A few years ago in a November blizzard, Ian Seward picked up Graham Kraft and Lindsay Johnson, his new neighbors, as they were hitchhiking into Haines. It was the first time they'd met, and they soon found they had a lot to talk about.
Leo Janá ek's opera "The Cunning Little Vixen" ("P íhody li ky Bystrou ky") is somewhat difficult to describe, said Opera to Go's artistic director William Todd Hunt. Based on a serialized comic novella by Rudolf T snohlídek (illustrated by Stanislav Lolek) that first appeared in a Czech newspaper in the 1920s, the opera features multiple roles for animals, including the vixen of the title as well as a fox, badger, frog and mosquito, among many other creatures. Depending on the production, it can be whimsical and cartoonish, or more serious and philosophical.
Art in Unusual Places
The CCW welcomes reader-submitted images of art in unusual or unexpected places. Photographers of all levels of ability are invited to send in images of natural or urban subjects that they find artistically inspiring or intriguing.
In the national spotlight: Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
A world away from Alaska, music is being made that echoes inspiration absorbed here years ago. Songwriter and performer Frank Solivan no longer calls Alaska home, but the connection between his band Dirty Kitchen and the state is strong.
Music lessons return to Angoon's schools
It's been a while since kids in Angoon have had regular music classes, but Salvation Army Major Cathy Quinn is volunteering in the schools to try and fix that.

You can have coffee or tea with anyone who has ever lived. Who do you choose?
"Probably an old president or something - as for which one, I don't know - to get a perspective on how times were then compared to now."
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