Juneau Lyric Opera will host its popular annual fundraiser "Who's Your Diva?" on Sept. 19. This event will showcase 10 local women, who will compete for the chance to be named Juneau's Official Diva for 2015.
According to the law of conservation of energy, energy can't be created or destroyed, only changed from one form into another. Less scientifically, it could be argued that this rule of physics also applies to individual human lives and their influence.
Sealaska Heritage Institute has invited Washington-based Tsimshian master artist David A. Boxley to teach formline design to inmates this week at Lemon Creek Correctional Center in Juneau. Boxley, an advanced Tsimshian language student, has also been leading language mini-immersion classes in the evenings at the Walter Soboleff Building since Monday.
The organizers of Sitka's Monthly Grind recently announced the schedule for the series' 21st season. Sponsored by the Greater Sitka Arts Council, the Monthly Grind is a family-friendly, themed event featuring local musicians, performers, dancers and story-tellers.
KETCHIKAN - Jennifer Jackson is back from her experience representing Alaska in a pageant for women who use wheelchairs, and now she's working on getting Alaska's first competition started for next year.
Perseverance Theatre has announced the creation of a new drama school, with classes for theater-makers of all ages. Three youth classes will be offered this fall, along with a series of Monday night classes for adult and high school participants on topics ranging from hand-to-hand combat to technical theater. Read on for details.
The Juneau-Gastineau Rotary Club's annual bulb sale, the largest and longest running fundraiser for the club, is currently underway, offering Juneau residents an opportunity to start planning for bright gardens next spring.
Sitka film-maker Ellen Frankenstein's documentary "Eating Alaska" cuts right to the core of how we think, and don't think, about where our food comes from; to know who cut up your food, to find it important - essential - for peace of mind, to know who cut it up yourself. Compare that mindset with a recent bill, passed by our United States Congress, that decrees meat in America no longer needs to be labeled with the country of origin. As of June 2015, not only do Americans no longer know who processed their meat, they don't even know what country the meat came from. In fact, they don't even know what continent their meat came from. Putting up your own food looks better all the time. And so, here's to home canning.
Juneau-based musician Marian Call came to Alaska with experience composing classical music. But upon her arrival in Anchorage, the kind of music she was interested in making began to change - and a little more than 10 years later, some of her many songs include "The Nerd Anthem," "I Wish I Were a Real Alaskan Girl," "Space Weird Thing" and "Never Measure - A Recipe in Song." (If you've ever wanted to learn how to make smoked salmon corn chowder through song, this is your chance.)
The Filipino Community and Alaska Native Sisterhoods will celebrate their historical roots in Juneau with a "Partners in History" celebration dinner at the Filipino Hall on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 5:30 p.m. ANS will also celebrate its 100th anniversary as part of the event.