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This recent Juneau Symphony Orchestra concert was the perfect accompaniment to a beautiful, moonlit spring evening. As conductor Troy Quinn pointed out, there is no better setting in the world than Juneau for inspiring music. With its verdant forests, unfathomable glaciers, everlasting ocean, and peaceful lakes, Juneau suits it perfectly.
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Annapurna, Perseverance Theatre’s next performance, begins May 6 in Juneau.
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Juneau Pride Chorus’ annual performance and silent auction is set for April 30 at Northern Light United Church. The group is conducted by Leslie Wood, and it is a project of PFLAG Juneau, a 501(c)(3) charity. PFLAG is an acronym for “Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.” The silent auction begins at 6:30 p.m.; the concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
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How can we know the dancer from the dance? —W.B. Yeats
Photos from the Alaska Robotics’ Mini-Con
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photos by lance nesbitt | for the capital city weekly Writer and illustrator John Klassen, 34, reads his Caldecott Medal winning book “This is Not My Hat” to children at the Imagination Station on April 23 during Alaska Robotics’ Mini-Con.
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I ate everything By: Annacaroline Wall & Touching Heaven By: Carol Coyle
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Juneau-Douglas High School sent seven exceptional student artists to the annual Region V Art Fest on April 7-11. Katie Buchanan, Toma Kimlinger, Summer Putman, Meg Kurland, Skye VanValin, Ryan Moritz, and Brianna Frisby represented JDHS soundly, taking many awards at this competitive visual arts event.
 Art in unusual places
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The Capital City Weekly welcomes reader-submitted images of art in unusual or unexpected places. Photographers of all levels of ability are invited to send in images of natural or urban subjects that they find artistically inspiring or intriguing. Submit images to maryc.martin@capweek.com.
 Alaska’s improv fest brings narrative, hip hop, TV to Juneau
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Improv is a word that might bring the popular television show “Whose Line is It Anyway?” to mind. Or maybe a comedy show — good or bad — you saw while on vacation is an immediate association. AS IF, the Alaska State Improv Festival, is seeking to expand that view by bringing in improv groups from around the country to perform in a four day festival at McPhetres Hall this weekend.
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A new interdisciplinary festival in Sitka, Alaska on the historic Sheldon Jackson Campus this July will provide opportunity for tourists and locals to explore science and art over two weeks of hands-on workshops, events, and performances. Faculty members are top artists and scientists from Alaska and the lower 48.
 Mug Up with Joseph Alexander at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum
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The Juneau-Douglas City Museum hosts a Mug Up program on Saturday, April 30th, from 10:30 to noon. This format is a chance for the community to get together, share snacks and coffee, and swap stories and reminiscences about a topic of mutual, cultural and historic interest.
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The Sealaska Heritage Institute is hosting a Native Fashion show for Celebration 2016. It aims to integrate Alaska Native art into high fashion pieces, including both fashion design and jewelry. The competition is open to all Alaska Native artists. Apply by May 1 at
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Juneau Jazz & Classics kicks off its 30th season Friday, May 6 with the powerful voice of Carolyn Wonderland and her band, two blues cruises Saturday, and the energetic Vega String Quartet Sunday at the stunning Shrine of St. Therese.
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A huge congratulations to Capital City Weekly columnists Jim Hale and Dick Callahan, who each got first place in this year’s Alaska Press Club Awards, announced April 23. Hale’s “On Writing” got first place in the Suzan Nightingale Award for Best Columnist category among small papers.
Meals with Midgi: The Great Windfall Odyssey (and pita chips with hummus)
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Previously, I wrote about my endeavor to embrace the great outdoors with more than an air hug. Now that I’ve been out and about on several trails, I’m getting more comfortable with my surroundings and I’m no longer as worried that I won’t be able to reach my bear spray in case I need it. I’m more inclined to wonder where my water bottle is.
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KETCHIKAN — Sign up to learn how to harvest cedar bark for weaving with instructor Gloria Burns on three separate days, two of them field days, one of them an in class day.
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Sealaska Heritage Institute’s summer programs are open for registration. The first is Latseen Running Camp, from June 14-17, for Alaska Native students entering 5th - 8th grade. Registration ends May 13.
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The Juneau Co-Op Preschool is raising mone with a “Cinco de Mayo Celebracion: Wine, Beer, and Tequila Tasting. DJ Manu will provide music; there will also be wine, beer and tequila tasting, a no-host bar, appetizers, a silent auction and salsa dancing. The event is May 6 from 6:30 p.m. until late at the Hangar Ballroom.
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HAINES, SITKA—A Girls Rock summer camp is coming to Haines and Sitka, as well as Anchorage and Fairbanks, this summer. Kids can learn a new instrument, form a band, write an original song, and more. No audition or experience is required; tuition assistance is available. The Haines camp is July 25-30 at the Chilkat Center. The Sitka camp is Aug. 8-13 at Blatchley Middle School. Find out more at www.girlsrockcampalaska.org.
 Jazz & Classics teams with the trees
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When you’re talking about Juneau Jazz & Classics it can be hard to know where to start, what with two weeks of music, 14 musical groups and performers, 29 events and 30 years of history.
Local Land, Local Work
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Forestry Training Academy prepares Prince of Wales residents for forestry opportunities
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