Juneau Cabaret’s special concert series inspired by the “Great American Songbook” starts its third season this weekend with a look at the works of Jerome Kern. (Michael Maasen | Unsplash)

Juneau Cabaret’s special concert series inspired by the “Great American Songbook” starts its third season this weekend with a look at the works of Jerome Kern. (Michael Maasen | Unsplash)

Juneau Cabaret starts Season 3 of ‘Great American’ concert series

The third season of Juneau Cabaret’s special “Great American Songbook” concert series starts this weekend.

The pay-what-you can concerts will be 2 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Andrew P. Kashevaroff Building, 395 Whittier St., and Sept. 30 at Mendenhall Valley Library, 3025 Riverside Drive. This year marks the first time the concert series has included performances in the Mendenhall Valley.

Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

The concerts will profile the work of Jerome Kern, who is best known for his contributions to Broadway shows and movies. Some of his most famous compositions include “Old Man River,” “The Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” and “Long Ago (and Far Away).”

Featured singers are Zebadiah Bodine, Alyssa Fischer, Allison Holtkamp and Heather Mitchell. It will be narrated by Laura Haywood and feature accompaniment from Tom Locher and David Sheakley-Early.

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