July 12, 2012


July 12….Buddy Holly Center Summer Showcase Concert Series: Patricia Vonne (Latin Roots Rock)
- The Buddy Holly Center is gearing up for another hot summer of music and fun with the annual Summer Showcase Concert Series. The Summer Showcase experience is an entertaining and modern environment, where patrons can enjoy original and unique Texas-made music. FREE to the public. There is a cash bar and beverages available for purchase. Please, no outside beverages are allowed in the venue. Buddy Holly Center, Meadows Courtyard, 1801 Crickets Avenue. Event takes place from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

July 12 – 15….South Plains College Theatre: “Guys and Dolls” – Come and enjoy this musical fable of Broadway based on a story and characters of Damon Runyon. Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for students. Call (806)716-2266 for tickets or more information. South Plains College, 1401 S. College Ave; July 12 – 14, 7:30 p.m. and July 15, 2 p.m.

July 13-14 (Repeats July 20-21; 27-28)….Saloon Drama Series at the Cactus Theater: "Dooley’s Back at Belle’s" - Set in Belle’s Saloon in Dry Gulch, Texas, in the late 1800’s, Tom Dooley, an outlaw and bank robber, has been released from jail and been through rehabilitation becoming the town preacher. Everyone loves the change he’s been through but the town deputy is not convinced and later, with no witnesses, Dooley confirms the deputy’s suspicions. In fact, the deputy learns Dooley plans to rob and then burn down Belle’s Saloon, leaving her destitute. Dooley’s plan solidifies and Belle’s place is threatened.. that is, until Dooley makes one tiny mistake. Tickets are $20 and can be reserved at 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

July 13, 14
(Repeats July 20, 21)….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals: "Fiddler on the Roof" - The Tony Award® winning musical that has captured the hearts of people all over the world with its universal appeal will be hosted at the Wells Fargo Amphitheatre this July. Lubbock Moonlight Musicals is proud to feature our own esteemed General Director, Gerald Dolter, in the lead role of Tevye! Joined by his talented wife, Karen Dolter, as Golde, "Fiddler on the Roof"is a production not to be missed. Your heart will break watching the tale of Tevye the Milkman as he confronts the battle for tradition that has held his family together for generations. Featuring such memorable songs as “Tradition,” “Far from the Home I Love,” “Sunrise Sunset,” "If I Were A Rich Man" and “Do You Love Me?” This rousing, heartwarming musical with music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick is sure to be a electrifying and unforgettable experience. All summer performances will be outdoors in the Wells Fargo Amphitheater in beautiful Mackenzie Park. The audience is encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and personal lawn chairs or blankets. Seating is on grassy terraces. Tickets are $28 for preferred seating (in the center) and $20 for general admission seating on the sides. Tickets for all performances may be purchased online at www.ticketsage.com/_lubbock/ or by calling 806-770-2000. Wells Fargo Amphitheater, Mackenzie Park, 413 E. Broadway. Gates open at 7 p.m. and shows begin at 8 p.m

July 13 – 15….Thunder In The Canyon Boat Races – Join the thrill of drag boat races at Buffalo Springs Lake. General Admission Tickets include shuttle service to and from the race track inside Buffalo Springs Lake. 3-Day Race Ticket: $30. Visit the lake's website at www.buffalospringslake.net for more information about the event. Buffalo Springs Lake, 9999 High Meadow Road (take east 50th Street approximately 5 miles east of Lubbock to the lake entrance and proceed from there).


July 14….Collector’s Corner: Shop in the Park - The Garden and Arts Center invites everyone to discover a shopper’s paradise every second Saturday through August on their spacious front lawn where you can find antiques, collectables, furniture, vintage clothing, produce, tools and much more! Lubbock Municipal Garden and Arts Center, 4215 University Ave; 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

July 14….Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market Kick-Off - Make plans to attend the kick-off of the Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market in conjunction with the Downtown Art Market. There will be fresh local produce, free-range eggs, from scratch bread, farmstead gouda cheese, sausage wraps, handblown glass & homemade soaps, just to name a few of the fresh local foods & fine local crafts that will be offered! Some of the folks featured will be Sunburst Farms, GRUB Farm from the food bank, Elle Farms, Dutch Cheesemaking, Simply Decadent breads and Klemkes from Slaton, Apple Country Orchard and some of their growers and High Plains Gardens. This will be the biggest farmers market at the Downtown Art Market to date. The artists that always make the Downtown Art Market the cool spot to be...even in this heat include Sandstorm Glassworks, Texas Leatherworks, Melissa Lee's killer gourds, Rachael Jones reconstructed jewelry and all of Dirty Deeds great products-they'll all be there. Visit http://lubbockdowntownfarmersmarket.com/ for more information. Depot District, 19th & Buddy Holly; 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. (or sold out).

