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Hollywood hopefuls turn out for ‘Hunter Killer’ extras casting call

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New film shows decline in wild salmon and hope in Alaska

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Creative space opens to Anchorage needleworkers

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'Coast Guard Alaska' to begin final season

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Alaska State Fair announces five 2015 performances

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    Hollywood hopefuls turn out for ‘Hunter Killer’ extras casting call

    by Jacquie Slater on Feb 22, 10:43

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    New film shows decline in wild salmon and hope in Alaska

    by Kate McPherson on Feb 20, 14:30

    A film highlighting the decline of wild salmon in the Pacific Northwest and the hope found in Alaska’s fisheries played to a sold-out crowd at the Bear Tooth Theatrepub Thursday night. ‘The Breach” examines the destruction of salmon habitat, including Washington’s Elwha River and the fight to remove the dam. Bristol Bay’s fishery and the […]

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    Creative space opens to Anchorage needleworkers

    by Hope Miller on Feb 18, 19:51

    “Hacker wear” is a concept that fascinates Keren Lowell. It’s the act of taking a mishmash of clothing and repurposing it, she explained Sunday night as she made alterations to the waistband of a bright orange skirt, originally a puffy vest likely from a thrift shop. Hacker wear is one of many facets she hopes […]

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    ‘Coast Guard Alaska’ to begin final season

    by Associated Press on Feb 17, 8:52

    The Weather Channel’s “Coast Guard Alaska” is set to begin its final season next week. The Daily Sitka Sentinel (http://is.gd/vbejvB) reports the reality series is set to launch its final season next Monday after four seasons. Sitka resident Mary Goddard was a camera operator in the taping of the show, which was filmed in Sitka […]

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    Alaska State Fair announces five 2015 performances

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 12, 10:46

    The Alaska State Fair has announced five confirmed concerts for this year’s event. The fair, which runs Aug. 27 to Sept. 7, will include the sounds of re-established Blood, Sweat & Tears, rock band Daughtry and country stars David Nail, Lee Brice and Kacey Musgraves. The rest of the fair’s lineup is still being finalized, […]

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    Anchorage artist needs community’s help for more downtown mural projects

    by Heather Hintze on Feb 10, 21:34

    The best way to describe Richard Zeigler, better known as Ziggy, is a jack-of-all-trades. He’s a leather craftsman, a furrier and a fourth-generation cobbler. “Since I was about 7 years old, I guess, my father used to take me to a shoe factory in St. Louis,” he said. For Ziggy, the best way to make […]

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    Oscars 2015: ‘Birdman,’ ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ lead nominees

    by Lauren Moraski/CBSnews.com on Jan 15, 10:44

    “Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” lead this year’s crop of Oscars nominees with nine nods each, including best picture. “The Imitation Game” follows closely behind with eight nominations, while Clint Eastwood’s Navy SEAL film “American Sniper,” starring best actor nominee Bradley Cooper, along with Richard Linklater’s coming-of-age movie “Boyhood” have six nominations each. The 2015 best picture nominees […]

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    Local brewers kick off Alaska Beer Week

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 09, 21:12

    Alaska Beer Week is something locals wait for all year long, and brings together brewers and connoisseurs alike from all over the state to celebrate Alaska’s unique and diverse taste. Glacier Brewhouse is going big with 22 brews on tap, like Oatmeal Stout and an Oak Aged Peated Scotch Ale. Head brewer Kevin Burton said with […]

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    Photography project highlights 2 Alaskan centenarians

    by Sierra Starks on Jan 08, 7:05

    Living to see 100 years old is not for the faint of heart. Capturing the essence of what it’s like to be a member of the coveted centenarian club is even harder — unless you’re photographer Danny Goldfield. “To Live 10,000 Years” is Goldfield’s photo project. The 47-year-old, who lives in Massachusetts, aims to photograph […]

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    Alaska Railroad seeks artists for 2016 print contest

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Jan 01, 16:01

    The Alaska Railroad Corporation is looking for local artists to create next year’s official print. Each year, ARRC hosts a commemorative art contest to find the following year’s official railroad print. “The annual Alaska Railroad artwork has become a favorite among rail fans and Alaska art collectors alike. Every year we look forward to seeing […]

