The 42nd Alaska Folk Festival is underway in Juneau this week. The lineup has always been diverse, but this year, one band’s lead singer says she doesn’t even know what folk music is.
The residents of Juneau got a surprise today when the city was renamed after an iconic Mattel game. About 25 kids got to go to city hall to witness the “historic” event and, of course, play with the namesake.
Approximately 22,000 tribal members will each get between $129 and $1,082, depending on their status. Dividends will be distributed April 14.
Superdelegates, typically chosen in a prior election, serve as a check on insurgencies and passions of the moment.
“We need to do something differently because our old tactics don’t work. The old tactics of just focusing on the supply don’t work, so we have to go after the demand,” said Lt. Kris Sell.
The Alaska Folk Festival runs April 4-10 in Juneau. It’s a sure sign of spring for hundreds of musicians from all over the state who come to play, jam and listen.
The renewed commitment to diversity comes as the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council is trying to move forward with plans to create the Willoughby Arts Complex.
Koelsch campaigned to “unify” the Juneau Assembly, which had some discord over whether or not to hold a special election — costing the city around $35,000.
The municipal ski area operated for 69 days this season.
Before statehood, before the Alaska Marine Highway System, there was the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament in Juneau. This year, the event turns 70.