From it’s humble beginning in a tiny studio on Lake Street with a concert across the street in the yard of the Yah Shure bar, KBBI Public Radio has grown into a major force in the community and its concert has become an annual rite of summer.
All grown up and mostly homegrown, KBBI’s 32nd Annual Concert on the Lawn is Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31 at Karen Hornaday Park.
Pier One Theatre brings “A Little Shop of Horrors,” starring some of Homer’s favorite performers and some newcomers, to the stage two more weekends.
The rock musical comedy by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman is about a hapless florist who inadvertently raises a plant that feeds on human blood and graduates to human flesh.
The Alibi is adding new spice to the downtown club options. Newly renovated, the club has also expanded the menu to include hot pots, a Mexican menu, salads and a variety of appetizers.
Located at 453 E. Pioneer Avenue, The Alibi is upgrading the nightclub scene.
To celebrate, they are setting up a big tent as an outdoor beer garden and bringing reggae singer Pato Banton in to perform there Friday night.
After preparing during a three-week theatre camp, 14 youth are performing a set of skits, some of their own creation and some based on classic works, this weekend at Pier One Theatre.
“From cheese shops with no cheese to passionate public speaking to puppets trying to sell you things and a small yet persistent feline with possible murderous intent, this year’s show promises to be – at the very least – unmissable and massively entertaining,” Director Clara Noomah said, adding that the evening showcases the dizzying creativity of some of Homer’s finest young actors.
As James Quinlan lay terminally ill in the Homer hospital, his grandchildren hung a new show of his works at Homer Council on the Arts in his honor. Quinlan died Sunday evening.
An ardent proponent of peace, fairness and justice, Quinlan’s works, boldly impressionistic, reflect his world views.
The 12th annual Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival, featuring performances and workshops by numerous musicians including headliners from Los Angeles and Santa Fe, starts Thursday.
Participatory fun starts en route to Seldovia Thursday as the headliners conduct a song circle aboard the M/V Tustumena ferry which leaves Homer harbor at 11:45 a.m. Then that evening, visitors will be invited to participate on open mic at 8 p.m. for performers who are not in the festival line up.
Pier One Theatre is featuring singer/songwriter folk rock performer Johann Wagner from Austin Texas at Alice’s Champagne Palace this weekend.
Pier One Artistic Director Lance Petersen said that Austin is a great music town and they travel there often to visit their son who lives there. “We came across this guy and he’s the genuine deal. We liked him and invited him. Austin’s the epicenter of the music scene down there. Every little coffee shop has a stage. We think it would be cool if we could have a trickle of musicians from Austin coming up here to perform year-round,” Petersen said.
Wanted: Beat poets, rappers, dancers, singers, actors and musicians for a professional variety show that appeared for many years on the Homer Mariner Stage as the World Cafe.
Planners are starting now to put the pieces together to bring back this beloved variety show that for many years helped pull Homer folks out of the winter doldrums. Set for February, “Out of the Woodwork,” is meant to reinspire old and inspire new generations to join with other artists for a chance to mentor, be mentored or supremely entertained by Homer’s trademark quality artists.
If a good working definition of life equates it with “energy in motion,” then a new dance dividing the five rhythms of creativity might help understand what those motions are and how they meld together to unblock the creative force.
A unique dance troop formed from Tlingit-Haida tribes bring their songs and stories to Homer this weekend to help celebrate a gathering hosted by the Pratt Museum and Kachemak Bay tribes.
The group’s leader, Hazel Tumulak, tells of the places where songs and stories emerged because both are tightly connected to their sources in clans.