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Arts institute aims to activate brains

...rounds of the clapping and rhythm exercises, Littlefield ran his students through rehearsals.Littlefield, a professional musician based in Seattle and a Tlingit originally from Sitka, led with hand-drum rhythms and singing in the Tlingit...
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The Bookworm Sez: 'Keeping it Civil' in a difficult field

...about her most memorable court cases.At the beginning of her college years, Margaret Klaw wanted a career as a professional musician.That didn't work out very well, though. It wasn't long before she realized that violin practice didn't...
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Musicians perform for area schools

...wrote in an email. "I do not remember when music was not part of my life. I was on a serious road to being a professional musician from the beginning so music disciplined me, and was always a factor in my social life and commitments as well...
A northern bluegrass breeze

...jam session for fun. She said her motto is if it isn't fun, she doesn't do it. "A long time ago I was a professional musician and that's work," she said. "But when you do it for fun, well, it's fun." Evenson said many area residents...
Duo offers unique brand of classical concert

...Sharpe will be a role model and a reminder of what can come from growing up in Alaska. "You can still become a professional musician," Allison said. "And go from Alaska to somewhere else and make a name for yourself in the field. It's kind...
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Mr. Micha Ray Lyons

...gregarious laugh made him unique. Mike was part of a band called CCQ in his college days, a former youth pastor and professional musician who played multiple instruments, mainly the saxophone. He was a band teacher, gave lessons, had an instrument...
Kenai Peninsula Online - Alaska NewspaperUnstructured jam sessions lead to creative bluegrass music

...They're as good as some professional groups, and some songs are better." Sue Biggs, an area music teacher and professional musician, decided to get a jam group started after coming across several people in the area who share her interest in...


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