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Zurich-based architects to lead next 'Bling' lecture

The Alaska Design Forum's 2013-14 lecture series "Bling" continues next week with a presentation by internationally recognized architects Gabrielle Hächler and Andreas Fuhrmann, principals of the Zurich-based architecture firm aFGh architects.
Asper Smith to present Coffee & Collections at city museum Saturday

...Eiseman Color Institute, and received her Master's in Fine Arts in Museum Exhibition Planning and Design from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After receiving her MFA she began working as a museum exhibit designer, which...
Snakes, cockroaches and one blood

It's been a year of contrast for world music mezzo-soprano Lila (pronounced Leela) Downs, a product of contrast herself. In March, she became the first Latin woman to perform an Oscar-nominated song at the Academy Awards when she sang "Burn It Blue" from the soundtrack to "Frida" with Brazilian legend Cateano Veloso.
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Juneau Empire Story Archive Bette Midler and Ben Vereen. For the past 20 years, he has been a jazz and classical music educator at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, formerly known as the Philadelphia Music Academy. Solot earned his bachelor's and master's...
Asper-Smith, Watley wed

Asper-Smith, Watley wed Sarah Asper-Smith and Mitch Watley married Aug. 20 at Thane Ore House. The bride is the daughter of Bridget Smith and Jim Asper of Juneau.
UAS student wins two awards for her art

...Juried Exhibition featured 19 undergraduate and 21 graduate students from around the country. It was hosted by the University of the Arts' Rosenwald Wolf Gallery in Philadelphia. "I was so excited to even get into the show," Parker said. "I was...
Alaska Robotics: A creative quartet

Sarah Asper-Smith, Lou Logan, Pat Race and Aaron Suring are four creative artists who have joined forces to make their unique mark on Juneau's art scene. With various specialties and overlapping interests, the members of this creative quartet each do their part to contribute to the collective in their own ways.
A year of mixing classical and jazz produces the sound of Alaska

Alaska: majestic and funky.
Jazz and classical veteran to compose a score for Alaska

Tales told in bars and bookstores, along with seeing wildlife and wilderness, helped a visiting composer write a new piece of music with Alaska's grandeur as a backdrop.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Composer Evan Solot has created a 23-minute musical work inspired by the people and landscape of Alaska. The four-part concerto combines funk, jazz, bebop, gospel, bluegrass and classical elements.


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