Violist Eliesha Nelson, a native of North Pole, Alaska, is taking a break from her job with the Cleveland Orchestra to perform as a guest artist with the Anchorage Symphony.Mike Dunham
A roundup of First Friday art openings, a new graphic novel about Parkinson's by a former ADN cartoonist, and a mystery woman emerges in the story of Anchorage's African-American fire chief who passed as white for more than 20 years.Mike Dunham
The Anchorage premiere of Deborah Brevoort's "The Women of Lockerbie" doesn't do justice to the elegant, acclaimed play about loss, hate and compassion.Mike Dunham
 The Momentum Dance Collective revisits the good-time party era of 30 years ago with “The '80s: The Decade That Moved Us.”Mike Dunham
Many Chileans have long suspected foul play in the death of the poet Pablo Neruda, who died 12 days after the 1973 coup led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet. Now, the government of Chile has said it is “highly probable” that those suspicions are correct.Liam Stack | The New York Times
Local choreographers had appealing work, but broke no new ground in UAA showcaseMike Dunham
A youth shelter in Anchorage, a cultural center in Juneau, two schools in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and a private home in Girdwood received architectural awards. Mike Dunham
Catch the next generation of Alaska choreographers when they present their innovative ideas in the Harper Studio of UAA’s Fine Arts building. Mike Dunham
An up-and-coming Alaska glass artist will show off his latest work in the Nov. 6 round of First Friday art openings.Mike Dunham
No one seems to know the names of women whom an Anchorage artist painted 50 years ago, but the heirs of the painter would like to give the portraits to their families. Mike Dunham