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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
Sergei Khrushchev, the late premier’s son, will be in Anchorage next week to deliver the keynote address at the Cold War Conference and Nike Veterans Reunion, Sept. 4-6. Mike Dunham
The suicide of Robin Williams earlier this month sent staffers scrambling to find out whether or not the actor/comic had ever performed in Anchorage, like maybe back in the pipeline days. There weren't newspaper records of him stopping over in town, but a 2010 interview with Decca Aitkenhead in The Guardian suggested that movie-making in Alaska had something to do with his resumption of drinking after 20 years on the wagon.Mike Dunham
High tech art, aviators of yesteryear and a champagne book launch in Anchorage. Mike Dunham
Dauenhauer, who came to Alaska  in the late 1960s, made important contributions to the preservation of Tlingit lore and language. He also was a respected poet and former Alaska poet laureate.Mike Dunham

Three Guys No Wood opened its doors in Soldotna four summers ago, but it has come a long way -- geographically. The idea originated in the Arctic community of Barrow, where the climate is less kind to woodworking.

Megan Edge

On Aug. 8, Anchorage Community Works marked its first anniversary. The artist co-op, housed in a 5,000-square-foot facility by Ship Creek, hosts artist studios and served as a venue for concerts and other special events. 

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The gray front of the metal two-story warehouse-type building on Ship Creek looks plain enough, surrounded by gravel parking areas with a cluster of utility boxes lining the wall next to the main entrance. But you never know what you’ll find behind the door.Mike Dunham