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Ice carvers participating in the Crystal Gallery of Ice event got to work in Town Square on Saturday morning, Jan. 10.

Marc Lester
“Dralion” will bring acrobats, aerialists, clowns and more to Fairbanks and Anchorage for the last shows in its 15-year run.Jeri Kopet

The impetus for “Stories Fading Fast,” an exhibit of ghostly photos of derelict Alaska mining sites, came from an old map of the Fairbanks area. “I was looking at this thing and realized it showed all kinds of small communities that are not around any more,” said photographer J. Jason Lazarus.

Mike Dunham

First Fridays of note for January, 2015

Mike Dunham

As the curtain comes down on the 2014 theater season, two monologues are among the works that have stuck with me. 

Mike Dunham
Synesthesia Artist Collective will present “Flowers For Algernon,” a stage version of the science-fiction classic (which seems a little less like fiction now).Mike Dunham
Artist Rockwell Kent's son Rocky would consider his months on Alaska's Fox Island perhaps the best time in his life. The experience was also life-changing for Kent, as the art and book he produced there finally gave him the fame and recognition he had craved.Doug Capra
Although this production does about as much as it can with the play, “The Ice-Breaker” ultimately doesn’t give us any new insight, any urgent message about climate change.Egan Millard
"Crimes of the Heart" won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1981 and remains a witty piece of entertainment, but ACT's current production reveals that the chick flick for stage is showing its age.Mike Dunham
Jill Bess's new play "Simple Melody" will receive a staged reading. Dane Johansen, who is from Fairbanks and now on faculty at Julliard, will talk about his 500-mile pilgrimage along the route known as El Camino de Santiago. Johansen carried a cello and gave concerts along the way. Mike Dunham