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Nano Brooks talks in front of racks of records inside Hi-Fi Senpai on Saturday, Jan. 30. The shop includes vintage audio equipment and old forms of physical media. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Nano Brooks talks in front of racks of records inside Hi-Fi Senpai on Saturday, Jan. 30. The shop includes vintage audio equipment and old forms of physical media. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Courtesy Photo/Hall Anderson, United States Artists
Nathan Jackson, a Ketchikan-based Traditional Woodcarver and Sculptor was named a 2021 USA Fellow on Wednesday.

Renowned Northwest Coast artist named USA Fellow

United States Artists awards $50,000 to the Ketchikan-based artist.

Courtesy Photo/Hall Anderson, United States Artists
Nathan Jackson, a Ketchikan-based Traditional Woodcarver and Sculptor was named a 2021 USA Fellow on Wednesday.
Juneau resident and owner of Rain Coast Data Meilani Schijvens, recently wrote and published a book for readers ages nine to 12. The book takes place in the fictional land of Zanzia, but includes nods to Southeast Alaska and features the talents of local artists. (Courtesy Photo/Sander Schijvens)

Juneau resident creates a fictional world for kids

A variety of local talent is on display in “Mapmaker’s Mistake.”

Juneau resident and owner of Rain Coast Data Meilani Schijvens, recently wrote and published a book for readers ages nine to 12. The book takes place in the fictional land of Zanzia, but includes nods to Southeast Alaska and features the talents of local artists. (Courtesy Photo/Sander Schijvens)
Alaska Native illustrator Michaela Goade became the first Native American or Alaska Native to win the Caldecott Award on Jan. 25 for her work on “We Are Water Protectors,” about the defenders of Standing Rock Reservation. (Courtesy photo / Sydney Akagi)

Good as Goade: a Q&A with Southeast’s recent Caldecott Medal winner

The prestigious award for her illustration work tails her Google Doodle being featured in December.

Alaska Native illustrator Michaela Goade became the first Native American or Alaska Native to win the Caldecott Award on Jan. 25 for her work on “We Are Water Protectors,” about the defenders of Standing Rock Reservation. (Courtesy photo / Sydney Akagi)
Mickey Prescott plays a dice game via Zoom during the pandemic in Wrangell.  (Vivian Faith Prescott / For the Capital City Weekly)

Planet Alaska: Hold fast and let go of 2020

These gifts are my holdfasts.

Mickey Prescott plays a dice game via Zoom during the pandemic in Wrangell.  (Vivian Faith Prescott / For the Capital City Weekly)
The Brewer’s Guild of Alaska, a trade organization, is celebrating AK Beer Month through Feb. 14 with a scavenger hunt, beer releases and other deals from breweries in Juneau and across Alaska. (Unsplash / Radovan)

Finally, something to stout about: AK Beer Month is here

In Juneau, the event will be marked with beer drops, deals and a scavenger hunt.

The Brewer’s Guild of Alaska, a trade organization, is celebrating AK Beer Month through Feb. 14 with a scavenger hunt, beer releases and other deals from breweries in Juneau and across Alaska. (Unsplash / Radovan)
Keishísh and Vivian Mork Yéilk’ share a nose-to-nose moment. (Courtesy Photo / Vivian Mork Yéilk’)

Planet Alaska: Dog lessons from 2020

They took each new change as an adventure. Be like dogs.

Keishísh and Vivian Mork Yéilk’ share a nose-to-nose moment. (Courtesy Photo / Vivian Mork Yéilk’)
A brown bear stands on Chichagof Island. "A Shape in the Dark: Living and Dying with Brown Bears" tells both firsthand and historic stories of human interactions with brown bears. The book is scheduled to be released Feb. 15 on Mountaineers Books. (Courtesy Photo / Bjorn Dihle)

Bearing it all: New book offers nuanced look at human-ursine interactions

Bjorn Dihle wanted to write a book about brown bears, man and how the two species get along that wasn’t scary. “I didn’t want to… Continue reading

A brown bear stands on Chichagof Island. "A Shape in the Dark: Living and Dying with Brown Bears" tells both firsthand and historic stories of human interactions with brown bears. The book is scheduled to be released Feb. 15 on Mountaineers Books. (Courtesy Photo / Bjorn Dihle)
Caribou graze on the greening tundra of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska in June, 2001.
(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Caribou graze on the greening tundra of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska in June, 2001.
(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
(Vivian Faith Prescott / For the Capital City Weekly)

Planet Alaska: The practice of gifting

In these hard times, our Southeast Alaskan gifting culture is more apparent.

