Arts and Entertainment

Open mic series begins Wednesday

An eight-week open mic and art series is beginning Wednesday at the Rookery downtown. The series, called Mountainside Open Mic and Art Jam, invites people… Continue reading

 

This April 2017 photo shows the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Teacher-student art exhibit coming to City Museum

The exhibit plays on the theme of teacher-student, expressed through painting, printmaking and handmade paper collage.

 

Photos: Who’s Your Diva?

Seven contestants compete in Juneau Lyric Opera’s “Who’s Your Diva?” at Centennial Hall on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. Contact Staff Photographer Michael Penn at 523-2262… Continue reading

 

Allison Holtkamp and Donnie Gott smile as a storyteller arrives to rehearsal for “Same: Local Stories of Gender-Based Violence.” Holtkamp, director and producer of the show, and Holtkamp, storyteller and sound designer, said despite the show’s heavy topic, the experience of sharing stories is empowering and every story contains some levity.	(Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

New show brings gender-based violence stories to the stage

“Same” will be different. The show, which is subtitled “Local stories of gender-based violence” and planned for 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Perseverance Theatre, is… Continue reading

Allison Holtkamp and Donnie Gott smile as a storyteller arrives to rehearsal for “Same: Local Stories of Gender-Based Violence.” Holtkamp, director and producer of the show, and Holtkamp, storyteller and sound designer, said despite the show’s heavy topic, the experience of sharing stories is empowering and every story contains some levity.	(Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Pilot production of ‘Matilda’ readies for takeoff

Heather Mitchell and Karen Allen knew “Matilda” would be perfect for Theater at Latitude 58’s teen and tween actors. But there was a sizable obstacle:… Continue reading

Shadow Meienberg, Brian Wescott, Irene Bedard, Miciana Hutcherson and Ashleigh Watts rehearse “Our Town” on the mainstage at Perseverance Theatre. The classic play was chosen to begin the theater’s 40th season. While financial woes placed doubt on the theater’s future, those familiar with its financial situation said there is no danger of closure in the immediate future. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Perseverance Theatre: This is ‘Our Town’

With summer winding down, Perseverance Theatre is ramping up for its 40th season. Rehearsals have started for “Our Town,”which will start off the season and… Continue reading

Shadow Meienberg, Brian Wescott, Irene Bedard, Miciana Hutcherson and Ashleigh Watts rehearse “Our Town” on the mainstage at Perseverance Theatre. The classic play was chosen to begin the theater’s 40th season. While financial woes placed doubt on the theater’s future, those familiar with its financial situation said there is no danger of closure in the immediate future. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
Taylor Vidic, co-producer and performer for Nude & Rude Revue, strokes a pose while performing on stage. Vidic said she’s recently become more comfortable performing and said it’s “probably” less nerve-racking than public speaking. The troupe will be performing at the Red Dog Saloon in late September. (Courtesy Photo: Nude & Rude Revue)

More than skin deep, burlesque troupe goes on tour

The nudity is almost an afterthought. Cameron Brockett and Taylor Vidic, two Juneau locals who are co-producers and performers for the Nude & Rude Revue… Continue reading

Taylor Vidic, co-producer and performer for Nude & Rude Revue, strokes a pose while performing on stage. Vidic said she’s recently become more comfortable performing and said it’s “probably” less nerve-racking than public speaking. The troupe will be performing at the Red Dog Saloon in late September. (Courtesy Photo: Nude & Rude Revue)
Avery Stewart provides live music at Kindred Post during First Friday on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Photos: First Friday art show

Pictures from First Friday around downtown Juneau on Sept. 7, 2018.

Avery Stewart provides live music at Kindred Post during First Friday on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Haines Tlingit master carver Wayne Price waves Haines residents during the unveiling of a Tlingit screen and totem poles in front of the Soboleff McRae Wellness Center in Haines on Thursday, April 27, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Master carver joins UAS faculty

Already a well known name in Southeast Alaska and in Alaska Native artwork, Tlingit Master Carver Wayne Price is preparing to pass on his knowledge… Continue reading

Haines Tlingit master carver Wayne Price waves Haines residents during the unveiling of a Tlingit screen and totem poles in front of the Soboleff McRae Wellness Center in Haines on Thursday, April 27, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Portion of bronze and wooden house posts by TJ Young. (Courtesy Photo | Preston Singletary via Sealasksa Heritage Institute)

Bronze house posts to be unveiled Sunday downtown

Three bronze house posts will take their place in front of the Walter Soboleff Building in downtown Juneau this Sunday. Each post is made by… Continue reading

Portion of bronze and wooden house posts by TJ Young. (Courtesy Photo | Preston Singletary via Sealasksa Heritage Institute)
In this July 2015 photo, musician Archie Cavanaugh plays his guitar during lunch hour Friday at the Gold Creek Salmon Bake near Twin Lakes.

