June 25, 2009


June 25….Summer Showcase Concert Series - The Buddy Holly Center presents the 2009 Summer Showcase concert series which is free to the public. There will be a cash bar as well as food and beverages available for purchase. No outside beverages are allowed. This week's featured performer is Mike Pritchard’s Blue Thunder & the Lightning Horns.

June 25….Teen Thursdays at the Art Factory - Enhance your artistic abilities! Using a variety of media, students will explore advanced techniques including joint compound paintings. Instructor: Courtney Slaton. (Ages: 8-14) Fees: $35 per month. Classes also available on Thursdays in July, August & September. Please call 806-767-3724 for more information. Garden & Arts Center, 4215 University Avenue; 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

June 25.....Jerry Brownlow and Friends Southern Gospel Concert - Free concert featuring Jerry Brownlow, Kenny Maines, Steve Maines, Cary Banks, 4Heavensake, The Watchmen, the women's quartet Distraction, Andy Johnson, Cindy Hewlett, with the debut of "The Uther Brothers" and more. Come early....seating goes fast. A love offering will be taken and all proceeds will go to the Christian Women's Job Corp. First Baptist Church, Avenue V and Broadway; 7 p.m.


June 26….Free Performance in the Park - Hub Performing Arts School invites you to come see the final camp performance for the Shining Stars Camp. Bring your lawn chairs and some money for a picnic meal to benefit the school! Hotdogs, chips, water and candy! Enjoy a great musical fun for the entire family! For more information call 795-7344 or visit our website www.hubperformingarts.com. Vintage Township, 114th & Quaker; 7 p.m.

June 26….New Talent Showcase - New Talent is coming! Audience appeal is a huge factor in selecting the winner, so come and support your favorite performer. Many great musicians and singers auditioned but only the very best are cast on our “New Talent Showcase.” With these great performers and with the music of the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine, you will see an amazing show. 1st place winner receives 10 hours studio time & a guest spot on a Lubbock Unwrapped show; 2nd place winner receives 5 hours studio time and the 3rd place winner gets a night out on the town. Tickets: $20. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


June 26-27…."Backstage" - We all know that the real drama in a theatre takes place backstage and creates quite a comedy to watch! This has never been more true than at Theatre Baroque, where the star, one-time matinee idol Burton Cavendish, suddenly dies an hour before the premiere of “Don Juan in Cleveland.” Once it is discovered that Cavendish has
passed away, Lou, the director, calls on Ajax, the understudy, to fill in. But Ajax must play Cavendish both on and off stage, and he can’t tell anyone—not even his own mother! It is to be the great star’s last performance… and Ajax’s greatest performance ever. He reluctantly agrees, only to face nasty critics, doting mothers and one very large goon sent to collect a bundle from the great actor. Ajax even has to fool his own mother, who shows up backstage to say hello to Ajax and meet the famous Cavendish! (Little does she know she achieves both goals at one time!) Lines and plot twists fly in this theatrical farce where over-the-hill prima donnas reign—or think they do—and most of the rest of the cast is betting on who comes out on top. Written by by Pat Cook and directed by Tim McIntire. Call 792-0501 for reservations. Tickets $10 for adults, $8 for children/students/seniors. CATS Playhouse, 2405 34th St; 7:30 p.m.

June 26-27…."Magdalene" – This look at one of the most devoted followers of Jesus, gives a vivid glimpse of the feelings and emotions of one of the most maligned disciples. Written by Chip Polk, and directed by brother and partner, Glenn Polk. The husband and wife acting duo, Amy and Steve Sever do a masterful job of bringing to life, Mary Magdalene and John, the apostle. They are surrounded by a wonderful and capable cast, including Zoe Kirkpatrick, Christy Morris, Jenny Davidson-Stowe, and many others. As an added bonus, prior to every dramatic production at Ragtown Gospel Theater, the audience is treated to an inspirational and lively Southern Gospel concert. Free shuttle buses take patrons to the front door of this beautiful "Biblical Field of Dreams" nestled in a crescent of the caprock, just west of Post. Many have said, "It's just like having Branson in our own backyard." Tickets are $20 for adults....half price for students. A 25% discount is offered for groups of 12 or more. Call toll free: 1-877 RAGTOWN or online at www.ragtown.com. Ragtown Gospel Theater, Post, TX. Directions: Coming from Lubbock, as you are coming down the caprock, get in the left lane and look for the signs; June 26 at 7:30 p.m.; June 27 at 3 p.m.

June 26-27 (also July 3 & 25; August 1, 7, 14 & 22)….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals presents: “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story”- The music of Buddy Holly has been enjoyed by millions of people around the world and this show tells the story of the tragically short life of Buddy Holly, who along with his high-school friends the Crickets, turned country music upside down to create some of the best rock ‘n’ roll songs ever written. We share Buddy’s frustrations through his first recording contract; the excitement America felt when ‘That’ll Be The Day’ hit #1; his naïve determination to be the first white act to play the Apollo Theatre in Harlem; his whirlwind romance and marriage; concluding with the ill-fated ‘Winter Dance Party’ tour of the Midwest. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of his passing, the theatre company based in Buddy Holly’s birthplace will open the season with “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story”. Tickets available in advance at all Select-a-Seat outlets or by calling (806) 770-2000 or 1-800-735-1288. Tickets can also be purchased at www.selectaseatlubbock.com. Tickets are also sold at the gate on an as-available basis. For more info, refer to www.lubbockmoonlightmusicals.org or contact Executive Director Jill Kerns at lubbockmoonlightmusicals@gmail.com. All shows take place at Wells Fargo Amphitheater in Mackenzie Park. 413 E. Broadway, Gates open at 7 p.m. Shows begin at 8 p.m.


