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Classical guitarist David Leisner began playing in the world of folk and choral music, and embraced classical music later. “It completes me,” he said. Leisner is performing this Friday and Saturday (June 7 & 8, 7:30 PM, Harrigan Centennial Hall, $20/15 Old Harbor Books, online, or at the door) at the Sitka Summer Music Festival. He appeared on the Morning Interview with KCAW’s Robert Woolsey.
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David Leisner: Classical music ‘completes me’
Sitka JazzFest! director Mike Kernin says this year's festival will feature Grammy-winning violinist Mads Toling, among its headliners. Also trumpeter Kenny Washington, vocalist Kenny Washington, and the Dewayne Pate trio. For a complete rundown of artists and performances, visit Sitka JazzFest! Downloadable audio. more
The activities budget for Sitka High School may have reached a tipping point -- and it could force the end of some programs. The Sitka School Board heard a report from activities director LieuDell Goldsberry earlier this month. Between the recent addition of several new activities and a reduction in district spending, most programs have seen a cut of at least 40-percent over two years. more