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Modest Mouse frontman Isaac Brock screams to a sold out crowd for the opening show of a three-night stay at Seattle’s Showbox venue Monday, Nov. 21. Modest Mouse is currently touring to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the band’s fourth album “The Lonesome Crowded West.” (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

25 to life: Reflecting on ‘The Lonesome Crowded West’ at a milestone

Anniversary shows commemorate the indie-rock stalwarts’ breakthrough album.

 

Smoked salmon and salmon spread, Mickey’s Fishcamp, Wrangell Alaska. (Courtesy Photo / Vivian Faith Prescott)

Planet Alaska: Salmon gratitudes

What are we grateful for today? Is it our heritage, our homes, our art, elders, our food?

 

Emcees, Selah Judge and Almaria Alcantra, open the community feast. (Courtesy Photo /Jennifer Nu)

Resilient Peoples & Place: Food sovereignty, wellness and healing at UAS’ 2nd Annual Community Feast

“I hope you feel a sense of being together and united on this place.”

Emcees, Selah Judge and Almaria Alcantra, open the community feast. (Courtesy Photo /Jennifer Nu)
The cast of Theatre in the Rough’s production of “Witch” finishes off an unexpected musical number with flourish. From left to right: Stacy Katasse, Ty Yamoaka, Aaron Elmore, Katie Jensen, Cate Ross, Kelsey Riker, Salissa Thole, Dakota Morgan and Patrick Minik. The local company’s production of the play includes a few musical moments unique to the Juneau effort. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
The cast of Theatre in the Rough’s production of “Witch” finishes off an unexpected musical number with flourish. From left to right: Stacy Katasse, Ty Yamoaka, Aaron Elmore, Katie Jensen, Cate Ross, Kelsey Riker, Salissa Thole, Dakota Morgan and Patrick Minik. The local company’s production of the play includes a few musical moments unique to the Juneau effort. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Spruce tip fireweed jelly. (Vivian Faith Prescott / For Capital City Weekly)

Planet Alaska: The magic of jam and jelly

There’s a lot of magic happening around us in nature and even in our kitchens.

Spruce tip fireweed jelly. (Vivian Faith Prescott / For Capital City Weekly)
Courtesy Photo / Juanita McCallon

Writers Weir: ‘My Daddy Went to War Today’

A poem about a World War II veteran.

Courtesy Photo / Juanita McCallon
Artist Kerry Kirkpatrick answers questions about her latest exhibition “Capturing the Light” at a recent QA held at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum on Saturday. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Artist Kerry Kirkpatrick answers questions about her latest exhibition “Capturing the Light” at a recent QA held at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum on Saturday. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Featured artist Mary McEwen displays clever and fun items created from “locally-sourced trash,” including colorful sturdy animal feed sacks at the Juneau Artists Gallery for November’s First Friday. (Courtesy Photo / Juneau Artists Gallery)

Here’s what’s happening for First Friday

Mary McEwen featured artist for November at Juneau Artists Gallery

Featured artist Mary McEwen displays clever and fun items created from “locally-sourced trash,” including colorful sturdy animal feed sacks at the Juneau Artists Gallery for November’s First Friday. (Courtesy Photo / Juneau Artists Gallery)
Michael Christenson, Juneau resident and producer of Moonlit Poets, reads his poetry at Moonlit Poets’ soft opening event hosted in early September. The poetry group is set to kick off its grand monthly entrance in downtown Juneau at the Crystal Saloon’s back room this Friday night. (Courtesy Photo / Summer Koester)
Michael Christenson, Juneau resident and producer of Moonlit Poets, reads his poetry at Moonlit Poets’ soft opening event hosted in early September. The poetry group is set to kick off its grand monthly entrance in downtown Juneau at the Crystal Saloon’s back room this Friday night. (Courtesy Photo / Summer Koester)
From left to right, AWARE’s 2023 honorees are Kate Wolfe, Jeni Brown, LaRae Jones and Susan Bell. The four are set to be honored at the upcoming 26th annual Women of Distinction Gala at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall set to take place on March 4 of 2023. (Courtesy / AWARE)

