And Then And

Here is a full of list of the 31 guests.
Albarino
’02 Fefinanes – Spain
’01 Pazo de Barrantes –Spain
’01 Morgadio – Spain
Arneis
’95 Malvira – Italy
Chenin Blanc
’02 Aubuisierres Vouvray – France
Cortese
’02 Castelvero –Italy
Gewurztraminer
’99 Weinbach Theo – France
’00 Trimbach – France
‘02 Lawson’s Dry Hills – Australia
02 Gundlach Bundschu Rhinefarm – California
Greco
’01 Botromagno Gravina (w/ Malvasia) – Italy
Gruner Veltliner
’02 Berger Qualitatswein – Austria
Malvasia
’01 Botromagno Gravina (w/Greco) – Italy
Marsanne
’98 Beaucastel Ch-du-Pape (w/Viognier) – France
’00 Treana Mer Soleil (w/Viognier) – California
Moscato d’Asti
’02 Coppo Moncalvina – Italy
Muller-Thurgau
’01 Gries Alto Adige –Italy
Muscat
’01 Trevor Jones Boots (w/ mostly Riesling) – Australia
Pinot Grigio
’01 Produttori St. Maddalena – Italy
Prosecco
‘NV Nino Franco Rustico – Italy
Riesling
’98 Weinbach Theo – France
’01 Trevor Jones Boots (w/ bit of Muscat) – Australia
’01 Richter Estate Qual – Germany
’02 Gunderloch Jean-Baptiste Kab – Germany
Sauvignon Blanc
’01 Ch de Sancerre Sancerre – France
’01 Reverdy Sancerre – France
’01 Crossings – New Zealand
’02 Cloudy Bay – New Zealand
’01 Salvard Cheverny (w/ bit of Chard) – France
Semillon
’01 Torbreck Woodcutter’s White – Australia
Soave
’02 Pra (corked) – Italy
Tocai Friulano
’01 Foffani – Italy
Viognier
’98 Beaucastel Ch-du-Pape (w/ Marsanne) – France
’00 Treana Mer Soleil (w/ Marsanne) – California
’01 Alamosa Wine Cellars – Texas

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Tempranillo (6/03)

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Blind Tasting.
In order of Group Favorites.

June ’03 (Tempranillo)
Black Lick 4 2 22 1 Marques del Puerto Crianza 98 Rioja
Big Beaver 1 1 1 9 2 Gundlach Bundschu 97 Tempranillo, Rhinefarm Vineyards, Sonoma Valley
Virginville 3 9 3 Marques de Murrieta “Neonato” 2000 Rioja
Intercourse 3 6 4 Gundlach Bundschu 96 Tempranillo, Rhinefarm Vineyards, Sonoma Valley
Paradise 1 1 6 5 Campo Viejo Gran Reserva 95 Rioja
Bareville 1 3 5 6 Gundlach Bundschu 98 Tempranillo, Rhinefarm Vineyards, Sonoma Valley
Moon 1 1 5 7 Bodegas Montecillo 95 Gran Reserva Rioja
Blue Ball 1 1 5 8 Casa la Luna Termpranillo 2000, Spain
Bath 3 3 9 Torre Oria 91 Gran Riserva, Utiel-Requena, Valencia Spain
Pleasant Gap 0 none Marques de Murrieta “Ygay” Reserva 98 Rioja
Mount Joy 0 none Vina Lanciano Reserva 96 Rioja
Freedom 0 none Allozo 93 Riserva Tempranillo, La Mancha, Spain
Bird in Hand 0 none Marques de Caceres 94 Reserva Rioja

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Reds under $15 (4/03)

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Blind Tasting at Chateau Randle

April ’03 (bargain-under $15 reds)
My favorites of the night.
1. ’99 Chateau de la Chaize Brouilly
2. ’01 Chateau du Donjon Minervois
3. ’00 Brun LeSec Rasteau
4. ’99 Ciabot Berton Dolcetto D’Alba
5. ’01 Laurent Brusset CDR
6. ’01 Castano Hecula
7. ’01 Falesco Vitiano
8. ’00 Mattei Barbera
9. ’00 Chusclan Les Genets
10. ’01 Zaccagnini Sangiovese
11. ’01 Castano Solanera
12. ’00 Castell
del Remei Gotim Bru
13. ’01 Abadia Retuerta Rivola
14. ’00 Chateau Lauret Pic Saint Lup
Languedoc
15. ’01 Leopardi Fructus Rosso Conero
16. ’00 Coltibuono Chianti Cetamura
17. ’00 Capcanes Mas Donis
18. ’00 Caves des Papes CDR
19. ’99 Coppo L’av Vocata Barbera (off bottle)