July 14….LHUCA High Art on the South Plains – Bring the family and lawn chairs or blanket for an evening of music, food, wine, and art. High Art Gallery in the town hall sponsored by the Charles Adams Gallery, special music from Tina Turner and the Midnight Express, performance by Ballet Folklorico Nusestra Herencia, wine by the glass provided by McPherson Cellars, caricature artist Will Terrell and much more. Admission is free. For more information call 806-762-8606. Vintage Township Town Hall and Founder’s Park, 114th and Trafalgar; 6 – 9 p.m.

July 14….John Ford Coley in Concert - John Ford Coley will be live in concert at Holiday Inn Park Plaza Redwood ballroom performing a solo acoustic show. Relive an evening of hit music in an intimate concert setting. The duo had many hit songs. "I 'd Really Love To See You Tonight", "Nights Are Forever Without You" and many others. Tickets are $20 which includes concert and meet and greet with John Ford Coley. Call 806-559-4994 for tickets or info; 7:30 p.m.

July 15….World War II Memories (Exhibit Opens) - The Museum of Texas Tech University is pleased to announce the exhibition Memories of World War II: Photographs from the Archives of The Associated Press will open Sunday, July 15, with a reception and activities beginning at 1p.m. (enter through the North doors). This is one of several exhibitions featured in the “Celebrating Our Heroes—A Summer of Collaborative Exhibitions” initiative being presented to the Lubbock community by the Museum of Texas Tech, Silent Wings Museum, TTU’s Vietnam Center and Archive, and the Science Spectrum. Memories of World War II: Photographs from the Archives of The Associated Press is organized and toured by Smith Kramer Traveling Exhibition Service, Kansas City, MO. The exhibition is locally funded by The CH Foundation and the Helen Jones Foundation, Inc. Parking and admission are free at the Museum of TTU. Almost two hundred reporters and photographers fanned out around the globe to cover World War II for The Associated Press, the world's largest news service. Five reporters lost their lives. Seven others won Pulitzer Prizes, including Joe Rosenthal, who clambered up Iwo Jima's Mount Suribachi to take the flag-raising photo that became the emblem of Americanvictory and one of the most famous photos of all time. As the main source of war news for most of the nation's newspapers, The AP offered Americans a daily view of the conflict through photographs by its own photographers and by photographers in the U.S. Armed Services, as well as images from the world press that otherwise would not have been seen. The best of these images make up this exhibition. Chuck Zoeller, director of The AP Photo Library and curator of the exhibition, says the images were culled from tens of thousands of pictures in The AP archives, including material from AP photo files in Europe and Asia that had not been seen since the war. ''Our objective was to bring back for the reader the immense scope as well as the individual tragedy and challenge of World War II. We wanted to create a photographic record that allows a younger generation to better understand the sacrifices made by men, women and children in all the nations touched by the conflict...'' says Zoeller. Memories of World War II adds to the museum’s galleries already devoted to World War II and American veterans. Exhibitions already on view are: Peter Hurd WWII Sketches, a collection of drawings and paintings done while Hurd was a war correspondent; On the Home Front, an exhibition of clothing, uniforms, posters, documents, and equipment from WWII; War Babies, works by artists born during the war years; Lubbock Remembers, war memorabilia from local veterans; World War II on the Southern Plains, a show of WWII photographs and artifacts in the Lubbock Gallery; and an Honor Wall for Veterans, a place to remember those who have served in our nation’s military and to submit additional names to be included. A special treat for US military veterans and their families is a picnic lunch provided by United Supermarkets. The lunch is from 12:30-2pm in the Museum’s Helen DeVitt Jones Sculpture Court (enter through the West doors). The Veteran’s Family Picnic is free but reservations are required as seating is limited. Please RSVP to 806.742.2443 to make a reservation.

