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Arts & Culture

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Frank Kaash Katasse, Eagle-Tsaagweidi, poses in a vest his aunt finished for him the day of the Walter Soboleff Building opening ceremonies. Katasse grew up on Douglas Island and is vice president of Juneau-Douglas Little Theatre, an improvisational actor with Morally Improv-erished, and is involved with Perseverance Theatre and Theatre in the Rough. His script about a young half-Tlingit boy's time with his grandparents and cousin in an unnamed Southeast Alaskan village, "They Don't Talk Back," recently won an award through Native Voices at the Autry.

Juneau actor, playwright's script wins prestigious reading, workshop

Juneau actor Frank Kaash Katasse grew up hearing stories, and a year ago he began using some of those stories, and his father's narrative technique, to help write his play, "They Don't Talk Back.


Yakutat organizations, community members band together to save town

YAKUTAT - In the past five years, Yakutat has lost a quarter of its 800 residents, its economy has shrunk, and its school funding has been drastically cut.

Admiralty, from many angles

The impact of the Southeast Alaskan environment on residents and visitors can’t be measured, but it can be appreciated, particularly in the work and words of the region’s scientists, writers, artists and culture bearers. A handful of...
Amy Fletcher

Racism and Charlie Hebdo

You would think that a bunch of writers would be able to define a term clearly, but some of our prominent literati seem confused over what exactly is meant by the phrase "hate speech.

Art in Unusual Places

Art in Unusual Places The CCW welcomes reader-submitted images of art in unusual or unexpected places.

Haines author Lende in Juneau this weekend

Haines author Heather Lende will be in Juneau this weekend as part of her Southeast book tour following the publication of her latest work, "Find The Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-Town Obituary Writer.

Digital Yakutat

YAKUTAT - Many of Yakutat's problems are connected, but many of them have to do with a lack of connection.

Comedy for a Cause event to feature David Granirer

Award-winning stand-up comic, counselor and author David Granirer will be the featured performer during this weekend's Comedy for a Cause event, scheduled for Sunday, May 31, at the JACC. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.

JAHC awards arts scholarships to local students

The Board of Trustees of the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council has announced the award of 28 scholarships to local students and alumni.

JAHC announces selections for 2015 Juried Art Show

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council has announced the 26 accepted submissions to the 2015 JAHC Juried Art Show.

"They Don't Talk Back" - Excerpt by Frank Katasse

From the perspective of Paul, the grandfather in the play I remember being just little. I was walking along a beach digging for clams. My Grampa and me. He was just old at the time, and he sat down to rest on every log he could find.

Writers Weir: Life with my Grandparents

As a kid growing up, I was taught to treat others the way you want to be treated and respect our elders. So being by my grandparents most of my life, they had showed love and respect to the family.

Brewfest winners

First place winners, Great Alaska Craft Beer and Home Brew Festival 2015   Best of show: Pumpkin Saison, Ryan Lindsay   Division 1: Scot Free, Justin Carson Division 2: Large, Michael...

JAHC calls for nominations for Mayor's Awards for the Arts

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council has opened the nomination period for the 2015 Mayor's Awards for the Arts. Nominations will be accepted through July 15.

Southeast Spotlight: Yakutat Tern Festival, May 28-31

Yakutat has one of the largest and southernmost known breeding colonies of Aleutian Terns, a fact that is particularly important given the suspected decline of this avian population worldwide.

Alutiiq Museum welcomes new director

The Alutiiq Heritage Foundation recently announced that Dr. April Counceller has been selected as the Executive Director of Kodiak's Alutiiq Museum. She joined the museum's staff on May 11th.

Sheldon Jackson Museum to host three Native artists in residence

The National Endowment for the Arts will award $20,000 to the Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum to support the Sheldon Jackson Museum's Native Artist Residency Program.

What's happening this week

MUSIC & DANCE Live music: Jacob Pickard, 10 p.m. Friday, May 29, McGiveney's. Live music: Kari Groven & the Wristrockets, 10 p.m., Saturday, May 30, McGiveney's. EVENTS & PRESENTATIONS Drawing Night, 6-8 p.m.


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