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Arts & Culture

Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
Elizabeth Ekins, an employee at Hearthside Books & Toys in the Nugget Mall, straightens a table with Harry Potter books and merchandise on July 20. The bookstore is hosting a party on Saturday, July 30, for the latest offering in the wizarding world saga.

'The Boy Who Lived' lives on: Southeast prepares for the next chapter of Harry Potter saga

It's been nine years and everyone is a little out of practice but it's time to gear up for Harry Potter mania once again: The eighth story is about to hit the streets.

by RANDI SPRAY
Art

A 'creative conversation' about racial justice and violence

Michael Brown. Trayvon Martin. Tamir Rice. Emmett Till. When Skylar Wright, a recent graduate of Pacific High School in Sitka, was thinking of black people who died violent deaths in America, “I couldn’t use one name," she said.
MARY CATHARINE MARTIN
Art

The woman of The House of Wickersham

Mary Kay Havens didn't used to like history. "I hated it. I got a C in history," she said. But since 2014, she’s been entrenched in it as the docent for the House of Wickersham, a state historic site located at 213 7th Avenue in Juneau....
LISA PHU
Art

Art in Unusual Places

The Capital City Weekly 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...
Art

Hydaburg opens correspondence school

Hydaburg City School District has announced the opening of its statewide correspondence high school ­- TOTEM Correspondence.
Art

Young readers review books

Each week throughout the summer, the Juneau Public Libraries, in collaboration with the Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries and local businesses, award young readers various prizes for writing book reviews about their favorite summer...

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Champion fiddler to perform in Juneau with renowned Irish band Lúnasa

JUNEAU — An Alaska Folk Festival favorite, champion fiddler Caitlin Warbelow will soon make a rare Juneau appearance with members of the world-renowned Irish band Lúnasa, including Patrick ...

Ketchikan Museums welcome new curator of exhibits

Steven Villano began his post as the new curator of exhibits of Ketchikan Museums July 5.
By Capital City Weekly

Artists can now apply to show at state museum

The Alaska State Museum is now accepting applications for solo exhibitions by individual Alaska artists.

JAHC hosts arts complex open house

The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council is hosting the second of three open houses with the architects of the planned arts complex from 5-7 p.m. July 26 in the Mendenhall Valley library.

Young readers review books

Each week throughout the summer, the Juneau Public Libraries, in collaboration with the Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries and local businesses, award young readers various prizes for writing ...

Northern Edge Craftworks highlights local trees' unique stories

Burls, whorls, knots, spalting — the creations of Reid Harris, co-owner of Northern Edge Craftworks, highlight a story unique to each tree he hand-crafts into a table, a bench, or another piece of ...
By MARY CATHARINE MARTIN

All Juneau's a stage at Shakespeare First Folio exhibit

The people at the State Library Archives and Museum were stunned to hear, in February 2015, that they were chosen as Alaska's location to host Shakespeare First Folio.
By RANDI SPRAY

In the works with Grace Coenraad

If you went to the Canvas’ May show, you likely remember Grace Coenraad’s minimalist, dense works of art, full of shading and detail, sometimes overlaying multiple mediums — graphite, ink, ...
By MARY CATHARINE MARTIN

STAR festival continues

STAR festival begins JUNEAU - Perseverance Theatre's STAR Festival of plays begins Friday, July 22. Tickets are on sale now. STAR students have been working all summer and they will perform three ...
By Capital City Weekly

Juneau Cabaret to perform July 31

Local singers and accompanists will perform via Juneau Cabaret on July 31 at the Rockwell Ballroom. Vocalists range from students to semi-professionals. Songs include jazz standards, musical ...

Art in Unusual Places

The Capital City Weekly 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 ...

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Former Juneau Symphony conductor directs new children's musical

Kyle Wiley Pickett, who left Juneau in 2014 to conduct the Topeka Symphony and the Springfield, Missouri Symphony, also found time to travel to Prague to record “Phineas McBoof Crashes the Symphony.”

Klondike trail resident artists to give talks

SKAGWAY— Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park will host three artist outreach talks to celebrate the experience of this year’s Artists in Residence on the Chilkoot Trail. All events ...
By Capital City Weekly

Woodshed Kings: Zen and the Art of Chainsaw

In Alaska running a chainsaw is a social skill. You go out with the gang, buck up some downed trees, bring them somewhere, pitch them off. It’s a good day. The thing is, with a few exceptions,* if ...
By DICK CALLAHAN

A conversation with Nick Jans about his 12th and latest book

“An arctic pirate looks at sixty.” That’s how Nick Jans describes his newest book, a moving collection of essays called “The Giant’s Hand: A Life in Arctic Alaska.” That description encapsulates ...
By MARY CATHARINE MARTIN

An essay from Jans' 'The Giant's Hand: A Life in Arctic Alaska'

It's caribou time in arctic Alaska. The bright sun of summer fades; golden willow leaves flicker in the wind. To the north, the jagged heave of the Brooks Range rolls away to a limitless horizon.

Rainy Day Reads: Sci-fi for the soul

Science fiction writing, traditionally, is good at a lot of things: vibrant worlds, elaborate backstories, complex plots and lots and lots of delicious weirdness.
By RANDI SPRAY

Young readers review their favorite books: Week 5

Each week throughout the summer, the Juneau Public Libraries, in collaboration with the Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries and local businesses, award young readers various prizes for writing ...

The Canvas' mural is complete

The mural outside The Canvas Community Art Studio and Gallery is complete. Artistic coordinator Brandon Howard said the unused, empty space "used to drive me nuts."

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