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  • Confucius once said that if you do what you love then you never have to work a day in your life. Clearly Confucius didn’t have an adorable grandson moving from Alaska to Wyoming. He probably didn’t have a mortgage, either. Such is the life of Homer’s Johnny B. — a professional piano player, ...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 1:40pm
  • Sailors have been coming to the shores of Kachemak Bay for, well, who knows how long. Riding the waves, moved along by the current, driven by the wind.  Only makes sense a club and races would follow. The front page of the Aug. 17, 1967, Homer News carried the headline, “Sailing Club for Home...

    Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:27pm
  • Jo Going’s solo exhibit, “Reliquary,” opens June 27 at the Pratt Museum. In her show, Going said she asks the question, “How does one define the sacred, approach the mysterium tremendum, and place into a historical and comparative context the human impulse to understand and experience the sp...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 4:02pm
  • Local film maker Michael Walsh convenes local and visiting movie makers for a screening of recent work 8 p.m. Friday at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Films and digital video will be shown by artist Annie Bailey, Miriam Elizondo, Bjorn Olsen, Fabrice Serriere, John Whittier and Walsh. For more informat...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:59pm
  • White Eagle Medicine Woman conducts a Grandmother Drum “prayerformance” from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Homer United Methodist Church. The 7-foot, Alaska built, crystal inlaid drum is the centerpiece of an afternoon of song, dance, drum meditation, ceremony and community celebration. The prayerform...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:57pm
  • A colorful collection of local and international talent is flooding into Seldovia for the 14th annual Seldovia Arts Council’s Summer Solstice Music Festival, filling the small town with dance, music, workshops, art and performances.  The festivities start today, kicked off with the traditiona...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:52pm
  • For her keynote address at the start of this year’s Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, writer Alice Sebold titled her talk, “Guts, Glory and Absolute Confusion: Embracing the Chaos of the Creative Process.” She just as easily could have called it, “Godzilla, Nerds and Trauma,” for that wa...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:47pm
  • Alaska has two seasons, the old joke goes: winter and road construction. We all know about road construction. You can’t go hardly anywhere in the state without running into some sort of repaving, unpaving or widening project. Seasoned summer travelers know to take a big fat book with them on trips...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:39pm
  • On June 6 for Mary Epperson Day, artists Judy Wynn and Laura and Jennifer Norton once again transformed Epperson’s Etude Studio. A swirling keyboard and other designs decorate it. Etude hasn’t always been a music studio, and since its start as a small trailer in the 1950s, has been a house and s...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 12:40pm
  • Mysterious weather. On Sunday morning, with rain threatening, I watered. Even though we had a deluge the day before the ground really isn’t all that wet. Go look. Stick your finger down in there and see what you come up with. It is still dry.  So watering is on my agenda. The gray sky did not...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 12:18pm

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