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As the earth shook Thursday, Anchorage sculptor Rebecca Lyon nervously watched the swaying pole critical to the outcome of the biggest art piece of her career, “Transformation,” a vision that required years of planning, collaboration and paperwork before it could be raised at Westchester Lagoon. 

Mike Dunham
Artists from Obihiro, Japan, recently traveled to Seward to give their Alaska sister city a new mural. Mike Dunham
Fabric art at the museum, Latin guitar music at UAA and an anthropologist lecture about CSI are part of the cultural offerings in Anchorage this week.Mike Dunham
The artistic quality of Ted Herlinger's past work is uneven, but always thoughtful, sincere and edgy. His style and media are all over the map, even off-road -- always irreverent and anti-establishment.Don Decker
This quirky yet realistic play requires razor-sharp acting, which the performers in the current production at Cyrano’s deliver.Mike Dunham
Flutist (and former East High track star) Ceylon Narvelle Mitchell II, the Anchorage Festival of Music’s 2014 Young Alaskan Artist Award winner, will present his award recital at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 14, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.Mike Dunham
Art happenings in the Anchorage area the week of July 18Mike Dunham
A mysterious and dreamlike quality infuses the work of Lisa Ballard. The Anchorage artist and musician will have a solo show, “The Places In-Between,” at the International Gallery of Contemporary Art this month. Mike Dunham

The touring production of "Les Miserables," playing at the Atwood Concert Hall through Oct. 26, mostly delivers on its promise of extravagant excitement.

Egan Millard
The Anchorage Concert Association's production of "Les Miserables," playing at the Atwood Concert Hall through Oct. 26, mostly delivers on its promise of extravagant excitement.Egan Millard

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Legalizing marijuana won't ruin Alaska

OPINION: I don't approve of marijuana use for myself or my family, but I don't believe the dire warnings of those advocating to keep pot illegal in contradiction of the principles of liberty our country and state were founded on.Arthur Keyes