Arts

Artist Rockwell Kent's son Rocky would consider his months on Alaska's Fox Island perhaps the best time in his life. The experience was also life-changing for Kent, as the art and book he produced there finally gave him the fame and recognition he had craved.Doug Capra
Although this production does about as much as it can with the play, “The Ice-Breaker” ultimately doesn’t give us any new insight, any urgent message about climate change.Egan Millard
"Crimes of the Heart" won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1981 and remains a witty piece of entertainment, but ACT's current production reveals that the chick flick for stage is showing its age.Mike Dunham
Jill Bess's new play "Simple Melody" will receive a staged reading. Dane Johansen, who is from Fairbanks and now on faculty at Julliard, will talk about his 500-mile pilgrimage along the route known as El Camino de Santiago. Johansen carried a cello and gave concerts along the way. Mike Dunham
The radio-plays, the ears-only theater of yesteryear, is making a comeback. Two companies will present radio plays tweaked for modern audiences in Anchorage this week.Mike Dunham
Photos by Alaska photographer James Barker offer a rare insider's look at the historic Selma civil rights march 50 years ago. Barker recounts his experience and discusses the photos, which are the subject of two upcoming exhibits in the Lower 48. Mike Dunham
One of the most-successful portions of Dashiell Hammett's life took place in the wet, windy, all-but-written-off Aleutian Islands, a place that Hammett, in contrast to the many thousands of troops who served there in WWII, actually loved. For them, he and his staff produced a lively newspaper.  Peter Porco
Noa Raviv, whose designs created with 3-D printers are the talk of the fashion world, will speak in Anchorage on Jan. 23.Mike Dunham
"Merry Widow" comes to the big screen and civil rights leader comes to Anchorage.Mike Dunham
"Dralion" is a jaw-dropping, all-ages spectacle, but not much of a story. Donna Freedman