Music

Franz Felkl, concertmaster and artistic director for the Juneau Symphony, leads a rehearsal at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Dec. 7. (Dana Zigmund/Juneau Empire)
Franz Felkl, concertmaster and artistic director for the Juneau Symphony, leads a rehearsal at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Dec. 7. (Dana Zigmund/Juneau Empire)
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Stephen Qucang Blanchett, creative director of Rock Aak’w Indigenous Music Festival, shoots an ad for the festival, which will begin on Nov. 5, at Mayor Bill Overstreet Park on Oct. 19, 2021.
Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire 
Stephen Qucang Blanchett, creative director of Rock Aak’w Indigenous Music Festival, shoots an ad for the festival, which will begin on Nov. 5, at Mayor Bill Overstreet Park on Oct. 19, 2021.
Eirn Heist plays guitar during the recording of her forthcoming single and EP, which share a title, "Another Rainy Day." (Courtesy Photo / Annie Bartholomew)

Forecast calls for ‘Another Rainy Day’

Singer-songwriter Erin Heist records 1st EP, releases single.

Eirn Heist plays guitar during the recording of her forthcoming single and EP, which share a title, "Another Rainy Day." (Courtesy Photo / Annie Bartholomew)
Members of the Argus String Quartet play a Brown Bag Concert at the State Office Building on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, during the annual Juneau Jazz Classics Festival. COVID-19 forced the festival online in 2020, but organizers are looking forward to a hybrid festival in May. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire File)

Live classical music will fill the air and airways in May

Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival will resume in a hybrid format

Members of the Argus String Quartet play a Brown Bag Concert at the State Office Building on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, during the annual Juneau Jazz Classics Festival. COVID-19 forced the festival online in 2020, but organizers are looking forward to a hybrid festival in May. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire File)
The city's COVID-19 vaccine clinics at Centennial Hall are now Juneau's premier concert venue. On April 3, local strings group Dynamics followed Grammy-award-winning cellist, Zuill Bailey in a live concert at the clinic. Jayda Skeek, far left, musical coach and teacher Guohua Xia second to the left, students Jin Yue Trousil and Creys Hudson flank Bailey from left to right. (Courtesy Photo / Jim Pfitzer)
The city's COVID-19 vaccine clinics at Centennial Hall are now Juneau's premier concert venue. On April 3, local strings group Dynamics followed Grammy-award-winning cellist, Zuill Bailey in a live concert at the clinic. Jayda Skeek, far left, musical coach and teacher Guohua Xia second to the left, students Jin Yue Trousil and Creys Hudson flank Bailey from left to right. (Courtesy Photo / Jim Pfitzer)
‘Goodnight, Texas,’ shown above, recently released a new single, “Hypothermic,” centered around the vastness of Alaska. We sat down and talked with them about geography, Alaska, and creating albums during a pandemic. (Courtesy Photo / Brittany Powers)

A long road north: Goodnight, Texas talks new Alaska-focused single

A chilly new single about running from the law invokes the Last Frontier.

‘Goodnight, Texas,’ shown above, recently released a new single, “Hypothermic,” centered around the vastness of Alaska. We sat down and talked with them about geography, Alaska, and creating albums during a pandemic. (Courtesy Photo / Brittany Powers)
Courtesy Photo / Annie Bartholomew                                Marian Call sings during the recording of “Swears!” The new five-song EP that lives up to its title.
Courtesy Photo / Annie Bartholomew                                Marian Call sings during the recording of “Swears!” The new five-song EP that lives up to its title.
Singer-songwriter from Juneau gets golden opportunity
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Singer-songwriter from Juneau gets golden opportunity

‘Songland’ co-winner’s music will help promote the Olympics.

Singer-songwriter from Juneau gets golden opportunity
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Members of the Argus String Quartet play a Brown Bag Concert at the State Office Building on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, during the annual Juneau Jazz & Classics festival. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Members of the Argus String Quartet play a Brown Bag Concert at the State Office Building on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, during the annual Juneau Jazz & Classics festival. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Rapper’s delight planned for Friday night
Rapper’s delight planned for Friday night
Killah Priest, who is known for his appearances on Wu-Tang Clan member albums as well as over a dozen solo efforts, will be in Juneau for a Dec. 20 concert. (Courtesy Photo | Killah Priest)
Killah Priest, who is known for his appearances on Wu-Tang Clan member albums as well as over a dozen solo efforts, will be in Juneau for a Dec. 20 concert. (Courtesy Photo | Killah Priest)
Kray Van Kirk is coming back to Juneau to play his first-ever full-length concert in the capital city. (Coutesy Photo | Jana Seale)
Kray Van Kirk is coming back to Juneau to play his first-ever full-length concert in the capital city. (Coutesy Photo | Jana Seale)
High school teacher turned full-time musican comes back to Juneau
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High school teacher turned full-time musican comes back to Juneau
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Daniel Firmin plays a two-song set during the Mountainside Open Mic & Art Night at The Rookery on Oct. 31, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Daniel Firmin plays a two-song set during the Mountainside Open Mic & Art Night at The Rookery on Oct. 31, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Photos: Highlights of the Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival

Photos: Highlights of the Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival

The two-week festival wraps up Saturday.

Photos: Highlights of the Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival
Not just fiddling around: Jazz & Classics closes with one of the best string players around
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Not just fiddling around: Jazz & Classics closes with one of the best string players around
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33rd annual festival is Bach in Juneau
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33rd annual festival is Bach in Juneau
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