Capital City Weekly

Dan Fruits hangs his paintings at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum as he readies for a summer-long exhibit. Fruits’ latest project has been paintings to be projected during the opera commissioned by the Orpheus Project will mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Princess Sophia, which claimed the lives of more than 350 people. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Dan Fruits hangs his paintings at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum as he readies for a summer-long exhibit. Fruits’ latest project has been paintings to be projected during the opera commissioned by the Orpheus Project will mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Princess Sophia, which claimed the lives of more than 350 people. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Museum Mask-erade brings in funds and fun

The Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum had a temporary exhibit on charitable parties last Saturday. The Mask-erade Ball brought a crowd to the Andrew… Continue reading

Community gathers to Celebrate Survivors

Pauline Stepetin capped a marker and passed a wood chip to her mother, Lois Jamestown, who placed in a bowl. The chip, which bore the… Continue reading

Alaska for Real: Case lot stock up

At this time of the year stores offer big sales and the market in Thorne Bay across the strait from us is no different. At… Continue reading

Halloween happenings

Here’s a rundown of Halloween happenings for the holiday weekend and the big day itself.

Face painting pro shares Halloween tips

If your Halloween costume requires facepainting, Jessie Snyder says don’t wait for the big night to brush up on your design. Snyder, a Juneau face… Continue reading

Visiting African musician talks garbage guitars and playing Mandela’s inauguration

Vusi Mahlasela has a mug full of coffee, and he was ready to talk. “All right, let’s go,” Mahlasela said smiling in the green room… Continue reading

News briefs for Oct. 24-30

Juneau Startup Weekend coming Juneau Startup Weekend will be Nov. 16-18 at University of Alaska Southeast, 11066 Auke Lake Way. The event that brings together… Continue reading

‘The Princess Sophia’ commemorates shipwreck 100 years later

“The Princess Sophia” is nearly ready for its maiden voyage. The opera named for the ill-fated ship makes its world premiere 8 p.m. Thursday in… Continue reading

Michael Christenson placed first in the eighth annual Woosh Kinaadeiyí grand slam. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Annual Grand Slam poetry event crowns a winner

After delivering three caustic poems en route to the eighth annual Woosh Kinaadeiyí Grand Slam title, Michael Christenson was all smiles. The night and the… Continue reading

Michael Christenson placed first in the eighth annual Woosh Kinaadeiyí grand slam. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

‘Crush’ playwright helps kids create characters, scene

With $10 on the line, six wide-eyed kids sputtered their way through attempts to claim the money. Playwright Stephen Gregg had tasked the children with… Continue reading

Woosh Kinaadeiyí Poetry Slam’s eighth annual Grand Slam is Saturday evening. Past slam winners will compete for the Grand Slam title. (Matthias Wagner | Unsplash)

Woosh Kinaadeiyí to hold eighth annual Grand Slam Saturday

C’mon and slam. Woosh Kinaadeiyí Poetry Slam will hold its eighth annual Grand Slam 7 p.m. Saturday at the University Alaska Southeast REC Center, at… Continue reading

Woosh Kinaadeiyí Poetry Slam’s eighth annual Grand Slam is Saturday evening. Past slam winners will compete for the Grand Slam title. (Matthias Wagner | Unsplash)
Author John Straley prepares to sign a book for author Heather Lende after the Alaska Literary Festival at the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff building. They were both speakers at the event. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Alaska Day Literary Festival features local authors

They had many differences, but all of the authors gathered at the Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum on Thursday had one important thing in… Continue reading

Author John Straley prepares to sign a book for author Heather Lende after the Alaska Literary Festival at the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff building. They were both speakers at the event. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
Alaska Women Speak President Carmen Davis stands with writers Mary Lou Spartz, Katie Bausler, Kate Boesser, Miriam Wagoner, Amy Pinney, Margo Waring and Dianne DeSloover at a poetry and prose reading at Hearthside Books in Nugget Mall. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Local writers share their work in statewide reading series

For the first time in 26 years, an Alaska Women Speak reading was held in Juneau. Alaska Women Speak is the name of both a… Continue reading

Alaska Women Speak President Carmen Davis stands with writers Mary Lou Spartz, Katie Bausler, Kate Boesser, Miriam Wagoner, Amy Pinney, Margo Waring and Dianne DeSloover at a poetry and prose reading at Hearthside Books in Nugget Mall. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
“Doragon” by Beth Bolander, modeled by Dani Gross, at the Wearable Art Show at Centennial Hall on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Doragon placed third in the Juror’s Best in Show. It also drew criticism as cultural appropriation, which led to some guidelines for this year’s fashion show. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Controversy leads to changes for 2019 Wearable Art fashion show

Turbulence is shaping Wearable Arts 2019. The word is the theme for the 19th annual celebration of creativity. “When life get turbulent, we want to… Continue reading

“Doragon” by Beth Bolander, modeled by Dani Gross, at the Wearable Art Show at Centennial Hall on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Doragon placed third in the Juror’s Best in Show. It also drew criticism as cultural appropriation, which led to some guidelines for this year’s fashion show. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

The Eternal Quest of Floathouse Dwellers

When you live in a floathouse in SE Alaska for over twenty years you develop vision not dissimilar to The Terminator’s. You know how The… Continue reading

Mendenhall Glacier will see a few less visitors now that tourist season is over. (Vivian Mork Yéilk’ | For The Capital City Weekly)

Planet Alaska: Welcome to Alaska, now please go home

Welcome to Alaska, now please go home. One of many Alaskans’ favorite times of year is finally upon us: the end of tourist season! We… Continue reading

Mendenhall Glacier will see a few less visitors now that tourist season is over. (Vivian Mork Yéilk’ | For The Capital City Weekly)

Artful Teaching integrates creative concepts into old school subjects

Anyone who lived through the ’90s would recognize the sound Saturday coming from Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School’s library. While Los del Rio’s “Macarena” played, about… Continue reading