Skagway
web-posted Wednesday, August 5, 2015
This month's openings include a new venue -- the Art Matters' Northern Gallery on Old Dairy Road -- as well as several artist pairings: longtime collaborators Jane Terry and Fumi Matsumoto will present joint work at the JAHC Gallery; father-daughter artist team Byron Birdsall and Courtenay Birdsall Clifford will each show paintings at Annie Kaill's; husband-wife team Charles and Paula Rohrbacher will show work at the Juneau Artists Gallery; and fellow artists Kelli Barkov and Sharron Lobaugh will present a joint show at the Rookery. Read on for details:
web-posted Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Pediatric specialist Dr. Marna Schwartz's passion for helping kids is really taking her places. Really. She's joined SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium as a traveling physician to provide care in the region's smaller communities.
web-posted Wednesday, July 1, 2015
JUNEAU and DOUGLAS
web-posted Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Stories told about Native Alaskans' first contact with European Americans tend to be negative, said Yakutat Tlingit Tribe President Victoria Demmert. But not all of them are - and the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe, in collaboration with the Rasmuson Foundation, on June 29 will raise a totem pole both commemorating the Rasmuson family's relationship with Yakutat and celebrating the foundation's 60th anniversary.
web-posted Wednesday, June 17, 2015
The Juneau Community Foundation and the Brady family of Skagway recently announced the Margaret Frans Brady Fund's arts scholarships for 2015. The Foundation awarded a total of $5,000 to six qualified students to pursue their interests in arts and education.
web-posted Wednesday, June 10, 2015
I admit the trend was fun - for about a week sometime in 2008 - and it did us all a favour by popularizing the supernatural genre (of which many fine examples that do not include vampires can be found), but I'm over vampires.
web-posted Wednesday, June 10, 2015
MUSIC & DANCE:
web-posted Wednesday, June 3, 2015
A new music video from former Juneau band Deering and Down will be released this week, on Wednesday, June 3. The single, "You're the One," was released in audio format on May 15, and is the first from the duo's as-yet-unnamed album, scheduled to come out later this year. The video will be shown on DittyTV, a free network accessible on the internet at www.dittytv.com.
web-posted Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Life coach and art therapist Carrie Ishee will visit Skagway next week to facilitate a workshop, "Awakening the artist within." for artists and others interested in "creating a life of meaning, creativity and purpose."
web-posted Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Seven Southeast artists were among the recipients of Rasmuson Foundations’s 2015 Individual Artist Awards, the foundation announced May 19.
web-posted Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Skagway couple prepares a quiet place for creative minds to work
web-posted Wednesday, June 3, 2015
If I learned one thing at this year's North Words Writers Symposium in Skagway, it's this: the correct pronunciation of duodenum is doo-wa-de-num versus duo-day-num. For years I've been talking about people's duo-day-num and making an idiot of myself. Of course it's doo-wa-de-num. If not for the symposium's keynote speaker, Mary Roach, I would never have known.
web-posted Wednesday, May 27, 2015
I've often wondered just how many locally produced beers there are in the state of Alaska. It's got to be a lot. We have 23 licensed brewing companies at this point, with more on the way. Just mentally tinkering, if each of those 23 produced an average of 10 beers, that means that at any given time, we should have 230 local beers to choose from, right?
web-posted Wednesday, May 20, 2015
There's still time to register for the NorthWords Writers Symposium, happening next weekend, May 27-30. Sponsored by the Municipality of Skagway, the conference is known for bringing writers together in informal settings where they can make the most of writer-participant interaction, and for a range of location-specific activities, including a White Pass & Yukon Route train ride-trail write, a Red Onion Saloon taco feed-brothel tour, Dyea cabin retreat cookout with music, and keynote banquet at Poppies Restaurant at Jewell Gardens.
web-posted Thursday, May 14, 2015
Editor's note: This story first appeared in the Sunday, May 3, edition of the Juneau Empire.
web-posted Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Juneau may welcome a million passengers to shore from cruise ships this year, industry groups predict. John Binkley, with Cruise Lines International Association of Alaska, told the Juneau Chamber of Commerce in April that the cruise industry has seen steady growth of about 7.6 percent year over year.
web-posted Wednesday, May 6, 2015
THEATER


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