Howard quickly developed into an earnest songwriter, delivering tunes with a palpable sense of urgency.

Chris Bieri
Saturday's concert by the Anchorage Civic Orchestra featured excellent performances by guest conductor Tammy Vollom-Matturo, guitarist Armin Abdihodzic and soprano Mari Hahn.Mike Dunham
"Fusion" is a video from Alaska-grown folk-indie-Irish duo maeve & quinn, who are also twin sisters. Victoria Barber
The post-hardcore band will perform at Williwaw on Saturday, Nov. 15.Chris Bieri
Just in time for the annual Cat Party at Tap Root is "Caturday," from Anchorage garage electro pop duo Pretty Birds That Kill. Victoria Barber
The New York rapper played a show in Anchorage Friday, and posted a photo of himself in the hospital on his Instagram Tuesday night.Alaska Dispatch News
Indie pop band The Modern Savage joined forces with Anchorage producer/director Emma Sheffer and cinematographer Howdice Brown III to create this surreal video for the single "Animal Sounds."Victoria Barber
Local audiences will have no less than four versions of Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" to choose from this season, but that's only part of the upcoming holiday performances.Mike Dunham
Alaska's biggest book fair will coincide with Crafts Weekend at the Anchorage Museum, Nov. 27-29.Mike Dunham
Alaska's only high school marching band returns from national championships and two prominent Alaska artists are recipients of United States Artists fellowships.Mike Dunham