, so that they would become familiar with the physical layout of exhibits and the variety of activities that are a normal part of CMNB.
As the students familiarized themselves with the museum, one was heard to say, “I remember coming here when I was a kid.” Others nodded, but in spite of the temptation to play, the students prepared themselves for work.
“We can always use volunteers, but I was especially happy to have the CIS students,” said museum director Susan Williams. “They may have outgrown the exhibits—well, actually we don’t put an age limit on exploring our museum, and I could say a lot about that subject—but we like having students as volunteers because we think we provide them with experiences that they wouldn’t have in an average work situation.
“Such experiences might help them realize that the world of work is more varied and more fun than they previously imagined. Also, we are in the business of building self-esteem, stroking creativity and inspiring curiosity. Our volunteers quite often work on projects that are intended to achieve those results. That just has to mb off on the workers—at least I think it does.”
Along with spending some of their time with mundane tasks like picking up toys, putting things in proper order, cleaning windows and vacuuming floors, the students made new musical instruments for the “Recycled Sounds" exhibit. They also completed two major assignments that Williams said will impact a whole year of programming. One group put together 1200 packets for a program CMNB is hosting for area Girl Scouts.
“That is a lot of labeling and stapling and stacking, but 6 of the students got it done in
CIS students create a scene for CMNB. The hat) helped the boys design the mural.
about three hours. Those 1200 packets will reach about 12,000 girls! I know I will remember the CIS students every time a Girl Scout troop signs up for our camp-in program next year.”
A second group of four students worked with volunteer artist Mark Nelson to create a mural on two of the walls in the exhibit area. The mural is a riverbank with big cypress trees, rocks and lots of greenery. It is the backdrop for the campsite in CMNB’s fall exhibit, “River Guadalupe—Wet and Wild!”
“Mark did a good job of letting them know they could do it whether they considered themselves artists or not,” said Williams.
Nelson said, “I think it was important for them to use their own ideas and creativity. They did. They really surprised themselves, I
students are (I to r): Marcos Prieto, Joe Guerro, and Richard Gutierrez. Mark Nelson (in
think, in how well they did. I like how it turned out.”
“I explained the plans for the whole exhibit and the idea for the scene they would be creating, but they designed it,” said Williams. “They had about a dozen colors of paint, lots of brushes, sponges and plastic containers. They took it from there.”
“All of us got some of our ideas drawn onto the wall,” Nelson added. “It was a lot of fun.”
The CIS students’ two days at CMNB marked the end of an 8-week summer program co-sponsored and co-directed by both New Braunfels and Comal school districts. CIS project directors are Mary Phillips, NB Middle School, and Margie Skolaut, Canyon Middle School. According to Phillips, the summer program was possible because there
were funds available after the regular school year ended.
“We wanted the students to benefit from a work experience, to have positive role models and to give back to the community. We had 48 students in the program, and I think they all feel good about their accomplishments,” said Phillips. “I know we are proud of them.”
In addition to volunteering at CMNB, the students served as aides for summer school students and worked at the Women’s Shelter, the Community Center, Habitat for Humanity, McKenna Memorial Hospital and the Parks and Recreation Department.
"We plan to continue working with the students as soon as school starts and they’re ready,” Williams said. “We can always find jobs for enthusiastic volunteers.”
Kerrville Wine/Music Festival is Labor Day
Shake Russell among performers scheduled
The fourth annual Kerrville Wine & Music Festival is set for the 3-day Labor Day weekend, Fn-day through Sunday, Sept. 1-3, at Rod Kennedy’s Quiet Valley Ranch.
Each succeeding celebration of winemakers and songwriters has grown in attendance and the 1995 festival is expected to top the previous three.
Wines will be served and tasted from a dozen of Texas’ best known wineries and songwriters and their bands will perform from Tennessee, California, New York, Iowa, Massachusetts and Texas. Popular Texas-based performers include Shake Russell and Jack Saunders (Houston), Christine Albert (Ausnn), Cafe Noir (Dallas), Betty Elders (Austin), Kimberly M’Carver (Houston), and Michael Elwood and Beth Galiger (Austin), among others. The East Texas
bluegrass band, Hickory Hill, will be celebrating the 15th anniversary of their first get-together at a Kerrville Bluegrass Festival in
The Czech Republic’s most popular folk quintet, Zalman A Spot, whose six CDs earned them 140 concerts per year, will also appear at the festival.
The most unusual appearance will be by the Czech Republic’s most popular folk quintet, Zalman A Spol, whose 6 CD’s earn them 140 concerts per year. Their last
two albums sold 200,000 copies.
The Sunday winemakers’ picnic will feature the wines of Fall Creek Winery with 6 matching courses prepared by 1995 Chef of the Year Bruce Auden of San Antonio’s restaurant BIGA.
Wine panels will sample Texas wines with Mexican food and Texas merlots. Twelve wine booths will be manned by Texas wineries.
To obtain more information about this festival, co-sponsored by Southwest Airlines and Whole Foods Market, call 1-800-435-8429 or write producer Rod Kennedy, P.O. Box 1466, Kerrville, TX 78029. Camping at the ranch is included with 3-day tickets and available for a small fee for single nights. A 3-day ticket is $45 with an additional $50 per person if you make winemaker picnic reservations.
