Megan Pasternak is coordinating the dessert competition at this year's Sitka Seafood Festival Banquet, which is Friday August 7, 2015. Cakes, pies, and cupcake entries are welcome and the contest is open to all ages. Registration is due to Pasternak by 5 p.m. Wednesday, August 5 and desserts must be delivered to Allen Auditorium by 2 p.m. on Friday, August 7. Downloadable audio.
If you walk past the Sitka Fine Arts Camp on any given day, you may hear the sounds of a saxophone, flute or trumpet emanating from one of the buildings. But this week at camp, the Native Jazz Workshop was in session--and students took their passion for jazz to a new level: by learning how it intersects with native culture.
A Wings of Alaska flight from Juneau to Hoonah went down on land just north of Pt. Howard, with five people on board.
The barge picking up marine debris from Alaska's coastline will skip Southeast. Regional communities are sticking with existing disposal agreements.
Superintendent Mary Miller announces that Sitka National Historical Park has entered into a cooperative management agreement with the state of Alaska to maintain a portion of Sitka's state parks. As of June 30th, the maintenance staff of Sitka NHP has been taking care of the grounds of Baranof Castle Hill and the historic portions of Old Sitka. The agreement will continue through Alaska Day of 2015. Downloadable audio.
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The Native Jazz Quartet is hosting a jazz workshop in Sitka this week, with an emphasis on arranging cultural music within jazz compositions. Ed Littlefield (drums) and Christian Fabian (upright bass) talk about the goals of the workshop and their upcoming performance as the Native Jazz Trio, with pianist Reuel Lubag, this Saturday (07-18-15) at 7 p.m. at the Odess Theater in Allen Hall. Downloadable audio.
Larisa and Ernest Manewal are local photographers, who just published "Southeast Alaska: A Photographic Passage." The 144-page book is filled with images of Southeast taken by the father and daughter in their travels. Downloadable audio.
The New Old Time Chautauqua ended its Southeast Alaska tour in Sitka on Monday (7-13-15) with a performance at the Russian Orthodox Cemetery
Paul Magid, the tour coordinator with the New Old Time Chautauqua, shares plans for the group's final day in Sitka, which includes a potluck and a concert in memory of the community's ancestors. Magid was joined by local storyteller Bob Sam to talk about the spirit of Chautauqua and bringing communities together through learning. Downloadable audio.