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Heather Haugland teaches a salsa workshop at the Red Dog Saloon on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Heather Haugland teaches a salsa workshop at the Red Dog Saloon on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Frank La Roche, Skagway’s first professional photographer

We’re fortunate that photographers were active in this area during and after the Klondike Gold Rush.

Folk twang and drum machines: Juneauite’s second album is an enjoyable hodgepodge

Tekla Waterfield’s “The Curtain Falls” pleasantly defies categorization without being wildly experimental. The latest album from the Seattle singer-songwriter and former Harborview Elementary and Marie… Continue reading

Lily Hope tells a story of raven, king salmon and the birds to second grade students from Harborview Elementary, Montessori Borealis and Juneau Charter Community School at the Walter Soboleff Center on Friday Nov. 30, 2018. The Storytelling Excursion for all Juneau School District second graders is part of the Any Given Child programming sponsored by the Juneau School District, Mayor’s office, University of Alaska Southeast, Sealaska Heritage Institute and the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Lily Hope tells a story of raven, king salmon and the birds to second grade students from Harborview Elementary, Montessori Borealis and Juneau Charter Community School at the Walter Soboleff Center on Friday Nov. 30, 2018. The Storytelling Excursion for all Juneau School District second graders is part of the Any Given Child programming sponsored by the Juneau School District, Mayor’s office, University of Alaska Southeast, Sealaska Heritage Institute and the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Writers’ Weir: Unmitigated Fear

A poem submitted by reader Jack Campbell.

“Molly of Denali,” an animated show about an Alaska Native girl, her friends and family is expected to debut this summer. University of Alaska Southeast professor <span style="text-decoration: underline;">X</span>’unei Lance Twitchell started out as a language and culture consultant for the show but more recently has taken on a writing role. (Contributed Photo | (c) 2018 WGBH Educational Foundation)

Good golly, meet ‘Molly of Denali’

The show involves Alaska Native characters, voice actors and writers.

“Molly of Denali,” an animated show about an Alaska Native girl, her friends and family is expected to debut this summer. University of Alaska Southeast professor <span style="text-decoration: underline;">X</span>’unei Lance Twitchell started out as a language and culture consultant for the show but more recently has taken on a writing role. (Contributed Photo | (c) 2018 WGBH Educational Foundation)

Student research movie digs into Alaska’s colonized names

Sayéik is a Tlingit word that can be translated to mean voice of a spirit helper. Historically the name is associated with Douglas Island, and… Continue reading

Bald eagles fight over salmon on the outgoing tide near the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Tlingit Word of the Week: ch’áak

This week’s word is ch’áak’, which means eagle.

Bald eagles fight over salmon on the outgoing tide near the Macaulay Salmon Hatchery on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

New play features 30 time jumps, 2 headstrong women and 1 original song

“Franklin,” Perseverance Theatre’s latest production, makes its premiere this week.

Alyssa Fischer performs at the Mountainside Open Mic at the Rookery, Wednesday, Oct. 24. Fischer will be one of the vocalists performing at Juneau Cabaret’s December concerts. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Juneau Cabaret opens up ‘The Great American Songbook’

You’ll hear old tunes and learn new information. Juneau Cabaret’s ongoing “Great American Songbook” Series focuses on learning through live performances of music by classic… Continue reading

Alyssa Fischer performs at the Mountainside Open Mic at the Rookery, Wednesday, Oct. 24. Fischer will be one of the vocalists performing at Juneau Cabaret’s December concerts. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)