Arts and Culture

Young artist blends hip-hop and Tlingit heritage on big stage
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Young artist blends hip-hop and Tlingit heritage on big stage
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Once more with feeling: Juneau poetry contest winner gets second shot at state
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Once more with feeling: Juneau poetry contest winner gets second shot at state

It was a very happy birthday for high schooler Morgan Blackgoat.

Once more with feeling: Juneau poetry contest winner gets second shot at state
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Haida artist’s exhibition blends old and new school art

Haida artist’s exhibition blends old and new school art

David Boxley and Trent Reznor are both great in his book.

Haida artist’s exhibition blends old and new school art
Odd museum collection has rhyme and reason
Odd museum collection has rhyme and reason
Thunder Mountain students swap art with New York City artist
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Thunder Mountain students swap art with New York City artist
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Designer from Juneau will show her work during New York Fashion Week
Designer from Juneau will show her work during New York Fashion Week
John Hudson III of Metlakatla, will receive a Governor’s Art Award with his father for Alaska Native Cultural education. Hudson was photographed at the Soboleff Center on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
John Hudson III of Metlakatla, will receive a Governor’s Art Award with his father for Alaska Native Cultural education. Hudson was photographed at the Soboleff Center on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
New play is ‘Whale’ worth your time
New play is ‘Whale’ worth your time
This oldie is JDHS’ newest show

This oldie is JDHS’ newest show

Say hello to ‘Bye Bye Birdie.’

This oldie is JDHS’ newest show
Centennial Hall during the afternoon on Monday, July 2, 2018. Centennial Hall’s day-to-day operations are now being handled by Juneau Arts & Humanaties Council. (Gregory Philson | Juneau Empire)

Centennial Hall under new management

After months of discussion, Juneau Arts & Humanities Council officially took over management duties from the City and Borough of Juneau on July 1.

Centennial Hall during the afternoon on Monday, July 2, 2018. Centennial Hall’s day-to-day operations are now being handled by Juneau Arts & Humanaties Council. (Gregory Philson | Juneau Empire)
Dr. Rosita Worl, President of the Sealaska Heritage Institute, attends an event at the Walter Soboleff Center in November 2015. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Sealaska announces Alaska Native language summit

Sealaska Heritage Institute on Thursday announced it will be hosting an Alaska Native language summit, geared toward fluent elders speakers of the Tlingit, Haida and… Continue reading

Dr. Rosita Worl, President of the Sealaska Heritage Institute, attends an event at the Walter Soboleff Center in November 2015. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Mary Catharine Martin cooks dinner along the Nisutlin River in the Yukon in September 2014. Photo by Bjorn Dihle

From the editor of the Capital City Weekly — goodbye, and thank you

This Friday, March 2, will be my last day working for the Capital City Weekly. In my last five years as the Capital City Weekly… Continue reading

Mary Catharine Martin cooks dinner along the Nisutlin River in the Yukon in September 2014. Photo by Bjorn Dihle
Gary Neilson, the author’s father, demonstrates the cradles and handles used to haul the beams to the house. Photo by Tara Neilson.

Stonehenge, Southeast Alaska-style

Yesterday, my dad agreed to put on all his outside gear and set out into the chilly weather to help me take “re-enactment” photos of… Continue reading

Gary Neilson, the author’s father, demonstrates the cradles and handles used to haul the beams to the house. Photo by Tara Neilson.
In this December 2015 photo, Juneau residents view artwork and listen to music at The Canvas during Gallery Walk. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Canvas celebrates 10 years on First Friday

Christianne Carrillo’s “Socialpath” Juneau Arts &Culture Center 350 Whittier St. 4:30-7 p.m. “Socialpath” explores themes of social misrepresentation through online and social media platforms. Through… Continue reading

In this December 2015 photo, Juneau residents view artwork and listen to music at The Canvas during Gallery Walk. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Max Parrot, of Canada, jumps during the men’s Big Air snowboard qualification competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (Dmitri Lovetsky | The Associated Press)

Tlingit artwork featured at the Olympics

KINY Radio recently reported that the Canadian Olympic snowboarding team’s uniform sports a raven pattern familiar to many Alaskans. Designed by Tlingit artist Corrine Hunt,… Continue reading

Max Parrot, of Canada, jumps during the men’s Big Air snowboard qualification competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. (Dmitri Lovetsky | The Associated Press)
The Awesome Alaska Book Review: The Snow Child

The Awesome Alaska Book Review: The Snow Child

Finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction “The Snow Child,” the debut novel of Alaskan writer Eowyn Ivey, is a book I’ve been meaning… Continue reading

The Awesome Alaska Book Review: The Snow Child
Rainbow smelt shimmer before they’re cooked. Photo by Vivian Faith Prescott

It’s the little fish in life

My dad rolled the small fish in egg and then flour, and set it beside three other smelt in the hot frying pan. He stood… Continue reading

Rainbow smelt shimmer before they’re cooked. Photo by Vivian Faith Prescott
Fred Bennett served in the U.S. Army from 1965-1968. He attended basic training in Fort Ord, CA and was then transferred to Presidio of Monteray, CA. Fred was trained as a wheeled vehicle mechanic. Fred served in Vietnam from October 1965 to September 1966. After his service in Vietnam, Fred spent the rest of his service time in Fort Lewis, WA. Image courtesy of the Huna Heritage Foundation. Identifier: PH002_016_FredBennett_001

Hoonah goes digital, launches trove of historic photos

It’s been the mission of the Huna Heritage Foundation (HHF) to perpetuate the Huna Tlingit culture and promote education for future generations, and it plans… Continue reading

Fred Bennett served in the U.S. Army from 1965-1968. He attended basic training in Fort Ord, CA and was then transferred to Presidio of Monteray, CA. Fred was trained as a wheeled vehicle mechanic. Fred served in Vietnam from October 1965 to September 1966. After his service in Vietnam, Fred spent the rest of his service time in Fort Lewis, WA. Image courtesy of the Huna Heritage Foundation. Identifier: PH002_016_FredBennett_001
Zach Brown. Courtesy image.

Inian Islands Institute a reality

Three years and a million dollars later, Zach Brown’s dream is coming to fruition. The Inian Island Institute, an educational hub for researchers, conservationists, and… Continue reading

Zach Brown. Courtesy image.
Gary Neilson has to chop through snow and ice to pull the plug in his skiff. He’ll let the saltwater in to melt the snow and ice that’s accumulated in the bottom. The seats and bow will have to be shoveled off before the skiff can be used to go get mail and groceries.

‘Chionomisia’ for the win

Snow. Chiono is Greek for snow; phobia is Greek for fear. While there is definitely anxiety involved when I hear that there is a big… Continue reading

Gary Neilson has to chop through snow and ice to pull the plug in his skiff. He’ll let the saltwater in to melt the snow and ice that’s accumulated in the bottom. The seats and bow will have to be shoveled off before the skiff can be used to go get mail and groceries.