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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
The radio-plays, the ears-only theater of yesteryear, is making a comeback. Two companies will present radio plays tweaked for modern audiences in Anchorage this week.Mike Dunham
Photos by Alaska photographer James Barker offer a rare insider's look at the historic Selma civil rights march 50 years ago. Barker recounts his experience and discusses the photos, which are the subject of two upcoming exhibits in the Lower 48. Mike Dunham
One of the most-successful portions of Dashiell Hammett's life took place in the wet, windy, all-but-written-off Aleutian Islands, a place that Hammett, in contrast to the many thousands of troops who served there in WWII, actually loved. For them, he and his staff produced a lively newspaper.  Peter Porco
Noa Raviv, whose designs created with 3-D printers are the talk of the fashion world, will speak in Anchorage on Jan. 23.Mike Dunham
"Merry Widow" comes to the big screen and civil rights leader comes to Anchorage.Mike Dunham
"Dralion" is a jaw-dropping, all-ages spectacle, but not much of a story. Donna Freedman

For the first time ever, Cirque du Soleil has landed in Anchorage. Its east-meets-west-themed show “Dralion” is in town this week, with a cast of over 50 artists -- acrobats, musicians, clowns, dancers, singers, aerialists and more. 

 

Tara Young
Atwood Concert Hall will double as a silent-era movie house at 8 p.m. on Saturday when the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra presents two comic films from the 1920s.Mike Dunham
Alaskans will enjoy this show greatly, even without a profound message, or maybe without any message at all. It's just good old get-your-money’s-worth entertainment.Mike Dunham