AWARE announces 2023 Women of Distinction honorees

The four women will be honored at the organization’s upcoming gala

From left to right, AWARE’s 2023 honorees are Kate Wolfe, Jeni Brown, LaRae Jones and Susan Bell. The four are set to be honored at the upcoming 26th annual Women of Distinction Gala at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall set to take place on March 4 of 2023. (Courtesy / AWARE)
Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire
Colleen Torrence and Kathryn Kurtz express mock terror during rehearsal for “Godzilla Eats Las Vegas.”
Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire
Colleen Torrence and Kathryn Kurtz express mock terror during rehearsal for “Godzilla Eats Las Vegas.”
This photo shows a cauldron of halibut chowder around the firepit on a Fall evening. (Vivian Faith Prescott / For the Capital City Weekly)

Planet Alaska: Chowder season

Fall reminds me of cupping my hands around a bowl of warm halibut chowder…

This photo shows a cauldron of halibut chowder around the firepit on a Fall evening. (Vivian Faith Prescott / For the Capital City Weekly)
The conference began Wednesday night, September 7, with Warming of the Hands, a greeting by local clan leaders. (Peter Metcalfe / Sharing Our Knowledge Conference)

Resilient Peoples & Place: When a time for peace is facilitated through partnership

There was a light mist in the air as I walked across the wooden bridge…

The conference began Wednesday night, September 7, with Warming of the Hands, a greeting by local clan leaders. (Peter Metcalfe / Sharing Our Knowledge Conference)
Christopher Koch, music director of the Juneau Symphony, conducts musicians through a rehearsal of Sibelius’ "Finlandia" on Tuesday at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. The composition is one of three scheduled to be performed Saturday and Sunday during the first mainstage concert of the ensemble’s 60th season. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)

Symphony’s Stories show celebrates 60th season

Opening mainstage show features Two familar ’epic’ classical tales, followed by improvised finale

Christopher Koch, music director of the Juneau Symphony, conducts musicians through a rehearsal of Sibelius’ "Finlandia" on Tuesday at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. The composition is one of three scheduled to be performed Saturday and Sunday during the first mainstage concert of the ensemble’s 60th season. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
Taylor Vidic, Kelsey Riker and other performers stand in a line as they sing at a previous Nude & Rude event. Vidic said the upcoming Halloween weekend show will be the crew’s first performance since 2019. (Courtesy Photo/ Sydney Akagi)
Taylor Vidic, Kelsey Riker and other performers stand in a line as they sing at a previous Nude & Rude event. Vidic said the upcoming Halloween weekend show will be the crew’s first performance since 2019. (Courtesy Photo/ Sydney Akagi)
Bears greet each other on Chichagof Island. (Courtesy Photo / Elleana Elliott)

Planet Alaska: Elleana Elliott — traveling an island of bears

“My first bear encounter was when I was young. I walked out the front door of my house and found myself walking backward, back toward… Continue reading

Bears greet each other on Chichagof Island. (Courtesy Photo / Elleana Elliott)
Artist Rick Kauzlarich, created portraits of each Juneau Artists Gallery member to commemorate our yearly Juneau Appreciation Event Sale. (Courtesy Photo / Rick Kauzlarich)

Here’s what’s happening for First Friday

A world premiere, closing exhibitions and so much more.

Artist Rick Kauzlarich, created portraits of each Juneau Artists Gallery member to commemorate our yearly Juneau Appreciation Event Sale. (Courtesy Photo / Rick Kauzlarich)
Alaska Native artist Logan Terry holds the latest edition of Thrasher Magazine, displaying the spread of his work as a featured artist for the month. (Courtesy Photo / Patrick Vanpool)
Alaska Native artist Logan Terry holds the latest edition of Thrasher Magazine, displaying the spread of his work as a featured artist for the month. (Courtesy Photo / Patrick Vanpool)
Juneau musician Michael Maas poses for a photo to promote his newest album “Here Be Dragons,” coming out on Friday, Oct. 7. This latest endeavor is being released under Maas’ Blue Nagoon project and was a collaboration of several different lead vocalists, many of which are local Juneau artists. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Juneau musician Michael Maas poses for a photo to promote his newest album “Here Be Dragons,” coming out on Friday, Oct. 7. This latest endeavor is being released under Maas’ Blue Nagoon project and was a collaboration of several different lead vocalists, many of which are local Juneau artists. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)