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Arts & Culture

Courtesy of Michaela Moore
Local students are shown with their medals after participating in the Alaska Schools Activities Association's Drama Debate Forensics competition held Feb. 19-21 in Anchorage. The JDHS team, coached by MIchaela Moore, took first place overall in the state.

JDHS drama takes state

It’s awards season for Hollywood and also for Juneau-Douglas High School’s drama team, which took first at the state Drama Debate and Forensics competition held recently in Anchorage....

March First Friday Art Walk

This month’s art openings include the annual 12x12 Community Exhibit at the Juneau Douglas City Museum, the grand opening of Heritage Coffee’s new location on Front Street featuring work by Anchorage artist Kate Sevigny, a fairy tale...

Five Good Reads: John Morgan

Fairbanks poet John Morgan, who will be in Juneau March 9-10, provided this week's list.

Writers' Weir: A poem by Byron L. Sanford

BY BYRON L. SANFORD The old man sat quietly rocking As the glow disappeared from the day And the night birds were singing their songs of the night While his thoughts slowly drifted away.

Perseverance opens ‘The Odd Couple’

Perseverance opens 'The Odd Couple' Perseverance Theatre will open the Tony Award-winning play "The Odd Couple," by Neil Simon, on March 6.

Theatre in the Rough opens ‘Henry V’

Theatre in the Rough opens 'Henry V' Theatre in the Rough will open their spring production, "The Life of King Henry V," on Friday March 6, at McPhetres Hall in Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.

SHI chooses apprentices to make, install monumental glass piece

Sealaska Heritage Institute has chosen five apprentices to help create and install a massive glass screen for the new Walter Soboleff Building in Juneau.

Poetry Out Loud State Finals to be held March 10 in Juneau

POETRY OUT LOUD STATE FINALS TO BE HELD MARCH 10 IN JUNEAU CCW Staff Report The Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council will host the state finals for Poetry Out Loud, a national high-school recitation...

Finding subtlety in a dramatic environment

Alaska is often described as a land of extremes - vast distances, tall mountains, intense weather, and dramatic contrasts in darkness and light.
Amy Fletcher

What's happening this week

THEATER Opera to Go's "Cunning Little Vixen," 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, March 6 and 7, Thunder Mountain High School. An opera in three acts by Leoš Janácek, with an orchestral reduction by William Todd Hunt.

Art In Unusual Places

The CCW 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 intriguing.

Kodiak humpback whale is Fireside Lecture topic for March 6

Kodiak humpback whale is Fireside Lecture topic for March 6 Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center will host marine ecologist Michelle Ridgway and marine mammal biologist Kate Wynne as Fireside Lecturers on Friday, March 6.

Ketchikan and Juneau students honored for volunteer work

Cassandra Adams of Ketchikan and Amara Sanguni of Juneau were recently selected as Alaska's top youth volunteers in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

State Archives Research Room temporarily closed

From March 4 through March 27, the Alaska State Archives Research Room will be closed and reference services curtailed so that staff can transfer and process approximately 10,000 boxes and court volumes from its Willoughby Avenue...

Restored film about Yup’ik dancing continues statewide tour

A newly restored version of Alaska's first film to be inducted to the National Film Registry will be shown in Fairbanks this week as part of a statewide tour.

"King of Fish" Book Drop lands in Petersburg

The Salmon Project will continue its statewide "King of Fish" Book Drop on Saturday, March 7, at the Petersburg Public Library. Between 1-3 p.m.

Perseverance offers Spring Break Camp

Perseverance offers Spring Break Camp Perseverance Theatre has announced this year's offerings for Spring Break Camp, March 16-20.

Craig Public Library named finalist for national award

The federal Institute of Museum and Library Services announced that Craig Public Library is among the 30 finalists for the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service.

Pioneers’ Home continues film series March 18

In February, the Juneau Pioneers' Home launched a three-part film series that focuses on issues older adults are facing today. The series began Feb.

Historic Preservation Fund grant application period closes Friday

The Office of History & Archaeology will be accepting grant applications for 2015 historic preservation projects from certified local governments through Friday, March 6.

Juneau Human Rights Commission opens essay and art contest for students

The Juneau Human Rights Commission is calling for all middle school writers and artists to participate in the 2015 JHRC Essay and Art Event.

Anchorage Museum exhibition examines transformation of Alaska’s largest city

"City Limits," a new exhibit at the Anchorage Museum, will open Friday, March 6.

Movie Review: 'Lazarus' almost raises a whole film genre from the dead

"The Lazarus Effect" is what happens when hip, smart actors commit themselves to a horror movie, body and soul.

Digital Book Club offers free access to ebook about experience of teaching Shakespeare in prison

Residents of Southeast communities including Juneau, Petersburg, Ketchikan, Haines, Gustavus, Craig and Coffman Cove can now take part in what is being billed as the first-ever “global eBook club” -- Big Library Read -- through Listen...


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