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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)
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

They’ve got ideas on the launchpad.

Abandoned tugboat problem likely to linger

“Maybe a giant eagle will fix it.”

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Artist explains how he made 80 pounds of battle armor

Meet the man behind the costume.

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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

A place where everyone could make friends.

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Hooked on salmon: Southeast and its fish keep filmmaker coming back

Coming back to where he began, like a certain kind of fish.

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New Thai restaurant hopes to curry favor

Restaurant owners were longtime workers at Chan’s.

Sitka business owner places first in pitch contest

Product saves bank and backs.

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More tourists are coming

Tourism predicted to grow again in 2019.

Alaska Natives want voice in budget-making process

Speakers tell people to share stories with legislators