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Kensey Jenkins (foreground, right) performs as a Lilac Fairy Attendant  during a rehearsal for Juneau Dance Theatre's "Spring Showcase" on Thursday, May 6. The showcase will be available to stream at certain times on May 14, 15 and 16. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Juneau Dance Theatre springs into action

Annual showcase to be available as streaming event.

 

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Wearable Art 2021 is newly reimagined and features a variety of pandemic-safe activities. At last year’s event, “La Fauna et La Flore” by Jessica Sullivan and modeled by Jesse Riessenberger earned the third-place juror’s award at Wearable Art 2020: Joie de Vivre.

Blast off to Wearable Art 2021

Reimagined festival offers something for everyone

 

The cast of Macbeth rehearses in the Treadwell Mine office building as they prepare for the upcoming Theater Alaska Festival, which runs May 11 to 30 and features a Neighborhood Cabaret, readings, and classes in addition to performances of Macbeth. All performances will be free and staged outdoors with no reservations required. (Courtesy Photo/ Flordelino Lagundio)

Live theatre is coming to a park near you

All the world —or at least most of Juneau —is a stage.

The cast of Macbeth rehearses in the Treadwell Mine office building as they prepare for the upcoming Theater Alaska Festival, which runs May 11 to 30 and features a Neighborhood Cabaret, readings, and classes in addition to performances of Macbeth. All performances will be free and staged outdoors with no reservations required. (Courtesy Photo/ Flordelino Lagundio)
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Marty Sharp will be the featured artist for Juneau Artists Gallery for First Friday.

Here’s what’s happening for First Friday

A schedule of events for Friday, May 7.

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Marty Sharp will be the featured artist for Juneau Artists Gallery for First Friday.
Annie Bartholomew and Witty Youngman will each perform in an upcoming virtual concert hosted by Perseverance Theatre on Friday, May 7. The concert is the second in a series highlighting performers from throughout the state. (Courtesy Photos)
Annie Bartholomew and Witty Youngman will each perform in an upcoming virtual concert hosted by Perseverance Theatre on Friday, May 7. The concert is the second in a series highlighting performers from throughout the state. (Courtesy Photos)
Dinner - Fiddlehead ferns, dandelion greens, fireweed greens, fireweed stalks, beach lovage, broccoli, bacon, onions, garlic, sea salt, and black pepper.

Planet Alaska: The fiddlehead forest

The versatile, verdant veggit.

Dinner - Fiddlehead ferns, dandelion greens, fireweed greens, fireweed stalks, beach lovage, broccoli, bacon, onions, garlic, sea salt, and black pepper.
Courtesy image / Larry Johansen
Local author Larry Johansen has written a book about the history of baseball in Alaska during the Gold Rush. The book, called “The Golden Days of Baseball, The Story of Baseball Played in Frontier Alaska and the Klondike” is the first about this previously unexplored topic. The book is available for purchase beginning May 5.

Baseball in the Land of the Midnight Sun

Local author shares untold story of frontier baseball in a new book

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Local author Larry Johansen has written a book about the history of baseball in Alaska during the Gold Rush. The book, called “The Golden Days of Baseball, The Story of Baseball Played in Frontier Alaska and the Klondike” is the first about this previously unexplored topic. The book is available for purchase beginning May 5.
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Writers’ Weir: ‘Up A Creek’

Nonfiction prose by Steven Dahl.

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Karl Lewkowski’s book “Cool Man Lewk: My Journey from Orphan to Crimefighter” talks about Lewkowski’s seven years as an officer in the Juneau Police Department, among other aspects of his life.
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Karl Lewkowski’s book “Cool Man Lewk: My Journey from Orphan to Crimefighter” talks about Lewkowski’s seven years as an officer in the Juneau Police Department, among other aspects of his life.
This composite image shows the cast of Perseverance Theatre’s production of “White Rabbit Red Rabbit.” The play features one actor each night reading a script for the first time. Pictured are (top row) Frank Delaney, Frank Henry Kaash Katasse, Ericka Lee, Martin Sensmeier, (middle row) Ben Brown, Allison Holtkamp, Enrique Bravo, (bottom row) Jesse Alleva, Rebecca George and Tia Carrere. (Courtesy Photos)

‘White Rabbit Red Rabbit’ drags you into the moment and maybe onto the virtual stage

“White Rabbit Red Rabbit” is Perseverance Theatre’s most successful attempt to replicate the buzz of live theater with a digital platform. The theater’s productions in… Continue reading

This composite image shows the cast of Perseverance Theatre’s production of “White Rabbit Red Rabbit.” The play features one actor each night reading a script for the first time. Pictured are (top row) Frank Delaney, Frank Henry Kaash Katasse, Ericka Lee, Martin Sensmeier, (middle row) Ben Brown, Allison Holtkamp, Enrique Bravo, (bottom row) Jesse Alleva, Rebecca George and Tia Carrere. (Courtesy Photos)
A student in Hoonah celebrates Herring Week by taking a close look at herring eggs. (Courtesy Photo / Mark Browning)

Hoonah students welcome herring

School-wide festivities mark return of the fish

A student in Hoonah celebrates Herring Week by taking a close look at herring eggs. (Courtesy Photo / Mark Browning)
A red cedar basket fills with red seaweed in Wrangell. (Vivian Faith Prescott / For the Capital City Weekly)

Planet Alaska: Gathering red seaweed

“My cedar basket is damp with seaweed, and I have relaxed.”

