New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 5, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
SAI Wednesday, Oct. 5, 1994RHerald-ZeitupgArts & Entertainment
Calling all talent for Dinner with the Arts
Okay, I admit it — I was trying to be clever. It happens so seldom, I need to make every effort.
And this time, two birds get pulverized with one boulder First of all, it IS a tradition that the Arts Council holds auditions about this time of year for Dinner With The Arts, and secondly, the theme for the January event is “One-Hundred-Fifty and Counting,” a Sesquicentennial celebration, if I ever heard one’ Which means it will be PACKED with tradition.
That means all you talented performers out there will need to do your best to tic your music, dance, poetry, comedy, drama, and visual art in some way to the history of this beautiful town we call home. I
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me, nothing worthwhile ever is. But you’ll be amazed how we can “make it work." So, think about it, and then, bring all your ideas to the auditions, being held at Circle Arts Theatre, beginning at 7 30 p.m. on Monday Oct. IO
If you’re planning to sing, bring your own sheet music We’ll provide the accompanist. I’ll be there to help, UK). Don’t make us beat the bushes to find you talented folks. Come on down!
The Name Fits
In Scotland, w hen they say someone is “bonnie” they're referring not only to the person's good looks, but also to his/her pleasant nature And the dictionary tells us the word means “cheerful” and is a derivation of the French word “bon,” which means “good ”
Forrest (Jump would understand all that, adding his own wisdom, “Bonnie is as Bonnie docs.”
And for the hundreds of people in this community who have experienced first hand the kindness, honesty and good humor of a particular Bonnie” the definition fits the one win) wears “Sarkozi” as a last name.
For some time now I’ve wanted to write a profile on this fine lady, but knowing how careful she was about any public praise from anyone, I respected her wishes, alf never publicly thanked her for the myriad of helpful tasks she’s performed, not only within the valid confines of her job, but also as a volunteer, assisting the arts and other non-profit service organizations. “I try to treat everyone fairly, and I like people, so it’s no big deal,” she said to me once, adding, “Just don’t mention it.”
I should clean my office more often. Tucked away in a long-unopened drawer, I found a slim book of poetry by Arthur Munoz. Almost 20 years ago, he had been my patient, before the world of theatre dragged me away from nursing. Anyway, now that I’ve discovered this buried treasure, I’ll share it with you from time to time. Here’s one of my favorites:
In this world of living and dying,
Nothing exists that outlasts These two truths:
A line to be read And stir a soul Or a painting Made to dream by.
These two remain immortal,
They are the seed That turns a soul to God And makes a man know Self.
Life with all sadness and happiness Is only a chain of moments man stops On his flight to Infinity.
Laughed over, or cried They are soon forgotten.
Only enhanced as time pleases.
But that line and that canvas Remain true and unaltered —
A voice in life’s wilderness,
A picture unchanging Through life’s seasons.
P.S. Arthur Munoz was a homicide detective with the S.A.P.D. for 13 years prior to the publication of his poetry.
(Elizabeth Elliott is a guest columnist for the Herald-Zeitung, writing on the arts and humanities.)The Book Trader to host book signing Oct. 8
From staff reports
Susan Wittig Albert, author of the highly-acclaimed China Bayles herbal mystery- series, and her co-author and husband Bill Albert will appear at the Book Trader in New Braunfels on Oct. 8, from 1-3 p.m. They will be talking about their new books “Hangman’s Root” and “Death at Bishop’s Keep” and autographing copies. I
“Hangman’s Roots” is the third book in the popular China Bayles series.
The mysteries are set in the New Braun-fels-San Marcos area and feature a former lawyer turned herbalist and amateur detective. China has left her lucrative but stressful carcer as a Houston attorney to become the proprietor
of a small herb shop in the fictional town of Pecan Springs.
In “Hangman’s Root,” China finds herself snarled in the complex tangle of animal rights, a scientist’s freedom to pursue his research, and simple justice for a woman who cares about cats. “Thyme of Death,” the first of Albert’s mysteries, was nominated for both the Agatha and the Anthony f or “Best First Mystery,” and is now available in paperback. “Witches’ Bane,” the second book has just been released in paperback.
The Alberts will also be signing their newest co-authored book, “Death at Bishop’s Keep ” Written under the pseudonym of Robin Paige, this book is the first in a new series of paperback originals by Avon, and is set in England
in 1893. It features Kate Ardrigh, an American writer of penny dreadfuls, and Charles Sheridan, a British amateur forensic scientist, in a mystery surrounding the order of the Golden Dawn, England’s foremost occult society. “Death at Bishop’s Keep” is already receiving high praise. “A stunning novel!” according to Molly Wetson, writing in “Meritorious Mysteries.” “A can’t-miss for history-mystery fans!”
The Alberts live in near Bertram, Texas, in Burnet County. They have written over 60 novels for young adults, including books in the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys series. Their next co-authored adult mystery, “Death at Gallows Green,” will be published by Avon Books next year.
New Braunfels Art League members net eight awards
From staff reports
Photo by BILL HAAS
Final weekend of “YONKERS”
“He wants to marry me!” exclaims an exuberant Bella to her shocked family in this scene from Neil Simons Pulitzer Prize play,"LOST IN YONKERS" having its last two performances this Friday and Saturday.
From left are: Christy Burch, Paul Padilla, W. T. Henderson, Eileen Cole, Patrick Pope and Elizabeth Elliott. Tree Tops restaurant is offering a 2-foM entree special to patrons presenting a pre-purchased Friday ticket by 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are available at Chlna-n-Thlngs.
For reservations, call 609-3092 through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.
New Braunfels Art League members garnered eight awards at the seventh annual River Art Show held this past weekend.
Gay Phillips won best of show; Mary Zirkel, first in oil, Erma Moss, first in pastel; Betty Mathis, third in oil; Dwaina Johnson and Nicky Buschbell, honorable mention; Dee Dee Dale, purchase award, and Joyce Sweet, judge’s award.
Moss, Mathis and Johnson reside in New Braunfels, and Zirkel is a former resident. Dale is from Cibolo, and the others live in San Antonio.
Next Wednesday’s Arts & Entertainment section will return to it’s normal size of one full page.
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