Sitka
web-posted Wednesday, April 26, 2017
How do you define “music?” That’s something Ed Littlefield thought about for six months as part of an undergraduate class, it’s something he’s been thinking about since, and it’s a question he posed to the attendees at an April 21 “Art of Place” lecture on “Tlingit Music — Past, Present and Future.”
web-posted Wednesday, April 26, 2017
This week, a group of five artists are sleeping in a ferry’s solarium, chatting with strangers and admiring the mountains and waterways of the Inside Passage as they head for their final destination: Sitka.
web-posted Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Thanks to producer Eric Caldwell, co-producer M.D. Christenson and nearly a dozen volunteers, the Alaska State Improv Festival (AS IF) will be returning to Juneau for a fifth year, hosting 24 groups over a five day period in shows and workshops.
web-posted Wednesday, April 26, 2017
The Southeast Alaska Tribal Ocean Research partnership (SEATOR) was formed by the Sitka Tribe of Alaska in 2013 as a network of tribal governments, universities, and nonprofits to monitor harmful algae blooms in the state.
web-posted Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Pillars of American Freedom, Wednesday, April 19, 12-1 p.m., Centennial Hall Convention Center. Brandon Stone will speak. Hosted by the Juneau Glacier Valley Rotary Club.
web-posted Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Inside the American Bald Eagle Foundation aviary in Haines, Education and Outreach Coordinator Sidney Campbell moved slowly, calling Sarah, a great horned owl, and tapping a nearby perch. Sarah studied her audience — then her requested perch — before bursting into a quick succession of flaps, alighting and then swiftly gobbling a small rodent part off the platform, her reward for granting Campbell’s request.
web-posted Wednesday, April 12, 2017
If language and health are linked, then the ten Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian language apprentices recently gathered for a talk on the subject were embarking on a journey not just to reclaim a vital aspect of their culture, but to better health, both for themselves and for their communities.
web-posted Wednesday, April 12, 2017
With glaciers tucked in-between mountains, dark waters cloaking an abundance of marine life, and wild animals lurking just out of sight in copses of hemlock and spruce, many have viewed Southeast Alaska as a mysterious place.
web-posted Wednesday, April 5, 2017
The Working Models: Sculptures by Robert Murray Alaska State Museum 395 Whittier Street 4:30 - 7 p.m.
web-posted Wednesday, April 5, 2017
In a place where traditional art supplies can be expensive or difficult to find, why not use what you have on hand to make something beautiful? Wearable Art’s celebration of unconventional materials to create a community fashion show is a perfectly Alaskan art form. The Southeast celebration of creativity started in Ketchikan in 1987 and has since spread to Juneau, Sitka, and Petersburg.
web-posted Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Yet, many writers of Alaska’s history depart from John Treadwell at a high point in his career, when he sold his shares in the mines and moved to California to pursue new endeavors. In the thirty-eight years that followed, Treadwell’s story not only took a startling turn, it left us with an enduring mystery.
web-posted Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Arctic Lights & Moscow Nights, Friday, March 31, 7:30 p.m., Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall. A performance that seeks to promote understanding and bring cultures together through music, storytelling, and dance.
web-posted Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Editor's note: This March, in honor of Women's History Month, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum has highlighted five different local artists, all of whom are represented in its collection, using the hashtag #5WomenArtists. Here's a look at those women, all of whom have helped shape art in Alaska's capital city.
web-posted Wednesday, March 29, 2017
On March 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, Juneau will join in on nationwide events celebrating the 150th anniversary of Alaska’s treaty of cession between Russia and the United States.
web-posted Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Courtesy of the Alaska Folk Festival, here's the schedule through Wednesday, April 5, when the next Capital City Weekly comes out.
web-posted Wednesday, March 22, 2017
To Kill A Mockingbird, Thursday, March 23, Friday, March 24, Saturday, March 25, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sunday, March 26, 4-6 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. Thursday/Sunday-$30 adult, $26 senior/military, $19 student. Friday-$37 adult, $33 senior/military, $26 student. Saturday- $40 adult, $35 senior/military, $28 student.
web-posted Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Spring typically signals the beginning of new life after a long a winter – however, in 1903 in Sitka, it signaled the end of one man’s life.
