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  • Quiet Place Lodge and the Homer Foundation present Halibut Cove Live, a music and dining series held weekends in July at the lodge in Halibut Cove. All concerts include transportation to the lodge, meals prepared by local and Alaska chefs, and music. Tickets are $160 per person and benefit the Homer...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 2:10pm
  • One of the treats of the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference comes the opening Friday of the five-day event when the keynote writer or poet does a post-banquet speech. In the 12 years of the conference, talks have ranged from treatises on the meaning of literature to stand up comedy. Often, writers o...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 2:09pm
  • Through its Old Town AIR, or Artist in Residence, program, Bunnell Street Arts Center offers opportunities for visiting artists to create art for the area around the arts center and the Old Town neighborhood.  The art projects will be part of a neighborhood effort to address issues like speedin...

    Wed, 06/19/2013 - 2:09pm
  • George Overpeck and Trace Carlos live for extreme sports in Alaska, but it’s not snow they crave — but wind and water.  This year they are organizing and instructing kiteboarding at Homer KiteFest 2013. It’s been six years since Homer’s first kite festival, and each year more and more k...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 3:14pm
  • “A screaming comes across the sky,” starts Thomas Pynchon’s “Gravity’s Rainbow.” Pynchon wrote about V-2 rockets in London during World War II, but here at Latitude 59 degrees and some change, that scream you hear is the collective shout of 5,000 winter hardened citizens facing the prosp...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 1:50pm
  • The 12th annual Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference opens Friday at Land’s End Resort. Public events include a reading by keynote speaker Naomi Shihab Nye at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Mariner Theatre and public readings by presenting faculty at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Alice’s Champagne Palace and 7:30 p...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 1:01pm
  • The Fairbanks 2014 Arctic Winter Games host society is holding a theme song contest. Song writers are invited to submit songs that reflect the “Great Spirit-Northern Dreams” of the games, to be held in Fairbanks in March of 2014. The Arctic Winter Games is a week-long international sports and cu...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 1:00pm
  • The Homer Council on the Arts seeks vendors and performers for its annual Street Faire, to be held 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 20 on Hazel Avenue by the Homer Public Library. Performance artists including singer- songwriters, groups, dancers, jugglers, magicians and others are invited. Alaska artists also a...

    Wed, 06/12/2013 - 12:59pm
  • “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 - 12:58pm
  • 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 - 12:49pm

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