Meet an Alaskan
Author John McPhee described them best: “Ordinary people with extraordinary dreams.” These could be the friendliest, most trusting people in America. When you spend time with people who grew up in Alaska, or have made Alaska their home, you’ll regain a renewed appreciation for a lifestyle that has fast disappeared in the Lower 48.
ANCHORAGE – Seasoned performers from Outside and kids from Alaska will share the stage next week for the Anchorage debut of the Broadway hit “Billy Elliot the Musical,” the story of a boy determined to make his dreams come true as a dancer. Braden King of Virginia will perform the title role. “Billy Elliot the Musical” runs Feb. 14-19 at the Atwood Concert Hall/Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at $49.25.
Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi Dancers
SITKA – Performances on Saturdays and every other Sunday. Held in a modern traditional Tlingit clan house, these dances are powerful performances that kids love. The booming echo of a drum, the smell of burning cedar, the lively chanting, and the energetic dance moves make for a memorable experience. The 30-minute performances include a story and five traditional songs. The dance troupe includes performers of all ages, dressed in colorful black and red blankets or traditional regalia.Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 ages 3-12. Sitka Tribe of Alaska (STA) is an Indian Reorganization Act Tribal government