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Arts & Culture

Local photographer Huff releases debut book, 'Last Road North'

“If one were to travel the Haul Road with Mr. Huff,” suggests the introduction to Juneau photographer Ben Huff’s debut book “Last Road North,” “topics like corporate rapaciousness, aggressive capitalism, peak oil or vanishing cultures of either men or animals wouldn’t much engage him… He seems more focused on what we do not know, on what we need to find out.”

by Geoff Kirsch

'Dream team' of artists assembled for Soboleff Center

Three major Northwest Coast Native art works will be permanently installed in Sealaska Heritage Institute's Walter Soboleff Center when construction is completed next year, and this week, SHI released the names of the artists who will...
Amy Fletcher

'Learning to Listen': Authors to discuss cultural assumptions in Alaskan literature

More than a decade ago, Ernestine Hayes entered the MFA program at the University of Alaska Anchorage, working on what would become "Blonde Indian: An Alaska Native Memoir." One of her teachers in the program was Sherry Simpson.
Katie Spielberger

12 questions: Shiver Twins

Your band is called the Shiver Twins but you were formerly known as Slush Not Snow. Why the change? Eric: We started playing as Shiver Twins while Slush Not Snow was still active, just to keep it fresh for us with new songs and a new sound.

On Writing: Commas, history and William Strunk

When my oldest son was in second grade, he announced over dinner one night that he had learned how to use commas in school.

Art in unusual places

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

For those who don't want to read

A tough choice is before you. You want to have an opinion on the Man Booker Prize nominees (your own opinion, not mine) but you don't want to read all six books in the next five weeks.

Cancer Center seeks artwork for upcoming fundraiser

The Southeast Radiation Oncology Center has extended a call for artwork for an upcoming Fundraising Art Show, scheduled for Nov. 15 at Rockwell. Artwork in any media is welcome and artists can set their own commission for the donated...

The Pacific Northwest Indie Bestseller List

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, by Haruki Murakami 2. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr 3. The Bone Clocks, by David Mitchell 4. The Children Act, by Ian McEwan 5. Personal, by Lee...

PFLAG Pride Chorus begins weekly rehearsals

Rehearsals for the PFLAG Juneau Pride Chorus began this week and will continue to be held on Tuesday evenings at Resurrection Lutheran Church through February. The rehearsals run from 5:30-7 p.m., and are open to all women who like to sing.

KRNN to host Rob Cohen Jazz Group next week

KRNN's Alaska Originals Series will host the Rob Cohen Jazz Group next Thursday, Sept. 25, for an in-studio concert.

September poetry slam to be held at UAS

Woosh Kinaadeiyí will host an open mic and poetry slam on Friday Sept. 19 at the UAS Housing Lodge. The event will be hosted by Dee Jay DeRego and Conor Lendrum and is open to poets and performers of all ages and abilities.

UAS' One Campus, One Book project announces fall events

The University of Alaska Southeast's "One Campus, One Book" project continues this fall with a new book selection: "The Log from the Sea of Cortez," by John Steinbeck.

Modern dance class offered at Juneau Dance Theatre

Registration is open for a modern dance class at Juneau Dance Theatre, held each Sunday from 4-5 p.m. The first class is free. This class will explore different movement techniques with an emphasis on artistic vision and personal...

Northern Lights Junior Theatre to host auditions Saturday

Northern Lights Junior Theatre, back on the Juneau scene after a two-year hiatus, will host auditions for their upcoming production of "The Christmas Doll" this weekend, as well as a mandatory orientation meeting.

Upcoming deadlines for artists

The following information was provided by the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council. For more information on opportunities for artists, visit http://www.jahc.org/juneau-arts-humanities-council/calls-art. Oct.

Smithsonian posts 3-D modeling of a Tlingit hat

The Smithsonian Institution has posted virtual 3-D modeling of objects including a Tlingit Dakl'aweidí Killer Whale Hat (see it here: http://3d.si.edu/.

'So We Read On‚' an enlightening tribute to 'The Great Gatsby'

If you're reading this review, you've probably read "The Great Gatsby.

Arts calendar

EVENTS & MUSIC THURSDAY, Sept. 18 Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas library. Details: 586-5267. Third Thursday family night, 5:30 p.m., Valley Library. Improv Basics course, 6:30-8:30 p.m., McPhetres Hall Conference Room. $50 per student.


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