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Local guitarists show off the instrument’s versatility at Joy of Strings

Local guitarists show off the instrument’s versatility at Joy of Strings

The delicate melody of “Over the Raindbow” that filled the Goldtown Theater wasn’t coming from Judy Garland. Juneau musician Dan Hopson was playing the tune… Continue reading

Local guitarists show off the instrument’s versatility at Joy of Strings
Crew boss Tim Brewer, one of the wildland firefighters profiled in “Wildland.” The documentary, which airs Oct. 29 on PBS, tells the stories of Type 2 firefighters, who do the exhausting work of preventing and fighting forest fires. (Courtesy photo Kahlil Hudson)

Former Juneauite’s new film ‘Wildland’ to air on PBS

Wildland firefighters don’t do a lot of actual firefighting in Kahlil Hudson’s new film “Wildland.”

Crew boss Tim Brewer, one of the wildland firefighters profiled in “Wildland.” The documentary, which airs Oct. 29 on PBS, tells the stories of Type 2 firefighters, who do the exhausting work of preventing and fighting forest fires. (Courtesy photo Kahlil Hudson)
South African singer, guitarist starts concert series Season 45

South African singer, guitarist starts concert series Season 45

The Voice is going to kickoff the concert series. South African artist Vusi “The Voice” Mahlasela will start Season 45 of the Performing Arts and… Continue reading

South African singer, guitarist starts concert series Season 45
Alaska Day open house at State Library, Archives and Museum

Alaska Day open house at State Library, Archives and Museum

Alaska Day means an open house at the State Archives, Library and Museum and an all-Alaskan literary gathering at its store. The Alaska State Archives… Continue reading

Alaska Day open house at State Library, Archives and Museum
Chamber names Citizen of the Year, gives Lifetime Achievement Award

Chamber names Citizen of the Year, gives Lifetime Achievement Award

Day had his night. Kirby Day, port manager for Holland America Group, was named Citizen of the Year Saturday at the Greater Juneau Chamber of… Continue reading

Chamber names Citizen of the Year, gives Lifetime Achievement Award
Local comedian tagged for Tig

Local comedian tagged for Tig

Welcome to the Tig leagues. Before Tig Notaro takes the stage at Centennial Hall, Juneau’s own Allison Holtkamp will have her chance to get the… Continue reading

Local comedian tagged for Tig
Aliens meet ‘Our Town’ in Perseverance Theatre’s upcoming Young Company production

Aliens meet ‘Our Town’ in Perseverance Theatre’s upcoming Young Company production

“Crush” is about treading the boards and saving the world. The upcoming production from Persevearance Theatre’s Young Company concerns a high school production of “Our… Continue reading

Aliens meet ‘Our Town’ in Perseverance Theatre’s upcoming Young Company production
News briefs for the week of Oct. 10
News briefs for the week of Oct. 10
Staff Picks for October: What we’re listening to, watching and reading this month

Staff Picks for October: What we’re listening to, watching and reading this month

This is Staff Picks, a monthly round-up of what staff at The Capital City Weekly and Juneau Empire are reading, watching and listening to. Every… Continue reading

Staff Picks for October: What we’re listening to, watching and reading this month
The Sinking of the S.S. Princess Sophia

The Sinking of the S.S. Princess Sophia

Looking back at the worst shipwreck on the West Coast, 100 years ago this month.

The Sinking of the S.S. Princess Sophia
Pop-up poet proves popular

Pop-up poet proves popular

Dogs, weather, anagrams to loving husbands — Audrey Kohler wrote about it all. Kohler, a Juneau poet, was at Downtown Dames for First Friday taking… Continue reading

Pop-up poet proves popular
Photos: Red Light Revue rocks the Rockwell
Photos: Red Light Revue rocks the Rockwell
Frank Henry Kaash Katasse, who plays the Stage Manager during the first week of production, narrates “Our Town” at Perseverance Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

With ‘Our Town,’ Perseverance Theatre finds life in a classic

Grover’s Corners is a fine place to visit for an evening. The fictional New Hampshire town is the setting of Thornton Wilder’s classic play “Our… Continue reading

Frank Henry Kaash Katasse, who plays the Stage Manager during the first week of production, narrates “Our Town” at Perseverance Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Local guitarists show off the instrument’s versatility at Joy of Strings

Local guitarists show off the instrument’s versatility at Joy of Strings

The delicate melody of “Over the Raindbow” that filled the Goldtown Theater wasn’t coming from Judy Garland. Juneau musician Dan Hopson was playing the tune… Continue reading

Local guitarists show off the instrument’s versatility at Joy of Strings
Brad Stevens searches through the wreckage of the Kad’yak, a Russian ship that sank while hauling ice and came to a rest near Spruce Island. Stevens said he’d like to go back to the site and make diving maps for recreational divers. (Courtesy Photo | Brad Stevens)
Brad Stevens searches through the wreckage of the Kad’yak, a Russian ship that sank while hauling ice and came to a rest near Spruce Island. Stevens said he’d like to go back to the site and make diving maps for recreational divers. (Courtesy Photo | Brad Stevens)
October First Friday listings

October First Friday listings

JAHC: Poetry in Calligraphy by Miriam Wagoner Juneau Arts & Culture Center, 350 Whittier St, 4:30-7 p.m. The JAHC is proud to present an exhibit… Continue reading

October First Friday listings
Olivia Bolin, left, and Tony Rivera rehearse in the Thunder Mountain High School production of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” at TMHS on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Thunder Mountain High School fall play is ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’

Thunder Mountain High School’s drama students are heading to Narnia. The fall play, which runs Oct.5-Oct,7, is “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.” “It’s… Continue reading

Olivia Bolin, left, and Tony Rivera rehearse in the Thunder Mountain High School production of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” at TMHS on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Briannah Letter performs at Juneau Lyric Opera’s production of “Who’s Your Diva?” at Centennial Hall on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

High school student wins Who’s Your Diva?

The night’s youngest diva took home the biggest prize. Briannah Letter, a 17-year-old Thunder Mountain High School student, placed first in the seventh annual Who’s… Continue reading

Briannah Letter performs at Juneau Lyric Opera’s production of “Who’s Your Diva?” at Centennial Hall on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Valley Toastmasters Club President Jenn Berger speaks during a Tuesday morning meeting. Recently, she and two other members received recognition as Competent Communicators for delivering at least 10 speeches. Club member Joyce Vick was recognized during the same meeting as a Distinguished Toastmaster, which is the public speaking organization’s highest level award. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

Toastmasters earn awards

Arduous was the Valley Toastmasters’ word of the day last Tuesday, and it seemed fitting. The meeting included awards recognizing several long journeys. Three members… Continue reading

Valley Toastmasters Club President Jenn Berger speaks during a Tuesday morning meeting. Recently, she and two other members received recognition as Competent Communicators for delivering at least 10 speeches. Club member Joyce Vick was recognized during the same meeting as a Distinguished Toastmaster, which is the public speaking organization’s highest level award. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
Planet Alaska: Highbush Cranberries and Traditional Values

Planet Alaska: Highbush Cranberries and Traditional Values

Berry picking for us is a family event with several generations harvesting together.

Planet Alaska: Highbush Cranberries and Traditional Values