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Cyrano's cleans out 35 years of theater history

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Fairbanks rappers kicked out of Tanana Valley State Fair during scheduled performance

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PHOTOS: Parade of Bears

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State museum searching for new solo artists to feature

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'Game of Thrones' to end after season 8, but 7th still ahead

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    Cyrano’s cleans out 35 years of theater history

    by Bonney Bowman on Aug 16, 19:39

    It takes a lot of stuff to put on a play — from actors and scripts to costumes and props — and in 35 years of shows, Cyrano’s Theatre Company has collected a lot of that stuff. Now staff and volunteers are going through it all, deciding what to keep and finding some hidden gems […]

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    Fairbanks rappers kicked out of Tanana Valley State Fair during scheduled performance

    by Jason Sear on Aug 13, 9:34

    ANCHORAGE — What began as a normal evening of scheduled performances at the annual Tanana Valley State Fair in Fairbanks Thursday ended in dramatic fashion when the final act was cut short, and the performers were kicked off the fairgrounds. The aftermath of the event was captured live on Facebook, igniting an online conversation centered on […]

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    PHOTOS: Parade of Bears

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Aug 06, 16:28

    Some colorful creatures are taking over downtown Anchorage and other locations. The first wave of statues in the Parade of Bears project has been installed, and more bears are scheduled to be put on display in the next few weeks. Local businesses sponsored each bear for around $1,750, to benefit the International Conference on Bear Research […]

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    State museum searching for new solo artists to feature

    by Davis Hovey / KNOM on Aug 02, 22:15

    By Sept. 12, the Alaska State Museum in Juneau will have selected solo artists to feature in their own exhibits for the next two years. Jackie Manning, the curator of exhibitions at the State Museum, says the six artists, who will be selected from applicants all over the state, will receive a special perk or honor. […]

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    ‘Game of Thrones’ to end after season 8, but 7th still ahead

    by Associated Press on Jul 30, 12:55

    HBO is confirming what “Game of Thrones” fans never wanted to hear: The fantasy-thriller phenomenon will be coming to an end after Season 8. Recently HBO renewed the series – adapted from George R.R. Martin’s novels – for a shortened seventh season consisting of seven episodes. The eighth season will bring the saga to a […]

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    394-year-old Shakespeare book on display in Juneau

    by Associated Press on Jul 28, 8:27

    Alaska’s state library has opened a new exhibit featuring a nearly 400-year-old William Shakespeare book containing 36 plays. The Juneau Empire reports visitors to the Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum in Juneau can view Shakespeare’s First Folio through Aug. 24. The visiting copy of the book, printed in 1623, is one of only 234 […]

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    PHOTOS: Pokémon in Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jul 11, 20:11

    Pokémon Go players in Alaska sent in their shots of Pokémon seen around the state. Can you catch ‘em all? Submit your photos: http://bit.ly/1OqJDY1

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    Musicians host funeral for historic downtown Anchorage landmark

    by Daniella Rivera on Jul 10, 17:45

    It’s a question many Alaskans who live in Anchorage have: What will happen to the old Fourth Avenue Theatre? With no clear answer in sight, local musicians hosted a “funeral” for the landmark Sunday, celebrating the former life of what they called the historic gem of downtown Anchorage. People brought flowers, and shared memories. “The Fourth Avenue […]

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    Singing sisters return to Barrow to celebrate EP release with hometown

    by Sierra Starks on Jul 07, 8:08

    Singing sisters Jamie and Jennifer Christensen had to leave Alaska to pursue their music dreams. The two landed in Los Angeles in 2014, where they opened a commercial recording studio and began working on their debut extended play (EP), titled “Here We Come.” After spending months on the project, the pop duo released their EP […]

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    Art project brings actor Shia LaBeouf to southcentral Alaska

