Tag: Eagle River

Disenchanted! AFAA and Cyrano’s are joining forces.

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KSKA: Friday, January 26 at 2:45pm The Alaska Fine Arts Academy is taking a sabbatical to regroup and to focus on where their next step will be, but before they do, they are teaming up with Cyrano's Theatre Company for one last theatrical blast, and what a blast it is--Dennis T. Ginacino's Disenchanted! a musical of "royal renegades" (Rapunzel, Cinderella, Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, et.al.) who "toss off their tiaras" to tell it like it really is. Two of these "princesses", "Snow White" (Anna Cometa) and "Pocahontas" (Lailani Cook) join director Warren Weinstein today on Stage Talk to tell some of their secrets... LISTEN HERE

Alaska Fine Arts Academy 2017-2018 Season

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KSKA: Friday, July 14 at 2:45pm Eagle River's Alaska Fine Arts Academy is celebrating ten years of theatre and have announced their upcoming season. Executive Director Lailani Cook, celebrating the start of her second year as ED, comes on Stage Talk this week to give us an overview of what is coming up. LISTEN HERE

AFAA’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

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KSKA: Friday, March 17 at 2:30pm Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita) are recognized as two of the most popular musical theatre composer/lyricists today and The Alaska Fine Arts Academy of Eagle River is producing one of their most enduring, and earliest works based on the story of Joseph from the Old Testament, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. On this week's Stage Talk, AFAA's Executive Director Lailani Cook brings two of the actors, Arthur Braendel and Emma Wasko to talk about how this show is as entertaining for the entire family today as it was when it premiered in 1968. Joseph runs March 24-April 1st. LISTEN NOW 

AFAA’s Voodoo Macbeth

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Imagine Shakespeare's story of murder and magic, Macbeth as re-set in Bayou St. John in New Orleans during the time of famed Louisiana Creole practitioner of Voodoo, Marie Leveue and you have Tonia Hays' Voodoo Macbeth. Tune into Stage Talk this Friday to hear Actors Stephen Lochner and Kendra Gladwell along with Director Glenys Mee from Alaska Fine Arts Academy explain how it all goes together. Voodoo Macbeth runs only October 14th and 15th. KSKA: Friday, October 14 at 2:45pm LISTEN NOW

Meet AFAA’S New Executive Director: Lailani Cook

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Alaska Fine Arts Academy has a new Executive Director and she has a lot of plans for the Eagle River company. Join Lailani Cook this week on Stage Talk as she tells us about herself, her plans and the upcoming theatre season. KSKA: June 17 at 2:45pm

Alaska Fine Arts Academy

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Holly Lindsay from Eagle River's Alaska Fine Arts Academy drops by the studio to talk about all the exciting shows their Theatre Program has for the upcoming year. KSKA: Friday, August 7, at 2:45pm Listen Now:

AFAA’s The Little Town of Christmas

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Let's go on a trip to... oh say, The Little Town of Christmas as produced by The Alaska Fine Arts Academy. But first, let's hear from out trip advisors, Director Renee Chumley and Actor Betty Burke this week on Stage Talk.

Winnie-The-Pooh Comes to the Alaska Fine Arts Academy in Eagle River

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A. A. Milne's endearing and enduring characters Kanga, Eeyore, Piglet and Rabbit among others come to life in the Alaska Fine Arts Academy's production of Kristin Sergel's stage adaptation of Winnie-the-Pooh. AFAA's Executive Director Holly Linsay along with Co-Director Holly Tarkov and actor Chris Cox come on Stage Talk this week to let Jean and Steve in on all the fun. Winnie-the-Pooh opens in Eagle River on July 11th and runs through the 26th. KSKA: Friday, June 27, at 2:45 p.m. Listen now:

AFAA’s A Seussified Christmas Carol

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Scrooge gets a taste of green eggs and ham this season as Alaska Fine Arts Academy brings Peter Bloedel's A Seussified Christmas Carol to the stage December 6th and running through the 21st in Eagle River. KSKA: Friday 12/6 at 2:45pm Listen Now

Elvis Has Left the Graveyard

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What happens when several 1950s era teenage zombies meet a group of today's living teenagers? Alaska Fine Arts Academy's Robin Bassett joins Stage Talk this week to shed a little light on Leslie Caulfield's Shake Rattle and Rot, The Zombie Musical opening October 4th and running through October 26th in Eagle River. KSKA: Friday, 10/4 at 2:45pm Listen Now

AFAA presents This Is Where We Came In

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Alaska Fine Arts Academy in Eagle River is presenting Alan Ayckbourn's play for youth, This Is Where We Came In. Join Director James Jensen and Actor Talya Jensen to find out all about this exciting play that runs July 5th through the 20th this week on Stage Talk. KSKA: Friday July 12 at 2:45pm Download Audio

Charlotte’s Web presented by Alaska Fine Arts Academy

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E. B. White's beloved tale of love and hope filled with the magic of imagination comes to life as Alaska Fine Arts Academy of Eagle River presents a musical version of Charlotte's Web adapted by Joseph Robinette with music and lyrics by Charles Strouse. Director Renee Crumley and Angela Harris, who plays Charlotte, visit Stage Talk this week to let us know how it all comes together. KSKA: Friday 4/26 at 2:45pm Listen Now

AFAA prsnts Cmplt Wks Wm Shkspr (Abrgd)

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Three actors present thirty eight plays written by The Bard in less than two hours. Plus dinner! Join Director and Actor Krystal DeJesus and fellow Actor Andrew Smith as they talk about how The Alaska Fine Arts Academy is able to present The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) as Dinner Theatre at The Bear Mountain Grill in Eagle River. KSKA: Friday 2/1 at 2:45pm

Anchorage Storms Cause Widespread Electric Utility Damage

A series of high wind events in Anchorage over the past several days have meant power outages due to storm damage.

Holiday Theater in Anchorage and Eagle River

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... on stage. This week on Stage Talk directors from Alaska Theater of Youth (ATY) and Alaska Fine Arts Academy stop by to talk about the spirit of giving spreading on and off stage and their respective Christmas shows kicking off this weekend and next. Friday 12/2 at 2:45 pm

Police Close Off JBER Glenn Highway Gate

Glenn Highway the on and off-ramps leading to Fort Richardson are closed at this hour, as Anchorage Police deal with a suicide attempt at Fort Richardson. APD spokesperson Marlene Lammers says a caller alerted police to the situation at 6:15 am. APD officers are on site, along with a SWAT team negotiator and a K-9 team. Lammers says a young man is threatening suicide. It was the man's father who made the call.

APRN Speaker Series: BJ Leiderman

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Award-winning composer, BJ Leiderman will play with Kevin Barnett & The Lovin' Dog Kennel Club and the Anchorage Youth Symphony at the Discovery Theatre in Anchorage, Sept. 17 at 7:00 pm. Meet BJ at APTI for a reception before the show on Sept. 16.

“Not A Cappuccino” Filming in Eagle River

This month on Alaska Radio Reader Rambler, Anchorage-based, independent film makers, Annia Wyndham, Janna Shaw and Eric Hayden stop-by to talk about Not A Cappuccino, a romantic comedy currently being shot at Jitters coffeeshop in downtown Eagle River.

Plane Crash Kills Five Near Birchwood

At about 10:15 this morning Anchorage police responded to a plane crash near the Birchwood Airport in the Chugiak area. All five people aboard were killed.

Alaska News Nightly: June 30, 2008

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Yesterday's bear mauling of an Anchorage teenager has some people up in arms. But wildlife managers say they're not ready to shoot the bear,...