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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

Sharing Her Gift: Anna Graceman: Wherever she goes, Anna Graceman is inspired. The 10-year-old Juneau musician has been tapping that inspiration for a number of years already, writing original songs since the age of six.
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Sharing Her Gift: Anna Graceman: Wherever she goes, Anna Graceman is inspired. The 10-year-old Juneau musician has been tapping that inspiration for a number of years already, writing original songs since the age of six. "Sometimes when I'm walking around, I just want to sing," Graceman said. "So I'm singing words that pop into my head, and then all of a sudden I have the first verse. It's so cool." In October, Graceman was a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she performed one of her original songs, "Paradise," for millions of viewers.
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