They got rhythm
Jazz master Herbie Hancock will join the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a celebration of the music of George Gershwin. Conductor Gustavo Dudamel sets the beat for "Rhapsody in Blue," "Cuban Overture" and pop hits like "Embraceable You" in a live concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall this Sunday, broadcast in Anchorage at 2 p.m. local time on the big screens of Century and Regal theaters.
As a teenager in Malawi, William Kamkwamba found an old library book describing how to make a wind generator. From makeshift parts, he assembled a machine that, for the first time, provided electricity to his village. The story became a best-selling book and acclaimed movie. Kamkwamba will speak in Anchorage at the Wilda Marston Theatre in Loussac Library at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Stop by and get some ideas. It's free -- like the wind.
"Proof," winner of the Pulitzer Prize for drama, is now being presented by Anchorage Community Theatre. The play concerns the family of a deceased mathematician as they grapple with life, emotions and what to do with their father's notebooks -- which may contain stupendous insights into the murkiest corners of math. Good drama, great humor -- with some adult language. Performances are 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday through April 1 at 1133 E. 70th Ave. Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for seniors/military/students, available by calling 868-4913 or online at www.actalaska.org.