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The Capital City Weekly is featuring every week leading up to Juneau Lyric Opera’s Sept. 23 “Who’s Your Diva” competition and fundraiser.
Who's Your Diva? Robin Thomas 090617 AE 1 For the Capital City Weekly The Capital City Weekly is featuring every week leading up to Juneau Lyric Opera’s Sept. 23 “Who’s Your Diva” competition and fundraiser.

Robin Thomas. Courtesy image.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Story last updated at 9/5/2017 - 4:13 pm

Who's Your Diva? Robin Thomas

The Capital City Weekly is featuring every week leading up to Juneau Lyric Opera’s Sept. 23 “Who’s Your Diva” competition and fundraiser. This is the fourth week of Q&As. Follow upcoming divas at capitalcityweekly.com and in our print issue.

The event will take place at Centennial Hall at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.). Tickets go on sale at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center, Hearthside Books and www.juneauopera.org on Aug. 21. Costs $315 for reserved table for 10, or $35 per ticket (reserved seating). For more info visit www.juneauopera.org.

1. What’s your most memorable performance?

I loved singing “The Sound of Music” in elementary school. I think that was the start of my love for singing.

2. How about your embarrassing moment while performing?

I haven’t preformed that much in my life, so nothing embarrassing that I can recall. This performance could be my embarrassing moment. Who knows?!

3. Name three singers who have influenced you throughout your singing career.

Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morissette, and Gwen Stefani.

4. Are there any local performers who inspire you?

I don’t get out much but I’ve always enjoyed watching Lahna Deering.

5. Where’s your favorite place to sing (besides the stage)?

Either the car or around the house. Anything casual.

6. If you could burst out in song anywhere you wanted, where would it be?

Sydney Opera House.

7. What’s on your playlist, what’s your jam?

I don’t actually have a playlist. I’ve always just listened to radio. Now I work at the radio station so that makes it even better. I have the Juneau Radio Center App that I listen to all the time. I mostly listen to Mix 106 and KXJ. I like top hits songs.

8. What are three things you love most about living in Juneau?

The community, being close to my family in Skagway, and living in Alaska’s Capital.

9. You have three sunny days in Juneau… how do you spend your time?

My time with friends and family is the most important thing. On a sunny day I’d like to be at the beach, having a bonfire, and playing with friends.

10. What’s the number one item on your bucket list?

Inner peace and living a whole-hearted life.

To vote for Robin:

https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/DivaRobin

or text DivaRobin to 71777 and follow the prompts!