Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2005

JAHC announces scholarship winners

JUNEAU -The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council has announced its annual fine arts scholarship winners. More than $11,000 in scholarships was awarded. The winners follow by category.

Drama: Connor Chaney, Sakara Dunlap and Cate Ross.

Visual Art: Brice Habeger and Shea Wilcox.

Dance: Adrienne Bosworth, Ashley Gunderson, Tracey-Diane Lazaro, Katharine Leque, Katie Pollard, Cailey Neary, Nicole Rodan, Aszli Skrzynski and Stacey Nicole Soalney.

Music: Adam Axmaker, Sara Bornstein, Wesley Bowman, Wendy Byrnes, Grayson Carlile, Laughton Elliott-DeAngelis, Michaela Goade, Keegan Goodell, Suji Helmer, Lisa Imamura, Leticia Iniguez, Peter Jorgenson, Abe Levy, Jon Pasillas, Margaret Ross, Meagan Wiley, Pauline Zheng and Meghan Stangeland.

Creative Writing: Becca Freer, Lauren Hopson and Rose Hoskins.

Advanced Arts Achievement Award: Seneca Harper.

The Juneau Symphony Schol-arship: Nate Johnson, Andrew Sigler and Hannah Wilson

The Jane Stewart Memorial Music Scholarship: Megan Ax-maker and Lindsay Clark.

Symphony recruiting for summer pops concert

JUNEAU - The Juneau Symphony will begin rehearsing for its summer pops concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, in the Juneau-Douglas High School band room. The orchestra will have six rehearsals before its concerts at 8 p.m. Friday, June 10, at JDHS and 7 p.m. Saturday, June 11, in Wrangell's Nolan Center.

Openings are available in woodwinds, brass, violin, viola, cello, bass and percussion. Call 586-4676 for more information.

The symphony will perform Ravel's "Bolero," Rimsky-Korsakov's "Capriccio Espagnol Op. 34," Copland's "Our Town" and Bach's "Brandenburg Concerto No. 4."

Rehearsal times are: 7-10 p.m. Tuesday, May 31; 7-10 p.m. Thursday, June 2; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 4; 7-10 p.m. Tuesday, June 7; 7-10 p.m. Thursday, June 9; and 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, June 10.

Perseverance to hold auditions on Sunday

JUNEAU -Perseverance Theatre will hold open auditions for its 2005-06 season from 12-4 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at the theater, 914 Third St. in Douglas.

Participants should prepare a one-to-two minute monologue and singers should prepare 16 bars from a musical or opera. An accompanist will be provided. Newcomers, children, Alaska Native and Filipino performers are particularly encouraged to attend.

The theater's upcoming season will include "The People's Temple," Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," the Alaska holiday oratorio "King Island Christmas," Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," the musical "Hair" and "The Laramie Project."

For more information and to schedule an appointment, please contact director of production Sarah Denhardt at 364-2421, x231.

'Reel to Real' adds two 9 p.m. shows

JUNEAU - Due to popular demand, the Juneau-Douglas High School drama department has added two shows to its run of "Reel to Real."

The play, about a silent film come to life, will play at 7 and 9 p.m. Friday, May 20, and 2, 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday, May 21.

Chandonnet to lecture on Victorian kitchens

JUNEAU - At 7 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at the downtown Juneau Public Library, Ann Chandonnet will give a presentation on how ingredients, recipes, implements and cooking methods changed in the Victorian kitchen between 1848 and 1898.

The lecture celebrates the upcoming celebration of her food history, "Gold Rush Grub: From Turpentine Stew to Hoochinoo."

Admission to the event is free.

Library to take recess from 'Storytime'

JUNEAU -The Juneau Public Libraries will take a break from its usual Storytime events until June 6.

It's summer reading program, "Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds" will also begin that day.

For more information, call Sandra at 586-0435.

Sierra Club to screen two bicycle movies

JUNEAU -In celebration of Bike to Work Month, the Sierra Club will sponsor two films about bicycles - "Return of the Scorcher" and "We Are Traffic" -at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at the Gold Town Nickelodeon.

Admission is free, and this is the sixth in the club's series of environmental films. The series will resume next fall.

"Return of the Scorcher," a 30-minute documentary directed by Ted White, came out in 1992 and examines bike culture around the world, with scenes in the United States, Denmark, Netherland and China.

According to the film's Web site,, bikes were called "scorchers" in the 1890s because of their amazing speeds. These were the days before automobiles.

The documentary interviews a range of cyclists, who see the bike as a vehicle for change.

The film includes a scene where bicycle designer George Bliss used the term "critical mass" to describe bicycle traffic flow in the streets of China. That scene inspired the name "Critical Mass" for the popular international bike rallies, wherein cyclists take to the streets en masse to advocate for responsible use of transportation modes.

It also inspired "(We aren't blocking traffic) We Are Traffic!" White's 50-minute documentary that came out in 1999.

That movie follows the Critical Mass movement's rise from its beginnings in San Francisco in 1992 to its spread to 200 cities in 14 countries.

"We Are Traffic" includes scenes from Critical Mass events in Copenhagen; London; Sydney; Austin, Tex.; Eugene, Ore.; Chapel Hill, N.C.; New York and Chicago.

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