(also tasted were ’00 Cayron Gigondas and ’00 Foradori Teroldego-not in same price range-yumyum)

Group favorites.
1. ’00 Chusclan Les Genets
2. ’01 Abadia Retuerta Rivola
3. ’99 Chateau de la Chaize Brouilly
4. ’01 Chateau du Donjon Minervois
4. ’01 Castano Solanera
5. ’01 Laurent Brusset CDR
6. ’00 Caves des Papes CDR
7. ’00 Brun LeSec Rasteau
7. ’01 Zaccagnini Sangiovese
8. ’00 Castell dei Remei Gotim Bru
9. ’00 Mattei Barbera
9. ’00 Coltibuono Chianti Cetamura
10. ’99 Ciabot Berton Dolcetto D’Alba
10. ’01 Falesco Vitiano
10. ’01 Leopardi Fructus Rosso Conero
-no votes-(not in top four for anyone)
’01 Castano Hecula
’00 Capcanes Mas Donis
’00 Chateau Lauret Pic Saint Lup Languedoc
’99 Coppo L’av Vocata Barbera

(also tasted were ’00 Cayron Gigondas and ’00 Foradori Teroldego-not in same price range)

April 22, 2005

SXSWine V (3/03)

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Not Blind Tasting. Chateau Randle.
5th Annual “GoodTasteReport Wine Festival 2003” (previously SXSWine)
(free for all)

My favorites of the night…
1. ‘93 Gaja Sori Tildin
2. ‘94 Clape Cornas (bottle A)
3. ‘95 Gaja Darmagi (Mystery Wine1)
4. ‘95 Gerin Cote-Rotie Champin le Seigneur
5. ‘90 Gaja Barbaresco
6. ‘88 Montrose
7. ‘97 Castello dei Rampolla Sammarco
8. ‘94 Fontodi Flaccianella
9. ‘94 Ridge Monte
Bello
10. ‘95 Pahlmeyer

France
‘88 Montrose
‘94 Montrose
‘95 Montrose
‘95 Calon Segur
‘95 Leoville Las Cases
‘95 Sociando Mallet
‘96 Montrose
‘98 Montrose
‘99 chateau peby faugeres st. emilion
‘00 chateau l’escart cuvee prestige marion

‘94 Gros Vosne-Romanee Clos des Reas
‘94 Tempier Bandol la Tourtine
‘95 Bastide Blanche Bandol
‘97 jadot echezeau
‘97 jadot vosne-romanee les suchots

‘85 Guigal Cote-Rotie
‘94 Colombo Cornas Les Ruchets
‘94 Clape Cornas
‘94 Voge Cornas
‘94 Gerin Cote-Rotie Les Grandes Places
‘95 Gerin Cote-Rotie Champin le Seigneur
‘95 Chapoutier Hermitage Sizeranne
‘96 Chapoutier Saint-Joseph Deschants
‘96 Voge Cornas (old vines)
‘96 Guigal Cote-Rotie
‘97 Guigal Cote-Rotie
‘98 Guigal Cote-Rotie
‘98 guigal gigondas
‘98 Closiers Chateauneuf-du-Pape
‘98 Guigal Chateauneuf-du-Pape
‘98 Gardine Chateauneuf-du-Pape
‘98 Pegau Chateauneuf-du-Pape
‘99 domaine du pavillon-mercurol crozes hermitage
‘99 Guigal Cote-Rotie
‘99 feraud brunel rasteau
‘99 Vieux Telegraph Chateauneuf-du-Pape
‘99 Dom. Brusset Gigondas Haut Montmirail
‘99 Sorrel Hermitage Vignon
‘00 caves des papes cdr
‘00 Feraud-Brunel Cairanne
‘00 Vidal Fleury Saint Joseph
‘00 Beaucastel Chateaneuf-du-Pape


Italy
‘90 Gaja Barbaresco
‘93 Gaja Barbaresco Sori Tildin
‘96 Ciabot Berton Barolo Roggeri
‘97 Cascina Morassino Barbaresco
‘99 bricco botti dolcetto di dogliani

‘88 la sorte amarone vigneti di jago
‘90 Castelgreve Chianti Classico Riserva
‘92 feudi di san gregorio taurasi
‘93 Soldera Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
‘94 Fontodi Flaccianella
‘95 Fontodi Syrah
‘95 Foradori Karanar
‘95 Fuligni Brunello di Montalcino Cottimelli
‘95 Tenuta Friggiali Brunello di Montalcino
‘95 gaja darmagi (mystery wine1)
‘96 Poderi Aldo Conterno Barolo Colonnello
‘97 s. maddalena cab alto adage (mystery wine2)
‘97 Castello dei Rampolla Sammarco
‘99 Antinori Tignanello
‘00 Foradori Teroldego Rotaliano

