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World-class musician tests out Anchorage's first world-class Bosendorfer piano

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'The drum cleanses your heart': Ida’Ina Friendship Gathering combines cultures from around the world

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Pop superstar Prince found dead at his Minnesota home

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Doris Roberts, "Everybody Loves Raymond" star, dies at 90

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Netflix is getting so original, it's overtaken HBO


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    World-class musician tests out Anchorage’s first world-class Bosendorfer piano

    by Heather Hintze on Apr 29, 19:41

    When you have a world-class piano it only makes sense to have a world-class musician test it out. A viewer called KTVA to tell us Classic Pianos, in Government Hill, had its first ever Bosendorfer piano. It’s hand-made in Austria and retails for $125,000. Lithuanian musician Edvinas Minkstimas happened to be in Anchorage for a […]

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    ‘The drum cleanses your heart’: Ida’Ina Friendship Gathering combines cultures from around the world

    by Eric Ruble on Apr 24, 18:01

    A celebration of culture continued Sunday at the Egan Center in Anchorage. Billed as the largest multicultural event in Alaska, the Ida’Ina Friendship Gathering brought together performers and artists from around the world. Many Alaska Native dancers performed, including at the opening ceremony, which was accompanied by the loud, rhythmic beating of a drum. “The […]

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    Pop superstar Prince found dead at his Minnesota home

    by Associated Press on Apr 21, 9:22

    Pop music superstar Prince has been found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis. His publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, told The Associated Press the music icon was found dead at his home Thursday in Chanhassen. The singer, songwriter, arranger and instrumentalist was widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive musicians of his era, drawing upon […]

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    Doris Roberts, “Everybody Loves Raymond” star, dies at 90

    by Shannon Luibrand / CBS News on Apr 18, 16:50

    Actress Doris Roberts, the beloved star of “Everybody Loves Raymond” has died, her family confirms. She was 90. Roberts was a five-time Emmy award winner with a career that spanned six decades. She died in her sleep Sunday in Los Angeles of natural causes, a statement from her family said. Roberts’ acting career began in […]

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    Netflix is getting so original, it’s overtaken HBO

    by Associated Press on Apr 18, 13:30

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Netflix’s race to make itself a leader in original programming is paying off. Last year it produced more exclusive shows, measured in hours, than HBO. But its aggressive expansion isn’t without cost; next month, it will raise prices for loyal subscribers, and it faces tougher competition from less expensive rivals. In […]

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    Musicians give special performance on Alaska Airlines flight to Seattle

    by KTVA Web Staff on Apr 13, 23:37

    The 42nd Annual Alaska Folk Festival wrapped up Sunday in Juneau. The event saw seven full days of performances at Juneau’s Centennial Hall, with additional performances taking place all across town. While official events ended Sunday, it’s a regular occurrence for musicians to stay and jam Monday and Tuesday. The annual event brings musicians from […]

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    100 Stone project taken down after five months

    by Eric Ruble on Apr 09, 18:02

    Looking out into Cook Inlet Saturday morning, the weather looked much like it did in winter: dark, gray and cloudy. It took a team of 70 volunteers only a few hours to clear 68 statues, each one of them molded from an Alaskan battling mental illness. Artist Sarah Davies said the 100 Stone project was only […]

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    Downtown Dining Week offers incentives for locals to eat out

    by KTVA 11 News on Apr 08, 6:25

    If you want a night out without breaking the bank, the Anchorage Downtown Partnership (ADP) has a deal for you. Twenty-six restaurants are participating in Downtown Dining Week. Until April 17, each is offering fixed-price meals. There are $10 and $15 specials for lunch and $30 dinner deals. At Muse, the restaurant inside the Anchorage Museum, […]

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    Colony High School marching band selected to play in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

    by Shannon Ballard on Apr 07, 20:47

    Members of Palmer’s Colony High School marching band received quite a surprise Thursday afternoon. They’ve been chosen to play in the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. What began as a normal school day quickly turned to cheers of excitement as staff informed the band members of the surprise. “I really wanted […]

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    Country legend Merle Haggard dies at 79 of pneumonia

    by Associated Press on Apr 06, 10:35

    Country giant Merle Haggard, who celebrated outlaws, underdogs and an abiding sense of national pride in such hits as “Okie From Muskogee” and “Sing Me Back Home,” died Wednesday at 79, on his birthday. Haggard’s manager, Frank Mull, said the country icon died in Palo Cedro, California, of pneumonia. A masterful guitarist, fiddler and songwriter […]

