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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 24, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas Herald-Zeitung □ Wednesday, January 24,1996 □ 9 THE ART OF THE MATTERElizabeth ElliottAits Council’s Annual Awards surprise honorees! Photo by Dana Overstreet Surprised by their awards Sunday were KC Crandall, Olga Wilson, Terry Walter, Caroline Weston and the Herald-Zeltung’a Doug Loveday. well as serving on the Symphony board for the past two years. Another quiet lady, not comprehending how much she’s been appreciated.Business gets an award, too! The business community has made many contributions, monetary and in-kind, over the past year, which put our awards committee in quite a quandary. But they decided, that for the second year in a row, the business that had made the greatest impact on all the arts was the Herald-Zeitung, with its development and faithful maintaining of the weekly Arts and Entertainment page, the monthly printing of the Artineraiy on the cover of the Montage, and the promotion of major arts events with special feature stories. And, as ex officio, I didn’t even get to vote!Finally, the Individual Arts Award (Drum roll here, please...) The recipient was Karen “K.C.” Crandall, not only for her leadership in Youth ArtBeat, implementation of the Murder Mystery Weekend at Prince Solms Inn, and her creation of the “Sisters in Suffrage” parade and show, but also (and mostly!) because she’s brought such a strong focus on the arts to the business community, vastly increasing its awareness of the value of the arts in impacting our community’s economy. Thanks, KC.! There they are...the winners. They’ve made us all winners, too! (Elizabeth Elliott is a guest columnist for the Herald-Zeitung, writing on the arts and humanities.) Herald-Zeitung photo by DOUG LOVEDAY Enjoying some of the art work that was on display at Sunday’s Dinner With The Arts banquet and performance are Harry and Else Emeritus equals “Enduring” The first awards given were those called “emeritus,” and I’ve heard more than one person question just what the term means, as applied to the arts, since the word is usually given as a title to retired professors. And our awardees are anything but retired. So we went back to the Latin root of the word, “emereri,” which means “to earn by service.” And that says it all! The Emeritus Arts Awards are given for a body of work, steadfastly accomplished over a long period of time. The people whose middle names are “Service” are Olga Wilson, Terry Walter and Caroline Weston. Olga Wilson is a member of the New Braunfels Art League, the New Braunfels Music Study Club, the Mid-Texas Symphony Chorus, and served at least six years on the Symphony Dehn board, where she was instrumental in gaining cash prizes for promising concert musicians. In memory of her husband and daughter (both professional artists), she established a scholarship endowment for young artists. Terry Walter is a long-standing member of the New Braunfels Music Study Club, the New Braunfels Community Chorale, and the Mid-Texas Symphony Chorus. She’s served as secretary for the Music Study Club, and librarian of choral music for the Chorale, as well as her own Methodist sanctuary choir. As the awards chairman said, "This done quietly, without fanfare...a service of integrity and dependability.” Caroline Weston has been not only a faithful devotee of the arts, attending on a regular basis, local theater performances, Mid-Texas Symphony concerts, and art exhibits, she has been a contributing member of Circle Arts Theatre and Mid-Texas Symphony for many years, as ArtsEntertainment I This won’t be the first time someone’s heard me say this—I don 7 like surprises! But having said that too often, I finally realized the statement needed qualifying. Like most of us, I don’t want my world to change. The comfort of stability makes life a good deal easier—let the adventurous types seek out “shake ‘em up” moments, I have enough challenges to last a lifetime! BUT, give me yellow roses, homegrown tomatoes, a bigger IRS refund than I anticipated, or acts of kindness from totally unexpected sources—I’ll welcome those surprises every time! There’s one thing even better, though, and that’s the planning of surprises, and the fun of watching the stunned expressions of those receiving them! That’s what happened this past Sunday evening, when the Greater New Braunfels Arts Council presented its Annual Art Awards. Mouths dropping open, happy tears, and actual disbelief on the faces of the honorees. Though Jo Ann Lemmon, chairman of the awards committee, read a string of reasons why they were chosen, these modest people seemed genuinely amazed that they received awards for doing what they loved to do. It’s that old “beneficial-fall-out-on-others-when-you-follow-your-bliss” theory at work again! 