web-posted Wednesday, March 1, 2017
The Sitka History Museum and Sitka Historical Society are hosting the first of a series of events for the 150th (Sesquicentennial)Commemoration of the transfer of Alaska from Russia to the United States
web-posted Wednesday, March 1, 2017
In July, an international team of archaeologists returned to the coast of Kruzov Island in their search for the lost Russian ship, Neva, wrecked in 1813 in one of the worst maritime disasters in Alaskan history.
web-posted Wednesday, March 1, 2017
The sky was deep blue on its way to black. The horizon glowed in a slowly dying orange. Beneath my window seat, jagged peaks covered in white reminded me there was quite a bit of time yet until the alpine hunting season.
web-posted Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Artist Demo and Spring Open House 4 - 7:30pm at Sketch 122 Front St. MK MacNaughton will demonstrate making quick charcoal sketches and contour drawings, inviting all ages to join her in playing with portrait. Check out her new hand-painted t-shirt styles and sale on paintings.
web-posted Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Tlingit elders came together to share their cultural knowledge with the public in the first event of the Art of Place series on Feb. 17 at the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau.
web-posted Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Zuill Bailey, artistic director of the Sitka Summer Music Festival, won two Grammys on Sunday, Feb. 12, during his 25th anniversary year as a touring musician.
web-posted Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Sitka proved to be an ideal spot for Bernard to begin his Alaskan relationship. The reason turned out to be somewhat personal.
web-posted Wednesday, February 8, 2017
The Sitka black-tailed deer hunting season is closed in Southeast Alaska. All hunters who obtained deer harvest tickets, even those who did not hunt or harvest a deer, must return completed hunt reports to the Alaska Department of Fish & Game.
web-posted Wednesday, February 8, 2017
They Don’t Talk Back, Jan. 27-Feb. 19, Perseverance Theatre. Local playwright Frank Kaash Katasse’s debut about how “three generations of Tlingit men face the challenges of a summer of change,” acted by an all-indigenous cast.
web-posted Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Debuting on New Year’s Eve last year, Weed Dudes opened its door as the first retailer of marijuana in Sitka.
web-posted Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Rasmuson Foundation is seeking public nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Artist Award. The award recognizes the significant artistic accomplishments of one Alaskan and culminates in a $40,000 grant.
web-posted Wednesday, February 8, 2017
This class will review core ideas in astronomy and enable you to explore the sky and the cosmos from home, as instructor Rosemary Walling will teach you how to use some online resources.
web-posted Wednesday, February 8, 2017
For 22 years now, the Sitka Jazz Festival has been bringing together student bands from across Alaska and musicians from around the U.S. to perform in Sitka.
web-posted Wednesday, February 8, 2017
The first meeting of Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Southeast Regional Language Committee began late January with traditional introductions by the committee’s three members: Lance Twitchell, who spoke in Lingít (Tlingit language), Gavin Hudson, who spoke in Sm’algyax (Tsimshian language), and Benjamin Young, who spoke in Xaad Kíl (Haida language). Hearing the three young men express themselves in Southeast Alaska’s indigenous languages was an uplifting way to begin, said SHI President Rosita Worl.
web-posted Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Haiku started as a kind of parlor game among the Japanese aristocracy, and the little poems have survived to this day. Poems of three lines with syllables of five-seven-five can be found about almost any subject, from casual observations of nature, to political commentary or the dirty joke.
web-posted Wednesday, February 1, 2017
The release, signed by the four volunteer firefighters, stated they will continue to maintain equipment and perform the best they can but warned “emergency response will be unpredictable and minimal.” Also, no medical response will be officially offered.
web-posted Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Sitka author John Straley will be in Juneau for a book signing and artist reception Feb. 3, and a reading and book signing Feb. 4.
web-posted Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Coffee & Collections AK State Parks Artist-in-Residence, Saturday, Feb. 4, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum.
web-posted Wednesday, February 1, 2017
SITKA - SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) has been awarded a $1,039,603 grant by Indian Health Service (IHS) as part of the Special Diabetes Program for Indians.
web-posted Wednesday, February 1, 2017
SITKA – Jim Seeland, Assistant Professor of Fisheries Technology at the University of Alaska Southeast, received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 Alaska Fish Culture Conference at the Sitka Sound Science Center (SSSC).
