Arts and Culture

‘Photo of Sitka Harbor and Native Village taken from Castle Hill, ca.1887, photo by the Partridge Studio. (Image courtesy of the Sitka History Museum)

Treaty of Cession: The Tlingit knew

Each year, Sitka marks Alaska Day with a reenactment of the Oct. 18, 1867, ceremony that transferred Alaska from Russia to the United States. Last… Continue reading

‘Photo of Sitka Harbor and Native Village taken from Castle Hill, ca.1887, photo by the Partridge Studio. (Image courtesy of the Sitka History Museum)
Common Kings. Courtesy image.

Common Kings return to Juneau

The Common Kings spent years working on an album, but one session changed their direction. Working with prolific producer and songwriter Poo Bear, something clicked… Continue reading

Common Kings. Courtesy image.
Treadwell: ‘From the page to the stage’

Treadwell: ‘From the page to the stage’

The Treadwell mine holds historical importance for Alaska, and there are those who are committed to its remembrance. Sheila Kelly’s book “Treadwell Gold: An Alaska… Continue reading

Treadwell: ‘From the page to the stage’

Bookstore Days

I never know what to expect when someone walks into the bookstore. Which is appropriate, since most people who wander in aren’t sure what they’re… Continue reading

Naturalist Jack Calvin’s “Square-rigged” returns to shelves

Naturalist Jack Calvin’s “Square-rigged” returns to shelves

After years of being out of print, a book by naturalist Jack Calvin is making a comeback thanks to the remaining Calvin family and the Sitka… Continue reading

Naturalist Jack Calvin’s “Square-rigged” returns to shelves

Writers’ Weir: Summer Solstice

The sun God beams her rays on earth Creating dancing shadows People flourish with reborn mirth Singing with drums and banjos Warmer days set our… Continue reading

Ben Breen and Yuliya Gorenman performing Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Major. (Photo by Mackenzie Fisher)

Sitka Summer Music Festival: Classical music in ‘the crown jewel of Alaska’

The Sitka Summer Musical Festival has big dreams and they are taking actions to make them come true. During the month of June, professional musicians… Continue reading

Ben Breen and Yuliya Gorenman performing Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Major. (Photo by Mackenzie Fisher)

“Blue Ticket” play focuses on Juneau history, LGBTQ rights

In honor of Pride month, there will be a live reading of an original play about a piece of Juneau’s history many people don’t speak… Continue reading

”The Journal of the U.S.S. Ossipee” image courtesy of the Sitka History Museum. Captain Emmons, United States Navy, was the commanding officier of the U.S.S Ossipee and was present at the transfer ceremony of Alaska from Russia to the United States on Oct. 18, 1867.

The fainting of Princess Maksutova

Anniversaries of major historic events offer unique opportunities to reexamine and challenge our long-held beliefs surrounding those momentous occasions. Sometimes our reflections on the past… Continue reading

”The Journal of the U.S.S. Ossipee” image courtesy of the Sitka History Museum. Captain Emmons, United States Navy, was the commanding officier of the U.S.S Ossipee and was present at the transfer ceremony of Alaska from Russia to the United States on Oct. 18, 1867.
“Colors of theNight.” Photo by Frank Lynn Pierce.

Capturing the light: Juneau photographer Frank Lynn Pierce

Longtime Juneau resident Frank Lynn Pierce is an accomplished photographer, featuring landscapes, animals and bits of history. He won Alaska Magazine’s 2015 photo contest with… Continue reading

“Colors of theNight.” Photo by Frank Lynn Pierce.

Sitka Summer Music Festival begins

The Sitka Summer Music Festival has begun. This festival is Alaska’s premiere classical music festival that presents music to the community. This four-week event brings… Continue reading

All gynecologic oncologist rock band ‘get their groove on’

On the night of Thursday, June 8, it’ll be a time for celebrating life, recovery and independent rock music. Six gynecologic oncologists are bringing their… Continue reading

Tribal members carry the Raven Totem Pole to its site flanking the Huna Tribal House. (Mary Beth Moss | For the Capital City Weekly)

Two totem poles raised in front of Huna Ancestors’ House

Once again, the shoreline of Bartlett Cove in Glacier Bay National Park welcomed hundreds of tribal members and other visitors – this time to celebrate… Continue reading

Tribal members carry the Raven Totem Pole to its site flanking the Huna Tribal House. (Mary Beth Moss | For the Capital City Weekly)
The Muskeg Connection: A Petersburg summer

The Muskeg Connection: A Petersburg summer

Petersburg is home. I grew up here, left for college, and have been back for almost five years. The way life shifts each season is… Continue reading

The Muskeg Connection: A Petersburg summer

June First Friday listings

Scott & Donna Johnson & Mandi Canady Barnaby Brewing Company 206-1 N. Franklin Street Reception: 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. Scott and Donna Johnson and their… Continue reading

Juneau Dance Theater Spring Showcase: ‘A magical world’

Juneau Dance Theater Spring Showcase: ‘A magical world’

Over the May 26-27 weekend, the stage of the Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium was transformed by an array of dancers into what some in the… Continue reading

Juneau Dance Theater Spring Showcase: ‘A magical world’

Juneau Symphony to perform John Williams tribute

Composer John Williams has made some iconic themes for movies from the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" trilogies to “E.T.” The Juneau Symphony, led by conductor… Continue reading

“Elizabeth Wanamaker Peratrovich: Tlingit Civil Rights Activist, Lukaax.adi Clan member” by Mary Ellen Frank. JDCM 2017.28.001. Purchase of this artwork has been made possible through the generous support of the Rasmuson Foundation Art Acquisition Fund. (Courtesy photo)

2017 Rasmuson Art Acquisition Grant funds City Museum artwork

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum has been awarded funds from the Museums Alaska Art Acquisition Fund, supported by the Rasmuson Foundation, to purchase artworks from two… Continue reading

“Elizabeth Wanamaker Peratrovich: Tlingit Civil Rights Activist, Lukaax.adi Clan member” by Mary Ellen Frank. JDCM 2017.28.001. Purchase of this artwork has been made possible through the generous support of the Rasmuson Foundation Art Acquisition Fund. (Courtesy photo)
Sea glass shards scattered on a table. (Photo by Tara Neilson)

Making sea glass candles from Alaska’s beaches

It may have slept at the bottom of the sea in a deteriorating hulk until rolled in a storm tide and set free to roam… Continue reading

Sea glass shards scattered on a table. (Photo by Tara Neilson)
Fishing with a celebrity

Fishing with a celebrity

I wonder what fishing with President Trump would be like. This isn’t a pseudo-political column meant to mock the President or degrade the office because… Continue reading

Fishing with a celebrity