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Russian pianist Alexander Tutunov is the father of 8-month old twin girls. Teaching and performing in Sitka this weekend, by comparison, is a vacation. He and Kenley Jackson, with the Sitka Fine Arts Camp, discuss a planned master class (audience welcome 7PM Friday, January 25, Sitka Performing Arts Center, $10 at the door), and a concert recital (7PM Saturday, January 26, same venue, $20 Old Harbor Books).
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Tutunov to perform, teach during Sitka “vacation”
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