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From left: Buck Kunz, Maura Schumacher and Ben Meyer pose during their pack-rafting trip in the Brooks Range in August 2023.

Seizing the opportunity to explore

Packrafting adventure the topic of next KPC Showcase

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From left: Buck Kunz, Maura Schumacher and Ben Meyer pose during their pack-rafting trip in the Brooks Range in August 2023.
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Lily Gladstone portrays Mollie Kyle and Leonardo DiCaprio portrays Ernest Burkhart in “Killers of the Flower Moon.”

On the Screen: ‘Flower Moon’ a grueling historical spotlight

Throughout “Killers,” Scorsese depicts failings of society and personal relationships

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Lily Gladstone portrays Mollie Kyle and Leonardo DiCaprio portrays Ernest Burkhart in “Killers of the Flower Moon.”
Dozens hit the dance floor or sit on the sidelines at the Kenai Performers Theatre for a social dance. (Photo courtesy Kenai Performers)

Kenai Performers to host social dance next weekend

The dance will run Saturday, Nov. 11 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Dozens hit the dance floor or sit on the sidelines at the Kenai Performers Theatre for a social dance. (Photo courtesy Kenai Performers)
Morgan Chamberlain works on a section of the mural at the Kenai Art Center in Kenai, Alaska, on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Art Center’s 2023 mural underway

The mural is a continuous piece of artwork that stretches all the way around the center’s main gallery space

Morgan Chamberlain works on a section of the mural at the Kenai Art Center in Kenai, Alaska, on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
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Off the Shelf: Majestic landscape marred by narrow perspective

John Muir’s classic “Travels in Alaska” juxtaposes beauty with a writer’s disconcerting bias

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Jessie Soyangco, right, leads a class of kindergarteners in dancing to a remix of the “Little Einstein’s” theme song at Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science in Kenai on Thursday.

Dance, dance diamonds

Diamond Dance Project co-director Jessie Soyangco is in-residence at Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science this week and next

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Jessie Soyangco, right, leads a class of kindergarteners in dancing to a remix of the “Little Einstein’s” theme song at Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science in Kenai on Thursday.
Braeden Garrett rehearses “Jekyll and Hyde: the Musical” at the Kenai Performers’ Theatre in Kenai, Alaska, on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Exploring the dark side

Kenai Performers debuts ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ musical

Braeden Garrett rehearses “Jekyll and Hyde: the Musical” at the Kenai Performers’ Theatre in Kenai, Alaska, on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
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Taylor Swift performs songs from her album “Lover” in “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour.”

On the Screen: An emotional spectacle

Taylor Swift’s ‘Eras Tour’ brings intensity of stage to screen

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Taylor Swift performs songs from her album “Lover” in “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour.”
“The Land We Share: A Love Affair Told in Hunting Stories” is held aloft under light rainfall in Kenai, Alaska, on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Sharing about sharing the land

Local authors Christine Cunningham and Steve Meyer will discuss their book at upcoming KPC showcase

“The Land We Share: A Love Affair Told in Hunting Stories” is held aloft under light rainfall in Kenai, Alaska, on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
A copy of “If You Lived Here, I’d Know Your Name” is held on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Off the Shelf: Haines obituary writer charms in slice-of-life collection

Heather Lende’s “If You Lived Here, I’d Know Your Name” is as much about Lende as it is about Haines

A copy of “If You Lived Here, I’d Know Your Name” is held on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Bill Holt tells a fishing tale at Odie’s Deli on Friday, June 2, 2017, in Soldotna, Alaska. Holt was among the seven storytellers in the True Tales Told Live, an occasional storytelling event co-founded by Pegge Erkeneff, Jenny Nyman and Kaitlin Vadla. (Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion file)
Bill Holt tells a fishing tale at Odie’s Deli on Friday, June 2, 2017, in Soldotna, Alaska. Holt was among the seven storytellers in the True Tales Told Live, an occasional storytelling event co-founded by Pegge Erkeneff, Jenny Nyman and Kaitlin Vadla. (Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion file)
An angler holds up a massive fish in “Jacks: A Film by Jako Lucas & Ra Beattie.” (Photo courtesy International Fly Fishing Festival)

Fishing film fest to return

The International Fly Fishing Film Festival, or IF4, will return to the Kenai Peninsula on Monday

An angler holds up a massive fish in “Jacks: A Film by Jako Lucas & Ra Beattie.” (Photo courtesy International Fly Fishing Festival)
Madeleine Yuna Voyles portrays Alphie in “The Creator.” (Photo courtesy 20th Century Studios)

On the Screen: ‘Creator’ a visual delight, thematically light

The film shows off a thought-provoking and vividly realized original setting, even if it fails to capitalize on its own ideas

Madeleine Yuna Voyles portrays Alphie in “The Creator.” (Photo courtesy 20th Century Studios)
Several pieces included in the Biennial Judged Show are seen at Kenai Art Center in Kenai, Alaska, on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Art Center opens Biennial Judged Show on Friday

The show features art across a variety of mediums, including photography, painting, watercolor, sculpture and metalwork

Several pieces included in the Biennial Judged Show are seen at Kenai Art Center in Kenai, Alaska, on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
A copy of “Two Old Women” is held inside the Peninsula Clarion offices on Monday, Sept. 25, 2023, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ahlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Off the Shelf: Athabascan legend enchants, informs

The two women, shocked that they’ve been left behind by their family and friends, resolve that they will not resign themselves to death

A copy of “Two Old Women” is held inside the Peninsula Clarion offices on Monday, Sept. 25, 2023, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ahlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Cam Choy, associate professor of art at Kenai Peninsula College, works on a salmon sculpture in collaboration with the Kenai Watershed Forum during the Kenai River Festival at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna, Alaska, on June 8, 2019. (Peninsula Clarion file)

Soldotna adopts arts and culture master plan

The plan outlines how the city plans to support arts and culture over the next 10 years

Cam Choy, associate professor of art at Kenai Peninsula College, works on a salmon sculpture in collaboration with the Kenai Watershed Forum during the Kenai River Festival at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna, Alaska, on June 8, 2019. (Peninsula Clarion file)
Kenneth Branagh portrays Hercule Poirot in “A Haunting in Venice.” (Photo courtesy 20th Century Studios)

On the Screen: Murder most haunting

Hercule Poirot takes on supernatural in latest Agatha Christie adaptation

Kenneth Branagh portrays Hercule Poirot in “A Haunting in Venice.” (Photo courtesy 20th Century Studios)
Jack Meyers, Jackson Hooper, Kincaid Jenness, Kry Spurgeon, Leora McCaughey and Oshie Broussard rehearse “Lockers” at Nikiski Middle/High School in Nikiski, Alaska, on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

High school drama

Teenage archetypes hit the stage in Triumvirate production “Lockers”

Jack Meyers, Jackson Hooper, Kincaid Jenness, Kry Spurgeon, Leora McCaughey and Oshie Broussard rehearse “Lockers” at Nikiski Middle/High School in Nikiski, Alaska, on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
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Artwork donated for the Harvest Auction hangs at the Kenai Art Center in Kenai on Aug. 29.
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Artwork donated for the Harvest Auction hangs at the Kenai Art Center in Kenai on Aug. 29.
Shana Loshbaugh (Courtesy photo)

History comes home

Historical conference to bring statewide community to central Kenai Peninsula

Shana Loshbaugh (Courtesy photo)