Art and Music Benefit Concert – Starlight – Sunday – 8/25/13

Terlingua, Texas musicians and community to the rescue!

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Musicians for the arts.

*** Want to donate to the Terlingua Arts and Music departments?  Click the paypal “donate” button – all proceeds will go to the Art and Music Departments at the Terlingua School. ***




When I found out that the music and art teachers in Terlingua were buying music and art supplies for their students out of their meagre paychecks, I found myself channeling the Big Lebowski:  “This will not stand!”

As I shared this information with others in the community, the response was pretty much the same.

Rather than focus on why this situation exists, we just fixed it by funding the art and music departments.

On Sunday, August 25th, local artists, musicians and community members gathered at the Starlight Theatre in the Terlingua Ghost Town to raise money for the Terlingua School music and art programs.

We passed the tip jar around, there were silent- and loud- auctions, some people donated by using the above PayPal button – and by the end of the night we had raised over $800.  That will buy a lot of paint, reeds, etc.

The Starlight donated beer and food for the musicians and gave us a great, historic venue for the benefit – thanks Buckner, Sonny, Diego, Kathy and all the rest of the gang at the Starlight!

Many local artists and authors donated their work for the auction, and the bidding was fierce.  All proceeds go to the kids.

Herman and Deanna (High Sierra Bar and Grill) donated a case of beer for the auction.  Ed won.

The musicians donated their time and talent.  We are lucky to live in a community that is so rich in brilliant and giving performers and artists.  Each act played a short set and still the music went on for over six hours.

 

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This little guy was dancing to the music on the dance floor. Carmen rescued it before it got boot-scooted, and it ended up outside- where it belongs. Staff photo: Betsy Blaydes
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Pablo Menudo sang his tales of aliens and walking catfish.
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Laird Considine performed with Ted Arbogast on guitar and Trevor Hickle on bass.
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Jeff Haislip gave his usual brilliant best.
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Jeff Gavin whupped out a set of gorgeous original songs.
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Billy Lord http://BillyLordMusic.com closed out the show – Moses Martinez on drums, Nick Cooper on bass, Joshua on banjo, me on guitar. Staff photo- Betsy Blaydes
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Greg Grymes performed songs from his new CD – Nick on bass, Anna Oakley on fiddle, Moses on harmonica.
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Dancing to the Rocky Top Alien Breeding Experiment band. Staff photo- Betsy Blaydes.
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The Aliens got the room moving.
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The Starlight Theatre.
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Miss Collie Ryan – a local legend.
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Carlos Maxwell, with Ted and Laird Considine. Between ’em, I think these guys have over 75 years residency in the Big Bend.
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Billy Lord – was driving through the Big Bend on a motorcycle with his guitar on his back.
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Deanna and Herman from the High Sierra donated a case of beer for the auction – Thomas was the auctioneer, Ronda displayed the wares.
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Aliens!
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More dancing ensued.
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Alex and Marti Whitmore gave a very professional performance.

 

4 Replies to “Art and Music Benefit Concert – Starlight – Sunday – 8/25/13”

  1. Have you thought about having a silent auction on donated artwork from local artists as well during the jam? Just a thought since it is for the arts as well 🙂 Great idea and congrats to those who are participating 🙂

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