Award-winning Tlingit artist dies

Award-winning Tlingit artist and musician Archie Cavanaugh died last week at the age of 67, leaving a long legacy of ambitious and meaningful art and… Continue reading

In this July 2015 photo, musician Archie Cavanaugh plays his guitar during lunch hour Friday at the Gold Creek Salmon Bake near Twin Lakes.
In this July 2015 photo, musician Archie Cavanaugh plays his guitar during lunch hour Friday at the Gold Creek Salmon Bake near Twin Lakes. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Award-winning Tlingit artist dies

Award-winning Tlingit artist and musician Archie Cavanaugh died last week at the age of 67, leaving a long legacy of ambitious and meaningful art and… Continue reading

In this July 2015 photo, musician Archie Cavanaugh plays his guitar during lunch hour Friday at the Gold Creek Salmon Bake near Twin Lakes. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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                                Sydney Johnson helps her brother Tristan with an art project at an Alaska Native culture camp on Thursday, Aug. 2.

This young Juneau artist is doing her part to keep Native artwork alive

On her first day of preschool, Sydney Johnson had a decision to make. During drawing time, she and other students had a wide array of… Continue reading

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                                Sydney Johnson helps her brother Tristan with an art project at an Alaska Native culture camp on Thursday, Aug. 2.
Sydney Johnson helps her brother Tristan with an art project at an Alaska Native culture camp on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Rose Willard)

This young Juneau artist is doing her part to keep Native artwork alive

On her first day of preschool, Sydney Johnson had a decision to make. During drawing time, she and other students had a wide array of… Continue reading

Sydney Johnson helps her brother Tristan with an art project at an Alaska Native culture camp on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. (Courtesy Photo | Rose Willard)
Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar of The Art of Living Foundation leads a group meditation at the Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, as part of his West Coast Tour that also includes San Francisco and Seattle. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Spreading ‘mental hygiene:’ Spiritual leader visits Juneau

Correction: An earlier version of this article erroneously stated that the Sealaska Heritage Institute gifted Sri Sri Ravi Shankar with a Chilkat robe. The gift… Continue reading

Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar of The Art of Living Foundation leads a group meditation at the Juneau-Douglas High School auditorium on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, as part of his West Coast Tour that also includes San Francisco and Seattle. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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                                An artist rendering of the 300-seat theater in the new JACC, which will include a central seating area and a balcony.

New JACC picks up large donation

A fellow Alaska organization is helping make the new Juneau Arts and Culture Center a reality. The Carr Foundation, an Anchorage-based foundation that helps fund… Continue reading

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                                An artist rendering of the 300-seat theater in the new JACC, which will include a central seating area and a balcony.
Juneau Public Libraries installed a new piece of public art outside the Mendenhall Valley Public Library titled “The Librarian” by Ohio-based steel sculptor James Havens on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. The 5-foot tall piece was donated by a local Juneau resident Fred Koken. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Valley Library displays ‘Librarian’ sculpture

People driving on Riverside Drive by the Mendenhall Valley Public Library will notice something shiny and new outside the library. On Tuesday, the Juneau Public… Continue reading

Juneau Public Libraries installed a new piece of public art outside the Mendenhall Valley Public Library titled “The Librarian” by Ohio-based steel sculptor James Havens on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. The 5-foot tall piece was donated by a local Juneau resident Fred Koken. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Jack Brandt auditions for a solo at a Midsummer Vocal Festival rehearsal on Saturday. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

From Broadway to Juneau: Choral workshop, performing this month, returns for 29th year

Renowned chorus conductor and retired music professor Dr. Byron McGilvray likes to tell the success stories of the novices in his Juneau choral workshops. One… Continue reading

Jack Brandt auditions for a solo at a Midsummer Vocal Festival rehearsal on Saturday. (Kevin Gullufsen | Juneau Empire)

From Broadway to Juneau: Choral workshop, performing this month, returns for 29th year

Renowned chorus conductor and retired music professor Dr. Byron McGilvray likes to tell the success stories of the novices in his Juneau choral workshops. One… Continue reading