Arts

Alaska Originals, Arts@360

The Alaska String Band and Will Putman

This episode features two concerts: Juneau’s Alaska String Band, and Will Putman of Fairbanks. Hear the Alaska String Band’s fast picking and unique interpretations of Alaskan stories and Will Putman explore solitude, beer making and friendship.

Special Arts Programs

Worl Skates Into the Burke

The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in Seattle recently opened an exhibit called “Here and Now: Native Artists Inspired.” Among the new works by the contemporary artists, are two skateboard decks that Juneau-based Tlingit artist Rico Lanáat’ Worl designed and painted. KTOO’s Scott Burton visited Worl at his store in Juneau and brings…

Arts@360, Writers' Showcase

Holidays 2014

This episode of 360 North’s Writers’ Showcase features several holiday-themed short stories and essays, written by Geoff Kirsch, Rebeecca Braun, Carol Prentice and Seth Kantner. Actress Patricia Hull reads Carol Prentice’s piece. Hear what it’s like to make Chanukah latkes for 30 with “help” from the kids, and what Christmas can be like on the…

Alaska Originals, Arts@360

Amy Lou and Josh Lockhart

This concert features Soldotna’s Amy Lou and Juneau’s Josh Lockhart. Amy Lou kicks off the hour with songs inspired by teaching, collaborative art and courtship. Featuring guitar, bass (Jeff Boman), drums (Dave Hurley) and cello (Meghan Johnson), Josh Lockhart’s quartet entertains us with songs about love, commitment and solace in Central Park.

Alaska Originals, Arts@360

Sarah Hanson and Tony Tengs

This episode features two concerts: Nome’s Sarah Hanson and Juneau’s Tony Tengs. Singer songwriters Sarah Hanson and Tony Tengs bring us their unique perspectives on things Alaskan and otherwise. Nome resident Sarah Hanson sings to bears, her lover, and about a nasty storm that shakes her home. Juneau’s Tony Tengs postulates on peace, skunk cabbage,…

Alaska Originals, Arts@360

Rob Cohen Jazz Group

The Rob Cohen Jazz Group takes the stage with a performance they’re calling “Contrafaction”. Rob is a teacher and composer, with a deep knowledge of Jazz and close to 30 years of experience performing in Alaska. http://RobCohenMusic.com Rob Cohen – Composer, Piano Alexie Painter – Bass Clay Good – Drums Doug Bridges – Sax Recorded…

Arts@360, Writers' Showcase

Endurance

In this episode of Writers’ Showcase hear short stories and essays from Alaskan writers Joe Karson, Martha Amore, Kirsa Hughes-Skandijs, and James P. Sweeney. The summer-inspired theme is “endurance” and works are read by actors Ryan Conarro, Donnie Gott, Allison Holtkamp, and Roblin Gray Davis.

Juneau World Affairs Council

Spreading the Venezuelan Music Program El Sistema Worldwide

Tony Woodcock is President of the New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) in Boston. The NEC just graduated its fifth class of Sistema Fellows. These Fellows are educated in Venezuela’s El Sistema music principles, which Tony will explain in his talk. The Fellows are creating and leading musical education centers for children throughout the United…

Alaska Originals, Arts@360

Todd Grebe and Cold Country

Todd Grebe and Cold Country is a band with deep roots in Alaska that plays original roots music of the honkytonk flavor. Hear their version of Americana infused with bluegrass fiddle and mandolin, three-part harmonies and dance-friendly waltzes.

Alaska Originals, Arts@360

Kray Van Kirk

Kray Van Kirk is an Alaskan singer-songwriter, delivering performances that the Borderline Folk Club in New York called “…what every singer-songwriter should aspire to.” Expertly performed on both a six and a twelve string guitar, his songs tell rich stories with many timeless and universal themes.

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