‘Rigeletto’ gets update

How do you take an opera written for the 16th century and turn it into a Las Vegas setting in the 1960s? How is Rigeletto… Continue reading

Artists combine talents in ‘Sticks and Stones’

Sticks and stones may break your bones, but when it comes to nature inspired art, they do something else: bring two artists together. The title… Continue reading

Ponder this: You, too, can garden

(Editor's Note: For 20 years Rosemary Fitzpatrick encouraged area gardeners in her column in the Homer News, the Kachemak Gardener. She took a break, but… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

Have you noticed this month how every date in March falls on the same day of the week as in February? Feb. 1? A Friday.… Continue reading

St. Pat’s Day Scavenger Hunt: A fun fundraiser for 29 years

Like a lot of Homer history, the origins of the St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt are shrouded in mystery. This isn't an organized fundraiser where… Continue reading

Duo release album in Alaska tour

Singer-songwriter Emma Hill and longtime band mate Bryan Daste release their fourth full-length album, "The Black And Wretched Blue," this month in an Alaska tour.… Continue reading

Homer artists are finalists

in 'Power of Youth' contest Two Homer students are finalists in F Magazine's "Power of Youth" statewide student art and writing competition. Homer High School… Continue reading

‘The Things They Carried’ author says writing about Vietnam was way to ‘salvage that waste’

Lies, two-headed boys and hope. Out of the shared experience of Tim O'Brien's Big Read book, "The Things They Carried," Homer readers received those odd… Continue reading

Homer artists are finalists in ‘Power of Youth’ contest

Two Homer students are finalists in F Magazine's "Power of Youth" statewide student art and writing competition. Homer High School student Molly Mitchell is a… Continue reading

Anchor Point: Up To Snow good During annual rondi

It's called Snow Rondi for good cause, as was clear to anyone who stepped outside in Anchor Point on Saturday afternoon. There was lots of… Continue reading

Homer’s Best Bets

The big hot tech news this week had something to do with a thing called Google Glass. At first the Betster thought that was Google… Continue reading

Arts Briefs

Student presents fishing stories, researchUniversity of Alaska Fairbanks anthropology student Emilie Springer presents “Community Voices: Tales of Fish and Men in the North Pacific,” a… Continue reading

First Friday Events

By coincidence, common themes sometimes happen at new shows opening at Homer galleries. This month, that theme is explorations in natural media like clay, wood… Continue reading

Project Jukebox makes historic Homer stories available online

It's been almost 17 years since lower Kenai Peninsula residents spoke in informal sessions for the Alaska Communities of Memory Project, but now those recorded… 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

U.S. Air Force Band performs in Homer

On a return visit to Homer, the U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific's "Top Cover" is set to bring its upbeat rhythms to local… Continue reading

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

Great Backyard Bird Count part of citizen science

It began and ended with a murder of crows.Wait -- I don't mean "murder" as in killing crows, but "murder" as in the traditional name… 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’s winter carnival celebrates the season

Sunshine, slush, ice, rain, snow ... you name it, the 2013 Homer Winter Carnival had a little of everything. It also had plenty of fun,… Continue reading

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