Arts

The director of Anchorage Opera's twin bill of "I Pagliacci" and "Sister Angelica" is also the director of a hit musical that's been filling houses in New York for the past two years. When's the last time that kind of heavy-hitter did a show in this town?Mike Dunham
A baritone who yearns to be a soprano. A wannabe prima donna who can't get past being a mere drama queen. A riding crop-snapping dominatrix who claims to have discovered Richard Strauss's setting of "I Love Little Pussy."Mike Dunham
Concerts for good causes are not news, but the upcoming jazz program headlined by Jeff Golub and Rick Braun caught our attention for several reasons.Mike Dunham
Two complex and contrasting pieces bookend the showcase of new work presented by the University of Alaska Anchorage Dance Ensemble this month.Mike Dunham
ARTS BRIEF: Dust off your head shots, actors: It's a big weekend for auditions in Anchorage.Maia Nolan-Partnow
Back from picking up a $50,000 Whiting Writers' Award and launching her first book at an event in New York, poet Joan Kane will read from her work starting at 5:30 p.m. today at the Alaska Native Arts Foundation gallery.
Anchorage Opera general manager Torrie Allen wants you -- yes, you! -- to love going to the opera.Maia Nolan-Partnow
Amanda Coolley spent a good part of her summer on an island in the South Pacific, but it was no vacation for the 25-year-old Fairbanksan.Jeff Richardson
In an ironic bi-lingual pun, the title of the evening-length performance that the Lakota Sioux Indian Dance Theatre will present in Anchorage is the same as the instructions for what you need to do in order to see the show.Mike Dunham
While in Washington state on family business last week, I swung into the Seattle Art Museum to see something exceedingly rare: real drawings by Michelangelo.Mike Dunham