Capital City Weekly

‘The Princess Sophia’ commemorates shipwreck 100 years later

“The Princess Sophia” is nearly ready for its maiden voyage. The opera named for the ill-fated ship makes its world premiere 8 p.m. Thursday in… Continue reading

 

Michael Christenson placed first in the eighth annual Woosh Kinaadeiyí grand slam. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Annual Grand Slam poetry event crowns a winner

After delivering three caustic poems en route to the eighth annual Woosh Kinaadeiyí Grand Slam title, Michael Christenson was all smiles. The night and the… Continue reading

 

‘Crush’ playwright helps kids create characters, scene

With $10 on the line, six wide-eyed kids sputtered their way through attempts to claim the money. Playwright Stephen Gregg had tasked the children with… Continue reading

 

Woosh Kinaadeiyí Poetry Slam’s eighth annual Grand Slam is Saturday evening. Past slam winners will compete for the Grand Slam title. (Matthias Wagner | Unsplash)

Woosh Kinaadeiyí to hold eighth annual Grand Slam Saturday

C’mon and slam. Woosh Kinaadeiyí Poetry Slam will hold its eighth annual Grand Slam 7 p.m. Saturday at the University Alaska Southeast REC Center, at… Continue reading

Woosh Kinaadeiyí Poetry Slam’s eighth annual Grand Slam is Saturday evening. Past slam winners will compete for the Grand Slam title. (Matthias Wagner | Unsplash)
Author John Straley prepares to sign a book for author Heather Lende after the Alaska Literary Festival at the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff building. They were both speakers at the event. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Alaska Day Literary Festival features local authors

They had many differences, but all of the authors gathered at the Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum on Thursday had one important thing in… Continue reading

Author John Straley prepares to sign a book for author Heather Lende after the Alaska Literary Festival at the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff building. They were both speakers at the event. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
Alaska Women Speak President Carmen Davis stands with writers Mary Lou Spartz, Katie Bausler, Kate Boesser, Miriam Wagoner, Amy Pinney, Margo Waring and Dianne DeSloover at a poetry and prose reading at Hearthside Books in Nugget Mall. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Local writers share their work in statewide reading series

For the first time in 26 years, an Alaska Women Speak reading was held in Juneau. Alaska Women Speak is the name of both a… Continue reading

Alaska Women Speak President Carmen Davis stands with writers Mary Lou Spartz, Katie Bausler, Kate Boesser, Miriam Wagoner, Amy Pinney, Margo Waring and Dianne DeSloover at a poetry and prose reading at Hearthside Books in Nugget Mall. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
“Doragon” by Beth Bolander, modeled by Dani Gross, at the Wearable Art Show at Centennial Hall on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Doragon placed third in the Juror’s Best in Show. It also drew criticism as cultural appropriation, which led to some guidelines for this year’s fashion show. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Controversy leads to changes for 2019 Wearable Art fashion show

Turbulence is shaping Wearable Arts 2019. The word is the theme for the 19th annual celebration of creativity. “When life get turbulent, we want to… Continue reading

“Doragon” by Beth Bolander, modeled by Dani Gross, at the Wearable Art Show at Centennial Hall on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Doragon placed third in the Juror’s Best in Show. It also drew criticism as cultural appropriation, which led to some guidelines for this year’s fashion show. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

The Eternal Quest of Floathouse Dwellers

When you live in a floathouse in SE Alaska for over twenty years you develop vision not dissimilar to The Terminator’s. You know how The… Continue reading

Mendenhall Glacier will see a few less visitors now that tourist season is over. (Vivian Mork Yéilk’ | For The Capital City Weekly)

Planet Alaska: Welcome to Alaska, now please go home

Welcome to Alaska, now please go home. One of many Alaskans’ favorite times of year is finally upon us: the end of tourist season! We… Continue reading

Mendenhall Glacier will see a few less visitors now that tourist season is over. (Vivian Mork Yéilk’ | For The Capital City Weekly)

Artful Teaching integrates creative concepts into old school subjects

Anyone who lived through the ’90s would recognize the sound Saturday coming from Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School’s library. While Los del Rio’s “Macarena” played, about… Continue reading

Douglas Public Library hosts monster-making event

Furry or scaly, fearsome or silly, happy or angry, crayon or glitter — Douglas Public Library had every sort of monster imaginable. The library held… Continue reading

Juneau piano series starts with performance from its organizer

Jon Hays isn’t just the first performer in the Juneau Piano Series, he’s also its founder and artistic director. Hays, who grew up in Juneau,… Continue reading

Local guitarists show off the instrument’s versatility at Joy of Strings

The delicate melody of “Over the Raindbow” that filled the Goldtown Theater wasn’t coming from Judy Garland. Juneau musician Dan Hopson was playing the tune… Continue reading

Crew boss Tim Brewer, one of the wildland firefighters profiled in “Wildland.” The documentary, which airs Oct. 29 on PBS, tells the stories of Type 2 firefighters, who do the exhausting work of preventing and fighting forest fires. (Courtesy photo Kahlil Hudson)

Former Juneauite’s new film ‘Wildland’ to air on PBS

Wildland firefighters don’t do a lot of actual firefighting in Kahlil Hudson’s new film “Wildland.”

Crew boss Tim Brewer, one of the wildland firefighters profiled in “Wildland.” The documentary, which airs Oct. 29 on PBS, tells the stories of Type 2 firefighters, who do the exhausting work of preventing and fighting forest fires. (Courtesy photo Kahlil Hudson)

South African singer, guitarist starts concert series Season 45

The Voice is going to kickoff the concert series. South African artist Vusi “The Voice” Mahlasela will start Season 45 of the Performing Arts and… Continue reading

Alaska Day open house at State Library, Archives and Museum

Alaska Day means an open house at the State Archives, Library and Museum and an all-Alaskan literary gathering at its store. The Alaska State Archives… Continue reading

Chamber names Citizen of the Year, gives Lifetime Achievement Award

Day had his night. Kirby Day, port manager for Holland America Group, was named Citizen of the Year Saturday at the Greater Juneau Chamber of… Continue reading

Local comedian tagged for Tig

Welcome to the Tig leagues. Before Tig Notaro takes the stage at Centennial Hall, Juneau’s own Allison Holtkamp will have her chance to get the… Continue reading

Aliens meet ‘Our Town’ in Perseverance Theatre’s upcoming Young Company production

“Crush” is about treading the boards and saving the world. The upcoming production from Persevearance Theatre’s Young Company concerns a high school production of “Our… Continue reading