Homer Features

  • 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
  • Writing Broadway musicals isn’t hard. The perfect musical has these elements: • A cast of wacky, interesting characters; • A finely crafted premise that puts them together; and • A snappy, witty group of songs that sort of advance the plot, but most of all leave the audience singing as they ...

    Thu, 03/27/2014 - 9:32am
  • Martin Zeller, an improvisational performer and teacher, presents an improvisation workshop from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (with lunch break) April 19 at the Art Barn, 1060 East End Road. The class introduces, explores and expands the skills of improvised theater. Through exercises and games, students wil...

    Thu, 03/27/2014 - 9:30am
  • Homer environmental artist, basket and story weaver Mavis Muller presents “Remembering: Community Art as Healing Force” at 6 p.m. April 18 at the Pratt Museum. She presents a talk and slideshow of personal reflection of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and of her travels from Alaska to Spain to the G...

    Thu, 03/27/2014 - 9:29am
  • Pier One Theatre holds auditions for summer shows starting at 6 p.m. April 4 and 2 p.m. April 6 in the Mariner Theatre. Enter by the stage door by the set shop. Auditions are for “The Odd Couple” and Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors.” Both shows are directed by Lance Petersen. For more info...

    Thu, 03/27/2014 - 9:29am
  • Two shows open with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. April 4 at the Pratt Museum. The annual Jubilee student showcase opens on the lower level, with art in all media by students from kindergarten through high school. “Key Ingredients: America By Food” opens in the main gallery. “Key Ingredients...

    Thu, 03/27/2014 - 9:28am
  • In a normal news week in 1964, the announcement that the city of Homer’s incorporation vote had been certified would have been huge news. Something happened to shove that story of Homer’s birthday to the lower corner....

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:27pm
  • The Alaska Senate Resources Committee held a hearing Monday to discuss Cook Inlet salmon, and one idea came to the forefront: a professional Board of Fisheries. The idea first came up through testimony by Dwight Kramer, chair of the Kenai Area Fisherman’s Coalition, a group of pri...

    Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:13pm
  • The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies and Homer Council on the Arts have issued a call for art for  Ocean’s Lament, an unjuried exhibit of marine debris art to be show in July at HCOA. The exhibit is curated by Lynn Marie Naden. The submission deadline is June 21. Art work should be submitte...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:37pm

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