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HomeSkillet Fest: A 10 Year Retrospective

...group had been recording their songs under the label HomeSkillet Records, and wanted an outlet to promote and perform the new music they were creating. What followed was the first unofficial fest at a friend's birthday party, on a make-shift stage...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-07-22/homeskillet-fest-10-year-retrospective
Art
Deering and Down to release new music video this week

A new music video from former Juneau band Deering and Down will be released this week, on Wednesday, June 3. The single, "You're the...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-06-03/deering-and-down-release-new-music-video-
Art
Symphony to present final concert of season featuring Youth Solo winners

...will be the final concert in the symphony's Conductor Candidate season. The organization announced Wednesday that its new music director and conductor is Troy Quinn, who will lead his first concert in October. Find out more at http://juneauempire...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-06-10/symphony-present-final-concert-season-fea
Art
New conductor carries baton from Los Angeles

Following an extensive nationwide search, the Juneau Symphony has selected a new music director and conductor to lead its orchestra: Troy Quinn of Los Angeles.Reached earlier this week by phone, Quinn said he was...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-03/new-conductor-carries-baton-los-angeles
Local | Art
School Board audit clean

...board member Sean O'Brien were sworn in earlier this week.One proposal discussed Tuesday was the introduction of a new music program curriculum, which has not been updated since 2002.An audit recently prepared by Means was presented in an Independent...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-22/school-board-audit-clean
Local
Couple taps into passion for vinyl at Anchorage store

...Opening the shop is part of his record purge to make space for new vinyl at home.Steve also orders a smaller variety of new music."Him and I collect records very differently," Verna said. "I have this small little stack, and those are what...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/couple-taps-passion-vinyl-anchorage-sto
State
11 Questions: King Volcano

...anything art, just so long as you put a frame around it and hang it on the wall. That has always inspired me to write new music, find musicians who want to play it, and ultimately perform the music for an audience, thus figuratively framing my...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-11-13/11-questions-king-volcano
Art
Opera To Go's Amalga Chamber Orchestra concert celebrates 10 years

...Cello and Orchestra," features University of Alaska Fairbanks professor Karl Knapp on cello. Knapp, an advocate of new music, frequently tours with the cello and percussion ensemble HooDuo.Also featured will be Ralph Vaugh Williams' "The...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-11-21/opera-gos-amalga-chamber-orchestra-concer
Art
If Legislature stays on course, school district will keep more teachers

...Legislature's current budget has enough money to save those 10 teachers, three other positions, allow the district to purchase a new music curriculum and help the district maintain $140,000 in assistance for high school activities.Should the city continue...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-10/if-legislature-stays-course-school-dist
Local
Arts are essential elements of education

...always been a visionary, and back in 2009 she received a fellowship allowing her to leave Juneau for a period to study new music educational models in Boston, Scotland, and Venezuela. Heagy returned with an ambitious goal, the creation of a new...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-10-01/arts-are-essential-elements-education
Opinion

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