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Two monologues top the list of memorable Anchorage theater in 2014, including a poignant war story that we may never see again.Mike Dunham
One prominent Anchorage artist has had enough of being asked to contribute his work for free to good causes. Duke Russell has put freebie-seekers on notice that he will abstain from giving away his art for nothing for the new year.Mike Dunham
There’s a temptation nowadays to view "A Christmas Coral" as a period piece, to sigh, “Thank heavens we’re not like that anymore..” And yet...Mike Dunham

For more than a century, audiences have gathered to watch stage renditions of "The Nutcracker" ballet, which has become a holiday tradition around the world and in the U.S., including Alaska.

Tara Young
Perseverance Theatre has mounted a fine production of “A Christmas Carol,” with a gorgeous set, ambitious sound effects and excellent acting from the principal players.Mike Dunham

The ghost of Anchorage Christmases past is recycled in an ambitious outdoor art installation that makes use of gaudy holiday street decorations from the boom years.

Bob Hallinen
The ghost of Anchorage Christmases past is recycled in an ambitious outdoor art installation that makes use of gaudy holiday street decorations from the boom years.Mike Dunham
A Fairbanks couple received an unprecedented double honor on Tuesday, when the state arts council announced that Margo Klass will receive the Governors Award for the Arts Individual Artist Award and her husband, author Frank Soos, will become the state's Writer Laureate.Mike Dunham

“Christmas Belles” goes a long way toward coaxing the jaded back into the spirit of things, and it does it with a smile. 

Mike Dunham
Ten Alaska artists and art groups shared more than $200,000 in grant funding from the National Endowment for the ArtsMike Dunham