Homer Features

  • “The Clean House,” Pier One Theatre’s latest play, opens this weekend, with shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the theater on the Homer Spit. Written by Sarah Ruhl, it’s the third Ruhl play at Pier One in the past four years, including “Dead Man’s Cell Phone” and “Eury...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 1:58pm
  • The Holy Santos Gang has just released its first full-length album, “Twain.” After four years as a group, an extended play recording and an award-winning music video at the Fairbanks Film Festival, Rudy Multz, Steve Collins, Dylan Smith and Joel Mosier have taken a solid foundation of songs to t...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 1:49pm
  • “I think it’s a genetic thing,” says Sharon Friesen Schulz with a smile. “My mother, daughter and I are all singers and songwriters.”  As a child, Schulz and her mother sang together for family, and at age 63, Schulz’s mother and aunt made a CD of yodeling cowboy music.  “I w...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 1:46pm
  • It is a tad difficult to be upbeat when the majority of the plants in my perennial beds are dead. I will consider this an opportunity. A chance to correct some irksome mistakes. A chance to simplify.  Those gorgeous Black Knight Pacific Giant delphiniums that have been thriving along the railin...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 4:57pm
  • The Homer Arts and Culture Alliance sponsors an Online Art Application Workshop  with Shannon Daut  from 1-3 p.m. June 17 at the gallery. Executive director of the Alaska State Council on the Arts, Daut presents a short workshop on how to use CaFE, the online application website. She als...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 4:52pm
  • Registration is going on now for music and circus camps sponsored by the Homer Council on the Arts. From June 17-21 and June 24-27, and in association with Bluegrass Camps for Kids and Andrew Vait, several bluegrass and rock camps are held at West Homer Elementary School. Camps offered include Blueg...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 4:51pm
  • Now in its second weekend, “Up” continues at Pier One Theatre on the Homer Spit. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. “In ‘Up,’ playwright Bridget Carpenter walks a veritable tightrope between fiction and reality. The character of Walter Griffin is fictional. H...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 4:51pm
  • Whether they come from reading Jack London novels, watching “Bering Sea Gold” or just hearing snippets of Sarah Palin’s speeches, most visitors to Alaska arrive with a set of expectations. The state has a reputation for abundant wildlife, extreme weather, people who prize ingenuity and a willi...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 4:50pm
  • While gathering coal on Mariner’s beach with her husband and friends one day in 1976, Judy Winn of Homer found a curious piece of — something.  “I sort of wandered and was beachcombing and found it in the rocks,” said Winn of spotting the object that was about 20 inches long, seven inch...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 4:06pm
  • If you had taken a three-week vacation recently and just gotten back in town, you might wonder if you missed a plane somewhere. Where is all the snow? Why are all the people wearing shorts? And what is all that green stuff? Yup, that’s Alaska in spring time. Remember May 18 when it snowed 3 inches...

    Wed, 06/05/2013 - 2:39pm

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