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Story last updated at 3:09 PM on Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Arts Briefs

'A Comedy Cocktail Party' raises funds for nonprofits

"A Comedy Cocktail Party," a medley of musical skits from the folks who did "Old Songs & Duct Tape, Lipstick and Chapstick," starts July 5 at Alice's Champagne Palace and runs 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday in July and in September.

Described as "the live Homer version of your favorite TV reruns," the revue looks at what happens when old television favorites collide into some of Homer's favorite people, places and things, "like 'The Love Boat' meets 'The Deadliest Catch,'" said director Sally Oberstein.

Proceeds from each week's show benefit local nonprofits, including the Pratt Museum, Homer Council on the Arts, Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, KBBI, Homer Chamber of Commerce and the Kachemak Bay Equestrian Association.

Truckstop Darlin' returns

Portland's Truckstop Darlin' returns to Alaska and Homer for another summer tour. The alt-country band plays at 9 p.m. Saturday at Kharacter's; admission is free.

Of its self-titled debut album, Twang Nation said, "Truckstop Darlin' know they're unrefined and take pride in stories well told, the hard beauty of sentimentality and the ragged craft of a well executed rock song ... A great new band that just crossed my radar. Reminds me of early Uncle Tupelo and The Whipsaws."

For its second Alaska tour, Truckstop Darlin' has just released a new album, "Hope and the Heart it Breaks," and will perform music from it.

Booths available for Street Faire

Vendors can apply now for booth space at the annual Homer Council on the Arts Street Faire, to be held July 21 on Hazel Avenue between Safeway and the Homer Public Library. Corner booths, middle booths and food booths are available. HCOA members receive a special discount.

For more information and applications, visit www.homerart.org, call 235-4288 or stop by the office at 333 W. Pioneer Ave.