Singing is a full body experience

On the first night the freshly-formed Kenai Peninsula Singers amassed 40 locals inside the Kenai Central High School choir room. Founder Simon Nissen, the school’s… Continue reading

Poem: Special

SpecialBy Erik Lindow, KenaiTo Augie, Sandi, and GemmaSome say I’m a child with special needs,But I won’t be found growing up in the weeds.I do… Continue reading

What’s Happening

■ “Looking for Inspiration,” a fiber art exhibit by Jan Wallace, is on display for November at the Kaladi coffee shop on Kobuk. ■ Kenai… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Best Bets ■ Kenai Peninsula College will host closing reception and demonstration for the “Twisted and Forged” exhibit by Brad Nichols. The reception is today… Continue reading

This photo released by Paramount Pictures shows, Matthew McConaughey, left, and Anne Hathaway, in a scene from the film, '"Interstellar," from Paramount Pictures and Warner Brothers Pictures, in association with Legendary Pictures. (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Melinda Sue Gordon)

“Interstellar” is grand in scope, beautifully realized

“Interstellar” Paramount Pictures 2 hour, 49 minutes There’s just no pleasing some people. Christopher Nolan’s latest is an ambitious sci-fi epic of just the sort… Continue reading

This photo released by Paramount Pictures shows, Matthew McConaughey, left, and Anne Hathaway, in a scene from the film, '"Interstellar," from Paramount Pictures and Warner Brothers Pictures, in association with Legendary Pictures. (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Melinda Sue Gordon)

Poet’s Corner: The First Moon Walk

The First Moon Walk Sophia Garbowski   That phallic rocket poised Towards the moon “Eagle” awaited a warm embrace From atomic fuel for thrust and… Continue reading

Rain, rain, please go away

Rain, rain, please go away

Rain, rain, go away. That chant never worked when you wanted it to, did it? Yes, the rain eventually stopped and the sun eventually shined… Continue reading

Rain, rain, please go away
Mary-Kate Boyles, 7, gets lost in the music during a webcast by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra to students at Yes Academy Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, in Detroit.  Boyles sayd, "This was the first day I've ever heard it.  It was beautiful." (AP Photo/Detroit News,  Daniel Mears)  DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT, MAGS OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

Detroit Symphony launches 1st educational webcast

DETROIT — The Detroit Symphony Orchestra took a tour of more than 400 schools Wednesday in its hometown and beyond, but the road trip was… Continue reading

Mary-Kate Boyles, 7, gets lost in the music during a webcast by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra to students at Yes Academy Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, in Detroit.  Boyles sayd, "This was the first day I've ever heard it.  It was beautiful." (AP Photo/Detroit News,  Daniel Mears)  DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT, MAGS OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT
Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion The cast of Soldotna High School's ""The Suessification of Romeo and Julliet" perform a dance number at the Soldtna High School Auditorium on Wednesday Nov. 5.

Area drama clubs perform one-act shows for second festival

Three Central Peninsula high school drama clubs and one adult club are participating in this year’s One-Act Play. Each of the four groups will be… Continue reading

Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion The cast of Soldotna High School's ""The Suessification of Romeo and Julliet" perform a dance number at the Soldtna High School Auditorium on Wednesday Nov. 5.
Unretirement - is it for you

Unretirement – is it for you

For much of your employed life, you dreamed about not having to work. Retirement would be great. It would stretch out for years, a horizon… Continue reading

Unretirement - is it for you
2 young boys plus 1 young girl equal conflict

2 young boys plus 1 young girl equal conflict

“The Book of Life” Twentieth Century Fox 1 hour, 30 minutes   Growing up in the southwest, the grinning skulls and festive, yet somewhat grotesque… Continue reading

2 young boys plus 1 young girl equal conflict

What’s Happening

■ The Performing Arts Society 2014-2015 Concert Series presents the John Damberg Latin Jazz Sextet in a delightful evening of Brazilian, Afro-Cuban and original music.… Continue reading

Poem: Still So Happy

Still So HappyBy Brett Van Sickle, Kenai Today I found myself thinking, of the past five years of life. I still treasure every moment, since… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Best Bet ■ Triumvirate Theatre’s political satire “Lame Ducks and Dark Horses” runs Friday and Saturday at the Triumvirate Theatre North, 42715 Kenai Spur Highway,… Continue reading

Spanish actor Antonio Banderas poses for the media at the Cinema Academy in Madrid, Spain,  Friday Oct. 24, 2014.  Banderas will receive an honorary Goya award for his film career during the upcoming Goya Award Ceremony. (AP Photo/Abraham Caro Marin)

Never be afraid of robots? Perhaps we should be

“Automata” Millennium Entertainment 1 hour, 50 minutes   The weeks leading up to Halloween typically don’t offer a whole lot in the way of cinematic… Continue reading

Spanish actor Antonio Banderas poses for the media at the Cinema Academy in Madrid, Spain,  Friday Oct. 24, 2014.  Banderas will receive an honorary Goya award for his film career during the upcoming Goya Award Ceremony. (AP Photo/Abraham Caro Marin)
Be careful what you wish for

Be careful what you wish for

Be careful what you wish for. No doubt, you’ve been told that before. What you want and what you need are often two different things,… Continue reading

Be careful what you wish for

Poem: Please Vote Fish

Please Vote FishBy Steve M. Schoonmaker, Kasilof If the smell of a fresh caught Salmon in the last moments of it’s focused taking registered, and… Continue reading

This photo released by Sony Pictures Entertainment shows, from left, Shia LaBeouf as Boyd Swan, Logan Lerman as Norman, Brad Pitt as Sgt. Don Collier, Michael Pena as Trini Garcia, and Jon Bernthal as Grady Travis, in Columbia Pictures' "Fury."  (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Entertainment, Giles Keyte)

Reeling it in: ‘Fury’ a grim but effective war film

“Fury” Columbia Pictures 2 hours, 14 minutes Since “Saving Private Ryan” shook the cinematic world in 1998, WWII movies have been on a steady path.… Continue reading

This photo released by Sony Pictures Entertainment shows, from left, Shia LaBeouf as Boyd Swan, Logan Lerman as Norman, Brad Pitt as Sgt. Don Collier, Michael Pena as Trini Garcia, and Jon Bernthal as Grady Travis, in Columbia Pictures' "Fury."  (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Entertainment, Giles Keyte)

What’s Happening

Best Bet ■ Triumvirate Theatre’s political satire “Lame Ducks and Dark Horses” runs October 24, 25, 31 and Nov. 1 at the Triumvirate Theatre North,… Continue reading

Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Local flautist Tomoko Raften performing at Christ Lutheran of Soldotna, Thursday Oct. 17, 2014, in Soldotna, Alaska.

Local duo moves audience

A duo of Kenai Peninsula locals, flautist Tomoko Raften and pianist Maria Allison, pieced together an electric performance inside the Christ Lutheran Church of Soldotna’s… Continue reading

Photo by Kelly Sullivan/ Peninsula Clarion Local flautist Tomoko Raften performing at Christ Lutheran of Soldotna, Thursday Oct. 17, 2014, in Soldotna, Alaska.