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Film festival kicks off with premier of last movie shot under tax incentive program

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Pence sees 'Hamilton;' cast member says nation is anxious

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'100Stone' project finds new home at APU

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After 45 years, downtown gallery Artique will close its doors

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'100 Stone Project' sculptures return for new exhibit

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    Film festival kicks off with premier of last movie shot under tax incentive program

    by Bonney Bowman on Dec 03, 17:39

    The Anchorage International Film Festival kicked off Friday night, with the premier of a movie shot right here in our home state. “Sugar Mountain” was the last film made under the tax incentive program, which the state ended due to budget issues. “Sugar Mountain” was shot in Seward, and featured the town and its people. […]

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    Pence sees ‘Hamilton;’ cast member says nation is anxious

    by Associated Press on Nov 20, 13:14

    NEW YORK — Vice President-elect Mike Pence is the latest high-profile person to attend the Broadway hit “Hamilton,” but the first to get a sharp message from a cast member from the stage. Actor Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr, the nation’s third vice president, had this message Friday for Pence after the curtain […]

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    ‘100Stone’ project finds new home at APU

    by Lauren Maxwell on Nov 04, 21:47

    A well-known Anchorage art project has been installed in a new location, but the message is the same — to recognize people are suffering and not to isolate them in their pain. Thousands of people went to see the statues created by artist Sarah Davies for her, “100Stone” project when they were at Point Woronzof […]

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    After 45 years, downtown gallery Artique will close its doors

    by Heather Hintze on Nov 04, 18:09

    Owning an art gallery was a beautiful way for Tennys Owens to make a living. “I call it soul food. It just makes you feel good. It brings you up, perks you up, enlightens your life,” she said. That’s why she dedicated 45 years of her life to supporting artists around the state. Owens started […]

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    ‘100 Stone Project’ sculptures return for new exhibit

    by Rachel D'Oro / AP on Nov 02, 13:43

    Creators of a public art installation damaged by tides and high winds at a beach in Alaska’s largest city have returned with 43 surviving statues that have been restored. This time, the sculptures are scattered in front of two buildings at Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage for a two-month exhibit that officially opens Friday. Sarah […]

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    Politics of the past explored in ‘The Ticket’

    by Rhonda McBride on Oct 07, 22:29

    This is the last weekend to see “The Ticket” at Cyrano’s playhouse in downtown Anchorage. There are only two characters on the stage: two former Republican governors, Walter “Wally” Hickel and Jay Hammond — political adversaries who became friends later in life, although they were philosophically polar opposites.  Although both men are now gone, their […]

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    Alaska artist decides to ‘live’ in new exhibit

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 07, 19:49

    Alaska artist Allison Warden has taken over the fourth floor of the Anchorage Museum with an exhibit entitled “The Place of the Future-Ancient,” or “Unipkaagusiksuguvik” in her native Inupiaq language. Warden is a performance artist who grew up in Fairbanks but has roots in Kaktovik. She said the installation is her vision of an Inupiaq ceremonial […]

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    All 8 Harry Potter films returning to theaters in IMAX

    by KTVA / AP on Oct 03, 14:24

    The entire Harry Potter series is set to return to the big screen later this month. Warner Bros. says all eight Harry Potter films will screen in IMAX theaters for a one-week run beginning Oct. 13. It will mark the first-time that the first two films in the series, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” […]

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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 […]