Spain
‘94 pesquera reserve especial
‘97 Montebaco Ribera
del Duero Crianza
‘98 Remirez de Ganuza Rioja Reserva

Australia
‘95 Salitage
‘97 Jasper Hill Shiraz Georgia’s Paddock
‘97 leeuwin estate cab sauv art series
‘98 trevor jones dry grown Barossa shiraz
‘98 Warrenmang Shiraz
‘99 d’Arenberg Ironstone Pressings
‘01 cockatoo ridge shiraz
‘01 Torbreck Woodcutter’s Red

United States
‘85 freemark abbey sycamore vineyards cab sauv
‘88 dunn cab sauv
‘91 Louis Martini Cab Sauv
‘93 Philip Togni Cab Sauv
‘93 dunn cab sauv howell
‘94 Ridge Monte Bello
‘94 Keenan Cab Sauv Spg. Mtn. Hillside Estate
‘94 Gallo Sonoma Barelli Creek Cab Sauv
‘94 Heitz Cab Sauv
‘95 Bell Cab Sauv
‘97 Constant Cab Sauv
‘97 Hourglass Cab Sauv

‘96 Beringer Cab Franc

‘95 pahlmeyer
‘97 Flora Springs Trilogy
‘97 Sullivan Coeur de Vigne
‘00 carlisle dry creek valley syrah
‘00 chehalem pinot noir 3 vineyard

‘97 Rocking Horse Zin Fat Lady Sings
‘99 Howell Mtn Vineyards Zin Black Sears
‘99 Biale Zin Monte Rosso

2 Mystery Wines & NV Night Train

-95 wines-

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Southern Rhone (3/03)

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Blind Tasting.

my favourites…”S.Rhone Red”
1.

‘00 Ch. St.

Cosme Gigondas(Princess Leia)
2. ‘01 L. Brusset CDR(ObiWonKenobe)
3. ‘00 Feraud Brunel Cairanne(Queen Amidalah)
4. ‘99 Caillou Quartz Chat-du-Pape(Anakin)
5. ‘00 Cayron Gigondas(4 Lom)
6. ‘00 Beaucastel Chat-du-Pape(Luke Skywalker)
7. ‘00 Vieux Telegraph Chat-du-Pape(Quai Gon Jin)
8. ‘99 Torbreck Steading(Hans Solo)
9. ‘01 Chaume Arnaud CDR(Ewok)
10.

‘00 Ch. St.

Roch CDR(Droid)
11. ‘00 Cuvee 3 Messes Basses Ventoux(R2D2)
12. ‘99 Vieux Mas Papes Chat-du-Pape(Darth Vader)
13. ‘00 Vidal Fleury CDR(Yoda)

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Port Tasting (2/03)

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Not Blind Tasting.
Port Tasting @ Chateau Randle

’37 Warres Colheita
’63 Grahams (my tied winner)
’63 Warres
’63 Nieport Colheita
’70 Dow’s
’70 Burmester
’76 Nieport Colheita
’77 Dow’s (my tied winner)
’77 Warres
’77 Smith Woodhouse
’77 Delaforce
’77 Croft
’77 Sandeman
’80 Dow’s
’80 Taylor Fladgate
’80 Smith Woodhouse
’83 Dow’s
’83 Nieport Colheita
’85 Dow’s
’85 Rocha
’85 Burmester
’95 Rocha
’94 Dow’s (way too young)
’94 Fonseca (way too young)
‘NV Yalumba Muscat Tawny
‘NV Campbell’s Tocai

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Free For All (12/02)

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Not Blind Tasting.

wines tasted, in my ‘favorites’ order (from Saturday night).
1. 1995 gaja barbaresco (
italy)
2. 1995 sociando mallet (
france)
3. 1996 chapoutier cornas (
france)
4. 1996 foradori granato (
italy)
5. 1990 pol roger churchill (
france)
6. 2000 vieux telegraphe chateauneuf-du-pape (
france)
7. 1998 classic mclaren grenache reserve (austrailia)
9. 1995 chartogne taillet (
france)
10. 1995 neyers cabernet sauvignon (
usa)
11. 1995 salitage (austrailia)
12. 1997 guigal cote-rotie (
france)
13. 1993 hofstatter lagrein (
italy)
14. 2000 foradori teroldego (
france)
15. 1996 villa matilde falerno del massico (
italy)
16. 1990 dampierre grande annee (
france)
17. 1997 montelena cabernet sauvignon estate (
usa)
18. 1996 pieve santo restituta brunello rennina (
italy)- off
19. 1996 schlumberger syrah (
usa)
20. 1999 foradori teroldego (
italy)
21. –NV bollinger (
france)
22. 1997 jasper hill georgia’s paddock
shiraz (austrailia)
23. 1996 jade mountain syrah hudson vineyard (
usa)
24. 1995 ramitello (
italy)

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Taste of Wine

Private wine tastings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
South by South Wine, held every March, is the annual wine festival moving into its 8th year. Tastings are usually conducted blind. Incredible wine, food, and conversations.

