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Arts & Culture

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Shawn McCole performs with the Shawn McCole Band during the Music on the Mountain concert at the Mount Roberts Tramway's Chilkat Theater.

Fall Arts Preview

The Empire's Fall Arts Preview -- our fifth annual -- provides a partial listing of upcoming arts-related events in the capital city, particularly those that have been planned as part of local organizations' fall seasons.

by Amy Fletcher

Like Shark Week for book-lovers

Yes, that's right people - it's Booker season. As in the Man Booker Prize for those of you who don't follow books like you follow Twitter. It's a literary award.

SHI to sponsor lecture on climate change

Sealaska Heritage Institute will sponsor a noon lecture this month on climate change and its impact on Native cultures. Lecturer Victoria Wyllie de Echeverria, a Ph.D.

A weekend of blues-fusion dancing starts tonight

A full weekend of blues-fusion dancing and music kicks off tonight with a pre-party to be held on Sandy Beach, and doesn't stop until an after party Sunday evening at Auke Rec.

Evening at Egan to feature 'Voices of Glacier Bay'

This week's Evening at Egan presentation will be "Voices of Glacier Bay: Listening through the Art of Recording" with Dr. Richard Nelson and Hank Lentfer.

Art in unusual places

The Empire's Arts & Culture section welcomes reader-submitted images of art in unusual or unexpected places.

Perseverance Theatre Costume Sale to be held Sept. 13

In conjunction with BrownBoots Costume Company, Perseverance Theatre will host a giant costume sale Saturday, Sept. 13.

Upcoming classes at the Canvas

GLASS Stained Glass Basics with Debbie Held Session 1: Tuesdays, Sept. 23-Oct. 14, 6:15- 9:15 p.m. Session 2: Tuesdays, Nov. 18-Dec. 9, 6:15-9:15 p.m. Learn the beginning steps of stained glass.

Upcoming events by date

September Sept. 5-28: Perseverance Theatre's "An Iliad," directed by Art Rotch Sept. 11-Nov. 13: Improv Basics Class, McPhetres Hall Conference Room, Holy Trinity Church Sept.

Improv Basics course begins this week

Improv Basics, a 10-week class offered by the organizers of the AS IF! (the Alaska State Improv Festival), begins this Thursday at the McPhetres Hall Conference Room.

Capital Brewfest set for Saturday

Good news, beer lovers: The 2014 Capital Brewfest, a celebration of local and Alaskan beer, will be held Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center.

Douglas library to host documentary film on the mountain dulcimer

The Douglas Library will host a showing of the film "Hearts of the Dulcimer" at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11. This feature-length documentary film explores the mountain dulcimer boom in the 1970s in California and its lasting impact.

Barn Dance scheduled for Saturday

The 25th annual Juneau Barn Dance season kicks off this Saturday, Sept. 13.

Pacific Northwest Indie Bestseller List

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Bone Clocks, by David Mitchell 2. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, by Haruki Murakami 3. The Secret Place, by Tana French 4. Personal, by Lee Child 5. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony...

In 'Magic in the Moonlight,' Allen reprises favorite themes

In "Magic in the Moonlight," an amusing trifle and sugary truffle of a film, Woody Allen dallies with some of his favorite themes - true romance, magicians and spirituality - and favorite tropes - beautiful women and scenery.

Arts calendar

EVENTS & MUSIC THURSDAY, Sept. 11 Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas library. Details: 586-5267. "Hearts of the Dulcimer" film showing, 5 p.m., Douglas Library. Community Gaming Night, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Udder Culture. Blues dance pre-party, 6-...


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