Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2001

Dance performance held for Mothers Day

The Janice D. Holst School of Dance presents a dance performance, "A Bouquet of Dance," at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Elks Lodge. Admission is free.

"It's all put together as a storybook ballet," Holst said. The performance will include about 100 dancers from 4year-olds to adult.

"It's going to have beautiful ballet, rocking tap and cool jazz," Holst said. "We have Mother Nature and all kinds of characters to bring the garden to life."

Youth Choir, JDHS singers join for concert

The Alaska Youth Choir will be joined by 48 singers with the Juneau Douglas High School Concert Choir for two performances this weekend. The spring concerts will be 7 p.m. Friday at Northern Light United Church and 7 p.m. Saturday at Chapel by the Lake. A reception will follow each concert.

The youth choir features two groups, a 37-voice concert choir and a 19-voice resident training choir. Both groups will perform a selection of folk songs, sacred music and modern compositions. The high school choir will perform three selections and join the youth choir for three songs.

Tickets are $8, $5 students and seniors and $20 per family, at Hearthside Books.

Missouri Smyth is the AYC director, and Lorrie Heagy and Jacque accompany the choirs. The group, founded in 1994, offers choral opportunities to Juneau youth. Auditions for the upcoming season will be May 19, 22 and 24. Call 586-1787 for more information.

Tickets remains for Boardwalk Boogie

Tickets are on sale for the Pelican Boardwalk Boogie music festival, May 18 to 20 in Pelican, about 90 miles west of Juneau. The spring music festival is now in its third year.

Dance bands at the boogie are Ray-Jen Cajun band from Homer, Lunchmeat and the Pimentos from Haines, the Panhandle Crabgrass Revival Band from Juneau and the New Romeo Loafers from Sitka.

There will be two coffeehouse concerts, an open mike, music jams, a barn dance, a benefit dinner for the Pelican public library, late night dancing Friday and Saturday nights at two different venues and the infamous filthy song contest.

Transportation to Pelican on a high-speed ferry, leaving at 1 p.m. Friday from the Auke Bay Boat Harbor, and admission to the event is $95. Return is on the Alaska Marine Highway ferry Sunday afternoon, and that cost is about $35. If independent transportation arrangements are made, admission to the festival itself is $25.

Organizer Stewart Ely said the all-inclusive early-bird package tickets are sold out, but there are still 30 seats left on the ferry going out Friday and plenty of room on the state ferry coming back. Free camping is available in Pelican for the weekend. Housing in Pelican is already booked.

Tickets are available at Paradise Lunch Cafe. For more information see the Web site at www.

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