Homer Bookstore holds World Book Night

The Homer Bookstore participates in the second annual World Book Night on April 23, with the sign-up deadline extended to Jan. 25. Plans are already… Continue reading

Alan Heathcock

Visiting writer speaks at KBC

Award winning fiction writer Alan Heathcock will read from his work and hold a craft talk at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday as part of Kachemak Bay… Continue reading

Alan Heathcock

National Geographic holds casting call

The National Geographic Channel holds an open casting call for Russian Old Believer families working in the fishing and boat building industries interested in appearing… Continue reading

HCOA announces Art Awards

The Homer Council on the Arts announced the winners of the 2012 Art Awards. The awards are given annually for achievements in the arts. The… Continue reading

The 700-year old Milnholm Cross at Castleton, Scotland, is one of the most ancient Clan Armstrong relics.

Cultural talk looks at link between names, clans and lands

What is the link between a land and a name? In 2006 on a tour of the Scottish Borders, as I visited the Liddesdale and… Continue reading

The 700-year old Milnholm Cross at Castleton, Scotland, is one of the most ancient Clan Armstrong relics.
Dolls reflect artist’s heritage, viewers’ impressions

Dolls reflect artist’s heritage, viewers’ impressions

“First Alaskans” is artist Pamela “Asiak” Nolcini’s name for her exhibit that debuted as a First Friday exhibit at Photo Depot this month. Not ‘First… Continue reading

Dolls reflect artist’s heritage, viewers’ impressions

Big Read about Vietnam War novel starts this month

BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER For the next two months, in messenger bags, backpacks, briefcases and purses, Homer readers will be carrying cell phones, laptop… Continue reading

Andersen

Andersen brings blues to Alaska — Canadian style

Listen to Matt Andersen’s music, and you hear a deep, growling voice that could come from blues country in Chicago or the Mississippi Delta. There’s… Continue reading

Andersen

Arts in Brief

Holy Santos Gang raising funds to record new album Local band Los Holy Santos Gang has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the… Continue reading

Andrew Vait, center, with fellow Eternal Fair members Chris Jones, left, and Daniel Nash.-Photo by Jason Tang

Homer musician’s band ready to cut first album — in vinyl

When last we checked in with the musical career of Homer-grown musician Andrew Vait, Vait had these projects in mind: • Distinguish his solo career… Continue reading

Andrew Vait, center, with fellow Eternal Fair members Chris Jones, left, and Daniel Nash.-Photo by Jason Tang

Registration now open for writers’ conference

Registration has started for the 2013 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, to be held June 14-18 at Land’s End Resort. Poet Naomi Shihab Nye is the… Continue reading

Bunnell presents live radio: “It’s a Wonderful Life’

Bunnell Street Arts Center presents a live-radio version of the holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28 and 29 and 3… Continue reading

A musician and dancer perform in a Quixotic Performance Ensemble piece. The Homer Council on the Arts received a National Endowment for the Arts grant to bring Quixotic to Homer. Mica Thomas, a 1997 Homer High graduate, is the co-director of Quixotic.

Bunnell, HCOA receive NEA grants

Bunnell Street Arts Center and the Homer Council on the Arts both have received National Endowment for the Arts grants. Two of 153 nonprofits nationally… Continue reading

A musician and dancer perform in a Quixotic Performance Ensemble piece. The Homer Council on the Arts received a National Endowment for the Arts grant to bring Quixotic to Homer. Mica Thomas, a 1997 Homer High graduate, is the co-director of Quixotic.
Time Bandit captain reveals other talents with kids’ book

Time Bandit captain reveals other talents with kids’ book

Aargh, matey, Captain Johnathan Hillstrand might be a rough, hard working Bering Sea crabber, but it turns out he’s got a heart of gold —… Continue reading

Time Bandit captain reveals other talents with kids’ book

Arts in Brief

Bait & Tassels performs at Alice’s Homer’s burlesque troupe, Bait & Tassels, presents “Under the Big Top” at Alice’s Champagne Palace at 8 p.m. Friday… Continue reading

“Electric Fetus” by Mary Frische and Tom Collopy

Artists look at northern lights with low-tech, modern cameras

A new multi-artist exhibit at Ptarmigan Arts, “Aurora Borealis,” not only offers some of the best northern lights photographers in Homer, it also shows that… Continue reading

“Electric Fetus” by Mary Frische and Tom Collopy
Nutcracker ballet a mix of old, new

Nutcracker ballet a mix of old, new

Now in its second year with the new generation of artistic directors, the Homer Nutcracker Ballet continues in the tradition of always bringing some fresh… Continue reading

Nutcracker ballet a mix of old, new
“Sky Candy” by Mary Collopy and Tom Frische of Wild North Photography is one of the northern lights photos in “Aurora Borealis” at Ptarmigan Arts.

New venues join First Friday shows

The ever changing and evolving Homer First Friday circuit sees two new venues offering shows this week. With K-Bay Caffe's new location on Pioneer Avenue… Continue reading

“Sky Candy” by Mary Collopy and Tom Frische of Wild North Photography is one of the northern lights photos in “Aurora Borealis” at Ptarmigan Arts.
Young girls dance  during the party scene of the Nutcracker Ballet in the 2011 production.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Arts Briefs

Annual Nutcracker Ballet opens  The 24th annual production of Homer’s Nutcracker Ballet opens with a matinee performance at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Mariner Theatre,… Continue reading

Young girls dance  during the party scene of the Nutcracker Ballet in the 2011 production.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
Pratt show looks at art, stories of quilts

Pratt show looks at art, stories of quilts

Homer’s fiber artists can be found all over, at shows like Wearable Arts, in galleries and even in small couture shops. If you want to… Continue reading

Pratt show looks at art, stories of quilts
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