November 8, 2012


November 9….High Point Village’s 3rd Annual Fundraiser: Upon A Dream - The fundraising event will feature outstanding entertainment,a live and silent auction, the debut of High Point Village’s new book, “Destined to Soar,” a catered meal, and other special guest appearances. The evening will feature Master of Ceremonies Fox 34 news anchor Kurt Kiser and Sam Shreffler from So You Think You Can Dance, “Encore,” an ensemble from Lubbock Moonlight Musicals, The High Point Village “Villagers” and KLBK meteorologist Nikki-Dee Ray. Please contact High Point Village at 806-698-0015 or email for more information. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 6:30 p.m.

November 9….Night To Laugh Out Loud
- Help kids and recycle your imagination with Vocal Trash. The Young Leaders Society of Lubbock Area Foundation is pleased to present the high-energy entertainment phenomenon, Vocal Trash. All proceeds from this event will benefit nonprofits that serve children in the South Plains area. Vocal Trash is like a variety show LIVE from Central Park. The effect is grand, emotions are high, and the energy absolutely contagious. Vocal Trash has been performing for audiences since 2001 from New York to Seattle, Ohio to Puerto Rico. Whether at Madison Square Garden, Las Vegas or the Iowa State Fair, Vocal Trash electrifies audiences with their tight acappella harmonies, industrial "Stomp" style drumming and breakdancers. The Vocal Trash performers are singers, dancers and musicians trained on trumpet, piano, harmonica and bass, but coloring outside the lines by playing car parts, trash cans, lids, water bottles, barrels, pots and pans, buckets, brooms, everything they can get their hands on – including the kitchen sink! In the end Vocal Trash is an unforgettable evening of music, dance, and comedy theater dotted with light hearted audience participation perfect young people and the young at heart. Leaving with a smile will be guaranteed! Reservations for Night to Laugh Out Loud can be made online by calling the Lubbock Area Foundation at (806)762-8061. For only $40 for adults and $15 for children (12 and under), enjoy an evening of fantastic food and drink by Melt at the LHUCA Gallery pre-party - then recycle your imagination with Vocal Trash in concert in the Firehouse Theater! LHUCA Firehouse Theatre, 511 Avenue K; 6:45 p.m.

November 9….TTU Presidential Lecture & Performance Series: Marc Cohn - The 2012-2013 Presidential Lecture and Performance Series continues with Grammy Award winning folk rock singer songwriter, Marc Cohn. Cohn won the 1991 Grammy Award for Best New Vocalist and followed the win with an additional nomination for the single "Walking In Memphis" the following year. Married to ABC news anchor, Elizabeth Vargas, Cohn made headlines himself in 2005 when an attempted carjacking turned violent, resulting in a potentially fatal bullet wound to his head from which he suffered a long, life-changing recovery. In 2007, Cohn ended a ten year absence from the recording studio with one of his most critically acclaimed albums, "Join the Parade", followed by the 2010 release, "Listening Booth:1970". This collaborative effort with fellow Grammy Award winner, John Leventhal, transforms songs from such artists as Cat Stevens, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Van Morrison, Smokey Robinson, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Bread into personal interpretations that say as much about Cohn’s own personal and artistic history as they do about the legacy of the songs. An accomplished performer, Cohn tours with such luminaries as Bonnie Raitt, Suzanne Vega, and Stevie Nicks. As a songwriter and singer, Cohn combines the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. He’s a natural storyteller, balancing the exuberant with the poignant, and able to distill universal truth out of his often romantic, drawn-from-life tales. There will be an opportunity to meet Marc Cohn at a CD signing immediately following the concert. General admission tickets are $15.00 and are available through all Select-A-Seat locations (806) 770-2000 or TTU Students receive one free ticket with valid ID at the SUB information booth. Allen Theatre, located in the Student Union Building of Texas Tech University; 7 p.m.

November 9….The Vietnam Archive Guest Lecture Series: Rocky Bleier - A star football player at Notre Dame, Bleier was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1968. He also recieved a US Army draft notice that year. Leaving the NFL, Bleier served in Vietnam with the 196th Light Infantry Brigade. Wounded when his platoon was ambushed, doctors told Bleier he would never play football again. With the support of Steelers owner, Art Rooney, his coach and teammates, Bleier trained for two years and eventually became a star running back for the Steelers during their historic four Super Bowl wins in the 1970s. The Lecture Series is a free event and open to the public. Lanier Auditorium, inside Texas Tech School of Law; 7 p.m.

