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Arts & Culture

Alaska State Library; Seiki Kayamori; ASL-P55-236
Jessie Louie, photographed in Yakutat by Seiki Kayamori.

Behind the camera

When Japanese-American photographer Seiki Kayamori died in 1941, he left behind a view of Yakutat and its residents that offers an intimate, surprisingly extensive visual record of the community he called home for nearly 30 years.

by Amy Fletcher

Two local artists invited to participate in World of Wearable Art in New Zealand

Two local artists have been accepted into the prestigious World of Wearable Art competition in New Zealand: David Walker and Jenna Gonzales Smith.
Amy Fletcher

A mod revue

Mod Carousel founder The Luminous Pariah, aka Seneca Harper, has returned to Juneau once again with his troupe of "boylesque" performers to entertain and enchant his favorite audience - his hometown.

Jans to give book signing for 'A Wolf Called Romeo' Friday

Haines author Nick Jans will give a reading and book signing at 6 p.m. Friday at the Downtown Juneau Public Library.

In the Stacks: New fiction for adults

New fiction for adults runs the gamut from mystery and thriller to romance and science fiction. Here are just a few of the new titles on the shelves at the Juneau Public Libraries. "Red Winter," by Dan Smith.

Art in unusual places

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

Perseverance's teen program to begin in August; young actors perform this weekend

This summer, Perseverance Theatre will offer a new program for teens called "Theatre in the Wild: Midsummer Night's Theatre and Wilderness Skills." This program involves a week of camping combined with theatrical training and performance.

Review: 'Lucy' won't stretch your brain capacity

So let's start with the enticing premise of Luc Besson's "Lucy," starring Scarlett Johansson: Human beings only use 10 percent of their brain capacity. Imagine what it would be like if we could access all of it? Well, wow. It would be sort...

Kenai library one of six nominated for national award

The Kenai Community Library is one of six institutions in the state nominated for a national service award. U.S. Sen.

Juneau Lyric Opera's Mid-Summer Vocal Festival starts July 28

Juneau Lyric Opera's Mid-Summer Vocal Festival, which begins July 28, will explore the world of musical theater.

Youth Fiddle and Guitar Camp to begin next week

Dancing With The Spirit, an organization that travels to Alaskan villages teaching fiddle and guitar, will host a youth fiddle and guitar camp next week in Juneau. The camp will run from 1-5 p.m.

Arts calendar

  EVENTS & MUSIC THURSDAY, July 24 Perseverance Theatre’s Summerfest play “The Blue Bear,” 2 p.m., JAHC. Details:...


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