September 27, 2012


September 27….Silent Wings Museum: “Sentimental Journey” – The Silent Wings Museum invites the public to observe the WWII B-17G bomber, "Sentimental Journey." The aircraft is scheduled to be on display and available for rides and tours at the Silent Wings Museum September 24th through September 27th. The “Sentimental Journey” is here to promote and support the Texas South Plains Honor Flight. The Honor Flight honors WWII Veterans for their service by sending them to Washington D.C. free for three days to visit historical military sites in honor of their service in WWII. To learn more about the South Plains Honor Flight visit the website at B-17 Tours: For a donation patrons can take a walk though history, and climb aboard the plane. B-17 Flights: For a cost of $425 per person patrons can take a thrilling flight inside this historic treasure, for reservations call (602)448-9415. General Admission $5; Kids 6 and under FREE. Silent Wings Museum, 6202 N. I-27. Special Hours: 9 am - 5 pm

September 27….West Texas Walk of Fame Inductions - Four individuals will be inducted into the West Texas Walk of Fame on September 27th. The honorees are four West Texas natives: Charlene Condray Hancock, Tommy X. Hancock, Lloyd Maines and Jesse Taylor. The Induction Ceremony is open to the public and there is no admission fee. For more information call 806.775.2242. The induction ceremony will take place at the site of the Buddy Holly Statue located in the Buddy Holly and Maria Elena Holly Plaza on the corner of 19th Street and Crickets Avenue; 5:30 p.m.

September 27….The Buddy Holly Center: Relocation Celebration of J.I. Allison’s House- The Buddy Holly Center invites the public to the relocation celebration of J.I. Allison's house. The home is where J.I. Allison lived as a teenager and he and Buddy Holly wrote several hit songs including "That'll Be the Day". The celebration will be held in conjunction with the Walk of Fame induction ceremony held at 5:30 p.m. in the Buddy and Maria Elena Holly Plaza during the Lubbock Music Festival held September 27th – 29th. For more information on the events taking place during the Lubbock Music Festival visit the website at The Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave; 6:30 p.m.

September 27…."The Crickets" in Concert -
After the relocation celebration of the Allison house at the Buddy Holly Center, the legendary group originally fronted by Holly - The Crickets - consisting of Jerry (J.I.) Allison on drums, Joe B. Mauldin on bass, Sonny Curtis on guitar and vocals, and occasionally Glen D. Hardin on keyboards - take the stage for a free concert. This opportunity to honor and appreciate the latest Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame inductees should not be missed.. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

September 27 - 29….Lubbock Music Fest 2012 - The Lubbock Music Fest is presented by Civic Lubbock, Inc. and Broadway Festivals, Inc. and features music from local favorites to national icons. A partial listing of the performers include The Crickets on Thursday, Shiny Toy Guns, Grouplove, Cody Canada and the Departed and the Flatlanders on Friday, and Rare Earth, America, and the Joe Ely Band Reunion on Saturday. For more information, visit Tickets available through all SelectASeat outlets and

September 28….Cactus Theater: Flatlanders Unplugged - The Cactus Theater proudly presents the Flatlanders Unplugged as a featured attraction of the Lubbock Music Festival. Come out and join Joe Ely, Butch Hancock, Jimmy Gilmore and friends as they play their incredible music and share memories of each other and their West Texas heritage. You've seen them recently with a full band, and the packed Cactus house was blown away. Treat yourself to yet another experience with this world-renowned group, UNPLUGGED! Tickets are $35/ $30 and can be reserved by calling 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

September 28-29….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra: “Five on Fire” - The LSO’s subscription season will open with a scorching and power-packed evening of Slavic masterworks, including one of the Russian repertoires’ most intoxicating selections-Alexander Borodin’s Overture to Prince Igor. Borodin is among “The Five” principal composers who shaped the historic face of Russian music. LSO will welcome the brilliant Ukrainian pianist, Serhiy Salov, to perform Frederic Chopin’s beloved Piano Concerto No. 2. Tchaikovsky’s magnificent and optimistic Symphony No.5 in E Minor concludes this dynamic opening night subscription event. Tickets may be purchased at the LSO office (601 Ave K) or by phone at 806.762.1688. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7:30 p.m.

