Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2006

Tabor to perform annual show

JUNEAU - Guitarist and part-time house painter Buddy Tabor, Juneau's lonely road chronicler of impending doom, will perform his annual concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at the Holy Trinity Church sanctuary, Fourth and Gold streets.

Admission is $10 at the door.

Kathy Hocker and Cheryl Cook, a mandolin and guitar duo from town, will open. Fiddler Leif Saya also will play.

Albert McDonnell will accompany Tabor on bass, and John Hartle will play mandolin.

Tabor released his eighth album, "Hope: The First Step Toward Disillusionment," last February. That came a year after the similarly themed, "Edge of Despair (Children's Album)." Both featured the usual Tabor characters: the lovelorn, the desperate, the unsuspecting, the weak-willed and the conglomerate behemoths crushing the powerless.

"Hope" is reviewed in the spring 2006 issue of "Sing Out!," the folk-song magazine.

"Tabor writes like (folk artist) Dave Carter, with words that tumble and hum like the sound of a semi hell-bound for home," the review said. "'Jesus Loves Me More Than He Loves You' is brillant satire. ...Buy this album for its wonderful stories."

Tabor will play a variety of old songs on Friday, along with fresh material. He has a new song about Hurricane Katrina.

"It'll be the basic liberal Bush-bashing thing," Tabor said. "The same old despair. I was going to put on the poster: 'An evening of happy songs,' and then underneath, 'Just kidding.'"

Student Symphonies gear up for 'Surprises'

JUNEAU - The Juneau Student Symphonies will perform its winter concert, "Surprises," at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, and 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School commons.

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

In the first half of the show, the Student Sinfonia will play John Stanley's "Trumpet Voluntary," a suite of George Frideric Handel's orchestral music; and New Mexico orchestra teacher Art Sheinberg's "Chaconne."

After a brief intermission, the Student Symphony will play Giuseppe Verdi's "Overture to Nabucco," Mozart's "Third Concerto" and Joseph Haydn's "Surprise Symphony."

French horn player Kristina Paulick will be featured during the Mozart piece.

For the grand finale, both orchestras will join in on a musical surprise that will include some audience members.

For more information on the symphonies, visit http://www.

Association to host Apollo-style show

JUNEAU -In celebration of Black History Month, the Black Awareness Association of Juneau will sponsor "Amateur Night at the Legendary Apollo Theater" at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall.

The evening begins with a soul food dinner, and the talent competition starts at 7:15 p.m. Prizes will be awarded afterward, and dancing will follow.

Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for ages 5 to 18, and free for children 4 and under. Advance tickets are available at Hearthside Books or call 723-0741. This is the association's main fundraiser of the year.

Hangar Ballroom to host party for Weigel

JUNEAU - Friends of Beth Weigel are organizing "SupaStar!, a Far-Out '70s Disco Benefit" on her behalf at 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Hangar Ballroom in Merchants Wharf.

DJ Dy-no-mite will be spinning, and admission is a donation of $10 to $50. The party is restricted to 21 and over.

Prizes will be awarded for the most macho and most foxy, and the top finishers in the Twister tournament and the Hula Hoop contest.

KTOO to spotlight Paul, Sales, Klein

JUNEAU - KTOO-FM is celebrating the beginning of March with two special programs on Wednesday, March 1, and a reception for Juneau photographer Ron Klein on Friday, March 3.

Cy Peck Jr., host of the "World's Greatest Jazz Show," will re-broadcast his 2005 interview with guitar legend Les Paul. Peck's show starts at 10:30 a.m. and runs until noon.

At 3 p.m., the station will broadcast "Here's Soupy," an hourlong look at the career of comedian Soupy Sales. Jeff Brown interviewed Sales; his wife, Trudy; and a number of entertainers Sales influenced. Sales was one of television's most recognizable stars during the 1950s and '60s.

Klein, known for his wide panoramic photographs, will exhibit a variety of his work as the station's featured artist in March. A First Friday opening reception will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 3. Check out the March 2 This Week for more information.

Juneau Artists Gallery elects new officers

JUNEAU - The Juneau Artists Gallery, a business cooperative at 175 South Franklin St., elected new officers at its January membership meeting.

The new officers are Mark Vinsel, president; David Riccio, vice president; Leanne Pilcher, secretary; and Karen Housley, treasurer.

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