New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 23, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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One of the advantages of joining the New Braunfels Art League is the opportunity to gain feedback from others. Above, Dee Dee Dale (standing) recently taught a collage and watercolor floral workshop at the league’s gallery at 239 W. San Antonio St. Laurice Bremer and Sharon Neuhaus took part in the workshop, which included students from Canyon Lake, San Antonio and New Braunfels.
Left. Candy Laoaolla and Angie Bania Brown look over Georgic Stok’s sketches during a recent San Antonio Watercolor Group palntout In Gruene. All three are league members.
(Submitted by the New Braunfels Art League)
Sam Shepard’s “True West” will open Nov. 9 and run through Nov. 24 at the San Antonio Public Theatre at 108 Blue Star.
Performances are Nov. 9 and IO, Nov. 14 to 17, and Nov. 21 to 24. Thursday through Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinees begin at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are S16 for adults, $12 for senior citizens and military personnel and $10 for students.
To reserve tickets, call San Antonio Public Theatre at (210) 829-PLAY. 'The play’s guest director, Bill Rhoten of Dallas, has established himself as an accomplished director, actor and acting teacher.
His directing credits include the world premiere of Brad Bailey’s “Electric Angel,” as well as Bailey’s "The Real Queen of Hearts Ain’t Even Pretty," which Rhoten directed as a feature film.
Most recently, Rhoten directed the pilot episode of “Jesse’s Diary,” a syndicated television show.
In ‘Taw West,” two estranged brothers face off in a funny, violent contest for a piece of the American dream.
Austin, on the brink of success as a Hollywood writer, is threatened by the arrival of his mysterious brother, Lee, whose life as a drifter is more authentic than anything written for the silver screen.
Dixie Chicks to roost at TLU for celebration
Tickets are now on sale for the Nov. cert promoters, as well as from a grow-16 performance of die Dixie Chicks at ing legion of fans.
Texas Lutheran University. The band has been voted the best
The popular “cowgirl band" will country band in Dallas at the Observ-perform at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s er Music Awards for four years in a Jackson Auditorium as one event in row.
the 10th anniversary celebration for In recent years, the band has per-the building. formed year-round and worldwide.
The public is invited. Notable appearances include tours of
Tickets all are general admission six countries, the 1993 Presidential and are $8 each. Inaugural Gala, the Grand OI* Opry,
Tickets may be purchased at the the Dallas Cowboys halftime show
Texas Lutheran University bookstore during a “Monday Night Football”
located in the school’s Alumni Stu- telecast, the Nashville’s Summer
dent Center. Bookstore hours are Mon- Lights Festival and the National Cow •
day through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 girl Hall of Fame,
p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to I p.m. The group also has appeared on such Telephone credit card orders may nationally televised programs as
be placed by calling (210) 372-8180. “Nashville Now,” “Music City
“The Dixie Chicks are a country Tonight,” “American Music Stop,” music band,” said Susan Rim, director “Texas Connection” and “Garrison of special events at Texas Lutheran, Keillor’s American Radio on the Air.” “but that description alone doesn’t The Dixie Chicks have been fea-come close to conveying the true hired in articles in Western Styles, essence of this dynamic trio of female Elle, Texas Monthly and D Magazine, performers.” “We had people coming to us and
Rinn says that the Chicks’ lead asking us to book the Dixie Chicks,” singer Natalie Maines, award-winning said TLU’s Rim. fiddler Martie Seidel and dobro-ban- “The group has developed a tremen-jo/guitar player Emily Erwin together dous following and we are thrilled to present a refreshing blend of powerful have them here in Seguin as part of our harmonies, distinctive instrumental 10th anniversary festivities at Jackson abilities and great country music. Auditorium.”
The Dixie Chicks have received (Submitted by Texas Lutheran Uni-
increasing notice from press and con- versify)
‘True West’ to open at S. A. Public Theatre
Their rivalry turns into a mortal combat for America’s “true west” — a mythical land of freedom, power, money and success.
‘“True West’ is the perfect follow-up to our production of ‘A Touch of the Poet,’” said David Connelly, San Antonio Public Theatre’s artistic director.
“Shepard’s play is a contemporary classic that requires a careful balance of danger and comedy in its performance,” Connelly said. “it will be a wonderful showcase for professional acting that will take our audience on an emotional rollercoaster ride.”
Starring in the production are Stephen Price as Austin, David Connelly as Lee, Roger Alvarez as Saul Kimmer and Elaine Honigblum as Mom.