September 29…..“Pickers and Planters” – Come and enjoy this local Art and Farmers Market, during the Lubbock Music Fest. There will be Lubbock Arts Alliance make-and-take art activities for kids. Dutch cheesemaking will be here and a new vendor "nelliecakes" will be making 5 choices of gourmet pancakes using free range eggs & organic milk. Bring the family for breakfast and a day of fun! 19th Street & Crickets Avenue; 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

September 29…. Women's Protective Services Dinner Series - WPS will host the next dinner in their “Savoring the Promise of New Beginnings” Dinner Series. Join them for an evening of delectable French cuisine created by Master Chef Claus Hjortkhjaer. If you have missed the Frenchman Inn Restaurant; you will not want to miss Chef de Cuisine Claus. Who is Chef Claus: Francois Minot said, "Anybody can make you enjoy the first bite of a dish, but only a real chef can make you enjoy the last.” Some individuals have attained excellence in the field of cooking. The knowledge of food, the preparation, the flavors used and the presentation are all factors that make the truly great chefs stand out from the crowd. With over 35 years of experience, Chef Claus Hjortkjaer is one of these extraordinary chefs. Cost is $200 per person. Call WPS to RSVP at 806-748-5292. Home of Kelly Marble, 4703 - 21st, 6 p.m.

September 29…. Cactus Theater: Joe Ely Band Reunion - The Joe Ely Band reunion with an array of past members of the band, with legendary Rolling Stones' sax player Bobby Keyes, Davis McClarty and other memorable Ely sidemen. This promises to be one of the most talked-about performances in the history of the Cactus. Come and support this highlight of the Lubbock Music Festival this September! Tickets are $45/ $35 and can be reserved by calling 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

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September 30….“Harvest Home: a Party-Piece Ceili with the TTU Celtic Ensemble, in celebration of the Autumn Equinox”
- The Texas Tech University Celtic Ensemble presents a concert entitled “Harvest Home: a Celebration of the Autumn Equinox.” Singers, players, and dancers will present a program of dances, songs, and instrumentals from Ireland, England, the Caribbean, and the American South. Admission is free. Students, families, and seniors are especially welcome. Audience members will be welcome to join the dancing! Featuring the new 2012-13 edition of the Celtic Ensemble “Chamber Orchestra” (26 players!) Admission is free. Hemmle Recital Hall, TTU; 7 p.m.

"Panhandle South Plains Fair" Runs Through Saturday Night...

September 21-29….2011 Panhandle South Plains Fair – The fair is back with free concerts, carnival midway, food and refreshments, exhibitors, merchants and lots of fun. Fair admission prices are: Adults, 13 and over ($8.00), Children, 2-12 ($3.00) and parking ($5.00). Special days during fair week are: Buck -A - Ride Nite (September 20th) - All rides are $1 from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. and there is no parking or admission fee. Food vendors have the option of being open. and Senior Citizens Day (September 25th) - All persons over 60 pay only $4.00. For more information call 806-763-2833. South Plains Fair Grounds, (From I-27 North or South, take Exit 4 East. The Fairgrounds are located on the northeast corner of Broadway and US-87); The Fair gates will open at 8 a.m. daily and close at 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and midnight on Friday and Saturday. The carnival opens at 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 11 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and operates until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and midnight Friday and Saturday
This Week's Trivia Contest....

This week 2 winners will be chosen for a Family 5-pak to The Maize (this amazing prize package includes admission, hayride, cow train and corn cannon for 5)!

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at using the fun phrase "Our 'Amaizing' Lubbock Music" as your subject title.

The Question: After the induction ceremony tonight, which musician will be the only one represented twice in the local West Texas Walk of Fame?

The deadline for this contest is
Sunday at midnight and the winners will be contacted Monday by mid-afternoon. Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone out there : )

Please be sure to include your daytime contact info in the body of the email so we may get the tickets to you easily. We'd like to know if you live in Lubbock or in the surrounding area, so please include your hometown. Good luck to everyone!

Last Week's Trivia Winner....

The Question: What are the complete names of the original and all subsequent sequels in the "Tuna" plays that starred Jaston Williams and Joe Sears?

Answer: "Greater Tuna", "A Tuna Christmas", "Red, White and Tuna" and "Tuna Does Vegas".

Winner: Andy R. of Lubbock

Looking at Next Week & Beyond...
August 14-15…...Cactus Theater: "Dooley’s Back at Belle’s"
October 5…....Buddy Holly Center: First Friday Art Trail

October 5…....FREE Movie Night at At’l Do Farms
October 5-6….Model Train Show
October 10-13….Friends of Wolfforth Library Book Sale
October 12…..Halloween Carnival
October 12….Presidential Lecture & Performance Series
October 12-14....LCT: “All in the Timing”
October 18-21….4th Annual Pumpkin Trail
October 20….....St. Joseph 43rd Annual Sausage Festival
October 25........Scooby’s Spooky Halloween Party
October 26-28….Friends of the Library Fall Sale
October 27….....Dog Day Howl-o-ween

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