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Giving back to a Juneau musician

Tag Eckels, longtime piano player at the Red Dog Saloon, is a well-known figure in the stay. After a few years living his dream as a honky-tonk piano player behind Soapy Smith in the "Days of '98" show in Skagway, Eckles...
Stories of family, career at community exhibit

...said at the exhibit opening Friday.Patterson's family was full of musical people, she wrote. Her father was a piano player, her mother a singer in a choir. Music - blues, gospel, zydeco, jazz and soul - all were constantly playing in...
Solo Maas

Juneau songwriter and piano player Michael Maas performed solo shows in town in 2002 and 2003 but skipped last year. Among other things, he was too busy getting...
This WeeK
Come to the Cabaret (old chum), and by extension, the type of performers who played there, usually a single female singer accompanied by a piano player (think Nicole Kidman draping herself over the piano in the 2001 Baz Luhrmann film "Moulin Rouge")."A lot of smoke...
Outside editorial: Alberto Gonzales must leave

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales portrays himself as the piano player in the bordello, unaware of what is going on around him. The insulting act failed again. Sound off on the important issues at...
Photo: A moment of zen

Buck Evans, a piano player at the Red Dog Saloon, takes a break to sit out in the rain in Manila Square on Tuesday. Evans said the rain was both refreshing and good for business as tourists seeked shelter.
What's happening

...Silverbow Inn, $3 at the door, copies of new CD, "Speechless Again" for sale for $5. Singer, songwriter and piano player backed by Tom Meyer on drums and Lincoln Farabee on bass. Guitarist and songwriter Jason Messing will perform a short...
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Everyone has memories of 'Alaska Flag Song'

...knew her well, because in the 1940s I took lessons from her at herfamily home on Sixth Street. I was such a mediocre piano player that I tried to get Mrs. Davis talking to while away the half hour or so of lesson time. She wrote a marvelous story...
Still fresh after 49 years

...audience, $16 students and seniors ``Every night's different when you're playing jazz,'' the 71-year-old piano player said, his Mississippi drawl still strong after 35 years living on Long Island. Allison has played almost 8,000 concerts...
Cruise ship runs aground

...the important issues at Packed into a ballroom with other guests in life jackets, they listened to a silver-haired piano player crooning oldies. The crowd sang along, Linda Starn said. "It looked like a really bad remake of the Titanic...


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