'The Good News Is lf Lucy (Alexandra Stanley, center) shares the latest news about her mother with her girlfriends (Kelly Kohlenberg, left, and Abigail Smith). The gabfest includes talk about the “weird actor” who's moved into their apartment. The scene takes place in Neil Simon’s romantic musical comedy, “The Goodbye Girl,” opening Feb. 1 at Circle Arts Theatre. A benefit performance for the Comal County League of Women Voters will be given at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 4. Tickets for all shows are available at China-n-Things; for reservations, call 609-3092, Monday through Saturday, 3 to 7 p.m. only. Music Study Club offers scholarship to graduating senior Graduating high school seniors who plan music majors in college may apply for the $500 scholarship awarded each year by the new Braunfels Music Study Club. Students may audition in voice, instrumental music or dance. Applications are available from the three high school band and choral directors and are to be submitted to Mrs. Melitta Frueh, scholarship chair, by the deadline of Feb. IO. Auditions will be March 2 at Seele Parish Hall. A non-refundable application fee of $2.50 should accompany each application. Repertoire must be from advanced literature (for example: UIL or Federation Festival advanced levels), must include two contrasting styles and peri ods, and the length should not exceed IO minutes. Dancers should prepare a program of classical ballet with a contrasting number or improvisatory or modem dance. Music must be memorized and all contestants should provide their own accompanist. The auditions are closed to the public. It is required that the winner perform at the May IO music club meeting. Funds for this scholarship are provided fey the offering taken at the annual Advent Vespers Massed Choir Concert on the first Sunday in December each year, which is also sponsored by the New Braunfels Music Study Club, affiliated with the Texas and National Names in the NewsGeraldo swears he’ll keep It clean — really LAS VEGAS (AP) — Geraldo Rivera will keep on talking, but this time his mouth won’t have to be washed out with soap. Rivera said Tuesday that he’s decided to stick with the talk show game, but he’s changing the rules: no more sleaze. “The Geraldo Rivera Show,” a revamped version of his syndicated “Geraldo,” begins Sept. I and will run at least through 1999. “We’re getting rid of the sleaze. It’s all history," Rivera told a news conference at the National Association of Television Program Executives convention. After a journalism career that included a Peabody award and multiple Emmys, Rivera said he didn’t want to be remembered as the guy who got his nose broken in an on-camera brawl with skinheads. “Frankly, I was sick of it," Rivera said of the tabloid talk show scene.nickles “htad" to po on tho (auction) block PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) — Dcfri Rickies isn’t losing his head. He’s just giving it away. Rickies, who gave Mr. Potato Head a voice in the movie “Toy Story,” has autographed one of the plastic tubers for next month’s Frank Sinatra Celebrity Golf Tournament Silent Auction. Also up for auction is the book “Psycho,” signed by actress Janet Leigh, a Butt-Master exercise device autographed by Suzanne Somers, a golf ball signed by Luciano Pavarotti and a year’s supply of Frank Sinatra Legendary Neckwear. Money raised during the Feb. 9-10 auction at Mamott’s Desert Springs Resort will benefit the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center, founded a decade ago to treat and counsel abused youngsters. Lovell, Robert son on hand for charity ski race ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Lyle Lovett and Cliff Robertson have taken a downhill slide. The country singer and actor were among about a dozen celebrities and former Olympic athletes who turned out Tuesday for the Spirit of Skiing charity race on Aspen Mountain. The event raised SlO.tXX) for Gilda’s Club, a support group for cancer victims and their families named for comedian Gilda Radner, who died of ovarian cancer in 1989. “We all have friends and relatives who have died of cancer," Robertson said. Classical musician returns to Texas for Jan. 28 performance Federated Music Clubs. Paia recipients include Carolyn Lemmon, Maria de la Cerda, Jason Conner, David Houde, Susan Johnson, Allen Moore, Mike Michie, Caroline Wolf, Kelly Miller, Rachel Caballero, Julie Ann Rider, Tracy Ohm, Sarah Miller, Lisa Hendry, Glenn Green, Katherine Kelfer, Teresa Moehrig, Georgic Tamayo, Susan Gibbs, Roger Simmons, Carrie Bretzke, Amanda Rayburn, Jennifer Voges, and Rachel Griffin. For further information, contact Melitta Frueh, scholarship chair, 720 Laurel Lane, New Braunfels, TX 787130, or call 625-6658. Application deadline is Feb. IO, 1996. Native Texan and Grammy award-winner