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    Greetings from UNO; Alaska capital gets renamed for April Fool’s Day

    by Associated Press on Apr 01, 10:15

    On April Fool’s Day, the capital of Alaska will go by the name of card game UNO, not Juneau. No joke. It’s a play on words and part of a promotion with game and toy maker Mattel Inc., which is drawing attention to new wild cards in its UNO game by partnering with the rugged […]

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    Snoop Dogg responds to call of the wild on ‘Planet Snoop’

    by Associated Press on Mar 25, 14:41

    Snoop Dogg heard the call of the wild, and he responded. The rapper is providing commentary for nature and other videos on “Planet Snoop,” a new series on his Merry Jane website. The world learned of Snoop Dogg’s skill as nature host when his parodies of the “Plant Earth” documentary series aired on ABC’s “Jimmy […]

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    Brothers plan to paddleboard from Alaska to Mexico

    by Associated Press on Mar 20, 17:02

    Two brothers from California have set off from Ketchikan to paddleboard to the U.S.-Mexico border. The Ketchikan Daily News reports  that Casey and Ryan Higginbotham set off from Ketchikan on Friday on two 18-foot paddleboards with the goal of hand paddling 100-miles to Prince Rupert. The brothers intend to spend the next five months making […]

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    Deadliest Catch star flown to Anchorage hospital for medical emergency

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 02, 19:46

    One of the stars of the Discovery Channel show Deadliest Catch has been flown to an Anchorage hospital after experiencing a medical emergency at sea. Show officials tweeted out an update on Sig Hansen, captain of the fishing vessel Northwestern, on Wednesday. “[Hansen] experienced chest pain at sea,” they wrote. “While he wanted to keep […]

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    Fur Rondy fashion

    by Heather Hintze on Feb 26, 20:55

    The sled dog races were the big draw for the first day of Fur Rendezvous. It was also the first chance for people to show off their finest furs. “I’m wearing my beaver boots, as well as seal and moose yoyos,” said Anchorage resident Melanie SanAngelo, who turned the yoyos into rubber band holders for […]

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    Anchorage couple competes in cross-country reality show race

    by Daybreak Staff on Feb 25, 16:01

    One Anchorage couple is competing for $25,000 on BYUtv’s new reality competition show “Relative Race.” The show features four team couples looking for unknown relatives during a 10-day race from San Francisco to New York. The show doesn’t premier until Feb. 28, but Thursday morning Janice and Patrick Wright gave Daybreak a peek at what […]

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    Anchorage Opera heads to rural Alaska to perform Inupiaq adaptation of ‘Hansel & Gretel’

    by Heather Hintze on Feb 11, 18:31

    The Anchorage Opera is taking its show in the road. It has partnered with the University of Alaska Anchorage Opera Ensemble to put on a performance called “Aklaq and Nayak,” an Inupiaq adaptation of Hansel and Gretel. It’s the first production in the opera’s education touring program called “AO-2-Go.” With funding from the Nome Arts […]

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    Indigenous Film Festival celebrates culture and community

    by Heather Hintze on Feb 10, 21:20

    Native stories from around the world will be featured at the Alaska Native Heritage Center’s Indigenous World Film Festival in Anchorage. “It’s a unique festival in that we have only native people,” said organizer Steven Blanchett. “People from Maori, Hawaii, Sami, First Nations in Canada, Greenland so we really focus on those indigenous films, filmmakers […]

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    Robotic tour guide opens Anchorage Museum to global audience

    by Bonney Bowman on Feb 10, 20:25

    New technology is opening up the Anchorage Museum to visitors outside Alaska. The museum tested out a new telepresence robot Wednesday. Museum expert Ethan Angelica beamed in from New York City via the Internet and took a tour. “It’s so important that we hear each other’s stories and this is the fastest and easiest way […]

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    Grace Christian 5th grader a finalist in ‘Doodle 4 Google’ competition

    by Heather Hintze on Feb 04, 19:34

      ANCHORAGE — It’s possible you could see an Anchorage student’s artwork the next time you use Google’s homepage. For the past eight years, the internet giant has had kids submit their best drawings of the iconic ‘Google’ logo. Celebrity judges pick their favorite from each state. Grace Christian 5th grader Lucas Schild’s design was […]