Posted: Thursday, December 16, 2004

'The Grumpsicle' returns for 26th annual holiday show

JUNEAU - The Grumpsicle, a mischievous hobgoblin/ghoul who has stolen Santa's bag of toys in front of Juneau holiday audiences for almost three decades, returns for his 26th annual show, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Juneau-Douglas High School Audi- torium.

This year's show is "The Mystery of the Disappearing Ink!"

Director Janice D. Holst has choreographed the play in Juneau since she moved to town from New Jersey 26 years ago.

Tickets are $8.

Patshiva to host workshop, dance in January

JUNEAU -Local dance group Patshiva, with support from the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, is hosting a three-day workshop in African percussion, dance and Afro-Middle Eastern dance fusion, Jan. 21-23, 2005,

All classes are taught by Jim and Lynea Gillen of Portland, Ore.

The percussion workshops, African drumming I and II, cost $40. The dance workshops, African dances of seduction and freedom, are $80. Cost for the entire three days is $100.

The three-day event includes a show, "Feast for the Senses," at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at the Back Room at the Silverbow.

Cost is $15 for non-workshop participants.

For more information, call Samia at 586-3557.

Registration open for Winter Cabaret Workshop

JUNEAU -Registration is now being accepted for Juneau Jazz & Classics' Winter Cabaret Workshop, Jan. 30-Feb. 3 at the Juneau Senior Center.

The five-day course includes microphone technique, bandstand protocol, how to select material and how to create an arrangement.

Professional jazz pianist Barney McClure, now living in Fairbanks, is returning to teach.

He will accompany each singer in the cabaret, "Swingin' in the Rain," 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at ANB Hall.

The workshop price is $100 and includes a private lesson with McClure.

For more information, call Juneau Jazz & Classics at 463-3378 or e-mail

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