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Juana Ghani has a big night Friday.
Spotlight show • It might be Friday the 13th, but there's no need to barricade yourself in your home. After all, Bar Deluxe's Underground Gypsy Cabaret offers a night of music, burlesque, magic, pole-dancing and belly dancers. The event serves as a CD release party for the local underground Gypsy band Juana Ghani, which is releasing its first full-length album, "Shall We Live Forever." In addition, Juana Ghani co-founder Brian Bonell will release his first book, the 131-page novella Kasojeni Bay. "They both stand alone," said co-founder Leisl Bonell in a phone interview, "but they do complement each other." The band's new album was recorded in November with 13 musicians from different musical backgrounds. For example, the accordion player is a folkie, while the mandolin player comes from the punk scene. But the musicians believe in the common cause of the band's unofficial motto, "Follow your passion." And concertgoers don't need to worry about their sensitive sensibilities. "Everything is well within Utah decency standards," Leisl Bonell said.When • Friday. Doors open at 9 p.m.Where • Bar Deluxe, 666 S. State St., Salt Lake CityTickets • $7 at door
Editor's note: Tribune staffer Tony Semerad is a member of the band.