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Multi-talented classical violinist Rachel Barton Pine, who performs the Paganini Caprices in Fairbanks and Anchorage this week, is also a fan and performer of heavy metal.Mike Dunham
Hall mixes humor and mystery in a gripping fable of life and destiny as Martin Luther King is confronted by a peculiar hotel maid.Mike Dunham
The late Anchorage artist Hugh McPeck is remembered as a transformative teacher and "consummate trickster." Colleagues and students will honor his memory in an upcoming art show.Don Decker

The late Anchorage artist Hugh McPeck is remembered as a transformative teacher and "consummate trickster." Colleagues and students will honor his memory in an upcoming art show.

Don Decker
"Alone Together," the new jazz album by Rick Zelinsky and Melissa Bledsoe Fischer, may be the best album either of the two has ever produced. They'll feature pieces from the release in a concert at UAA on Feb. 8.Mike Dunham
Art, music and more happening this week in Anchorage. Mike Dunham
The Anchorage Symphony struggled to keep Mahler's enormous Fifth Symphony from growing tedious on Saturday night. But despite the weaknesses, the audience was thrilled.Mike Dunham
The guts of a bearded seal can be transformed into rain parkas and mittens, bags and drum heads, translucent skylights and artworks through ancient techniques passed on at a recent Smithsonian-backed community workshop in Bethel.Lisa Demer

The Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center and the Anchorage Museum hosted a workshop on gut sewing  Jan. 24-25 at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center in Bethel.

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Fairbanks-born cellist Dane Johansen, who performs with the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra this weekend, spent last summer walking across Spain and performing Bach suites in ancient churches while a film crew followed him to create a documentary.Mike Dunham