Petersburg LIVE! February 27

This year’s edition of Petersburg LIVE arrives February 27! Artfest is being held in Craig for 2018 and you can help the students with their travel expenses by attending this event, by offering your talent through performing at the event, or by supporting PAC through your contribution to a silent dessert auction.

Contact Ashley Lohr if you have any questions or you have something to contribute to the event: a performance and/or a dessert item. Here is an online form to sign-up to perform and/or donate a dessert item.

Thank you from the PHS Art Department and the Petersburg Arts Council!

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Ernestine Hayes, Alaska Writer Laureate

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Ernestine Hayes, the current Alaska Writer Laureate is coming to Petersburg to hold two public events on January 11 and 12, 2018.

Hayes belongs to the Kaagwaantaan clan of the Tlingit nation. Current Alaska Writer Laureate, she is best known for award-winning Blonde Indian, an Alaska Native Memoir. Her latest book, The Tao of Raven, weaves narratives and reflection in the context of the story “Raven and the Box of Daylight.

Author Event

An opportunity to meet Ernestine and a time to hear from her and experience her writing.

At the Petersburg Pubic Library, Thursday, January 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Writing Workshop: Writing Our Lives

Through exercises and discussion, participants draw on their own life experiences to explore personal and cultural histories. Hayes discusses elements of craft and offers insights into the writing and publishing process. Open to any writing level.

At the Petersburg Pubic Library, Friday, January 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

Workshop is free, but registration is required. Register Online.


The Petersburg Arts Council is pleased to co-sponsor these events with the Alaska Humanities Forum, the Petersburg Public Library, and the Petersburg Community Foundation.

One Man Star Wars Trilogy – November 27

“A one-man reenactment of Star Wars is nerdier – and funnier – than you can possibly imagine!” – SPIN

 

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“You had better start investing in a light saber” – The New York Times

Canadian actor and uber geek, Charles Ross, brings his solo madcap creation One-Man Star Wars Trilogy to the stage in this mind-bending whirlwind of a show.  Ross retells the classic bad hair trilogy in 60 minutes- no costumes, no props, no sets — all the characters, the music, the ships, and the battles.

If your kid’s name is Chewbacca, this show is a no-brainer. If not, get your nerd on and experience the global sensation loved by audiences from London’s West End, Off-Broadway, Dubai, the Sydney Opera House, Lucasfilm, and Charlie’s mom. The Force is strong with this one.

“Ross makes an impressive Star Wars run in less than 12 parsecs!” – Chicago Sun Times

Written and Performed by Charles Ross
Directed by TJ Dawe.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/charlie__ross

Web: http://www.onemanstarwars.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/One-­‐Man-­‐Star-­‐Wars-­‐Trilogy-­‐Charlie-­‐Ross/122299621167356

One Man Star Wars Trilogy performed with permission of Lucasfilm Ltd. All ‘Star Wars’ elements property of Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.

Gamble and the High Costa Living – September 16

Come out to Sons of Norway on September 16 to welcome Autumn and the new 2017-18 Petersburg Arts Council season with Gamble and the High Costa Living! Come to dance, or just listen to some great music!

Advance purchase tickets now available at Lee’s Clothing for $15 each. At-the-door prices go up to $20, so get them early.

About the Band

Gamble & the High Costa Living have been together for either two or twenty years, depending on who’s counting, with a collective performance history of about two centuries! Fronted by Mike Gamble and Collette Costa, both of whom originally hail from the Motown area (aka Detroit), and joined by Terry Schwarz on guitar, Alexei Painter on bass, Jason Messing on drums, Doug Bridges on tenor sax, Tim Powers on soprano sax, Michael Stanley on bari sax, Jill Taylor on trumpet, and Katy Giorgio on trombone, they strive to pay tribute to the most righteous of musical genres, old-school soul and R&B, mixed with a little Southeast Alaskan rhythm.

Living somewhere between The Blues Brothers and The Commitments, HCL covers the majestical likes of Sam & Dave, Aretha Franklin, Sly & The Family Stone, Stevie Wonder, Martha Reeves & The Vandells, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, and more, and they play with a 100% dance guarantee!

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Evan Drachman and Doris Stevenson

The Piatigorsky Foundation, the Sitka Summer Music Festival, the Petersburg Arts Council, and the Petersburg Lutheran Church present a classical concert featuring Evan Drachman on cello and Doris Stevenson on piano. They will be featuring Norwegian music.