San Antonio Public Theatre’s acclaimed premiere production of “A Touch of the Poet” played to sold-out houses for its limited run in June, and the theater’s company expects a comparable audience turnout for “True west”
This November, San Antonio Public Theatre, working in partnership with the George Gervin Youth Center, will preset two fix* performances of‘Tree West” for the benefit of the city’s underprivileged youth and their families.
(Submitted by the San Antonio Public Theatre)
Comedy troupe aims to skewer politicians in SWTSU show
An Austin-based comedy troupe will (Mice again poke fun at current events and public personalities Oct. 29 to help raise scholarship money for music majors at Southwest Texas State University.
Esther’s Follies, which has performed the past several years at the fund-raiser, is likely this election year to poke fun at political candidates.
The troupe will perform at 7:30 p.m. in SWT’s Evans Auditorium.
Tickets are $ 15, $ 10 and $7 and can be purchased in Room 101 of the Music Building.
All proceeds benefit the Music Scholarship Fund. This performance is not suitable for children. For more information call the SWT Music Department at (S12) 24S-26SI.
(Submitted by Southwest Texas State University)
Wall, band plan return to Gruene for another ‘Saturday Night’ show
Community Chorale concert set for Sunday
The New Braunfels Community Chorale will present its fall concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church.
Directing the chorale for his third year is Perry Dean, who also directs the choir at Smithson Valley High School.
Jo Ann Lemmon is the accompanist for the 14th year.
The Community Chorale performed its first concert during Wurstfest on Nov. 4, 1979.
Over the years, many styles of music have been presented.
This year’s concert is on the light side, titled “Down Memory Lane,” and includes such favontcs as "Stormy r Weather,” “Moon River.” "Get Happy,” “Star Dust,” “Oh, Lady Be Good!” and "The Rhythm of Life.”
The group will also sing a collection by Irving Berlin: "A Century of Song,” including "There’s No Business Like Show Business," "Shaking The Blues Away," "Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” "Blue Skies," “Steppin’ Out With My Baby," Puttin’ On The Ritz,” Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor," and “God Bless America.”
Come and enjoy some toe-tapping music with the chorale this Sunday.
Tickets may be purchased from any member of the chorale.
They will also be sold at the door, at China ’n’ Things and at Johnson Furniture Co.
Adult tickets arc $5 and senior-stu-dent tickets are $4.
(Submitted by the Community Chorale)
After three critically acclaimed albums, Chris Wall is on the front lines with his fourth, “Any Saturday Night in
Recorded live at Gruene Hall, the release captures the essence of the Texas honky-tonk experience, as well as the breadth of the considerable talents of one of Texas’ most admired singer/songwriters.
Wall and his band, Cowboy Nation, return to Gruene Hall to play the CD release party Nov. 2.
The show begins at 9 p.m. with Bruce Robison opening.
Tickets are $8 at the door.
For more information, call 606-1281.
“Any Saturday Night in Texas,” at times rowdy and raucous, at times poignant and poetic, is filled with 13
original songs never before recorded but familiar to Wall fans, who cheer and sing along on the live recording.
The release — featuring appearances by some of Wall’s friends, Kelly Willis, Dale Watson, Brace Robison and guitar-slinger Mary Cutrafello — is part testimony, part confession and part biography, as Wall continues to pen the smart and incisive lyrics that have made him a standout in the crowded firmament of Texas music.
Long a favorite of such legends as Jerry Jeff Walker and Guy Clark, among others, Wall proves again his ability to poke a little fun at himself (“A Gal From San Antone”) and the country music establishment (“Texas Time”).
Songs on “Any Saturday Night in
Texas” range from country two-steps to Zydeco rhythms to four-lane-blacktop track-driving rock.
“Any Saturday Night in Texas” also showcases Wall’s growth as a performer.
This recording, well-paced and upbeat, hums along like a pickup on a West Texas highway.
Blending tunes like fine wine, Wall takes listeners on a journey through the heart and times of a gifted observer. From the opening, “I Feel Like Singing Along,” in which an imaginary songwriter contemplates suicide but quickly opts for life, to the rousing “33 Reasons to Say Goodbye,” it is a heck of a trip: a few stops to reflect, a few to ponder the future, one to remember a beloved uncle, another to
Wurstfest posters | earn recognition for NBHS students
Three New Braunfels High School students won cash awards and ribbons for their posters promoting the upcoming Wurstfest Art Show, to be held at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery I next month.
