Capital City Weekly

Natalia Spengler plays the title roll during a performance of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” by Theatre in the Rough at McPhetres Hall on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Natalia Spengler plays the title roll during a performance of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” by Theatre in the Rough at McPhetres Hall on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Perseverance Theatre announced the hiring of new managing director Frank Delaney and interim artistic director Leslie Ishii. (Courtesy Photo | Perseverance Theatre)

Perseverance Theatre announces 2 new hires

Theater fills interim artistic director and managing director roles

Perseverance Theatre announced the hiring of new managing director Frank Delaney and interim artistic director Leslie Ishii. (Courtesy Photo | Perseverance Theatre)
Rendezvous co-manager Asher Rohan paints outside of the downtown Juneau bar, June 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Rendezvous co-manager Asher Rohan paints outside of the downtown Juneau bar, June 26, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
There will be a free lecture Friday at the Walter Soboleff Building seen in this May 2015 photo during its grand opening ceremonies. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
There will be a free lecture Friday at the Walter Soboleff Building seen in this May 2015 photo during its grand opening ceremonies. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Gingi Vitis visits with bar patrons during Drag Queen Bingo at the Rendezvous in September 2013. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Gingi Vitis visits with bar patrons during Drag Queen Bingo at the Rendezvous in September 2013. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
MRV Architects presented this upgraded Centennial Hall concept to the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly Public Works & Facilities Committee, June 25, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | MRV Architects)
MRV Architects presented this upgraded Centennial Hall concept to the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly Public Works & Facilities Committee, June 25, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | MRV Architects)
Helena Sardinha, a Los Angeles-based producer for Driven Equation and co-creator of “Sitka,” is in Sitka right now to teach at its fine arts camp. Sardinha said a short “proof of concept” will be filmed soon and has not yet been cast. (Courtesy Art | Helena Sardinha)
Helena Sardinha, a Los Angeles-based producer for Driven Equation and co-creator of “Sitka,” is in Sitka right now to teach at its fine arts camp. Sardinha said a short “proof of concept” will be filmed soon and has not yet been cast. (Courtesy Art | Helena Sardinha)
Vivian Mork Yéilk’ harvest devil’s club. (Vivian Faith Prescott | For the Capital City Weekly)

Lessons from the devil’s club lady

Some see obstacles, she sees medicine.

Vivian Mork Yéilk’ harvest devil’s club. (Vivian Faith Prescott | For the Capital City Weekly)

FDR’s New Deal helped preserve Alaska Native art, like these three totem poles in Juneau

Rural Tennessee has electricity for the same reason Southeast Alaska has totem parks — the New Deal.

A $12,000 grant awarded to Sealaska Heritage Institute will help it acquire for “Catcher of Souls” by John Hudson III of Metlakatla. Hudson is a Tsimshian carver and arts instructor. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
A $12,000 grant awarded to Sealaska Heritage Institute will help it acquire for “Catcher of Souls” by John Hudson III of Metlakatla. Hudson is a Tsimshian carver and arts instructor. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
(Unsplash | Danielle Machines)
(Unsplash | Danielle Machines)
The fifth annual GLITZ Drag Show in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and Juneau Pride Kickoff! at Centennial Hall on Friday, June 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The fifth annual GLITZ Drag Show in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and Juneau Pride Kickoff! at Centennial Hall on Friday, June 14, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Photos: GLITZ Drag Show

Kings and Queens turnout for Juneau’s biggest drag show.

Photos: First Friday

Pictures from June’s First Friday