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.

Alaska Live archives are available on this page and more about Alaska Live TV and episodes can be found at http://kuac.org/kuac-tv/alaska-live-tv/

A message of peace and harmony filled the KUAC Alaska Live studios when Ladysmith Black Mambazo sang, danced and shared stories of freedom and justice. Find out what happened in the 70's when the group kept winning competitions in their home country of South Africa. Hear in their own words what it was like to have Nelson Mandela walk on to stage and perform with them and then have them perform at his Nobel Peace Prize ceremony. Moving songs and stories from Ladysmith Black Mambazo on this Alaska Live session.

Cotton Ginny

Jan 19, 2018

Local favorites Cotton Ginny shared sweet ballads and bootstompin' bluesy originals. Band leader and songwriter, Caitlin Frye put together veterans of the Fairbanks music scene; Travis Burrows on drums, George Gianakopoulos on upright bass, Jeremiah Bakken on electric guitar. Stories behind the songs and getting into music abound in this Alaska Live session.

Heather Hinzman


In this segment, members of the Fairbanks Light Opera Theatre perform in the Alaska Live Studios.  Members Lorri Heveveld, Shauna Gloria, Alvin Espejo, Birdie Wattum, Bekka Hunter, Kaitlyn Hammond, Karley Thrun, Ted Sponsel, Niko Floyd, and Sue Larsen present segments from the classic Broadway hit "Meet Me In St. Louis" directed by Mary Catherine Moroney.

Fireweed Fiddle

Sep 15, 2017
Mak Landry

Fireweed Fiddle brought originals written by band leader and fiddler, Rachel DeTemple to the KUAC studios. Marked by veterans of the Alaska music scene, wonderful female harmonies and energy to spare, Fireweed Fiddle is some of Fairbanks' Finest.

Seamus Egan Project

Sep 8, 2017
Nancy Tarnai

Ever wondered what is the difference between a gig and a reel? Find out the answer to that and many more questions about the Seamus Egan Project right here. They played heart-wrenching originals and toe-tapping traditionals on this Alaska Live session.

Pianist Miki Sawada

Sep 8, 2017
Nancy Tarnai

Small community centers and gathering places in Alaska are the focus of Miki Sawada's "Gather Hear Alaska" tour. Have UHaul, acoustic/electronic piano, videographer and tour dates--will travel. Pianist Sawada believes in bringing classical music to far-flung places to connect through really listening together.

Kim Richey

Aug 26, 2017
Lori Neufeld

Live performance and conversation in the KUAC studios with singer/songwriter Kim Richey.

Bow Thayer Trio

Aug 26, 2017
Mak Landry

The Bow Thayer Trio performs originals from Bow Thayer himself. He's made a new instrument, the Bojotar, featured in the "plugged in" part of the show. Krishna Guthrie plays guitar and drums in the trio and brings a family tradition of American music to the band through the lineage of Woody Guthrie (great grandfather) and Arlo Guthrie (grandfather). Alex Abraham harmonizes on vocals and makes up the rhythm section for the trio.

Heather Hinzman

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