Anchorage Concert Association, the state’s largest arts and entertainment presenter, is pleased to announce 13 more shows for its 2021/2022 season line-up: New gods of Irish music Lúnasa (Dec. 11), global guitar phenoms International Guitar Night (Jan 14-15), cutting edge comedians The Secon…

As the world turns, so does our understanding of the realities and falsehoods of the forces that spin our little ball of dirt around the solar system. As Anthony Kiedis put it, “the more I see, the less I know.”

Anchorage Community Theatre’s 69th season opens with FRANKENSTEIN: The Radio Play of Mary Shelley’s famous novel, written by Philip Grecian. The 1818 novel, which delves into human connection, hubris, and the ruthless pursuit of knowledge, is considered by many to be the first work in the ge…

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Anchorage’s Covid surge didn’t deter masked-art-aficionados from Amanda Thompson’s opening: ‘Odyssey’ at Snow City Café (thru November 3). Thompson resides in Indian, is the King Tech High School advertising art and design instructor, and grew up in the post-war oil boomtown of Anchorage whe…

Join the team of the ANC Zine Fair for an informal gathering at Bivy on Friday October 1,  2021 from 5 to 9 p.m.

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MANAGING FOR ACCOUNTABILITY; A Business Leader’s Toolbox

NEW YORK (AP) — After an off-season of some mystery involving several favorite performers, “Saturday Night Live” said it was returning for its 47th year this weekend with all but one of its incumbent cast members on board.

Being live onstage is Jane Lynch’s happy place.

Local ceramic artist, Emily Gelino-Bequette recently participated in a question and answer interview to discuss her craft, starting her own business, local creativity, and art as a whole.

We live in difficult, stressful times what with floods, droughts, humongous forest fires, and a pandemic that feels like a slow-moving apocalypse. Fear not! Gird your mental loins, so to speak, with a good book that will transport you to a calmer universe, or at least a different one. These …

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Netflix’s “The Crown” and “The Queen’s Gambit” combined with Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso” to sweep top series honors at the Sunday’s Emmy Awards, a first for streaming services that cemented their rise to prominence in the television industry.

When it comes to a dispensary doing everything right, Enlighten Alaska leads the way. A perfect location on Spenard with great parking options. Beautiful clean shop with awesome budtenders. Mercy helped me out with the aid of Sharina. Mercy really knows his stuff and I overheard Sharina help…

The Anchorage Concert Association’s presentation of the Piano Guys scheduled for September 18 at the Alaska Center for the Performing arts has been postponed until May 14, 2022, due to a positive test for COVID-19 in The Piano Guys organization. All previously purchased tickets will still be…

The rapidly escalating situation in Alaska is overwhelming our hospitals and endangering our neighbors. With The Pirates of Penzance rehearsals set to begin in less than a week we cannot in good conscience add fuel to the fire that is the Delta variant running rampant among us. Assembling it…

NEW YORK (AP) — A digital marquee in Times Square says it all: “The Wait Is Over.”

NEW YORK (AP) — Comedian Norm Macdonald, a former “Saturday Night Live” writer and performer who was “Weekend Update” host when Bill Clinton and O.J. Simpson provided comic fodder during the 1990s, has died.

The following is an excerpt from the Art Sleuth’s presentation at the Gangwon Triennale 2021, South Korea. Art critics are on the front lines of the aesthetic world, camera, and iPhone in hand, making instantaneous observations, to be pondered by art historians. Critics scrutinize exhibition…

Since the beginning of time – and even before the clock was invented – every workforce in every civilization and empire was exactly the same: 10% of the people were doing 90% of the work and 90% of the people were doing the remaining 10%.  Then things changed dramatically. Credit, or curse, …

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today granted full approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for individuals aged 16 years and older. The vaccine had previously been authorized under an emergency use authorization (EUA), which allowed the vaccine to be used during the pandemic whil…

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — Igor Vovkovinskiy, the tallest man in the United States, has died in Minnesota. He was 38.

PARIS (AP) — The remains of American-born singer and dancer Josephine Baker will be reinterred at the Pantheon monument in Paris, making the entertainer who is a World War II hero in France the first Black woman to get the country’s highest honor.

NEW YORK (AP) — Near the end of 2020, the pandemic had lasted long enough for author Jodi Picoult to try something that seemed unthinkable for novelists in its early stages — turn it into fiction. 