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    Bear Tooth Theatrepub says hundreds of tickets sold for ‘The Interview’

    by Sierra Starks on Dec 30, 16:21

    Tickets for Sony Pictures’ “The Interview” went on sale today at Anchorage’s Bear Tooth Theatrepub. The independent theater didn’t start officially selling tickets until 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, but many residents were outside the theater as early as 8 a.m. to reserve seats for the showing of their choice. “We had a solid line out the […]

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    BLM seeks applicants for Alaska artist-in-residence program

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 30, 8:21

    If you’re an artist inspired by the wilderness, the federal Bureau of Land Management has a program that might interest you. The BLM is seeking candidates for its winter artist-in-residence program in the White Mountains National Recreation Area, located about an hour outside Fairbanks. The weeklong program is open to both established and emerging artists […]

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    Who hacked Sony becomes Internet’s new mystery

    by Tami Abdollah/AP on Dec 24, 13:09

    Everyone has a theory about who really hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. Despite President Barack Obama’s conclusion that North Korea was the culprit, the Internet’s newest game of whodunit continues. Top theories include disgruntled Sony insiders, hired hackers, other foreign governments or Internet hooligans. Even some experts are undecided, with questions about why the communist […]

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    ‘The Interview’ is now available for online viewing

    by Associated Press on Dec 24, 8:55

    People who want to see the Sony Pictures film “The Interview” won’t have to wait until Christmas. It is now available for rental on a variety of digital platforms — including Google Play and YouTube Movies. The movie costs $5.99 to stream and $14.99 to purchase. It was just a few days ago that tomorrow’s […]

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    Sony announces limited release for ‘The Interview’

    by CNN / AP on Dec 23, 10:49

      NEW YORK (AP) - Sony Pictures Entertainment has announced a limited theatrical release of “The Interview” beginning Thursday, putting the comedy back into theaters. Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton said Tuesday that Seth Rogen’s North Korea farce “will be in a number of theaters on Christmas Day.” He said Sony also is continuing its efforts […]

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    FBI: North Korean government behind Sony Pictures hack

    by Jake Miller / CBS News on Dec 19, 9:46

    The FBI formally blamed North Korea for the recent cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment in a statement released Friday, saying the bureau “now has enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible for these actions.” The FBI said it based its conclusion, in part, on similarities between “the infrastructure used in this […]

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    Top theater chains cancel ‘The Interview’ showings

    by CNN / AP on Dec 17, 11:49

      NEW YORK  - The top theater chains in North America have dropped “The Interview” after hackers threatened terrorist attacks at theaters showing the comedy, effectively squashing the Christmas Day release of the film. Regal Cinemas, AMC and Cinemark have each pulled the movie. In a statement, Regal said it was delaying any showings of “The […]

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    Anchorage wins $25,000 concert grant

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Dec 17, 8:35

    The Anchorage Downtown Partnership’s Live After Five summer concert series is getting a big financial boost. The organization won the Levitt AMP Grant Award, which is worth $25,000. Anchorage is one of 10 small to mid-sized cities across the country to receive the money. Anchorage Downtown Partnership staff had to put together a proposal highlighting […]

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    Big-budget Hollywood film to be shot primarily in Whittier

    by Lauren Maxwell on Dec 12, 13:42

    The little town of Whittier, Alaska will soon be home to a big-budget Hollywood film. Producers of the movie “Hunter Killer” won’t say the exact size of their budget, but are promising it will exceed any movies previously shot in Alaska. According to the movie website IMDB, the movie will be directed by Martin Campbell, […]

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    Steampunk shop fuels fight against teen homelessness

    by Sierra Starks, Hope Miller on Dec 12, 7:54

    There is such a thing as too much of a good thing. For staff at My House, a Wasilla-based nonprofit that helps homeless teens in the Mat-Su Valley, it was donations. They had more clothes than they knew what to do with. Thankfully, 18-year-old Kyra Hoenack had a solution. Involved with My House since she […]