Arts

A heartthrob from Toksook Bay is an Internet sensation and Alaska artists donate work for relief efforts following the Nepal earthquake.Mike Dunham
A team of Oxford debaters faced off against members of the UAA team on the subject of whether classical music should receive taxpayer funds -- and prevailed despite contending before an audience full of music lovers.Mike Dunham
The Anchorage Civic Orchestra has come a long way in 27 years, providing opportunities for local players and composers.Mike Dunham
Suanne Unger, author of  “Qaqamiigux: Traditional Foods of the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands,” and Moses Dirks, one of the book’s contributors, will take the floor at the next Smithsonian Spotlight lecture at noon Thursday, May 7, at the Anchorage Museum. Mike Dunham
Jujiro Wada was a mushing idol in Alaska's gold rush, but his memory has faded in the land he loved. A new musical from Japan celebrating his life debuts in Anchorage.Mike Dunham
Alaska pilot, author and ecotourism pioneer Mike McBride will sign copies of his book about life on Kachemak Bay at this weekend's Great Alaska Aviation Gathering.Mike Dunham
The Second City has been launching big names in comedy for decades, including brothers John and Jim Belushi, Dan Akroyd, Chris Farley, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Steven Colbert. On May 2, the troupe will bring their combination of sketch comedy and improv to Anchorage. Vikram Patel
Maeva Ordaz, a senior at West High School in Anchorage, has won the 2015 Poetry Out Loud national competition and a prize of $20,000.Mike Dunham

The East High Dance Contempo Spring Concert production of “From the Ground Up” featured dances choreographed by local artists and students. The performance was held at the East High Theater in Anchorage, AK on Friday, April 24, 2015.

Bob Hallinen
The Anchorage Concert Association will bring up some of the best-selling acts from previous years for the 2015-16 season, announced on April 27, including Pink Martini, Jake Shimabukuro, the Capitol Steps and the musical “Mamma Mia.” Mike Dunham