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Todd Parmley performs David Sedaris’ one-man play “The Santaland Diaries” to a sold-out crowd at the Eagles Hall Sept. 7. Chris Ides also appeared, like a live prop, to help Parmley with dress and moving things around on stage. A razor-sharp look at working at Macy’s Santaland as an elf, the play shows how Christmas is warped by memories,parental expectations and retail marketing. The pair received a standing ovation. The show’s opening act was a spirited exhibition of folded airplane flying. Dimitra Lavrakas


Bluegrass band plays Dippers fund-raiser
The Panhandle Crabgrass Revival Band of Juneau will play the Red Onion following the Little Dippers auction tonight. The bluegrass bankd has toured extensively around the state, playing at most major
festivals including the Alaska Folk Fest and the Andersen Bluegrass and Country Music Festival, as well as in Washington state at Wintergrass. This will be the group’s second trip to Skagway. It also will play Saturday night.

Local artists shine their light at local show
“Shades of Light,” an exhibit of Skagway local artists, will be held tomorrow in the store at the corner of Seventh and Broadway. The space, a vacant jewelry store, was donated for the event by Dennis Corrington.
A reception is planned for Sept. 14, 6-9 p.m. with classical guitar music by Daniel and fire spinning by Alexia.
The show will be open to the public Sept. 14 and 15, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, call Aaron at 983-3157.