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Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2006

Thunder Mountain Big Band to open Concerts in the Park

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JUNEAU - Thunder Mountain Big Band will play this summer's first of nine Concerts in the Park, 7 p.m. Friday, June 9 at Marine Park.

Not Your Mama's Meatloaf, an electronica/salsa/hiphop dance collaboration featuring Keri Edwards, Lisa Morely and Bradelle Padon, will perform during an interlude.

Admission is free, and in the case of inclement weather, the performance will be moved to the city's Assembly chambers.

The series is sponsored by the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council and Holland America Line.

For more information, call the arts council at (907) 586-2787 or visit www.jahc.org.

The complete schedule:

June 16 - 7 p.m., Stroller White Pipes & Highland Dancers; 7:30 p.m., Juneau Dance Unlimited Summer Dance Group; 8 p.m. Juneau Tlingit Dancers

June 23 - 7 p.m., Beatles Retro; 7:30 p.m., Solo improv by Eric Caldwell, "When I Grow Up;" 8 p.m., Gramps & the Guppies

June 30 - 7 p.m., Juneau Lyric Opera Showcase; 7:30 p.m., Stringing it Altogether

July 7 - 7 p.m., Salsa Borealis

July 14 - 7 p.m., Daughters of the New Moon; 7:30 p.m., Full Out Dance Collective; 8 p.m., Alitaptap Dance Group

July 21 - 7 p.m., Fleet Street

July 28 - 7 p.m., Kray Van Kirk, "I'll Meet You in Ireland;" 7:30 p.m., Odin Brudie, Bill Childers & special guests; 8 p.m., Dale Wygant & The Um-pa Polka Band.

Aug. 4 - No Concert. Bearfoot Bluegrass will perform at 8 p.m. at Centennial Hall. $15.

Aug. 11 - 7 p.m., Fire on McGinnis; 7:30 p.m., Morally Improv-erished; 8 p.m., Electic Folk Music with Mary DeSmet & Greg Burger.

Perseverance to host 'Jesus Christ Superstar' auditions on Saturday

JUNEAU - Perseverance Theatre is holding auditions noon-4 p.m. Saturday, June 10, for Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's "Jesus Christ Superstar," the final production of the upcoming 2006-2007 season.

Hopefuls should prepare a song.

To schedule an audition time, call David Paul at (907) 364-2421 x 228 or e-mail him at davidpaul@perseverancetheatre.org.

Arts council seeking interested artists

JUNEAU - The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council is now accepting proposals for gallery shows from September 2006 through August 2007.

Applications are available for download at www.jahc.org. For more information, please call (907) 586-ARTS.



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