Capital City Weekly

Courtesy Photo / Nick Jans
This photo provided by Nick Jans shows the wolf known as Romeo, famous for his friendly interactions with locals and their pets. Romeo inspired a series of events this month that culminates in “Wolf Songs,” which will premiere two original works inspired by the wolf. Jans who wrote the book “A Wolf Called Romeo” is credited with the text for a musical piece of the same title.

Songs in the key of wildlife

‘Wolf Songs’ features original works about Juneau’s famous Romeo.

Courtesy Photo / Nick Jans
This photo provided by Nick Jans shows the wolf known as Romeo, famous for his friendly interactions with locals and their pets. Romeo inspired a series of events this month that culminates in “Wolf Songs,” which will premiere two original works inspired by the wolf. Jans who wrote the book “A Wolf Called Romeo” is credited with the text for a musical piece of the same title.
Max (Mike Rao), Felix (Eddie Jones) and Visarut (Phai Giron) consult a book containing information that attempts to rationalize an apparent uptick in sightings of “Asian-looking” ghosts. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Max (Mike Rao), Felix (Eddie Jones) and Visarut (Phai Giron) consult a book containing information that attempts to rationalize an apparent uptick in sightings of “Asian-looking” ghosts. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
African-American soldiers of Company L, 24th Infantry, famously known as "Buffalo Soldiers" on parade on 5th Avenue in Skagway, between Broadway and State streets, in front of the Daily Budget newspaper on July 4, 1899. A recent book from a University of Alaska Anchorage history professor traces the long history of Black Americans in Alaska. (Courtesy image / Alaska's Digital Archives)
African-American soldiers of Company L, 24th Infantry, famously known as "Buffalo Soldiers" on parade on 5th Avenue in Skagway, between Broadway and State streets, in front of the Daily Budget newspaper on July 4, 1899. A recent book from a University of Alaska Anchorage history professor traces the long history of Black Americans in Alaska. (Courtesy image / Alaska's Digital Archives)
Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File 
Clare Boily brings her and Hal Turman’s “The Siren” to life at the Wearable Art show at Centennial Hall in February 2019. This weekend, the popular runway show returns to the stage. Tickets are available now.
Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File 
Clare Boily brings her and Hal Turman’s “The Siren” to life at the Wearable Art show at Centennial Hall in February 2019. This weekend, the popular runway show returns to the stage. Tickets are available now.
Kéet and Oscar walk the bike path after it’s plowed. (Vivian Faith Prescott / For the Capital City Weekly)

Planet Alaska: For the love of community

We often don’t know how the things we do affects our community.

Kéet and Oscar walk the bike path after it’s plowed. (Vivian Faith Prescott / For the Capital City Weekly)
t
t
This photo shows artwork by Dorolyn Alper. Alper is this month's featured artist Juneau Artists Gallery. (Courtesy Photo)

First Friday February fun

Here’s what’s happening this Friday.

This photo shows artwork by Dorolyn Alper. Alper is this month's featured artist Juneau Artists Gallery. (Courtesy Photo)
Mickey Prescott checks the smoking process. (Vivian Faith Prescott / For the Capital City Weekly)

Planet Alaska: Lessons from the smokehouse

Dear Readers, here are Lessons from the Smokehouse, things we’ve learned in 2021.

Mickey Prescott checks the smoking process. (Vivian Faith Prescott / For the Capital City Weekly)
Joy and love are on full display during a sunset on one of Yakutat’s iconic beaches. (Courtesy Photo / Violet Sensmeir)
Joy and love are on full display during a sunset on one of Yakutat’s iconic beaches. (Courtesy Photo / Violet Sensmeir)
“Fireweed is a gift from Tlingit Aaní,” writes Yéilk’ Vivian Mork. “In our Lingít language it’s called lóol.” (Yéilk’ Vivian Mork / For the Capital City Weekly)

Planet Alaska : Ten lessons from the fireweed

Yes, I’m thinking about fireweed in the middle of winter.

“Fireweed is a gift from Tlingit Aaní,” writes Yéilk’ Vivian Mork. “In our Lingít language it’s called lóol.” (Yéilk’ Vivian Mork / For the Capital City Weekly)
Justin W. Price (Courtesy Photo / Stephanie C Schick at @my_Schick_image)
Justin W. Price (Courtesy Photo / Stephanie C Schick at @my_Schick_image)
Robert Stroud, who killed a man for underpaying a sex worker in Juneau in 1909, is the subject of the first “Death, With Dessert” lecture held by a pair of retired Juneau reporters. (Courtesy photo / Betsey Longenbaugh and Ed Schoenfeld)

True crime with a side of dessert

Cakes are a natural accompaniment to murders most foul.

