State of Art

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State of Art is a weekly audio program covering arts, entertainment and culture in the Anchorage area.

Hosted by:
Ammon Swenson

Listen to State of Art on KSKA FM 91.1 in Anchorage, AK.
Fridays at 8:00 p.m. and as part of Hometown, Alaska on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Mad Myrna’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ is a unique take on the beloved rock opera | State of Art

This version features a paired down, all-female cast performing in an intimate setting. The show opens on March 7.

Meet this year’s Fur Rondy pin designer (and his mom) | State of Art

We go downtown to the Fur Rondy HQ to speak with Corey Green, and his mom, about their family's long history with the event, pins and more.

Local filmmaker highlights Latino culture in Alaska | State of Art

Indra Arriaga Delgado's "Sabor Ártico: Latinos en Alaska" was selected by Latino Public Broadcasting as part of new digital series.

Alaska-born soprano returns to Anchorage for upcoming spring-centric concert | State of Art

Anchorage Festival of Music's "Visions of Spring" features Victoria Fraser alongside a baroque quartet performing uplifting classics.

Alaska author’s newest novel examines wild spaces, unlikely alliances and the healing power of the state

Kim Heacox's novel "On Heaven's Hill" is based in an Alaska town where a controversial development brings together unlikely allies.

When opera spans the political divide | State of Art

Anchorage Opera's upcoming "Scalia/Ginsburg" playfully looks at the relationship between two Supreme Court justices and their love of opera.

This year’s Alaska Music Summit intends to find solutions to unique challenges | State of Art

The summit is open to musicians, educators and anyone who wants to attend. It takes place this weekend at the Nave and UAA.

Upcoming play examines ‘The Lifespan of a Fact’ | State of Art

The play is based on the true story of an essayist and a magazine’s fact checker locked in a battle of wills over the meaning of truth.

Anchorage Festival of Music’s upcoming snow-centric concert combines music, poetry and more | State of Art

"Snow Music" will feature works like "Winter" from Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" to “Walking in the Air” from the animated classic "The Snowman."

Local filmmakers hope project breathes new life in Alaska movie industry | State of Art

Meet the brother and sister directing/producing duo and hear about their project "STRANGER."