Comedia en Español
All-Spanish comedy show on stage tonight at Corkys
By DAVID STONE, Our Town Temple
Mysia Chabert has been performing, hosting and producing comedy shows at Corkys Wine & Beer for more than a year. Tonight, she’s going to do something a little different.
“It’s comedy night at Corkys,” she said. “But this time, the entire show is in Spanish. As far as I can tell — and I’ve done some research — this will be Temple’s first all-Spanish comedy show.”
Mysia, a Temple resident, is a veteran of the comedy world.
“I’ve been working in Fort Worth for about six years, and I’ve done shows and produced shows all over Texas and New Mexico, and in Los Angeles,” she said. “I’ve also performed in New York and Puerto Rico — that’s where I’m originally from.”
When asked how she came to be a comedy show host in Temple, Mysia laughed: “I really don’t know.”
“Before Dan (Elder) opened Corkys, someone mentioned that if he was going to have comedy, he might want to talk to me,” she said. “I had been doing comedy shows in Killeen and I was living in Temple. Someone mentioned my name, but I have no idea who. But Dan called, and here I am!”
Mysia will be hosting tonight’s Comedia en Espanol, and she also will be on stage.
“There will be six performers, including myself,” she said. “This is a really, really funny lineup.”
The headliner for the show is Jepherson Guevara, a veteran Latino comedian.
“Jepherson is a big name,” Mysia said. “He does a lot of shows by himself — he has one coming up in Killeen. He has been doing Spanish comedy for years, and he is one of my favorites.”
“Jepherson and I did a radio show together in Fort Worth and we’ve done some Spanish shows in Fort Worth and New York,” she said.
Other popular acts to perform tonight are Jesus “Midnite” Castillo, Macho, Kiko Villamizar and Fernando “Panda” Chacon.
“Midnight is a veteran comedian,” Mysia said. “He does comedy in English and Spanish, but tonight it’s all Spanish.”
“Panda and I also have worked together,” she said. “We’ve been doing non-stop comedy for three years. English or Spanish, he kills. He’s performed at Corkys before, but he did his act in English.”
Mysia said tickets for tonight’s show are $20 for general admission and $25 for VIP seating around the stage.
“Tickets are selling,” she said. “We’ve sold a bunch online.”
“This show is exciting. It could be a whole new game for Downtown Temple. Expanding into the Latino community is going to be awesome.”
Mysia compared Corkys to the popular television show Cheers.
“I see some of the same faces every time I get on stage. People are coming out and coming back. Like Norm, everyone now knows my name.”
SATURDAY | MARCH 5, 2022
AROUND TOWN: first Friday downtown
Apparently, this young lady couldn’t make up her mind at Cha Community on opening day, so she went the two-fisted route. The drinks must have been good because she was all smiles! David Stone photo
Precious Memories owner Saleese Thompson, local children’s book author Charre Sisk Smith and Santa Claus (wearing a little St. Patrick’s Day green) greet visitors during First Friday! David Stone photo
Elizabeth Garcia shows off her colorful Mexican apparel and accessories during a First Friday block party on the South 1st Street block that houses Mexiko Cafe and Treno’s Pizzeria & Tap Room. David Stone photo
Members of the KCD band get in the groove Friday night on South First Street. The Band specializes in throwback country and rock, and they were part of a block party in front of Fire Base Brewing Company. David Stone photo
The attendant at the Black Axe throwing trailer takes aim at a target. Black Axe is a First Friday regular. David Stone photo
The Virtuoso Violins from Academie Musique warm up at The Hub before making their rounds during First Friday. The group played a selection of classical music and made five stops during the evening. David Stone photo
A Mardi Gras reveler dances to a Zydeco beat at Total Elegance Creations on Friday in Downtown Temple. David Stone photo
A street-party vendor smiles at a customer on South First Street. Vendor booths were set up in celebration of Mardi Gras and Saint Patrick’s Day, the themes for the March First Friday. David Stone photo
Live music from Astron+55 was part of the fun at one of the two street parties on South 1st. David Stone photo
An artist gets a little help as she displays her creations at the Artist-2-Artist Showcase in Main Street Plaza during First Friday. David Stone photo
Prayer service for Ukraine is March 9
A prayer service for the people of Ukraine will be held at 12:05 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, at Christ Episcopal Church in Downtown Temple.
The service also will be livestreamed on Christ Episcopal Church’s Facebook page, https://facebook.com/christchurchtx.
“This service will have a mediation for Olga of Kiev, the patron saint of Ukraine, and special prayers for peace and for the people of that country,” said Ami Hooper, communications director for Christ Episcopal Church.
The church is located in Downtown Temple at 300 N. Main St.
