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Arts & Culture

Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
JDHS students Liam Porter-Bell and Megan Wright rehearse for "Pride and Prejudice" at the JDHS auditorium Monday. The play runs Thursday through Saturday.

Page to stage JDHS set to present story of "Pride & Prejudice"

The Juneau Douglas High School Theatre Department will present their fall play, "Pride & Prejudice," one weekend only beginning Thursday at the JDHS auditorium.


Woosh Kinaadeiyí to host 4th annual Grand Poetry Slam

Woosh Kinaadeiyí will host their annual Grand Poetry Slam competition on Oct. 17 at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. The event, which begins at 7 p.m.

Empty Chair performance and film to be held this weekend

This Friday and Saturday night at the University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau's Empty Chair Project continues its educational outreach.

Beyond grammar and grades: The UAS Writing Center

The University of Alaska Southeast's Writing Center offers up more than just comma corrections and dangling modifiers. It provides a means of approach to a realm that can be intimidating and confusing -- written communication.

Juneau's Jug Buskers: the Shawn McCole Band

The Shawn McCole Band has been playing together for four years. The main band members are Shawn McCole on vocals, banjo and guitar; Joe Carson on guitar; C Scott Fry on stand-up bass; and Chaz Burke on harmonica.

Juneau Arts Review: Susan Smith's robot sculptures

Editor's note: The Juneau Arts Review is a new feature scheduled to run every month in the Empire's Arts section that describes work currently featured in an exhibit in Juneau.

Two Juneau artists accepted in Anchorage Museum's 'All Alaska Juried Art Exhibition'

Juneau artists Patrice Helmar and Rachael Juzeler are among the 28 artists selected to exhibit work as part of the Anchorage Museum's biennial "All Alaska Juried Art Exhibition," opening Nov. 7 in Anchorage.
Amy Fletcher

On Writing: Don't seize the day

Analysts used to use the word "analyze" for what they do, but I've noticed that lately they have a new word they're getting used to using - or getting used to utilizing - or getting utilized to utilizing. Whatever. They have a new word for...

Juneau residents honored with Alaska Historical Society Awards

The Alaska Historical Society 2014 Awards, presented Oct. 3 in Seward, honored two Juneau residents and a local project for their contributions furthering the study and understanding of Alaska history.

Juneau's Mark Whitman awarded Certificates of Excellence from AHS

On Oct. 1 the Alaska State Historical Records Advisory Board awarded Mark Whitman of Juneau and Larry Hibpshman of Kenai archival Certificates of Excellence for their impressive authorship, historical research and dramatic presentations.

Upcoming classes at the Canvas

Landscape Painting in Acrylics with Mitch Watley Mondays, Oct. 20-Nov. 10, 6:30-9 p.m. This landscape class will focus on techniques involved with acrylic painting on board.

Tidal Echoes Submission deadline: Dec. 1

The submission deadline for the 2015 edition of Title Echoes, a literary and art journal showcasing the art and writing of Southeast Alaskans, is Dec. 1, 2014.

Juneau Cabaret scheduled for Oct. 26

An evening of Juneau Cabaret will be presented at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26 at Rockwell. This event, held quarterly since 2009, provides local singers and accompanists a performance opportunity in a relaxed setting.

Deadline to sign up for Open Studio Tour is Nov. 1

Juneau artists with studio spaces downtown are invited to sign up to participate in a Downtown Open Studio Tour, scheduled for Nov. 8.

Symphony Showcase postponed until April

The Symphony Showcase concerts scheduled for Oct. 18 and 19 have been rescheduled. The new dates are Saturday, April 18, at 8 p.m. at Northern Light United Church; and Sunday, April 19, at 3 p.m. at Aldersgate Methodist Church.

Writers Showcase submission deadline extended

The deadline for submitting work to KTOO's Writers' Showcase has been extended to Oct. 19. The program features live readings of short fiction and creative non-fiction pieces written by Alaskans.

Arts calendar

EVENTS & MUSIC THURSDAY, Oct. 16 Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas library. Details: 586-5267. Improv Basics course, 6:30-8:30 p.m., McPhetres Hall Conference Room. $50 per student. 10-week course, offered through Nov.


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