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NEWS Capital City Weekly From January through December, there was rarely a lull in the artistic life of Southeast. In 2009, our region welcomed new performers and artists to the spotlight, and some venerable local artists reached high points of their careers. In the course of the year, The Capital City Weekly interviewed artists old and young, experienced and the novice. Seen together, these representatives of Southeast's large artistic communities begin to paint a picture of the vibrant contemporary culture of our region.

Creative community members spice up Southeast life

Puppet Master: Aaron Elmore: Aaron Elmore and his puppet creations graced Juneau stages several times in 2009. Shown is Elmore with the goat puppet (in progress) used in Perseverance Theatre's production of
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Puppet Master: Aaron Elmore: Aaron Elmore and his puppet creations graced Juneau stages several times in 2009. Shown is Elmore with the goat puppet (in progress) used in Perseverance Theatre's production of "O Lovely Glowworm." "With the right concentration, the audience forgets about the puppeteer," Elmore said. Elmore also envisioned puppets for "Shepherds, Wise Men & Angels: The Christmas Story told with Puppets," the first play produced at the newly rebuilt Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, which opened its doors in December, just in time for the holidays.
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