The Nude and Rude Revue burlesque troupe smiles on stage during an October 2018 performance in Juneau. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire File)

The Nude and Rude Revue burlesque troupe smiles on stage during an October 2018 performance in Juneau. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire File)

Burlesque, Northwest Coast art classes, Rasmuson awards: Arts news in brief

News briefs for the week of Oct. 17, 2019.

Burlesque troupe comes back to Juneau

The Nude and Rude Revue is coming back into view.

The Skagway burlesque troupe led by Juneauites Taylor Vidic and Cameron Brockett is coming back to the capital city as part of an Alaska and Yukon tour. Performances are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26.

On Friday and Saturday, the troupe will host 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. performances at The Red Dog Saloon. All four shows will feature Juneau favorites as core troupe members, as well as local guest performers.​ The show features glamour, humor, sparkle, sass, and The Better Than Boobs Band. A bonus, music-heavy show is planned for Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Rendezvous.

A portion of profits will be donated to a local nonprofit. Last year’s recipient was AWARE.

University of Alaska Sitka designer earns Rasmuson Foundation award

John Ingman, an instructional designer at the Sitka campus of the University of Alaska Southeast, will receive a Rasmuson Foundation individual artist project award in the Folk and Traditional Arts category.

John Ingman, an instructional designer at the Sitka campus of the University of Alaska Southeast, will receive a Rasmuson Foundation individual artist project award in the Folk and Traditional Arts category. (Courtesy Photo | University of Alaska Southeast)

John Ingman, an instructional designer at the Sitka campus of the University of Alaska Southeast, will receive a Rasmuson Foundation individual artist project award in the Folk and Traditional Arts category. (Courtesy Photo | University of Alaska Southeast)

Ingman plays the bagpipes, specifically the Uilleann pipes, which connects with his Irish heritage, according to UAS. Ingman plans to use the $7,500 award to advance his knowledge and performance by studying with a champion piper and traveling to piper gatherings.

“I was really shocked and surprised when I got the call saying I had won an award,” Ingman said in a release. “This is a truly life changing event and I can’t thank the Rasmuson Foundation enough. It is fantastic how they support the arts in Alaska, and I am grateful to be part of that.”

Sealaska Heritage Institute accepts apps for classes

Sealaska Heritage Insitute, a nonprofit for protecting and promoting Alaska Native arts, culture and languages, is sponsoring a couple of upcoming classes at the Walter Soboleff Building.

Tsimshian artist David R. Boxley stands by their bronze house posts during an unveiling ceremony in front of the Walter Soboleff Center by Sealaska Heritage Institute on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Tsimshian artist David R. Boxley stands by their bronze house posts during an unveiling ceremony in front of the Walter Soboleff Center by Sealaska Heritage Institute on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

A free intermediate and advance formline class with David R. Boxley is scheduled for Nov. 16-24 with an application deadline of Nov. 1. Applications can be submitted at https://tinyurl.com/y4oq7srh. Three credits from University of Alaska Southeast are available as part of the course, which raises its cost by $90.

A $25 Northwest Coast art, history and culture with Steve Henrikson is scheduled for Nov. 4-15 and Dec. 2-14. Its application deadline is Oct. 28.

Applications can be submitted at https://bit.ly/2pvm6B7.

Three credits from University of Alaska Southeast are available as part of the course, which raises its cost by $90.

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