Results from some of the past wine tastings are posted in the Categories section under “Taste of Wine”.

Here are the links.
Tuesday Tastings Results

Sidecar Tastings Results

 

 

Gunslingin’ Rating System

Wines are rated on 3 different scales, with the following in mind…
(a general retail price is given in U.S. Dollars)

GRADE
(considering what the varietal/land are capable of – scale of “A”, “B”, “C”, “F”)

VALUE/WORTH RETAIL PRICE?
(gregometer)
(’Best-of-Breed’ value in its particular market – how the asked retail price matches with competition)
( “=” or “+” is assessed as a value in its market )
( “-” is assessed as overpriced in its market )

STAR-BUY SYSTEM

(***** – 5 star scale saying how much “you should buy this wine!”)

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Here is an example.

‘95 Ch Randle Syrah “$25″ “A+” “+15″ “*****”

Vintage: 1995
Producer: Chateau Randle
Region/Varietal: Syrah
General U.S. Retail Price: $25
Grade: A+ (great example of high potential of Syrah!)
Value: This wine is worth the Best at $40 (Incredible Value! It is a $25 wine!)
Out of 5 Stars: ***** (so, you should buy this wine!)

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April 22, 2005

Taste of Scotch in Autumn 2004

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Not Blind Tasting. Chateau Randle.

2nd Annual Good Taste Report Single Malt Scotch Tasting
November 13, 2004.
58 Whiskies.


Highland…………………………………………… (44 Single Malts+14 Others)
Balvenie 17 (
Islay Cask)

Dallas Dhu 20 (Signatory)(’78)
Deerstalker 18
Glendronach 15
Glenfarclas 10
Glenfarclas 17
Glengoyne 1 6 (Sherry Cask)
Glenmorangie 10
Glenrothes 12 (Whyte & Whyte)
Glenrothes 16 (’82)
Glentromie 17
Glenturret 25 (Hart Bros.)

Highland Park 12

Highland Park 17 (
Murray McDavid)(’79)
Imperial 16 (Signatory)
Knockando 14 (’78)
Oban 14
Tamnavulin 10
Tomatin 20
Tomatin 37 (Duncan Taylor)(’65)
Tamnavulin 10

Lowland………………………………………………
Littlemill 17

Campbeltown………………………………………
Longrow 10
Longrow 10 (’94)
Springbank 10
Springbank 12 (100 proof)
Springbank 15
Springbank 28 (Murray McDavid)(’69)
Springbank 32 (’62)


Islay………………………………………………………
Ardbeg 10
Ardbeg 17
Ardbeg 20 (’77)
Ardbeg 20 (’78)
Ardbeg 22 (’78)(Gordon & MacPhail)
Ardbeg Provenance
Bowmore 12
Bowmore Darkest
Bunnahabhain 12
Caol Ila 12 (Cooper’s Choice)(’82)
Caol Ila 18
Lagavulin 16
Laphroaig 10
Laphroaig 15
Port Ellen 19 (McGibbon’s)(’82)

Scotch Blends(to compare)………………………………………………………
Chivas Regal 12
Compass Box Asyla
Dewar’s White
Dewar’s 12
Johnnie Walker Gold
Johnnie Walker Green Pure Malt 15
Mitchell’s 12 (Springbank)
Prime Malt 15 (Laphroaig)
White Horse

Irish(to compare)…………………………………………………..
Connemara (Irish)
Erin Go

Bragh
Knappogue
Castle (’90)

Knappogue
Castle (’93)
Redbreast 12 (Irish)

 

November 12, 2005

Gnappy on 12…

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Saturday, November 12, 9:30 pm ’til closing
at The ELEPHANT ROOM
315 Congress

Austin

“Smart , sharp and boogie – rock & roll reality braced with bop chops.” –
Austin Chronicle

“High energy charms . . . ominous single-line hooks . . . face-slapping
hip-hop.” – Jazz Times

“iiii – these guys exude a contagious, in-your-face attitude coupled with a
brash irreverence that lends itself irretrievably to an original voice in an
increasingly crowded field.” – Austin Chronicle

“Gnappy does the jazz/funk bump ‘n’ grind with grace and fire.” – High Bias

“All the down-and-dirty funk sensibilities of George Clinton [with] a spacy,
acid-jazz edge . . . this is exciting, listener-involved music, with hooks
that keep you on the tip of your toes.” – Music Revue

“Oh mama, they may hail from
Austin, Texas, but this band is pure

New
Orleans jazz-funk . . . creating music that is at once smoky and ebullient.”

