• Homer attracts tourists of varying interests, personalities and talents. While many of these visitors simply pass through leaving nothing of themselves behind, some, like musician Papa Crow of Marquette, Mich., enthusiastically share their gifts with the community. Papa Crow, otherwise known as Jeff...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 1:26pm
  • Ninilchik’s annual Salmonfest draws some unique characters from far and wide. This year was no exception when it came to a new performance group all the way from Missouri. Saturday’s headliner Trampled by Turtles was a lively crowd pleaser that kept people dancing well into the night, despite th...

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:25pm
  • The Pier One Youth Theatre production of “Alice in Wonderland” opened Wednesday and continues at 7:30 p.m. today and Friday and Aug. 18, 19 and 20. “This is a great family show, another classic production going up on the Pier One Youth Theatre stage,” said Youth Theatre director Casey Parret...

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 4:24pm
  • Now in its fourth season, Wild Shore New Music has the special task of commemorating the National Park Service. Founded by three Alaskans, Wild Shore is a group of professional musicians based in New York. For the past three summers, they have returned to Homer, where they perform pieces by primaril...

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 2:50pm
  • HCOA presents Quixotic workshops Quixotic, the Kansas City, Mo., performance group visiting for Salmonfest, conducts circus workshops next week at the Homer Council on the Arts. Workshops are presented in aerial fabric, dance trapeze and gym. Classes offered are: • Aerial Fabric - Beginner (ages 8...

    Wed, 08/03/2016 - 3:53pm
  • Two shows this month explore the effects of global warming and climate change, but from different perspectives. In his show at Ptarmigan Arts, Homer artist Ed Hutchinsion, who has become known for his “white-on-white” paintings of Arctic animals, focuses on those animals and sea life dealing wit...

    Wed, 08/03/2016 - 3:53pm
  • Art Shop Gallery 202 W. Pioneer Ave. Homer Remembrances by Lisa Carlon 5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception Artist Lisa Carlon shows her 3D stained glass, including new designs of wildflowers, sandhill cranes and the Homer Spit. She also will have a selection of her suncatche...

    Wed, 08/03/2016 - 3:53pm
  • The final piece that the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra plays at its gala concerts this August will be the result of two years of passion and planning. When Simon Nissen, the choir and world music instructor at Kenai Central High School and founding director of the Kenai Peninsula Singers, moved to the K...

    Wed, 07/27/2016 - 2:24pm
  • Wild Shore New Music, based in Alaska and New York City, join forces with the National Park Service for its Centennial to present a series of concerts in Alaska, New York City and Washington, D.C. Wild Shore performs two free concerts at noon Aug. 9, Land’s End Resort, and noon Aug. 11 at the Kena...

    Wed, 07/27/2016 - 2:24pm
  • As the sun begins to set before 11 p.m. and an end to summer seems just around the corner, Salmonfest appears a reminder not to let the season slip away too quickly....

    Wed, 07/20/2016 - 4:15pm

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