November 9….Honoring our Military: An Evening With Ronan Tynan - Operation Hope would like to invite you to join them for Honoring Our Military - An Evening with Ronan Tynan. Ronan is a member of the world famous Irish Tenors. His solo career has also seen tremendous success, and this concert will provide an unprecedented opportunity for the Lubbock area to see a performer like Ronan. Ronan will be taking time during the event to honor our military and say a special thanks to our armed forces. Ronan Tynan is a former member of The Irish Tenors. His solo career has seen tremendous success, performing the world over. Born in Dublin, Ireland, Ronan has performed at White House state dinners, sang Amazing Grace and Ava Maria at President Reagan's funeral, and is probably best known for singing God Bless America at the first Yankees home game following the 9/11 attacks. This concert benefits Lubbock based Operation HOPE. For more information on Operation HOPE, visit Tickets can be purchased by visiting can be purchased at Select-A-Seat. Private reception following (VIP ticket required), cocktail attire. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7 p.m.


November 9-10 (Repeats Nov.16-17)….Cactus Theater: “Smoke on the Mountain” - The play takes place in the sanctuary of the Mountain Pleasant Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina, located just west of Hickory near the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is Saturday night in June of 1938. The United States is in the last years of the Great Depression. Organized religion is at its peak. Saturday night sings by families of gospel singers have become the much-needed and highly-appreciated entertainment of the time. Gospel-singing families traditionally sing at one church on Saturday night, then do a few guest appearances on Sunday morning at other churches in the area. The Sanders are appearing tonight after a five-year hiatus from the gospel-singing circuit. They travel in an ancient bus with "The Sanders Family" hand -painted on the side. Original cast members Mike Morgan, Kenny Maines, Jane Prince Jones, Cami Caldwell and Mark Paden will be returning to reprise their roles and Dustin Garrett and Tatum Sheets will be joining the cast playing the roles of the twins! Tickets are $20.00 and can be reserved by calling 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

ovember 9-11….AKC Dog Agility Trials - The South Plains Obedience Training Club of Lubbock will be hosting three days of American Kennel Club All Breed Dog Agility Trials this November. Approximately 150 purebred and mixed breed dogs from surrounding states will be judged at this event, many of which are the top agility trained dogs in the country. Agility is one of the newest AKC events and is open to every breed and mixed breed dogs. Dogs must be at least one year old to compete. In an Agility Trial a dog demonstrates its ability to negotiate a complex course that will include a walk over a bridge, jumping through objects, going through tunnels, weaving through a line of poles and pausing on command. There are different height categories so each dog is tested fairly on the course. Each exhibitor and dog team will be judged at one of 3 different levels of competition; Novice, Open or Excellent. The dogs competing in these classes are working toward AKC Agility titles. There will be free canine educational material available at these trials. No admission fee will be charged for this fun filled and educational event. Agility is a fast paced sport that is exciting for the dog, handlers and spectators. Don’t miss it! For more information call 535-3794 or email at No unentered dogs are allowed. Texas Tech Equestrian Center, 1 mile west of the intersection of 50th St. and Upland Ave; Trial hours will start at noon to approximately 3 p.m. on Friday; and 8 a.m. to approx. 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

November 10….Big XII College Football: Texas Tech vs. Kansas - The Red Raiders look to regroup (again) in the friendly confines of Jones AT&T Stadium as they tackle the Kansas Jayhawks in an early game. 4th Street and University; 11:00 a.m.

November 10….Veteran’s Day Workshop - The Silent Wings Museum is thrilled to announce “Honoring Our Soldiers,” a Veteran’s Day Workshop. The workshop costs $7 and is designed for families and kids of all ages. There will be learning stations where children can work with their parents to create a badge for a veteran and make a holiday card for a deployed soldier. Kids will have the opportunity to take a hands-on look inside a WWII soldier’s footlocker and learn about what Veterans Day is, how it has changed and why it is commemorated. For more information please call Lisa Howe, Education Coordinator, at 806.775.3567. Silent Wings Museum, 6202 N. I-27, Driving Directions: Take exit 9 from I-27, The museum is located two blocks east of I-27.Look for the building with the silver "G-Wings" on the tower; 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

November 10-11....Take in the Local Color! Lubbock's Artist Studio Tour - Fifty-six artists and eleven studios will be participating in the 16th Annual Take In the Local Color! Lubbock’s Artist Studio Tour. This yearly event gives audiences the unique opportunity to observe artists in their working environments, many of which are in private homes. Artists will be displaying original work in the media of painting, drawing, pottery, fiber, jewelry, glass, leather, wood, photography and sculpture. There will be approximately 6 artists showcased at each studio location. Demonstrations, performances by local musicians and reception food at each studio location add to the ambiance and festivity of the event. The Local Color Studio Tour is free and open to the public who are invited to travel on their own from studio to studio to see the artwork.

