PUBLISHED: 5:03 PM on Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Juneau Monthly Grind

The showcase of local talent is Friday, May 26. It's the last chance until September to perform a five-minute solo or group skit, song, poem or variety act. The Grind is held at the VFW Hall, behind the Baranof Hotel, with the all ages Family Grind at 7 p.m. and the anything goes, over 21, Bump-n-Grind at 10 p.m. Admission is $5 or free when bringing a dessert to share. Children under 3 are free. To perform or for more information, contact John Leo at 957-2776 or send e-mail to before May 26.

Student music concert

The Juneau Douglas High School students involved in the music department will perform concerts from 7-9 p.m. May 16-18 at the JDHS Auditorium. These concerts are the final concerts of the year and present the best of the students accomplishments this year. On Tuesday night the jazz band, intermediate band, concert band, wind ensemble and concert choir will perform. On Wednesday night the chamber orchestra, strings orchestra, men's choir, women's choir and show choir will perform. On Thursday night the jazz choir and a selection of solos and ensembles, including command performances adjudicated at the Southeast Music Festival held in Sitka in April, will be performed. The concerts will be directed by band director Ken Guiher, orchestra director Julia Bastuscheck, and choir director Richard Moore. For more information, call Ken Guiher at 523-1531.

'Number's Up!'

The one-man clown catastrophe written and performed by John Leo and directed by Roblin Gray Davis will be showing at 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 12-13 and 19-20 in the Phoenix Room at Perseverance Theatre in Douglas. Tickets are available at the door on a sliding scale of $5-15. The show is about a flight-weary clown. What begins as every entertainer's worst nightmare ends in the sweet hereafter, as our humiliated friend wrestles his way through fiasco and debacle. Part mystery play and part vaudeville act, "Number's Up!" uses magic, ventriloquism, music, dance and virtuosic physical theater to tell a story.