Arts

A double concerto receiving its world premiere by the Anchorage Symphony is said to have been inspired by the snowboarders and skiers at Alyeska ResortMike Dunham
An upcoming writers conference in Homer will feature former U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winner Natasha Trethewey.Mike Dunham
Anchorage Opera's production of tango master Astor Piazzolla's "Maria de Buenos Aires" is perplexing, but the music is terrific.Mike Dunham
"Maria de Buenos Aires," a unique melding of tango and opera, has its Alaska debut this week.Mike Dunham
Alaska’s big battles have tended to be puny by world standards, with limited ramifications outside the local area. Mike Dunham
Kurt Vonnegut's only play, "Happy Birthday, Wanda June," shows both his strengths as a comic writer and his limitations in translating those strengths to theater; but the current production is highly enjoyable, thanks to a fine cast.Mike Dunham
"Maria de Buenos Aires" is a wildly passionate musical allegory for tango itself that includes local tango dancers adding to the colorMike Dunham
The winning entry in a Norwegian film contest by two former rural Alaska journalists touches on the complexities and challenges of life in the only Arctic U.S. state -- framed around the climate, the people and the economy -- all in under three minutes.Lisa Demer
The Russian ship that bombarded the Tlingit defenders in the battle of Sitka disappeared without a trace after it was cursed by a shaman. Now archaeologists think they’ve found the camp of those who survived the wreck.Mike Dunham
Sculptors will start carving 1,000-pound blocks of ice for the Crystal Gallery of Ice event in downtown Anchorage starting Friday, Jan. 15, John Luther Adams' music is heard in "The Revenant" soundtrack, and without a better museum, Greenland must house its historic artifacts in far-off Denmark.Mike Dunham