Posted: Thursday, April 01, 2004

Boogie Board tickets on sale April 1

JUNEAU - Catamaran tickets to the Sixth Annual Pelican Boardwalk Boogie, Thursday-Sunday, May 6-9, in Pelican, went sale Thursday, April 1, at the Paradise Cafe, 245 Marine Way.

The Boogie will sell round-trip tickets on an Allen Marine Boat from Juneau to Pelican. The boat loads in Juneau at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6 and leaves at 4 p.m. It loads in Pelican at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 9, and leaves at 1 p.m. Eighty round-trip fares are available for $140 each. The cost includes admission to the festival. A limited number of one-way catamaran tickets will also be sold.

Anyone attending the boogie on their own will be charged $35 for an admission button in Pelican. Options besides the catamaran include Alaska Seaplane service or the Alaska Marine Highway System. There will be no Boogie-sponsored housing at bunkhouses this year. Camping costs $10 per rent for the whole weekend. The money goes to the city for maintenance. Limited bed and breakfast space is available at

Featured bands include: Raisin' Holy Hell, Bobb Family Band, Danny & The C-Notes, Ray-jen Cajun, Panhandle Crabgrass Revival Band and Belly Meat.

The festival also includes open mikes, jams, afternoon cage concerts, an arts and crafts fair ($10 for a table), community events, a duck race, fish feeds and the infamous Filthy Song and Slit Your Wrist song contests. The long weekend is funded in part by the Alaska Council on the Arts.

For more information about the Boardwalk Boogie, call 586-BOGY or

Jazz pianist Chernonog to play state office atrium

JUNEAU - Steinway jazz pianist Evgney Chernonog, an Anchorage resident since 1998, will play a free lunchtime show at noon Friday, April 2, at the State Office Building atrium.

Chernonog is a classically trained graduate of the Khabarovsk State Institute of Fine Arts and Culture and spent many years serving as a methodologist for the Music Society of Russia. He and his wife, Alla Artemyeva, both perform in Anchorage and are working as piano instructors.

He will be joined by local jazz musicians for the noontime concert.

Anchorage Museum solicits slides for Bartlett renovation

ANCHORAGE - The Anchorage Museum of History and Art is asking professional artists to submit slides to the Municipality of Anchorage 1% for Art Program for art work to be included in phase two of the renovation of Bartlett High School. This renovation will affect the main entrance, offices, classrooms and common areas and will include a new theater.

Slides from professional artists are due by 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, and should include a resume, a set of slides and a slide identification sheet. Finalists will be selected based on the quality and appropriateness of the artists' slides, artistic creativity and ability to see a major art installation through completion. Finalists will be paid a fee for preparing a proposal. Interested artists can obtain a prospectus by calling Jocelyn Young, Anchorage Museum curator of public art at (907) 343-6473 or by visiting and clicking on the "Artist Opportunities" link.

Works included in the 1% for Art Program are selected by mayor-appointed art selection juries as a result of an ordinance that requires one percent of construction costs to be spent on permanent art to enhance the space and bring professional art work to public buildings and facilities.

For more information, contact Jocelyn H. Young at (907) 343-6473 or

JAHC accepting applications for 2004 scholarships

JUNEAU - The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council is accepting applications from talented dance, drama, music, creative writing, visual arts and technical theater students for its 2004 scholarship programs.

Applications for Fine Arts Scholarships (grades seven through 12) and the Advanced Art Achievement Award (2004 high school seniors or GED recipients, and students up to 25 years old), including the Jane Stewart Memorial Music Scholarship, are available from all secondary school counselors, the University of Alaska Southeast financial aid office and the JAHC office at 206 N. Franklin St. All applicants must have lived in Juneau for one year.

The scholarship deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, April 19. Call 586-ARTS for more information.

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