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Ladysmith Black Mambazo to perform in Juneau March 17

...but they have recorded with many artists from around the world, including Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban, Dolly Parton, Ben Harper and many others.Assembled in the early 1960s by Shabalala, the group took the name Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Ladysmith...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-03-14/ladysmith-black-mambazo-perform-juneau-ma
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An early peek at Eric Tollefson's upcoming release

...kid at Disneyland. He has great respect for Matthews, especially as a live performer; other musical heros include Ben Harper, whom he has met, and LaMontagne.Tollefson started playing guitar when he was 8, but his music education began...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2011-12-22/early-peek-eric-tollefsons-upcoming-relea
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Tollefson back in town to play Wednesday

...his band, the World's Greatest Lovers. The group's folk-rock sound has been compared by several reviewers to Ben Harper. See Tollefson (sans Lovers) Wednesday night at the Alaskan, where he'll be joined by Juneau drummer Clay Good...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122310/art_760560136.shtml
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The Night of the Hunter

Opens Friday, Jan 17, 2014 Synopsis: Adapted by James Agee from a novel by Davis Grubb, The Night of the Hunter represented legendary actor Charles Laughton's only film directing effort. Combining stark realism with Germanic expressionism, the movie is a brilliant good-and-evil parable, with "good" represented by a couple of farm kids and a pious old lady, and "evil" literally in the hands of a posturing psychopath. Imprisoned with thief Ben Harper (Peter Graves), phony preacher Harry Powell (Robert Mitchum) learns that Ben has hidden a huge sum of money somewhere near his home. Upon his release, the murderously misogynistic Powell insinuates himself into Ben's home, eventually marrying his widow Willa (Shelley Winters). Eventually all that stands between Powell and the money are Ben's son (Billy Chapin) and daughter (Sally Jane Bruce), who take refuge in a home for abandoned children presided over by the indomitable, scripture-quoting Rachel Cooper (Lillian Gish). The war of wills between Mitchum and Gish is the heart of the film's final third, a masterful blend of horror and lyricism. Laughton's tight, disciplined direction is superb -- and all the more impressive when one realizes that he intensely disliked all child actors. The music by Walter Schumann and the cinematography of Stanley Cortez are every bit as brilliant as the contributions by Laughton and Agee. Overlooked on its first release, The Night of the Hunter is now regarded as a classic. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi Cast: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, Billy Chapin, Evelyn Varden, Peter Graves Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Good night, sweet Hooligan

...is willing to spend $150,000 for a consultant to study the bus routes, then why can't it pay $50,000 to bring Ben Harper, Jay Z, O.A.R., Common or somebody like that for a kickass concert in the capital? I know, I digress, and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121808/art_369024109.shtml
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