Arts and Culture

Dancers in Harborview's kindergarten through 5th grade TCLL (Tlingit Culture, Language and Literacy Program) perform at the Walter Soboleff Building at a retrospective in honor of Dr. Walter Soboleff. Walter Soboleff Day was Nov. 14, his birthday.

Walter Soboleff retrospective

At a retrospective in honor of the second annual Walter Soboleff Day, observed Nov. 14, speakers including family, friends and a pastor told stories that… Continue reading

Dancers in Harborview's kindergarten through 5th grade TCLL (Tlingit Culture, Language and Literacy Program) perform at the Walter Soboleff Building at a retrospective in honor of Dr. Walter Soboleff. Walter Soboleff Day was Nov. 14, his birthday.
Review: Falcon explores the darker side of Alaskan life in 'Cabin, Clearing, Forest'

Review: Falcon explores the darker side of Alaskan life in ‘Cabin, Clearing, Forest’

Ask an outsider to name a few of the most life-threatening things in Southeast Alaska and you might get: man-eating grizzly bears, float plane crashes,… Continue reading

Review: Falcon explores the darker side of Alaskan life in 'Cabin, Clearing, Forest'
A crow chases an immature bald eagle away from its territory on Shaman Island in May 2015.

21st eagle festival brings eagles, photographers, dancers together

Fewer people may have registered as attending the Alaska Bald Eagle Festival in Haines this year, its 21st, but the rain and snow didn’t stop… Continue reading

A crow chases an immature bald eagle away from its territory on Shaman Island in May 2015.

Short Plays on Climate Change to be presented Dec. 3

Perseverance Theatre, the University of Alaska Southeast, and the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center will present “A Pain in the Crevasse: Short Plays on Climate Change”… Continue reading

Gustavus author Kim Heacox wins award for "Jimmy Bluefeather"

Gustavus author Kim Heacox wins award for “Jimmy Bluefeather”

Gustavus author Kim Heacox has won the National Outdoor Book Award for Fiction and Outdoor Literature for his novel, “Jimmy Bluefeather,” published by Alaska Northwest… Continue reading

Gustavus author Kim Heacox wins award for "Jimmy Bluefeather"
Kate Laster performs at a previous Woosh Kinaadeiyí poetry slam.

Woosh Kinaadeiyí to host an Open Mic on Friday Nov. 20

Woosh Kinaadeiyí will host the first event of their sixth season with an Open Mic on Friday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. The Open Mic… Continue reading

Kate Laster performs at a previous Woosh Kinaadeiyí poetry slam.

Hearthside Holiday event scheduled for Saturday

Hearthside Books will host its 8th Annual Holiday Event at the Nugget Mall on Saturday, Nov. 21. The following authors will be at the store… Continue reading

Juneau teacher named Alaska Teacher of the Year

Amy Jo Meiners, who teaches extended learning at Auke Bay Elementary and Riverbend Elementary in the Juneau School District, has been named Alaska Teacher of… Continue reading

JAHC to host a performance of letters written by famous people

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council will host “Letters Aloud” at 7 p.m. on Nov. 24 at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. The performance… Continue reading

Crystal Worl works on a painting at Trickster Gallery during the First Friday Art Walk in August 2015.

Crystal Worl honored with Native artists in Washington, D.C.

Juneau resident Crystal Kaakeeyáa Worl was one of five Native artists honored at a reception in Washington, D.C. late last month hosted by Vice President… Continue reading

Crystal Worl works on a painting at Trickster Gallery during the First Friday Art Walk in August 2015.

Film on the Dauenhauers to be presented Friday

The initial cut of a film based on the lives and work of Richard and Nora Dauenhauer will premiere at the final Evening at Egan… Continue reading

Alaska Historic Canneries Initiative Grant Program announced

The Alaska Historical Society has announced the Alaska Historic Canneries Initiative Grant Program to fund projects that document, preserve, and educate about the history of… Continue reading

Ethel Lund, Aanwoogex' Shtoo.aak, is shown next to a leatherwork art piece by Steven Evans depicting Raven stealing the sun in her Douglas home on Saturday, Nov. 14.

Coffee with Ethel: An Alaska Native leader looks back

When Ethel Lund invited me into her Douglas home, I was expecting a lesson in the Tlingit language or Native land rights or health care… Continue reading

Ethel Lund, Aanwoogex' Shtoo.aak, is shown next to a leatherwork art piece by Steven Evans depicting Raven stealing the sun in her Douglas home on Saturday, Nov. 14.

Girls on the Run coordinator named Hometown Hero by Glamour Magazine

Girls on the Run of Greater Alaska program coordinator Rachel Wintz, 24, was named Alaska’s Hometown Hero in Glamour Magazine’s Woman of the Year feature.… Continue reading

Jessica Auer & Andreas Rutkauskas' Chilkoot Trail (detail), 2014

Chilkoot Trail artist residences accepted through Feb. 1

WHITEHORSE — The Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency Program offers an opportunity for Canadian and American artists to be inspired by the natural beauty and the… Continue reading

Jessica Auer & Andreas Rutkauskas' Chilkoot Trail (detail), 2014

Movie guide

JUNEAUGOLD TOWN NICKELODEONFor complete listings, visit www.goldtownnick.com.“Coming Home” — Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Nov. 20-22. Synopsis: Lu and Feng are a devoted couple forced to separate… Continue reading

Veinglorious (Ryan Carrillo) will be one of two performers at the next Tiny Post Office Concert at Kindred Post.

Kindred Post to host Tiny Post Office Concert featuring local hip hop artists

Kindred Post, a neighborhood post office, gift shop, and community gathering space, will host a Tiny Post Office Concert on Friday, Nov. 13, with local… Continue reading

Veinglorious (Ryan Carrillo) will be one of two performers at the next Tiny Post Office Concert at Kindred Post.
David A. Boxley stands next to the Tsimshian cedar bentwood chest that he made with his son,  Zach, at the Tináa Art Auction, a fundraiser for the Walter Soboleff Center, at Centennial Hall Feb. 1, 2014.

David Boxley talks Native, Tsimshian art revival

At his very first Native art show, David A. Boxley, now a renowned Tsimshian carver and culture bearer, carved Tlingit and Haida totem poles from… Continue reading

David A. Boxley stands next to the Tsimshian cedar bentwood chest that he made with his son,  Zach, at the Tináa Art Auction, a fundraiser for the Walter Soboleff Center, at Centennial Hall Feb. 1, 2014.

On Writing: Paragraphs

Back in my late 20s and early 30s, somewhere on the way to learning how to write like a grownup, I learned the rules for… Continue reading

Quintessence of Quinn and the JSO: students’ perspectives

Troy Quinn’s debut as Music Director of the Juneau Symphony Orchestra was a masterpiece. Here is one who couldn’t read music when he entered college,… Continue reading