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Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2006

Symphony to hold youth competition

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JUNEAU - The Juneau Symphony will hold its annual Youth Concerto Competition at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 7 at the Juneau-Douglas High School stage.

This year's competition will feature six music students from Juneau and Haines. Winners will get a chance to play with the Juneau Symphony and the Juneau Student Symphonies.

Admission is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the concert.

The competition provides Alaska youths with a forum in which to present their best musicianship. Participants in junior and senior instrumental categories play concerto movements before an audience and judges. The competitors then receive written evaluations of their performances from the judges, along with an opportunity to discuss their strengths and weaknesses.

For more information, visit http://www.juneausymphony.org or call (907) 586-HORN.

City Museum looking for summer volunteers

JUNEAU - The Juneau-Douglas City Museum seeks volunteers to share their knowledge and stories this summer.

The museum needs reception volunteers, office helpers, researchers, computer assistants and volunteers for the summer kids program.

Volunteers also may learn about the area's history and culture, and will receive benefits such as a discount in the museum gift shop.

Call (907) 586-3572 for more information.

Last 'Grinds' until September

JUNEAU - The VFW Hall, First and Gold streets, will hold the last open-mike variety shows until September on Friday, May 26.

The all-ages Family Grind starts at 7 p.m., and as always, admission is free if you bring a dessert. Tickets are $5 without dessert, or $15 for families. Dawn Pisel-Davis and Forrest Scott Davis will emcee.

The 21-and-over Bump-n-Grind begins at 10 p.m. and costs $5. Alcohol will be served, and Collette Costa will emcees.

There's still room in each lineup to perform. Each act must be five minutes or less. Send an e-mail to John Leo at juneaugrind@ yahoo.com for more information or to sign up.



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