A red cedar basket fills with red seaweed in Wrangell. (Vivian Faith Prescott / For the Capital City Weekly)
Dr. Lauren Wild smiles during a recent whale necropsy near Sitka. Wild is a UAS researcher and fisheries professor, and yes, you can call her Dr. Wild. (Courtesy Photo / Bethany Sonsini Goodrich and Lione Clare, operating under NOAA Stranding Agreement MMHSRP #18786-04)

Resilient Peoples & Place: What can one find within the body of a whale?

Within their perished bodies, whales may contain secrets to their species.

Dr. Lauren Wild smiles during a recent whale necropsy near Sitka. Wild is a UAS researcher and fisheries professor, and yes, you can call her Dr. Wild. (Courtesy Photo / Bethany Sonsini Goodrich and Lione Clare, operating under NOAA Stranding Agreement MMHSRP #18786-04)
This composite image shows the cast of Perseverance Theatre’s production of “White Rabbit Red Rabbit.” The play features one actor each night reading a script for the first time. Pictured are (top row) Frank Delaney, Frank Henry Kaash Katasse, Ericka Lee, Martin Sensmeier, (middle row) Ben Brown, Allison Holtkamp, Enrique Bravo, (bottom row) Jesse Alleva, Rebecca George and Tia Carrere. (Courtesy Photos)
This composite image shows the cast of Perseverance Theatre’s production of “White Rabbit Red Rabbit.” The play features one actor each night reading a script for the first time. Pictured are (top row) Frank Delaney, Frank Henry Kaash Katasse, Ericka Lee, Martin Sensmeier, (middle row) Ben Brown, Allison Holtkamp, Enrique Bravo, (bottom row) Jesse Alleva, Rebecca George and Tia Carrere. (Courtesy Photos)
Members of the Argus String Quartet play a Brown Bag Concert at the State Office Building on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, during the annual Juneau Jazz Classics Festival. COVID-19 forced the festival online in 2020, but organizers are looking forward to a hybrid festival in May. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire File)

Live classical music will fill the air and airways in May

Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival will resume in a hybrid format

Members of the Argus String Quartet play a Brown Bag Concert at the State Office Building on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, during the annual Juneau Jazz Classics Festival. COVID-19 forced the festival online in 2020, but organizers are looking forward to a hybrid festival in May. (Michael Penn/Juneau Empire File)
The city's COVID-19 vaccine clinics at Centennial Hall are now Juneau's premier concert venue. On April 3, local strings group Dynamics followed Grammy-award-winning cellist, Zuill Bailey in a live concert at the clinic. Jayda Skeek, far left, musical coach and teacher Guohua Xia second to the left, students Jin Yue Trousil and Creys Hudson flank Bailey from left to right. (Courtesy Photo / Jim Pfitzer)
The city's COVID-19 vaccine clinics at Centennial Hall are now Juneau's premier concert venue. On April 3, local strings group Dynamics followed Grammy-award-winning cellist, Zuill Bailey in a live concert at the clinic. Jayda Skeek, far left, musical coach and teacher Guohua Xia second to the left, students Jin Yue Trousil and Creys Hudson flank Bailey from left to right. (Courtesy Photo / Jim Pfitzer)
Vivian Mork Yéilk’ inspects cottonwood buds. (Courtesy Photo / Vivian Mork Yéilk’)

Planet Alaska: Harvesting in the scent of spring

In the Tlingit language the cottonwood is called dúk.

Vivian Mork Yéilk’ inspects cottonwood buds. (Courtesy Photo / Vivian Mork Yéilk’)
The University of Alaska Southeast’s arts and literary journal Tidal Echoes will drop at a digital release party on Friday, April 2, 2021. (Courtesy photo / Tidal Echoes)

Tidal Echoes launch celebrates resiliency in the pandemic

The launch will be digital, but the books is obtainable locally.

The University of Alaska Southeast’s arts and literary journal Tidal Echoes will drop at a digital release party on Friday, April 2, 2021. (Courtesy photo / Tidal Echoes)
The pageantry of western opera will join forces with the Tlingit culture’s rich history of storytelling, song and dance to create the world’s first Tlingit opera. The opera, which is currently untitled, will premiere at the Perseverance Theatre around 2025. (Courtesy Photo / Sealaska Heritage Institute)

First-ever first Tlingit opera will premiere locally

It is a collaboration between Perseverance Theatre and the Sealaska Heritage Institute.

The pageantry of western opera will join forces with the Tlingit culture’s rich history of storytelling, song and dance to create the world’s first Tlingit opera. The opera, which is currently untitled, will premiere at the Perseverance Theatre around 2025. (Courtesy Photo / Sealaska Heritage Institute)