A new online radio station has launched in Alaska, providing 24 hours of daily streaming content. The RIVR, Rising Indigenous Voices Radio, is now live at www.therivr.net
Legendary live performer Melissa Etheridge brings her raspy vocals and soulful songs to Alaska for the first time this September. The Grammy- and Oscar-winning musician became one of the most popular recording artists of the 90s with her confessional lyrics, signature voice and exuberant guitar playing. She opens Anchorage Concert Association’s 2017/2018 season with back-to-back performances Sept. 14-15 in the Atwood Concert Hall.
You are warmly invited to a “End Of An Era” party to celebrate Cyrano’s on September 9th from noon on at Cyrano’s Off Center Playhouse at 4th & D! All that is wanted is the pleasure of your company, possibly a potluck dish (optional), BUT MOST OF ALL your stories, memories, and experiences of Cyrano’s from the Bookstore “cultural mini mall” days to 1987-2017 theatre times to share.
Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) will sponsor a homecoming ceremony for a sacred Chilkat robe this week that was donated to the institute by a Seattle couple at the urging of their teenage daughter.
The Alutiiq Museum has hired Christina Thompson as its Events Specialist. Thompson will coordinate and advertise the museum’s events, working in collaboration with staff to host both recurring museum programs and special initiatives. She is currently organizing Alutiiq Culture Fest, a community celebration to be held in conjunction with the museum’s annual meeting on Friday, September 8th. This event will include free fry bread, a headdress pageant, and an exhibit preview. Thompson will also facilitate the museum’s fall lecture series, Thursday evening presentations by local culture bearers and scientists beginning August 24th. The eight-week series is sponsored by the City of Kodiak.
You're invited to grand opening weekend for the Rasmuson Wing, the Art of the Northgalleries, and the new Alaska exhibition Friday through Sunday, Sept. 15-17. Polar Nights also kicks off this weekend with half-price admission to galleries from 6 to 9 p.m. Polar Nights runs Friday evenings through April.