A superb performance of Schubert's Cello Quintet starts the 2015-16 concert season in stunning fashion.Mike Dunham
Winter is fast approaching, but a dazzling onslaught of performing and fine art events is waiting in the wings to see us through to spring. Mike Dunham

"Nerds," makers and anime fans combine in their geekdom to prep for the 2015 Senshi-Con, Anchorage’s anime-inspired movie, gaming, and graphic novel convention. 

Tara Young
Colony High in Palmer has the only high school marching band in Alaska. They're preparing for the Grand National competition in Indiana, the first time the 49th state has made an appearance at the event considered the highest-level high school marching band competition in the world.Mike Dunham
The local debut of several excellent actors is a highlight of "Tribes," a play about deafness and a sometimes hilariously dysfunctional family now showing at Cyrano's.Mike Dunham
The claim that until the formation of the National Endowment for the Arts, art was only for the "elites," flounders on recollections of Alaska 50 years ago, a life without regular plumbing but surrounded by art.Mike Dunham
The picturesque town of Homer is the site of a long-running film festival that concentrates on showing the best of documentaries each year.Mike Dunham

Mavis Muller’s temporary community art project Burning Basket weaves together local organic materials from the coastal environment of Homer for an event marking the end of summer.

Tara Young
The Alaska Airlines Autumn Classics chamber music series opened on Friday with an impressive program of weighty masterworks. But the performance in general was not as impassioned or inspired as I recall hearing in previous years.Mike Dunham