The eleven host studios for the 2012 Local Color Studio Tour are:

Toni Arnett Studio, 9605 Toledo Avenue
Ginger Bundock Studio, 4512 -14th Street
Charles Adams Studio Project, 1010 Mac Davis Lane (New Studio 2012)
Glassy Alley Studio, 1940 Texas Avenue
Carol C. Howell Studio, 3224 – 22nd Street
Linda Jackson Studio, 5419 – 16th Place
Paul Pare and Edson Pinto Home, 2805 – 24th Street (New Studio 2012)
Sara Peso White Studio, 4411 – 18th Street (Returning Studio 2012)
Judy Rainger Home, 3320 – 20th Street (New Studio 2012)
RENDr Frame and Arts, 4414 – 82nd Street
Dede and Paul Rider Home, 3017 – 19th Street (New Studio 2012)
Tour hours are Saturday: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sunday: noon – 6 p.m.


November 11….Veteran’s Day Event - The Silent Wings Museum will commemorate our country’s veterans on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11th. All visitors will be welcomed with free admission to the museum and activities throughout the day. The museum opens its doors at 1 p.m. The event is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. with the Veterans Day Presidential Proclamation read by the Honorable Mayor Glen Robertson followed by a talk from Jack Woodville London. Jack Woodville London is a well-known trial attorney, acclaimed author and World War II historian. A graduate of the University of Texas Law School and a former captain in the US Army Quartermaster Corps, he and his wife, Alice, live in Austin. His publishing credits date back to 1970 when he was elected managing editor of the University of Texas International Law Journal. Since then he has authored a long list of technical articles and papers on evidence, trial and courtroom procedure, aviation law, and product liability law. He has spoken at legal programs throughout the United States and in England, Scotland, Mexico and Canada. From his days as a U.S. Army quartermaster officer to the lectures he now gives, London has spent much of his life exploring a deep interest in World War II and its effects on the home front—particularly small towns. Born out of that deep interest is The Letter Project, a nationwide project to collect, dust off and showcase letters to and from veterans of all wars ( The afternoon will close with a reception from 3 – 5 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and the Jazz Alley ensemble performing live swing music. Silent Wings Museum, 6202 N. I-27, Driving Directions: Take exit 9 from I-27, The museum is located two blocks east of I-27.Look for the building with the silver "G-Wings" on the tower; 2 – 5 p.m.

ovember 11….William Westney Faculty Recital - William Westney, international prizewinner and Texas Tech’s Browning Artist-in-Residence, explores the refined and inspiring colors of the new Fazioli grand piano in a varied program of masterworks. The evening’s centerpiece is the poetic, timeless and otherworldly Sonata in B-flat, one of the very last and greatest creations of Franz Schubert. Rounding out the program are shorter works by Haydn, Muczynski and a selection of Grieg’s “Lyric Pieces,” which Westney will record later in the year as part of his new edition for the “SchirmerPerformance Editions” series. Admission is free. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech Campus; 8 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Winners....

The Question: What is the scientific name for the extreme, irrational fear of Halloween?

Answer: Samhainophobia.

Winners: Nichole J. of Levelland, Clint P. of Sweetwater, Amber S. and Brandi H. both of Lubbock.

This Week's Trivia Contest.....

This week, 2 winners will be chosen for a Family 5-pak to the Science Spectrum. These are combo tickets which grant admission to the museum as well as the Omni theater!

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at using the fun phrase "Spectrum of Fun" as your subject title.

Fall Trivia Question: From which language did the word AUTUMN originate?

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!

Looking at Next Week & Beyond...
August 14-15…...Cactus Theater: "Dooley’s Back at Belle’s"
November 10-17….“Feed a Friend - It’s as Easy as Pie”
November 12–16…TTU Press Open House & Book Sale
November 14-15....33rd Annual Holiday Happening
November 15….Pocahontas Fall Harvest Party
November 16…."The Lost Littlefield Murals" Gallery Talk
November 16-17….“Cirque Dreams Holidaze”

November 17…..Holiday Mash Up
November 30….Slaton's 5th Friday Art on the Square

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