Lafayette Daily Advertiser


Gnappy

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October 3, 2005

“Vine to Wine” Fundraiser…

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Tuesday, October 4, 2005
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Please come support “Texas Parent to Parent“ at the beautiful courtyard setting of the

LBJ
Wildflower
Center…

Relax on an October Tuesday evening with a fabulous array of import cheeses, gourmet appetizers, and outstanding wines paired by the folks at Central Market – Westgate. Listen to the jazz band, Django’s Moustache, play the repertoire of the legendary king of gypsy swing Django Reinhardt. There will be an extensive silent auction with lots of fun and valuable items, which will help raise much needed funds for the not for profit.

Here’s a sampling of what’s on deck!

1. The Cheeses – Bleu d’Auvergne, Ossau Iraty, Saint Nectaire, Idiazabal, Manchego (aged 12 months), Redwood Hill Plain Chevre, Australian White Cheddar, Capriole O’Banon, Gouda (medium aged).

2. The Apps – Stuffed Dates, Red & Green Grapes, Turkish Apricots, French Baguettes, Candied Walnuts, Sliced Honeycrisp Apples, Cippolini Onions, Divina Tomatoes, Gold Raspberries, Bosc Pears, Grape Tomatoes, Proscuitto Wrapped Asparagus, Almond Stuffed Olives, CM’s Famous Marinated Mozzarella, Sun-dried Tomato Stuffed Olives, Mediterranean Stuffed Mushrooms, Stuffed Artichoke Heart Hors d’Oeuvres, Grilled Vegetables, Dolmas, Brownies, Dessert Bars, etc.

3. The Wines – Sparkling: Casalnova Prosecco from northern
Italy. Whites: Jibe Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand, Belvedere Chardonnay from Sonoma, CA, Bocce Pinot Grigio from CA, Cuevas de Castillo Verdejo from Spain. Rose: Sofia Coppola Rose from CA. Reds: Spadina Nero d’Avola from Sicily, Italy, Bel Glos (Caymus) Pinot Noir from Sonoma, CA, Hayman & Hill Meritage from CA, Hess Estate Cabernet Sauvignon from CA, Dievole Rinascimiento from Tuscany, Italy, Saturday Red Blend from CA.

4. The Silent Auction – Wines: 6 Liter Bottle of 2002 Caymus Special Select Cabernet Sauvignon ($1250 value directly from the winery, various vintages significantly more expensive elsewhere online) Minimum Start Bid: $500. 1.5 Liter Bottle of Antinori Tenuta Marchese ($120 retail value) Min. Start Bid: $45. 3 Liter Bottle of Kenwood Wolf “Jack London” Cabernet Sauvignon ($160 retail value) Min. Start Bid: $75. Plus other famous large format wine bottles. Non-Wine Items: Two Night Stay in Westin La Cantera (San Antonio) Hill Country View Luxury Retreat ($600 fair market value), Two Night Stay and Golf for Two at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines resort (Opening June, 2006) ($600 fair market value), Half-Day Luxury Spa and lunch at Barton Creek Resort ($375 fair market value). There will be artwork, jewelry, accessories and lots of gift certificates for places like gyms and restaurants such as Eddie Vs, Roaring Fork, Shady Grove, Green Mesquite, etc. There will be over 70 different silent auction items, and the aforementioned items are meant to give you an idea of the type of items that will be available. You may purchase all auction items with major credit cards at the event.

The goal is to raise funds for a very worthy cause, and to have a lot of fun in doing so. We are hoping to be blessed with your support. I look forward to meeting you there, and look forward to bidding on some of the silent auction items as well!

This fundraiser helps Austin-based TEXAS PARENT TO PARENT help families of children with disabilities, chronic illness, and other special needs throughout the state of
Texas.

The

Lady
Bird
Johnson
Wildflower
Center
4801
La Crosse,
Austin, Texas
78739

For tickets go to
Texas Parent to Parent or contact:
Texas Parent to Parent,

3710 Cedar Street, Box 12, Austin, TX

. 78705
512.458.8600
866.896.6001

Tickets – $35 in advance and $40 at the door

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September 19, 2005

Austin Cares Concert Benefit 9/28/05.

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The
Paramount and State Theatres announce the ‘Austin Cares: From 1 Music Capital To Another,’ a concert benefiting local non-profits helping the evacuees of Hurricane Katrina. The event will be held on September 28th at the Paramount Theatre and will feature headliners including Ray Benson, Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmy LaFave, Reckless Kelly, Bruce Robison, Ruthie Foster, Eric Johnson and more. “Our benefit will have a slight twist all money raised will be donated to local nonprofits that will see an increase in service requests from our new friends in town,” said Ken Stein, Executive Director. “These nonprofits will start to feel the effects soon and over the next several months, and we want to try and help them as much as possible.”

