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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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“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)
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Singer-songwriter from Juneau gets golden opportunity

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

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First Friday brings a Fresh Air Market, arts events

First Friday is here again, and so is the Juneau Art and Humanities Council’s open-air market. There will be a mix of virtual and in-person… Continue reading

Juneau’s Pride Week, hosted by the Southeast Alaska LGBTQ+ Alliance, is going smoothly despite its new virtual format. (Courtesy art / SEAGLA)
Juneau’s Pride Week, hosted by the Southeast Alaska LGBTQ+ Alliance, is going smoothly despite its new virtual format. (Courtesy art / SEAGLA)
SHI President Rosita Worl and the late Cyril George’s daughter, Roberta Jack, sign a deed of gift at a transfer ceremony last week with the photo collection visible in the background. (Courtesy Photo / Lyndsey Brollini, Sealaska Heritage)
SHI President Rosita Worl and the late Cyril George’s daughter, Roberta Jack, sign a deed of gift at a transfer ceremony last week with the photo collection visible in the background. (Courtesy Photo / Lyndsey Brollini, Sealaska Heritage)
Maleah Wenzel, Heather Powell and Vivian Mork harvest devil’s club in Juneau amid a pandemic. (Courtesy Photo / Heather Powell)

Planet Alaska: Harvesting devil’s club is a big responsibility

“You hold in your hands the knowledge of our most sacred medicine.”

Maleah Wenzel, Heather Powell and Vivian Mork harvest devil’s club in Juneau amid a pandemic. (Courtesy Photo / Heather Powell)

Treading the motherboards: Technology allows the show to go on

Upcoming livestreams bring Alaska theater, sense of community to your living room.

This composite image shows both the Alaska State, Library, Archives and Museum and the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Both have made adjustments to a relatively tourism-free summer. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

No tourists means loss and opportunities for museums

The Alaska State Museum usually gets more than 15,000 guests over summer. This year, it’s 500.

This composite image shows both the Alaska State, Library, Archives and Museum and the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Both have made adjustments to a relatively tourism-free summer. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
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                                Kevin Myers is the author of the new book “Hidden Falls.” In the novel, which is available at Amazon and will be available at Hearthside Books, a newspaper columnist finds himself embroiled in the world of organized crime. Myers was previously the editor of the Capital City Weekly.
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                                Kevin Myers is the author of the new book “Hidden Falls.” In the novel, which is available at Amazon and will be available at Hearthside Books, a newspaper columnist finds himself embroiled in the world of organized crime. Myers was previously the editor of the Capital City Weekly.

Planet Alaska: A family of crabbers

Tradition provides a through line for generations.