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Writers’ Weir: Blindsided

Do they know yet? They didn’t.

 

This screenshot shows the official 2020 AFN Convention app that Android or iPhone users can download to connect to this year’s virtual convention. (Screenshot)
This screenshot shows the official 2020 AFN Convention app that Android or iPhone users can download to connect to this year’s virtual convention. (Screenshot)
This Spanish-language “I Voted” sticker is among several designed by Alaskan artist Barbara Lavallee. The stickers will be available in English, Spanish, Koyukon, Gwich’in, Aleut, Tagalog, Alutiiq, Northern Inupiaq, Nunivak Cup’ig and Yup’ik, according to Alaska Division of Elections. (Courtesy Image / DOE)

State unveils new ‘I Voted’ stickers

The celebrate diversity, women’s right to vote.

This Spanish-language “I Voted” sticker is among several designed by Alaskan artist Barbara Lavallee. The stickers will be available in English, Spanish, Koyukon, Gwich’in, Aleut, Tagalog, Alutiiq, Northern Inupiaq, Nunivak Cup’ig and Yup’ik, according to Alaska Division of Elections. (Courtesy Image / DOE)
The Vecchi Store is a location featured in the recently released video game “Tell My Why.” The mural adorning the outside of the market was designed by Hoonah-based artist Gordon Greenwald. The game is set in a fictional Southeast Alaska village, and care was taken to realistically portray the region’s art and culture.(Courtesy Image / Xbox)
The Vecchi Store is a location featured in the recently released video game “Tell My Why.” The mural adorning the outside of the market was designed by Hoonah-based artist Gordon Greenwald. The game is set in a fictional Southeast Alaska village, and care was taken to realistically portray the region’s art and culture.(Courtesy Image / Xbox)
A jar holding stink currant jelly is (Vivian Faith Prescott / For the Capital City Weekly)
A jar holding stink currant jelly is (Vivian Faith Prescott / For the Capital City Weekly)
Garden of Agony plays in the Friday family’s living room in February 2019. Since then, the band has released an album and several music videos. Remixed tracks and new music are coming soon, band members said in an interview. (Ben Hohenenstatt / Juneau Empire File)

Homegrown band talks new music, remixes and what comes next

It’s been a busy quarantine for Garden of Agony.

Garden of Agony plays in the Friday family’s living room in February 2019. Since then, the band has released an album and several music videos. Remixed tracks and new music are coming soon, band members said in an interview. (Ben Hohenenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
This photo shows “Get Comfortable” by Nick Galanin, which is part of “Simply Big,” an exhibit of large format artworks from the Alaska State Museum collection made between 1970 and 2020 by renowned artists from around the state. It includes works that have not been on exhibit before as well as recent acquisitions made possible by the Rasmuson Foundation. (Courtesy Image / Alaska State Museum)

Your guide to First Friday

Here’s what’s happening on Oct. 2, 2020.

This photo shows “Get Comfortable” by Nick Galanin, which is part of “Simply Big,” an exhibit of large format artworks from the Alaska State Museum collection made between 1970 and 2020 by renowned artists from around the state. It includes works that have not been on exhibit before as well as recent acquisitions made possible by the Rasmuson Foundation. (Courtesy Image / Alaska State Museum)
This November 2019 photo shows a line of shopper standing outside Centennial Hall while waiting to peruse the wares of Public Market vendors. Last year’s event featured more than 200 vendors. This year’s in-person event is canceled, but virtual shopping is expected to launch in mid-October, organizer Peter Metcalfe said in a news release. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
This November 2019 photo shows a line of shopper standing outside Centennial Hall while waiting to peruse the wares of Public Market vendors. Last year’s event featured more than 200 vendors. This year’s in-person event is canceled, but virtual shopping is expected to launch in mid-October, organizer Peter Metcalfe said in a news release. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Cellist Zuill Bailey, shown in this undated photo, is artistic director for Juneau Jazz and Classics. He will also perform in this year’s Fall Festival, a virtual event. (Courtesy Photo / Juneau Jazz and Classics)
Cellist Zuill Bailey, shown in this undated photo, is artistic director for Juneau Jazz and Classics. He will also perform in this year’s Fall Festival, a virtual event. (Courtesy Photo / Juneau Jazz and Classics)
Planet Alaska: A berry by any other name would taste as sweet
Planet Alaska: A berry by any other name would taste as sweet
Courtesy Photo / Annie Bartholomew                                Marian Call sings during the recording of “Swears!” The new five-song EP that lives up to its title.
Courtesy Photo / Annie Bartholomew                                Marian Call sings during the recording of “Swears!” The new five-song EP that lives up to its title.
The Nutcracker is on the verge of defeat at the hands of the Mouse King in this December 2019 photo. This year would have been the 13th consecutive year Juneau Dance Theatre staged a full performance of the famous ballet, but it has been canceled because of the pandemic.(Courtesy Photo / Juneau Dance Theatre)
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Annual ballet performances canceled

A digital alternative is in the works.

The Nutcracker is on the verge of defeat at the hands of the Mouse King in this December 2019 photo. This year would have been the 13th consecutive year Juneau Dance Theatre staged a full performance of the famous ballet, but it has been canceled because of the pandemic.(Courtesy Photo / Juneau Dance Theatre)
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Photos: Art in Unusual Places
Photos: Art in Unusual Places
“In Love and Warcraft,” a joint production from Perseverance Theatre and the American Conservatory Theater, will be livestreamed in a series of shows Sept. 4-12 and available on demand Sept. 18-25

Review: Perseverance Theatre co-production offers raunch and heart

“In Love and Warcraft” is smarter, more caring than the average sex comedy.

“In Love and Warcraft,” a joint production from Perseverance Theatre and the American Conservatory Theater, will be livestreamed in a series of shows Sept. 4-12 and available on demand Sept. 18-25
Dan Monteith (center) seen here with Luke Holton and Douglas Indian Association Council Member Barbara Cadiente-Nelson, during a panel discussion after a screening of Holton’s film, “Sayéik” in November 2018 at the Gold Town Theater, will be the speaker in an upcoming Sealaska Heritage Institute lecture. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire file)Theater. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Dan Monteith (center) seen here with Luke Holton and Douglas Indian Association Council Member Barbara Cadiente-Nelson, during a panel discussion after a screening of Holton’s film, “Sayéik” in November 2018 at the Gold Town Theater, will be the speaker in an upcoming Sealaska Heritage Institute lecture. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire file)Theater. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire File)
Kristina Cranston works in her home-studio-gallery in Sitka. (Courtesy Photo / Tommy Joseph)
Kristina Cranston works in her home-studio-gallery in Sitka. (Courtesy Photo / Tommy Joseph)
Singer-songwriter from Juneau gets golden opportunity
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Singer-songwriter from Juneau gets golden opportunity

‘Songland’ co-winner’s music will help promote the Olympics.

Singer-songwriter from Juneau gets golden opportunity
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Photos: See the GLITZ and glamor of this year’s drive-in drag show
Photos: See the GLITZ and glamor of this year’s drive-in drag show