Arts Briefs – August 14

Pratt hosts book signings
Former Homer resident Cherry Jones will sign and read excerpts from her new book, “Myths and Mysteries of Alaska: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained,” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pratt Museum.
From stories of the “Hairy Man,” to the unsolved “Cache Creek Murders,” 12 compelling true stories keep readers engaged throughout the book of Alaska mysteries.
Jones will also read from her earlier book, “More than Petticoats: Remarkable Alaska Women.” This book profiles the lives of 12 spirited women who arrived in territorial Alaska by birth, choice or chance with a determination and an independent spirit that still inspires new generations.

Saturday ‘Slugs’ signing
Also on Saturday, the Pratt will showcase a children’s book by Homer author Marianne Schlegelmilch.



The book is illustrated by another Homer talent, Maggie Winston. “Slugs Forever!” is a lighthearted tale of challenges and hopes, problems and solutions, conflicts and resolution. It offers the lesson that, no matter how small or insignificant you are, everyone matters.
All proceeds from book sales go to the Independent Living Center in Homer.

More music
Down East Saloon is bringing a number of bands to town in August, offering a variety of entertainment that’s sure to please even the most discriminating of listeners.
This Saturday, Aug. 17, the Down East presents “Off the Cuff” at 9 p.m. Come dance away your blues.
Thursday, Aug. 23, brings the fresh sound of Homer’s own “The Bishops” at 8 p.m.
The Down East presents, “Brown Chicken Brown Cow.”  Friday, August 23, 9:00 p.m. Down home bluegrass music you can enjoy on or off the dance floor.
Down East Saloon proudly brings back 907 band Saturday, August 24, 9:00 p.m. Can be compared to the Allman Brothers.

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