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Sharing arts stories with NEA chair

The National Endowment for the Arts is a federal agency poised to celebrate its 50th anniversary next month, and Alaska is fortunate to have had a very special visitor on the eve of that celebration.
Living her dream: Linda Rosenthal reflects on 30 years of Jazz & Classics

Linda Rosenthal vividly remembers the day she made a lifetime commitment to music. It was late summer in her home town of South Bend Indiana, and she had just turned 6 years old.
NEA Chairwoman Jane Chu to visit Juneau Tuesday

Jane Chu, chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Arts, will visit Juneau on Tuesday as part of a brief Alaska tour that also includes stops in Anchorage, Palmer and Sitka.
Zuill Bailey returns to Juneau for Labor Day Concert Sept. 6

Cellist Zuill Bailey will return to Juneau for a concert Sunday Sept. 6, to open Juneau Jazz & Classics's 30th season.
Sitka Summer Music Festival enters final week

The Sitka Summer Music Festival comes to a close this week with a final round of events scheduled through Sunday, June 28. This week's events include a Bach's...
HomeSkillet Fest: A 10 Year Retrospective

Eleven years ago this summer, a few musicians sat around a campfire on a Sitka beach, playing their guitars and pondering the idea of a locally-grown music festival.
Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival begins Friday

The 29th annual Juneau Jazz & Classics festival kicks off this weekend with the modern gospel, soul and R&B sounds of the Jones Family Singers Friday night at Centennial Hall, and continues without pause until swing revival band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy plays the same stage May 16. In between, music of many different genres will grace venues traditional and unusual all over town, performed by musicians renowned for their talents.
Sitka Summer Music Festival purchases Stevenson Hall

SITKA - The Sitka Summer Music Festival has purchased Stevenson Hall, on the historic campus of the former Sheldon Jackson College. The $431,000 deal gives the festival ownership of a permanent home for the first time in its 43-year history.
Zuill Bailey to perform Aug. 30

...violinist Linda Rosenthal in 1986, will be held in Juneau May 1-16.Bailey is the Artistic Director of the Sitka Summer Music Festival, taking over for founding director Paul Rosenthal of Juneau in 2011. His last Juneau performance was in...
Trail blazers

Over the next two weeks, Juneau audiences will have direct access to some of the most interesting and innovative musicians in the country, thanks to Linda Rosenthal and the festival she founded and leads, Juneau Jazz & Classics.


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