New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 18, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
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Z e i t u n g
Wednesday wJanjl .8,1995
Arts & Entertainment
15th Annual Dinner With The Arts on tap Sunday
The 15th Annual Dinner With The Arts will be held Sunday, beginning at 5 p.m. at the New Braunfels Civic Center. Special performances and awards presentations will take place.
Deadline to purchase tickets is today. They may be obtained from the chamber . of commerce, Gifts and Glitter, China-N-Things and the New Braunfels Art Gallery.
v0 Landa Station, 381 Landa St. (629-3311) - Thursday, songwriter's night, hosted by Al Barlow; Saturday, Hat
v* Solms City Limits - Solms Rd at FM 482 (606-0277) Thursday, Karaoke Night - High Voltage (DJ); Friday, Southern Touch. Saturday, High Voltage
i* Gruene Hall - 1281 Gruene Rd (606-1281.) Saturday, Walt Lewis (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.), Sunday, The Forrest Jordan Band (4-8. no cover)
O’Aces Cantina & Patio - Corner of River Road & Huaco Springs Road (620-7238 ). Thursday, Chris & Judy: Friday, Southern Star, Saturday, Painted
^Bluebonnet Palace -16845 I-35 south. Schertz (651-6702). Wednesday, closed. Thursday, closed. Friday, Texas Music Company, 9 p.m. to 1 a m. Saturday, Texas Music Company, 9 p rn. to 1 a m.
Edgewater at Comal Park - (899-7841) 2491 Canyon Lake Forest Dr, Thursday, shuffleboard tournament. Friday, Snake Boy Johnson.
v* Yellowrock Saloon - 3413 Hunter Rd , San Marcos (512-396-7188) Wednesday, Cross Roads. Thursday, Branded Heart Friday, Quarter Moon. Saturday, Texas Nights.
Treetops Restaurant 404 E. San
Antonio St (625-8677) Every Saturday night - True Diversity (jazz) from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p rn
^ The Shanty - Corner of FM 306 & FM 2673, Canyon Lake (964-3992). Thursday 9 p rn to 1:30 a rn. Jamm Night Saturday night, Jokester 10 p m.
to 2 a rn.
Barry’s Under Pass Saloon - 904
S Seguin (625-1223) Wednesday night is karaoke night, Jamm Session hosted by Kurt Her bold of Quarter Moon. Thursday, Crossroads (DJ). Friday, Crossroads.
^•Cibolo Creek Country Club - 8640
E Evans Road (651-6652) Friday, 6th Annual Formal with Marsha Ball. Saturday, Timbuk Three
THE ART OF THE MATTER
Here we go again - baby with the bathwater!
JUST COMMON SENSE
The commodity mentioned above seems to be in short supply these days. Oh, I suppose I shouldn’t say “these days”, since, for more centuries than not, we descendants of Adam and Eve have given great validity to Shakespeare’s puckish line, “What fools these mortals be!” And a vast number seem to be located in the august bodies on the Potomac.
Case in point: Let’s do away with the National Endowment for the Arts altogether (rather than carefully monitor its grants) but KEEP wasting BILLIONS of dollars in lobbied defense spending (many items of which become obsolete in far less than a decade)! After all, money spent on people to make music instead of war, to create beautiful art, to provide meaningful dialogue in theatre and literature...these things just serve to provoke thought, alleviate stress, and make us look at each other with new understanding in our eyes. Who wants that?
On the other hand, let’s spend exorbitant amounts on small pieces of hardware to build
the structures of defense that sit in huge hangars and warehouses, “in case of war,” until the zoom of technological advances soon makes them useless. Smart.
ALL OF IT NEEDS CAREFUL STEWARDSHIP! Every household in this country would be bankrupt if it paid so little attention to its operating budget! National defense is a MUST—but must it be so debt-increasingly wasteful? The Arts are essential not only for the growth of our humaneness, but also for the positive results of creative problem-solving. Does that mean we should grant pieces of work that are obscene, or insulting to religious beliefs? I don’t think so.
