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Violinist Linda Rosenthal is shown in 1978, four years after she moved to Juneau and nine years after she arrived in Alaska with her husband, Paul.

Living her dream: Linda Rosenthal reflects on 30 years of Jazz & Classics

Linda Rosenthal vividly remembers the day she made a lifetime commitment to music. It was late summer in her home town of South Bend Indiana, and she had just turned 6 years old.

by Amy Fletcher

"Fairy tale" romance, partnership for Juneau dance teachers

About 15 years ago, the San Francisco Ballet was touring Spain when principal dancer Julie Diana's partner fell and broke his foot.


On Prince of Wales Island, beside a trail west of the small community of Kasaan, sits Náay I'waans.

'Disparate Minds' and the art of creating community connections

Artists Andreana Donahue and Tim Ortiz met in Nevada four years ago while developing and managing a progressive art studio, where people experiencing developmental disabilities can get assistance creating art and becoming artists. 

Boxley, students help language of Tsimshian people live

Every other summer when she was a child, Jerry Ann Gray would visit her maternal grandparents in Metlakatla and listen to them sing Sm’algyax, the language of the Tsimshian people. “It sounds different now than it did then,” she...

On Writing: Rehabilitation and Red Tape

Editor's note: This week's On Writing column was written by guest columnist Lowell Ford, an inmate at Lemon Creek Correctional Center, and is the third of a three-part series on writing classes offered at the facility.

September First Friday Art Walk

The following art openings and events are scheduled for First Friday, Sept. 4:   One year anniversary party, music by Kiwi Express and photo booth by Sydney Akagi

Tsimshian artist Boxley teaches formline at Juneau jail

A group of inmates at the Juneau jail received an incredible opportunity last week — to learn the basics of Northwest Coast art and formline design from the nation’s most renowned Tsimshian artist, David Boxley.

What's happening this week

WHAT'S HAPPENING WORKSHOPS & CLASSES Drum Set Master Class with Doug Tann, 5-6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 2, Alaska Music One, 9340 Glacier Highway. Doug Tann, a professional drummer for more than 40 years, will lead this master class.

Art in Unusual Places: Black and white edition

For this week's edition of Art In Unusual Places, contributors were asked to focus on black and white imagery. Here's what they came up with. The CCW welcomes reader-submitted images of art in unusual or unexpected places. Submit images to...

Who's your diva, week 2: Connerton and Stephens

Capital City Weekly Juneau Lyric Opera will host its popular annual fundraiser "Who's Your Diva?" on Sept. 19. This event will showcase nine local women, who will compete for the chance to be named Juneau's Official Diva for 2015.

Five-year exhibit at Penn Museum features Southeast Tlingit contributors

Tlingit artists from Southeast Alaska are among the Native American and Alaska Native artists and scholars involved in a major exhibit at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Philadelphia called “Native...

Poems wanted for the 2015 Poetry OmniBus Competition

The ninth annual Poetry Omnibus program is now accepting entries from Juneau residents for the 2015 competition.

Music on the Mountain scheduled for Saturday

Music on the Mountain, an annual concert offered at the top of the Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tram in the Chilkoot Theater, is planned for Saturday, Sept. 5, from 5-9 p.m.

Mudrooms season 5 to premiere Sept. 9

The Season 5 Premiere of Mudrooms, themed "The One that Got Away," will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 9.

Alaska Arts Confluence to host First Friday with Bochart sisters

Alaska Arts Confluence will host an evening with local artists Merrick and Hannah Bochart on First Friday, Sept. 2.

Three renowned artists to lead fall classes in Sitka

Sitka artists Tommy Joseph, Nick Galanin and Teri Rofkar will all be leading art classes at the University of Alaska Sitka campus this fall.

Models needed for the Frugal Fashion show to benefit AWARE

The Women of the Moose, Juneau chapter #439, will host their fourth annual Frugal Fashion show 3-5 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Juneau Moose Family Center.

Juneau and Haines to host writer Melinda Moustakis

49 Writers and Alaska Quarterly Review will host Alaska writer Melinda Moustakis this month as part of a literary tour that combines live events in the Southeast Alaska communities of Haines and Juneau with distance programming, in...

