Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2003

Tingstad, Rumbel play Chapel by the Lake

JUNEAU - Guitarist Eric Tingstad and oboist Nancy Rumbel, instrumental musicians who won a 2002 Grammy for their 14th album, "Acoustic Garden," will play at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Chapel by the Lake.

The show, Tingstad and Rumbel's sixth in Juneau, is sponsored by the University of Alaska Southeast Student Activities. Tickets - $20 in advance, $22 at the door and $12 for UAS students and alumni - are available at Hearthside Books and the UAS Bookstore.

Tingstad and Rumbel met in 1984 and have been playing together for 17 years. They've played at concert halls such as Carnegie, Benaroya and Berklee, and gardens such as St. Louis Botanical Garden, California's Sherman Garden, Bellevue Botanical Garden, Bloedell Reserve, Washington Park Arboretum, Iowa's Seed Saver Barn and The Cibolo Nature Center in Boerne, Texas. Both did performance residencies at Yosemite and Yellowstone national parks, and both are master gardeners with extensive landscapes at their East Seattle homes.

"Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel are American as apple pie, with a taste of eclecticism that delights the palette, and makes you think: What apple tree produces such bounty and savor?" wrote Richard Mauro in Sacred World Music.

Eaglecrest to show new Warren Miller film

JUNEAU - The Eaglecrest Ski & Snowboard School will screen the 54th Warren Miller film, "Journey," at 5:45 and 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Centennial Hall.

Tickets are $8 at the door.

"Journey" features footage from Morocco, Switzerland, Italy, Chile, Aspen, Lake Tahoe, Yellowstone, Wyoming and Cordova. It stars 37 athletes, including Bode Miller, Glen Plake and Terje Haakonsen. A special tribute commemorates the life of snowboard pioneer Craig Kelly. It also stars Miller, now 78 and still skiing.

FleetStreet to celebrate fifth anniversary

JUNEAU - FleetStreet, with vocalist Vicki Van Fleet, will celebrate its fifth anniversary at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, at the Baranof Hotel. The band will play jazz standards and originals from their first five years. Tickets are $10 and there will be a no-host bar.

The members of FleetStreet are Vicki Van Fleet (vocals), Galen Tromble (horns), David Ham (bass), Tom Meyer (drums), Jim Noel (keyboard) and Sandro Lane (guitar).

FleetStreet was established in 1998 and has played for dances, wedding receptions, jazz club events, conventions, parties and even a Governor's Inaugural. They've played on boats, at the top of the Mount Roberts Tramway, in bars and restaurants and outdoors. The band's repertoire ranges from jazz standards to bebop, blues, bossa nova and original jazz compositions.

DeRouxs win Boochever Fellows

JUNEAU - Juneau brothers Ken and Dan DeRoux won two of the four 2003 Connie Boochever Fellows, $2,500 fellowships for the visual arts, the Alaska State Council on the Arts announced Friday.

The Derouxs were picked out of a field of 41 candidates, along with Anchorage sculptor Sheila Wyne and Ketchikan basket weaver Delores Churchill.

The Connie Boochever Fellowship program is funded through the Alaska Arts & Culture Foundation and administered by the Alaska State Council on the Arts. This year's panelists were Kes Woodward, Jane Terzis, Ron Senungetuk, Matt Johnson and Linda Boochever.

The next round of fellowships will be in the disciplines of literature, performing arts and film. Boochever, a former Juneau resident, was an avid performer, director and producer of community theater and a lifelong patron and advocate for the arts.

Dan DeRoux has painted in Alaska for 32 years. His paintings have been shown throughout the state, and he has upcoming shows in Palm Springs, Calif., Sonomoa, Calif., and Seattle. He has been invited to participate in the 4th Florence Biennial of Contemporary Art in Italy this December.

Ken DeRoux has been a painter since 1979. His work is in the collections of the Contemporary Art Bank and the major museums in the state. Ken is curator of museum services at the Alaska State Museum.

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