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Blues legend B.B. King dead at age 89

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Anchorage community band says farewell to retiring director with special concert

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Art, straight from the trash

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Craig library wins national award for community contribution

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Fans wait hours for surprise Jack White concert in Anchorage

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    Blues legend B.B. King dead at age 89

    by Associated Press on May 14, 22:07

    Blues legend B.B. King has died in Las Vegas at age 89, his lawyer says. Attorney Brent Bryson tells The Associated Press that King died peacefully in his sleep at 9:40 p.m. PDT Thursday at his home in Las Vegas. The one-time farmhand brought new fans to the blues and influenced a generation of musicians […]

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    Anchorage community band says farewell to retiring director with special concert

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 01, 22:48

    A longtime music conductor is giving a grand finale performance: Neal Haglund is retiring from the Anchorage Community Concert Band after more than two decades. “We are a community band. If you’re a bandsman, if you’re a musician, just being able to play you’ll find that just the energy you get from people that are […]

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    Art, straight from the trash

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on May 01, 10:30

    Some Anchorage elementary students are learning about the power of re-purposing, one milk jug at a time. Photojournalist Emily Landeen takes us to Chinook Elementary School. Watch the video above to learn more.

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    Craig library wins national award for community contribution

    by Associated Press on Apr 21, 12:50

    The Craig public library is among 10 winners of a national award for its contributions to the southeast Alaska town. The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced Tuesday the library is one of the winners of this year’s National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The award will be presented May 18 at a […]

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    Fans wait hours for surprise Jack White concert in Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Apr 20, 8:59

    Updated: Mon. April 20, 2015 at 11 PM Jack White, former White Stripes singer and guitarist, announced on his website Monday morning that he would be playing an acoustic show at UAA’s 910-seat Wendy Williamson Auditorium. This was White’s first performance in Alaska and it came on the tail end of his recent world tour […]

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    Weavers & Spinners Guild to present fashion show-and-tell of Alaskan stories

    by Sierra Starks on Apr 16, 21:49

    When Laurene Stout found out her daughter was pregnant with what was to be her first grandchild, she was inspired by the good news to make something. Stout, a longtime knitter, says her first thought wasn’t to start by just picking yarn from what she calls her ”stash.” “Something special needed to be made,” she noted — […]

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    ‘Raise Your Voice’: Teens use media to promote driving safety to peers

    by Shannon Kemp on Apr 15, 18:00

    High school students from across Alaska came together Wednesday to promote a single message: driving safety. As part of the 2015 Raise Your Voice campaign, teams from schools around Alaska created 30-second public safety announcements based on five safe driving categories: Alaska’s graduated driver’s license, drinking and driving, seat belt use, distracted driving and Alaska’s zero tolerance […]

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    Alaska artist Rie Muñoz dies at 93

    by Elizabeth Raines on Apr 07, 17:07

    Rie Muñoz left her mark on the state of Alaska, one brushstroke at a time. Muñoz, who passed away Monday night in Juneau, captured Alaskans at work and play, pulling inspiration from the people themselves. Her paintings have been displayed in museums and art galleries statewide, offering a colorful perspective on the daily lives of the state’s […]

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    In Anchorage, pop-up studio brings art to you

    by Heather Hintze on Mar 30, 19:27

    It’s a night out with cocktails and canvas. On a recent weekday night, SubZero Bistro and Microlounge was full of pop-up painters. “We are painting wine glasses, which is really appropriate, we’re at SubZero,” explained Larissa Villar Aaberg. “They have a still life on their table, so they can paint from a picture or the […]

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    Photographer documents special bond between Anchorage seniors and their pets

    by John Thain on Mar 24, 23:36

    Dogs, cats and other pets — they’re often part of the family. At the Centennial Village senior apartment community in Anchorage, one photographer is documenting the special — and in some cases, lifesaving — relationships between man and beast.  

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    Portland dance group hosts high school workshop ahead of weekend performances

    by Hope Miller on Mar 24, 17:24

    Dozens of high school dancers crowded into a studio at West Anchorage High School Tuesday for a workshop hosted by BodyVox, a Portland-based contemporary dance company that will perform in Anchorage this weekend. It started out like a typical dance class. Led by BodyVox’s Josh Murry, dancers of varying levels leaped, turned and sashayed across […]

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    Producer: ‘Hunter Killer’ not dead, just postponed

    by Lauren Maxwell on Mar 06, 11:07

    The producer of a major motion picture that was supposed to film in Whittier this spring said the movie project isn’t dead it’s just been postponed. Scott Lumpkin is executive producer for the film “Hunter Killer,” a U.S.-Russian spy thriller featuring submarines. Lumpkin confirmed the movie will be shooting heavily outside the state, but he […]

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    New exhibit at Anchorage Museum aims to spark creativity

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Mar 06, 9:25

    Staff with the Anchorage Museum’s Spark!Lab use a hands-off approach to encourage hands-on learning for kids. It’s one of just a few labs outside the original at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

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    High fashion meets Fur Rondy at Anchorage bar

    by Sierra Starks on Mar 01, 23:26

    There may be no sled dog races at this year’s Fur Rendezvous, but festival-goers can still see a few huskies at the Killjoy Tasting Room. Located in downtown Anchorage, near the intersection of Fourth Avenue and D Street, the fondue and wine bar is celebrating its first anniversary in the muni. And in that time, […]

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    Fur Rondy kicks off in downtown Anchorage

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Feb 27, 18:35

    Friday marks the official start of the 80th annual Fur Rendezvous Festival in downtown Anchorage. The 10-day-long festival includes annual favorites, such as the snow sculpture competition, outhouse race and the Running of the Reindeer. The warm winter and lack of snow led to the cancellation of the Fur Rondy World Championship sled dog races this […]

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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, […]