Robert Stroud, who killed a man for underpaying a sex worker in Juneau in 1909, is the subject of the first “Death, With Dessert” lecture held by a pair of retired Juneau reporters. (Courtesy photo / Betsey Longenbaugh and Ed Schoenfeld)
Siblings Lea Skaggs, left, and Drake Skaggs, right, show off work by their brother Avery Skaggs at the opening night of a show at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum featuring a selection of work Avery Skaggs created during the pandemic lockdown. The exhibition is titled “Home: Disability Creativity in a Pandemic Lockdown.” (Dana Zigmund / Juneau Empire)

Creating without community

‘Capitvating’ new exhibit contains artist’s lockdown work

Siblings Lea Skaggs, left, and Drake Skaggs, right, show off work by their brother Avery Skaggs at the opening night of a show at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum featuring a selection of work Avery Skaggs created during the pandemic lockdown. The exhibition is titled “Home: Disability Creativity in a Pandemic Lockdown.” (Dana Zigmund / Juneau Empire)
Avery Skaggs works on a painting. Skaggs' work will be featured in an exhibit at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum that is opening on First Friday. (Courtesy Photo)

Here’s what’s happening for First Friday

The first Friday of 2022 brings a handful of arts-and-culture-connected events to downtown Juneau. Here’s a schedule of events provided by the Juneau Arts and… Continue reading

Avery Skaggs works on a painting. Skaggs' work will be featured in an exhibit at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum that is opening on First Friday. (Courtesy Photo)
Sámi Reindeer People exhibit opening in Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum, Decorah, Iowa. L to R: Marlene Wisuri, Cari Mayo, Nathan Muus, Faith Fjeld, Lois Stover (Sara, Twitchell, Kvamme original Sámi herder families), Marie Olson, Nancy Olson, Pearl Johnson. (Courtesy Photo / Nathan Muus)

Planet Alaska: Reindeer walkers and Alaska’s reindeer history

The history of reindeer in Alaska is complex.

Sámi Reindeer People exhibit opening in Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum, Decorah, Iowa. L to R: Marlene Wisuri, Cari Mayo, Nathan Muus, Faith Fjeld, Lois Stover (Sara, Twitchell, Kvamme original Sámi herder families), Marie Olson, Nancy Olson, Pearl Johnson. (Courtesy Photo / Nathan Muus)
Southeast Alaska’s rural communities are geographically isolated and the SSP works to connect them. While the SSP has programs and partners that span the region, it has historically focused on Yakutat, Sitka (pictured), Hoonah, Kake, Kasaan, and Klawock. With increased financial support, the SSP intends to expand in geography, depth, and focus.  (Courtesy Photo / Bethany Sonsini Goodrich)

Resilient Peoples & Place: Southeast Alaskans should care about the Seacoast Trust. Here’s why

What does this actually mean for the lives of Southeast Alaskans?

Southeast Alaska’s rural communities are geographically isolated and the SSP works to connect them. While the SSP has programs and partners that span the region, it has historically focused on Yakutat, Sitka (pictured), Hoonah, Kake, Kasaan, and Klawock. With increased financial support, the SSP intends to expand in geography, depth, and focus.  (Courtesy Photo / Bethany Sonsini Goodrich)
Ryker Goddard shows how to cool off in the Southeast Alaskan forest. (Courtesy Photo / Mary Goddard)

Planet Alaska: Welcome to Ryker Camp

Southeast Alaska, through the eyes of a Tlingit child, a gift to us older humans.

Ryker Goddard shows how to cool off in the Southeast Alaskan forest. (Courtesy Photo / Mary Goddard)
Franz Felkl, concertmaster and artistic director for the Juneau Symphony, leads a rehearsal at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Dec. 7. (Dana Zigmund/Juneau Empire)
Franz Felkl, concertmaster and artistic director for the Juneau Symphony, leads a rehearsal at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Dec. 7. (Dana Zigmund/Juneau Empire)
Courtesy Image / Former Ladies of the Supremes 
The Former Ladies of the Supremes will perform a benefit concert on New Year’s Eve at Centennial Hall.
Courtesy Image / Former Ladies of the Supremes 
The Former Ladies of the Supremes will perform a benefit concert on New Year’s Eve at Centennial Hall.
Viktor Bell rehearses his role in "The Nutcracker" on Saturday, Nov. 27. Lead soldiers Grace Bultez and Ainsley Mallott stand guard. (Ben Hohenstatt/Juneau Empire)

‘The Nutcracker’ returns to the stage

Family tradition returns with four live shows this weekend

Viktor Bell rehearses his role in "The Nutcracker" on Saturday, Nov. 27. Lead soldiers Grace Bultez and Ainsley Mallott stand guard. (Ben Hohenstatt/Juneau Empire)