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Tune into these local concerts: ‘The Lord of the Rings’ symphony, Kyle Hollingsworth and Twisted Pine

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: February 26, 2020
  • Published February 26, 2020

Twisted Pine — Upbeat folk-pop harmonies are coming to Anchorage. Americana Artist of the Year Twisted Pine will perform covers and original music. $41-$57. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Discovery Theatre. 621 W. Sixth Ave. (

Anna Tivel and Maya DiVerty — Award-winning folk singer Anna Tivel is touring Alaska with storyteller Maya DeVirty. $24. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jitters, 11401 Old Glenn Hwy. $26-$29. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Voth Hall, 621 W. Sixth Ave. 6 p.m. $26. Sunday, Vagabond Blues, 642 Alaska St. (

Silent Sky — This play tells the tale of Henrietta, a “human computer” at Harvard University who is determined to map the stars and discover the secrets of the sky. 7:30 p.m. Friday- Saturday, Wednesday-Thursday, 4 p.m. Sunday, Sydney Laurence Theatre, 621 W. Sixth Ave. (

Anchorage Symphony: “Musical Fantasies” — Anchorage Symphony will play Johan de Meij’s “The Lord of the Rings” symphony based on the trilogy of the same name. This concert will feature the world premiere of principal clarinetist Karl Pasch’s concerto, including “Allegro Giocoso,” “Adagio” and “Allegro Con Spirits.” 8 p.m. Saturday, Atwood Concert Hall, 621 W. Sixth Ave. (

Sankofa Night Live — Join Sankofa Dance Theatre Alaska for a night of cultural immersion through mediums including dance, song, drumming and spoken word. There will be special guest performances and a discussion of community engagement. $10-$20. 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, APU Grant Hall Theatre, 4101 University Drive (

Robin Benedict and The Hot Mess — The Canadian YouTube star and recording artist Robin Benedict will be hitting the stage with the Hot Mess Band. They will perform original songs and rock covers. 10 p.m. Friday, Koot’s, 2435 Spenard Rd. (

Kyle Hollingsworth Band — A member of The String Cheese Incident, Kyle Hollingsworth will be celebrating the release of his new EP “2020.” $20. 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Sitzmark, 100 Olympic Mountain Loop, (

American Songbook — Karen Strid-Chadwick returns to lead the UAA Jazz Ensemble and the Voice Division in an evening of songs from the Great American Songbook. $10-$20. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, UAA Fine Arts Building, 3700 Alumni Drive (

Jill and Red’s Bodacious Quest — The 30th annual Fur Rondy original melodrama musical follows the daughters of Bill and Ted, Jill and Red. The two of them must use their fathers’ time machine to travel through history and assemble a team of heroes to stop a villain from eliminating music from the world. $25-$35. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday,Thursday 3 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, 6 p.m. Sunday, through March 14. 49th State Brewing, 717 W. Third Ave. (