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 23, 9:56

    Today is the last day in a long journey for a group of artists that includes actor Shia LaBeouf — a journey that ends in Anchorage, Alaska. The Guardian reports that LaBeouf and his “meta-modernist art collective” have been traveling the world as part of #TAKEMEANYWHERE, an art project where they’ve been letting the public […]

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    Wu-Tang Clan to play show this August in Anchorage

    by Jessica Stugelmayer on Jun 10, 12:30

    Would you like to try Wu-Tang style? You might just have the chance this summer. Hip-hop icons Wu-Tang Clan are coming to Anchorage in August to perform during the 20th-anniversary party for Moose’s Tooth, according to a Facebook post by the venue. The August 13 show will be a 21-and-over event with tickets ranging from $58-65. […]

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    Russian film crew films St. Herman documentary on Kodiak

    by Associated Press on Jun 08, 14:16

    KODIAK, Alaska (AP) – A film crew from Russia is retracing the life of St. Herman on Kodiak Island. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports (https://is.gd/ybaqwm) all members of the four-man crew are from the Ryazan territory of Russia, where St. Herman was born about 1750. St. Herman was part of the Russian mission that came […]

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    50 years of music: Concert held to honor Alaska choral teacher

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jun 05, 11:38

    Former students came together Saturday night to honor the work of an Alaska choral teacher in the best way they knew how: with music. “In a typical career, a teacher may work for 20 to 30 years; however, for 50 years Cam McCarrey Bohman has helped thousands of Alaskan youth,” Tammy Hogge, president of the West […]

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    Downtown Anchorage summer concert series kicks off

    by Bonney Bowman on Jun 01, 19:26

    The downtown Anchorage summer concert series kicked off  Wednesday in downtown Anchorage. The Anchorage Downtown Partnership (ADP) hosts the weekly Music in the Park concert series at Peratrovich Park, Wednesdays at 12 p.m. The series features local and traveling bands. Besides the music, the Anchorage Downtown Partnership also works to keep the area clean and […]

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    Caribou masks capture spirit of Nunamiut culture

    by Heather Hintze on May 26, 20:39

    Caribou mask making is an intricate art form Lela Ahgook has honed over time. At 72 years old, she’s now an elder in Anaktuvuk Pass, where she’s been creating masks since the 1960s. “Every piece of the caribou is here,” she pointed out where she used the hoof on the forehead of a mask lined […]

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    Local cider, kombucha bring new fizz to Anchorage

    by Heather Hintze on May 20, 8:03

    Double Shovel looks like your average brewery, but there’s a fruity twist in their tanks. “The juice goes in this first then we pitch the yeast, then it gets to work and eats all the sugars up and turns it into a nice, dry cider,” co-owner Galen Jones explained. The cider company is just getting […]

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    Veteran ’60 Minutes’ newsman Morley Safer dies at 84

    by Associated Press on May 19, 10:13

    NEW YORK (AP) — CBS says veteran journalist and “60 Minutes” correspondent Morley Safer has died at age 84. Safer was equally at home reporting on social injustices, abstract art and war-time atrocities. He already was a CBS News mainstay in 1970 when he joined “60 Minutes,” which had debuted just two years earlier. He […]

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    Gov. Walker signs bill clearing way for Dave & Buster’s to open in Alaska

    by Associated Press on May 17, 11:00

    Bill Walker has signed into law legislation that would clear the way for the restaurant Dave & Buster’s to do business in Alaska. The bill, from Sen. Lesil McGuire, makes clear that businesses with arcade-style games in which tokens can be redeemed for onsite toys and candy or claw machines used to grab goodies from […]

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    Guy Clark, Grammy-winning musician, dead at 74

    by Associated Press on May 17, 9:00

    Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Guy Clark has died. Clark died Tuesday at his home in Nashville, Tennessee, according to his manager, Keith Case. He was 74 and had been in poor health, although Case didn’t give an official cause of death. A native of Monahans, Texas, Clark was known for such hits as “L.A. Freeway” and “Desperados […]

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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 […]