Ticket prices range from $20 to $100 for ‘Relief Tickets.’ Each Relief Ticket includes premium seating and underwrites one ticket that will be given to a hurricane-evacuee. “We plan to have multiple ticket price levels so that everyone can afford to support the effort, and we will also make 200 tickets available at no charge to anyone who has been evacuated to
Austin,” Stein said. “We’ll be counting on the continued generosity of businesses and individuals to hit our fundraising goals, but we can sure promise them a priceless entertainment experience and opportunity to help the community in this time of need.” Tickets will go on sale Friday, September 16 at noon by calling (866) 4GET-TIX or by going
online.

“The Paramount & State Theatres’ goal is to help the community deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in the best way we know how by providing a great entertainment experience that people of all types will enjoy, and to support our fellow nonprofits in the greater Austin area in the mission to help those who are making Austin their new community,” said Ken Stein. “The outpouring of support from Austin has just been incredible with all of the donations, volunteers, and fundraising events,” Stein said.

A formal grant process that will be administered by Austin Community Foundation in conjunction with Charity Partners of Austin will distribute all proceeds from the event. “Austin Community Foundation fully supports these efforts,” said Richard Slaughter, ACF Executive Director. “It will be very important to help the local nonprofits who are going to see an influx of requests for help.” “Charity Partners of Austin will lend our resources to help with the grant reviews,” said
Alan Luecke, Co-Founder. “We’re all about raising funds for the community through music and the arts so this is something we really want to help out on.” Instructions for grant requests will be posted Wednesday, September 14 on the
Paramount
home page.

Not only has
Austin’s best-known celebrities donated their talent and time but several organizations have offered their services for free in order to maximize the show’s fundraising potential. In addition to underwriting and hosting the show, The Paramount Theatre has partnered with Stagehands & Projectionists Union I.A.T.S.E. Local 205 and with Big House Sound to provide all sound equipment and crew free of charge. GetTix.net the theatre’s ticketing service that has agreed to waive all service fees.

Paramount Theatre Tickets
Charity Partners of Austin
Austin Community Foundation

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September 16, 2005

Cajunfest 9/16/05.

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First Annual Cajunfest…
presented by East Fifth Street Entertainment
(great parties. great causes)

Friday. September 16,

2005
Noon-Dark
East 5th Street

(2 blocks east of IH35)

Homemade Jambalaya
Red Beans, Rice & Sausage
Muffalettas
Abita Beer & Root Beer

Live Music begins at 4pm
Dr. Zog
Charles Thibadeaux with special guests

Hurricane Katrina donations and a portion of all proceeds will be presented to Mobile Loaves & Fishes

East Fifth Street Entertainment
2 Dine 4 Fine Catering
Progress Coffee
Mobile Loaves & Fishes

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September 2, 2005

Austin Out & About…

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Having a Sip…
Cafe Bleu
Café Mundi
Draught Horse
Flightpath
Flipnotics
Gingerman
Hotel San Jose
Iguana Grill
La Dolce Vita
Malaga
Mozart’s
Oasis
Opal Divine’s
Pacha
Ruta Maya
Shoal Creek Saloon
Siena
Spider House
Starlite
Wink Winebar

Local Music/Bands
1001 Nights Orchestra (middle eastern/world)
American Analog Set
Jake Andrews (rock/blues)
…And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead
Doyle Bramhall II (rock/blues)
Michael Fracasso (folk singer/songwriter)
Glover Gil (piano)
Gnappy (alyrical funked-jazz)
Eric Johnson
Jeff Klein (singer/songwriter)
Lucky Strikes (jazz/swing)
Malford Milligan (former singer of Storyville, Funky London)
Oliver Rajamani
Resentments (blues/folk/rock/good time-early show at Saxon Sundays)
Ted Roddy (funfunfun-former singer of Naughty Ones)
Bob Schneider (former singer of Ugly Americans)
Dave Sebree (jazz/rock/producer)
Spoon (rock)
Tosca (original modern tango)
Vallejo (pop/rock)
Jimmie Vaughan (blues)
Wan Santo Condo (loud, dark rock)
Dale Watson (country/rockabilly)

Eye Popcorn
Lake Travis
State Capitol
Parks and Wildlife (Look below at biking and hiking)

6th Street

Warehouse District
South Congress
37th Street Christmas Lights (Christmas time)
South by Southwest Film Festival (March)
South by Southwest Music Festival (March)
Capital 10,000 (race)
Motorola Race (race)

Mt.
Bonnell (highest point in
Austin)

