Former residents’ movie featured in DocFest

Laurel and Doug Epps are debuting their first documentary, “Soul Resonance” in the Homer Theatre’s DocFest this week.
The first showing of Soul Resonance is 8 p.m. Saturday, with a marimba jam to follow. In conjunction with the local marimba bands, Zimbabwean musician Tendai Muparutsa will perform. The second showing will be 4 p.m. Tuesday. The Epps will be at both showings to meet people and answer questions.
“There is a deep spiritual aspect to the ancient music that seems to resonate with the souls of people who hear it,” Laurel said.

This year’s basket burning includes fire-breathing salmon

Volunteers have been at work since Sunday creating a basket to be burned Sept. 18, at Mariner Park at the base of the Homer Spit.
A headquarters tent was erected and materials that had already been gathered to begin the seven-day process were delivered to the site. On hand are refreshments for workers who are out gathering more materials and weaving them into the structure.
Under the direction of homer public art facilitator, Mavis Muller, volunteers will be working on the basket noon to 5 p.m. daily. Muller started the Homer Burning Basket Project in 2004 and facilitates the event in the autumn every year.

­­Friday performance to blend music and wildlife

Andres and Navino Condon will perform nature-inspired music and Persian poet Rumi’s works accompanied by a slideshow of wildlife photographs taken by Mary Frische and Tom Callopy at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Center auditorium starting at 8 p.m. Friday.
Asia Freeman of the Bunnell Street Art Gallery arranged for the appearance and provided information about the Condons, supplemented by a Tribune interview with the pair at the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center Friday.

Pier One Theatre presents ‘Moon over Buffalo’

Called a “love note to theater” by one critic, Moon over Buffalo takes the audience backstage to experience the personal interaction of actors. Pier One Theatre will present this play for three weekends, beginning Friday.
The play is set in 1953, the end of the era of touring classical repertory theater. Actors George (Ken Lanfield) and Charlotte (Margaret Quarton) carry on despite small audiences and their inappropriate roles as young lovers in two classic plays.

Youth stage Shakespeare at Pier One Theatre

With Clara Noomah directing, Pier One Youth will perform “The Tempest,” William Shakespeare’s last and, perhaps, strangest play, this Friday and Saturday at Pier One Theatre on the Homer Spit.
“This play has stormy themes of power, slavery and revenge and this Youth Theatre production confronts these issues head on,” Director Noomah said. “With almost two months of rehearsal, the cast has had time to explore these issues and give the play their own unique sense of humor and wonder.

Pier one stages two plays, three nights

Playwright Nancy Chastain’s “The Answer” poses some big questions. Chastain also directs her play which is one of two being presented three evenings, back to back. The other is “Flip” written by Kate Rich and directed by Dick Sanders.
In “The Answer” the two actors, Carolyn (played by Marsha Lynn) and Ann (Marla McPherson) are long-time friends in their mid-50s who share secrets. Carolyn had an affair with Ann’s son (who is half her age),

Chautauqua brings parades, music, circus acts

The Seattle-based New Old Time Chautauqua, coming to Homer Friday and Saturday, blends juggling, magic, folk and new music, acrobatic dance, circus, Sousa marches and hula-hoops.
The event starts with two parades Friday. The first one starts at 5 p.m. on the Spit and the second one is slated for 6 p.m. to wend down Pioneer Avenue and conclude at the WKFL park across from city hall.

Concert on the Lawn shines

By Randi Somers Homer Tribune Two days of sunshine and popular musicians brought record crowds to Karen Hornaday Park Saturday and Sunday to soak up reggae, rock,folk and more from 15 bands at KBBI public radio’s the 32nd annual Concert on the Lawn. Lounging on blankets, dancing on the grass, singing along with familiar tunes, […]

KBBI ready for Concert on the Lawn weekend

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 stages classic musical comedy

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.

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