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...donors he would shift focus to improving high school education and expanding access to health care. Academy Award-winning composer Jerry Goldsmith died in Beverly Hills, California, at age 75. Richard Bloch (cq), co-founder of H&R Block, the world's...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-21
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In the Stacks: Large print

...vet in time to save her. But Els is a dreamer, classical composer and an inveterate tinkerer with his own home microbiology lab...in encoding musical scripts into DNA. When Els looks to his composer and musician friends for support, they hatch a scheme that...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-17/stacks-large-print
Art
Sitka Symposium returns

...Literature Hall of Fame. He has written 13 books and won numerous awards for poetry, fiction and essays.? Molly Sturges, a composer, performer and artistic director. She is the cofounder of Littleglobe, a New Mexico-based nonprofit.? Winona LaDuke...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-17/sitka-symposium-returns
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Pickett, orchestra fare well in weekend concert

...assertive hands of pianist Tanya Gabrielian made full dynamic use of the concert-grand piano in meeting the fiery demands of composer Brahms. Yet, her gentle fingers made the more legato lines sing, especially in the calmer sections of the first two movements...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-03/pickett-orchestra-fare-well-weekend-conce
Art
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...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2011-05-11/meet-composers-event-be-held-monday
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Pickett to lead final symphony concerts this weekend

...on, but about how it came to be. The composer's thoughts, his peers, and even the...Clara. Brahms is Kyle's favorite composer, I believe, so the stories were passionate...piece of music, a vivid tale of the composer's life was just the thing to bring...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-06-12/pickett-lead-final-symphony-concerts-week
Art
'Warriors' a portrait of Alaska Natives in combat

...during WWII, who patrolled a little stretch of the Chukchi Sea with her .30-06 and a dog team."Original music by Tlingit composer Ed Littlefield of Sitka highlights the connections between all these time periods and reinforces the cultural framework for...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-06-26/warriors-portrait-alaska-natives-combat
Art
More than dance

...you're listening to the song and you see the hand motions of the songs, you are immersed in that moment, with whoever that composer is. You can understand and you can feel what that person was seeing and feeling at that time."One song the dancers will...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-11/more-dance
Local | Art
New nonfiction DVDs

...Kings and Queens have supported composers and musicians and their reasons...Henry VIII, for instance, was a composer and collector of musical instruments...are over 40 live recordings from composers now synonymous with Great Britain...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-06-05/new-nonfiction-dvds
Art
Trail blazers

...ensembles from 3 continents. In performance they are known for modern compositions - some of which they've commissioned from composers around the world - as well as for arrangements of classical works.The Akropolis Reed Quintet will be accompanying a "Not-so-silent...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-05-01/trail-blazers
Art

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