Frugal Events
Various festivals year round
Zilker Park (358 acre park-many events year round)
Free music shows around town (Central Market, Arboretum, Zilker Park, etc.)
Theatre in the

Park
Pecan Street

Festival
Halloween downtown

Day Trips
Alamosa Wine Cellars (Bend Winery)
Fredericksburg (Nimitz Museum, restaurants, wineries, bed & breakfasts)
Lincoln Street Wine Market (Fredericksburg Winebar/Wineshop)
Mountain Bike Trails/Ranches (various)
New Braunfels (tubing, rafting, swimming)
San Antonio (Alamo, Fiesta Texas, Liberty Bar, River Walk, Spurs)

Biking & Hiking
Barton Creek Greenbelt
Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center
Town Lake Hike & Bike
Veloway
Walnut Creek Greenbelt

Swimming
Barton Springs (Zilker Park)
Deep Eddy
Hamilton Pool
Krause Springs (Spicewood)
Paleface Park (Lake Travis)
Twin Falls (Barton Creek Greenbelt)
Windy Point (Lake Travis)

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September 1, 2005

Katrina Volunteers Needed at Tony Burger Center…

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If you are able to help, please do. You can also take a look at: City of Austin Office of Emergency Management

You can help Hurricane Katrina victims and refugees by donating money online or over the phone.
Red Cross: 1-800-435-7669 (1-800-HELP-NOW) http://www.redcross.org

Aid groups say the cost of transportation and logistics associated with food, clothing or other non-monetary donations will hinder Katrina aid efforts.

Other groups are also helping:
Salvation Army: 1-800-725-2769 http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/
United Way: http://www.unitedway.org/ – The American Red Cross has opened a shelter in Austin for evacuees from Hurricane Katrina who made it to Austin. They will not be able to return home for at least several days. The shelter is at the Toney Burger Center, a special events-athletic facility operated by the Austin Independent School District located on U. S. Highway 290 West in Sunset Valley. Anyone from the hurricane stricken area who needs shelters should call the local American Red Cross at 877-929-1224.

Louisiana refugees are asked to call before returning home:
Louisiana State Police Hotline 1-800-469-4828

Austin Area: The Red Cross needs money, but they also need volunteers.
Wayne Bresenel, Red Cross CenTex Executive Director, stated that they
need help in the Austin office ( Pershing Drive off of Airport Blvd) to
handle phone calls, scheduling, and gathering information. They also
need volunteers to go to the

Tony
Burger
Center (
South Austin) to help
with the people who are being re-located there. Help is needed at all
hours, and will be needed through the weekend. The Red Cross can also
use donations of hotel size shampoo, lotion and soap.

If you can help, call Barbara at 512 929 1225 to volunteer.


Dallas: Many people are being evacuated to Reunion Arena. They are
asking for donations of soaps, shampoos, blankets, cleaning supplies,
etc. Organizations who want to make donations outside of monetary
donations need to call the American Red Cross In-Kind donation area at
214-678-4216 and be prepared to list the donated items along with the
monetary value of each item. The American Red Cross will either ask you
to come to the distribution center to drop the donation off or they may
direct the organization to take the items directly to Reunion Arena. NO
ITEMS SHOULD BE TAKEN DIRECTLY TO
REUNION ARENA WITHOUT A RELEASE FROM
THE IN-KIND DONATION AREA FIRST.

We also understand that people are being re-located to the Astrodome in

Houston, but we don’t have detailed information on that as of yet.

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August 19, 2005

Gnappy at the Elephant

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“All the down-and-dirty funk sensibilities of George Clinton [with] a spacy,
acid-jazz edge . . . this is exciting, listener-involved music, with hooks
that keep you on the tip of your toes.” – Music Revue

Saturday. August 20, 2005.
Elephant Room. Austin in the Texas.
9:30 – close.

Gnappy
Elephant Room

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July 26, 2005

Mars Spectacular – August 2005…

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The Red Planet is about to be spectacular!

This month and next, Earth is catching up with Mars in an encounter that will culminate in the closest approach between the two planets in recorded history. The next time Mars may come this close is
in 2287. Due to the way Jupiter’s gravity tugs on Mars and perturbs its orbit, astronomers can only be
certain that Mars has not come this close to Earth in the Last 5,000 years, but it may be as long as
60,000 years before it happens again..

The encounter will culminate on August 27th when Mars comes to within 34,649,589 miles of Earth and
will be (next to the moon) the brightest object in the night sky. It will attain a magnitude of -2.9
and will appear 25.11 arc seconds wide. At a modest 75-power magnification

Mars will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye.

Mars will be easy to spot. At the beginning of August it will rise in the east at 10p.m.
and reach its azimuth at about 3 a.m.