Friends tops list of week’s TV ratings
By The Associated Press
Prime-time ratings as compiled by Nielsen Media Research for July 24-30. Top 10 listings include the week’s ranking, with rating for the week season-to-date rankings in parentheses, and total homes.
An “X” in parentheses denotes one-time-only presentation. A rating measures the percentage of the nation’s 95.4 million TV homes. Each ratings point represents 954,000 households.
1.(6) “Friends,” NBO, 17.1, 16.3 million homes
2. (1) “Seinfeld,” NBO,
14.0,13.4 million homes
3. (2) “ER," NBO, 13.8, 13.2 million homes
4. (13) “20-20," ABC, 13.7, 13.1 million homes
5. (3) "Home Improvement,” ABC, 13.1, 12.5 million homes
6. (19) “Primetime Live,” ABC, 13.0,12.4 million homes
7. “Dateline NBG,” (Tuesday) NBC, 11.7,11.2 million homes
7. (16) “Murphy Brown," CBS, 11.7,11.2 million homes
9. (18) “CBS Sunday Movie: There Was A Little Boy,” CBS, 11.6,11.1 million homes
10. “Cybill," CBS, 11.5, 11.0 million homes
Circle Arts Theatre to hold auditions for Wait Until Dark
Children of a Lesser God slated for 1996
Auditions for the suspense-filled thriller, WAIT UNTIL DARK will be held tomorrow, beginning at 7 p.m., at Circle Arts Theatre.
Roles exist for one woman in her ^mid-twenties, five men, ages 28 to 40, and one 10-year old girl.
The story concerns a young blind woman who has to deal with ree murderous men invading her apartment, while her husband is away.
She’s a courageous and resource
ful person, challenged to use her wits against the forces of evil, her only help coming from a prying little girl who lives upstairs.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the production originally scheduled for this fall, CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, has been slated for the same time slot in next year’s season.
Rehearsal for WAIT UNTIL DARK will begin in the next IO days and is due to open Sept. 14.
Names in the News“Kato” Kaolin land radio talk show Job
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brian “Kato” Kaelin’s fame as O.J. Simpson’s former house guest has landed him work on a radio talk show.
“Geez ... I got a job,” the aspiring actor joked about his new gig that begins today. He has a one-year contract with KLSX-FM.
Kaelin said it’s a chance for him to change his goofy image.
“There’s been so much media about me being a surfer dude and a lot of other jabs. I guess it’s time to prove myself to let the people know, heck, I’ve got a brain,” Kaelin said with a laugh.
He will be joined on the two-hour afternoon show by longtime friend, comic Bob Heilman. The two will take calls from listeners.
But don’t expect discussions of foreign policy or presidential politics.
“It’ll be like when buddies sit in an
apartment and surf through the channels and sit and comment on real-life things, like dating, TV, movies,” Kaelin said. "And hopefully, it’ll have a comic edge to it.”Ditka recuperating from hip surgery
CHICAGO (AP) — Even from his hospital bed, Bears coach Mike Ditka can’t stop thinking about the game. His golf game, that is.
Ditka underwent surgery Tuesday to repair part of the artificial nght hip he received in 1984. He had his left hip replaced in 1992.
Jan Shulman, spokeswoman for Dit-ka’s surgeon Dr. Mitchell Sheinkop, would not release Ditka’s condition. But he said the former football coach has an eye on getting back to his golf game.
“The coach told me then that he’d wait to have the surgery until it affected his golf game,” Sheinkop said. “We
scheduled surgery now because his golf handicap increased from one to eight and medication can no longer control his pain.”Simon/Taylor concert tickets sell out — quick
NEW YORK (AP) — Talk about Anticipation: Fans bought all 10,000 tickets to a Cady Simon and James Taylor concert in less than an hour.
Tickets for the Aug. 30 benefit on Martha’s Vineyard, Mass,, were gone by 9 a.m. Tuesday, said Simon’s publicist, Jill Siegel. They sold for $20, $30 and $100. Most tickets were sold by telephone.
The concert called Livestock ’95 will benefit the 136-year-old Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society. Proceeds will go toward the mortgage for its new agricultural hall, built this year.
Simon and Taylor last gave a joint concert in 1979.STAGE plans new production
STAGE Inc. will hold open auditions at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27, 1995 at Krause House, 1300 Bulverde Road, for "The Chicago Gypsies,” by V. Glasgow Koste.
Show dates are Oct. 19-22, 26-29, and Nov. 2-4. STAGE Inc. director Jeannie Summers will need performers for the following roles:
Charley Dover (Carolina Lee)—11 year-old; Johnny Dover—Charley’s father, the company’s leading man; Venus—her mother, the company’s leading lady; Pearl Gold—a veteran show-biz gal; Edith—11-year-old Fort Dodger; Mary—11-year-old Fort Dodger; Natasha Hawthorne (Miss Nettie)—landlady of the rooming house.
For further information, call Zada Bremer Jahnsen or Sharon Knibbe at 210-438-2339.