• Giuseppe Verdi (1831-1901) strides like a giant over the world of opera, and it is impossible to overstate the importance of his contribution to world culture. Equally a great dramatist and a great melodist, Verdi gives us operas that interconnect personal narrative with universal archetypes, master...

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:00pm
  • Now that Homer starts its fourth time exploring literature through the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read program, organizers have come up with a system that works. Pick a book. Invite the town to read it together. Bring together scholars, writers and book lovers to explore the work. Stir. Rep...

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 2:03pm
  • Auditions take place at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, in the Mariner Theatre for the spring production, “Circus Auditions!” Call backs for auditions will be on Sunday, Jan. 22, at times to be announced. The show seeks female and male performers of all ages who can act, sing, play an instrument, danc...

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 2:03pm
  • Big Read Kick-Off Event 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 Alice’s, 195 E. Pioneer Ave. Listen to a staged reading of Our Town by Pier One Theatre at Alice’s Champagne Palace. Book Club 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, Homer Public Library The Homer Public Library offers a re...

    Wed, 01/11/2017 - 2:03pm
  • Homer artist Mandy Bernard is the January artist in residence at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Bernard’s textile work illustrates elements of Alaska’s wild landscape that are repeated through pattern and silkscreen. For January, she will create a large-scale pattern installation comprised of organ...

    Thu, 01/05/2017 - 10:27am
  • Starting Friday, Alice’s Champagne Palace teams up with Salmonfest to bring a music series, the Salmonfest Concert Series, to Homer that will continue through the August Salmonfest Aftershock Concerts....

    Wed, 01/04/2017 - 2:00pm
  • With many galleries closing or on hiatus for January, one only gallery this month, Ptarmigan Arts, holds a First Friday show. Ptarmigan continues its December show of works by Sebastian Troy Pierre, a Homer artist who moved last year to Alaska from Florida. Fireweed Arts closes Saturday until Feb. 7...

    Wed, 01/04/2017 - 2:00pm
  • Volunteers planning the 2017 Kenai Peninsula local history conference got a wonderful surprise in December. Long-lost films of a 1974 Kenai history conference have been found, salvaged and digitized.  The recovery culminated a string of unlikely events, with the credit going to modern technolog...

    Wed, 01/04/2017 - 2:00pm
  • For New Year’s Eve in Homer, bars celebrate in two time zones: New York style at 8 p.m., with a live television broadcast of the ball dropping at Times Square, or at local time at midnight. From East End Road to the end of the road, revelers have a choice of celebrations from the raucous to the se...

    Fri, 12/30/2016 - 5:09pm
  • Former Pier One Theatre director Lance Petersen has received the Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities for individual artist. The Alaska Humanities Forum and the Alaska State Council on the Arts announced the recipients earlier this month. The Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanitie...

    Wed, 12/28/2016 - 4:24pm

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