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Make it Alaskan Festival kicks off holiday craft show season

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Emotional conclusion to Hiland Mountain Lullaby Project

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Inspired by homicide victim, local artist hopes to help others

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Arrgh mateys: Talk Like A Pirate Day takes off ahead of Pirate Pub Crawl

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Zuill Bailey’s one-man cello crusade

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    Make it Alaskan Festival kicks off holiday craft show season

    by Heather Hintze on Sep 30, 18:59

    Like its name suggests, everything you’ll find at the Make it Alaskan Festival is made in Alaska. While most of the 140 vendors came with a complete inventory to the show at the Sullivan Arena, artists like Sarah Chatfield continued to piece together products in their free time. “I try to stay busy while I’m […]

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    Emotional conclusion to Hiland Mountain Lullaby Project

    by Rhonda McBride on Sep 25, 12:01

    The inmates who took to the stage at a concert on Saturday clearly weren’t used to applause, which broke out often, along with tears that flowed from the audience and inmates alike. Several hundred people filled the gym at the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center in Eagle River to hear lullabies inmates wrote for their children. The […]

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    Inspired by homicide victim, local artist hopes to help others

    by Eric Ruble on Sep 21, 20:07

    The inside of the Kaladi Brothers Coffee on Brayton Drive is cozy, warm and intimate. It’s a stark contrast to the dark East Anchorage intersection where Treyveonkindell Thompson – known to friends as Trey – was found dead on July 29. Yet in the back room of the coffee shop, you can find a collection […]

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    Arrgh mateys: Talk Like A Pirate Day takes off ahead of Pirate Pub Crawl

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Sep 19, 20:16

    Sept. 19 is International Talk Like A Pirate Day, and Anchorage is not excluded from the swashbuckling fun. KTVA 11′s Emily Carlson, known as the pirate Shiny Buckles Doubloon, sat down with Kevin Hall, the founder of the annual Pirate Pub Crawl. This year’s pub crawl will be on Saturday, Sept. 24. The event benefits […]

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    Zuill Bailey’s one-man cello crusade

    by Rhonda McBride on Sep 16, 19:53

    Zuill Bailey and his 323-year-old cello turn up in cities all over the country. But since he took over as artistic director of the Sitka Summer Music Festival in 2011, he says Alaska has begun to feel like home. He now spends more than four months a year here. In September, he came to Anchorage […]

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    Now 50, “Star Trek” continues to live long and prosper

    by CBS News on Sep 08, 19:23

    “Star Trek”’s exploration of the final frontier has spanned five decades now, with more to come, as Faith Salie now explains… “Space: The final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise …” It’s a line that launched a pop culture powerhouse — a line that, would you believe, even 50 years later, STILL doesn’t sound […]

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    Mountain Bike Festival brings adrenaline junkies to Girdwood

    by Eric Ruble on Sep 04, 18:30

    The warmest days of the year have passed, but there is still plenty of summer fun to be had in Girdwood. This weekend, the Alyeska Resort hosted the Mountain Bike Festival, which includes a number of races and events for adventure seekers. Sunday, a focal point of the day was the Enduro race, which featured […]

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    Willy Wonka star, Gene Wilder, dies at age 83

    by Associated Press on Aug 29, 12:00

    Gene Wilder, the star of such comedy classics as “Young Frankenstein” and “Blazing Saddles,” has died. He was 83. Wilder’s nephew said Monday that the actor and writer died late Sunday in Stamford, Connecticut from complications from Alzheimer’s disease. The frizzy-haired actor was a master at playing panicked characters caught up in schemes that only […]

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    Alaska Native art at the state fair tells a story of tradition

    by Eric Ruble on Aug 28, 20:01

    Past the food vendors and carnival rides, one will find something unique to this state fair: a collection of booths packed with Alaska Native art dubbed The Gathering Place. There, a dozen or so artists sell their handmade pieces. Jeremy Lieb, who is also known as Sivaluaq, designs ornamental paintings using ink and reindeer skin. […]

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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. […]