Alan Gamez won first place; Josh ■j Vela, second; and Misty Roberts took third.
Their posters are on display in the gallery windows.
Other student posters are displayed in downtown windows.
The 33rd annual Wurstfest Art Show, almost as old as Wursfest itself, will fill the two galleries with paintings in oil, watercolor, acrylic and pastel;
■ sculpture in paper and clay; jewelry and more.
A juried competition will precede the show and sale.
The art show will ran daily during Wurstfest, from IO a.m. to 6 p.m.,
; except for the final day when it ends at 4 p.m.
The NBAL Oallery, located at 239 W. San Antonio St., recently underwent some structural improvements.
Workers gave a facelift to the building’s front and back exterior walls, and the meeting room also was renovated.
A new sign will be mounted before Wurstfest.
(Submitted by the New Braunfels Art League)
MacLelne returns to rots of flrefightor to ssvo homo
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — It was deja vu for Shirley MacLaine.
The “Terms of Endearment” star was out Monday defending her Malibu home from a nearby wildfire roaring above the Pacific Coast. She and other residents hosed down their roofs as burning ashes fell.
MacLaine, who’s been through IO blazes, said she loves the area, but quipped, "They ought to change the area code, though, and make it 911.”
Just in case, MacLaine packed several suitcases with pictures, books and some clothes. “Childhood pictures and pictures of my life. Do you know how many pictures that is?” she asked.
“Not just this life,” added a laughing MacLaine, a well-known believer in reincarnation. “I have pictures from 13,000 lives.”
Island nation ealabratas Its World Sorias star
WILLAMSTED, Curacao (AP) — Every time Andrew Jones hits a home ran, it lights the sky over Curacao.
This tiny Caribbean island is so crazy about its native son that residents light fireworks whenever he hits homers for the Atlanta Braves.
Jones, 19, did that twice Sunday night, becoming the youngest player ever to homer in the World Series and leading the Braves to a 12-1 victory over the New York Yankees in the first game of the series. The Braves won again Monday night, 4-0, but Jones was hitless.
"This town is crazy," said Geovanne Viceisza, the local businessman who scouted Jones. “He’s really a national hero.”
* Curacao, a 38-mile-long island just off the coast of Venezuela, has a population of about 150,000 — about three times Yankee Stadium’s capacity.
Van Dyke says goodby# to California, hollo to Arkansas
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeny Van Dyke is leaving California for life as a Razorback.
The star of “Coach" is selling his suburban Toluca Lake estate so he and his wife, Shirley, can spend more time
on their 500-acre cattle ranch in Arkansas. His San Fernando Valley estate is listed at $2.7 million.
Van Dyke, who has played assistant coach Luther Van Dam on ABC-TV’s “Coach” since 1989, announced earlier this month that he would leave the show after this season.
Built for Bing Crosby in 1936, the home was damaged by fire in 1943 and an earthquake in 1994. It was refurbished each time. Van Dyke bought the home from Andy Griffith in 1993.
Former driver files $10 million suit against Chase
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chevy Chase is being sued for $10 million by a movie set dnver who claims an. errand he ran for the actor rained his business.
Fred Moroz sued Chase, Walt Disney Studios and two production companies for breach of contract, fraud and conspiracy after he was arrested after picking up painkillers for Chase.
Moroz, cast driver on the Canadian location of the movie “Man of the House,” says he was sent to pick up a
package for Chase in the United States
on Aug. 4, 1994.
When he returned, Moroz says Canadian authorities detained him for four hours after they found the package contained the prescription drug Per-cocet. Chase has been treated for addiction to painkillers he said he began taking for chronic back pain.
Chase paid Moroz’s legal fees and Canadian authorities declined to prosecute, the lawsuit says, but Moroz says he lost business because of the bad publicity. The case goes to trial Nov. 4.
Murray’s limousine collides with Dole vehicle
NEW YORK (AP) — WeU, ifs one way to campaign.
A limo in Elizabeth Dole’s motorcade ran into Bill Murray’s limo early Monday after the two had done separate interviews for ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
Mrs. Dole, who wasn’t in the vehicle that struck Murray’s, jumped out of her car to make sure everyone was OK.
No one was injured.
Nation, play at Gruene Hall on Nov. 2
recall an ex-wife, and of course, a stop for a beer with some old friends.
(Submitted by the McGuckin Entertainment Group)