The concert takes place on Friday, May 19 starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Lutheran Church. Donations will be taken at the door to help cover travel expenses. Suggested $10-15 per person.

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A one-hour, intimate and enchanting concert featuring two amazing artists.

Cellist EVAN DRACHMAN has combined artistic talent with great personal compassion and warmth to create a distinctive musical career.  Mr. Drachman is increasingly sought-after for his solo and chamber music performances, and as Founder and Artistic Director of The Piatigorsky Foundation, he has become one of the most respected authorities on the presentation of live classical music for diverse audiences everywhere.  In 1999, Mr. Drachman recorded his first CD, A Frog He Went a Courting, with pianist Richard Dowling.  Following this success, Drachman and Dowling released two more recordings titled, Infinity in 2004 and Romance and Revelation in 2007.  Mr. Drachman has appeared regularly as soloist with orchestras, and in recitals and chamber music performances across the United States, Europe and Asia.  Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Mr. Drachman studied at the Peabody Conservatory, the New England Conservatory, and the Curtis Institute of Music.  He has spent his summers performing at music festivals in the United States and abroad.  Mr. Drachman currently lives in Maryland with his wife Joan and their two sons, Eli and Oliver.

Pianist DORIS STEVENSON has won lavish praise from critics and the public alike for her solo and collaborative performances.  She has soloed with the Boston Pops, played at Carnegie Hall in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Salle Pleyel in Paris and Suntory Hall in Tokyo.   In addition, Stevenson has performed with the leading lights in string playing such as Gregor Piatigorsky, Ruggiero Ricci and Paul Tortelier.  Early in her career, she was invited to play with Heifetz and Piatigorsky together.  Stevenson is a founding member of the Sitka Summer Music Festival in Alaska, and has participated in numerous chamber music festivals throughout the United States.

Through their musical performance and comprehensive commentaries, you will gain an unparalleled understanding of the classical music pieces and composers. Please come and be inspired by this live concert!

Following the concert, please stay to meet the artists

For information please call:  907-650-7210

The Piatigorsky Foundation

14 Penn Plaza, Suite 1800 NY, NY  10122 • Phone (212) 971-5309 • Fax (212) 947-3878 • info@piatigorskyfoundation.org

 

The Defibulators – May 8

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“Rowdy, punk-fueled twang highlighted by heaps of blue-collar wit”
– Washington Post

Performing in Petersburg, Alaska on May 8, 2017 at the Wright Auditorium. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. with the concert starting at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets are available at Lee’s Clothing and at the door. Prices are $20 general admission, and $10 for students and seniors. 

“A rockabilly bluegrass band from Brooklyn? Don’t scoff! With the release of their new album Corn Money earning plenty of attention, these city bumpkins are causing a barrel o’ buzz. Trading children’s acid-washed jeans and Ray-Bans for long johns and denim overalls? Now that’s how you change things up in the Brooklyn music scene.”
– BuzzFeed

CBGB’s meet the Grand Ole Opry. Hailing form New York, the six-man, one-woman band blends bluegrass, country, rockabilly, and a sucker punch of punk for a rubber-meets-the-road roots sound. Many of their songs tow a thin line between serious and satire. But don’t let irreverence fool you. These accomplished musicians create artistic arrangements that feature harmonies worthy of Gram and Emmylou, and a virtuosic chicken-pickin’ guitar that belies their geographic origin.

Call it what you will, Americana, indie honky-tonk, truckerpunk, or Brooklyn Country, the proof is in the listening. There is a unique familiarity that percolates throughout Debt’ll Get ‘Em. The reverence for traditional country forms combined with an irreverent rock and roll attitude is a trademark of the Defibs sound. Gear-grinding twang and sawing fiddles saturate songs rooted in the debt-laden and downtrodden, the moods swinging between satirical and sentimental, with unpredictable outbursts into total country chaos.

“If the Blues Brothers played more than just covers at Bob’s Country Bunker, this is what it would sound like. Making music that’s both “country” and “Western,” the Defibulators deliver tunes informed by rock and jazz…But female vocalist Erin Bru’s crooning on a song like “Wandering Eye” melts any notions of cynicism or insincerity. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, The Defibulators flatter the hell out of country music.
– INDY


Band website: http://thedefibulators.com/

The Defibulators program was made possible with funding by Rasmuson Foundation through the Harper Arts Touring Fund, and is administered, under contract, by the Alaska State Council on the Arts.