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Courtesy of The Jones Family Singers
The Jones Family Singers, one of the featured performers at this year's Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival.

Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival begins Friday

The 29th annual Juneau Jazz & Classics festival kicks off this weekend with the modern gospel, soul and R&B sounds of the Jones Family Singers Friday night at Centennial Hall,...
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Honoring Alaska’s WWII history

In an old Army Air Force hangar in Yakutat, Bob Miller has boxes of World War II-era letters from soldiers to loved ones.
MARY CATHARINE MARTIN
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On Writing: How to Think

At a cocktail party last Friday, some friends of ours were talking about new technology — the iPhones and the e-mails, the tweets and texts and instant messaging — and generally agreed that it’s all having some kind of deleterious...
JIM HALE
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A Day in the Life of: Kadashan

After he graduated from Mount Edgecumbe High School in Sitka, Bertrand J. Adams Sr., who writes under his Tlingit name, Kadashan, didn't want to go to college.
MARY CATHARINE MARTIN
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May First Friday Art Walk

May's First Friday Art Walk includes participation by local businesses gearing up for the tourist season, as well as a four-part opening of summer exhibits at the Juneau Douglas City Museum. Read on for details.
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"Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England" opens Friday at Perseverance

Perseverance Theatre will finish up the 2014-2015 season with the Alaskan premiere of "Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England," written by Madeleine George.
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JDT celebrates 40 with Spring Concert this weekend

Juneau Dance Theatre will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a Spring Dance Concert on May 1, 2, 3, at the Thunder Mountain High School auditorium.
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Juneau students honored at All State Art Competition

Juneau area students were among those recently honored during the Alaska Student Activities Association's All-State Art Competition, an annual event promoting student art work in a variety of media.
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Alaska's Maeva Ordaz wins National Poetry Out Loud Championship

West Anchorage High School senior Maeva Ordaz has made it to the final round of the National Poetry Out Loud Championships taking place this week in Washington D.C.
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JSO review: Showcase of musical stars

When we attend concerts by the Juneau Symphony Orchestra, we see clusters of people playing similar instruments but don't hear them individually.
JOHN D'ARMAND
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What's happening

LITERARY and LANGUAGE ARTS Book signing: “This is How It Really Sounds” with Stuart Cohen, 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, May 1, Hearthside Books. To read a recent interview with Cohen...
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Collection of original skits to be presented this weekend

CCW staff report "​Calico 2: Reloaded - A Collection of Original Skits" will be presented in four performances this weekend at the Gold Town Nickelodeon Theater.
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Writers Weir: Ten years, memoir

They divorced and I packed my books, piano music, and journals to move away from the house with the chair by the kitchen window and my secret mountain. I gave my homeless friends the rest of my money and my large, well-organized bundle...
K.M. Perry
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Improv in the state of Alaska

Someone puts you on a brightly lit stage in front of a dark sea of faces. The audience begins yelling. "Chocolate bunny!" they yell.
MARY CATHARINE MARTIN
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Juneau author Stuart Cohen's new novel blends philosophy, humor and backcountry skiing

Acclaimed local author Stuart Archer Cohen wasn’t referring to himself or writing when he described Juneau as an incubator of world-class talent — although with three novels (soon to be four) translated into more than 10 different...
Geoff Kirsch
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Art in Unusual Places

The CCW welcomes reader-submitted images of art in unusual or unexpected places. Photographers of all levels of ability are invited to send in images of natural or urban subjects that they find artistically inspiring or intriguing.
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Movie Guide

Juneau GOLD TOWN For complete listings, visit www.goldtownnick.com. "Wild Tales" - Synopsis: Damián Szifron's jet-black comedy Wild Tales contains six shorts that all tell disturbing and funny stories.
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