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SHS Music director John DePalatis brings his Vocal Jazz Ensemble to the studio: Hallie Bernhoft, Samantha Robinson, Rosie Palof, Destony Rosas, and Cassie Gillespie perform ‘Til There Was You from ‘The Music Man.’ The Sitka JazzFest runs this Thu-Sat, Feb 6-8. Tickets are $10/$25/$45 for an all-Festival pass.
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SHS Vocal Jazz warms up this week’s fest
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