Is is too simplistic to ask—why not throw away the bad and keep the good? Do we
really have to toss the poor baby out AGAIN?!
LET’S TAKE PBS
I’d sure hate to do without it! Masterpiece Theatre, Covert Bailey, Bill Moyers, Sesame Street, concerts by Pavarotti, Domingo and Carrera, and ALL kinds of brain-stimulating programs. I confess, I don’t know if PBS could survive on private sector funding alone. They say it can’t. The new forces “on the hill” say it can.
It’s scary to take the risk of public broadcasting going “belly up” to prove a point. It may seem naive to suggest it, but couldn’t some sort of “fail-safe” measure be implemented, whereby the NEA could make up the shortfall, AFTER any PBS subsidiary had made every (documented) effort to provide its own total revenue? I don’t have a degree in Economics or Political Science, and it may take those to confuse issues, but it’s devoutly to be wished that Objective Practicality replace the Fear/Obsession-for Control Syndrome.
You make a mistake if you think this message comes from a Democrat. I have a healthy suspicion of labels, and insist upon marching (even with canes) to my own drummer. And I was raised in a very conservative New England family. Specific issues, honest solutions—that’s my cup of tea. And neither party has a comer on that market.
Don’t wait until our quality of life is diminished to the necessities of mere existence. LIFE requires more than bread. Let your voice be heard, civilly...but firmly. Write your representatives (in the next few days) BEFORE they vote to abolish things that are precious to us. That line from the old folk song “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” keeps running through my mind...’’When will they ever learn—when will they ever learn?”
(Elizabeth Elliott is a guest columnist for the Herald-Zeitung, writing exclusively about the arts and humanities.)
‘Rumors’ opens Feb. 2
Cookie (Carol Bassett) howls from a back spasm as Claire (Joy Lindsey, left), Lenny (Bob Byxbee) and Chris (Cathy Clark) offer their solicitous help in a scene from the Neil Simon comedy “RUMORS" opening at Circle Arts Theatre on February 2.
There will be two benefit performances, one on Feb. 5 at 7:00 p.m. for the local Cancer Society, and one on Feb. 9 at 8:00 p.m. for the League of Women Voters.
Tickets for all shows are now on sale at China-n-Things. For reservations, call 609-3092 Monday through Saturday, noon to 6:00 p.m. only.
Design for Youth Art Beat sought from youth artists
Young artists take note! Design a T-shirt to be used for the “Youth Art Beat 95” a Festival of the Arts to be held Feb. 18-25 in the “Heart of the City," historic downtown New Braunfels. The design should have no more than three colors and the deadline is Jan. 18.
Young artists Pre-K to 12th grade may compete using one of four themes: I. Texas Public Schools’ Week — Landscape for Learning, 2. Downtown Historic New Braunfels — The Heart of the City, 3. The Sesquicentennial Year— 1995,4 Cultural Heritage.
Submit the T-shirt design to your art teacher, P.T.A. cultural officer or to the Main Street
Office located at 424 S. Casten Street in the Municipal Building. CISD, NBISD, The New Braunfels Christian Academy, Sts. Peter & Paul, and all home schooled children are invited to participate.
The design chosen will be used on all “Youth Art Beat 95” materials. The February Arts Festival will display all the students’ art work throughout historic downtown New Braunfels in local businesses.
The event is sponsored by Main Street in cooperation with NBISD, CISD, The New Braunfels Christian Academy, the New Braunfels Art League, the Hummel Museum and the Children’s Museum.
Art contest set for local youth
The Black Heritage Society of Comal County is having an art contest for the students of Comal anti New Braunfels ISI) as one of their activities to kick off the 1995 Sesquicentennial celebration.
The ait contest will be held the month of February to honor the accomplishments of Black Americans in observance of Black History Month.
I. Contest is open to all students Pre-K through 12. We are asking each school to choose their top three winners to compete in the district wide competition.
2 Ribbons will be awarded to first, second and third place on
each of the primary, elementary, and secondary levels.
