SHI joins forces with Any Given Child, local groups, in arts initiativeFor the CCWSealaska Heritage Institute has partnered with a national arts program and local organizations to teach Southeast Native cultures to children annually at the Walter Soboleff Building. Starting in November, all second-grade students in the Juneau School District will go on annual arts excursions to the Walter Soboleff Building to learn about the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian cultures.
A few months ago, local a capella group Alaskapella got some unexpected news: they'd been invited to Carnegie Hall to perform with singers from around the world. Only thing was, they hadn't even auditioned.
Popular jazz pianist, teacher and raconteur Barney McClure will return to Juneau to lead local singers in an evening of cabaret Friday, Oct. 16 at the JACC at 7:30 p.m.
Budgets are shrinking and people are getting used to the word "less," but a grant for the Juneau School District just added a whole lot of "more" to the arts. With the help of a $550,000 grant from the Margaret A.
The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have partnered with the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council to support 2016 Poetry Out Loud, a free high school program that encourages youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation.
Back in 2009, President Obama said the U.S. should improve science and math instruction in elementary schools. Now there's a push to create a special STEM charter school in Juneau.
The pARTnership, a collaboration between Perseverance Theatre and the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, has contracted with the McDowell Group to complete interviews with local non-profit organizations, community leaders and industry professionals to assess community needs for the proposed Willoughby Arts Complex in downtown Juneau. This work is part of a feasibility study currently underway.
The Fourth of July weekend events involving the New Old Time Chautauqua group were a fun time had by all. This zany, community oriented troupe of 53 travelling performers appeared around town with great response from Juneau audiences.
Douglas L. GreggThe long and remarkable life of Douglas Larson Gregg came to its earthly end July 21, 2015, at the Juneau Pioneers Home. Doug was born in Marshalltown, Iowa, January 6, 1927, to James and Inez (Larson) Gregg. When he was young, the
Averyl Veliz' new exhibit, "Flume," is a series of 13 digital illustrations, all from locations along the Mt. Juneau flume.
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