(Vivian Faith Prescott / For the Capital City Weekly)
Elizabeth Peratrovich was featured in a Google doodle, seen above, on Dec. 30, 2020. The Tlingit civil rights activist was illustrated by a Sitka-based Tlingit artist for the tech company. (Courtesy art / Google)
Elizabeth Peratrovich was featured in a Google doodle, seen above, on Dec. 30, 2020. The Tlingit civil rights activist was illustrated by a Sitka-based Tlingit artist for the tech company. (Courtesy art / Google)
This photo shows a North American wolf. (Courtesy Photo / Mark Kent, Wikimedia)
This photo shows a North American wolf. (Courtesy Photo / Mark Kent, Wikimedia)
‘Goodnight, Texas,’ shown above, recently released a new single, “Hypothermic,” centered around the vastness of Alaska. We sat down and talked with them about geography, Alaska, and creating albums during a pandemic. (Courtesy Photo / Brittany Powers)

A long road north: Goodnight, Texas talks new Alaska-focused single

A chilly new single about running from the law invokes the Last Frontier.

‘Goodnight, Texas,’ shown above, recently released a new single, “Hypothermic,” centered around the vastness of Alaska. We sat down and talked with them about geography, Alaska, and creating albums during a pandemic. (Courtesy Photo / Brittany Powers)
Wesley Mann rehearses for “This Wonderful Life,” a one-actor adaptation of the Christmas classic “It’s A Wonderful Life.” The digital production can be streamed through Christmas. (Courtesy Photo / Perseverance Theatre)

Review: Viewers can have a ‘Wonderful’ Christmas time at home

Perseverance production works whether you love the source material.

Wesley Mann rehearses for “This Wonderful Life,” a one-actor adaptation of the Christmas classic “It’s A Wonderful Life.” The digital production can be streamed through Christmas. (Courtesy Photo / Perseverance Theatre)
The City and Borough of Juneau and four Juneau residents will be among those honored in the Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards in early January. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Juneau residents to be recognized with arts and humanities awards

Four Juneauites and the city itself among the eight honored.

The City and Borough of Juneau and four Juneau residents will be among those honored in the Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards in early January. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
This photo shows salmon, quinoa and salad. (Vivian Mork Yéilk’ / For the Capital City Weekly)

Planet Alaska: Healing foods for hard times

We’ve been eating all of our favorite soul foods because now is now.

This photo shows salmon, quinoa and salad. (Vivian Mork Yéilk’ / For the Capital City Weekly)
Kelsey Riker and Taylor Vidic are co-producers of the upcoming variety show “From Juneau With Love.” The show will livestream on Friday, Dec. 18. (Courtesy Photo / Sydney Akagi)

‘This is a variety show of the best kind’: Dozens of Juneau artists contribute to digital production

With dozens of acts performing and more than 40 artists involved, “From Juneau With Love” is like a “12 Days of Christmas” line on steroids.… Continue reading

Kelsey Riker and Taylor Vidic are co-producers of the upcoming variety show “From Juneau With Love.” The show will livestream on Friday, Dec. 18. (Courtesy Photo / Sydney Akagi)
Wes Mann, who will embody multiple characters in Perseverance Theatre’s upcoming “This Wonderful Life,” holds up a copy of “It’s A Wonderful Life,” which was adapted into a one-actor stage show, while standing in front of a green screen that will be transformed via digital effects. “This Wonderful Life” will be available on demand beginning the evening of Dec. 19. (Courtesy Photo / Perseverance Theatre)
Wes Mann, who will embody multiple characters in Perseverance Theatre’s upcoming “This Wonderful Life,” holds up a copy of “It’s A Wonderful Life,” which was adapted into a one-actor stage show, while standing in front of a green screen that will be transformed via digital effects. “This Wonderful Life” will be available on demand beginning the evening of Dec. 19. (Courtesy Photo / Perseverance Theatre)
“When a Woman Loves a Man: A Coloring Book for Lovers,” is a new adult coloring book co-created by Juneauite Erika Stone. Stone said the new work is meant to be sex-positive and empowering without being exploitative. Color for the books cover came from Juneau artist Richard Carter. (Courtesy Image)
“When a Woman Loves a Man: A Coloring Book for Lovers,” is a new adult coloring book co-created by Juneauite Erika Stone. Stone said the new work is meant to be sex-positive and empowering without being exploitative. Color for the books cover came from Juneau artist Richard Carter. (Courtesy Image)
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Downtown, not downtrodden: Gallery Walk marches on

This year’s offerings include spread out shopping and online events.

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