Alaska Live

Schedule varies

The Alaska Live series of live performance and conversations with visiting and local artists is made possible from a generous grant from Design Alaska and contributors like you.

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The Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival attracts many talented guest artists and participants. Pianist Ian Scarfe was joined by chamber musicians from his workshops and lessons to share the joys of classical and chamber music.

Jim Bell created a wealth of music for the Palace Theater and Saloon. Sarah Mitchell and Friends crowded into the KUAC studios to celebrate these clever songs. Bell's music lives on through the Palace shows and local performances. Get the back story on many of your favorites or soon-to-be favorites then hear them in performance. Like a gold nugget, these performances stand out and shine!

Wes Colquette

Apr 28, 2016

Born and raised in Alaska, Wes Colquette writes songs from the heart and the Alaskan experience. Colquette is releasing his debut "Gypsy Heart" in just a couple weeks and shared many selections and the stories behind the tunes. One song that Colquette played did make it on the show but not on the album because he had just wrote it hours before the show.

Lorna Eder started planning a UAF Collaborative Faculty Recital and needed to invite a fellow musician to join her. Dane Little is an accomplished performance musician and is also Eder's sibling. This session gives insightful background into the 20th century pieces and wonderfully played excerpts from their recital.

Kray Van Kirk

Jan 21, 2016

Guitarist and singer/songwriter Kray Van Kirk has released his first CD in twenty years "The Road to Elfland". Listen to live performances of songs from this release and the stories behind the songs.


Lori Neufeld

The Chrisman Sisters

Aug 20, 2015

Beth Chrisman has had a big year with her Austin band, The Carper Family. They've played both A Prairie Home Companion and Mountain Stage. Younger sister Tara continues to front bands in Alaska and in this session they bring originals, sweet sister harmonies and a friend from Beth's original band to sing with them, Jessica Wood. Stories from the road and country tunes, both originals and classics abound in this session.

Funky and fun, Ukulele Russ and the Fairbanks All Stars entertain and lay down some serious grooves. The first half of the set list was dominated by animal-themed originals, including a useful song to know when out in the wilds of Alaska "Bear Safety".

Balto

Aug 10, 2015

Portland-based Balto plays rock and roll that focuses on the original songwriting from guitarist and vocalist Daniel Sheron. Balto has ties to Fairbanks through electric guitarist and vocalist, Luke Beckel, founding member of Fairbanks favorite Sweating Honey. Alaska Live showcased Balto's tight harmonies and stories from their Alaska tour.

Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival Opera Artistic Director, Jaunelle Celaire invited guest artists and participants from the Opera/Musical Theatre program. Participants performed excerpts from popular operas and talked about the lead up to their performance on Davis Concert Hall Stage Saturday afternoon.

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