3. You may use any art materials: such as crayons, inarks-a-lot, or glitter.
4. Artwork must be done on 22 X 28 poster board.
5. Ex: Martin L. King, Harriet Tubman, Michael Jackson.
6. All entnes must be submitted to the Chamber of Commerce office located at 390 S. Seguin.
7. Winners of artwork will be on display in the Texas Commerce Bank for the month of February.
lf you have any questions please contact Kenneth Walker at Oak Run School or Nathan Millett at 625-4150.
with the Arts on tap Sunday
From staff reports
Art’s finest hour is about to arrive in New Braunfels as the 15th annual Dinner With the Arts takes place Sunday night, beginning at 5 p.m. at the New Braunfels Civic Center.
The event is sponsored by the Greater New Braunfels Arts Council, which includes organizations such as Book Review Club, Canyon Lake Art Guild, Children's Museum in New Braunfels, Circle Arts Theatre, Community Band, Community Chorale, German American Society, Hummel Museum, JOY Creative Arts Group, Mid-Texas Symphony, New Braunfels Music Study Club, New Braunfels Area Omit Guild, New Braunfels Art League, New Braunfels German Folk-dancers, Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America, and STAGE of Bulverde.
Tickets for the event are available
through today at the chamber of commerce office, China-N-Things, Gifts and Glitter and the New Braunfels Art League Gallery. Tickets are $15 each or $ 12.50 with an Arts Council membership. Tables of IO may be reserved by calling GNBAC Treasurer Jim Rice at 629-6290.
This year's event will carry a Sesquicentennial theme "150 and Counting". The spotlight of the event is the annual awards presentations, which include the Arts Award, Business Award, and other special awards.
The evening will begin with a display of visual arts provided by the New Braunfels Art League and "Orphans on the Guadalupe" with Jamie Pantermuehl, Cathy Clark, Susan England, Kent Davidson, Cathy Talcott, Joanne Helmke, Jane Haas, Elizabeth Elliott, Al Barlow, Barbara Houde and Compania de Folklorica, New Braunfels German Folkdancers and Joan Slocum's Jazz Troop.
Auditions for ‘Cinderella’ set for Jan. 30
Auditions will be held for the Missoula Children’s theatre performance of CINDERELLA at the New Braunfels Civic Center on Monday, Jan. 30, from 4:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Fifty roles are available for local talent and students (grades K through 12) are encouraged to audition.
Rehearsals will begin on Jan. 30 following auditions and will continue throughout the week. Two performances, benefiting the Children’s Museum, the scholarship fund of the New Braunfels Art League, and other local chanties, will take place on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p m. at the New Braunfels Civic Center.
Tickets are available at the Children’s Museum or dunng rehearsals at the Civic Center. (Monday, Jan. 30-Fnday, Feb. 3, after 4:00 p.m.)
For further information , call Jean Wilson at 609-0454.
City-wide garage sale
rho second annual t ily-Wulc Garage Sale sponsored by the Children’s Museum in New Braunfels is sure to be bigger and better than last year. Come to buy, browse, or rent a booth for yourself oi your organization. Booth rental is $25 for one aik! $20 for each additional - on a first come, first served basis. The sale date is March 5 from IO a.in. to 4 p.m. at the Civic Center. Sign up for a booth at The Children's Museum lf you would like to donate goods or volunteer to work, call 620-0939.
Resounding Winds to play TLC
The critically acclaimed saxophone quartet, Resounding Winds, will demonstrate the great versatility of the saxophone at a concert on Jan. 22 at Texas Lutheran College. Resounding Winds plays a variety of styles ranging from original and traditional compositions to jazz and ragtime arrangements. The concert will begin at 2:00 p.m. in Jackson Auditorium and Is the third event in the college's 1994-95 Arts & Entertainment Series.
Tickets are $15, $12, and $8 and may be purchased at the Jackson Auditorium box office from 2-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets may be reserved with MasterCard or VISA by calling (210)372-8180 from 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.