New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 8, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
‘Jamaniacs’ are created for Gruene Music Fest
New band forms for ‘The Blues in Gruene’
in Gruene. From left are Rusty Cavey, drums; Tommy Thompson, lead guitar; Dennis Peek, bass; and Alan Beavers, drums, bass and vocals. Not pictured are Monty “Guitar" Tyler, Michael Byrne and John Santos. Jamaniacs will play at noon and 4:30 p.m. Sunday In the Grist Mill Meadows Tent
enough to do it."
Gruene Music Fest organizer John Payne heard the musical friends talking and jumped on the idea, Beavers said.
The popularity of blues is on the nse locally, he said.
“Monty Tyler has been experiencing a great deal of interest on Wednesday nights at the Holiday inn,” he said.
The musicians' affection for each other — and for the music they’ve put together — is evident in their banter.
“I said fd do it if they’d let ma play slide — I’ve always wanted to play slide," Thompson said.
“This band is a case of the all-stars from all the bands getting together." Koegle said.
Sunday could prove to be a mark in local music history — the Gruene Music Fest could go down as the day the Jamaniacs premiered.
The Sunday audiences might just help determine whether the Jamaniacs treat New Braunfels to more eclectic electric blues after The Blues in Gruene tent is taken down.
“(The band) was kind of thrown together, but if we can find a gig, we might keep playing,” Peek said.
Gruene Mueic Feet organizer Dick Koegle end Dermic Peek of the Muck Source cradle thie year’s grand prize, a Takamine model EG-140-SBC guitar provided by The Mueic Source, to be raffled at Gruene Mueic Feet ’97. The guitar baa a solid spruce top, rosewood bock and sidcc«gipphic pre amp with pickup and machine heads. ThepiWar tit// and cace are valued et about$1.(XXX .mourn* *i
GruBfM Music Fest *97 starts at 5:30 p.m. Friday and continues through Sunday.
Sunday is the big day for families, with adult admission $5 and children 12 and younger admitted free.
Sunday's festivities will Include a new attraction, “The Blues in Gruene.’* Proceeds from the Gruene Music Fest benefit United Why of Comal County.
FORA COMPLETE GRUENE MUSIC FEST SCHEDULE, SEE THURSDAY'S HERALD-ZEITUNG
MID-TEXAS SYMPHONY GUILD
I he New Braunfels Chapter of (he Mid-Texas Symphony Guild will welcome David Muirs to its general membership meeting and “dutch treat" luncheon buffet on at I I 30 a in Tuesday in the new "River Room" at the (inst Mill Mans. who is beginning his second year as Musical Director of the Mid-Texas Symphony will speak to the group about the upcoming
symphony season Members will hear reports on fund raising efforts for tile year All members are urged to attend and any prospective members or guests are welcome I or information or reservations call 609-5562. The season s first concert in New Braunfels will be held on Oct 19 in the C iv ic Center at 4 p m
/8A 3 Herald-Zeitung O Wednesday, October 8,1997
Children’s Museum’s ‘Taste of the Town’ approaches
Warm up your taste buds, it’s time again for Taste of the Town. The New Braunfels Children’s Museum is gearing up for another citywide taste testing. This year’s event promises to be bigger and tastier than ever.
More than 20 restaurants are expected to participate in this year’s food and beverage sampling at the National Guard Armory on Oct. 16. Members can pick up their tickets for just $12 at the museum. General admission tickets for only SI 5 can be bought in advance or at the door. Tickets are on sale at the museum and many of the participating restaurants.
A few local restaurants to look for this year are: Blue Dog Inn, Calahan’s Pub and Deli. Castle Avalon, Cici’s Pizza, City Bakery, Cioerke’s Country Tavern, Gran/in's BBQ, Gristmill Restaurant, Huisache Grill, Max’s Salsa Sabrosa, The Mexican Rocker Cafe, Molly Joe's, The New Braunfels Smokehouse, Papa John’s Pizza, Pinto Ranch Grill,
Swiss Chalet, TCBY, the Tree Tops and more. Tasters can expect to enjoy delicious menu items including: blackberry chicken, roast pork in maple bourbon sauce, buffalo wings, smoked brisket and pork ribs, bread pudding with vanilla sauce. Jack Daniels pecan pie and m-m-more.
In addition to the night's festivities, tasters can shop the silent auction. How about a get-a-way to Horseshoe Bay? Hummel Club collectibles? Season passes to hot spots? Tickets to upcoming events? Be sure to stop by, place a bid and take home some exciting new items for the whole family. While you’re bidding, purchase your bid for the penny auction, this year’s item is a must-have.
Taste of the Town is a great way to sample local flavor and support the New Braunfels Children’s Museum as they kick-off the annual corporate campaign.
(Submitted by the Children's Museum in Yew Braunfels)
The land in between
Carri* Lea Allbritton of Canyon Lake visits with Erma Moas and Dee Dee Date at the “Land in Between" art exhibit at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery, 239 West San Antonio Street. Moss, Dale, Angie Banta Brown and Rosa Mitchell are the exhibiting artists in the show featuring the scenes and people on both sides of the Rio Grande River. The show ends Oct. 15 and will travel to Mier, Mexico, for an exhibition the weekend of Oct. 24 to 26
By SUSAN FLYNT ENGLAND
Musicians began the Gruene Music Fest 11 years ago, because they wanted to make a significant contribution to their community — to United Way in particular, said organizer Dick Koegle.
