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Handel's 'Messiah' returns to town after a long absence

It's been awhile since Juneau has been treated to a live performance of Handel's "Messiah."Local organist J. Allan MacKinnon used to produce the work annually, said Bruce Simonson, founder of the Juneau Bach Society, but the tradition...

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Art
Arts profile

...in the area and performed during services Sunday at Northern Light Church. Bones North performs alone and also with church organists. Hill said the group features the music of Bach, who wrote a lot of music that works well for a trombone quartet. ``In...

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Entertainment
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...in the area and performed during services Sunday at Northern Light Church. Bones North performs alone and also with church organists. Hill said the group features the music of Bach, who wrote a lot of music that works well for a trombone quartet. ``In...

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Where the tales are above average

...hundred people singing for 45 minutes. A lot of them are people who don't go to church or who are defeated by organists. Organists manage to kill congregational singing whenever they can." Later he would tell the audience that going on a cruise...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071706/loc_20060717012.shtml
News
Northern Light members, friends' support buys church a new organ

...original song. "The plan is to invite an organist, or have a concert series, and let...used there for the American Guild of Organists Convention in June. The organ returned...Miller, an internationally known concert organist, is coming to Juneau during the fourth...

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News
Fairbanks man keeps pushing for local rink

...now-closed Midway rink instead of the laminate surface used in modern rinks. There were no black lights or strobes and an organist played live music for roller skaters circling the rink.Terry remembers it well. A cousin talked him into going to the rink...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-02/fairbanks-man-keeps-pushing-local-rink
State
2013 Notable Sports Deaths

...assistant football coach, was fatally shot as he was leaving a movie theater in Joplin, Mo.Nov. 3 - Lambert Bartak, 94, organist who entertained Rosenblatt Stadium's baseball fans for more than half a century during the College World Series. Bartak...

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Sports
Ramona Ignell

...Fourth of July float, which won the Grand Sweepstakes! A passionate musician, Ramona was an accomplished pianist, singer and organist. For over five decades, she supported worship services, directed adult choirs, and was part of numerous musical groups...

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Gwendolyn Lillian Morley

...in Juneau: the first Governor's inauguration, Mike's Place, style shows, holiday music around town, as the church organist at Chapel-by-the-Lake and later Northern Light United Church, and playing the pipe organ at the State Office Building...

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Blowin' in the Wind

Organist J. Allan MacKinnon plies his trade on the theater organ last week at the State Office Building. MacKinnon performed a medley...

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