A big night in the arts

...for "What Is This?" - a conceptual improv-groove band that also features violinist/composer Elena Lukina- EL and multi-instrumentalist/composer Yngvil Vatn Guttu. Alaska State Writer Laureate? Frank Soos, Professor Emeritus, University...
Harsh land and raw emotion test 'The Homesman'

...including production designer Merideth Boswell, costume designer Lahly Poore and an wind-and-natural-sound-driven score by composer Marco Beltrami.Jones has a better brand of old coot in George Briggs than he's had in a while. Briggs is a wily creature...
Meet the composers event to be held Monday

...Juneau-Douglas City Museum will host a special Jazz & Classics presentation, Meet the Composers, from 7-8:30 p.m. on Monday, May 16. Meet the Composers will feature Claire Daly and Steve Hudson, who will discuss the upcoming world premiere...
Page to Stage Workshop to feature "Christmas Doll" author

Author Joan Cushing, playwright and composer of "The Christmas Doll", is in Juneau this week to lead...Theatre. During the workshop, she'll share tricks of the composer/adapter's trade, help participants brainstorm ideas...
'Christmas Doll' performances start Friday

...While she was in town, Cushing also led educational programs at the Juneau Public Libraries, working with aspiring local composers and writers on the process of adapting a story for the stage.This weekend, Northern Lights Junior Theatre will bring Cushing's...
Daughters of the New Moon to host workshops, performance

...workshops and a dance performance this week, featuring visiting instructor Karim Nagi. Nagi is a native Egyptian drummer, DJ, composer and folk dancer who arrived in the US in high school. He was a faculty member of the New England Conservatory for five years...
Alaska composer and ocean scientists among 10 given Heinz awards for work on environment

PITTSBURGH - Fairbanks composer John Luther Adams is one of 10 winners of the Heinz Award, which this year recognized those whose work benefited the environment...
Bailey and Downes to present "Made in America"

...1, in a combined performance focusing on American composers. "Made in America" will be presented one time only...m. at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center.Featured composers include Samuel Barber, Dave Brubeck, Leonard Bernstein...
Via 'Chicago'

...Cohen was also given a job well-suited to his expertise as a composer, jazz historian and musician, one he could really sink his...the process, Cohen said he wanted to be sure to retain the composer's original musical intention and present that in the best...
Arts calendar

...present poems on stage.Page to Stage Workshop, 1-4 p.m., Douglas Public Library. With Joan Cushing, playwright/composer of "The Christmas Doll." For students 9 and up. Free but limited to 15 participants. Call 586-0434 to advance register...


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