August 18, 2011


August 18….Buddy Holly Center Summer Showcase - This week's featured act is Element, performing R&B Funk. Performances are every Thursday evening from June 1 – September 1, 2011. The Summer Showcase experience is an entertaining and innovative environment, where patrons can enjoy original and unique Texas made music. Summer Showcase 2011 is free. There will be a cash bar and beverages available for purchase. No outside food, beverages or coolers allowed. Buddy Holly Center Meadows Courtyard, 1801 Crickets Avenue; 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


August 19….36th Annual Texas Boys Ranch Telethon - The public is invited to attend the show live or watch on KAMC 28. Karla Leslie and Bryan Mudd will once again host the event. This will be an evening filled with great free live entertainment, fellowship, and BBQ. Come join and help make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children in the South Plains Region. Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts , 511 Avenue K Lubbock; 7 p.m.- midnight.

August 19….Cactus Theater: Happy Hour / Eagles' Desperado Event
- After work, come start your weekend out on the Cactus Marquee Patio during Happy Hour from 6 to 9 p.m. You don't want to miss this great summer happening, featuring live entertainment by West Texas' finest talents. This week's featured artist is Ashley Hayes. Admission is always free and concessions will be available. Continue the fun from Happy Hour with the thrilling "Desperado" show inside the Cactus Theater. Toby Caldwell and the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine pay tribute to the most influential album in country-rock history, the Eagles' Desperado, playing the full album down from start to finish just like the original LP release. The second set will be a collection of the Eagles' all time greatest hits. Come hear a great night of music from the band that became one of the most influential bands of all time! Summer Gas Buster tickets are only $17.50 and can be bought at the door or reserved before the show by calling the box office at 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

August 19….Sun 'n' Fun Dive-In Movie
Come and enjoy Pirates of the Caribbean,The Curse of the Black Pearl” while you relax in the pool. . $5 per person includes free soda and hot dog. Concession stand will be open. No outside food or drink. BYOF (floatie) or C (chair, though they will have some). Sun 'n Fun Outdoor Aquatics Center, 6204 Elgin Avenue. Pool will open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. Facility will close 15 minutes after movie concludes.


August 19, 20
(repeats August 26, 27)….CATS Playhouse: "And Then I Wrote" - In this riotous showbiz comedy by Jack Sharkey and Mel Buttroff and directed by Chris Davis, a producer, his secretary, and sundry associates try to re-write a serious epic drama by a neophyte playwright and turn it into a broad farce. A vicious gossip columnist tries to blackmail the producer into marriage while a scatterbrained actor erroneously creates the impression that the leading lady has died. The author, also an apprentice mortician, is appalled by the histrionics that accompany the opening of the Broadway show. As a columnist draws mistaken conclusions that the production is really a cover for a bizarre murder cult, the rest of the group foster this impression and substitute a lady undertaker in the role of the much-alive leading lady. Mistaken identities, romance and silly situations combine to keep the audience laughing through three acts of hilarity. To make reservations please call (806)792-0501. CATS Playhouse, 2257 34th St; Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.

August 19, 20
….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals presents “The King and I” - The production of The King and I, based on Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon will mark the return of actress Rose Frugé as Anna Leonowens. She has previously appeared with LMM in the roles of Laurie in the musical Oklahoma, Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music and Marian Paroo in The Music Man. In the challenging role of the King will be Justin Duncan, who is well known in Lubbock for his portrayal of the Big Bopper. 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 priced at $28 for center terrace, preferred seating and $20 for general admission. Prices include a service charge. Tickets for all performances may be purchased online at or by calling 806-770-2000. Substantial group discounts are available, as well as special prices for students and children. Wells Fargo Amphitheater, 413 E. Broadway; Gates at 7; shows begin promptly at 8 p.m.


August 20….29th Annual Mustang Roundup and Car Show - Come and see the largest annual gathering of Mustangs between Dallas and Phoenix along with many other classic, muscle and collector cars. Admission is free. There will be food vendors and, as usual, United Blood Services will be there for their "Mustang Blood Drive". There will be 22 non-Mustang classes as well as classes for all Mustangs and 2 Best of Show awards (Mustang and non-Mustang). Have a car to show? Go to for prices and more info or email Wayland Baptist University Campus on West Loop 289; 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.

August 20….Estacado Steelers Team Yard Sale Fundraiser
– Come out and help support the Pop Warner Little Scholars foot ball league. This is their inaugural year in Lubbock. 100% of the funds raised will go towards the 3 teams registration fees for next year. This may allow for more kids to play who otherwise could not afford it. The sale will take place in front of an unused store front and will be set up on the sidewalk, and there will be plenty of parking for shoppers and guests. Event held at Caprock Plaza (in between Dollar Tree and Cici's Pizza) at 2730-50th Street; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. or later.

August 20….65 Roses Benefit - Please join the Dean family for this event to raise funds for cystic fibrosis. The event will consist of live bands, food and 50/50 raffles. Entry Fee: $10 per person or $15 per couple. All entry fees will be donated toward the cause. For further inquiries, please contact Heath or Dawn Dean at 806.785.2486. 1511 FM 1585, Lubbock; 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.

