Entertainment Briefs

Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2001

Infomercial taped as TV game show

A mock television game show will be taped before a live audience Sunday afternoon at Nugget Mall, and the producers invite Juneau residents to join the studio audience.

The United Way of Southeast Alaska is producing "Who Wants to Survive the Lamest Link," a comical, half-hour parody of television game shows. The program will be aired on local television stations as an infomercial to teach people about the United Way. The 20th Century Bluescast, a Juneau political satire and comedy group, will serve as hosts and contestants, and all the questions will be about the United Way.

"I think its going to be a very fun and entertaining way to get out the basics about the United Way - what we do, how we do it and why," said Marcia Riley, director of the United Way of Southeast Alaska.

Taping will be done in the Nugget Mall Community Room, across the hall from Hearthside Books. Doors will open at 12:45 p.m. and taping will begin about 1:10 p.m. No one can be admitted late once videotaping is in progress. The event is not suited for young children. Interested people can call 463-5530 to participate.

Hell's Belles perform at Marlintini's

An all-woman AC/DC tribute band takes the stage at 9 p.m. Friday at Marlintini's Lounge.

Hell's Belles features the music of the Australian rock band AC/DC. The 90-minute concert includes such songs as "Back in Black," "Highway to Hell," "TNT," "She's Got The Jack," and "Shot Down in Flames."

Hell's Belles is a five-piece band from Seattle. Guitarist Amy Stolzenbach pitched the idea of an all-woman tribute band to a friend last year, singer Om Jahari. The band debuted in the summer of 2000. Hell's Belles completed a West Coast tour last fall and opened a concert for Megadeth and Gruntruck in December.

All five members have played with a variety of working Seattle-area bands over the years and several continue to work in other groups. The band also includes guitarist Sylvia Wiedmann, drummer Laura D. and bassist Heather Madden.

Tickets are $12 at the door, first-come, first-served.

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