August 25, 2011


August 25….Buddy Holly Center Summer Showcase - This week's featured act is Thrift Store Cowboys, performing Alternative Country. Performances are every Thursday evening through September 1st. 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 26….The Lubbock Arts Alliance "Preview Night" at the Harvest Festival & Grape Stomp -
This event gives patrons the opportunity to see the event before it is open to the general public. Those in attendance will receive a free wine glass, and hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $40 and available from Select-A-Seat, 770-2000. All proceeds benefit the Lubbock Arts Alliance...your arts council. For more information call 744-2787 or visit or Caprock Winery, 408 East Woodrow Road; 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

August 26….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 Wade Parks . 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 portion of the evening starts at 7:30 p.m.

August 26….Texas Tech School of Music’s Botticelli Quartet and Friends Performing The Four Seasons -
The faculty string quartet and friends will perform the Vivaldi classic in its entirety. Admission is free and open to the public with a reception following in the Garden Room of the church. The performance is made possible by the James G. Allen and Louise Hodges Arts and Lectureship Endowment at St. John’s United Methodist Church. For more information, please call the church office at 762-0123. St. John’s United Methodist Church sanctuary, 15th Street & University Ave; 7:30 p.m.


August 26-27 (repeats September 2-3)….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals presents: "Buddy! The Buddy Holly Story" - A mainstay of the LMM repertoire for the past two years but in the new setting...the Lubbock High School Auditorium, Buddy Holly’s own high school. Conceived by Laurie Mansfield and co-written by Alan Janes and Rob Bettinson with music direction by John Banister and additional stage direction by Gerald Dolter. For Groups of 10 or more will receive $2.00 off per ticket. Please call Select-a-Seat at (806)-770-200 or Toll Free 1-(800)-735-1288. Also you can come to the Main Box Office at the Civic Center to purchase tickets. Lubbock High School Auditorium, 2004- 19th St; 7 p.m.

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 27….Make & Take Rain Barrel Workshop - Come Celebrate the Rain. To celebrate the recent rainfall, the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum is offering 20% OFF the regular rates for the next Make & Take Rain Barrel Workshop! Space is limited, and this is a one-time-only discount! Call 806-790-3921 or email to reserve your space in this month’s workshop. Hodges Community Center, 42nd and University; Noon.

August 27….Kicking and Screaming: The 2nd Annual Tailgating Kickoff Party – Please join the Turning Point Community Church for free BBQ, the Masked Rider, water bouncers and more. Admission is free. Turning Point Community Church, 112th Street and Quaker Ave. Event takes place from Noon – 4 p.m.

August 27….Harvest Festival & Grape Stomp - This event will feature wine, grape stomp, food, music, art, and children’s activities. Admission is $10 for those over 21 years old (includes wine glass) and under 21 receive free admission. The event will feature wine, grape stomp, food, music, art, and children’s activities. For more information call 686-4452 or visit Caprock Winery, located at 408 East Woodrow Road; Noon – 6 p.m.

August 27….Sounds of West Texas Classic Country Music - Featured artists who will be performing classic country, pop nostalgia and gospel music are: Emcee-Billy Don Hampton; Band Members: Danny Cadra, Mike Carraway, Tanner Evans, Bo Garza, Brenda Hopkins, Bryan Martin, Wade McNutt, Jason Newton, Baxter Vaughan, and Mark Wallney; Singing on the show will be: Lynn Alexander, Larry Allen, Brittney Bennett, Susan Browning, Steve Burrus, Danny Cadra, Martin Duckett, Tanner Evans, Bo Garza, Brenda Hopkins, The Martin Country Band; Wade McNutt, Karleigh Porterfield, Shanna Sides, Betty Smith, Keith Smith, Mark Wallney, Terry Westbrook and Tyler Westbrook. Also check out the new Sounds of West Texas Live Music Radio Show every Saturday on AM 580 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. that features local talent! Tickets are on sale at Select-a-Seat and can also be purchased at the door on the evening of the concert. Tickets are $15.00 for adults; $7.00 for children 4-12; $10.00 for college students with ID; $12.00 for groups of 10 or more purchasing tickets together.
Location Note
: Originally scheduled for the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater...however, due to uncompleted renovations there, this show has been moved to the CityBank Auditorium; 7 p.m.

