Keeping UAA’s a cappella tradition alive

In spirit of homecoming week, UAA's annual A Capella Festivella will return to Wendy Williamson Auditorium, Thursday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m.

Local Anchorage pizzeria ranks #3 in America

Moose’s Tooth Pub and Pizzeria in Anchorage claimed the bronze medal on Trip Advisor’s top 10 pizza restaurants. The business ranks at a 4.5/5...

@unlikelyhikers hopes to redefine what it means to be an...

By sharing stories about "unlikely hikers," Jenny Bruso hopes to break stereotypes about who play outdoors.

Christopher Sweeney: A legacy to be celebrated

The celebration of life for Christopher Sweeney, former associate professor of music and chair of the department, begins at 4 p.m. Jan. 28 in the UAA Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building Room 150.

UAA’s rising star: Meet Devan Hawkins

“I’m addicted ,” said Devan Hawkins. “Nothing makes me more frustrated but nothing makes me happier." Hawkins, a senior studying social work at UAA just...

Carlo Rossi’s Sweet Red a diabetic’s worse nightmare

Not all wines are created equal, and while Carlo Rossi’s Sweet Red has its ups and downs, it’s a great deal for your dollar...

Lara Croft redesign needs to go back to the tombs

My fiance and I were browsing at Bosco’s in the Dimond Mall, and we overheard two male employees discussing Lara Croft’s redesigned look, which will debut in “Tomb Raider” March 5, 2013. I sensed they were both unhappy with the redesign, but I shrugged it off. A few minutes later, I glanced up at the TV and saw a game trailer.

‘Alaska’ singer Maggie Rogers to perform first Anchorage show

A mix of Glass Animals and Ellie Goulding and Sylvan Esso, Concert Board Chair says

Alaska Water Wars

A recent five-part radio series on Pebble Mine brings Alaska Native voices to the forefront.

New Alaska Airlines Center artwork depicts a myth and the sun

New York City-based artist Osman Akan was inspired by Alaskan themes

Drink Review: Fu-Ki Sake

Fu-Ki Sake may sound like a silly name, but this traditional Japanese rice wine packs quite a punch. It’s clear, heavy and possesses a light, earthy aroma that’s subdued but powerful once it’s in your nose.

Saturday Cinders: Despair has an expiration date

Leaving the past behind, local band Saturday Cinders looks to the future with new identities and optimism.

‘Bloomsday’ exemplifies the dangers of sampling

Like fashion, musical trends fade in and out of the industry. Some enjoy longer stays than others — and even the short-lived trends can...

Haunted Wendy Williamson

The theater is full of rapt gazes, all focused on observing the final moments of stage magic. Before the curtain falls, a figure appears, and her position both surprises and delights the audience. During a question and answer session immediately after the show, a young student raises his hand and asks about the unique effect. “How did you get the girl to float?” he asks. The cast and stage workers look at one another and the boy oddly. “What girl?”

Floating on to stardom

Anchorage band, Termination Dust, signed to Modest Mouse frontman's Glacial Pace Records.

Sharing Alaska’s musical heritage

With The Alaska Radio Show and The Alaska Music Archives, Kurt Riemann is working to give regional music its fair share.

‘We Are Not Alone’ feels like nothing at all

If I taught a horror history course, I’d open it with the Peruvian bore, “We Are Not Alone.” Not because it’s anything special, mind...

Mixing art and documentary ‘ALAXSXA | ALASKA’ comes to UAA

Innovative theater group Ping Chong + Company asks what it means to be Alaskan in their new performance that combines Yup'ik drum and dance, video, audio and puppetry.

25 years of “a-mazing” a cappella

For the last 25 years, the UAA Concert Board has hosted A Cappella Festivella. The annual music event is part of homecoming week and...

Four of a kind: BIZZAY’s “The Human Condition” explores connected themes...

“It’s a reminder that we’re all mortal, and we’re all going to die… So live as if you’re going to die,” Devan Hawkins said...

“Angel’s Melancholy” is garbage

“Angel’s Melancholy” is the artsy torture trash your parents warned you about. There’s a right way to make hardcore horror, and this movie is...

Out and about: A lineup of First Friday events in Anchorage

This upcoming Friday, March 2, a number of different art showcases, exhibitions and First Friday events will be held close to UAA and the...

Tsagaan Sar: A Mongolian tradition, in Alaska

Mongolian Students Society vice president Munkh-Urguu Enkhbold says Tsagaan Sar is the Mongolian and Eastern Asian equivalent of Christmas. It provides an opportunity to celebrate family and Mongolian traditions, such as cuisine and clothing.

Local movie makers screen their first feature film

BIZZAY, a local production company with ties to the University of Alaska, recently screened their first feature length film, "Chance"

Alaska Native storytelling: Will it survive?

When the boarding schools came to Alaska and the lower 48, an entire generation of Alaska Natives was robbed of their language. Those who...

Coming to peace with injury: UAA artist creates her urn

Ember Jackinsky has an upcoming First Friday show at Bootleggers 8 Star Saloon, 612 F St., on May 4 at 5 p.m.

Chocolate and a bittersweet goodbye

After over two decades of giving chocolate demonstrations at the UAA Bookstore and retirement on the horizon, Chef Vern Wolfram's upcoming presentation will likely be his last.

Local radio, local musicians

Out North Radio's Studio Sessions give lesser-known bands a chance to play a show live on air.

Classical pianist wraps up van tour of Alaska

Brooklyn-based classical pianist Miki Sawada hoped to show classical music's continued relevance through her "Gather Hear Alaska" tour

Something for everyone at Tri Sigma’s holiday bazaar

For the second year in a row, the Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma, or Tri Sigma, will host a holiday bazaar for all...