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PUBLISHED: 4:35 PM on Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Haines variety show comes to Juneau

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  Haines residents will present an evening of classical mime, unusual magical illusions, and beyond Houdini escape, combined with Southeast Alaska history storytelling will be presented May 5-6, in Juneau. The show is a fundraiser for the American Bald Eagle Foundation, Juneau Raptor Center and school programs.
An entertaining evening of Classical Mime, Unusual Magical Illusions, and Beyond Houdini Escape, combined with Southeast Alaska history storytelling will be presented May 5-6, in Juneau. Location of the shows will be announced next week.

Vaughn Avery, long time world touring entertainer has developed new shows this year.

Circus performances, mime and music have had him on two tours of Europe as well as two years in Japan. Avery has been as opening act for several top music national acts and specializes in jazz, blues, folk and rock. He has studied music in New Orleans. Chicago and San Francisco are two locations of his performances. Many arts festivals, fairs and work in schools is part of his background. As a master mime, Vaughn has been recognized with letter of recommendations for his student in the Marcel Marceau School in Paris, France.

Amy Satterwhite, a 12th-grader in Haines has studied mime for two years and has mastered "Beyond Houdini" as a premier part of her act. Avery and Satterwhite were members of the cast "Clown Town" a mystery dinner theater show in Haines in March 2006.

Southeast Alaska History Storytelling is a presentation by John H. Venables of Haines. Two characters from last year on the storytelling were William Henry Seward and John Muir. These characters came by the Juneau area, in 1869 and 1879. Interesting material on what were they doing here. Venables' show this time is different from the performance at Haines Day at Nugget Mall on March 24, when there were 140 candles on the cake celebrating the 140th anniversary of the Purchase of Alaska.

These shows are being presented as a fundraiser for the American Bald Eagle Foundation, Juneau Raptor Center and school programs to be presented in the near future.


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