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A cosmopolitan evening with Pink Martini

...Classics. Lead singer Storm Large performed in multiple languages, including Spanish, Turkish and Croatian, backed by band leader Thomas Lauderdale on piano and 10 more musicians.Highlights from the evening included a spontaneous guest performance...
Pink Martini to play in Juneau Sunday

...singers China Forbes and Storm Large, who collaborate with native speakers to learn the lyrics.Back in 1994, when band leader Thomas Lauderdale pulled the first iteration of Pink Martini together in Portland, Oregon, such cosmopolitan dreams...
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Guest artists for 2015: Byron Berline Band

...on Friday night at the JACC. They'll also lead multiple weekend workshops (see schedule in this week's Arts).Band leader Berline is a three-time national fiddle champion who formerly played with Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys, and...
Teams ready to storm region courts

...performs at the Cheer Competition and Dance Adjudication."It is one of the most exciting times of the year," TMHS band leader Brian Van Kirk said. "The atmosphere at a Region V basketball tournament is beyond description. It is more than electric...
Arts benefactor donates $100K

...said Maas' contributions to the community have taken many forms: an arts patron, a gifted trumpet player and a band leader who has kept Thunder Mountain Big Band alive for the past 20 years."Over the years, in so many different ways...
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Pure Sole: Salmon for lunch, Falcons for dinner, Bears at breakfast

...opted not to play. Cheerleaders have been on the practice floors just as long as the teams they love to root for. Band leaders have lost another two decibels of hearing. Parents have bought padded bleacher cushions. And high school students...
Jesse Owens' Olympic medal up for auction

...Owens gave him this medal out of gratitude and as a token of their friendship."Owens worked for a short time as a band leader but eventually returned to his hometown of Cleveland where he worked for the parks department and eventually found his...
A little blue home for the Thunder Mountain Big Band

...brass sound? If in the past the answer was, "Anywhere you can," the answer now is: in "Little Blue," a building band leader Ron Maas had built just for the band to practice in - they started practicing in the space in October of 2013.Maas...
Juneau Symphony Pops Concert to feature Thunder Mountain Big Band

...the direction of conductor Kyle Wiley Pickett and big band leader Ron Maas.The Thunder Mountain Big Band is composed...for at least 10 years and followed the Mel Flood Big Band. Leader Ron Maas grew up with big bands in Wisconsin, and played...
Best Bets: Some of jazz's best in Juneau this week

...Pastorius as the rhythm section for that groundbreaking fusion band. He's recorded a couple of dozen albums as a band leader or co leader in addition to his vast repertoire of session work. He and Mintzer have been friends and bandmates since...
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