Heavy rains force closure of Sandy Beach Road to Coffman Cove

THORNE BAY - Three days of torrential rainfall drenched Thorne Bay on Prince of Wales Island, resulting in the indefinite closure of Sandy Beach Road to Coffman Cove above Hatchery Y (Forest Road 30 and 3030 junction...

Movie guide

Juneau GOLD TOWN For complete listings, visit "Infinitely Polar Bear" -- Synopsis: Maya Forbes autobiographically inflected "Infinitely Polar Bear" stars Mark Ruffalo as Cameron, a man who suffers from bipolar...

Articles from the Art section archive

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

Photos: "Partners in History" celebration

Photos: Partners in History celebration The Filipino Community and Alaska Native Sisterhood held a celebration of their historical roots in Juneau during a "Partners in History" dinner at the ...

Friday, Aug 28, 2015

NEA Chairwoman Jane Chu to visit Juneau Tuesday

Jane Chu, chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Arts, will visit Juneau on Tuesday as part of a brief Alaska tour that also includes stops in Anchorage, Palmer and Sitka.

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015

Harrison B to debut first full-length studio album at 2nd Annual Summer Shakedown

Harrison B to debut first full-length studio album at 2nd Annual Summer Shakedown American soul artist Harrison B will be back in town this week to debut his first full-length studio album on ...

Art in Unusual Places

Art in Unusual Places The CCW welcomes reader-submitted images of art in unusual or unexpected places. Submit images to amy.fletcher@juneauempire.

Current and upcoming exhibits at the Anchorage Museum

The following exhibits are scheduled at the Anchorage Museum. For the most up-to-date information, visit the museum's website at

Sitka Monthly Grind prepares for 21st season

The organizers of Sitka's Monthly Grind recently announced the schedule for the series' 21st season.

Perseverance announces new Drama School offerings

Perseverance Theatre has announced the creation of a new drama school, with classes for theater-makers of all ages.

Formline design classes at prison continue through Thursday

Sealaska Heritage Institute has invited Washington-based Tsimshian master artist David A. Boxley to teach formline design to inmates this week at Lemon Creek Correctional Center in Juneau.

Call for artwork: All Alaska Biennial

The Anchorage Museum has opened the entry period for the first "All Alaska Biennial," an exhibit designed to celebrate the contemporary work of Alaska artists. The deadline for entry is Sept. 6.

Filipino Community and Alaska Native Sisterhood to celebrate "Partners in HIstory"

The Filipino Community and Alaska Native Sisterhood will celebrate their historical roots in Juneau with a “Partners in History” celebration dinner at the Filipino Hall on Saturday, Aug. 29 at ...

Tango lessons to be offered this week and next

Former U.S. Argentine Tango Champion Richard Council will be back in town this week to lead tango lessons at the Filipino Community Hall.

Philanthropy in action: Paul Douglas and the Douglas-Dornan Foundation

According to the law of conservation of energy, energy can't be created or destroyed, only changed from one form into another.
By Amy Fletcher

Suicide Prevention Week to Feature Walls of Hope

Alaska may have the one of the highest rates of suicide per capita in the country, but thousands of people across the state are working toward reducing that figure.

Who's your diva 2015, week 1

Juneau Lyric Opera will host its popular annual fundraiser "Who's Your Diva?" on Sept. 19. This event will showcase 10 local women, who will compete for the chance to be named Juneau's Official ...

AWARE announces the Peer Education Theatre Program in partnership with Illusion Theater

AWARE, Inc. (Aiding Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies) has begun creating a Peer Education Theatre Program involving local high school students, university students and adult mentors, in ...

Writers Weir: "Equinox"

By Marian Call

A day in the life of: Marian Call

Juneau-based musician Marian Call came to Alaska with experience composing classical music.

Mayor's Awards honor local achievements

Four individuals and three organizations were honored with Mayor's Awards Friday during an event hosted and organized by the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council.

Art History: Sybil Davis and Ken DeRoux

Capital City Weekly Over the past few years, many local arts groups have celebrated 40th anniversaries - the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, Juneau Dance Theatre, and Juneau Lyric Opera, ...


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