This year some of the area’s top musicians have gone a step further — they have formed a band to play at the 11th annual Gruene Music Fest. The new band, the Jamaniacs, includes area musicians from such perennial favorites as Hat Trick, Quarter Moon and Monty “Guitar” Tyler's band.
The band consists of Tommy Thompson on lead guitar and Dennis Peek on bass, both formerly of Hat Tnck. Alan Beavers on drums, bass and vocals and Michael Byrne on keyboards, both of Quarter Moon; Monty “Guitar” Tyler on lead guitar and vitals. Rusty Carey on drums .md John Santos on harmonica.
It's hard to say who will benefit more, United Way or the people lucky enough — or smart enough to catch the Jamaniacs perform Sunday afternoon They will play a set at noon and one at 4:30 p.m. as part of "The Blues in Gruene" in the Gnst Mill Meadows Tent.
The Jamaniacs will play “eclectic 'electric" blues from the old classics to the Alman Brothers to Johnny Winters to Stevie Ray Vaughan and beyond.
"A good section of the set will be dedicated to the Alman Brothers, ’ Peek said, “kind of a tribute We'll play about the first 120 minutes of ‘Live from the Philmore East’ straight through.”
The seeds of Jamaniacs took root at Hat Irick's Concert in the Park performance. Beavers said.
“The concept has been lurking around that we would play double drums, and the first thing that conies lo mind is the Alman Brothers,” he said We needed a slot, a place big
S.T.A.G.E. opens 19th season with ‘Sylvia’
STAG I... Inc will open its 19th season with A. R Gurney’s “Sylvia.” The show will be presented at Krause House on Bul verde Road at 8 p rn Oct I Mi* I8, 23 to 25, 30 and Nev I The Sunday matinees on Oct. 19 and 26 and Nov. 2 will be at 2:30 p m Show tickets are S12 for adults and SIO for students and senior citizens (age 62 and older)
Opening night. Thursday, Oct. 16. will be a benefit for the scholarship fund of the Pnncipia Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association and all seats will be S12 A champagne punch and cheese reception follows the opening night performance.
“Sy Iv ta” is about a mid-aged couple w ho move to Manhattan after 22 years of child-rearing in the suburbs His career is winding down while hers as a public school teacher begins to ofter
more opportunities. He brings home a dog he found in the park — or that has found him bearing only the name “Sylvia" on her tag
A street-'.mart mutt, she becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, both learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.
Sylvia is a talking dog (played by Shannon Knibbe) whose words give the humans around her something to chew ore
Optional dinners are available after 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday A I p.m. lunch is offered on Sundays.
(Submitted by S T A G E, of Bulverde)
A rehearsal scene from the next S.TJLG.E. production, “SyMa,” by A. R. Gurney, which opene at Krauee Houee on Bulverde Rood Oct 16 and runs through Nov. 2. For information anchor rsoorvetiona, call (830) 438-2339. From left ara Shannon Knibbe of Spring Branch aa SyMa and Skip Summers of Bulverde aa Greg.
The Texas Twisters pause for a photo at the Texas Classic in Houston. Pictured ere (front center) Twosy Dartez, instructor; (middle row) Sara Holtermann and Billie Stehlmg (back row) Betty Gover, Heiga Main Susan Stannic, Sheri Logan, Carol Sc had and Gerry Wallace. Not pictured is die newest member, Miriam Weiss.What s up at SWT
The Southwest Texas State University Wind Ensemble will present its first band concert of the 1997 fall semes:cr at 8 p m. on Thursday in Evans Auditorium on the SWT campus Admission is $2 for the public and SI for students
The concert is under the direction of John C. Stansberry, professor of music. Over the past 20 years, the SWT 'A/md Ensemble has established itself as one of the outstanding collegiate wind ensembles in the nation
Featured in the evening concert will be Paul Hindemith’s Symphony in B fiat, Leonard Berstein s Four Dances from West Side Story , Run Nelson’s Courtly Airs and Dances, A Festival Prelude by Alfred Reed arui Stephen Melillo’s The Fountainhead.
Parking for off-campus concert anendees has been designated in the multi-level parking garage across from the Music Building Patrons should utilize the parking garage facilities to avoid receiving parking violations
rhe gavel passes at the Children’s Museum in New Braunfels
Former President of the New Braunfels Children’s Museum Board, Dav id King, passed the gavel to new Board President Judy Brown on Sept 23. Rhonda Oestnch will serve as vice president; Lome Coles, treasurer; and Karen Schwind, secretary for this year’s 1997-1998 Museum Board of Directors.
Directors continuing service are: Margaret Burns, Tracie Guinn, Robert Heinrich, Dawn Jackson, David King, Faye Millett, Patty Pope, John Stauffer, Gary Steel and Janna Walker. New to the Board this year are: Mary Lee Bas well, Sandy Stouffer, Debbie Trusevich and Amy Wright. Moving to the Advisory Board are Kookie Barboza and Howard Schneider
The Board is the governing body of the Children’s Museum. Board members dedicate many hours in support of annual benefits including Taste of the Town and the annual corporate campaign. Other events hosted by the Board include: the All City Garage Sale, Birthday Bash, annual Family Membership Drive, Magical Child Workshop and the Summer Concert All Board members are Children’s Museum members and have a strong belief rn the mission of the Museum. They offer many hours of volunteer time and are responsible for raising about 50 percent of the operating hinds for the Museum (Submitted by the Children's Museum in New Braunfels)
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Brown and Karon Schwind, who wM hand up Itta 1987* of Directors.