Skagway
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
MUSIC & DANCE:
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 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, June 3, 2015
Skagway couple prepares a quiet place for creative minds to work
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, 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
THEATER
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, April 29, 2015
THEATER
web-posted Wednesday, April 22, 2015
LITERARY ARTS
web-posted Wednesday, April 22, 2015
One sure sign of spring in Alaska that's important to beer lovers is our summer seasonal breweries coming out of hibernation and blossoming forth with new beers, adding a sure splash of flavor to a landscape of great beer that's mostly featured year-round up here.
web-posted Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Auk Kwaan tribal leader Rosa Miller began breaking glass ceilings young.
web-posted Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The Juneau Community Foundation has announced the availability of the Margaret Frans Brady Fund Scholarship, the Simon and Anna Kirk Memorial Scholarship, and grants through the Douglas-Dornan Foundation Fund, with deadlines approaching in April and June.
web-posted Wednesday, April 15, 2015
1. Children dance in front of the stage at the 41st Annual Alaska Folk Festival at Centennial Hall on April 6.
web-posted Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Less than a week after the last act took to the Centennial Hall stage during the 41st Annual Alaska Folk Festival in Juneau, musicians are gearing up to perform in a more intimate setting up in Skagway, The Skagway Arts Council will host the 29th Annual International Folk Festival on Friday, April 17, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Eagles Hall on Broadway at Sixth Avenue. Individuals and groups who wish to perform 15-minute sets during the festival are encouraged to contact Renee Koher at tokyoariel@hotmail.com or leave a message at 212-203-5090.
web-posted Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Banjos, guitars, mandolins, voices: the 41st annual Alaska Folk Festival starts Monday, April 6, and for the next week there won't be many in Juneau who spend a day without tapping their feet or just getting up and dancing - or, of course, performing.
web-posted Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The National Park Service, together with the Yukon Arts Centre, Parks Canada, Alaska Geographic and the Skagway Arts Council, has announced the artists chosen for the 2014 Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency Program.
web-posted Wednesday, March 25, 2015
It was about 15 years ago that Pete Lucchetti decided to help build a skier aid station for the Buckwheat Ski Classic, an annual cross country ski race on the trails just north of Skagway.
web-posted Wednesday, March 25, 2015
When I started writing about beer, I had to do it the hard way. The internet was in its infancy and virtually every shard of information I got about beer came from chasing it down, visiting the breweries and talking to the brewers. Of course, I miss the tight-knit connection I developed with our local brewers. I still remain firmly in touch, despite gleaning most of my information from brewery websites, social media and the like. I didn't even have a cell phone back then; they weren't invented yet. Fast forward to today. The internet has made it easier to find information, be in touch and stay in touch.
web-posted Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The Alaska Art Colony, a new Skagway business, is currently seeking Skagway artists who want to show and sell their work in the Skagway Bazaar courtyard on a weekly basis. In particular, the business is seeking: abstract nature themes in any medium, Native art, and sculpture or ceramic works.
web-posted Wednesday, March 18, 2015
MUSIC & DANCE
web-posted Wednesday, March 18, 2015
We Were Explorers Once

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