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Mavis Staples performs.

Juneau Jazz & Classics teams with the trees

When you’re talking about Juneau Jazz & Classics it can be hard to know where to start, what with two weeks of music, 14 musical groups and performers, 29 events and 30 years of history.


Photos from the Alaska Robotics' Mini-Con

Writer and illustrator John Klassen, 34, reads his Caldecott Medal winning book “This is Not My Hat” to children at the Imagination Station on April 23 during Alaska Robotics’ Mini-Con.

Alaska's improv fest brings narrative, hip hop, TV improv to Juneau

Improv is a word that might bring the popular television show "Whose Line is It Anyway?" to mind.

Local land, local work

April 4 began early for Prince of Wales resident Buck Grasser.
Quinn Aboudara

On Writing: The scattering afield - a personal essay

How can we know the dancer from the dance? -W.B. Yeats Neil Young’s 1996 album Broken Arrow (with his garage band, Crazy Horse) ends with a live cover of Jimmy Reed’s 1959 rock classic, “Baby What You Want Me to Do.” Neil and the boys...

The river owns you

Some of the most valuable Alaska steelhead lessons I learned while flyfishing for rainbow trout in California.

Meals with Migdi: The Great Windfall Odyssey (and pita chips with hummus)

Previously, I wrote about my endeavor to embrace the great outdoors with more than an air hug.

Reflections on the JSO's 'Peace and Deliverance'

This recent Juneau Symphony Orchestra concert was the perfect accompaniment to a beautiful, moonlit spring evening.
Tierra Colberg

Capital City Weekly columnists Hale, Callahan win first place awards

A huge congratulations to Capital City Weekly columnists Jim Hale and Dick Callahan, who each got first place in this year's Alaska Press Club Awards, announced April 23.
Capital City Weekly

Carolyn Wonderland, the Vega Quartet Open Juneau Jazz & Classics 30th Season

Juneau Jazz & Classics kicks off its 30th season Friday, May 6 with the powerful voice of Carolyn Wonderland and her band, two blues cruises Saturday, and the energetic Vega String Quartet Sunday at the stunning Shrine of St. Therese.

Rebecca Himschoot of Sitka named to state education board

Rebecca Himschoot, a teacher in Sitka, has joined the State Board of Education & Early Development. She holds the public seat for the First Judicial District, replacing Kathleen Yarr, whose term expired.

Juneau Co-Op Preschool Cinco de Mayo fundraiser

The Juneau Co-Op Preschool is raising mone with a "Cinco de Mayo Celebracion: Wine, Beer, and Tequila Tasting. DJ Manu will provide music; there will also be wine, beer and tequila tasting, a no-host bar, appetizers, a silent auction and...

Inaugural Sitka Arts & Science Festival Coming This July

SITKA - A new interdisciplinary festival in Sitka, Alaska on the historic Sheldon Jackson Campus will provide opportunity for tourists and locals to explore science and art over two weeks of hands-on workshops, events, and performances in...

Cedar bark harvesting course available in Ketchikan

KETCHIKAN - Sign up to learn how to harvest cedar bark for weaving with instructor Gloria Burns on three separate days, two of them field days, one of them an in class day.

Girls rock camp 2016 comes to Haines, Sitka

A Girls Rock summer camp is coming to Haines and Sitka, as well as Anchorage and Fairbanks, this summer. Kids can learn a new instrument, form a band, write an original song, and more.

Fundraising for bear mauling, house fire victims

Fundraising for bear mauling, house fire victims April has been a tragic and trying month for many in Southeast Alaska, but friends and neighbors across the region are helping how they can, whether it's with encouragement or donations.

Juneau Pride Chorus Concert April 30

Juneau Pride Chorus' annual performance and silent auction is set for April 30 at Northern Light United Church. The group is conducted by Leslie Wood, and it is a project of PFLAG Juneau, a 501(c)(3) charity.

Native fashion competition during Celebration

The Sealaska Heritage Institute is hosting a Native Fashion show for Celebration 2016. It aims to integrate Alaska Native art into high fashion pieces, including both fashion design and jewelry. The competition is open to all Alaska Native...

SHI camp deadlines approach

Sealaska Heritage Institute's summer programs are open for registration. The first is Latseen Running Camp, from June 14-17, for Alaska Native students entering 5th - 8th grade. Registration ends May 13.

New arts and science festival in Sitka this July

A new interdisciplinary festival in Sitka, Alaska on the historic Sheldon Jackson Campus this July will provide opportunity for tourists and locals to explore science and art over two weeks of hands-on workshops, events, and performances.

Speed dating and discussion of photographer Joseph Alexander at the city museum

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum hosts a Mug Up program on Saturday, April 30th, from 10:30 to noon.

