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My Turn: Nimbus is a relic of the '60s and '70s

An appreciation can be shown toward Mr. Preston and Mr. Smetzer for their comments made in the Juneau Empire on the sculpture "Nimbus". Thank you for your interest. The question: why would Mr. Banghart and Mr.
Agents: 'Titanic' composer James Horner died in plane crash

LOS ANGELES - James Horner, who composed music for dozens of films and won two Oscars for his work on "Titanic," died when his plane crashed in Southern California, his agents confirmed Tuesday. He was 61.
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Alaska teen brings home national poetry prize

...statewide contest gave her the confidence to sign up for the Poetry Out Loud competition sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, she said."Poetry is such a dense style of writing," she said. "A lot of...
Composers Festival to feature David Maslanka

...Bartlett Regional Hospital, Travel by Airline Doctors, and the Alaska State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as other businesses and individuals. Find out more at
Sheldon Jackson Museum to host three Native artists in residence

The National Endowment for the Arts will award $20,000 to the Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum to support the Sheldon Jackson Museum's Native Artist Residency...
My Turn: This national winner speaks Out Loud

The Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA) is Alaska's state arts agency, and our mission is to foster the development of arts for all Alaskans through grants, partnerships, education, and specific programs.
Alaska's Maeva Ordaz wins National Poetry Out Loud Championship

West Anchorage High School senior Maeva Ordaz has made it to the final round of the National Poetry Out Loud Championships taking place this week in Washington D.C.
Ordaz repeats as Poetry Out Loud champ

...students selected poems from an anthology of more than 700 classic and contemporary works, created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation as a resource for the program. During the competition, they are judged by a number...
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What's happening this week

THEATER Opera to Go's "Cunning Little Vixen," 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, March 6 and 7, Thunder Mountain High School. An opera in three acts by Leo? Janacek, with an orchestral reduction by William Todd Hunt.
My Turn: Cheer 'Out Loud' for poetry

...pace since its inception. Poetry Out Loud was begun under the leadership of Dana Gioia, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) from 2003 through 2009. It provides a grant to the arts agency in each state or territory, a basic...


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