August 27…..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 28….The Veterans of Foreign Wars Sunday Afternoon Singles Dance – The public as well as veterans are invited to attend our Sunday afternoon singles dances. $5:00 BYOB, setups available. Non-smoking and plenty of room to dance and socialize. “The VFW is struggling to stay open for our young and older veterans. We need a place for our young incoming heroes. Only other vets can really underatand where they are coming from and what they have been through. We ask for public support to keep a place open for them and for the public to enjoy a fun time at very little cost," says a thankful Commander White. For more information call 794-9528 or 747-2668. VFW Post 2466, 501 East 114th Street( I-27 / Tahoka Hwy) East on 114th Street; 2 p.m.

This Week's Trivia Question....

This week, we have 2 tickets to The Sounds of West Texas Classic Country Music concert this Saturday night...performed this time at the CityBank Auditorium.

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at using the fun phrase “Now THAT'S Country!” as your subject title.

The Question: The original 45 rpm recording of the song "Big Ball's In Cowtown" was made on a tiny Big Spring, Texas record label. Who wrote and sang this Texas classic?

The deadline for this contest is Friday (that's TOMORROW!) at noon and the winner will be contacted 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!

Sponsor Spotlight:
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August 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

Buddy Holly Center to Celebrate Icon's 75th Birthday with Activities

September 3….Poodle Skirts Workshop - “Hip” chicks are invited to create a wearable work of art! Cut out and decorate your own cool poodle skirt! Younger cool kittens must be able to use scissors to cut cloth or have an adult there to help. Space is limited and pre-registration by August 27 is required. Contact Lisa Howe, Education Coordinator, at 775.3567. Ages: 5 & up; ages 5-8 w/parent. Cost: $10. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Avenue; 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

September 3….Hot Rods Workshop - Here’s a chance for all you Motor Heads out there to design your own hot rod! Rev-up your creativity and turn an unfinished car into a souped-up sports car that really rocks! Younger hot rods will need help from an adult. Space is limited and pre-registration by August 27 is required. Contact Lisa Howe, Education Coordinator, at 775.3567. Ages: 5 & up; ages 5-8 w/parent. Cost: $7. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Avenue; 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

September 7….Buddy Holly’s 75th Birthday Bash - The Buddy Holly Center is excited to announce Buddy’s 75th Birthday Bash in honor of Lubbock’s most famous son, Buddy Holly. Patrons are invited to tour the Center free of charge on Wednesday, September 7th from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. There will be events and activities for the whole family! Children’s make and take activities will be available until 4 p.m.

The Day’s Featured Activites:

Screening of “The Real Buddy Holly Holly Story" - Sir Paul McCartney's masterful 1986 documentary on the life and music of Buddy Holly...featuring interviews with McCartney, friends, and family. 11 a.m.

Buddy Holly Receives His Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame - Live feed generously provided by KCBD NewsChannel 11. Buddy will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, September 7th in Hollywood, California in recognition of his lasting contribution to music. The ceremony will take place in front of the Capitol Records Tower at 1750 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA. Time: 1:30 p.m. (Central)

Guided Tour of the Buddy Holly Gallery
Provided by BHC curator, Jacqueline Bober.
Time: 3:00 – 4 p.m.

Buddy’s Birthday Bash Reception
Buddy’s birthday cake and punch will be served.
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Prophets of Rockabilly (with J.P. McDermott) concert
Prophets of Rockabilly with special guest J.P. McDermott will perform in the Meadows Courtyard
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Jack Neal & Friends
Time: 7:30- 8:00 p.m.
Jack Neal and Friends will play a tribute concert to rock 'n' roll historian Bill Griggs & Buddy Holly in the Meadows Courtyard.

Mike Pritchard & Mark Wallney
Time: 8:00- 8:30 p.m.
Mike Pritchard and Mark Wallney will conclude the events with a tribute performance to rock 'n' roll historian Bill Griggs & Buddy Holly.

Looking at Next Week & Beyond
September 1.....….BubbleFest at Science Spectrum
September 1…......Fun Club Singles "SOS" Monthly Dinner
September 8-10….Cradles 2 Crayons Consignment Sale
September 8-11….23rd Annual National Cowboy Symposium

September 10…....1st Annual Drives Fore Drama
September 10…....Square/Round Dance Federation Dance
October 7-8.......….LCU Fall Musical: “Cinderella”

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