Arts

Arts and culture

Members of The Kachemak Bay Scottish Club were the guests on Slack Tide this morning and they brought the best in Scottish musicians with them.

Host, Chloe Pleznac welcomed
The Fire, live in the studio.  

Sandy Mazen is a familiar face to many Homer area residents. He is a longtime member of the Coast Guard Auxilliary and for many years taught the local auxiliary chapter’s Safe Boating classes.

Born in Teller, Alaska in 1928, Mazen graduated from Nome High School in 1946. At ninety-one years old, Mazen is now retired and has published a memoir,  Kiyonuk  An Arctic Alaska Boyhood. He stopped by KBBI studios yesterday for a chat with Kathleen Gustafson, beginning with a two minute reading from  Kiyonuk.

 

Tim Easton, Paco
Asia Freeman / Bunnell Street Arts Center

KBBI recorded Tim Easton's performance at Bunnell Street Arts Center on April 8, 2019.  Here is the full performance, with thanks to Tim Easton and also Asia Freeman of Bunnell.  Recorded by Jeff Lockwood.

KBBI hopes to record more local performances in the future. 

Candlelight Carols Concert 2018

Dec 25, 2018
Creative Commons

The Homer High School Swing Choir's annual
Candlelight,  Carols, and Deserts concert recorded live
at The Mariner Theater at Homer High School on December 19, 2018.

The Coffee Table: November 7, 2018

Nov 8, 2018

The  Coffee Table Book Club convenes this week to review and recommend books for your winter reading list. Author Dana Stabenow is the guest. You can link to her list of all the books discussed on the program at:

Bunnell Street Arts Center

Arts in Community is the topic
for this week's Coffee Table.
Our guests are Adele Person from Bunnell Street Arts Center, Susan Johnson from Homer Council on the Arts and Laurie Stuart from The Pratt Museum.

Bud Johnson

KBBI is proud to announce a new music show in our lineup. Tune in on Sunday for Acoustic Accents with host, Bud Johnson.

It's an hour of acoustic folk, Americana, country and more with music and interviews with some of the best in the business. The show is produced here in Homer and will air every Sunday from two to three p.m.

The Coffee Table - October 25, 2017

Oct 27, 2017

Get some recommendations for your winter reading list on this week's Coffee Table with special guest Dana Stabenow and host, Terry Rensel.

You can find a list of all the books that we talked about at Dana's web site, https://stabenow.com/2017/10/25/coffee-table-books/.

 

Our Town: Homer Stories

Apr 10, 2017
Terry Rensel

As part of the Homer Big Read 2017, KBBI and Friends of the Homer Library collected stories about “our town,” Homer and the surrounding area. These stories give a brief glimpse into what life is like in Homer, what makes us unique, or defines our experience living here.

You can find our more about the project, and hear all the stories, here

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Talia Schlanger takes over as Host of World Cafe

Apr 3, 2017
Talia Schlanger

As of Monday April 3rd, Talia Schlanger takes over as the new Host of World Cafe. Founding Host, David Dye, retired as of March 31st.

Alaska Artist To Install Salmon Sculpture On The Spit

Mar 23, 2017
Courtesy of the Homer Foundation

A new sculpture will soon be in place on the Homer Spit. Its name is “The Giving Salmon" and it will be a six-foot bronze installation of a fish in front of the new Boat House Pavilion.

The salmon is being erected to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Homer Foundation, a philanthropic organization in the community.

Juan Sarmiento

Homer High School senior Juan Sarmiento is one of 10 finalists competing for the chance to represent Alaska at the National Poetry Out Loud Competition.

KBBI’s Shahla Farzan spoke with Sarmiento about the competition and how he first became interested in poetry.

Local Metalworker Turns Forks Into Bikes

Feb 24, 2017
Pratt Museum

Bikes by the Bay is the exhibit by local metalworking artist Don Henry currently on display at the Pratt Museum.

Growing up in Montana, he was around motorbikes from an early age. Since moving to Homer, he’s dedicated more of his time to making art, using bikes and salvaged materials as inspiration.


Michael Dirda

Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic Michael Dirda will give a keynote presentation on Feb. 25 at the Homer Public Library as part of this year’s Big Read program. Dirda is a long-time columnist for The Washington Post and has written for a number of other publications, including The New York Review of Books.

KBBI’s Shahla Farzan spoke with Dirda about how he first developed his love for reading and where he stands on the "book versus tablet" debate.


Winter Landscape Inspires Local Artist In Bunnell Show

Feb 23, 2017
Bunnell Street Arts Center

For the month of February, the interior of the Bunnell Street Arts Center is covered top to bottom in dried winter plants.

It’s the first exhibition by local textile artist and conservationist Mandy Bernard, who was Bunnell’s local artist in residence in January.

KBBI’s Shady Grove Oliver spoke with Bernard about her work, the natural world, and finding a place to call home:


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