Caitlin M. S. Buxbaum is an Alaskan author and publisher who is published in a variety of genres. We met as a retired and a practicing educator at the Alaska Writing Project’s Coffee + Writing sessions a few years ago, and we’ve stayed in touch through the local writing scene. Buxbaum’s coll…

The art world is a big Triangle with artists like Jenny Saville on top, and aficionados like me who have home studios and exhibit on occasion, somewhere near the bottom.  Full time or half, it pays to know where you are on the Triangle. ‘Seven days in the Art World’ by Sarah Thornton, not on…

On a balmy Alaska Saturday I spent the day with three women artists: Gayla Ranf, Jodi Reeb, and Becky Stephan, who are not only aesthetically entrepreneurial, they enjoy melting wax. My morning began at Stephan Fine Art Gallery where I watched the three demonstrate Encaustics to tourists and…

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A five time Native American Music Award-winning band, Arizona based but Alaskan grown, Blackbird have become widely respected for celebrating and keeping Indigenous culture alive through their aptly named ‘Alter-Native’ Rock sound. Their latest single, ‘Backup’, captures just that -- the Alt…

On a balmy Alaska Saturday I spent the day with three women artists: Gayla Ranf, Jodi Reeb, and Becky Stephan, who are not only aesthetically entrepreneurial, they enjoy melting wax. My morning began at Stephan Fine Art Gallery where I watched the three demonstrate Encaustics to tourists and…

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Native Movement and UAF Department of Theatre and Film are collaborating on a new intensive filmmaking opportunity, and applications are being accepted now for the Alaska Native Filmmaker Intensive: Stories for Climate Justice. This is an all-expenses paid fellowship opportunity aimed to hel…

Most artists I know joke, that when having taken an art survey class, the discussion leaves Europe after Van Gogh--Post-Impressionism, maybe having sprinkled in some Max Beckmann--German Expressionism. Next, the professor would point the lecture ‘across the pond’ to New York City and America…

FOUR DAY WEEK By Anna Coote, Aidan Harper, Alfie Sterling, Polity Press 

NEW YORK (AP) — Long before there was fake news, there was a fake news show.

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What a thrill to be back at the ‘actual’ Anchorage Museum this July Fourth weekend, hearing ‘real’ voices from locals and tourists, cheerfully strolling while commenting about the art.  It felt like being awakened after a yearlong big nap, having experienced very bad nightmares. The exhibiti…

PARIS (AP) — Paris on Saturday was the only place to be for die-hard Jim Morrison fans.

“Objects of Desire,” by Clare Sestanovich (Alfred A. Knopf) 

America is slowly opening up but travel isn’t easy. Husband Dave and I flew across the US to hug our kids, whom we hadn’t seen, except on Zoom, in 18 months.  Airport security is at its grumpiest, which permeates throughout airport eateries and onto planes.  Rental cars are few. I saw a youn…

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Britney Spears, who turns 40 this year, speaks to a Los Angeles judge at her own request on Wednesday, she'll do it 13 years into a court-enforced conservatorship that has exercised vast control of her life and money. But what is a conservatorship, exactly?

NEW YORK (AP) — Fifteen months after shuttering for the pandemic, New York's Radio City Music Hall reopened its doors Saturday for the Tribeca Festival premiere of a new Dave Chappelle documentary for a full-capacity, fully-vaccinated audience.

Every year, Hollywood inevitably comes under criticism for its lack of racial diversity. But another lesser-known yet still pervasive problem also resurfaces: the lack of diversity in skin tone.

Four years ago, the North Carolina-based husband-and-wife writing team of Dennis and Christine McClure published ‘We Fought the Road’, which detailed the efforts and hardships experienced by African American soldiers who built the bulk of the highway that came to be known as the Al-Can.

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Their History is Our History on June, 17 2021 at 6:00 PM. There will be a post-show Q&A with the participants, facilitated by George Martinez, where online attendees will be able to ask questions in the chat. This production will be FREE to Cyrano's audiences. This presentation 

Lots to find at the Bird Creek Craft Fair. Metal garden and yard art. Fused glass window and wall hangings, vases, nightlights, plant stakes and more. Pottery mugs and bowls. Forged hooks, handles, racks, hatchets and Damascus knives. Handmade soaps. Wooden bowls. Paintings, prints and cards…

Spenard Jazz Fest, Anchorage’s beloved, home-grown music festival, kicks off its 14th season with a return to in-person music June 2-6. This year’s festival will feature live and live-streamed performances from the Anchorage Museum, The Nave (formerly Church of Love), Van’s Dive Bar and priv…

Erica Phillipsen creates one-of-a-kind keepsakes made from the ashes of loved ones or pets through her growing passion project, Alaska Cremation Keepsakes.

Anchorage Community Theatre’s presentation of Rand Higbee’s sci-fi comedy epic, Shaula: Queen of the Universe opens its second weekend with a Cosplay Night.

TRAFFIC NORTH: Crime on the Alaska/Russia Border