Monthly Archives: July 2012
After about as much time (two weeks) as it might take to hold auditions and cast a traditional student musical, the Sitka Fine Arts Camp will bring a complete show to the stage. Bye Bye Birdie opens Friday evening (7-27-12 7 PM in the Sitka Performing Arts Center), with full cast, orchestra, and sets. The show is loosely-based on Elvis Presley's enlistment in the military.
After only two weeks of rehearsal on a Broadway-level of intensity, the Sitka Fine Arts Camp will stage the musical Bye Bye Birdie this weekend (7 PM Fri Jul 27, 2 PM & 7 PM Sat Jul 28, Sitka Performing Arts Center; Tickets $20 at Old Harbor Books). Conductor and vocal director Andrew Hames, instrument director Ed Littlefield, rehearsal pianist Susan Wingrove, and performers Gavin Struempler and Ben Gordon discuss the show's intense schedule.
Michelle Putz, Matt Hunter file for assembly seats; Cass Pook files for school board, with deadline nearing. Sen. Begich enters Sitka's resolution opposing "corporate personhood" into Congressional Record during floor speech. Sitka Fine Arts Camp to stage full production of "Bye, Bye Birdie" after only two weeks of rehearsal. Wrangell community smokehouse to be dedicated Friday (7-27-12).
Sitka’s opposition to “corporate personhood” has been formally entered into the Congressional Record. Alaska Sen. Mark Begich asked for Sitka’s resolution to be entered into the official proceedings of the United States Congress during a floor speech on July 17th.
Sitka assembly advances a scaled-back harbor rate proposal. Downtown cruise dock ballot initiative receives lukewarm support. Assembly runs out of time; recesses until 6 PM tonight (7-25-12), 3rd floor conference room, City Hall. Author and Sitka Fellow Ross Perlin will spend the summer researching Third World poverty within the US.
A Brooklyn-based author plans to spend the summer doing research on third-world poverty – inside the US. Ross Perlin is one of eight Sitka Fellows living on the Sheldon Jackson campus in July and August. This is the first year of the program, designed to foster visionary thinking in young people under thirty. If he’s successful, Third World Next Door will be Perlin’s second major book.