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Arts & Culture

Art by Mark Myers
L'Astrolabe and La Boussole in Lituya Bay 1786, a watercolor by Mark Myers.

Exploring history

French explorer Jean-François de Galaup La Pérouse’s world-wide expedition of 1785-1788 was remarkable for its wide-ranging scope and focus on scientific discovery, reflected in the...
by Amy Fletcher

Empty Chair memorial to be dedicated Saturday

A dedication of Juneau's new Empty Chair Memorial, representing the internment of Japanese-American Juneau residents during World War II, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12 at Capital Park.

In the Stacks: New books for beginning readers

What makes a good book for a new reader? Short sentences in short books.
Kathy Ward

Perseverance Theatre's ASTI program begins July 12

Perseverance Theatre will host its fourth annual Alaska Summer Theatre Intensive July 12-20 at the University of Alaska Southeast.

July events at Juneau Public Libraries

Thursday, July 10: Tlingit Language Learners Group, 6 p.m., Downtown Library This is a study group facilitated by language learners who are dedicated to the goal of revitalization of the Tlingit language.

Art in unusual places

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

Retro sci-fi movie series continues with 'Galaxy Quest'

The Marie Drake Planetarium's retro sci-fi movie series continues next week with a showing of "Galaxy Quest" on Tuesday, July 15. The film showing is free.

Poetry slam to be held at Auke Rec

This month's Woosh Kinaadeiyí open mic and poetry slam will be held Friday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the covered shelter at Auke Rec.

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' stands above other summer action fare

Advertising for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" suggests it is another summer film in which abundant action scenes obliterate any serious story or character development. First impressions can be deceiving.

Holland America Line now accepting grant applications

Applications are now being accepted by the Holland America Line Inc. Community Advisory Board for grants to local service and nonprofit groups in Juneau. The CAB is comprised of Juneau civic and business leaders who advise Holland America...

Author talk, lecture to be presented at historical library

The Historical Collections division of the Alaska State Library will host two events in the next week.

The Pacific Northwest indie bestseller list

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Silkworm, by Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling 2. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr 3. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt 4. The Care and Management of Lies, by Jacqueline Winspear 5.

Modern Russian fable superbly drawn

"The Great Glass Sea" by Josh Weil Twin brothers Yarik and Dima were virtual lookalikes as boys growing up in rural Russia. Their joys and dreams entwined. Often when one spoke, the other would finish his sentence.

Arts calendar

Events & Music THURSDAY, July 10 Author talk, noon, Alaska State Historical Library. Ross Cohen will discuss his book, "Owning the Ocean: Alaska Fishermen and the Japanese "Invasion" of Bristol Bay, 1937-1938." Free and open to the...

Hands-on learning

When Haida carvers Joe and TJ Young were teenagers in Hydaburg 20 years ago, apprenticeship opportunities there were scarce.
Amy Fletcher


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