New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 1, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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Pictured are Johnny Dee and the Rocket 88a, who will play from 8:30 p.m. to midnight Oct IO at the Gruene Music Feet “premier party.1*
Other regional favorites featured will be Ponty Bone and the Squeezetones, the Wimberley Volunteer Fire Ants, Ray Wylie Hubbard, the Whoosh* Bigpile Goodtime Garbage Band, Terri Hendrix, and Braden and Johnson.
Gruene Music Fest '97 starts at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 10 and continues through Oct. 12. Oct. 12 is the big day for families, with adult admission $5 and children 12 and younger admitted free. Sunday’s festivities will include a new sttraction,
“The Blues in Gruene." Proceeds from the Gruene Music Feet benefit United Way of Comal County.
Gruene Music Fest to be biggest, best ever
Music fast organizer John Payne holds the hat while a young audience member draws the name of the grand prize winner at the 1996 Gruene Music Fest This year’s grand prize, to be raffled at Gruene Music Feet '97, is a Takamine model EG-140-SBC guitar provided by The Music Source. The guitar has a solid spruce top, rosewood back and sides, graphic pre-amp with pickup and machine heads. The guitar and case are valued at about $1,000.
The New Braunfels Art League has received a $15,000 grant from the Cecilia Young Willard Helping Hands Foundation to aid in ongoing building renovations.
The Art League has received $65,000 from the Willard Foundation over the past eight years. The first grant helped the group purchase its downtown building in 1990, and succeeding grants have paid for various improvements on the first floor, roof and basement. ^ <
“We started with a dilapidated building with a leaking roof and rescued it, benefitting the downtown area as well as the Art League,” said Elaine Felder, president. “It’s now a
showcase for affordable regional ait with special shows such as the current “Land In Between” exhibit and the successful WOW show last month. Next we’ll have our annua) Wurstfest Art Show. In January we will have a post office murals exhibit.”
It has not been decided what area will be renovated next, but the second floor needs new electrical service; air conditioning; updated plumbing; and door, window and floor repairs, paint, etc.
The second floor will eventually be used for classes and artist leased studios.
(Submitted by the New Braunfels Art League)
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Gruene Music Fest showcases local and regional singing and songwriting talent. Pictured is local favorite Al Barlow, familiar to those who frequent Lands Station and Humble Time.” Bartow will perform at 2:15 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Gruene Hall Bar. Other local favorites to be featured include Jay Erie and Blieders Creek, Clay Slaker and the Texas Honky Tonk band and a new band with familiar local members. Jamaniacs.
NBAL receives $15,000 grant
MUSIC FEST 97
Karen McCauley of Pleasanton ahowa New Braunite Art League members how aha uees alcohol to remove color or to lighten colors on her acrylic pointing at her recent demonstration. Arhats demonstrate their techniques in various media at moat art league meetings, which are every third Tuesday of the month, except December, at the gallery, 239 W. San Antonio St.
Roca Trevino (left) of Laredo and Erma Moas pose with Trevino's landscape photograph at the “Land In Between” art show reception at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery recently. Trevino arranged visits in Mexico and Laredo for Moas and other abow participant!. Angie Bania Brown, Dee Dee Dale and Rosa Mitchell. Trevino represent! the Texas Cultural and Historical Society and the Mexico Cultural Foundation.
The exhibit runs through Oct. 15 and will travel to Mier, Mexico, for a show Oct. 24 to 26. The Art League Gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
New children’s chorus begins in New Braunfels
Progress is being made in the organization of the New Braunfels Children’s Chorus
The director and founder of the chorus is Judy Stephenson Accompanist for the chorus is Jody Bagley, an accomplished pianist and New Braunfels High School choral director
The chorus welcomes boys and girls ages X to 14 This is wonderful opportunity for children to come together for music, training, performance, friendship and fun Auditions will be Oct. 7 at the First Protestant Church in the choir room All children who love music and like to sing should call for an audition
time or drop by the church between 4 15 and 7 p rn. Call Stephenson at b<)X-lM27 to make an appointment or to make further inquiries regarding NBCC
lins will be an organizational year for the chorus I he goal will be to develop qualitv musicianship iii order to become a viable part ot the international children's chorus movement Singers in these choirs number in the thousands
These choirs are much more than a group of children who meet for an hour after school to sing songs. Rather, these quality organizations provide the opportunity for young people to learn the skills for quality
musicianship, perform with symphony orchestras, meet and perform w ith guest artists, work with other conductors and travel, just to name a few.
The San Antonio Children’s ( horus, under the direction of Marguerite McCormick, is certainly recognized to be one of the Finest.
I his past summer SACC sang at Carnegie Hall in New York City The previous summer the group traveled ti* Ireland, and it has its eyes and voices set on an invitation to participate in a children's chorus festival in I Iv for the summer of IWX.
Some adults who did not have the
opportunity to sing in their youth often think they cannot sing and therefore their children probably cannot sing either. This has proven a misconception time and again. Some children are innately gifted for music, just as some children have a natural talent to write, understand mathematical concepts or play sports.
Fortunately, each of these skills can be taught, learned and developed.
All things are possible with children, musical direction, teaching and a supportive community.
Bring your friends. Let’s get the children of New Braunfels singing.
(Submitted bv the New Braunfels ('hildren v Chorus)
the Chic Center
Find your stoutest shopping bag and borrow your grandson or neighbor boy’s red wagon and come to the Friends of the Library’s biggest and best sale ever.
The Civic Center on Thursday and Friday will be filled with a choice selection of hardback and paperback books in every category you can think of. Our same low prices of 75 cents for hardbacks and 3 for $1 for paperbacks will still be in effect. Most children’s books sell for 25 cents. Higher prices will be charged on the special and collectible items.
Thanks to several large donations, organizers will have books for the outdborsman. from how to catch it to how to cook it. Art and antique lovers, you won’t believe all that is available for you. There will be informative books on photography and architecture, and the media section will be full to the
brim with video and audio tapes, compact disks, records and a huge variety of books on movie lore.
The collectible section is outstanding this year. There are many rare books plus an exciting collection of westerns and Texana and some good first editions.
Organizers say this is a once-in-a-lifetime sale of wonderful, clean, well-displayed books that will make great additions to any personal library.
As an added attraction, Friends will have a “fill,a brown grocery bag full for $2” sale at 4 p.m. on Friday. Come and be a part of the excitement at the Civic Center, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Bring friends, and our Friends will meet you there..
(Submitted by the Friends of the Library)
NBAL paints the town
‘The Boys’ say goodbye
The final performances of “The Boys Next Door” taka place Friday and Saturday at Circle Arts Theatre.
The comic drama concerns the Uvas of four mentally handicapped man who share an apartment, under the supervision of a caring social worker.
Seated center is Daryl Fleming who plays that role; clockwise, from bottom left, are Stephen Schaefer, Bob Byxbaa, Cathy Clark, Terry Caven, Cindy Lynch, Paul Padilla and Roland Bradfute, Jr. Cast members not pictured are Carol Bisson and Bob Landrum. Tickets are available at China-n-Things.
For reservations, call 609-3092, from 3 to 7 p.m. through Saturday.