Donald Moline returns to his home state when he teams up with San Antonian Dr. Christopher Lundell on Jan. 28 to present a program of music for organ and cello. Moline has been a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1967 and Lundell is director of music at St. John’s Lutheran Church in downtown San Antonio. The performance, sponsored by Texas Lutheran College, will be given in San Antonio at University United Methodist Church, 5084 De Zavala Rd., on Super Bowl Sunday at 2 p.m. “Some people think this concert will provide a ‘super alternative’ on that date,” said Susan Rinn, director of special events at Texas Lutheran, “but actually it will be possible to attend the concert and still get home in plenty of time for the opening kick-off.” Bom in Ft. Worth, Moline has been a cellist most of his life, including service in the Peace Corps in Nigeria. He earned a bachelor of music degree from Hartt College of Music of the University of Hartford and a master of music degree from Indiana University. He has studied with Marylouise Baker. Luigi Silva, Leonard Rose, Bernard Greenhouse, David Wells and Janos Starker. As a cellist, Moline plays a rare instrument made in 1767 by Carlo Antonio Testore. During his tenure with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Moline has had the opportunity to perform and record most of the orchestral literature in most of the music capitals of the world. As a chamber musician, he is a member of the Chicago Arts Quartet, which has Donald Molina, Grammy award-winning cellist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, joins with Christopher Lundell Jan. 28,1996 in a rare performance of music for organ and cello. performed on college campuses around the U.S., Japan and Europe. He received a Grammy for his recordings with Chicago Pro Musica. In 1992, Moline was a soloist with the Chicago Symphony in David Ott’s Concerto for Two Cellos. He recently performed Miaskovsky’s Cello Concerto in its Midwest premiere with the Northwest Symphony. In addition, he has just completed a CD of music for cello and organ with Dr. Randall Swan son at St. Clement’s Church in Chicago- Moline enjoys writing and has completed his first novel entitled. Murder in Orchestra Hall. He was a six-time winner on ABC-TV’s “Family Feud” and still enjoys board games when he doesn’tJiave a cello in his hands. The musician is the brother of TLC president Jon N. Moline, an amateur violinist himself. However, the Moline brothers do not plan to team up on this occasion. “I’ll leave that to Charles Lundell, an excellent musician in his own right and a member of our TLC faculty,” said President Moline. For the San Antonio performance, Moline and Lundell will present selections of 19th and 2()th century composers, including Gunter Rafael, Karl Holler, Josef Rheinberger, Theodore Kirchner, Rudolf Bibl, Camile Saint-Saens and Peter Mathews. Tickets for the performance are SIO and are available in advance at TLC and at St. John’s Lutheran Church, and will be sold at the door pnor to the concert. “TLC is delighted to welcome Donald Moline back to Texas,” said Rinn, "not only because he is our president’s brother, but because he is a distinguished musician. Donald Moline and Christopher Lundell will give the music-loving public an opportunity to hear some rarely performed music w hich the University United Methodist Church facility in northwest San Antonio will showcase beautifully.”Art Briefs “A Little Night Music” will be staged Jan. 26 and 27 The Southwest Texas State University Opera Workshop will present Stephen Sondheim’s "A Little Night Music” on Jan. 26 and 27 at 8 p.m. in the University Performing Arts and Conference Center (UPACC). The production is under the direction of MaryBeth Smith. General seating tickets are $3 for students and $5 for the public and may be purchased at the door the evening of each performance or at the music department office between 8 arn. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For additional information, contact the music office at 512-245-2651 or MaryBeth Smith at 512-245-8369.Msridian Arts Ensemble to perform in Evans Auditorium SWTSU will host a performance of the Meridian Arts Ensemble on Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Evans Auditonum. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens. For more information, call the fine arts hotline at 512-245-2030. Nigerian author to give poetry reading March 7 Funso Ayejina, a Nigerian author on the faculty at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad, will be giving a poetry reading on March 7, 1996 at Flowers Hall, Room 341 at SWTSU A reception will follow. Ayejina also serves as a Fulbnght lecturer in creative writing at Lincoln University in Missouri. Send your Arts Sc Entertainment briefs to: A&E, 707 I anda St., New Braunfels, TX 78130. ;