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Story last updated at 1:40 PM on Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Arts Briefs

Homer Theatre announces Doc Fest awards

The Homer Theatre has announced the winners of the ninth annual Homer Documentary Film Festival. The winners are:

• Forget-Me-Not Audience Award: "Samsara."

"By far the audience favorite. This magnificent visual-ensemble was a truly Homer type of film," said Mac Sutton for the theater.

• Golden Puffin Jury Prize Award: "House I Live In"

"Best overall documentary, a very well-constructed and edited film loaded with painfully true information; a real eye-opener," Sutton said.

• Eagle Award for Best Director: "Waiting Room"

"From up and coming documentary director Peter Nicks, this was a raw, fast-paced look at 24 hours in an emergency room; excellent cinematography," Sutton said.

Students, orchestra to perform concert

This fall, through Carnegie Hall's Link Up program, the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra has been linking up with Kenai Peninsula students to explore orchestral repertoire. KPO artistic director Tammy Vollum-Matturro does a residency at McNeil Canyon Elementary School and Sue Biggs, KPO concertmaster, does a residency at Redoubt Elementary School, Soldotna. Nine members of the Homer Youth String Orchestra Club also have been learning music to play with the orchestra. The students will perform with the orchestra at its fall concert at 2 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Kenai Central High School auditorium and 2 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Homer Mariner Theatre.