Additional activities for the July 15 opening include:

- Guest speaker, Tom Czekanski, Director of Collections and Exhibits at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans.

- A helicopter display from The Vietnam Center and Archive in front of the Museum of TTU.

- Musical entertainment

For more information contact the Museum Education office at museum.education@ttu.edu<mailto:museum.education@ttu.edu>, or call 806.742.2432. General museum information is available at 806.742.2490.

July 15….Texas Label 78s Exhibit and Gallery Talk - The Buddy Holly Center is thrilled to announce a Gallery Talk with Joe Specht and Bill McClung for their latest exhibit: Texas Label 78s. This exhibition highlights independent Texas record labels that produced vinyl 78 rpm records from 1946 to 1960. The featured labels and audio selections in this exhibition run the gamut from country and gospel music to animal and square dance calls to jazz and conjunto music. While many of these records were produced in the larger markets of Houston, Dallas and San Antonio, a considerable contingent came out of smaller venues like Lubbock, Seminole, Dalhart and Wichita Falls. Some of the more well-known musicians who recorded in this format include George Jones, Slim Willet, Little Richard, Lightnin' Hopkins, Johnny Ace and Flaco Jiménez. Bill McClung is a record collector and historian who is fascinated by the records found on independent Texas labels of the 1940s and 50s. He has collected almost 2,000 78 rpm records produced by more than 160 Texas labels. Joe W. Specht (BA, MLS, MA) is collection manager of the Grady McWhiney Research Foundation and former director of the Jay-Rollins Library at McMurry University. He is the author of The Women There Don’t Treat You Mean: Abilene in Song (State House Press, 2006) and co-editor, with the late Lawrence Clayton, of The Roots of Texas Music (Texas A&M University Press, 2003) for which he also contributed a chapter. Specht has published articles in Southwestern Historical Quarterly, The Journal of Texas Music History, West Texas Historical Association Year Book, East Texas Historical Journal, Concho River Review, 3rd Coast Music, Heritage Journal, and Old Time Music, contributed entries to The Encyclopedia of Country Music and The Handbook of Texas Music, and published book reviews in ARSC Journal, Great Plains Quarterly, The Journal of Texas Music History, and West Texas Historical Association Year Book. Specht tells Contemporary Authors: “The Lone Star State and all things Texan continue to inspire and influence my writing.” The Texas Label 78s Gallery Talk is FREE and open to the public. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Avenue; 2 – 4 p.m.

July 15….Westwinds Brass Band Concert in the Park – Come and enjoy an old-fashioned "concert In the park"...performed by the Westwinds Brass Band. Traditional brass band music, marches, overtures, outstanding soloists, and our traditional favorite...the kid's march. Bring your blankets & lawn chairs and enjoy an hour of fun music-- maybe even a picnic supper! Concerts are sponsored by the Tech Terrace Neighborhood Association. Admission is FREE and everyone is welcome. Wagner Park, 26th St. and Flint Ave; 8 p.m.- 9 p.m.

This Week's Trivia Question....

This week, 2 winners will receive vouchers redeemable for two tickets to any of the performances of Lubbock Moonlight Musicals, taking place most weekends this summer.

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at info@lubbockfunclub.com using the fun phrase "If I Was A Rich Man...." as your subject title.

The Question: How many daughters did Tevye have altogether?

The deadline for this contest is Friday at 10 a.m. (that's TOMORROW, folks) and the winner will be contacted later that day. Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone out there : )

Be sure to include your daytime contact info in the body of the email...including your cell phone number or a daytime landline so we may contact you easily if you are the winner. We'd like to know if you live in Lubbock or in the surrounding area, so please include your hometown.

Good luck to everyone!

Looking at Next Week & Beyond
July 14-21....7th Annual Casas for CASA
July 17….....VMC Ceili & Summer Block Party
July 18........High Noon Concert: Vince Martinez
July 24-27…Silent Wings Museum Aviation Boot Camps
July 27….....Marty Raybon in Concert
July 27-29….Lubbock Meals on Wheels Tennis Tourney
July 28........"SOS" Singles Group Membership Drive
July 30 – August 3….Cookie Camp 2012

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