Posted: Thursday, March 09, 2006

Daughhetee, DeRoux to show 'Flashback'

JUNEAU - Mark Daughhetee and Ken DeRoux, both of the Alaska State Museum, will rehang their 2003 exhibition, "Flashback: Photographs from the Sixties," in conjunction with Perseverance Theatre's production of "Hair."

The exhibit, which opens Friday, March 10, includes 35 photographs taken by Daughhetee in Los Angeles and DeRoux in San Francisco. It will be open in the Phoenix Room, directly to the left of the theater's front doors, during play hours.

The exhibit will be covered later this month during show times for the second-stage production of Sam Shepard's "Fool for Love."

Daughhetee and DeRoux exhibited the show in 2003 at the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council and Anchorage's International Gallery of Contemporary Art.

Daughhetee was still in high school when he took most of his pictures in the show. DeRoux was an art student at the University of California Berkeley.

They stored their negatives in boxes for decades, until they realized they had both documented a similar time in history.

Ely to play Friday at Resurrection Lutheran

JUNEAU - Pelican commercial fisherman Stewart Ely, a song collector, singer and guitarist, will perform a concert, "Something Old, Something New," at 8 p.m. Friday, March 10, at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 740 W. 10th St.

Admission is $8 at the door.

Ely, a collector of what he calls "obscure folk songs," claims that he's never written his own material. As the name of the show implies, he will play some new material that he's discovered and some of his older library.

One new song, "The Snake Toast," is a traditional song about a woman who falls in love with a snake. It's also been called "The Lady and The Snake." Friday's show will also include a handful of Carter Family songs.

"I started going to folk society things in coffee houses when I was 15," Ely said. "In college, I started organizing and running college coffee shop concerts so I could pick and choose my performers. I'd ask them if I could record their concert and say it was for my own use. They always gave me permission. So I have a lot of stuff."

This is Ely's first full Juneau concert since a performance two years ago at the now-defunct Friendly Planet.

A co-founder of the legendary Pelican Boardwalk Boogie, Ely has performed as a solo artist, as the singer and guitarist with the bluegrass group the Starr Hill Billies and in a duo with guitarist Keith Heller.

Juneau singer Collette Costa said that Ely has introduced her to some of her favorite songs, by songwriters she would otherwise never have known.

"He has a gift for finding these amazing songs that you would never get a chance to hear," said Juneau singer Collette Costa, in a press release. "I go to hear Stewart because he manages to excavate these songs from God knows where that are masterpieces of songwriting."

Charter school to hold spring gala

JUNEAU - The Juneau Community Charter School will hold its annual Spring for the Arts Gala from 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday, March 11, in the Juneau-Douglas High School commons.

Tickets are $12 for general admission, $5 for kids 12 and under and free for kids 3 and under. They're available at Hearthside Books or from charter school families. Proceeds go to the school.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a barbecue dinner, separate from the admission price. The menu include coleslaw, cornbread, beans, chili and an assortment of desserts. The evening will also include a silent auction, with more than 60 items from jewelry to artwork to trinkets to travel packages.

The evening's entertainment begins at 6 p.m. The lineup includes: singer Sharon Gaiptman and pianist David Paul performing "My Conviction," from Perseverance Theatre's production of "Hair;" the College-Bound String Band (Lindsay Clark, fiddle; Auri Clark, fiddle/mandolin; Hannah Wilson, fiddle; Quinn Zahasky, stand-up bass; Laura Zahasky, guitar; Paul Zahasky, guitar); pianist Ani Torgerson and cellist Andy Ferguson, performing Bach's "Gigue from French Suite #5 in G major," and an excerpt from the first movement of Brahms' "Sonata for Piano and Cello in E minor, Opus 38;" The Juneau Community Charter School choir performing "Food, Glorious Food," "I'd Do Anything," "Who Will Buy?" and "Consider Yourself" from the musical "Oliver!"

Brave Monkey (Doug Bridges, saxophone; Jason Caputo, guitar; Adrian Minne, bass; Clay Good, drums) and The Bobb Family Band (Riley Woodford, guitar/vocals; Jane Roodenburg, vocals; Clay Good, drums; Albert McDonnell, bass, vocals; Jason Caputo, lead guitar) will also play.

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Nugget Mall to host student art show

JUNEAU - More than 200 works of art will be on exhibit during the Juneau School District's Elementary Art Show, Saturday and Sunday, March 11 and 12, during regular hours at Nugget Mall.

Every piece of art has been made by students in the district's Elementary Art Program. The Juneau-Douglas High School construction class, with supervision from instructor Craig Mapes, created the display boards. Valley Lumber donated the materials, and volunteers from the nonprofit Arts for Kids helped organize the show.

Fuller to present storytelling workshop

JUNEAU - Anne C. Fuller will lead a free, interactive storytelling workshop from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum in honor of Women's History Month.

Fuller will share stories about fascinating women and encourage others to tell their own.

The workshop is open to adults and kids ages 12 and older. Preregistration is required. Call the museum at 586-3572.

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