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Arts & Culture

Photo by Chris Arend
"Mendenhall Glacier," a mixed media construction by Margo Klass.

Husband and wife named Alaska State Writer Laureate and Individual Artist for 2015

It's been a good week for Fairbanks writer Frank Soos and his wife, visual artist Margo Klass. First, Soos found out in a phone call that he'd been named the new Alaska State Writer Laureate as part of the Governors Awards for the Arts for 2015.

by By AMY FLETCHER
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2015 Governor's Awards include Sealaska Heritage Institute

Juneau-based nonprofit Sealaska Heritage Institute has been formally honored for its contributions to the arts in Alaska with a 2015 Governor's Award for the Arts and Humanities.
Amy Fletcher
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Wáa sá iyatee?

Mallory Story, Will Geiger, Andrew Williams and Richard Radford show respect for the people who have lived in Southeast Alaska since time immemorial by learning, and helping to perpetuate, the Tlingit language.
MARY CATHARINE MARTIN
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Home grown talent

More than 100 people gathered at Northern Light United Church Tuesday evening to hear a piano concert by Kyle Farley-Robinson, a 13-year-old local student who performed works by Mozart, Brahms and Rachmaninoff.
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Plane knit holiday gifts anyone can create

Ever heard the adage 'Give a man a knit scarf; he'll be warm for a day. Teach a man to knit, you'll be warm forever'? Alright, that isn't quite accurate, but it does have a ring of truth.
Tanna Peters
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Local artist prepares for Giant Puppet Project

Local artist MK MacNaughton is gearing up for a major art project that brings together creativity, community, and inclusiveness -- on a grand scale.
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Library to host Dickens read-aloud event

The Juneau Public Library is putting together a Community Read Aloud of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" for the holiday season and is currently recruiting readers of all ages.
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Improv comedy course to be offered in January

The Alaska State Improv Festival (AS IF) has announced a second extended course offering for the Juneau community, beginning in January, Intro to Improv Comedy.
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Alaska Sampler Call for Submissions

Running Fox Books is currently seeking fresh fiction and non-fiction by Alaskan authors that reveal the unscripted, everyday Alaska. Works may be original or already published, whole or excerpted.
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Woosh Kinaadeiyí Open Mic and Poetry Slam Friday at Kindred Post

Woosh Kinaadeiyí will host this month's open mic and poetry slam on Friday, Dec. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at Kindred Post, 145 South Franklin St. The event will be hosted by Conor Lendrum and Christy NaMee Eriksen, with DJ Manu.
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Arts calendar

EVENTS & MUSIC THURSDAY, DEC. 11 Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas library. Details: 586-5267. Third Thursday family night, 5:30 p.m., Valley Library. Open mic night at the Alaskan, hosted by C. Scott Fry, 9 p.m.-close, Alaskan Hotel &...
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The Pacific Northwest Indie Bestseller List

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr 2. Blue Horses, Mary Oliver 3. Falling from Horses, Molly Gloss 4. The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt 5. Lila, Marilynne Robinson 6. A Sudden Light, Garth Stein 7.
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Art in unusual places

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