Arts and Culture

Erin Tripp, center, playing Aanteinatu, is welcomed into a new clan during the Perseverance Theatre’s production of “Devilfish” written by Vera Starbard on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Theater Review: ‘Devilfish’ is a hell of a play

Perseverance Theatre’s latest swings for the fences and connects.

Erin Tripp, center, playing Aanteinatu, is welcomed into a new clan during the Perseverance Theatre’s production of “Devilfish” written by Vera Starbard on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Dr. Rosita Worl, president of the Sealaska Heritage Institute, speaks Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, about plans to build a Sealaska Heritage Arts Campus in the current location of the Sealaska Corporation parking lot. SHI this week received word that it received a federal grant of more than $5.6 million for the $12 million project, which, along with donations and grants from other sources, puts the project at 70 percent toward its funding goal. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

New downtown arts campus could break ground by June 2020

The Walter Soboleff Building could have a new neighbor soon.

Dr. Rosita Worl, president of the Sealaska Heritage Institute, speaks Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, about plans to build a Sealaska Heritage Arts Campus in the current location of the Sealaska Corporation parking lot. SHI this week received word that it received a federal grant of more than $5.6 million for the $12 million project, which, along with donations and grants from other sources, puts the project at 70 percent toward its funding goal. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Erin Tripp, right, playing Aanteinatu, rehearses with Rio Alberto, playing a magical wolf, in Perseverance Theatre’s production of “Devilfish” written by Vera Starbard on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Erin Tripp, right, playing Aanteinatu, rehearses with Rio Alberto, playing a magical wolf, in Perseverance Theatre’s production of “Devilfish” written by Vera Starbard on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Concerts bring music by women out of the shadows

Concerts bring music by women out of the shadows

Women musicians and composers take center stage in upcoming shows.

Concerts bring music by women out of the shadows
Vera Starbard, Perseverance Theatre playwright-in-residence and writer of multiple episodes of “Molly of Denali” and her sister, Miranda Cook, prepare to pass out gifts to the audience at Starbard’s Evening at Egan lecture Friday at University of Alaska Southeast’s Egan Library. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Vera Starbard, Perseverance Theatre playwright-in-residence and writer of multiple episodes of “Molly of Denali” and her sister, Miranda Cook, prepare to pass out gifts to the audience at Starbard’s Evening at Egan lecture Friday at University of Alaska Southeast’s Egan Library. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Kray Van Kirk is coming back to Juneau to play his first-ever full-length concert in the capital city. (Coutesy Photo | Jana Seale)
Kray Van Kirk is coming back to Juneau to play his first-ever full-length concert in the capital city. (Coutesy Photo | Jana Seale)
Handmade guitars, custom fly rods and abstract paintings: Here’s what’s happening for First Friday
Handmade guitars, custom fly rods and abstract paintings: Here’s what’s happening for First Friday
Designer from Juneau to show new collection in New York City
Designer from Juneau to show new collection in New York City
Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere (Kristina Paulick), William Barfee (Nomi Saxton), Chip Tolentino (Zebadiah Bodine) and Leaf Coneybear (Felix Thillet) covet a trophy held aloft by Rona Liza Perretti (Jess Skiba) during rehearsals for “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Musical comedy will ‘bee’ opening soon

Get ready for l-a-u-g-h-s with a lot of h-e-a-r-t.

Logainne Schwartzandgrubenniere (Kristina Paulick), William Barfee (Nomi Saxton), Chip Tolentino (Zebadiah Bodine) and Leaf Coneybear (Felix Thillet) covet a trophy held aloft by Rona Liza Perretti (Jess Skiba) during rehearsals for “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
Seattle photographer, Juneau publisher make boutique books
Seattle photographer, Juneau publisher make boutique books
National humanities chair makes point to visit rural Alaska, including Hoonah
National humanities chair makes point to visit rural Alaska, including Hoonah
It’s a capital city comedy collective comeback
It’s a capital city comedy collective comeback
At new open mic night downtown, GRLZ run the stage
At new open mic night downtown, GRLZ run the stage
This event celebrating People of Color was hosted by a student intern
This event celebrating People of Color was hosted by a student intern
‘Powder keg’ opera to play in Juneau
‘Powder keg’ opera to play in Juneau
Wyland, an artist based out of Laguna Beach, California, fills in detail while painting a mural at Icy Strait Point, Saturday, Aug. 10. (Courtesy Photo | Icy Strait Point)
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Wyland, an artist based out of Laguna Beach, California, fills in detail while painting a mural at Icy Strait Point, Saturday, Aug. 10. (Courtesy Photo | Icy Strait Point)
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‘Molly of Denali’ drums up fun, cultural pride

‘Molly of Denali’ drums up fun, cultural pride

Cartoon tells Native stories with Native voices.

‘Molly of Denali’ drums up fun, cultural pride
Birds, learning and life after death: Former Alaska poet laureate talks about her memoir
Birds, learning and life after death: Former Alaska poet laureate talks about her memoir
Old photos infused with new life

Old photos infused with new life

25-year-old pictures ‘printed’ on metal.

Old photos infused with new life
Sandy Fortier is Juneau Jazz & Classics’ new executive director. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Jazz & Classics)
Sandy Fortier is Juneau Jazz & Classics’ new executive director. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Jazz & Classics)