Many Rivers lead to the ocean: the art of meditation

Many people are familiar with the brain-drain effect: the scattered, glazed over numb feeling, the lack of focus and concentration. Ever wondered if there are… Continue reading

Sacred Sound as medicine

Play a familiar childhood song for Alzheimers patients who can’t remember their own daughters’ names, and they’ll light up and sing along to every word… Continue reading

Be like Britni: Siekaniec balances art, motherhood, business

How does a new artist emerge into the Homer creative community? How does that community shepherd the next generation of talent gently into a career?… Continue reading

Arts Briefs

‘Brouhaha’ opens April 20 What if all of Homer’s real City Council members and Mayor Zak all wound up on the Mariner Theater stage as… Continue reading

First Friday events

As Homer art lovers know, April always brings a special treat: student art shows from kindergarten to high school at Paul Banks Elementary School and… Continue reading

Wild kitchen: “The Alaska from Scratch Cookbook” highlights locally sourced food

It’s a scenario that Alaskans know well. A recipe calls for a specific ingredient, maybe fresh chives, but the grocery store has little to offer… Continue reading

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Pratt holds Community Conversation tonight In conjunction with Curators’ Closet, the Pratt Museum holds a Community Conversation at 5:30 p.m. today, March 29. Reflect on… Continue reading

Warm up your snapping fingers: “West Side Story” comes to Homer

A forbidden love. A bitter rivalry. And love and hate expressed through rhyme. No, it’s not Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Students in Homer High School’s… Continue reading

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Bunnell artist-in-residence holds show Bunnell Street Art Center’s artist in residence Jaimie Warren holds a community share to culminate her month-long residency at Bunnell Street… Continue reading

Wildlife photographers close life chapter

Just like a hobbit can take a second breakfast, some people get a second retirement — a closing of a career after previous work. After… Continue reading

Bunnell artist residency aims to make a big mess — and something cool

In artist residencies sponsored by Bunnell Street Arts Center over the past few years, a clear pattern seems to have evolved: • Invite a talented… Continue reading

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Marilyn Sigman launches book Author Marilyn Sigman visits Homer this weekend for the launch of her book, “Entangled: People and Ecological Change in Alaska’s Kachemak… Continue reading

First Friday

Art Shop Gallery 202 W. Pioneer Ave. Backroads & Byways of Alaska by writer and photographer Taz Tally 5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Writer and photographer… Continue reading

History abounds in rooms of the Pratt

Savanna Bradley is the collections manager at the Pratt Museum in Homer, but she’s been a personal fan and lover of the building and all… Continue reading

Atz Kilcher gets personal, introspective in new memoir

Atz Kilcher has been a storyteller for decades. Whether through his music, art or other projects, his preferred method of communicating is through anecdotes, and… Continue reading

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Brandi Carlile will headline Salmonfest Singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile has been added as a major headliner to the 2018 Salmonfest lineup. Carlile will close Friday night,… Continue reading

For longtime Irish rock band, Homer is one of a few constants over the years

When musicians or bands who have enjoyed as long and varied a career as the Irish rock group Young Dubliners say they “just love” playing… Continue reading

‘Tic Toc’ gives new twist — and time — to Jubilee

If it seems like Jubilee! is happening a bit early this year, it is. Traditionally, the annual youth talent show— put on by Homer Council… Continue reading

Squirrel Nut Zippers aim to make America weird again

In modern American music, running counterpoint to overproduced pop there often has been something raw and original to upstage the musical centers of New York,… Continue reading

AP Cabin Fever Variety Show offers cure for winter blues

Editor's note: The price for general admission tickets has been corrected. The cost is $7. As any Alaskan knows, the winters are long and cabin… Continue reading