Category: Music

Success in Seward

Success in Seward

The group posing with their Fancy Puffins! Chinooks held its first Sip & Paint event this past weekend and it couldn’t have been a better turn out! These events are an ideal way to “let loose” and break up those long weeks during the winter. “It gives us something to […]

Small Town Sip and Paint

Small Town Sip and Paint

The “social painting” industry is now venturing to the smaller towns of Alaska. You heard it right – Alaska Owned and Operated, Paint this Town Alaska is bringing the “Sip & Paint” experience to YOU! What is social painting, you ask? You may recall seeing many of your friends and […]

Sip and Paint comes to Seward!

Sip and Paint comes to Seward!

The “social painting” industry is now venturing to the smaller towns of Alaska. You heard it right – Alaska Owned and Operated, Paint this Town Alaska has decided to bring the “Sip & Paint” concept to those towns that often go overlooked. What is social painting, you ask? You may […]

Music Will Find A Way

Music Will Find A Way

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Music will find a way, despite the lack of a Seward Schools music teacher. When students arrived at school this fall, they soon discovered that there was no music teacher. The district had been unable to find a music teacher during the summer to replace Katrina […]

Seward PTA Fundraiser

Seward PTA Fundraiser

It’s that time of year again! The PTA Wreath Fundraiser is now online! Visit www.sewardakpta.com to place your order!  You can pay online using paypal or send in a check after you place your order.  If you would rather not hassle with the website, print the 2015 Wreath Order Form, fill it […]

Celtic Breton tradition arrives in Seward

Celtic Breton tradition arrives in Seward

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward schoolchildren in kindergarten through high school watched the Breton Pipers & Drums of Bagad from New York perform at the high school gym last Thursday. It was a marvelously uplifting, earsplittingly loud performance, and after a community potluck and public performance attended by […]

Mike and Raylene O'Connor toast new owners Brian and Micheley Svabik, who take over the Resurrect Coffee House & Gallery October 1st, 2015. Heidi Zemach photo.

Resurrect Art turned over to new owners

Heidi Zemach for SCN- After 13 ½ years of operating Resurrect Art Coffee House Gallery in Seward, Raylene and Michael O’ Connor are pulling up stakes and selling their business to a younger couple, Micheley and Brian Svabik, who take over the business October 1st. The O’Connors had purchased the […]

Blackwater Railroad Company performs in clown costume. Heidi Zemach photo.

An amazing weekend of fun and frivolity

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – A wooden painted cutout giraffe seated on an actual bicycle, mounted on a tightrope hung from tall rafters near the stage where more than 200 music and dance performances took place in front of a scary, grinning old fashioned clown face.  Sheets painted like […]

Oktoberfest at The Cookery featuring The Polka Buzz!

Oktoberfest at The Cookery featuring The Polka Buzz!

Break out the lederhosen and dust off your stein, Oktoberfest is happening in Seward this year. Join The Cookery and friends on Friday Oktober 2, from 5-9 pm in downtown Seward. Schnitzel, brats, beer, and more, will be available. Polka band “The Polka Buzz” will be in town for some fall festive […]

Seward Music & Arts Festival Present: Harm

Seward Music & Arts Festival Present: Harm

Harm will be closing Saturday night from midnight until 1:30 am.  Harm is an Fairbanks ensemble that defies the bounds of typical genre standards. Blending psych-folk and hip-hop with classical themes the experimental chamber group defies your notions of musical normativity. Here is a great article about them from the Anchorage […]

Seward Music & Arts Festival Present Wasteland Hop

Seward Music & Arts Festival Present Wasteland Hop

Hailing from Fort Collins, Wasteland Hop plays a unique brand of Folk/Rock/Hip-Hop. The Coloradoan calls them “a striking back-and-forth between soulful lead vocalist Steph Jay and MC Mickey Kenny.” Wasteland Hop has played with Flobots, Air Dubai, Zion I, Talib Kweli, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Wasteland Hop will close […]

Live music tonight!

Live Music Thursday Sept. 10th 7p.m. Resurrect Art Caleb Lange and Josh Miller www.caleblangemusic.com/music   Caleb is originally from Atlanta, GA but after ten years of being a nomad, traveling to 47 states and all over the world home is simply wherever he lays his head at night. Caleb is a […]

Portland band Small Souls to perform September 12

Ladybird Booking will present Small Souls to Alaska early this September. Small Souls formed in Portland, Oregon, in 2011 when Brian Rozendal teamed up with Bryan Daste (Emma Hill, Scotland Barr & the Slow Drags) to transform a few folk songs into expansive, haunting, lyrical soundscapes. The result was their digital […]