While today’s readers carry a shorter attention span in America’s high-speed culture, the “brick and mortar” of books likely won’t go away soon.
That was one of the messages at the 10th-Annual Kachemak Bay Writers Conference talk “Where’s Writing Going?” on Sunday, as publishers, agents and writers gathered to discuss ways for writers to find themselves a home in the future of literary publishing.
After enchanting audiences for three nights at Alice’s Champagne Palace in late April, Pier One opens its theater on the Spit for a three-week run of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.”
The show starts Memorial Day Weekend, May 28, 29 and 30.
This weekend, Pier One Theatre celebrates Shakespeare’s 446th birthday at Alice’s Champagne Palace with a preview production of the classic comedy. “Much Ado About Nothing.” The evening also marks the directorial debut of BobbieLee Briggs, technical director at Pier One since 1998.
In 2005, Melissa Bledsoe Fischer took top honors in the Anchorage Press Picks as the Alaska city’s “best singer.” Four years later, she returned to claim “Best Local Solo Act” by those same readers.
So what’s her secret?
Some 50 visitors from around the state will be in Homer this weekend for the Steel Tip Tourney and Masters Regional Dart Tournament. It’s the second time in recent years the statewide event is being held in Kachemak Bay.
“They will be coming from Nome, Anchorage, all over the state. We’re hoping for a good turnout this year,” said organizer Colt Belmonte of the Homer Dart League. “We’re hoping the hotels come through with special rates for the darters. Events like this really boost winter tourism. We’re really fortunate to get it here.”
As Christmas draws closer, searching display cases for the newest digital and electronic gadgets might seem a daunting task to those on the low end of the high-tech scale. Fortunately, there are people adept – and available – to weigh in on what all these gadgets are and what they do.
The Homer Tribune consulted with techie experts, such as our own Ryan Ridge and the folks over at TechConnect, to help us embark on a quest to check out what came after VHS movies and cassette tapes.
The Homer High School Choir has undertaken an ambitious slate of fundraisers to gain money for a trip to Germany over spring break, culminating in an evening of “Germanfest” Saturday at the Elks Lodge.
A group of students at West Homer Elementary also are working hard to raise money for an end-of-the school year trip to Anchorage involving visits to the Imaginarium, the Alaska Heritage Center and other adventures along the way. They are planning a showing of the newly released movie “Up,” made by the same folks who brought “Toy Story” and “Monsters Inc.”
Dozens of people gathered around cocktails in a cozy lounge, safe from the stormy, sullen sea scrubbing rocks clean below – sound like “Dark Shadows?”
No. This is a more immediate experience than that provided by a television show. Keith and Margo’s Mystery Weekend presents “A Homer Alaska Weekend to Kill For” Friday through Sunday at Land’s End Resort, and Homer people are invited to take part as the plot thickens.
Fright night this year is attracting a lot of attention from local groups apparently out to help young and old alike seek a range of activities from the perfectly safe, to the celebratory fall rituals of All Hallows Eve.
The holiday offers a great chance to have some costumed and candied fun, as well as bring attention to worthy causes.
A haunted ship filled with the ghosts of dead sailors from seas past is a frightening prospect for anyone who happens upon it.
And while scaring old ladies and small children isn’t usually what the U.S. Coast Guard prides itself on, that’s precisely what makes the “Haunted Hickory” so much fun for the crew of 50 U.S. Coast Guardsmen in Homer stationed aboard it. It’s a chance to share the familiar nooks and narrow decks of their ship with the public in a rare glimpse meant to frighten the daylights out of grown men and women.