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Anchorage audiences get more than just a great show

Anchorage Concert Association connects visiting artists with local actors, musicians and civic groups


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In addition to their public concerts, artists coming to Alaska with the Anchorage Concert Association will also lead a comedy master class, perform at a secret show and gather with Hawaiian community members at Hula Hands in the next couple weeks.

 

Secret Show

7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, Anchorage Community Works, 349 E. Ship Creek Ave.

Aoife O’Donovan is best known as the captivating singer of progressive bluegrass/string band Crooked Still. Please note that the name of the artist will not be announced until mid-day Wednesday, Nov. 2. Invitations went to select Anchorage Concert Association patrons, as well as members of Anchorage Community Works and Anchorage Folk Festival. Presented by the Anchorage Concert Association in partnership with Anchorage Community Works. Media who would like to attend should contact Lindsey Durrell, ldurrell@anchorageconcerts.org, 907-272-1471 ext. 201.

 

The Second City Improv Master Class with Urban Yeti

2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, Discovery Theatre, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts?

Sketch comedy and improvisation troupe The Second City works with Anchorage improv group Urban Yeti on turning headlines into humor. Media who would like to attend should contact Laura Carpenter, lcarpenter@anchorageconcerts.org, 907-272-1471 ext. 202.

 

HAPA at Hula Hands

7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, Hula Hands, 501 W Fireweed Lane

HAPA, “Hawaii’s hottest group” (according to Billboard), will speak and perform with the Na Keiki O Hawai’i Hawaiian Civic Club Alaska. Open to the public. Media who would like to attend should contact Laura Carpenter, lcarpenter@anchorageconcerts.org, 907-272-1471 ext. 202.

 

Kealoha, Hawaii’s Poet Laureate and a “Legend of Slam Poetry,” will perform with HAPA Friday, Nov. 11, and also is considering a slam poetry event in Anchorage. Details forthcoming.

 

HAPA evokes the unique flavor of the Pacific. Image courtesy HAPA/Anchorage Concert Association.

 

Public Concerts

 

Aoife O’Donovan

7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, Discovery Theatre

Aoife O’Donovan is best known as the captivating singer of progressive bluegrass/string band Crooked Still. Since embarking on her own, she has continued to impress audiences and critics alike. “Sweetness and sadness find a tenuous balance in the voice of Aoife O’Donovan,” says The New York Times. O’Donovan has collaborated with a variety of A-listers, including Yo-Yo Ma and Alison Krauss, and has appeared on “A Prairie Home Companion,” including a summer tour with the show in 2013. Her name is pronounced (EE-fuh). Presented by the Anchorage Concert Association. Tickets are $40.25-$54.75. Available through anchorageconcerts.org or CenterTix box office, 263-ARTS.

(Note: Aoife is also performing at Vagabond Blues in Palmer Saturday, Nov. 5, presented by Whistling Swan Productions)

 

The Second City

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, Atwood Concert Hall

The Second City is returning to Anchorage with “The Second City Hits Home” show featuring sketches, songs, and improvisation about Anchorage! In their inimitable style, The Second City finds laughs in everything, from Anchorage’s history, events, and hot-button issues to headlines from the ADN, and mixes in a generous portion of classic Chicago-style sketch and improv created by some of Second City’s most lauded alumni, including Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Bill Murray, and more. The Second City has been delivering cutting-edge satirical revues across the globe for over 50 years. Come see what they have to say about Anchorage in an evening of irreverent comedy. Presented by the Anchorage Concert Association. Tickets are $30.25-$66. Available through anchorageconcerts.org or CenterTix box office, 263-ARTS.

 

HAPA

7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, Discovery Theatre

HAPA is “Hawaii’s hottest group” according to Billboard. They’re a musical group from the Aloha State with a member of South Pacific Ancestry and a guy from Jersey. Together with a dancer and other musicans, their sound evokes the unique flavor of the Pacific. The passion and serenity of their music are expressed through the majestic tones of the oli (chant), mele (song), and exhilarating guitar skills – which rock icon Stephen Stills described as “masterful.” The L.A. Times calls HAPA’s sound “beautiful, fragile, spiritual, and powerful.” The group’s original vocal sound originated in the early 1980s on a wooden picnic bench in the beach town of Lahaina, Maui. Kealoha, Hawaii’s Poet Laureate and a “Legend of Slam Poetry,” adds his poetry and voice the performance. Presented by the Anchorage Concert Association. Tickets are $40.25-$54.75. Available through anchorageconcerts.org or CenterTix box office, 263-ARTS.

 

ANCHORAGE CONCERT ASSOCIATION
The Anchorage Concert Association is the largest arts and entertainment presenter in Alaska. With a mission to entertain and inspire Alaskans through the performing arts, the Anchorage Concert Association presents internationally acclaimed artists from the entire spectrum of the performing arts. Learn more at anchorageconcerts.org.

 

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