Art Fest awards for Juneau

Juneau-Douglas High School sent seven exceptional student artists to the annual Region V Art Fest on April 7-11.

Annapurna begins May 6

Annapurna, Perseverance Theatre's next performance, begins May 6 in Juneau. "Twenty years ago," says the synopsis, "Emma walked out on her husband, cowboy-poet Ulysses, in the middle of a night that he can't remember and she will never...

Wild Kitchen Walks start April 30

Juneau residents are invited to join Cooperative Extension and local experts this summer to go on the wild side with Wild Kitchen Walks.

'I ate everything'

What if I ate wings for breakfast? What if I ate a dress for lunch? What if I ate a book for dinner? What if I ate a ghost for dessert? I would be a fairy.

Art in Unusual Places

The Capital City Weekly welcomes reader-submitted images of art in unusual or unexpected places.

Articles from the Art section archive

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

New fees to be collected beginning May 1 at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

JUNEAU - Starting May 1, the U.S Forest Service will require people aged 16 and older to have passes to use certain areas outdoors near the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on the eastern shore ...

Linda Torgerson wins Discovery Award

Linda Torgerson, a teacher at the Juneau Community Charter School, has won Discovery Southeast's 2016 Discovery Award, which honors teachers who go above and beyond to engage their students in nature.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Traditional foods cooking contest during Celebration

Register to compete in Sealaska Heritage Institute's 2016 soapberry contest, held during Celebration. The grand prize is $500, second prize is $250, and third prize is $100.

Masonry workshop at historic Haines barracks

The Alaska Arts Confluence and Port Chilkoot Company are partnering to host a three-day masonry repointing workshop in Haines May 3-5.

Free Tai Chi Class for Senior Citizens

Falls are one of the greatest risks to the health, independence and quality of life of older adults, and many studies have shown that Tai Chi is one of the most effective ways to prevent them.

Annual Full Circle Music Studio recitals

Full Circle Music Studio will soon present its 26th year of annual recitals. The students of Greg Burger and Mary DeSmet will perform in two recitals, one on Saturday April 30, at 3 p.m. and the ...

Juneau Jazz & Classics celebrates 30th season

The thirtieth season of Juneau Jazz & Classics will continue the tradition of bringing America's best jazz, blues, and classics to Juneau.

Tai Chi Rhapsody

I am that long row of snow-blanketed Chilkat mountains / from valley fullness to spaciousness beyond peaks.
By Glen Ray

"By the Sea" Arts and Seafod Festival

Coffman Cove's 6th Annual "By The Sea Arts and Seafood Festival" has been moved to Friday and Saturday from its traditional days of Saturday and Sunday.

Made of Salmon

Fisherman and Homer resident Nancy Lord has released a new book through University of Alaska Press: “Made of Salmon: Alaska Stories from the Salmon Project.”

Tiny Post Office concert during Comic Con

Kindred Post, a neighborhood post office, gift shop, and community gathering space, will host a Tiny Post Office Concert on Thursday, April 21 in associated with Alaska Robotics’s Comic Convention ...

Sitka quilting show coming up

Quilt Show SITKA- Ocean Wave Quilters presents its annual free quilt show May 1 -14 on the first floor of Whitmore Hall on the historic Sheldon Jackson College campus.

Alaska State Improv Festival Features Villainy and Comedy

Alaska State Improv Festival Features Villainy and Comedy The Alaska State Improv Festival returns for its fourth year, featuring headliners from Austin, Chicago, San Francisco and Santa Monica.

Juneau-raised comic artist to teach, participate in Comic Con

The first comic Dawson Walker ever drew, when he was around five, was called "Sam and Tim" and was all about a boy and his stuffed tiger.

Young Juneau artists to display at Comic Con

It's a coincidence, but given the timing of Juneau's first Alaska Robotics Mini-Con, it's a pretty lucky one.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Woosh Kinaadeiyí to host spoken word workshop

Woosh Kinaadeiyí to host a Spoken Word Workshop on Sunday, April 17 Woosh Kinaadeiyí will host a spoken word workshop on Sunday, April 17 from 1-4 p.m. The workshop will be held at Kindred Post, ...

Juneau Jazz and Classics schedule announced

Juneau Jazz & Classics highlights From its opening night to the final week, Jazz & Classics' 30th season will get you to lift your heels and move to the soulful sounds of Carolyn ...
By Capital City Weekly

Health insurance enrollment day in Sitka

SEARHC and Sitka Tribe of Alaska host Health Insurance Enrollment Day SITKA-The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) and the Sitka Tribe of Alaska (STA) will co-host a Health ...
By Capital City Weekly

Foraging for nettles

I recently found a website showing the Earth's progression of green as seen from above. In the time lapse, you could see the seasons emerge.


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