Month: May 2011

More music, less hair: Sitka Summer Music Festival at 40

The Sitka Summer Music Festival is a lot less hairy than it used to be. One of the state’s premiere art events, the festival was founded in 1972 by Paul Rosenthal and fellow students from the University of Southern California – all of whom had taken master classes from violinist Jascha Heifetz and cellist Gregor Piatigorsky.

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Sitka Assembly moves $25K to museum from nonprofit funds

The Sitka Historical Society and Museum will likely be able to keep its full-time curator after the Sitka Assembly approved funding at a budget meeting Thursday night. But the $25,000 boost comes at a price for some community nonprofits, which also seek funding from the city.

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Interview: Murals "make the invisible visible"

Muralist Eliseo Art Silva was drawn to the expressive power of art of a young age. An immigrant from the Phillipines, he considers the mural to be one way to give voice to invisible populations. He's been selected as lead artist for Sitka's "Choose Respect" mural project. Silva appeared on the Morning Interview with KCAW's Robert Woolsey and Choose Respect committee members Martina Kurzer and Joe D'Arienzo.

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Westerdam dented after ice bump

The U.S. Coast Guard visited the cruise ship Westerdam during its stop in Sitka on Wednesday to investigate a reported collision between the 936-foot vessel and some ice on Tuesday evening near Hubbard Glacier.

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Correction: How many amphibians in Alaska?

Today's story on the Wood Frog may have left some listeners with the impression that this was the only amphibian in Alaska ("In Alaska, the Wood Frog is the only amphibian found throughout most of the state"). There are actually four kinds of amphibian in Alaska: Frogs, Newts, Salamanders and Toads. There are two kinds of frog; the aforementioned Wood Frog and the Columbia Spotted Frog. There are two types of salamander too; the Long Toed and the Northwestern salamander. The Roughskin Newt and the Western Toad round out the list. The Wood Frog, as the story accurately states, is the only amphibian north of the Arctic Circle.

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