August 20…..Cactus Theater presents: “Always...Patsy Cline” - More than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically in a plane crash in 1963, the show is based on a true story about Cline's (Amber Pennington) friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger (Jane Prince Jones), who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. The show's title was inspired by Cline's letters to Seger, which were consistantly signed "Love ALWAYS...Patsy Cline." Bring the entire family and all of your friends to experience Amber Pennington's beautiful rendition of Patsy Cline and Jane Prince Jones' uncanny comical wit of Louise in this fabulously produced production! Tickets are $17.50 and can be purchased at the door or reserved beforehand by calling the box office at (806) 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


August 21….Lubbock Heritage Society Photo Roundup: Be a Part of Preserving Lubbock’s History - The Lubbock Heritage Society is soliciting the help of community members in collecting, scanning, and preserving photographic images that reflect Lubbock’s diverse social, economic, and architectural history. The Society, which supports preservation of Lubbock’s historic structures and institutions, is gathering images to consider for inclusion in a forthcoming book of Lubbock photographs under contract with Arcadia Publishing, publishers of the nationally popular “Images of America” paperback history series. Contributors may bring unframed color or black-and-white photographs, which Society personnel will scan on-site while they wait and return to them immediately. Contributors with 35mm slides may inquire about scanning at a later date. “The most useful and interesting images are those that show distinctive places or groups, which can be readily identified and dated,” said Daniel Sanchez, the group’s current president and an oral historian at Texas Tech University’s Southwest Collection. “We are looking especially for distinctive photographs that have not been published elsewhere.” There is no cost for the service, and as an added benefit to contributors, a copy of each digitized image will be provided to its contributor. Contributors wanting copies of their digital files should bring a USB flash drive or memory stick. Contributors should also bring with them as much information about each image as they know: identification of structures or people; date of photograph; name of photographer or owner. Contributors will be required to sign a release at the time of scanning, granting rights for the Society to scan and use images for the book and other Society projects. While not all photographs will ultimately be used in the book, due to duplication, photo quality, or other factors, contributors will have the satisfaction of supporting a long-awaited book project for the Lubbock community and will be able to purchase a copy of the book upon publication. The Photo Roundup is free and open to the public. No advance appointment is necessary. A copy of the photo information form is available on the website, More information about Arcadia Publishing and its local history titles may be found at
Images are sought from the following periods (suggested categories and topics are only some possible ideas):

Before Settlement to 1925 - Examples: buffalo, hunting, settlers, farmers, stores, social events, cattle business, religious gatherings.

1926-1940 - Examples: businesses, crops and harvest, shopping, Texas Tech, church events, ballgames, music events, the classroom.

1941-1960 - Examples: WWII, Reese Air Force Base, Texas Tech, social events, athletics, hospitals, music and musicians, church events, agribusiness, retail.

1961-1970 - Examples: athletics, businesses, Vietnam, civil rights, the tornado, rebuilding, college life, agribusiness, shopping, religion.

1971-1990 - Examples: Texas Instruments, bussing, medical, technology, HSC, airport, woman’s movement, counterculture, music and musicians, the arts.

1991-present - Examples: the arts, music & musicians, agribusiness, war, college life, new development, new industry, medical, athletics, retail.

Event takes place at the Charles Adams Gallery, located downtown at 604 Ave. J; 2 p.m.- 4 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Winner(s)....

The Question:
The name "Mercedes" was not originally part of the automotive name "Benz" why was it added to create the hyphenated Mercedes-Benz brand?

The answer we were looking for was simply this: To broaden the appeal of the German-made car to French buyers.

We didn't receive a single entry with this basic answer....however, we received numerous interesting and detailed answers with varying valid points and historical insight. We decided to award multiple winners this week with the remaining vouchers that we had on thanks to all who enlightened us!

Winner(s): 7 different entries.

Sponsor Spotlight:
Hub Performing Arts Auditions
To Kick Off This Saturday!

August 20, 25….Hub Performing Arts School Auditions - Nationally recognized Hub Performing Arts School's Advanced Performance Team is
holding auditions for new members. The team is under the direction of National Award Winning Director- Paula Chanda. The team competes each January in the Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta and travels to New York City in the summer to workshop new Broadway Jr. shows. The team also performs a full scale musical in the spring. Students in the 2nd through 12th grades are invited to audition with a short song and short monologue on either: Saturday, August 20th 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. or on Thursday, August 25 from 4 p.m.- 8 p.m.. Email to secure a time for auditioning. More details on the team and Hub Performing Arts School can be found at

Looking at Next Week & Beyond

Aug. 26-27…Moonlight Musicals: "Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story"
August 27….Sounds of West Texas Classic Country Music

September 8-11….23rd Annual National Cowboy Symposium
September 10….1st Annual Drives Fore Drama
October 7-8….LCU Fall Musical: “Cinderella”

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