Arts

HAPPY BIRTHDAY— Bering Strait Jackets performed last Saturday at the Nome Arts Council’s Open Mic Night. The Arts Council celebrates its 45th birthday this year.
There’s an old bumper sticker that says “Live Music Is Best.” Saturday night at the Nome Mini Convention Center the live music lived up to its billing. A lot of great musicians showed up to perform...
HELPING HAND—Warbelow Range’s Kyle Sanna gives Jadelynn Messer tips for playing the violin while Glazier Culley, center, and Gwinevere Dillman observe. Warbelow Range was this year’s guest band during the Nome Summer Music Festival, held last week.
The music sounded a little different during Nome’s annual summer event: for the first time in the history of the concert, the headliner was a Celtic band. Warbelow Range, a quartet from New York City...
SHAKESPEARE IN NOME— Caliban, played by Jake Kenick, breaks free from his bonds as a slave in a Nome Arts Council production of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” last weekend.
Nomeites were treated to a rare theatre performance of Shakespeare’s The Tempest in a production by the Nome Arts Council, under direction of KNOM volunteer Gabe Colombo and with a cast of mostly...
Ricardo Antunes has been eavesdropping on strategic conversations of sea mammals in the northern Bering Sea. This is not new. The Wildlife Conservation Society member has been dipping hydrophones...
TALES FROM AROUND THE WOODSTOVE— Participants of Saturday’s Nome Arts Council event “Tales from Around the Woodstove” were (left to right) musicians Scharre Henry and Alex Roy, story tellers Kirsten Bey, Chandre Szafran, Rick Anderson, Erika Rhodes, John Handeland, Colby Bleicher, the moderator from Arctic Entries, Adem Boeckmann and Devin Tatro.
Would you like to share a seven-minute story about yourself with a big group of people? On Saturday the Nome Arts Council presented “Tales from Around the Woodstove,” an event where seven people...
SWEET VOICES— Gabe Colombo, Maya Coler and Ava Earthman performed at last Saturday’s Open Mic Night at the Mini.
The Nome Arts Council presented open mike Saturday evening at the Mini Convention Center and drew not only a big crowd of music fans but a crowd of musicians as well. From 7 p.m. until the last notes...
GOOD IN THE COUNTRY— The first musical to be written, produced and shown in Nome premiered last Friday at the Nome Elementary School, with shows on Saturday and Sunday. Shown are Maya Coler, Andrew Hafner, Dave Coler, Ian McRae and Ava Earthman performing.
Last weekend, the first Nome-based, Nome-written and Nome-produced musical premiered inside the Nome Elementary Commons with show times Friday, April 28 through Sunday, April 30.  “Good in the...
WALES KINGIKMIUT DANCE FESTIVAL— Sage Ivanoff-Ahkinga and Carl Topkok with the Teller Traditional dance group rocked the house during the 17th Kingikmiut dance festival held in Wales from Sept. 2 through Sept. 5.
Last weekend, the 17th Annual Kingikmiut Dance Festival took place in Wales. Starting on Friday, September 2 and lasting until the early morning hours of Labor Day Monday, the three-day celebration...
SWEET SOUNDS— Salmonberry Jam Folk Fest guest band The Super Saturated Sugar Strings took the stage many times during the weekend, including a 40-minute set on the Main Stage on Saturday afternoon.
For this year’s premier summer musical gathering in the City of Golden Beaches, the Nome Arts Council found a harmonious confection from Anchorage with a name as sweet as the festival moniker. For...
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE— Paul Schweigert spent two weeks with ACSA students to expose them to the performance of Wiliam Shakespeare comedies and tragedies.
The students at Anvil City Science Academy recently had an experience that took them into costume, back in time, and across the world. Visiting artist Paul Schweigert spent two weeks in early May at...

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