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Posted: Thursday, June 03, 2004

AC/DC tribute band Hell's Belles returns to Marlintini's

JUNEAU - Hell's Belles, an all-female AC/DC tribute band from Seattle, will return to Marlintini's Lounge for a 10 p.m. show Friday, June 4.

Tickets are $12 in advance and at the door.

Hell's Belles played Juneau last fall. Founding member and lead singer Om Johari went to Juneau-Douglas High School.

The band also includes: Adrian Conner, lead guitar; Lisa Brisbois, rhtyhm guitar; Mandy Reed, bass; and Melodie Zapata, drums.

For more information, visit www.hellsbelles.info.

Bernard, Morally Improv-erished to play Hangar Ballroom

JUNEAU - Improvisational comedian Jill Bernard, a performer and director with ComedySportz-Twin Cities, will put on her one-woman solo show "Drum Machine" for two nights, 9 p.m. Thursday-Friday, June 10-11, at the Hangar Ballroom.

Juneau's Morally Improv-erished will open both performances.

Drum Machine is an unscripted show which includes scenes, monologues and songs accompanied by the Zoom-Rhythmtrak 123, "Nature's finest drum machine," according to Bernard. The show opens with a sing-along, then explores a historical period suggested by the audience.

In May, Bernard was a featured performer at the Chicago Improv Festival. "Drum Machine" has been featured at Red Curtain Cabaret, Improv-A-Go-Go, the Chicago Improv Festival, the Toronto Improv Jamboree, Philadelphia's Female Funny Fest and the ComedySportz National Tournament.

Juneau is the second stop of Bernard's northwest tour. She is performing "Drum Machine" in Spokane, Wash., on June 4 and 5.

In other news, Morally Improv-erished has just received an advance ruling from the Internal Revenue Service and is now recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization.

Sitka summer festival to visit Juneau on June 26

JUNEAU - The Sitka Summer Music Festival will visit Juneau at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at Northern Light United Church, 11th and A Streets.

Musicians include: Pamela Goldsmith, viola; Agnes Gottschewski, violin; Sung-Mi Im, piano; Randolph Kelly, viola; Mark Kosower, cello; Jee-Won Oh, piano; Jeffrey Solow, cello; and Paul Rosenthal, violin.

The program includes Beethoven's "Piano Quartet in E Flat Major, Op. 16," Don Freund's "Moment Musical (1980) Prelude '96 - Prelude '97," Chopin's "Impromptu in G-flat Major No.3, Op.51" and "Fantasie-Impromptu in C-sharp Minor, Op.66" and Mozart's "String Quintet in G Minor."

Tickets are available at Hearthside Books.



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