John DePalatis and Mike Kernin are the music teachers at Sitka High School and Blatchley Middle School, respectively. And now, they’re also co-directors of the Sitka Jazz Festival. This year’s event begins Jan. 31.
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Jazz Fest prepares for new season, new directors
Twenty Native languages, including Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian, became official state languages on Thursday, Oct. 23. For Sitka resident Heather Powell, the signing marked a personal victory for a member of her family. more