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September First Friday Art Walk

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 5:55am
One year anniversary party, music by Kiwi Express and photo booth by Sydney Akagi

Linda Rosenthal: Living her dream

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 5:51am
Linda Rosenthal vividly remembers the day she made a lifetime commitment to music. It was late summer in her home town of South Bend Indiana, and she had just turned 6 years old.

Question: What is your favorite word?

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 5:23am
Palindrome, because it isn't one.

Art in Unusual Places

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 5:23am
For this week's edition of Art In Unusual Places, contributors were asked to focus on black and white imagery. Here's what they came up with.

Writer's Weir: The Curtain

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 5:23am
The dense, grey curtain suspended from floor to ceiling marches slowly up Gastineau Channel.

Exhibit at Penn Museum features Southeast Tlingit contributors

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 5:23am
Tlingit artists from Southeast Alaska are among the Native American and Alaska Native artists and scholars involved in a major exhibit at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Philadelphia called "Native American Voices: The People-Here and Now." Southeast contributors include Teri Rofkar, Tommy Joseph, Nick Galanin and Chuck Miller, of Sitka; and Nora Dauenhauer, Richard Dauenhauer, Harold Jacobs, Clarissa Rizal, Rico Worl and Sealaska Heritage Institute of Juneau. Rofkar also served as a content advisor to the exhibition.

Photos: Around the capital city

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 5:23am
A group photo taken during the Partners in History dinner Saturday at the Filipino Hall with Alaska Native Sisterhood and Filipino Community members. The event was organized to celebrate the historical roots of The Filipino Community and ANS. For more on this event, see the Sept. 9 issue of the Capital City Weekly.

Poems wanted for the 2015 Poetry OmniBus Competition

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 5:23am
The ninth annual Poetry Omnibus program is now accepting entries from Juneau residents for the 2015 competition. Winning poems will be read to a to-be-announced celebration and then displayed on Capital Transit buses for a full year.

Models needed for the Frugal Fashion show to benefit AWARE

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 5:23am
The Women of the Moose, Juneau chapter #439, will host their fourth annual Frugal Fashion show 3-5 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Juneau Moose Family Center.

Music on the Mountain scheduled for Saturday

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 5:23am
Music on the Mountain, an annual concert offered at the top of the Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tram in the Chilkoot Theater, is planned for

On Writing: Rehab and Red Tape

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 5:23am
Editor's note: This week's On Writing column was written by guest columnist Lowell Ford, an inmate at Lemon Creek Correctional Center, and is the third of a three-part series on writing classes offered at the facility.

Mudrooms season 5 to premiere Sept. 9

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 5:23am
The Season 5 Premiere of Mudrooms, themed "The One that Got Away," will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 9.

Lund: Clueless on the high seas

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 5:23am
There was a small village worth of boats around the corner on a recent fishing trip, so we kept going. Well, I did. There were three of us in my skiff, but since it's my boat and I was driving, it was my decision.

Juneau and Haines to host writer Melinda Moustakis

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 5:23am
49 Writers and Alaska Quarterly Review will host Alaska writer Melinda Moustakis this month as part of a literary tour that combines live events in the Southeast Alaska communities of Haines and Juneau with distance programming, in pursuit of 49 Writers' goal to serve writers across the state. These events are supported in part by a grant by the National Endowment of the Arts.

Alaska Arts Confluence to host First Friday with Bochart Sisters

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 5:23am
Haines - Alaska Arts Confluence will host an evening with local artists Merrick and Hannah Bochart on First Friday, Sept. 2. The sisters will present their take on "The Musicians of Bremen Town," an allegorical folktale attributed to the Brothers Grimm, retelling the story through paintings and prose.

Who's your diva, week 2

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 5:23am
Juneau Lyric Opera will host its popular annual fundraiser "Who's Your Diva?" on Sept. 19. This event will showcase nine local women, who will compete for the chance to be named Juneau's Official Diva for 2015.

Dr. Fermento: Fall beer is here

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 5:23am
Fall's coming early this year, or at least it feels that way to me. I woke up to 33 degrees and frost on my roof here in Anchorage on Aug. 29. This may be slightly unusual, but it's happened earlier, too. Aside from the cooler weather, there are other signals that cold weather is on the way.

Fish Factor: The Blob and beyond

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 5:23am
Fish deaths, drought in California, tropical creatures appearing in cold waters - those freakish happenings and more are being blamed on a giant splotch of warm water that for two years has been pushing against coastlines on the West Coast, Canada and into Alaska.

Southeast support group listings

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 5:23am
Juneau

Restoring the 'Center of Kasaan'

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 5:23am
On Prince of Wales Island, beside a trail west of the small community of Kasaan, sits Náay I'waans. Also known as the Whale House or, more specifically Chief Son-i-hat's House, this building is the oldest surviving example of traditional Haida architecture in the United States. Originally built by Chief Son-i-hat in the 1880s, Náay I'waans was once home to the wealthy and revered chief and his family. Today, the site attracts ogling tourists from all over the world. As carver Eric Hamar puts it, the site also serves as the "historical and emotional center of Kasaan."

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