Antonio Vivaldi — Ottone in Villa. Vivaldi was already well-established as a composer of instrumental music in 1713 when his career took a major shift. First he received an appointment in Venice as a choral maestro that made him responsible for supplying liturgical music for regular services as well as for special occasions. Then he received a commission from a new theater in the provincial city of Vincenza to produce his first opera. The result was Ottone in Villa, a semi-serious work with plenty of comic elements in the plot. Vivaldi went on to compose over forty operas that have only recently begun to receive the attention they deserve. Richard Hickox leads the Collegium Musicum 90.
- A swath of downtown Juneau went dark for about a half hour on Friday morning. AEL&P blamed the outage on unspecified equipment failure in a feeder circuit.
- It aims to preserve Alaska Native culture by giving tribes and tribal organizations the ability to oversee local child welfare problems, rather than social workers coming in from outside their communities. That often results in children being removed from their communities.
- Dressed in full Gwich’in regalia, Potts recounted growing up in a modest dirt-floor hunting cabin in Eagle, losing someone close to suicide, and taking the conventions theme of strength in unity to get back to enjoying life again.
- The Juneau School District wants to consolidate its two high school football programs and cheer squads. Superintendent Dr. Mark Miller said at a press conference Thursday afternoon that the decision to send a formal request to the Alaska School Activities Association has been two years in the making.