web-posted Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Over the last 40 years, Robert Banghart has come to know Alaska, and many of its small communities, quite well.
web-posted Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Harvey Kitka/Yansh ka owoo of the Sitka Kaagwaantaan [Wolf] Clan was a fisherman, as was his father, grandfather, and the manygenerations of his ancestors that came before.
web-posted Wednesday, January 25, 2017
2017 Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities ceremony, Thursday, Jan. 26, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Juneau Arts and CultureCenter. Celebrate the 2017 Governor’s Awards recipients and the 2017-2019 Alaska State Writer Laureate
web-posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017
SITKA— The 22nd Sitka Jazz Festival will be Feb. 2-4, 2017.
web-posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017
JUNEAU — The Con Brio Chamber Series presents: “Low Brass Music and Other Noises,” low brass music performed by Katy Giorgio, Roger Schmidt, and Ken Truitt on trombones, and Tim Ayer on tuba, joined by Douglas Smith on piano.
web-posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Baby Raven Reads and Juneau Public Library family night, Thursday, Jan. 19, 5:30 - 7 p.m., downtown Juneau Public Library. Families with children under age six are invited to come for a light dinner, crafts, and Raven storytelling.
web-posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017
METLAKATLA, HYDABURG, SITKA, JUNEAU — Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) has opened the application period for its Haa Shuká Community Language Learning Project, a new program designed to help revitalize the languages of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian in four Southeast Alaska communities: Metlakatla, Hydaburg, Sitka and Juneau. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 10, 2017.
web-posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017
There was talk of bombs at the Hoonah Jr. and Sr. High School on Tuesday, Jan. 10, but not the exploding kind. Instead, they were “joy bombs.”
web-posted Wednesday, January 18, 2017
A woman with a piano, a dog, and not much else ferries into a tiny Southeast Alaskan village. The townspeople — a grumpy, shouting philosopher in a wheelchair; a burly, jobless, fix-it-all man; a teenage would-be bear guide with a secret girlfriend — watch the woman arrive and help her haul her piano onto the porch of her cabin.
web-posted Wednesday, January 11, 2017
The Girl Gold Miners of Pearl Harbor, Saturday, Jan. 14, 7 p.m., Egan Lecture Hall, University of Alaska Southeast Juneau campus.
web-posted Wednesday, January 11, 2017
It is a reminder that the campus rests on the ancestral territory of the Áak’w Kwáan, Chancellor Rick Caulfield told the Capital City Weekly.
web-posted Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Kids Club Mom’s Empowerment class, Tuesday and Wednesday nights. This group is designed for mothers and children (one child at least 5 yrs) who have experienced abuse.
web-posted Wednesday, January 11, 2017
It happens every year right after the holidays ­— deer pass within twenty feet of the house. Kind of the deer’s way of saying, “Neener! Neener! Neener!”
web-posted Wednesday, January 11, 2017
SITKA — The Sheldon Jackson Museum’s January Artifact of the Month is an Inupiaq mask (SJ-II-DD-3).
web-posted Wednesday, January 4, 2017
The start of 2017 marks the 26th year for this weekly column that targets news for and about Alaska’s seafood industry. The goal is to make all readers more aware of the economic and cultural importance of our state’s first and oldest industry.
web-posted Wednesday, January 4, 2017
A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew medevaced one injured person, and a Coast Guard Station Juneau response boat – medium crew transported five people from a hard-aground pleasure craft near Cube Cove, approximately 65 miles northeast of Sitka, the afternoon of Thursday, Dec. 29.
web-posted Wednesday, January 4, 2017
The Beast the Day Offered By Laura Kaltenstein
web-posted Wednesday, January 4, 2017
“Finding My Voice” Alaska Robotics Gallery 220 Front Street Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.
web-posted Wednesday, December 28, 2016
From the editor: We’ve reached out to members of the arts community around Southeast Alaska for their thoughts on the year’s “bright moments” in arts and culture.
web-posted Wednesday, December 28, 2016
SITKA— The 22nd Sitka Jazz Festival will be Feb. 2-4, 2017.