Spring may be here, but at the Buckwheat, winter is coming
It was about 15 years ago that Pete Lucchetti decided to help build a skier aid station for the Buckwheat Ski Classic, an annual cross country ski race on the trails just north of Skagway.
Symphony conductor candidate #3 to lead concerts this weekend
Conductor Jeremy Briggs Roberts' career path took an unexpectedly sharp turn during his first year in graduate school. At that point in his life, he had completed a double major in politics and music at the University of Puget Sound, and though playing the piano was a big part of his life, he had decided to pursue a career in law. Then he came face-to-face with a force of nature: Hungarian-American conductor Peter Sandor Eros.
A Little Touch of Harry at McPhetres Hall
I am a big fan of Theatre in the Rough's productions of Shakespeare, and this new production of "Henry V" does not disappoint. A sometimes brilliant director, Aaron Elmore knows these plays better than anyone else in Juneau and always seems to uncover new facets to Shakespeare's lines. So let me say right off the bat: Go see this play. It's one of Shakespeare's masterpieces, and our Theatre-in-the-Ruffians do a good job of bringing it to life.
Photos: Gold Medal 2015
Coverage of the gold Medal 2015 games.
Exploring natural connections
You might have heard the saying that a flutter of a butterfly's wings can change the course of the future. Juneau biologist and naturalist Bob Armstrong spoke at a recent Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center Fireside lecture about "Natural Connections in Alaska," the subject, and title, of a book he wrote with ecologist Mary F. Willson. Redbreasted sapsuckers and wood debris piles in rivers may not be quite as fragile as a butterfly's wings, but they could well inspire their own sayings. A few highlights from the talk:

Someone gives you a machine that allows you to go anywhere you want. Where do you go?
The top of Mount Roberts. It's the only way I'm going to get there.
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