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  • University of Alaska Fairbanks visiting professor and poet Sean Hill does a poetry reading at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Hill also conducts a three-day workshop, “Poetry, Postcards, Personae and Pantoums” from 6-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Kachemak Bay Campus. Re...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:32am
  • As part of Blues in the School, a Homer Council on the Arts program offered during Black History Month, blues musician Michael “Hawkeye” Herman visits lower Kenai Peninsula schools through March 5. He also performs at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Homer Council on the Arts. Tickets are $5 youth, $10 HC...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:31am
  • Colors of Homer, a student-directed organization that promotes the creativity of Homer youth, holds an event from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at K-Bay Caffe. Colors of Homer events are designed to be a laid-back, coffeehouse-style, non-audition talent show. Acts can include musical performances, visual art d...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:31am
  • In the culture of Guinea, a west African nation of about 11 million people and half the size of Alaska, music and dance can be found everywhere. At naming ceremonies, weddings, funerals and even when someone arrives at the airport, drummers, dancers and musicians play. “Music, dance and drumming i...

    Thu, 02/20/2014 - 11:30am
  • Editor’s note: With 2014 marking the Homer News’ 50th anniversary, it’s the perfect time to look at Homer’s past. This weekend marks the 54th anniversary of the Anchor Point Snow Rondi, a festival with close ties to the Homer Winter Carnival.  ...

    Wed, 02/19/2014 - 4:02pm
  • Commercial and recreational fishermen in the United States are hoping that an amendment to the Magnuson-Stevens Act will address a misnaming issue that has unjustly penalized the fishing industry. The proposed amendment is contained in the draft, called Strengthening Fishing Communities and Increasi...

    Wed, 02/19/2014 - 1:33pm
  • As has now become apparent, the Betster has only been posing as a smart-aleck social adviser and in reality works as a secret instigator of weather. How else to explain why when the B. writes about weather, any weather, shazam! the whole world turns upside down?...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 6:42pm
  • In response to a call for proposals for its ArtPlace America grants for Old Town Artist in Residence and Old Town Public Art, Bunnell Street Arts Center received more than 140 applications. Six groups of artists have been selected for the residencies and public art projects. They are: • Ibrahima ...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 6:32pm
  • Kenai Peninsula photograph Joe Kashi holds an opening reception of his new exhibit, “Homer Beach Ebb Tide” from 5-6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in Pioneer Hall’s Campus Commons. Kashi presents full-color spectrum photos that hold an overall ambience reminiscent of traditional black and white photographs. ...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 6:32pm
  • As part of an Old Town Artist in Residence, drummer Soriba Fofana and dancer Shelly Fofana visit for a month of drum and dance workshops Feb. 8 to March 8. From Guinea, West Africa, Soriba Fofana plays the djembe and dundun drums. With his partner, Shelly Fofana, they will teach the many facets of G...

    Wed, 02/12/2014 - 6:32pm

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