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.
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.
Falls are the single greatest risk to older Alaskans' health, independence, and quality of life. In Alaska, an estimated one-third of seniors over the age of 65 and half of those over the age of 80 will fall each year. Falls are the number one cause of fractures, hospital admissions for trauma, and injury deaths among older adults. Hip fractures are the leading fall-related injury that results in hospitalization and loss of independence.
In college, my buddies and I would descend on Chili's and order the queso dip by its nickname, "Fat Dip." This happened so often, one of the waitresses would greet us with a flirtatious smile and, "Hey guys, fat dip?"
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.
Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center hosts University of Alaska Southeast experts on Friday, Feb. 28 to speak on the 2014 jokulhlaup or glacial outburst flood. This is the eighth Fireside Lecture in the 2015 series sponsored by the US Forest Service. Lectures occur at 6:30 p.m. and repeat at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Haines - Alaska Arts Confluence has announced its second round of commissions for the Fort Seward Historic District Sculpture Garden. Artist proposals accepted in this round are from Rob Goldberg, Tresham Gregg, David Pahl, John Hagen, Adrian Revenaugh, Jim Heaton, and Sarah Bishop.
The explosive popularity of craft beer since the mid-1980s has not only fueled jobs and has become a viable economic engine across the United States, it's driven improvements in the various mediums that craft beer is packaged in. Breweries have choices when they start up and eventually expand when it comes to how their artisan products are delivered to thirsty customers.
I cannot believe this but I have another cold. This is the second one in about two months. It is very rare for me to get sick, but to have two colds in such a short time is ridiculous. I'm such a big baby when I'm sick and I want to be taken care of and pampered. This includes massages, treats of all sorts, and lots of orange juice brought to me while I suffer silently in bed. Ok, not so silently if you ask Captain Grant.
The Rotary Clubs of Juneau are sponsoring a food drive for the Southeast Alaska Food Bank on Saturday Feb. 28, from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the following locations: Super Bear Supermarket, Fred Meyer and Foodland IGA.
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.