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Juneau playwright gets national attention

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Urban life has long drawn young people out of rural Alaska. Now art is imitating Alaska life in a first-time Juneau playwright’s new play.

PJ Paparelli directed "Yeast Nation" during its run at Perseverance Theatre. (Photo by  Brian Wallace)

Former Perseverance Theatre artistic director PJ Paparelli has died

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During his tenure in Juneau, he directed or guided productions of “The Who’s Tommy”, “Hair”, “Hamlet”, “Twelfth Night”, and “columbinus” among others.

Songwriter Molly Lewis plays her ukulele in the Kindred Post loft on May 19. (Photo by Annie Bartholomew/KTOO)

‘Geek Girls’ promise concert for fans of science, Mr. T, Myspace

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Tonight’s Geek Girls in Concert is “for fans of science, space travel, superheroes, Myspace, Mr. T, 007, penguins, Abraham Lincoln, Shark Week, Wikipedia and the Animaniacs.”

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Sacred architecture: Walter Soboleff Building opens its doors

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The Sealaska Heritage Institute unveiled its new structure in downtown Juneau today. It’s called the Walter Soboleff Building after the late Tlingit scholar, elder and religious leader. Inside stands a full-sized replica of a traditional red cedar clan house