Zuill’s rocky island
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Renowned cellist and Artistic Director of the Sitka Summer Music Festival, Zuill Bailey was the guest castaway on Deserted Island on July 12, 2013. No big surprise that Zuill’s list contained Dvorak, Bach and Brahms. But rock & roll from Kiss and the Stone Temple Pilots? Hear the stories behind the ten songs that Zuill would choose to have if stranded on a deserted island, perhaps forever. A recipe for Zuill’s favorite family dessert will be posted shortly.
KISS- Detroit Rock City
Bee Gees- Staying alive
Gershwin- Rhapsody in Blue
Dvorak Cello Concerto mv’t 1
Stone Temple Pilots- Wicked Garden
Queen- One Vision
Bach – Chaconne
Bach – Goldberg Variations
Ray LaMontagne – For the Summer
Brahms – Lullaby for Cello and Piano
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Six staff with the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and one state geologist will be in Sitka for two days, to walk city officials and citizens through the process of procuring disaster aid. more