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Getting motor-mouthed about Motown
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Getting motor-mouthed about Motown

Ryan Shaw didn’t grow up with a lot of the music he now loves.

Getting motor-mouthed about Motown
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Author Annie Boochever, formerly of Juneau and now of Bellingham, Washington, smiles at Centennial Hall, Saturday March 2, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
Author Annie Boochever, formerly of Juneau and now of Bellingham, Washington, smiles at Centennial Hall, Saturday March 2, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
Elements of surprise: Artists interpret long-running art show theme in unexpected ways
Elements of surprise: Artists interpret long-running art show theme in unexpected ways
Movie night moves suicide into public focus
Movie night moves suicide into public focus
Juneau college student to receive community service award
Juneau college student to receive community service award
The state of Alaska’s third governor dies at 94

The state of Alaska’s third governor dies at 94

Governor oversaw Prudhoe Bay oil and gas lease sale.

The state of Alaska’s third governor dies at 94
Mendenhall Glacier master plan calls for major change

Mendenhall Glacier master plan calls for major change

Construction not expected until 2022 at the earliest.

Mendenhall Glacier master plan calls for major change
Daniel Firmin plays a two-song set during the Mountainside Open Mic & Art Night at The Rookery on Oct. 31, 2018. (Michael Penn | Capital City Weekly File)

Popular song and art night is back for second season

Mountainside Open Mic is back for its second season.

Daniel Firmin plays a two-song set during the Mountainside Open Mic & Art Night at The Rookery on Oct. 31, 2018. (Michael Penn | Capital City Weekly File)

Death Notice: Joseph Paddock

Joseph Edward Paddock died Feb. 24, 2019. He was 60. Paddock passed away peacefully at home from a year long battle with cancer, surrounded by… Continue reading

Arctic terns at Mendenhall seem to be decreasing in numbers
Arctic terns at Mendenhall seem to be decreasing in numbers
Alaska poet calls attention to environmental concerns
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Alaska poet calls attention to environmental concerns
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Juneau’s female art collective readies to open its latest and biggest show
Juneau’s female art collective readies to open its latest and biggest show
Grammy Award-nominated singer Ryan Shaw talks Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, about returning to sing in the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council’s “Motown for Our Town” and Gospel Celebrations this weekend. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Motown performer has Stevie Wonder’s seal of approval

Grammy-nominated singer to perform songs by music icons

Grammy Award-nominated singer Ryan Shaw talks Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, about returning to sing in the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council’s “Motown for Our Town” and Gospel Celebrations this weekend. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Boogie ‘Wonderland’: Alice meets Disco for Perseverance Theatre Young Company Show
Boogie ‘Wonderland’: Alice meets Disco for Perseverance Theatre Young Company Show
Ernestine Hayes, Alaska State Writer Laureate, makes closing remarks at the 2019 Governor’s Arts & Hunanities Awards at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

State Writer Laureate selection delayed but coming soon

In the meantime, Juneau is home to the state writer laureate.

Ernestine Hayes, Alaska State Writer Laureate, makes closing remarks at the 2019 Governor’s Arts & Hunanities Awards at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Number of rocket launches could take off in Kodiak

Number of rocket launches could take off in Kodiak

They’ve got ideas on the launchpad.

Number of rocket launches could take off in Kodiak
Abandoned tugboat problem likely to linger

Abandoned tugboat problem likely to linger

“Maybe a giant eagle will fix it.”

Abandoned tugboat problem likely to linger
Artist explains how he made 80 pounds of battle armor
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Artist explains how he made 80 pounds of battle armor

Meet the man behind the costume.

Artist explains how he made 80 pounds of battle armor
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The Reverend Bobby Lewis leads a gospel singing workshop at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Reverend Bobby Lewis leads a gospel singing workshop at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
First Trans Gaming Night exceeds organizers’ expectations

First Trans Gaming Night exceeds organizers’ expectations

A place where everyone could make friends.

First Trans Gaming Night exceeds organizers’ expectations