The Morning Interview
Sitka’s 2013 Nutcracker: More snow than ever!
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Nutcracker director Melinda McAdams, and dancers Lione Clare and Wayne Young, talk about this year’s performance (7 PM Fri Dec 6, 2 PM and 7 PM Sat Dec 7, 3 PM Sun Dec 8, Sitka Performing Arts Center, tickets $25/20 at Old Harbor Books). Sitka’s performance has been notable for its use of Alaskan characters in the past, but this time will travel ’round the world.
After 53 years of continuous service, the turbines at Sitka’s Blue Lake Hydro plant are quiet. Walt Dangel, one of the original powerhouse operators at Blue Lake, threw the switches turning off the plant in a small decommissioning ceremony Monday morning (8-18-14). Dangel was assisted by Frank Rogers, Sitka’s senior plant operator. The two old turbines produce a combined 6 megawatts of power. They’re being replaced by three new turbines that will produce 16 megawatts. more
Sitka Fellow Rachel Baxter discusses her work as a multimedia artist and printmaker. Baxter will host a free experimental drawing workshop on Wednesday, August 20th, at 7:30p.m. The workshop will focus on fumage, the act of drawing with smoke. more