Tickets on sale for Salado’s Northbound & Down Music Festival
The Northbound & Down Music Festival opens March 11 at Barrow Brewing Co. in Salado and features musicians from as close as Temple and as far away as Canada.
This annual music festival supports the Salado Montessori School. Tickets are on sale now.
“This three day music festival will feature an eclectic mix of international and Texas musicians,” said KD Hill, co-owner of Barrow Brewing. “There will be vendors, activities for children and an amazing music lineup.”
Laced & Found will be painting a mural during the festival on Saturday, and the Bubble Magician will also make an appearance with interactive bubble-fun for all ages by the creek.
The festival kicks off on Friday evening with a free concert featuring Lilly & the Implements.
“Lilly Milford fronts the ensemble with Jon Napier and Wes Perryman able to take the lead, too,” KD said. “Their songwriting and delivery is the definition of Texas Music, blending Rock and Country.”
“Saturday means live music and vendors all day with the gates opening at 11 a.m.,” she said. Food trucks will be on site.
JayWood headlines at 8:15 p.m. JayWood is the pseudonymous indie-alternative project of Jeremy Haywood-Smith from Winnipeg, Manitoba.
“JayWood carries a unique sound that has been entirely self-taught, and manages to combine indie-pop with jazz chords and a psychedelic feel,” KD added. “His music is heart-felt and therapeutic at its core, but hosts a feel-good dance party at live performances.”
Sunday continues with music starting at 1 p.m. from Dallas-based Caftan, featuring folk-rock psychedelia. The festival closes with the return of Living Hour, a quintet creating heartsick synth pop with sweeping emotive vocals.
“Living Hour performed at Northbound and Down in 2019 and the brewery is excited to welcome the Canada-based band back to Texas,” KD said.
“This year there will also be VIP experiences offered. These limited VIP tickets will include unique art making opportunities at the brewery’s surrounding art studios. Guests can choose to blow their own glass mug, join a painting party, or make their own sterling silver ring.”
Here’s the complete band lineup:
Tickets for Saturday and Sunday events may be purchased at:
BREAKING NEWS: Holy Trinity hires new principal
Fred Valle has been named permanent principal of Holy Trinity Catholic High School, bringing more than 20 years of experience in Catholic school leadership to his new position. Valle’s experience includes 15 years as a principal and former school superintendent for the Diocese of Laredo. He also has served as principal of several Catholic schools in Austin and San Antonio. Dr. Allen Barkis, chairman of the Holy Trinity school board, said Valle has done “an amazing job” while serving as Holy Trinity’s interim principal. Courtesy photo
GUEST PHOTO: jammin’ in the Crescent City
Frank Grocholski of Temple, better known as Frankie G, sent this photo Friday of the crowd building for the Cowboy Mouth concert in New Orleans. Frankie is the guitarist for the popular band, and he was music director of School of Rock in Baltimore before moving to Temple. Courtesy photo
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Name three major bowling alleys that have been located in Temple.
ANSWER LOCATED AT END OF TODAY’S ISSUE
On this day in 1842, Mexican general Ráfael Vásquez, with 700 soldiers, occupied San Antonio. Unable to raise an army in time to resist this invasion, the Texans surrendered and evacuated the town without a fight. Vásquez raised the Mexican flag over the town, and declared Mexican laws in effect. On March 9 the Mexican army abandoned San Antonio and began to withdraw to Mexico. The incident was part of a series of raids and counter-raids in 1842 as Mexico sought to recover Texas and the Texans fought to maintain their independence.
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On this day in 1843, Richard Henry Boyd began his remarkable life. He was born in Mississippi and named Dick Gray, a slave of B. A. Gray, and was later taken to his owner’s new plantation near Brenham, Texas. Boyd accompanied Gray and his three sons as a servant in the Confederate army. After Gray and his two older sons died in battle near Chattanooga, Boyd carried the youngest son, who was badly wounded, back to the Texas plantation. Boyd took charge of the plantation and managed cotton production and sales until emancipation. He then worked as a cowboy and in 1867 changed his name from Gray to Richard Henry Boyd. Self-taught, he enrolled in Bishop College at Marshall and was later ordained a Baptist minister. He organized six churches into the first black Baptist association in Texas in 1870 and went on to represent the group at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. Boyd rose to prominence in Texas as a religious leader, established more churches, and published literature for black Baptist Sunday schools. In the mid-1890s he moved to Nashville, where his accomplishments included organizing a bank, a publishing company, and a doll company. He also wrote or edited fourteen books.
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TODAY’S TEMPLE TRIVIA ANSWER: Temple Lanes at 57th and I-35, Action World Bowl & Skate where Tractor Supply Co. is located today, and Spare Time Texas on West Adams. If you know of another, let me know at OurTownTemple@gmail.com.