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Anchorage Symphony Orchestra to provide live music for classic Chaplin film

  • Author: Mike Dunham
  • Updated: January 11, 2017
  • Published January 11, 2017

Still from “The Kid,” a film written, produced, directed by Charlie Chaplin, who also starred. The Anchorage Symphony Orchestra will supply the music for the silent film at a showing this weekend.

Silent double-bill

The Anchorage Symphony Orchestra will supply the movie music for Charlie Chaplin live at the screening of two silent picture classics. Chaplin's first full-length feature, "The Kid," has kept audiences laughing — and occasionally sniffling — for most of 100 years. The short that accompanies the main feature, "The Idle Class," is pure over-the-top comedy. Enjoy cinema the way it was meant to be as the ASO presents Silent Movie Night, 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, in Atwood Concert Hall. Tickets are available at

Emulsions and wax

Inspired by shoreline photographs by Mandy Lineberg and Mary Morris, encaustic painters Terisia Chleborad, Janet C. Hickok and Nessa Nouveau have created several works in wax that evoke the unique textures and atmospherics of Alaska's coast. See both at the exhibit on display this month at the Leah J. Peterson Gallery at Alaska Pacific University. More work by Chleborad and Hickok will be featured in APU's Grant Hall gallery space.

“Stephens Passage, Southeast Alaska” by Janet C. Hickok

Paint night at Muse

Ever wanted to have your paintings seen at the Anchorage Museum? You'll get your chance when the museum hosts Paint Night at the Muse restaurant, starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19. Christina Wilson will provide instruction that will lead participants to complete a "gilded octopus" on birch wood canvas by the end of the evening. Materials are provided with the cost of the class — $40 for museum members, $45 for the rest of you. The appetizers and beverages will be extra. Call 907-929-9230 for more information or register at

A Paint Nite at the Hard Rock Cafe on Dec. 22, 2015. The Anchorage Museum will host a paint night Jan. 19. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)

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