Juneau-based musician Marian Call came to Alaska with experience composing classical music. But upon her arrival in Anchorage, the kind of music she was interested in making began to change - and a little more than 10 years later, some of her many songs include "The Nerd Anthem," "I Wish I Were a Real Alaskan Girl," "Space Weird Thing" and "Never Measure - A Recipe in Song." (If you've ever wanted to learn how to make smoked salmon corn chowder through song, this is your chance.)
Four individuals and three organizations were honored with Mayor's Awards Friday during an event hosted and organized by the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council.
According to the law of conservation of energy, energy can't be created or destroyed, only changed from one form into another. Less scientifically, it could be argued that this rule of physics also applies to individual human lives and their influence.
Over the past few years, many local arts groups have celebrated 40th anniversaries - the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, Juneau Dance Theatre, and Juneau Lyric Opera, just to name a few. In this recurring feature of the Capital City Weekly, we will take a closer look at the factors that contributed to this surge of activity, through conversations with some of the movers and shakers of the art world.
KETCHIKAN - Jennifer Jackson is back from her experience representing Alaska in a pageant for women who use wheelchairs, and now she's working on getting Alaska's first competition started for next year.
SITKA - From 500 feet in the air it is easy to see the scars last week's landslides cut into the side of Harbor Mountain. Two enormous trenches, one nearly 1,500 feet in length, mark where two of the six total slides in the region careened down the mountain Aug. 18, leveling everything in their paths.
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