El Clemenza di Tito

Lions, tigers and horses? Oh my! Last month's opera, "Aida" is supposed to have animals from the region, elephants, giraffes, etc., in the Triumphful March.… Continue reading

Arts Briefs

Bunnell receives Allen Foundation grantFor the third year in a row, Bunnell Street Arts Center has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Washington-based Paul… Continue reading

Homer authors publish new books

Homer authors publish new books

National publishers have recently published two new books by Homer authors. Beacon Press of Boston published last month scientist, poet and nonfiction writer Eva Saulitis’… Continue reading

Homer authors publish new books

Arts Briefs

HCOA holds Quixotic fundraiserThe Homer Council on the Arts holds a fundraiser at 7 p.m. today at the Homer Theatre for its fall show, Quixotic… Continue reading

Boneman Lee Post pauses at the opening of "Encounters: Whales in Our Waters," above. The exhibit includes log books, right, from Rainbow Tours whale viewing trips.

Museum gets up close with whales in new exhibit

The title of the Pratt Museum's new exhibit tells it all: "Encounters: Whales in Our Waters."And by "encounter," does the museum ever mean encounter.Not only… Continue reading

Boneman Lee Post pauses at the opening of "Encounters: Whales in Our Waters," above. The exhibit includes log books, right, from Rainbow Tours whale viewing trips.

Winners, 21st annual Kenai Peninsula Writers’ contest

Kindergarten – 3rd grade$25 prize for all winnersPoetryJudge: Charlotte GloverWinner: Alexis Schneider, “Favorite Things About Me”Honorable mention: Serena John, “I Am From”FictionJudge: Charlotte GloverWinner: Clara… Continue reading

HCOA announces Writers’ Contest winners

Now in its 21st year, the Kenai Peninsula Writers’ Contest has been going on long enough that writers who might have first won the contest… Continue reading

Dance honors director’s father

Dance honors director’s father

In modern dance, as kinetic and fluid as the choreography can be, sometimes the dancers slow and pause, holding a moment so they appear as… Continue reading

Dance honors director’s father

HCOA announces Writers’ Contest winners

Now in its 21st year, the Kenai Peninsula Writers’ Contest has been going on long enough that writers who might have first won the contest… Continue reading

K-Bay Caffe Open Mic tonight

K-Bay Caffe on Pioneer Avenue holds an open mic at  7 p.m. today. Sign up at 6:30 p.m. Perform music, comedy and poetry. Open mics… Continue reading

Nominate poems celebrating parks

The Poems in Place Project seeks nominations for poetry to be placed at state parks in Ketchikan and near Fairbanks. Alaska State Parks, the Alaska… Continue reading

A 38-foot gray whale skeleton is the highlight of a new exhibit at the Pratt.-Photo provided

First Friday — low key but diverse

With several galleries closed for February, art openings for First Friday are scattered. What First Friday lacks in quantity it makes up for in diversity.… Continue reading

A 38-foot gray whale skeleton is the highlight of a new exhibit at the Pratt.-Photo provided

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
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