Homer Features

  • Nashville artist Harrison B performs progressive American Soul music on his upcoming Alaska tour, with two stops in Homer. He performs April 25 at the Down East Saloon and April 26 at Kharacters. On previous Alaska tours he performed at Salmon Stock. He has cut two albums, The Harrison B LP and Down...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:52pm
  • “Broadway Babies,” a musical theatre cabaret, is 7 p.m. April 18 and 19 at Wasabi’s Fusion. Directed by Jessica Anne Williams, it features some of Homer’s favorite women artists from the stage. Proceeds support HomerARTS Camp for Kids. Tickets are $35 general admission, $50 for front row “...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:51pm
  • National Endowment for the Arts Big Read visiting writer and Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea visits Saturday and Sunday for a series of workshops and talks. From 2-5 p.m. April 5-6 at the Kachemak Bay Campus he presents “The Theory and Practice of Trust,” a workshop in which students ...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:51pm
  • The Alaska Chamber Singers, with musical director David Hagen, present “Darwin Sings: The Evolution of Choral Music” at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Mariner Theatre. The Homer High School Concert Choir makes a special appearance. The concert explores the history of Western choral music from chant and ...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:51pm
  • Holy Santos Gang does a concert and Green Dot “quick conversation” from 9-11 p.m. Saturday at the Alibi. The “quick conversations” are part of April Green Dot awareness. Homer is one of five Alaska communities participating in Green Dot, an effort to reduce dramatically domestic violence and...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:50pm
  • What a glorious day.  The heat has been turned on in the greenhouse and the high/low thermometer is in place. If the heaters are holding the temperature no lower than 40 to 45 degrees, I will set out the tomatoes, cucumbers, artichokes, leeks and odds and ends of flowers that are thriving in th...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:51pm
  • It was a packed house at the Homer Elks Lodge on Monday, as residents gathered to wish the city a happy 50th birthday. Stories of the community’s early days preceding incorporation, personal memories of arriving and growing up in the area, the reliance early residents had on each other, changes th...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:24pm
  • The 2014 Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery wrapped up last weekend with the fleet of 48 seiners going slightly over the 16,333 ton quota. It was a sharp contrast to the 2013 season when more than half the quota was left in the water because the biomass had spawned out; those herring are harvested ...

    Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:33pm
  • Today marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Megahuge Great Alaska Earthquake. Monday marked the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. Pop quiz, Betsteroids: What do both events have in common?...

    Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:45am
  • For the research Homer author and historian Janet Klein has done on the surrounding area, she frequently has turned to “The Ethnography of the Tanaina,” by Cornelius Osgood. Originally printed by Yale University in 1937, and reprinted in 1966 and 1976, the text remains a useful tool, except for ...

    Thu, 03/27/2014 - 9:34am

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