The Anchorage Concert Association starts the holiday season for thousands of Alaskans when the curtain goes up on their presentation The Nutcracker, featuring Eugene Ballet Company Thanksgiving weekend in the Atwood Concert Hall. An annual tradition for some families and an opportunity to introduce children and grandchildren to the Mouse King and Sugar Plum Fairy for the very first time for others, this fantastical masterpiece transports audiences to a magical wonderland.
With a $4,075 grant the Alutiiq Museum will purchase five works of art for its permanent collection. The pieces are the creations of four Kodiak artists, Alf Pryor, Genevieve Opheim, and Jonathan and Hanna Sholl.
The American Marketing Association (AMA) Alaska Chapter is pleased to announce the 2017 Marketer of the Year, Debbie Reinwand of Brilliant Media Strategies. This year she became the majority owner of the agency and flipped it upside down to honor staff, increase efficiency and continue to provide amazing client solutions. Reinwand also successfully executed a new product launch for MTA, increased credibility and name recognition for ConocoPhillips, and led the incredibly influential “I am Inupiaq, We are ASRC” campaign.
The Alutiiq Museum has promoted Lauren McCausland to the position of Project Specialist. McCausland moved to Kodiak with her husband two years ago and began working as a temporary assistant in the museum’s gallery.
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.