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Members of the Argus String Quartet play a Brown Bag Concert at the State Office Building on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, during the annual Juneau Jazz & Classics festival. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Members of the Argus String Quartet play a Brown Bag Concert at the State Office Building on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, during the annual Juneau Jazz & Classics festival. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Planet Alaska: A lesson from haa shagóon in 2020

The phrase means so much more than just “our ancestors.”

Shelley Virginia holds up a tool known as a spanker while rehearsing in front of an invited audience for Perseverance Theatre’s production of “Silent Sky” on Tuesday, Jan. 7. (Michael Penn | Capital City Weekly)

Theater Review: Despite Disney-fied qualities, ‘Silent Sky’ has charm

The Disney-fied qualities that got under my skin should make it an absolute home run with youth.

Shelley Virginia holds up a tool known as a spanker while rehearsing in front of an invited audience for Perseverance Theatre’s production of “Silent Sky” on Tuesday, Jan. 7. (Michael Penn | Capital City Weekly)
Inari Kylänen stands near her painting, “Act of Doing Nothing is Still an Act II The Southern Border” during an opening reception for the new exhibition “A Nation of Immigrants” Friday, Jan. 3, at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
Inari Kylänen stands near her painting, “Act of Doing Nothing is Still an Act II The Southern Border” during an opening reception for the new exhibition “A Nation of Immigrants” Friday, Jan. 3, at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
Sherry Patterson; SEARHC Executive Office Manager and ROAR Conference Chair; speaks at last year’s Reclaim Own and Renew Women’s Conference. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire File)
Sherry Patterson; SEARHC Executive Office Manager and ROAR Conference Chair; speaks at last year’s Reclaim Own and Renew Women’s Conference. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire File)
Monica Devine’s book “Water Mask” is a collection of autobiographical essays related to her time as a speech therapist working in more than 60 villages in Alaska. (Courtesy Photo | Monica Devine)
Monica Devine’s book “Water Mask” is a collection of autobiographical essays related to her time as a speech therapist working in more than 60 villages in Alaska. (Courtesy Photo | Monica Devine)
Diane Fleeks, left, Shelley Virginia, center, and Margeaux Ljungberg rehearse in front of an invited audience for Perseverance Theatre’s production of “Silent Sky” on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (Michael Penn | Capital City Weekly)
Diane Fleeks, left, Shelley Virginia, center, and Margeaux Ljungberg rehearse in front of an invited audience for Perseverance Theatre’s production of “Silent Sky” on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (Michael Penn | Capital City Weekly)
There will be an opening reception for Inari Kylänen’s latest exhibit, “A Nation of Immigrants,” at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum for First Friday. (Courtesy Photo | Inari Kylänen)

Here’s what’s happening this First Friday

Schedule of this month’s art walk downtown.

There will be an opening reception for Inari Kylänen’s latest exhibit, “A Nation of Immigrants,” at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum for First Friday. (Courtesy Photo | Inari Kylänen)

Stringing along: Family band plays Juneau show, then heads to Australia

Alaska String Band travels to Land Down Under for tour.

About 50 artists stand with their work in front of the Sealaska Heritage Institute on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, to protest heavy cuts to state arts programs. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

The 5 biggest arts stories of 2019

The near-vetoes, protests and more that made the year.

About 50 artists stand with their work in front of the Sealaska Heritage Institute on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, to protest heavy cuts to state arts programs. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Here’s what the Juneau Empire and Capital City Weekly writers watched, read, heard and played this year. (Courtesy Photos | Unsplash)
Here’s what the Juneau Empire and Capital City Weekly writers watched, read, heard and played this year. (Courtesy Photos | Unsplash)

Photos: Take a peek at ‘Elf the Musical’

JDHS students will take the stage this weekend.

Toby Russell, stars as Buddy the Elf, during rehearsal of “Elf the Musicial” at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Toby Russell, stars as Buddy the Elf, during rehearsal of “Elf the Musicial” at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé on Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Anastasia Hobson-George, right, works with weaver Lily Hope as the Artist-in-Residence at the Walter Soboleff Center in May 2019. Hobson-George is one of the youngest-ever winners of a Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Award. Applications for the awards are now open. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Anastasia Hobson-George, right, works with weaver Lily Hope as the Artist-in-Residence at the Walter Soboleff Center in May 2019. Hobson-George is one of the youngest-ever winners of a Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Award. Applications for the awards are now open. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)