By the end of August when the two planets are closest, Mars will rise at nightfall and reach its
highest point in the sky at 12:30a.m. That’s pretty convenient to see something that no human being has
seen in recorded history. So, mark your calendar at the beginning of August to see Mars grow
progressively brighter and brighter throughout the month.

Share this with your children and grandchildren.
NO ONE ALIVE TODAY WILL EVER SEE THIS AGAIN
(passed along from Martha McGarry)

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July 23, 2005

“Live 2005, For the Kids” – August 27 & 28

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Support two great charities helping
Austin kids and families, while enjoying a weekend of incredible music and entertainment. Fundraiser sponsored by Charity Partners of Austin. All profits will benefit Any Baby Can (www.abcaus.org) and Odyssey School (www.odysseyschool.com).

The weekend will have something for everyone:

VIP Dinner and Early Show: Saturday August 27th 6:30 to 8:30, at the
Thistle Café on 6th and Lavaca: You will –
* Park for free in the Thistle Café parking garage.
* Enjoy complimentary food and drinks.
* Hear music from legendary blues pianist Pinetop Perkins, recent winner of
a Grammy for Lifetime Achievement.
* Have an opportunity to bid on an amazing set of auction items including an
electric keyboard signed by Pinetop Perkins and Marcia Ball, guitars signed
by several celebrities, ‘VIP Night on the Town’ packages, a private movie-watching
party at the Paramount, and a trip to a private resort on Kauai, Hawaii
including lodging and airfare.
* Learn more about our two charity partners, Any Baby Can and Odyssey
School, and meet many of their members.

Evening Show: Saturday August 27th 9:00, at Antones on 5th and Lavaca:
After the VIP dinner, you can walk a block down to Antones and enjoy:
* A smoke-free and all-ages show in Austin’s home of the blues, Antones.
Bring your teenagers!
* Special musical guests starting at 9:00.
* Irma Thomas, the Soul Queen of New Orleans, with a first set at 10:00.

Family Matinee: Sunday August 28th 2:00 – 5:30, at La Zona Rosa on

612
W.4th St.

: How about an afternoon of music and fun that you can bring your
kids to?
* Air-conditioned and smoke-free comfort.
* Music from Sara Hickman, Grupo Fantasma, Inside Out Steel Drum Band,
Bedichek Mariachi band, opera singers, gospel choir, dancers, and more!
* Kid-friendly activities and refreshments.

Tickets for the VIP dinner are on sale through the Any Baby Can website at
http://www.abcaus.org under the ‘Events’ section of their home page.
The VIP ticket includes parking, free food/drinks and the early show at
Thistle Café, and admission to the late show at Antones, all for just $75.

General admission tickets to Antones for $20 and to La Zona Rosa for only $7
(kids <15 just $2) may be purchased at the door or in advance through Star
Tickets, http://www.startickets.com when they go on sale.

Can’t make it to the events but want to support the cause? Buy a raffle
ticket! Prizes include airfare and lodging in a private house in Lake
Tahoe, a Fender Stratocaster signed by Jimmie Vaughn, Dell computers, free
dinner vouchers from top Austin restaurants, and more. Raffle tickets are
$10 each or 3/$25 and can be purchased online through the Any Baby Can
website.

For more information on events or our organization, check out our website at
http://www.charitypartnersofaustin.org

Hope to see you there!

Cheers,
Alan Luecke

Charity Partners of Austin
Any Baby Can
Odyssey School
Star Tickets

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July 13, 2005

Clifford Antone’s History of Rock & Roll Series…

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Your hosts…Kevin Kettler, Jeff Savage, and
Alan Luecke… (Charity Partners of Austin)
invite you…

One World Theatre.
Recurring Wednesdays for awhile…
Opening night begins @ 6 P.M., July 20, 2005!

Clifford teaches a college course at UT Austin and Texas State San Marcos on the history of rock and roll, from Elvis through Stevie Ray. He is re-creating the course at One World on Wednesdays through September. His classes include very cool audio and video clips, not to mention personal stories in meeting many of these legends. It promises to be an awesome experience for anyone who likes music!

Our pre-party starts at 6:00, and the class starts at 7:00. Tickets for the class are purchased directly from One World for $35 at the door or in advance by credit card.
See the One World Website (link below) for more details on the series, or to buy tickets.

Please forward this to any friends who might be interested!
RSVP is required!

7701 Bee Caves Rd,Austin,TX

View Map
When: Wednesday, July 20, 6:00pm

Charity Partners of Austin
Clifford’s Series
One World Theatre

July 6, 2005

Everything Tea Seminar – August 27, 2005…

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“Everything You Wanted to Know About Tea”

Tea Embassy
Saturday. August 27, 2005.
1 – 5 P.M.
$50 (by reservation)

Tea Embassy Austin

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