Rock’N the Ranch music festival is back for second year

This Friday and Saturday, the RustyRavin Plant Ranch, a commercial greenhouse near Kenai, will be hosting the Rock’N the Ranch music festival for the second… Continue reading

Out of class, but not off duty: Local teachers come together to make music

For the members of the band Recess Duty, teaching music all day just wasn’t enough. “We decided we should do something for ourselves,” Kent Peterson,… Continue reading

This photo released by Universal Pictures shows Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” (Photo courtesy Universal Pictures)

“Fallen Kingdom” not as smart as its predecessors, still thrilling

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” As the years go by, the “Jurassic Park” franchise has begun to experience something the real dinosaurs never did: evolution. These… Continue reading

This photo released by Universal Pictures shows Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” (Photo courtesy Universal Pictures)

Backyard Country BBQ comes to the Kenai

Backyard Country BBQ Featuring music by Jerrod Niemann Trick Pony The Ken Peltier Band June 29: Soldotna Creek Park, Soldotna June 30: Outside Don Jose’s,… Continue reading

Backyard Country BBQ comes to the Kenai

Backyard Country BBQ Featuring music by Jerrod Niemann Trick Pony The Ken Peltier Band June 29: Soldotna Creek Park, Soldotna June 30: Outside Don Jose’s,… Continue reading

“Fallen Kingdom” not as smart as its predecessors, still thrilling

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” As the years go by, the “Jurassic Park” franchise has begun to experience something the real dinosaurs never did: evolution. These… Continue reading

Goat yoga comes to the Peninsula

Amber Harrison had few expectations when she laid down her yoga mat at the Palmer Fairgrounds last year. She came all the way to the… Continue reading

Triumvirate Theatre hosts 20th annual summer camp

For 20 years, the Triumvirate Theatre has spent part of its summer educating kids about the stage. This week, the Kenai-area drama organization is teaching… Continue reading

‘The Incredibles 2’ keeps the charm of the original

Right before the opening credits of this week’s film, the stars appear onscreen to both apologize for how long its taken the film to make… Continue reading

Author Anthony Doerr delivers Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference keynote

The role of the keynote speaker at the annual Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference can range from Rotary Club toastmaster to Marine Boot Camp drill instructor… Continue reading

Reeling it in: ‘Ocean’s 8’ breezy and fun, little else

“Ocean’s 8” The “Ocean’s” franchise is starting to feel more like Sunday afternoon television than a big event movie-going experience. The first film, “Ocean’s 11”… Continue reading

‘Light and love’: Native Fashion Show gets ‘electric’ response from full house

At early Celebrations in the 1980s, Dorothy Grant’s clothing designs were already a crowd favorite. Grant remembers women asking her about the clothes she was… Continue reading

At toddler review, the story’s in the regalia

Five-year-old McKayla Paul, of the Deisheetaan (Beaver Clan), took to the stage naturally at Thursday’s Celebration 2018 Toddler Regalia Review. Her face wide with a… Continue reading

Weaving the Future, Carving the Past

It is a couple weeks shy of Father’s Day but TJ Young is not waiting for the holiday to share what a proud dad he… Continue reading

‘Tomb Raider’ adequate, but not all the way there

“Tomb Raider” As a teacher, one of the ways you know you’ve been at the job a long time is when you start getting kids… Continue reading

‘InFormal Nature’ explores the possibility of paper at Kenai Fine Arts Center

  When viewing Susan Share’s latest exhibition at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, it’s hard to believe that the work is almost all made with… Continue reading

Homer’s Pier One theater opens season this weekend

Now in its second season after former Pier One artistic director Lance Petersen passed the torch to current artistic director Jennifer Norton, the little red… Continue reading

Internet trolls ruin ‘Solo’ for everyone else

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ “George Lucas destroyed my childhood.” If you’ve never heard that particular complaint, then you’ve wisely stayed out of the whiniest… Continue reading

A brain injury took away her speech. Music helped bring it back

Wearing a purple sweater, purple skirt, black leggings and purple nail polish to match, Mindy Rowland bounded onto the stage on the first night of… Continue reading

‘Deadpool 2’ brings more heart amid violence

The first “Deadpool” was a bizarre movie. I was always amazed both at the fact that it was such a big hit and that they… Continue reading