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Caribou masks capture spirit of Nunamiut culture

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Local cider, kombucha bring new fizz to Anchorage

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Veteran '60 Minutes' newsman Morley Safer dies at 84

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

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Guy Clark, Grammy-winning musician, dead at 74

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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 […]

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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 […]