UA professor emeritus of art Garry Kaulitz receives the $40,000 Distinguished Artist award from the Rasmuson Foundation, with other awards going to 35 other Alaskans.

Mike Dunham
“Sister Act,” a musical currently showing at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts, makes a habit of being funny.Vikram Patel
Disco, power ballads, intrigue -- and nuns gone wild. Anchorage Concert Association's last big musical of the year, "Sister Act," will play in Anchorage from May 12-17. Jeri Kopet
The opening sketch involved a woman who appeared to be fighting with her lover. But after the call, she confessed to a curious bystander that she had just been on the phone with GCI, much to the audience’s delight.Vikram Patel
Sisters bring the wildlife of Alaska's Copper River Delta to center stage with dance.Jane Spencer / The Cordova Times
Art made from thrift shop finds to be auctioned at Transformed Treasures, the Salvation Army's popular annual fundraiser, will go on display at a preview party Friday, May 1.Mike Dunham
Saturday, May 2, will be Independent Bookstore Day, and Palmer’s exemplary independent bookstore, Fireside Books, will host Heather Lende from Haines, author of “Find the Good;” “Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs” and “If You Lived Here, I’d Know Your Name.” Mike Dunham

The intention of Seeking the Source is to collect a history of the trail and the neighborhoods that surround it. Eight artists have converged to contribute in their own ways to mapping the trail.

Tara Young
A Bolshoi performer joins Alaska Dance Theatre staff, Stabenow and Dubus head for local writers conferences and winners of ACC's scholarship contest perform.Mike Dunham
The fossil of a bizarre shark with a "buzz saw" bite, found in the Brooks Range and lost for 29 years in the Smithsonian archives, is back in Alaska for an exhibit in Seward, thanks in part to the intervention of artist Ray Troll. Mike Dunham