June 26-28....Lubbock Community Theatre’s "Cheaper by the Dozen" - Long before the movie with Steve Martin, Cheaper by the Dozen was a novel, telling the story of the Frank and Lillian Gilbreath, 19th Century efficiency experts, and their twelve children. When they move their principles of efficiency from their factory into their home, the comic tale of Cheaper by the Dozen unfolds. Written by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. and directed by Heather Rushing. Rating: Family fare. For information call 806-749-2416 or visit lubbockcommunity theatre.org. Boston Avenue Playhouse, 4230 Boston Ave; Friday and Saturdays, 8 p.m. plus a Sunday 2 p.m. matinee.


June 27….Benefit Golf Tournament – Fundraiser to benefit Teen Parents of Lubbock played at Reese 18 hole Golf Course. Team entry Fee (4 players) $450, individual entry fee $125 includes golf cart per two players, green fee and lunch. Mulligans may be purchased on the day of the event for $5 each. Prizes; 1st place $1000, 2nd place $750, 3rd place $500, plus great prizes for longest drive and closest to pin.For more info call Renee Morales at 806-535-5486. Donations payable to Youth For Christ - Lubbock, 2621 34th St. Suite A Lubbock, TX 79410. Reese Golf Course, 1406 Quitsna Ave; 8 a.m.

June 27….Family Fireworks Safety Event - Learn how to celebrate safely this 4th of July at this free event. Lee McCune, TNT Fireworks Director of Operations, will demonstrate how to use fireworks safely. McCune will explain which fireworks are legal in Texas, how to light them correctly and what to expect in performance. He will also highlight three different sparklers including specific safety tips. The first 100 families in attendance will receive a $5 off coupon on a purchase of $50 or more from any TNT Fireworks stand. Firefighters from the West Carlisle Fire Department will be on hand to assist with the event and share more information about fire safety. Earlier this month, the Lubbock County Commissioners approved the sale of “skyrockets with sticks” and “missiles with fins” as allowed by state law. Fireworks cannot be set off inside Lubbock city limits. Event to be held at TNT office parking lot on 114th Street and the Tahoka Highway (Highway 87 South) about ¼ mile west of the corner; 10 – 11 a.m.

June 27….Spring Creek Bluegrass Band - Spring Creek Bluegrass Band, the fastest-rising young band in the West, is taking the bluegrass festival circuit by storm. Building their foundation on a mastery of the fundamentals of classic bluegrass, they create their own contemporary style with a youthful, energetic flare. This Lyons, Colorado, quartet plays a mix of bluegrass standards and compelling originals. Tickets will go fast for this amazing performance. Tickets: $25. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


June 27-28….Texas' Last Frontier Heritage Celebration & Texas Buffalo Soldier Living History Encampment - Step back into the early life and times on Texas' far western frontier! Join in a variety of events throughout the weekend celebrating Cochran County's western frontier heritage, including a downtown parade, gospel and patriotic singing groups, a live country music band and dancing for the entire family, and an outdoor Sunday morning community worship service followed by a barbecue and soul food dinner. Enjoy re-enactments of life at a frontier fort and an authentic Texas Buffalo Soldier camp--brought to you by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Buffalo Soldier Living History Program. Be present to history being made as re-enactors relive the 1877 Buffalo Soldier Lost Troop Expedition. The festivities begin on Saturday with a parade in downtown Morton. Cochran County Park; Morton, Texas; 10 a.m.


June 28….Das deutsche Lied: Songs of Robert and Clara Schumann -
The Texas Tech University School of Music and The College of Visual & Performing Arts cordially invites everyone to attend these three special concerts featuring 15 of the finest singers in the School of Music and two gifted pianists. In these three concerts there will be over 80 songs presented, duets and ensembles by Robert & Clara Schumann. Hemmle Recital Hall, campus of Texas Tech; 8 p.m.

June 28….Westwind Brass Band Concert in the Park - Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets and picnics to the free concerts. Phil Anthony has been the director of the band for 12 years. The ensemble is composed of 35 volunteers who consist of doctors, attorneys, teachers and more. The band plays many kinds of brass instruments and percussion and features a wide variety of music: marches, patriotic, show tunes and regular band music. Each performance will feature a different soloist. Tech Terrace is the sponsor for the concerts, but the band is supported by donations and about 500 people attend each show. The band will also have someone lead the children around the park in a march to the music. Wagner Park, 26th Street and Flint Ave. Concert starts at 8:00 p.m.

Last Week's Ticket Winner....
Our family 4-pak winner to the Science Spectrum and Omni Theater (and CritterFest!) last weekend was Cathy B. of Lubbock.

This Week's Ticket Giveaway

"Ready....set....go, man, go!"
We have two general admission tickets to see "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story" on your choice of Friday night, June 26 or Saturday night, June 27. This is a super-quick drawing, so hurry! We will draw for our winner TONIGHT so we can get tickets to our lucky winner tomorrow....in case our winner wants to see the Friday night performance.

To enter this random drawing, send us an email with the words "Who's Your Buddy?" in the subject line. In the body of the email, provide your name along with a daytime phone number so we may reach you. Winner will be notified tomorrow (Friday) morning.

Email your entry to us at:

"Good luck!"

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July 2…..........Lubbock Fun Club Singles Monthly Dinner
July 4…..........4th on Broadway
July 11.......….Encore! A Tribute To Johnny Cash
July 17-18…....Lubbock Moonlight Musicals : “Guys and Dolls”

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