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  • As hundreds of geese, dozens of cranes and a few shorebirds descended on Homer last weekend, and with the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival happening next week, it seems natural that this Friday’s art openings should feature art of birds and wildlife. Festival artist and naturalist MaryBee Kaufman h...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:19pm
  • Improvisational performer and teacher Martin Zeller offers a 5-hour improvisational theater workshop from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3:30 p.m. May 18 at the Art Barn, 1060 East End Road. The fee is $40 for the class. Zeller was the founder and director of Fresh Produce, an improv troupe, and was art...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:15pm
  • While there is no First Friday reception, Anchor Point artist Gary Sheridan will visit Cosmic Kitchen from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday for the opening of a show at the Pioneer Avenue restaurant, celebrating its 10th anniversary this month. Sheridan shows art in a variety of media, including photography....

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:15pm
  • To kick off the 21st annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival, “On the Wing,” a musical celebration of birds, holds its 10th annual performance at 8 p.m. May 9 at the Homer Theatre. Organized by musician Sunrise Sjoeberg with support from the Sourdough Bakery, the evening features original bird po...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:14pm
  • In the grand arc of Mark Robinson’s teaching and musical career, Johannes Brahms’ “Requiem” serves as a personal touchstone from singing it at age 15 in high school choir to conducting it in a new performance this week. “It’s a long history for me personally,” Robinson said of the chor...

    Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:12pm
  • Recently the Betster went up to Anchortown for a big journo conference. Periodic trips to Alaska's big city are worthwhile, if only to remind us of how awesome it is to live at the end of the road. The Betster always is stunned by how much the city keeps growing. At the University of Alaska Anchorag...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 4:38pm
  •   WHEN: June 14-18 WHERE: Land's End Resort Keynote speaker: Naomi Shihab Nye Cost: $375 through 5 p.m., May 4 $395 May 5 - June 14 Fee includes entry to all conference activities including opening dinner, workshops and luncheons. Post-conference workshop "Nature Across the Genres: Breathing th...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 2:40pm
  • Although the Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference won't happen until June 14 to 18 at Land's End Resort, the early registration deadline with discount rates ends at 5 p.m. May 4. Besides, in years when the conference has sold out, many writers have been disappointed who didn't register quickly. Registra...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 2:38pm
  • Reading Erin Coughlin Hollowell's first poetry collection, "Pause, Traveler," is like sipping single malt Scotch whisky, with its complicated and subtle tastes. Seasoned in New York and then matured in Alaska, the palate of her poetry evokes the nature writing of Robert Frost, the simplicity of Mari...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 2:31pm
  • "April is the cruellest month ..." –— T.S.Eliot And here we are enduring a very nasty April indeed. We have been given mostly snow today. Not bad, better than ice. I need you to be thinking about trees and shrubs. About planting them to soften your landscape; to add dimension and interest; to ma...

    Wed, 04/24/2013 - 12:26pm

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